18-21 July 2024 – Space to Be for Previous Participants

9-12 October 2024

27-30 March 2025 – Space to Be for Carers

8-11 May 2025

9-12 October 2025

Join Ros Tennyson, experienced trainer and facilitator, for an open retreat where a flexible programme is co-created by the group. Open to anyone who is looking for some quiet but purposeful time in beautiful surroundings as part of a small group. Contact us for accommodation options and prices.

“An inspirational opportunity to retreat and meet personal goals – Trigonos and Space to Be are an ideal combination providing complementary nourishment”

Space to Be, May 2024

“Thank-you so much for a really wonderful time on Space to Be. I found it incredibly nourishing in many, many different ways – the food, the company, the silence, the lake, the beauty of the surrounding nature, the flower garden, Trigonos itself, the poetry, music, creativity, connection, space, meditation, silence etc. etc.”

Space to Be, 2023

“One of the things I liked about what you offer is that it is more accessible and less intimidating than a retreat. There are already so many different retreats on offer around the country, but I have never come across anything quite like Space to Be before.”

Space to Be, 2023



With a choice of a Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter retreat, Space to Be is an opportunity for you to step back from your daily life, breathe more deeply, and enjoy some silence in order to enhance your sense of well-being. Completely non-denominational, the retreat is designed for you to make it your own whether your focus is on physical and mental health; relationship to the natural world; reflecting on your life’s journey or simply taking an opportunity to let go and see what happens.

Possible activities include

  • Sharing stories and experiences
  • Personal reflection, journaling, and mapping
  • Writing, drawing, and painting
  • Reading and listening to music
  • Exploring nature and the senses

Each day starts with a meeting where the group agrees a plan for what they would like to do together and what they would like to do alone. The day will end with a gathering to share reflections. Facilitation will be ‘light-touch’ and all activities are entirely optional.

Past participants report that Space to Be enables them to

  • Relax and recharge by ‘time off’ from their day-to-day life
  • Become more present by quietening their busy minds
  • Deepen awareness through personal reflection
  • Express themselves creatively through words and pictures
  • Develop a sense of community by connecting with others


Visit www.spacetobe.info for more information!



A selection of resources will be available during the retreat including: 

  • Art materials including paper, charcoal, acrylic paints, water-based crayons, paintbrushes, and felt-tip pens
  • Books on topics such as meditation, mindfulness, poetry, wellbeing, rewilding, storytelling and more
  • CDs suiting a range of musical tastes
  • Maps and guidebooks of the local area
  • Notebooks to capture reflections, thoughts, and ideas
  • Quotes and images to challenge and inspire
  • Cushions and bolsters for quiet times sitting or lying down 

You are welcome to bring your own resources such as art and craft materials, books, musical instruments, meditation stools, yoga mats, and walking gear.



Ros Tennyson, a founder, and former director of Trigonos, Ros has also worked for over thirty years as a professional facilitator, trainer and thought leader in promoting collaboration and partnerships for sustainable development in many different parts of the world. She has written several books and manuals on this subject and has, more recently, taken up creative writing. She has a strong commitment to enabling individuals to find their place within a group. Please visit www.rostennyson.info for more information.



Prices are per person per event. A deposit of £100 is required to secure your place within two weeks of booking. As Ros donates her time free of charge, a voluntary donation to Trigonos on her behalf can be made before, during or after the retreat. 

Participant Prices

Includes accommodation and all-inclusive catering.

£510 Private double ensuite

£480 Private single ensuite

£390 Private single non-ensuite

£390 Shared double ensuite

£390 Shared twin ensuite

£345 Shared twin non-ensuite



Space to Be is limited to no more than seven participants, so book early to avoid disappointment! To make a booking click here… 

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Food laid out on a table at Trigonos