‘Yazzie has the most unflinchingly positive attitude of anyone I know. Time with her leaves you feeling inspired to give anything a go. She makes you feel good about yourself and seems to genuinely care about helping you achieve your goals. I'm going to treat myself to a Wilderness Fit every year!’  - Pennie Latin Stuart

A grounding yet lively retreat based around simplistic outdoor living. With a magical woodland camp set up on the land of ‘Isle of Skye mussel farm’ owners who live on the Sleat Peninsula.

This retreat completely connects you to nature. Isle of Skye retreat is about creativity and resourcefulness with a beautiful balance of sea and mountain adventure. You will have the opportunity to join a specialist expressive art workshop during the retreat.
There will also be the core team offering their expertise and included is a mountain day up one of Skye’s magical peaks.

I like to think of this retreat much like a ceilidh- A whirlwind of fun!

3 day Retreat

Date: May 31st - June 3rd 2024
Time: Friday Morning - Monday Morning
Available Places: 6
Price: £850 Per Person
Booking: Contact us to book your place with a 50% non-refundable deposit.

Event Details:

This retreat is for you if you want to awaken all your senses. You will learn about the sea, express yourself, challenge yourself and connect to the majestic and mighty landscape on Skye.

Introducing Jude and Andy: Isle of Skye Mussels

Jude and Andy both own Isle of Skye mussel farm. We will be staying on their land for the duration of the retreat, so there will be plenty of time to chat to the knowledgeable pair. Andy was a safari guide in Africa for many years and then lead overland expedition's in South America. Jude is a marine biologist with a Masters in Aquaculture and a PHD in fisheries. She has worked as a researcher in Antarctica and South Georgia, in commercial fisheries in the Falklands, in marine diversity in St Helena, in tilapia farming in Kenya and has set up a marine consultancy business.

One of the activities on this retreat includes a sea day with Jude and Andy where we will learn about their mussel farm and have the opportunity to harvest some of their mussels to enjoy on the beach. We will learn about different species on the shoreline and forage some goods to cook up back at camp.

Introducing our drop in expert: Ellis O'Connor

‘I have a deep passion for engaging people with their inner expression and finding various ways to nurture creativity, play and mindfulness through art.’

Ellis is a full time self-employed artist living on Skye. She also runs art workshops with different communities around the world. You will have the opportunity to join a specialist expressive art workshop during the retreat.


Accommodation, food and all activities are included in the cost. 

Activities include:

Guided walk to ancient woodland for a creative fitness session in the forest
Private hill loch swims
Beach Fires
Outdoor yoga on the beach or in the forest
Guided mountain day on one of Skye’s majestic peaks with wild and remote swim
Sea day guided by Jude, learning about the marine environment, harvesting and cooking fresh mussels, snorkelling and foraging goods to cook with
Expressive art workshop with incredible artist Ellis O Connor
Creative fermentation workshops
Basket weaving

Please note that alcohol (feel free to bring your own bottle) is not included in the cost.


This retreat is a forest camp set-up with access to a hot shower and toilet.

There will be a beautiful Bell- tent set up in the forest, ready for your arrival, with 3 guest Bell Tents decked out that sleep 2 people each.

Wake up to the sound of a flowing river as you smell fresh coffee brewing, which will be brought to your Bell tent as you rise. Enjoy a unique forest dining experience throughout the weekend or beach cook-ups. If the sun doesn’t shine all weekend, we have a natural shelter within our private woodland and a robust dry tent and tarps.

Food and Drink

All food will be provided over the retreat. I will be doing all the catering which will include warming hearty breakfast, packed lunches if we are out or a warm meal if on site and a nutritious dinner. As we are by the sea there will be a big emphasis on seafood and coastal foraging and preservation. All dietary requirements are possible just let me know! Anything that we forage we will eat! I want each retreat to feel totally relaxed so if you enjoy a glass or two of red wine in the evening please feel free to bring some along or a dram as a wee night cap.