‘Allowing Space’ Residential Retreat

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd June 2018
Park Place Pastoral Centre, Fareham, Hampshire PO17 5HA

The event:

Escape the ‘busy-ness’ of everyday life modern life and allow yourself the space to simply ‘be’.  This wonderful weekend of yoga, mindfulness and walking will awaken your innate resources and give you the space, in every sense, to restore your human potential.

The venue:

The Retreat takes place at the glorious and peaceful Park Place, a fine old Georgian house close to the Hampshire village of Wickham.  The Franciscan Nuns from India who run the venue provide a warm welcome and make it a very special place for a residential retreat.

The 18th Century elegance of Park Place Manor House is complemented by its tranquil and beautiful grounds.  With over 18 acres of land with gardens, woodland, meadows and walks,  Park Place certainly gives us a wealth of space to breathe, relax and ‘be’. Park place retreat nature The gardens are laid out with comfortable benches in order to appreciate the peace and beauty – offering space to notice nature, to listen to the song of birds and to unwind from the busy and stressful demands of everyday life.

Within the grounds lies a four hundred year old Lebanon Cedar tree, surrounded by a quiet, enclosed garden – and a dedicated Meditation Walk provides another space for peace and stillness.  For those who wish to be more adventurous, it is possible to take a self-guided walk through the neighbouring meadows and the lovely Wickham Village.

The idyllic rural English setting of Park Place makes it a perfect spot to join in with any of the retreat sessions – or to simply allow space just for you, to relax and rebalance.


Nourishment is provided though fresh, wholesome vegetarian food – home cooked from the highest quality local ingredients.  The retreat is fully catered.  Breakfast is continental-style and we are delighted to inform you that the menu is Indian style for lunch and supper.  Western style menus and special dietary requirements can be catered for on request – please let us know at the time of booking if you require this.


Rooms at Park Place are simple, comfortable and clean.   Single and twin-bedded rooms are available – all of which are en suite.  Rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and the cost of the retreat is dependent on the type of accommodation selected.


The Retreat runs from Friday 1st June, arriving 430pm, to Sunday 4th June, departing at 3pm.  It includes the cost of all retreat sessions, accommodation in en suite room and all meals – from supper on Friday 1st to lunch on Sunday 3rd.  It also includes the use of free wifi and there is complimentary parking with space for over 200 cars.

All-inclusive retreat price, per person:  single room £295, shared twin room:  £270

How to book:

Contact either of us to book your place:

Jules: jules@benaturally.co.uk 07903 839 292
Jayne: jayne@benaturally.co.uk 07824 352 962

Please make sure you have read, understood and accepted our Terms and Conditions, prior to making your booking.


The entrance to Park Place may be found ¼ mile north of Wickham village on the A334 Wickham to Botley Road.


Park Place Centre
PO17 5HA

Ample parking space is available free on site – however please consider car sharing or travelling by public transport.