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Life-Balancing Retreat June 29th-30th July 1st 2018

Walk Your Talk Weekender Retreat UK

Restore balance, harmony, and nourish yourself with this life-balancing Walk Your Talk Meditation Retreat,
set in the heart of Cornwall.


Why choose a Walk Your Talk Weekender Retreat?

The Walk your Talk Weekender is a life balancing retreat and combines the alchemical highlights from both our Walk your Talk Classic, and our Creatively Conscious retreat programmes. It’s a cleverly structured, multi-disciplinary programme to enable self-examination, self-expression and change, in a safe and supportive environment.

If life has lost the sparkle or your dreams have been put on hold, or you just want to create some time to listen to your inner guide, the playful process of the Walk Your Talk Weekender Retreat will put a smile on your face and put you back on track with youthful vigour.

Return home feeling relaxed, valued and joyful, fully prepared to create the life you love.


If you are feeling in need of relaxation, creative inspiration and would benefit from some ‘me’ time, do join us in Cornwall for nourishment, balance and harmony.

The Life-Balancing Weekender Retreat at a glance



What will I be doing on the Life-Balancing Retreat?

Relax into life

Let go of your tension, work through your fears and spend some time nurturing yourself.

Create the life you love

Unleash your creative voice, refocus on how to play and direct your energy to create the life you love.

Celebrate Life

Fill your heart with gratitude, connect with your power, appreciate your potential, and share your gifts

Delve into the usual Walk your Talk alchemical palate of Mask Work | Relaxation
Techniques | Mindfulness | Vipassana Meditation | Shamanic Journey Meditation |
Laughter Yoga | Creative play | Energy work | Qi gong | Yoga | Yoga Nidra |
Dramatherapy | Soul work | Ritual | Ceremony and much more…

Practical Information


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The outline of the weekend – timings may vary

Friday 29th June:

Arrival from onwards so plenty of time to settle into your rooms and take in the beautiful surroundings.
6pm:              Group gathering and meditation
7.30pm:        Dinner and relax

Saturday 30th June:

8.30am:        Breakfast
10am:           The Walk your Talk Experience
1pm:              Lunch
2-3.30pm:   The Walk your Talk Experience
6.30pm:        Dinner
8pm-10pm: Fire Ceremony

Sunday 1st July:

8.30am:         Breakfast
10am:             The Walk your Talk Experience
1.30pm:         Lunch/Celebration tea party
3pm               Departure


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Rosehip Barn

A special place made with love to gather, create & share.

I am delighted to be coming home to my roots and holding the UK Walk your Talk Weekender in the heart of beloved Cornwall. The Walk your Talk Retreats are all about experiencing the magic of life – and Cornwall certainly offers this. So, when I was looking for somewhere special to run the retreat, as if by magic- Rosehip Barn appeared. Besides it’s freshly renovated interior and beautiful setting, its selling point for me is that its ‘a labour of love’.

RoseHip Barn has been in the same family since 1703 occupying the heart of Trefranck Farm, before this it was believed to have been a stop over place for pilgrims on their route to St Clether Holy Well. Set amid peaceful countryside with views over Bodmin Moor RoseHip Barn is an inspiring place to relax and rejuvenate, and is well located for exploring the stunning coast and moorland Cornwall has to offer.

Gemma Kempthorne who founded ‘RoseHip Barn’ as a venue teaches regular Yoga classes at the space and is always delighted to share the barn with others. She is particularly excited about the WYT weekender in June 2016 and looks forward to meeting everyone for fun, rejuvenation and the infamous Cornish cream tea!

A Pilgrim’s rest in the heart of the Cornish Countryside

food at the retreat


All of the food is included in the price of the retreat and is a delicious array of homemade goodies.

Example menu


Fresh fruit, selection of cereals, muesli, pastries/croissants, toast, fruit juice and freshly brewed coffee, tea


Homemade soup and roll or quiche and salad with slice of cake or fruit for dessert.


Wholesome homemade evening meal with meat and vegetarian options, 2 courses main and dessert served with a glass of wine or juice.

How to get to Rosehip Barn at Trefrank Farm?

From the A30 take the Kennards House junction on to the A395 signposted Camelford/Bude. Continue along this road for approximately 8 miles, ignore the first sign for St Clether (even if Sat Nav tells you to take it!).

Continue on the A395 passing Moorview Garage and some windmills, when you see a parking lay-by on your right slow down and indicate left, take sharp left turn onto a country lane signposted St Clether.

Drive down this road for 1 mile until you reach RoseHip Barn – a large stone barn with balconies. Rosehip Barn is part of Trefrank Farm. Parking is directly opposite.

What’s included in the price?

All food and drink, teas and coffees

( 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners)

The Walk your Talk Retreat program:

The fully integrated practical program including: Qi Gong, Meditation, creative opportunities & discussions, Shamanic Journey, Yoga Nidra. Plus the fire ceremony and many opportunities for you to explore, listen to, and nurture yourself.

What’s not included?

Your travel
Your accommodation: Accommodation can be booked directly through Gemma at Rosehip Barn. Please call her on 07813 111198 or email gemma

Booking your retreat

We have carefully considered the organisation of the Walk your Talk Weekender Retreat to give you the best possible deal and make it accessible for all.

All food and the retreat course is included in the price. Accommodation is not.

A non-refundable deposit of only £75 paid at time of booking will secure your spot.

Early Bird discount£225
Loyalty Love discount£215
Book your space and pay in full before January 31st 2018 to benefit from the Early Bird & Loyalty Love discount prices. A deposit of £75 paid at time of booking will secure your spot. If you have been to one of our retreats before you qualify for the Loyalty Love discount.

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Choice of accommodation

Accommodation for the Walk Your Talk Weekender at RoseHip Barn has been carefully selected by Gemma based on quality and proximity to the venue. Some of the accommodation is available on site, other accommodation will be at a nearby guest house and hotel. This provides a wide price range and choice of accommodation to choose from. However rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis so to avoid disappointment please book your accommodation at the same time as you book your retreat.

Booking your accommodation

Accommodation for the Walk Your Talk weekender can be booked directly through Gemma at Rosehip Barn. Please call her on 07813 111198 or email gemma
If you wish to make a real holiday of your retreat it may be possible to extend your stay for up to a week, if this is something you are interested in please ask Gemma for a special discounted WYT weekly rate.
Please be aware that Cornwall is a popular wedding and holiday destination in the summer season and accommodation cannot be secured until a 50% deposit has been received. The remaining balance will be payable a week prior to the retreat via bank transfer to: Gemma Kempthorne T/A RoseHip Barn

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Retreat Brochure

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For more information on accommodation and to see the available choices and pricing download the brochure here, or contact Gemma directly.

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Vanessa Tucker

Vanessa is an experienced teacher, healer, and Creative facilitator. She has written and created both the Alchemy for life and the Creatively Conscious retreat programmes and is director and co- founder of Walk your Talk Retreats, which has become a launch-pad to loving your life and yourself. Vanessa has distilled practical principles from her experiences and combines ancient spiritual practices with cutting edge psychological techniques to enable us to dismantle the illusions of life and live fearlessly from our hearts. Read Vanessa’s story of transformation here.
She will be your guide through the core of the Walk your Talk programmes.
Qualifications & Experience: Reiki Master, Shamanic Practitioner, Crystal Healer, Educator & Performing Arts Teacher, NLP Practitioner, Hypnotherapist.
More about Vanessa on the About us page here.

Mano Guillemot

Mano is co-founder of Walk Your Talk Retreats with Vanessa. He is an experienced Chi Gong facilitator and will guide you through gentle exercises to strengthen your body and mind, in the practice of the Chinese Healing Arts of Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan.
He realised the powerful influence of regularly connecting with Qi energy after staying healthy with a long chronic illness.
Qualifications & Experience: Crystal healing, Cheng Man-Ch’ing Yang Tai Chi Chuan, Hua Gong, Qi Gong.
More about Mano on the About us page here.



Vanessa has such a wonderful energy that appears to be endless! I really enjoyed her capacity to hold the process of the group. I also appreciated being able to do things in my own way and not feel pressured into doing anything I didn’t want to. Thank you I have lots of food for thought. Lynn.



The Life-balancing retreat was totally inspiring, thought provoking and immersive. Vanessa is an expert in her field and her energy, enthusiasm and empathy make the weekend an amazing experience. Sarah.



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Book the Life-Balancing Retreat

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JUNE 2018
Walk your Talk Weekender
UK Retreat

Date: 29th June to 1st July 2018

Location: St Clether, Cornwall

Venue: RoseHip Barn

Cost: £245 / early bird £225

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