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Feminine Awakening

Women's Retreats in the 

Beautiful Peak District

'The Barn'

'The Barn'

Lathkill Dale Waterfall

Lathkill Dale Waterfall

Women's circle

Women's circle

Monsal Head

Monsal Head

Beautiful Derbyshire countryside

Beautiful Derbyshire countryside

Flow Class

Flow Class



dale end farm

dale end farm

dep into the earth

dep into the earth

Shakti circle space

Shakti circle space

Infamous cake

Infamous cake


Weekend Dates

-May 10th -13th

-November 1st-4th

20209 dates TBC -

May, August, November (get in touch to register your interest to secure first refusal)

Goddesses unite! It’s time to liberate your inner shakti – your innate feminine power.

Give yourself the gift of this time in nature to restore balance and vitality.

More than just a Yoga retreat – a space to move your focus inward to connect joyfully with nature and your naturally arising feminine wisdom.

Come away from the busyness of life and allow your heart, mind and body to align and refocus on what’s important.

Nourish your soul – come home to yourself


Suitable for women at all life stages*. No experience necessary – this is about your inward journey.

Come join the sisterhood

*  unfortunately not suitable if pregnant

Your Weekend Home

Your retreat is in the rural parish of Gratton, in the beautiful Peak District. We will be staying in 2 of the only farmhouses in the village that enjoy unspoilt countryside. Perfectly located for outdoor Yoga practice,  walking, cycling, wild swimming and waterfalls! We’ll be embracing every opportunity to be outside.

Click on the accommodation images below to see the beautiful accommodation.

Your Experience

  • Shiva Shakti Flow = (Vinyasa Flow Yoga embracing both our strong masculine energy (shiva) and our softer feminine energy (Shakti) and some of the practicies of womb yoga

  • Guided meditations and pranayama breathing, connecting the heart with the wombspace

  • Shakti circles – women’s circles – a safe space to be heard, let go and feel held

  • Mudras/ sacred gestures for welcoming in your Shakti – your feminine energy

  • Mizan Therapy – guided self-massage (external womb and abdominal massage)

  • Kirtan –music and mantra chanting

  • Cyclical wisdom and charting

  • Opportunity to receive the 'Rite of the Womb'

  • Herb walk with a qualified herbalist

  • Waterfall visit and wild swimming (weather permitting)

  • Fire ceremony

Over this long weekend, set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District, we will embrace every opportunity to be outside. You will learn to connect joyfully with your wombspace, your inner wisdom. A beautiful life skill to take with you on your journey through life and a truly beautiful  energetic experience to share with like-minded women.

An idea of a day on retreat:

  • 8am - Morning meditation, Yoga and Shakti circle

  • 10:30am - Self-service breakfast in your accommodation (provided)

  • Optional daytime activity - nature walk/ waterfall/ wild swimming/ Mizan Therapy/ Rite of the Womb/ free time

  • 5pm –Evening Yoga/ meditation/ Shakti circle/ kirtan – music and mantra chanting

  • 8pm –dine together in ‘The Barn’

Your Food

I will supply your cottages with healthy breakfast selections. All dietary preferences can be catered for.

For dinner I will ask you each to bring a small, simple dish to share on one of the evenings. This goes beyond trying to keep down costs; it also supports the lovely community ethos that we create over the weekend.

Your Host and Her Teachings

Liz Bortoli - Host Teacher.jpg

Hi, my name is Liz. I bring together for you my passion of Vinyasa Flow Yoga combined with Womb Yoga and the wonderful teachings of Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. Womb Yoga is a softer, more feminine approach to Yoga, honouring and respecting our lunar and life cycles in our practice.  I combine this with the stronger aspects of Vinyasa Flow Yoga to give you the ‘Shiva/ Shakti’ Yoga experience.

I am also a Mizan - womb and abdominal massage – Therapist. What brings me so much joy is having the opportunity to share this wonderful skill with you women so that you can massage yourself and have a better connection with your wombspace – a skill that is somewhat lost in our society.


I am passionate about music and love the meditative effects that chanting and singing mantras can bring. Whether you wish to share your voice or simply listen, I’m sure you’ll find it to be a beautifully unifying and bonding experience to share with your ‘sisters’.

I live locally and have a genuine passion for the Derbyshire countryside. I really believe that the more we connect with nature, the more profound a connection we have with ourselves. So we’ll be taking every opportunity to be outdoors – toes in the grass, connecting with Mother Earth.

I am so excited to welcome you and your Shakti into our circle.


Your Investment

£220 - £320*

Depending on your room preference and comfort needs:

  • Shared double and shared bathroom

  • Shared double en suite

  • Shared king en suite

  • Shared twin room (own bed)

  • Shared twin en suite (own bed)

  • Single bed en suite (July only)

*Single occupancy can also be discussed 


Please discuss your preferences at the time of booking - subject to availability

I want to Join You - How do I book?


A (non-refundable) deposit of £100 is required to reserve your space. The remaining balance is due 8 weeks before the event. If, for any reason, you need to cancel your place, you are welcome to transfer your booking to someone else.


Final word…. I endeavour to keep down the costs of my retreats and like to think they are good value for money. If you really want to join us but financial restraints are standing in your way, please get in touch and we can see if we’re able to set up some kind of payment plan.  Always happy to discuss with anyone that wants to be part of the experience.



Nurturing, empowering, joyful, safe, welcoming, loving, caring, nurturing, spiritual, energizing, relaxing, educational, wholesome and inspiring.

What I enjoyed most was the freedom and encouragement to be oneself.

Liz leads from the heart with passion. Bringing together a group of strangers is challenging yet we were all made to feel relaxed, safe and free to express ourselves. We left as friends having had an enlightening session with much love and laughter shared, along with amazing cake and teas! Highly recommend and am looking forward to the next one.

Liz is such an inspirational human being!! She is an excellent therapist, holds fantastic workshops and really does make a difference to the lives of those she’s touched. Thank you for everything Liz.

Liz is a true, rare and beautiful being. I feel instantly welcome in her presence and she emits only the most benevolent energies. Through her own spiritual practice and development, she invites you to carve your own path, discover latent energies within yourself. I will always be grateful to the universe for bringing Liz into my life.

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