Women's Retreats

Swap distractions for stillness, reconnect and nourish your feminine soul.

One-to-one coaching, writing and healing retreats in beautiful Scotland

"What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open."  Muriel Rukeyser (poet)


A peaceful space to completely escape, relax and reconnect.

I run all personal retreats from my home by the sea in the heart of historic South Queensferry, Scotland. This is a place that can really work some inner magic and make your soul sing. We work deeply on a one-to-one basis exploring where you feel stuck and making a shift to more positive and conscious choices. 

You will have your own beautiful double room and orthopedic bed with a private shower and toilet, delicious vegetarian food, opportunity to sit in the community walled garden, go for long walks by the sea or curl up in the reading room with a good book and the affection of my two rescue cats, Archie and Macy.

Yoga classes and massage therapies are also available from local therapists.

If you are a writer, this is a beautiful space for inspiration. A relaxed mind is a creative mind. You can stay for longer retreats if you have a piece of work you want to concentrate on. Get in touch and we can chat about what you need.

If you are here between April and October, you can opt to take a boat trip to stunning Inchcolm Island affectionately known as 'Iona of the East.' There is easy access to Edinburgh by train (20 mins) or by bus (45 mins) if you want to wander into the city and take a look at the many historic sites and galleries. Edinburgh airport is only 15 mins away by car.

"Juliette knew exactly where to focus to help me identify and break through deeply rooted patterns of thoughts and behaviour that were limiting my ability to grow not only professionally but also as an artist. As a result, I was able to build a firm foundation of confidence and self-awareness and the daily practices that she helped me to put in place will continue to nourish me personally and creatively for years to come. Without a doubt, the life that is in front of me now would not exist had I not had the opportunity to work with her. I can’t recommend Juliette enough!" Kerri Brown, Engineering Manager, ITV


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Why come on a personal retreat

You may be at a cross-roads with important decisions to make or find yourself worn out trying to juggle the demands of life and in need of a private space to reflect and recharge. Your own personal one-to-one retreat allows you to step out of all the demands on your time and energy, slow down and listen to the true needs of your body, mind and soul. Our work together will bring emotional breakthrough and psychological insight.

"I count myself incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Juliette. Experienced incredible growth during our time together. Juliette coached me to a place of empathy so the growth and healing I experienced came from a positive place. She also taught me the tools I would need to continue growing and self-improve. I cannot thank Juliette enough." Jude Kington-Duong, Scrum Master, Rolls Royce

How I work

Spiritual empowerment for women is a deeply felt calling. My rocky path from the male dominated world of chemical engineering and working-class tenements of Glasgow to coach, speaker and poet has been complex yet uniquely soul-making. As a father's daughter, I understand only too well how patriarchy cripples both men and women, and how these out-dated power complexes can be healed to create a more balanced way of being. 

Redeeming the divine feminine has been a life-long journey. Much of my poetry gives voice to grounding and releasing the feminine and you can read some of my poems here

With over 20 years of professional coaching experience and personal inner work, my intuitive and empathic approach is a unique blend of depth psychology, science and spirituality. There is an emphasis on symbolism, shadow work, dreams, energy psychology, journaling and meditation throughout my work.

I have strong insight and get straight to the heart of an issue. Expect me to dig deep and hold you accountable to becoming the very best in yourself in a way that is both compassionate and challenging. 

You can read more about me and how I work on my About page.

Option 1: All inclusive personal retreat Investment: £1,575

Your three night retreat includes:

Option 2: Refilling the creative well Investment: £525

If you have a creative writing project that you want to concentrate on or need space to refresh your writing well, this is a great way to focus in a beautiful and peaceful setting.  Your personal coaching session focuses on developing your creativity to the next level that's right for you.

Your two night retreat includes:

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby for lunch and dinner.

If you want to stay for longer, or just to come here to write,  give me a call and we can chat about what you need.

How do I book?

If this feels a good fit for you, then let's have a chat to discuss what's going on in your life. Our discovery call will explore why the retreat is of interest to you and what you hope to get out of it. You will also have the opportunity to ask me any questions.

We'll then book in dates and I will send you an agreement and joining information.

To get started, email or give me a call on +44(0)7740 416 891

Typical Itinerary The following itinerary is an example and by no means concrete. Your weekend is designed around your needs.


I have built in lots of time for reflection. You could opt for a lovely massage or silent walks in the afternoon by the sea through Dalmeny estate or a boat trip to Inchcolm Island. These quiet spaces are an important part of the retreat to reconnect with yourself and create the conditions for insights to arise.


14.00 (onwards) Arrive and settle in
15:00 Orientation with afternoon tea
16.00 Personal time
18.00 Vegetarian dinner
20.00 Coaching, dreamwork preparation
21.00 Silence / Meditation (optional)

07.30 Silence / Meditation or personal yoga practice (optional)
08.30 Breakfast 
10.00 Pilgrim walk (reflection / journaling)
13.00 Lunch - soup, bread and salad (or packed lunch for Inchcolm Island, pre-booked and paid seperately)
14.00 Silence / Personal time - including optional massage treatments (pre-booked and paid seperately)
15.30 Coaching, energy healing
17.30 Silence / Personal time
19.00 Vegetarian dinner
21.00 Silence / Meditation (optional)

07.30 Silence / Meditation or personal yoga practice (optional)
08.30 Breakfast 
10.00 Coaching, dreamwork, journaling
11.30 Silence / Personal time
13.30 Lunch - soup, bread and salad
15.30 Commitments, personal plan 
17.00 Silence / Personal time
18.30 Vegetarian dinner
21.00 Silence / Meditation (optional)


07.30 Silence / Meditation or personal yoga practice (optional)
08.30 Breakfast 
10.00 Depart

Please advise of any special dietary requirements prior to your weekend and if your special request is a medical condition, a dietary choice or simply a dislike. I cannot guarantee that my kitchen or food is free from traces of any allergens.

Smoking is not allowed - including vapour cigarettes - in any area of my home. Candles, incense etc are not permitted to be lit in the bedroom.

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