An invitation to nurture the soul of your business while resting and nourishing your spirit, too.
Our businesses are living breathing entities which need taking care of just as you do. We’ve specifically designed this exclusive retreat to not only nourish the soul of your business and its possibilities, but to also nourish YOU, the creative visionary, the woman who wears many hats, the brilliant leader behind her business. Come as you are. Get what you need.
Somerset, England, MAY 22-26, 2023
Co-hosted by us – Beth Kempton and Kelly Rae Roberts – this luxurious retreat will be held at one of Europe’s most beautiful retreat centres deep in the English countryside. We invite you to come nourish your connection to your business, rest and restore your spirit, and connect with fellow women entrepreneurs.
COME AS YOU ARE. GET WHAT YOU NEED.
Our days will be a nurturing blend of deep dives into our businesses, space to explore new ideas, tailored mentoring, nature exploration, guided wellness activities, and meaningful conversation. Our meals will be cooked on site by our own private chef, and the entire experience will be a nourishing one.
This trajectory-shifting opportunity will become a marker in time and for your business – there will be the business before, and the business after. It will change the way you think and feel about your business, and the way you treat yourself as a creative business owner.
Hello, soul. Hello, business. Hello, self-care.
This is an intimate small group retreat so we can give you our full attention, which means places are strictly limited. If you want to be there, register now!
This is for you if:
- You are a soul-driven entrepreneur who wants absolute clarity on your business soul mission, who you want to serve, and what innovative services/products you can and should offer them (which may include figuring out what to ditch along the way).
- You want to experience an up-levelling in self-confidence and self-trust when it comes to your business direction, visibility, and how to expand your profits.
- You’re feeling stuck, burnt out, or uninspired by your business. You’re seeking more JOY and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs that will propel you forward for years to come.
- You want to invest in big picture AND laser-focused insight into what’s working, what’s not, and how to take your business to the next level.
- You want answers to the burning questions you have about ANY aspect of your business – from pricing and marketing to managing your time, and so much more.
- You’re ready to release non-stop hustle energy and discover a more sustainable way to grow and flourish without sacrificing your wellbeing.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our days will be a wonderful blend of workshops diving deep into your business as well as ample time to rest, restore, and connect with other soul-driven entrepreneurs. This retreat is all-inclusive, so all you need do is show up with an open mind and an open heart. Hello, ease!
Gorgeous Retreat Centre
Our gathering will take place at an award-winning luxury retreat centre, based around an elegantly restored former farmhouse in Somerset, deep in the English countryside. Home to forty-two acres of ancient woodland and wild meadows, within a 700 acre forest, this beautiful, expansive space is a perfect backdrop for transformation. Originally built as a dairy farm in the 1800s, today it’s a spacious farmhouse retreat in a quiet location away from it all, with a private lake and beautiful woodland paths.
Besides our guided sessions, there will be plenty of unstructured time to enjoy all that this gorgeous property has to offer. There is a range of accommodation available to suit your budget and needs, from the luxurious to the lovely. More info on accommodation below.
Kelly Rae and I will also be available outside of our workshop times for conversations on all things business, life, books, the family juggle, staying true to your heart or whatever you want to explore.
COVID SAFETY AND SECURITY MEASURES: The venue complies with all UK government advisory actions related to COVID including regular cleaning and ventilation, and provision of hand sanitiser. Please note that due to the terms of our contract with the venue, we are unable to offer refunds based on you testing positive for COVID or the enforcement of other travel restrictions which prevent you from attending. Please make sure you take out appropriate travel insurance to cover this eventuality. We ask that all attendees be mindful of the health and wellbeing of all who are attending this retreat. Prior to arriving, attendees will be asked to test to confirm their negative COVID status.
Business Soul Sessions
Kelly Rae and I will co-lead several structured and powerful Business Soul Sessions where you’ll take a deep dive into the soul of your business. Through guided exercises and activities, you’ll do a 360° review of your business, with an intentional focus on reconnecting to its purpose, the people you want to serve, and how you can impact their lives with unique products/services – all while making more profits you can be proud of.
We’ll also explore all the hot topics, like dealing with the self-doubt gremlins, creating a time management system that works for our lives as businesswomen and mothers, self-care strategies to keep burnout at bay, keeping inspiration alive, and so much more.
You will leave the retreat with clarity, confidence, and a plan to grow your business in ways that are meaningful to the life you want to build, not to mention a new circle of trusted fellow entrepreneur friends.
Wellbeing + NourishmenT
As entrepreneurs, we wear so many hats and our lives are full. This retreat has been specifically designed to help you recharge, nourish your spirit, and reconnect with yourself. Taking time to step away from our daily business routines while being surrounded by nature and kindred entrepreneurial spirits is not only a beautiful act of self-care, but it’s an incredibly effective tool for generating new creative ideas for your business.
We invite you to leave behind the pressures of your everyday life and seek refuge and restoration here with us. This retreat includes a host of optional wellness activities including pilates, yoga nidra, meditation, guided journaling, art-making and chair massage. Many of these will take place in the retreat centre’s beautiful yurt, a very special space which has been blessed by the Dalai Lama.
You’ll leave feeling recharged, inspired, and ready to step back into your business life with a renewed vibrancy.
You’ll be fed delicious, locally-sourced food, all expertly prepared by our private chef and designed to boost your brain and nourish your body. Our gorgeous retreat centre has its own working farm where high quality, sustainably sourced, organic food is grown and deeply valued. Fruit and vegetables are grown on the land using techniques that help regenerate the soil and give back the nutrients to the land. This allows retreats guests (you!) to experience food at its finest and most nourishing. Get ready to get pampered with amazing food. If you are interested in growing your own food you are welcome to explore the kitchen garden and talk to the gardeners during your stay.
Time + guidance with me (Beth) and Kelly Rae
Between us, we have created wildly successful online courses and membership sites, written bestselling books, mentored, taught and inspired many thousands of students, licensed art for products worth tens of millions of dollars, won awards, built communities, and so much more.
We’ve done all of this while raising families and changing almost everything about our lives to find balance and a gentle, slow way of living in the middle of all of it all. At this retreat, we will be 100% available to you, ready to share our personal experiences, what’s worked for us, what hasn’t worked for us, and support and guide YOU as you build a business you love and can’t live without.
We’re looking forward to spending this kind of rare quality time with you!!
Belonging + Connection
We know the nature of women is to gather, to nurture, to share, to build things together. And we also know that when women with passion and ideas and open hearts come together, magic happens.
At this retreat, we’ll create a nurturing environment for community to thrive so that you can connect with other women who intimately know and understand what it looks and feels like to run a heart-centred business with all sorts of competing demands. We’re certain that you’ll be surrounded by other women who also value things like community over competition, alignment over hustle, intuition over rigid business formulas.
This extraordinary, intimate retreat will have a maximum of 21 participants. We hope you will be one of them.
Let the magic unfold!
- From the moment you arrive, we will take care of everything, allowing you to truly exhale and feel 100% taken care of.
- 5-day all-inclusive business + wellbeing retreat with Kelly Rae + Beth Kempton. Transformation awaits! (The retreat runs from late Monday afternoon to Friday morning)
- 4 nights’ accommodations at a gorgeous, retreat centre. This luxurious place has been designed to make your stay pure bliss
- Luxury linen and towels as well as handmade organic toiletries in all bathrooms – using only pure essential oils, natural ingredients and infusions.
- Expertly prepared (by our private chef!) plant-based meals + snacks, including 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners. All dietary requirements lovingly handled with care.
- All of the Business Soul Session workshops, activities, and materials
- Casual Q+As and on-the-spot mentoring with Kelly Rae + Beth throughout the retreat
- Optional heart-centred movement and breathwork opportunities, including yoga nidra, pilates, meditation, guided journaling and chair massage
- At least one artmaking session
- Fireside chats
- Many special, curated surprises
- Opening/closing ceremonies
- Ample downtime to rest and restore
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Airfare and transportation to/from our retreat centre
- Travel insurance (always recommended)
Please note: The site is generally alcohol-free although we will be providing drinks on a couple of special occasions.
This award-winning venue is luxurious and peaceful all at once. The idyllic views and setting set the stage for tranquillity and transformation. With a strong commitment toward sustainability, the gorgeous interiors were made from reclaimed materials produced locally by craftsmen (and the retreat centre is solar-powered, too). Hello, rejuvenation! There is an abundance of wildlife and walking trails and sit spots. Beauty + nature abounds.
The all-inclusive price includes all teaching, accommodation, meals and wellbeing activities, and varies depends on which room you choose. Please click below to see which rooms are still available.
A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to reserve your room (or you can pay in full on registration). After we receive your deposit, we’ll send you an email confirmation with further details, including your option for how to pay for the remaining balance.
You can reserve your place with a 50% non-refundable deposit, or pay in full right away. If you choose to pay just the deposit now, you will need to pay the remaining balance in full by Wednesday February 1, 2023. All payments must be paid online via Paypal, credit card, or Stripe.
Your 50% deposit is non-refundable. For the full cancellation policy, check out our Terms + Conditions here. Registering for this retreat is a demonstration of having read and accepted these Terms & Conditions.
I’m Beth Kempton!
I am a writer, mama and award-winning entrepreneur. My five books about living well have been translated into 25 languages, and recommended by the likes of TIME Magazine, British Vogue, Sunday Times Style and Psychologies. As co-founder of MakeArtThatSells.com and MakeItInDesign.com, and founder of dowhatyouloveforlife.com I have produced and delivered online courses, programmes and memberships that have helped many thousands of people to find personal, professional and financial freedom.
I am a curious explorer of the world, and a homebody who loves to travel. I have long been a seeker of beauty and a writer who uses words to wrangle questions about how to live well. I am also a nature lover and fledgling gardener. I am a trained yoga teacher and a Reiki Master trained in the Japanese tradition in Tokyo. And I’m a mama of two young girls, who bring me joy every single day.
More at bethkempton.com, dowhatyouloveforlife.com or on Instagram @bethkempton
Introducing Kelly Rae
Kelly Rae is an artist, author, entrepreneur, mother, and seeker. She is also a social worker (MSW) and practiced as a clinical medical social worker for years before she began making art.
She is the creator of several highly successful e-courses and e-books, and a licensing artist with products and gift collections sold worldwide. Kelly Rae has been running her business since 2006 and it just keeps getting better.
Creating a thriving business while staying deeply connected to her work, herself (hello, self-care and healthy boundaries!), and her family (hello, partnership and motherhood!) has come with challenges, AND it has always led to the kind of breakthroughs that lead to more joy, more freedom, and more connection in her work and life.
Kelly Rae is one of the most authentic, inspiring, brilliant women I know and I cannot think of a better person to co-host this experience.
We are both grateful and deeply excited for the opportunity to support other entrepreneur sisters by sharing the hard-won lessons we’ve learned along the way, and co-lead this special retreat together.
We know just the right constellation of women will join us to form a powerful, beautiful community of soul-driven entrepreneurs.
More at kellyraeroberts.com
We met over a decade ago, and even though our business models and professional backgrounds were so very different (and still are!), something in our hearts told us to stay connected, so we decided to support one another, to witness and walk each other’s entrepreneurial journey together.
Through hundreds of phone calls, emails and text messages, we have travelled together through many big (and small) business decisions we’ve each faced. We’ve taught many online courses together as well as a highly successful business retreat at the renowned 1440 Multiversity Mind Body Spirit Centre in California and the sold out 2022 SoulBusiness Retreat at 42 Acres last year.
We are SO excited to collaborate again for what we know is going to be a truly special, life-changing retreat.
Where is the retreat centre and how do I get there?
Full details will be sent ahead of the retreat, along with information for lift sharing and local taxi companies. If travelling by car, the venue is around two hours from London or under two hours direct from Heathrow Airport. The address is 42 Acres, Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset, BA11 5HL. (Please note this takes you to a farm about 2km from the venue. For specific driving instructions see here).
From London Heathrow you can also get a National Express coach to Frome, from where it is 19 minutes by car, or take the Heathrow Express train to London Paddington (in 15 minutes) and get the train to Westbury, from where it is 33 minutes by car/taxi.
If you travel by train, the nearest stations are Gillingham (17 mins by car), Frome (19 mins by car), Castle Cary (24 mins by car) or Westbury (33 mins by car). There are direct links to Westbury (from London Paddington) and to Gillingham and Frome (from London Waterloo).
When do I check in/check out?
Please plan to arrive at the retreat centre on Monday May 22, 2023 between 3-5pm. Please plan to arrive no later than 5pm as to give you time to settle in. Our Opening Ceremony will begin promptly at 6pm. Our programme will finish in time for you to depart the retreat centre at 11am on Friday May 26.
What’s the weather like?
April in England can be glorious, and it can be cold and rainy. It’s always hard to tell, but whatever the weather the retreat centre will provide a cosy home. In terms of packing, we will send a recommended packing list ahead of the retreat.
Can you accommodate special diets?
Absolutely. A few weeks before arriving, we’ll send an email asking for your specific needs and if you have any special requests.
I have an established business and am doing pretty well – I just feel stressed and exhausted. Is this for me?
Absolutely, we designed this for YOU. The retreat will be an opportunity to reconnect with all that is good about your business, as well as take a step back and decide how to move forward and continue to flourish without sacrificing your wellbeing. It will also be an important opportunity for you to relax, catch up on rest and see your business with fresh eyes.
I don’t yet have a business, just an idea. Is this for me?
While the retreat is intended for people who already have a business, you would also get much from it if you have a strong idea, and a commitment to bringing it to life in the near future. One participant on the 2022 retreat came with no business idea, but had a revelation during the retreat and registered her new business from Heathrow Airport on the way back home! Our teaching will help you build from day one in a soulful way. If this will be your first business, it would be particularly helpful if you have other relevant experience (such as within someone else’s business) so you can share that with the other participants, as learning from each other will be an important part of the retreat.
How many people will be at the retreat?
This extraordinary, intimate retreat will have a maximum of 21 participants.
Will there be stairs/strenuous activity?
We will be making the most of the beautiful natural environment which includes some outdoor activities in the woods and on uneven ground. Several of the wellness activities are offered in a yurt, with seating on backjacks, meditation cushions and yoga mats. Fold-out chairs can be provided if necessary. Our business sessions are offered in circle format within the main farmhouse, with seating varying from sofas and beanbags to hardbacked chairs.
Of course, we will be as accommodating as possible to your needs so please advise in advance of any particular accessibility requirements. Some rooms in the house are only accessible via stairs so please email [email protected] if you have any particular questions.
How do the payment plans work?
A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to reserve your room. After we receive your deposit, we’ll send you an email confirmation of your registration.
The balance (equivalent to 50% of the full fee) will be due in full by Wednesday February 1, 2023. All payments must be paid online via credit card, Paypal or Stripe.
Your 50% deposit is non-refundable. For the full cancellation policy, check out our Terms and Conditions. We strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance.
Can I attend the retreat without staying at the house?
No, this is not an option for this kind of retreat.
I see that alcohol isn’t available. Can I bring my own?
Sorry, no. The retreat centre is usually an alcohol-free zone in line with its commitment to wellness, although we will be offering some alcohol on a couple of special moments during our gathering.
I have more questions. How can I reach you?
Feel free to drop us a line at [email protected] with any questions and we will get right back to you.
Photo credits: Andrea Scher, Susan Roderick, Holly Bobbins, Paul Kempton