Friday 11th May – Sunday 13th May 2018 at The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay

With Gayl Long and Claire Palmer

This is a unique opportunity to experience 2 masterful Executive Coaches in one place together with rebalancing yoga in a historic and beautiful venue. Two days for you to step away from the everyday ‘stuff’ and just ‘be’. Time to have a rest, refocus, re-balance, discover, allowing your inner wisdom to come through.

The retreat will run from 3pm on Friday 11th finishing at 3pm on Sunday 13th May.

Full details of activities will be issued nearer the time. However there will be the opportunity to experience the following;

  • Daily yoga
  • Daily meditation
  • One to one coaching
  • Group coaching
  • Mindfulness activities
  • Walking
  • Quiet areas for relaxing, personal reflection and reading
  • Fresh vegetarian food
  • Optional self-assessment for increasing awareness


This enriching, re-focusing, re-balancing weekend retreat will be limited to a maximum of 12 people.

The cost of the retreat is £530 for a single room, and £470 for a twin shared room. Early Bird prices for bookings before Feb 11th are £480 for a single room and £420 for a twin shared room.

For more photos and information of the wonderful venue, click here.

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The Abbey is a small and delightful retreat and conference centre. It is a Grade 1 listed Medieval building with a 20th century Guest House, nestled in four acres of gardens and woodland. It has a lovely ’energy’ in the hall and main rooms which is one of the main reasons we chose the Abbey for our venue. It is a registered charity with aims and ethos of an intentional community and holding a space for spiritual development, education, exploration and transformation of community. It’s run by a small core residential community of four members, and helped by two volunteers.




Gayl is an Executive and Career Coach with 20 years+ experience of coaching, facilitation, and consulting. She is a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher.

As a coach, Gayl is known for “working her magic”, she working in a holistic and systemic way using the intelligence of mind and body. With a signature style described by clients as “defining” – she combines challenge, support and inspiration so that clients can lead themselves and others to greater happiness and success combining yoga and coaching expertise is a unique opportunity for self-discovery. Yoga is “WD40” for the mind, body and soul, enabling us to align and balance our energies. It is also a way to learn about ourselves. How we do our yoga on our mat is likely to say a lot about how we do our lives, how we think and behave.

Gayl loves to help clients and yoga students to experience themselves in a different, more positive and fulfilling way, tuning into a calmer, more peaceful and resourceful inner self.

Married with two grown up children, Gayl loves to spend time with family, do yoga, run, travel, be in nature, read books and watch films.


Claire Palmer is a highly experienced and accredited executive and career coach, and coach supervisor, who is passionate about her clients being fulfilled and ‘successful’ in their careers and lives.

Claire works with clients all starts from increasing self-awareness and hence make more of an impact and progress in their professional lives. Her clients describe her as collaborative, results-oriented, pragmatic, compassionate, intuitive, enthusiastic and positive with a special blend of ‘creativity and focus’.

On a personal note, Claire is married with 3 children. She loves yoga, walking, ski-ing, travelling, great food and spending time with friends and family – a holiday combining some of those is her ideal!

‘I gained so many things, space to think, breathe etc. Re connect to me. Development of intentions. Connection to others. Thank you’
Elaine Williams, June 2017 

‘You won’t believe how well the magic has lingered! I have been kayaking, swimming and singing and that’s only the start! Thank you again – I feel alive again’
KH June 2017