This is a headshot photograph of walking and wellness warrior Julia Bradbury. She has gorgeous flowing brunette hair, and her smile beams off the screen. This photograph is part of the UK's Walk Yourself Happy Retreats campaign.

‘I invite you to join me on one of my Walk Yourself Happy Wellbeing Reset Retreats in 2024! I know you will feel truly energised by spending time doing Breathwork, Aroma-Sound, Yoga, Nature Movement & Play, Nutrition work, and, of course, going on a nature walk with me! These retreats could change your life, not just your year. So what are you waiting for…it’s time to thrive.’

Julia Bradbury

Walk Yourself Happy Wellbeing Retreats · Five Experts, Two Days and One New You.

Immerse yourself in one of our four exclusive and intimate wellbeing retreats, nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the British countryside. Each location is handpicked for its tranquil ambience and abundance of nature-snacking opportunities; we promise an escape from the ordinary and an embrace of the extraordinary.

This is your moment to experience the health-changing power of the Walk Yourself Happy philosophy with Julia Bradbury; we bring the chapters to life through a blend of expert-led sessions, engaging group conversations, and revitalising nature-based activities that will energise the body and feed the soul.

The small things are the Big Things; it’s time to embrace the notion that small changes can lead to remarkable transformations. Your wellness retreat curator and host, Julia Bradbury, will be there throughout the experience, working alongside you in the sessions and leading the much-anticipated nature walks. In relaxed conversation, she will explore why these science-backed methods, once combined, unlock the ultimate health hack.

Walk Yourself Happy - Julia Bradbury

Getting to the heart of how seemingly insignificant additions to your daily routine can profoundly impact your physical health, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life.

We will embark on invigorating walks with Julia Bradbury interlaced with Hannah Beadle’s movement & play nature gym and engage breathwork in motion, led by Patrick McKeown; indulge in nourishing and perfectly balanced culinary experiences designed by Nutritionist Pauline Cox and evening practices with Aromasound’s Lisa Pauley that will calm your body and relax your mind.

Designed for a serene and personalised experience with a limited number of attendees (25 per location), our wellbeing retreats provide a unique setting, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared commitment to personal growth and well-being.

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast seeking to reconnect with nature’s healing power, a retreat aficionado eager to expand your repertoire of holistic practices, or simply seeking to enhance your happiness through nature, nutrition, and breathwork, the Walk Yourself Happy Retreats are an invitation to embark on a relaxed journey of enjoyable but profound change.

You’ll leave with the warm glow of revitalisation, a curated ‘toolkit’ for thriving, and a new self-awareness that will enhance your life and positively influence your health. Join us for an extraordinary experience that will redefine your relationship with health, happiness, and the pursuit of a better life.

Limited places available. Book your retreat or contact the team today · I have a question 📧 gina@theoutdoorguide.co.uk

Meet the Walk Yourself Happy experts!

Patrick McKeown

Patrick McKeown · International breathwork expert 
Discover easy, safe, and science-backed breathing techniques that boost your health, sports performance, and mental well-being. Benefit from Patrick McKeown’s 21 years of expertise in teaching breathing exercises, setting this workshop apart. With a proven record of assisting thousands of people with asthma, sleep and overthinking, McKeown’s techniques are credible and effective.

Session Benefits:

  • Practical breathing to improve respiratory health
  • Patrick will guide you through breathing exercises to help open your airways in the lungs and decongest the nose
  • Nasal breathing during physical exercise– the dos and don’ts
  • Achieving deep sleep for better cognitive function and productivity
  • How breathing affects your brainpower, intuition and decision making
  • How to enhance focus, concentration and attention span
  • Applying breathing exercises to calm your mind and body on tap
Lisa Pauley

Lisa Pauley

REST, RECONNECT & RESTORE through AromaSounds & Yoga.

RELAX & RESTORE – AromaSounds evening session.

Lisa will share her -East meets West- practices at our wellbeing retreats, guiding you through gentle movement, self-care acupressure routines, essential oil applications and deep relaxation through alchemy crystal sound frequencies. The AromaSounds journey will support, settle and nourish your nervous system to bring you to a place of healing and harmony through relaxation and the deep immersion of your senses.

This calming and restorative evening session weaves the healing sounds of Crystal Tone bowls with the beneficial properties of pure plant wisdom of essential oils. Lisa will bring your body and mind to a balanced state through the radiant rest of yoga nidra, and the healing sounds of alchemy crystal bowls.

AWAKE & ENERGISE – Morning Yoga

Start the day with intentional movement and connection to your body and mind on the yoga mat. Lisa will guide you through a gentle and potent morning session to awaken your senses, to warm and support aching joints and muscles and to create an inner spaciousness ready for the day ahead.

Session benefits:

  • a reduction of stress and anxiety and chronic fight or flight reactions
  • a more relaxed state of mind
  • relief for insomnia through increasing the quality of sleep
  • strengthening of the immune, endocrine and nervous systems
  • supporting a calmer and more peaceful state of being
  • whole body tension release
  • the tangible clearance of blocked energy where it is needed
  • a deeper connection to our senses
  • aiding in the development of intuition and heightening of creativity and inspiration
Pauline Cox

Pauline Cox

Pauline Cox, MSc, is a Functional Nutritionist, columnist, best-selling author and co-founder of a health food company Sow & Arrow. With a passion for integrating ancient wisdom with modern medicine, Pauline has extensive knowledge of human science and alternative medicine. Having studied for her first Bachelor of Science in Anatomical Science at the University of Bristol, Pauline went on to study Physiotherapy at the University of West of England. Following a career in Physiotherapy, specialising in musculoskeletal pain and women’s health, Pauline went on to study for a Masters at University of Bristol in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health.

Her most recent Masters level training is in Integrative Medicine and she is now a Fellow of the Nation Centre of Integrative Medicine. As a speaker, author and passionate advocate for natural medicine, Pauline enjoys translating complex science into easy to understand, practical information that empowers individuals to take their health into their own hands. “My belief is that human health and planetary health are bi-directional and we cannot have one without the other.”

Hannah Beadle

Hannah Beadle

Join Hannah from Wildfitness to rediscover the joy and transformative power of your own natural potential through one of the oldest and most primal languages of the human body: movement and play.

During this very special event Hannah will lead you through two different movement sessions that will show you that the great outdoors isn’t just for observing, it is for exploring, for interacting, for learning…for moving! Through every balance along a fallen tree branch, lift of a log, throw of a tennis ball, catch of a dowel, hang from a tree, and through every smile and moment of laughter Hannah’s workshops will reignite a deep connection to nature, unlock freedom of movement and remind you what it truly means to be human.

To move wild so that we can live free.

Session benefits:

  • Our movement sessions will help to restore all elements needed for healthy minds and bodies, including immersion in nature, social contact and physical recovery.
  • Learn how moving with grace, intensity and joy can help develop a lean, strong and injury-free body. Boost brain power with skilful exercise and reconnect with yourself and the world around you as you learn to use nature as your gym.

For all enquiries and bookings for more than one person, please email gina@theoutdoorguide.co.uk

The Walk Yourself Happy events are operated by Challenge The Wild and The Outdoor Guide. All accommodation, meals and sessions are included in the price. Discounts for the night before event stays are available.

Registration forms, event details, and WalkYourself Happy wellbeing retreats digital welcome packs will be sent within 14 days of booking.

Shropshire

21-22 May 2024

Arrival from 9.30am
£1,650 per person