moments for you


I attended an event on Saturday morning and had the privilege of hearing Dame Kelly Holmes speaking about her career and her mental health. What a humble & inspirational woman! I had goose-bumps watching her watch her own Olympic success when she finished her talk with a video of her double-gold medal achievement in 2004. I wonder if she gets goose-bumps too?!

What really hit home to me was when she spoke about how it felt for her to be living her dream life but not actually enjoying what she called ‘moments for me’. She spoke of how people would recognise her in the street and feel that they knew her, when all along she didn’t feel like she knew herself at all.

If we’re not public figures we might not feel it in quite the same way, but I think that feeling of being disconnected is huge for many of us, whether we recognise yet or not. Do you sometimes feel like you’re living on auto-pilot, going from one day to the next without taking time to check-in with yourself?

I definitely have this feeling at times and I know that I’m not alone.

Of course it is hard to find these ‘me-moments’ when we’re chasing our dreams/careers or in the thick of raising a family, but it’s these moments that help us to connect with who we are in the world and I think that’s so important.

When did you last take a moment for you?


I set up take time retreats because I had been looking for something like this for myself, but never found quite what I was looking for:

  • a place to escape and feel nurtured
  • a varied program covering a range of different activities
  • luxury bedrooms that I didn’t have to share with a stranger
  • great food and
  • the space to be with others or alone, depending on my mood.

I’d love to share all of this with you on our luxury retreat in November and there are still a few spaces available if you would love to join us.

You will go home feeling rested, nurtured, nourished & supported; reconnected to what is important in your life and re-energised for whatever comes next.

And (*whispers this*) you won’t have to think about Christmas for a few days either!!

Please contact me if you have any questions at all about take time retreats or click here to book now.

Jane x

PS there’s a split payment option until this Saturday so book before then to spread the cost of your booking


welcome to take time retreats

take time retreats

I launched take time retreats earlier this year as a means to create and hold space for women, like me, who sometimes forget how important it is to do this for ourselves.

I have spent the past 22 years working in all areas of health & fitness, starting as an exercise to music instructor, moving onto the gym floor, into leisure management, back to the gym, and 7 years ago into my own personal training and massage therapy business.

My thinking has evolved in that time along with my own fitness regime, which has softened and become more holistic in recent years. Instead of always pushing myself to the limits I now understand the value of time spent with my feet up the wall!

Take time retreats has been growing in my head for several years and I am really excited to bring it to you.

We offer busy women the chance to take time for themselves, with mindful movement, amazing food, plenty of time to catch up on sleep in our luxurious en-suite bedrooms, a creative focus, and the opportunity to reconnect through sound and massage therapy.

These are all elements that I have found to be truly important in my life, in helping me to manage my own mental health and learn to listen to my heartbeat, and I can’t wait to share them with you Jx