The Sidmouth Retreat 2024

  A wonderful weekend of mindset and mojo boosting by the sea!

This 3 day / night mindset retreat is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. With the perfect blend of tailor-made mindset sessions, in the delightful and historic Kennaway House – a stone’s throw from the beach!
“The best ME weekend ever!”
With a seaside backdrop, some friendly and easy-going evening socials. Optional early morning swimming / paddle boarding – and all with a group of like minded, wonderful women. It really is the BEST weekend!

“I have come away feeling like a new person – who happens to be the old me!”

This year’s retreat theme is:  “Be the CEO of your life!”
We will be combining:
  • Uplifting sessions to inspire you to remember who the hell you are!
  • Motivational sessions to get you fired up about your future and tap into your unique gifts, power and potential!
  • Practical sessions to help you get clear on what you want from now on (and to turn any barriers into hurdles – and get over them!)
  • Gentle sessions to help you let go of things that have been weighing you down, so you can free yourself.
  • And we’ll be busting beliefs, building new energy and identities – and helping you leave with an incredible long-lasting vibe
And whilst we have the theme for the weekend set, the eight sessions are completely bespoke to those booked on. This means a survey is sent out 4 weeks in advance – and then a detailed agenda for the weekend is created. Ensuring that everyone has something they want or need!
Who are running the sessions?
Most of the sessions are run by me – Janey Holliday; an experienced mindset, life and business coach and motivational speaker. Who has been changing the lives of women for 23 years!
And we have TWO amazing guest experts this year too…
Transformation coach and NLP Practioner Jessica Vassallo from Exeter. Who has a wealth of passion and experience and one of the most beautiful energies you’ll ever come across!
She us co-running the Saturday afternoon sessions.
And counsellor Geraldine Linley from Sidmouth, who has over 15 years in trauma counselling. Her sense of humour combined with her heart-warming and caring approach means you are in for a real treat!
She is co-running the Friday afternoon sessions.
These women have been especially chosen to compliment Janey’s skills, experiences and approach to give a real sense of balance to the weekend!
“I learned so much about myself and came away feeling empowered and energised. I recommend this retreat to any woman. Thank you for creating such a supportive and transformative experience!” – 2023 retreat survey response.


Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th June 2024 – JUST 5 spaces left!


Thursday 27th June:
630pm An optional social / welcome meal / registration at Dukes restaurant (on the terrace if nice weather or in the conservatory if not)
Friday 28th June:
  • 7am onwards – optional beach fun – bring a coffee or breakfast to the beach, have a swim, paddle or hike up the cliffs (or enjoy a lie in at your hotel!)
  • 10am to 1pm – Session 1 & 2 (with coffee break in the middle) with Janey
  • 1pm to 3pm – Lunch / relax break
  • 3-5pm – Session 3 – Session with Geraldine Linley
  • 730pm – Optional social meal out at The Marine
Saturday 29th June:
  • 7am onwards – optional beach fun as above
  • 10am to 1pm – Session 4 & 5 (with coffee break in the middle) with Janey
  • 1pm to 3pm – Lunch / relax break
  • 3-5pm – Session 6 – With Jessica Vasallo
  • 645pm – Optional beach soiree (take away fish and chips, Pizza Butler’s Pizza or BYO food / drink from local Tesco)
  • Freestyle drinks afterwards
Sunday 30th June:
  • 7am onwards – optional beach fun as above
  • 10am to 1pm – Session 7 & 8 (with coffee break in the middle)  with Janey
  • 130pm – Optional Sunday lunch social at Dukes


£299 for all sessions, tea and coffee, water at Kennaway House
Meals, accommodation and travel are separate and paid by you. And can be flexed to your budget. If you are getting the train, it’s usually better to come into Honiton and get a bus or Taxi.
FYI… There are lots of great value / last minute accommodation options on Bookings, Air BNB, Vacation Renter!
Search local hotels via (we recommend The Kingswood Hotel, The Bedford Hotel, Dukes, The Elizabeth Hotel, The Harbour Hotel). And there are some great AirBNB options in the centre of town. Or good local B & Bs include, Lynstead House, Cheriton House and The Berwick.
Our sessions are hosted in the beautiful Kennaway House which is a block back from the seafront and just a few mins walk from the hotels mentioned above. The Harbour hotel is about a 10 mins walk and has a spa and pool.
“To summarise this weekend, I would say it was some proper time for me, in a really lovely place. Surrounded by people and conversations that breathed life into me”  – 2023 retreat feedback survey response

There are just 6 places left!

(Please note bookings are non-refundable or transferrable, unless we had something like Covid where we weren’t legally able to run group sessions. Check out the full terms and conditions here).

It was wonderful to be away from home, just me, myself and I, spending time with inspirational women. So much support and camaraderie, laughter, and thought-provoking exercises were discussed together throughout the sessions. Spending early mornings by the sea – or in it! – walking through the town or running along the seafront and up to the hill from Jacob’s Ladder Beach, then sitting on a bench enjoying the beautiful views, was a joyful start to the day. It was my first visit to Sidmouth, and I thoroughly enjoyed being close to the sea – I could hear the ebb and flow of the tide from my hotel room. It was very cathartic! – 2023 retreat feedback survey response

“This retreat made me realise that I am the architect of my life, and I have the power to change anything I set my mind to. That I know my identity and who I am. That stress and compartmentalisation can be managed easily with some tweaks to my life”  – 2023 retreat feedback survey response

“The best thing about the retreat was having time to be me! felt like it was a remember who the fuck you are weekend! The sunshine, atmosphere and the ladies all made it very enjoyable. I could have happily stayed for a week!” – 2023 retreat feedback survey response

We look forward to welcoming you in the summer – it really is the most amazing experience!
And questions, please let us know.  Please email

Janey x