The Sidmouth Retreat 2025

  A truly 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!
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!
“The best ME weekend ever!” (2023 feedback survey)
“I have come away feeling like a new person – who happens to be the old me!” (2022 feedback survey)
“This is my second retreat here and without a doubt, my annual non-negotiable gift to myself. I’ve already booked on next year’s one!”  (2024 feedback survey)
The mindset sessions are tailor-made to those coming. And over the weekend, you can expect:
  • Uplifting sessions to inspire you
  • Motivational sessions to get you fired up
  • Practical sessions to help you implement what you want and need to do
  • Gentle sessions to help you let go of things that have been weighing you down
  • And we’ll be busting beliefs, building new energy and identities – and helping you leave with an incredible long-lasting vibe of goodness and greatness!
“I enjoyed your retreat so much. I have come away feeling lighter, empowered and calm. I found every session you ran extremely helpful. The other women were such a lovely group. And being by the sea was the icing on the cake! Thank you… and I’ve already booked for next September and I can’t wait!  (2024 feedback survey)
“This retreat was your best one to date. Such a great vibe. Really, really enjoyed it” (2024 feedback survey)
Who are running the sessions?
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!
We also have two guest experts in for the two 3-5pm afternoon slots; to balance out the weekend and provide complimentary skills, styles and experience to me.
All content is tailor-made to the group coming. Surveys are sent out a couple of months beforehand so that we can ensure you get the most out of 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!”  (2024 feedback survey)
“A really incredible weekend. I didn’t realise how much I’d gain from being able to escape my crazy life and have some quality time to prioritise ME for a few days. I genuinely wish I could have stayed longer! I will be back next year, so see you then!” (2024 feedback survey)


Thursday 18th to 21st September 2025!


Thursday 18th September
630pm An optional social / welcome meal / registration at Dukes restaurant (on the terrace if nice weather or in the conservatory if not)
Friday 19th September
  • 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 a seafront restaurant
Saturday 20th September
  • 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 21st September 
  • 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

“This retreat has made me believe that I am enough. I never thought I’d be able to say that. A huge breakthrough for me” (2024 feedback survey)


£399 (or you can split this payment with 7 x monthly payments of £65)
This is for all mindset sessions and refreshments during our sessions at Kennaway House.
And all sessions are put into life long online trainings after the retreat has taken place too
Please note that meals, accommodation and travel are separate and paid by you. And can be completely flexed to your budget.
Search local hotels or check out (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. 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.
If you are getting the train, it’s usually better to come into Honiton and get a bus or Taxi. You can also arrange to travel with other delegates if you would like to travel in a group.
“To summarise this weekend, I would say it was some proper escape time for me, in a really lovely place. Surrounded by people and conversations that breathed life into me” (2022 feedback survey)

Book for 2025 now!

(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 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 feedback survey response

“The best thing about the retreat was having time to be me! It really 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 feedback survey response

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

Janey x