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Calm Sea

A Full Day Retreat, in the wild far north of Scotland, in Caithness with Lisa McDonald & Natallia Maguire.

Sunday 7th July 2024In the Yurt at Haven

House and at Reiss Beach in Wick

10am - 4:15pm

We are inviting you to join us for a day of self care, movement and mindfulness to completely  focus on your own healing journey,  connect with the healing energies of the sea and to connect with and strengthen your Inner Goddess, through various practices that promote healing and wellbeing.

Throughout the day you will be guided through activities that include:

  • Breathwork

  • Guided Mediation

  • Visualisations

  • Creativity

  • Yoga

  • Sound Healing

  • Tea Ceremony for Heart Connection

  • Optional Sea Swimming


Throughout the day you will be guided to truly step into flow, through these various practices, and encouraged to release all that no longer serves you, to enable you to step into a more invigorated, uplifted, and motivated version of you.


Sea air contains positive ions, that help to shift and alter our energy field, in turn creating a more balanced and calm mental state. Sea water is rich in minerals that can be absorbed through the skin. The rhythmic sound of ocean waves has a calming effect on the brain. promoting relaxation and reducing stress.

“The Ocean is the foundation of all life, an extraordinary and largely unexplored place, teeming with fascinatingly diverse plants and animals which, together with currents and natural systems, shape our planet. The Ocean provides us with food and facilitates pleasure, as well as livelihoods for millions, if not billions of people”. (Ocean Conservation Trust)

There are so many ways we can connect with the energy of the sea, through visualisation, and setting our intention, and invoking Goddess energy.


10 am – Welcome and Circle Opening with Lisa

10.15 am -  Breathwork for relaxation and to invite the energy in the body to begin to move, with a variety of breathing exercises with Lisa

10.30 am - Creative Therapy and Visualisation to connect with the Inner Goddess, using different mediums, such as crayons, pencils and felt-tips with Lisa

11.15 am -  Tea Ceremony for Heart Connection with Lisa

12 noon – Yoga on the Beach – As well as the normal grounding, calming and energising asanas, we will be practicing sea flows to mirror the dance of the waves, channelling the power and beauty of the sea goddess within you. (Natallia)


1.00 pm – Optional Sea Swim 

1.30 – 2.30 pm – Lunch

2.30 pm -  Creative Flow Practice using Pebbles and Paints – The act of focusing on intricate patterns and designs on a small stone can help calm the mind and promote mindfulness. The stones will be collected on the beach and we will then take them back to the yurt where we can awaken our inner mandala artist. (Natallia)

3.15 pm – Sound Bath – Allow a plethora of beautiful sounds from a variety of instruments to wash over you and soothe away any last remaining stress or tension. Expect sea sounds and chimes that take you to hot, sandy climate in your mind’s eye. (Lisa & Natallia)

4 pm – Closing Circle

4.15pm -  pm Close

***If weather is poor all activities will be yurt based, with a walk to the beach at the end of the garden with an optional sea swim***

What to Bring and What to Wear 

  •  A yoga mat (if you have it). Alternatively please let us know if you would need to borrow one.


  • Swimming clothes if you wish to swim + towel/swim shoes etc


  • Wear loose comfortable clothes, with layers. Bring warm socks if you  have them.


  • Lunch is included. Please advise at time of booking if you have dietary requirements.

What is Goddess Energy?

The Goddess is no external force or power that we are seeking, but an energy that we can tap into, and embody so that we become the beautiful, powerful, strong, archetypal warrior and embrace her true feminine power within ourselves.

During the day we will explore the archetypal energy of some well known Goddesses, and invite their energy into our body and aura.

Sea Goddesses have many names throughout the ages. Well known ones are Amphitrite, Greek Goddess of the Sea, and wife of Poseidon, Yemanja, Brazilian Goddess of Creation, Moon and Water, Cliodna, Celtic Goddess of the Sea and Water and Asherah, Lady of the Sea, in ancient Canaanite culture.

Your Investment is £55

Please note that we are running it at an introductory price to celebrate the launch of our new collaboration!

Your Retreat Facilitators

Lisa McDonald is a practicing artist with 15 years experience of delivering workshops in painting, creativity, mindfulness and mediation.

She is also a qualified Life Coach and Colour Therapist, which she uses in one to one coaching sessions, as well in group settings to teach and guide clients in ways to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Holding regular outdoor mindfulness workshops, meditation sessions, and using tools such as creative doodling, vision boarding and journaling, Lisa loves combining knowledge and skills, with creative flow.

In 2020, Lisa experienced a very physical kundalini awakening, which awoke within her the ability to feel people’s auras very profoundly. She is now a practicing Energy Healer, and uses intuitive techniques to release blockages from the aura and body.

She now completely believes and knows that we can tap into the innate healing energy that resides in all of us, and that in fact the more we do this, through a variety of healing modalities, the more we heal.

It is her calling and her passion to bring healing to others, and to bring people into this stunning, remote and wild Scottish Highlands landscape to receive the healing benefits that it brings.

You can find out more about Lisa at and you can book an Energy Healing session with her, prior to or after the retreat here –

Natallia Maguire is a Yoga and Pilates teacher and retreats facilitator with a passion for health and wellness. Since 2007, she has been guiding and empowering individuals on transformative journeys through her expertise in Yoga, Pilates, Dance and other health and fitness related activities.

Natallia’s love for open water swims, hikes, movement and mindfulness as well as all things outdoorsy, shines through in her retreats, creating a space for participants to connect with nature and themselves. Whether online or in person, Natallia’s offerings provide a holistic approach to well-being, helping individuals relax, rejuvenate, and thrive.

We look forward to creating a beautiful day of connection, inspiration and joy with you very soon.

Much love,

Lisa and Natallia xx

Haven House is on the outskirts of Wick, in Papigoe. The address is 26 Broadhaven Road, Wick, KW1 4RF. Follow signs through Wick to Papigoe or Sinclair Girnigoe Castle/Noss Head. Haven House is the first house on the right hand side past the Papigoe sign. There is a Haven House Art sign in the garden. There is driveway parking and free on road parking. We will meet and gather in the yurt in the garden.

Please note that the retreat is non refundable due to it being a small group session and the costs incurred, but if you are unable to attend the session it can be sold or gifted to a friend. Full refund will be given if we fill up all the spaces

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