Rewilding at English Historic Estate Retreat

Broughton Hall, Yorkshire, United Kingdom


Framed by moorlands and meadows, head to the English countryside to let go of your old, compromised self and learn new skills to promote a wild, connected and empowered version of you on the Rewilding at English Historic Estate Retreat.

Balance Holidays welcomes Tony Riddle as the leading expert on this programme. Graduate from a familiar surrounding and routine to a place of new pleasures and fulfilment on this special experience, which will bind the values of returning to the wild-nature to unlock your true potential. Rediscovering a naturally restful and happy state, immersed in true wilderness. That will also provide time and space for the mind to roam as far as the eyes can go.

Begin by dialling down negative emotions, ready to overcome personal challenges and enrich the connection to yourself and others in an Opening Fire Ceremony. Conducted by a guest expert who is a holistic voice coach and singer, the ceremony will include a mixture of practices infused with a poetic expression of sounds created by our voices will lead us to heightened self-expression and creativity. In this programme, the key focus will be correcting natural form and posture, as well as igniting the excitement of being in the company of nature and forging new friendships with one another. Through a series of nature-immersive activities, Tony will be guiding individuals to explore a dynamic range of functional and engaging movements. These include barefoot woodland walks, runs, wild swimming, forest bathing and tree climbing. Rest time is equally as important. Generously spaced between activities and outdoor-adventures, take a nap beneath the trees or go on a gentle stroll for some personal downtime.

Find your place of calm within by pausing habitual thinking patterns and strengthening your inner-state through the breath in a Conscious Connected Breathwork workshop with an adept breathwork coach. A naturally instinctive and influential function to help us recalibrate, reset and find alignment in the present and day-to-day living. A Sound Healing Session is scheduled on a separate evening with a sound alchemist specialist to further encourage introspection and alignment with your true core being. Come together to reflect, offer gratitude and set intentions in a Closing Fire Ceremony.

Take this opportunity to also address compromised technology and food consumption patterns on this retreat. Each day, be presented with healthy, gourmet meals using locally sourced ingredients, specially designed by Balance Holidays together with Tony’s input. The use of artificial light will be kept to a minimum throughout this retreat, allowing our bodies to synchronise with natural light, limiting the disruption to our circadian rhythms and allowing deep nourishing sleep.

Sitting discreetly amongst 3,000 acres of land and embodying historical significance and heritage. The well-preserved Broughton Hall and its newly-refurbished Avalon Wellbeing Centre, where some of the programme activities will be held, will be reserved solely for the exclusive of attending guests across the full duration of the retreat.


Whats's included

- Wild Swimming
- Barefoot Woodland Walks and Runs
- Forest Bathing and Tree Climbing
- Cold Immersion
- Mobility, Movement and Flow Activities
- Breathwork Workshops
- Sound Healing
- Fire Ceremonies
- Field-to-Fork nutritious meals
- Accommodation and Toiletries

Please contact the Balance Holidays team for more information about the available room types and prices for this programme.

Transportation Costs To and From This Retreat

The experts

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    The Natural Life-Stylist, Tony Riddle

    Having been there and experienced the feeling of existing in a perpetual state of ‘making-do’, Tony Riddle strives to help individuals reclaim a sense of oneness with themselves and Mother Nature. His philosophy is anchored in the belief that we are each powerful human beings, in possession of everything to become the change we desire and to alter our current state of mind. His classes and workshops are built around the importance of nature because he believes, if we recognise that nature is missing from our lives, we can reconnect with it, fall back in love with it, and in doing so, enter a profound state of wellbeing. We are innately wild, connected and empowered beings. It’s time to rediscover your Human potential!

Property and rooms

The property’s rich and extensive 900-year history is intelligently integrated with modernity and contemporary comfort into the bedrooms. Furnished to display individual character, each room is a step into an authentic space of utmost privacy, relaxation and heritage.

  • Grand Rooms

    Thoughtfully designed to strike a balance between its cultural roots and modern day living, experience tradition, opulence and luxury in the Grand Rooms during the retreat. Dark mahogany panels are teamed with frescoed interiors to provide an intimate and personal space of calm and relaxation. Tall windows are also installed to allow continuous closeness with nature and contact with natural lighting that will encourage a gentle wake in the mornings. Bathrooms echo a classic English charm with a unique decorative style. Toiletries are included.

A typical day

Food and cuisine

The philosophy of food will be based on the indigenous population’s nutritional needs. This approach aligns with Tony’s personal principles and will be adopted into this retreat to complement the roster of rewilding outdoor activities. Typical meals will consist of seasonal fruits and vegetables, absence of refined sugars, naturally gluten-free grains in place of carbohydrates and small portions of protein.

*Please notify us of any dietary requirements and allergies you may have.

  • 5 days
  • 20
    • 25th - 29th August 2022

  • 5 days
  • 20
    • 25th - 29th August 2022
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