Derbyshire Weekend Retreat Friday 5th - Sunday 7th April 2019


Francesca and Ann welcome you to join them for a weekend of yoga, meditation, walking, mindfulness practice, healthy food and connection.

Experience this in a beautiful farmhouse setting in the heart of the Peak District, Derbyshire.

Accommodation is available at Cratcliff Farmhouse over the weekend or can be arranged at a nearby B&B if the venue is full.

There will be slots available over the course of the weekend for an individual Rosen or Bowen session with either Francesca or Ann.

These can help further assist with any shifts you may want to make either physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually.

Weekend Program:

Friday 5th April

14.00 Afternoon Treatment Sessions

18.00 Yoga

19.30 Evening meal

20.30 Sessions

Saturday 6th April

08.00 Light breakfast | Sessions

09.30 Yoga

11.00 Morning break

11.30 Mindfulness into practice

12.30 Lunch | Sessions | free time | Walk

17.15 Yin Yoga

19.00 Evening meal | Sessions

Sunday 7th April

08.00 Light breakfast | Sessions

09.30 Yoga

11.00 Morning break

11.30 Healing Touch Meditation.

12.30 Lunch | Sessions

14.00 Depart

The program may be subject to minor adjustments if required. There is a full program organised for the weekend in which you are invited to participate. All activities are optional and you will be welcome to take time out, have a therapy session or walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Although our organised program finishes after lunch on Sunday you are welcome to leave later than 2pm if you would like to make the most of the afternoon and go for a walk or have a treatment session.

If you want an individual session it is advisable to book these in advance as they are subject to availability. Cost of individual sessions on enquiry.


Weekend (all inclusive) £350

The Venue

The venue is located in a peaceful rural setting near the village of Birchover, Derbyshire and a short drive from the historic market town of Bakewell and the stunning house and gardens of Chatsworth Estate.

Cratcliff is a 300 year old farmhouse surrounded by fields and woodland with the dramatic back drop of Cratcliff Tor rising up behind it. The underfloor central heating and two log burning stoves make it a warm haven to return to if you venture out for a walk into the surrounding countryside. Within a short walk of the house you can reach the top of Cratcliff Tor for a dramatic view of the surrounding countryside or visit the hermits cave carved into the rock below. Also in the vicinity are the remains of two ancient stone circles, the grey ladies and the nine ladies on Stanton Moor. For those sensitive to earth energies you will be able to sense the special qualities of this location.

Accommodation with breakfast is available at the venue. Alternative accommodation is at a nearby bed and breakfast, Stanton in Peak B&B.

Contact and Bookings

Ann Leese: or tel 07718067968.

If you wish to reserve a place please contact Ann with your requirements and you will be sent payment details. A 50% deposit secures your place. Full payment is required by the

Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.


Train: The nearest mainline stations are Chesterfield or Buxton which areboth half an hour by car from the venue. Pick up and drop off at thesestations can be organised by prior arrangement at time of booking at anadditional cost. ( London, St Pancras - Chesterfield direct 2 hours. Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton 1 hour)

Car: Directions can be found on Ann’s website. Please print directions as satnavs will not direct you all theway.

About Francesca

Francesca completed her Yoga training at The Yoga Centre, Madrid in 2006 and teaches public and private classes internationally.

With her wealth of experience teaching yoga she has the ability to tailor the classes around all participants, making this retreat suitable for all levels of ability. She emphasises that yoga is not a competition but a very personal practice and journey, honouring the body with its capabilities.

In addition to her work as a yoga instructor Francesca is a Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner and a NLP Master Practitioner.

Francesca completed her 4 year Rosen Method training, with Marion Rosen in Berkely, California in 1995.

She first qualified as an NLP practitioner with Richmond life coaching in Denia,Spain in 2007 and completed her NLP Master Practitoner’s course with Robbie Steinhouse at the NLP School,London,in 2011.

About Ann

Ann qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1983 and has worked in health care since then, both in the National Health Service and privately, assisting people in their return to health and wellbeing. Ten years ago she did an additional training in The Bowen Technique.

I have a keen interest in natural health as well as personal and spiritual development. In addition to making healthy lifestyle choices I recognise the importance of developing a peaceful mind, of becoming more aware of the subtle messages and energies of the body and of developing a deeper connection to our inner truth.

In addition to my individual therapy work I have been facilitating group meditation / mindfulness events, teaching various techniques and practices that I have found beneficial in my own personal journey towards a more peaceful, loving, connected, energised way of living.