Our Residentials

Bringing you together to accelerate change

Hi! We’re delighted to bring you Inspiring Women Changemakers Residentials, located in a stunning riverside spot between the Dales and the Lake District.

You get to connect, share and learn from like-minded others from around the UK, extending your network of people that you can really trust.

We’re passionate about social issues and making positive change in society, so just think what will possible when we get our heads together!

What happens?

Each of our residentials offer a gently facilitated couple of days for changemakers like you (yes, you!) to come together as trusted advisors to flesh out your ideas, collaborate, and support each other.

I create a confidential space where you can feel safe to be open and share the things on your mind which you’ve been trying to solve.

You might not have a project to discuss, yet. Even when things are going well professionally, life events such as ill health (ours or another’s) or bereavements can shake our confidence and prevent us from finding our purpose.

As an experienced coach and a Mental Health First Aider, non-judgemental listening is an important element for all group members to stick to.

Your wellbeing is important and we often neglect ourselves when we’re focused on leading change. For this reason, there’s time for leisurely breakfast, to watch the river birds from the balcony, gentle yoga and walks, and tasty, colourful and nutritious meals.

Each group (if they wish) will continue to support each other following the time away and will get to meet other groups at a dinner organised by me at least once a year.

When can I come?

Our July residential is now full. Dates in August TBC.

Where will I stay?

We will stay at Woodland River Cottages – Woodland Barn and the Lodge.

It’s a luxury stone-built detached property situated on the fringes of the pretty village of Burton-in-Lonsdale. It’s set in two acres which include a stretch of the River Greta, a large grassed area and woodlands managed by a local Woodland Trust.

The barn and lodge are approached along a shared private drive and its open-plan dining kitchen fronts onto the river. A robin visits daily, and sometimes a kingfisher. Idyllic!

Click the link above to view the stunning property, which has WiFi and full facilities, a balcony overlooking the river, underfloor heating and a log fire. Even the cleaning products are by cruelty-free company, Method.

How do I book?

The all-inclusive rate for double and twin rooms (single occupancy) and all meals is £350. There’s one single room priced at £320.

Once you confirm you’d like to attend, you will be sent details for immediate payment to secure your place. In exceptional cases, I may be able to arrange payment in two installments. We can discuss your circumstances privately if this is needed.

Feedback from our previous residentials

“The weekend was an opportunity to step out of daily life, to enjoy stunning surroundings with every element of nature possible and to get into a space that was allowing and connected.

It gave me time to reflect, think, relax and really tune-in to myself. It meant I could listen to things I wasn’t hearing because of the daily distractions.. and could discover things that have been waiting patiently for me to discover.

The weekend was also an opportunity to share time with amazing ladies who also wanted clarity and time out to learn more about their direction and journey. Being able to share energy in a safe, confidential space meant that the ideas flowed. This was equally as valuable as the time to step out into a safe neutral space.

Anj facilitated the weekend in a gently structured way, creating an authentic space that was very quickly engaging and trusting. The time flowed so naturally and easily with no hard fixed agenda.” Paula Atherill

“I signed up for Anj’s retreat weekend at the back end of last year. Life is busy and women are particularly bad at taking time out. There was nothing particular that I was looking to unravel but I really advocate time out to process and to just be. Plucking yourself out of everyday life lends itself to magic.

I know the cottages well. Set in 2 acres of enclosed garden, with the river running alongside and mossy woodlands running at the rear of the property, It’s a perfect place to connect with nature and oneself.

It’s quiet, peaceful and perfect for a weekend of discussion, revelation, friendship, support, encouragement and inspiration.

Whether you want to reveal your true purpose or explore new opportunities or expand existing areas, signing up for this two day event will unleash magic in some shape and form.”

Jane Keogh

“Three words that sum up the weekend for me; Nurturing, Clarifying and Affirming. I’ve been able to enjoy some time to think, reflect and process away from my day to day world. Being able to do this among relative strangers was liberating.

Having space to connect on the first day, with free-flowing conversation, enabled me to trust the women I was with to be critical friends. Receiving advice and kind truths helped me to choose what to let go of and what to refine and move forward with. Meeting them has added two wonderful women to my circle of trusted advisors.

Anj, you beautifully curated a nurturing space that felt light and easy to join. I enjoyed experiencing your presence and commitment to ensuring that each of us had space to share and contribute with and to each other.

I want to thank you for keeping the circle tight and for your dedication to people making a difference in their world. Thank you for a refreshing and restorative weekend.

Natasha McCreesh

Book Now!

Email me at anj@inspiringwomenchangemakers.co.uk with your preferred date and let’s get you booked onto a transformative weekend!