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The Coming Home Retreat with Bernadette Petrie and Roxana Vilk

April 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - April 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

It is with great excitement and pure joy that The Barefoot Sanctuary announces this Coming Home Retreat- It is the first of many we hope at The Barefoot Sanctuary.

From Thursday  23rd of April – Sunday 26th April 2020,  Bernadette Petrie (Life Coach, Author and Creator of The Barefoot Sanctuary) and Roxana Vilk, (Yoga Teacher, Singer songwriter and Award winning Film maker) will be leading their first joint retreat for 14 women.

Here is what Bernadette and Roxana they have to say about the offering:

“Our coming home retreat will be a chance to Resource – Re- align, Re-connect, to really let your unique light shine. This retreat is for women ready to deepen their spiritual practice, who are ready to embrace all of who they are. This is the perfect retreat for those wanting to live more intuitively and actively trust their inner wisdom. Together we recognise and accept that the human experience requires dancing with the light and the dark and believe that in order to do so we need to be more fully present in our real day to day lives.  This is where the beauty lies, and this is where the work begins. Our offering to you is to help you connect to the beauty of your unique life.”


In essence we offer you a 4 day experience enabling you to:

Retreat –

Remember –




This is the cycle of life we can all lean into and in fact need to remember to lean into all the more.

So over the four day period we will be going deep but remembering to walk lightly.

Why Come?

By investing in this retreat, you will experience the healing effects of yoga (twice daily), guided mediation (daily) group life coaching (twice daily). You will also experience time in nature, wild swimming, a guided fire ceremony. There will also be walking meditations, a healing gong bath, and creative music making.

All of these experiences are designed to connect you to the wisdom within- so that ultimately  you will leave with a clear vision of how you want your life to feel. With your own physical vision board intact, we believe that decision making, which can cause us so many challenges will begin to flow with ease.

And of course, throughout the four days we will share mindful delicious meals, lovingly created by the wonderful Lisa Johnson of Superbeing.

The yoga practise will be catered for the beginner to the advance – with options in the postures to suit your level and ability.

Buy one give one:

Roxana and Bernadette love the B1G1 model of doing business and so we are delighted to have teamed up with a cause close to both of our hearts – Social Bite, the Charity committed to solving Homelessness in the UK – For every ticket sold we we provide £15.00 to pay for a one-to-one guidance session for members on the Social Bite Academy in supported employment. You can read more about their programme and charity here.


How it all began….

Roxana and Bernadette met in North Berwick at a mutual friends in 2011. They had an instant connection, quickly discovering they had a shared love of the teachings of Eckhart Tolle. It was in that first enriching conversation that Bernadette shared her Life changing personal awakening experience in 2010 and her intention of becoming a Life Coach and opening a Wellness centre. Roxana, a singer songwriter and film maker at the time, shared her desire to become a yoga teacher, explaining that her ten year personal yoga practise had helped her so much on her creative path, and she wanted to share the joy of yoga with others.

As the  months past, Roxana started her yoga training and Bernadette became a Life Coach. Roxana started teaching yoga in a local church hall, and Bernadette was one of her first yogi’s. When in 2014, The Barefoot Sanctuary became a reality, Roxana was one of the original teachers.

Roxana became curious about Life Coaching and so they started to do a professional exchange, Bernadette would get access to her classes throughout the week and Roxana would receive coaching in exchange. They both grew deeper in their spiritual practices. They grew to understand and blend ideas of how they could help others with the experiences that were helping them-  Roxana as a Yoga Teacher and Bernadette as a Life Coach- Unknowingly perhaps the seeds of a retreat were already being planted.

Following Roxana’s move to Bristol, they started to talk further about how wonderful it would be to have a retreat where yoga and life coaching methodologies could be intrinsically woven together. They realised that by bringing their skills together they had the potential of offering their joint communities a truly transformative and life affirming process..

So it’s been in the making for quite some time, but organic growth and trusting the process of life, runs deep at the heart of both of their philosophies, and it is with huge excitement that they release this offering to you.


To secure your place on the retreat – we are asking for a Non refundable deposit of £95 which is to be paid by 10th January 2020. From here we can send you information about the split payment option.

For those ready to commit to the full ticket price now an early bird discount is on offer until 31st January 2020, with standard and premium options available.

Early Bird standard ticket. £395.00 (includes NRD deposit, all activities, meals and materials ( please note accommodation is not included, North Berwick offers a wide range of hotel’s,  B&B’s and air B&B’s)

Early Bird Premium Ticket. £475.00

(includes NRD deposit, all activities, meals and materials plus your personal one hour Skype follow up session with Bernadette and Roxana, one month after the retreat. It also includes the Permission To Shine card deck by Bernadette Petrie , a Yoga Nidra Guided meditation album by Roxana Vilk ( please note accommodation is not included, North Berwick offers a wide range of hotel’s,  B&B’s and air B&B’s)

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April 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
April 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm


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