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RETREAT: “Autumn Equinox: Harvesting the Abundance”

A Weekend Retreat for Coaches, Coach Supervisors, Leaders and People Professionals On Friday 13th to Sunday 15th of October 2017 at Tofte Manor, Souldrop Lane, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, MK44 1HH

In community we gather to harvest our year’s riches, sort our wheat from the chaff, and prepare our ground for the new seasons ahead

 Your Invitation

Join us for our second retreat for coaches, coaching supervisors, leaders and people professionals!

Our Weekend Retreat is an invitation for you to focus on the YOU who can get lost in the busyness of life and work. The Retreat has been designed as a special time and space for YOU to reflect, refresh and refocus with like-minded professionals. A time and a space for YOU to relax, ponder and wonder against the backdrop of the Autumn Equinox and luxury of Tofte Manor in service of the work you love to do and for the person you want to be. This is YOUR time to gather your own harvest, to sort the wheat from the chaff, to nourish, resource and cultivate your ground, and to reimagine new possibilities and horizons for the months ahead.

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action”.

Meister Eckhart

Your Retreat

Your retreat will be hosted by Karyn Prentice and Elaine Patterson. Karyn and Elaine will facilitate the Retreat with a light touch and through an eclectic mix of personal reflection, guided meditations, walks, journaling, yoga, creative exercises, camp fires, labyrinth, community conversation, companionship and generous hospitality. The Retreat is eligible for 20 hours CPD.

Your Venue

Our home for the weekend is the exclusive use of the inspirational seventeenth century Tofte Manor set in its own grounds.

Tofte Manor with its labyrinth, sanctuary, sitting rooms, log fires, courtyards and rolling gardens provides the perfect canvas for our work together. Tofte Manor is 60 miles north of London and is easily accessible by car, train or plane. Find out more about beautiful Tofte Manor by visiting their website Guests are welcome to arrive from 3.00pm on Friday 13th October. The Retreat will close at 4.00pm on Sunday 15th October 2017. Full Joining instructions will be sent our in July 2017

Your Hosts

Karyn Prentice is Assistant Director for Training, Coaching Supervision Academy. Karyn is an accredited Coach with Association for Coaching, a member of ICF and an Accredited Coach Supervisor with CSA since 2008. She is in the frontline teaching team at CSA co-facilitating in London, Seattle and France and works bilingually. She is one of the authors of ‘Full Spectrum Supervision’ published September 2013. Karyn is a UKCP accredited transpersonal psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher. She is particularly drawn to Mother Nature as a source of inspiration and teacher in her life and her practice.



Elaine Patterson is an international Master Coach, Accredited Coach Supervisor and Writer. She is also Director: Creative Development at the Coaching Supervision Academy | International Centre for Reflective Practice. Elaine’s passion is to bring the humanizing, energizing and creative powers of reflection to leaders, people professionals and development practitioners everywhere for courageous, compassionate, courageous and ethical practice. Elaine takes her inspiration from her love of the arts, history, mediation, writing, poetry and Nordic walking.


Here is what past participants said

 “Please allow me to recommend this lovely retreat. Karyn and Elaine are masters of creation – in orchestrating a profound and magical setting and process. I came in need of refreshing and depart sated in body and soul. Allow yourself this retreat. Your heart will thank you. And I thank Karyn and Elaine and Tofte Manor.

Adrienne McDunn from USA

 The retreat was an absolute joy to be part of.  It was skillfully planned and expertly facilitated in a way that seemed effortless (but I am sure it wasn’t!).  There was plenty to do or not do as you so wished.  The group, the individuals and the energy were allowed to naturally flow.  The venue was superb.  I felt hugely rejuvenated and think that I achieved very significant personal results in a short space of time: changes that are lasting.  I would attend again. Go in with an open mind and heart, be ready to deeply relax and yet challenge yourself, wake up the right brain and BREATHE”

Viv Chitty, Director of Viv Chitty Associates, Executive Coach and Coach Supervisor.

 “The Autumn retreat at Tofte Manor was a rare-treat. The spirit of it echoed harmoniously with the magic of the place and created a wonderful space in which to attend to our bodies, minds and souls and harvest.”

“L’esprit de cette retraite automnale a trouvé un écho harmonieux dans la magie de Tofte Manor et a créé un précieux espace de récolte saisonnière pour nos corps, esprits et âmes.”

Edith Coron. Paris- Beijing: Global Leadership Coach (PCC-ICF) and Coach Supervisor

 “The elegant manor, steeped in time, nourished and settled me. The fields, gardens, tree elders, and sculptures called to me. The labyrinth unburdened and lifted me. I played and shared with the other participants, speaking less of work and more of life. And over it all Elaine, Karyn and Jo directed the retreat with skill and permeated my experience with love”.

Elizabeth Fowler MD LLC: Spiritual Direction: Leadership & Life Coaching

 “I can’t recommend this retreat highly enough.  An expertly designed and facilitated retreat which created ease and space for each individual, sumptuous accommodation, refreshing and energizing food and overall nourishment for the soul.  I felt welcomed, supported, listened to and encouraged throughout the weekend.  I left feeling surprised and delighted by the whole experience.  The best investment I have made in myself in a long time”

Gail Lineham: Aspire People Development

Your Investment

Eligible for 20 hours CPD

Costs are inclusive of luxury dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation, coffees, teas, and lunches, materials, creative workshops, hosting, facilitating, campfire, labyrinth and exclusive use of the whole House with its extensive Gardens and nature trials.

£710    A discounted rate for all CSA accredited graduates, recognising your commitment to CSA |ICRP and for CSA students; newly qualified graduates encouraging you to retain a long term relationship with CSA |ICRP; and also for anyone who attended the last Retreat at Tofte in September 2016

£760   A discounted rate for all CSA Diploma Graduates not in the groups above

£855    Full price.

No VAT Is payable

Click here to book your place

£200 deposit will secure your place.

Final balance due 17th July 2017.

Payment by instalments are possible. Please email Sam Fremantle for more details



  • VAT is not payable
  • £40 reduction if you want to share a twin room and please state on booking. We will consult on matching!
  • CPD Certificates will be provided
  • Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements when booking
  • Please note: There is some shared use of bathrooms in the main house (one bathroom between two rooms) due to planning restrictions on the Manor. However, the rooms in the Manor are all stunning and all have washstands. If you would prefer ensuite in the Courtyard. Two courtyard rooms also share a shower room. Please state on booking and the ensuites will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

“What are you planting today to harvest tomorrow?”

Lailah Gifty Akita

 If you would to find out more please contact Karyn on or Elaine at



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