A WEEKEND ADVENTURE TO FREE YOUR SOUL
The Wild Pause is an escape into the wilderness to liberate your soul’s deepest desire for freedom. It’s designed for the adventurer that lies dormant within you. The wild one who has been trapped by life’s circumstances, and is desperate to break out of society’s mould of who they should be and what they should be doing.
It’s for the one who has said - enough. Take to me somewhere I have not yet been, so I can become the person I'm meant to be. Give me my freedom and show me the way forward. At the Wild Pause you will meet the wild one that lives inside of you. The silent risk taker, the inner rebel and the forgotten warrior.
You will be invited and pushed to meet life beyond your comfort zone - and from this place nature will hold you and guide you to overcome your life’s challenges and constraints.
Through nature’s reflection, you’ll discover what you seek is always within and around you.
It's a physical journey
You’ll be cooking and sleeping under the stars, feeling the earth beneath your feet, feeling the wind on your face, trekking through the unknown. Nature will awaken all your physical senses in a way that will enliven your soul.
It's a mental exploration
You’ll gain insight on how you cope with change and the unpredictable rawness of nature and life. As you get pushed out of your comfort zone, your mind will forge new neural pathways that will strengthen your muscle to respond to life’s challenges.
It's an emotional connection
As you let nature hold you and invigorate every cell your body you’ll feel more freedom and joy in your heart than ever before. The embodied connection you seek for is always within you and available through nature.
It's a spiritual quest
By letting go of everything in your life and bathing in the vastness of the wild, you will find your true essence reflected in nature. The inner knowing you seek is revealed through all of Nature’s clues.
Coach & Pause Retreat Facilitator
Nicola was a self-described workaholic with a successful career in global advertising until the pace and pressure resulted in full on burnout in 2005. A deep journey of inner healing and connection followed and now she runs her own coaching business to help other people slow down, breathe again and reconnect with what is truly important to them; offering 1-on-1 coaching sessions, workshops and retreats in nature.
Nicola's adventurous spirit has taken her across the globe travelling much of the world on foot, by train, plane, sailing across the Pacific, living in trees to building sustainable communities with local tribes and clans on tropical islands.
The Pause Retreats were founded by Danielle Marchant. Nicola has been a Pause Retreat facilitator since 2016. The Wild Pause was created for those who are strong physically, but mentally and emotionally feel trapped by the life they have created. Through nature the senses are heightened and stimulated to bring inner reflection and clarity, with freedom being the ultimate aim.
Ian began his expedition career 20 years ago as an Expedition Leader in the Royal Navy. He has led expeditions all over the world, from New Zealand, to Africa and the Antarctic, honing his skills in the harshest of environments.
Over the past 10 years Ian has worked with scientists and engineers within the British Antarctic Survey, building and repairing research establishments, setting up temporary field camps, while studying all of the amazing wildlife you can find throughout this amazing continent.
His polar experience culminated in being asked to join Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the world’s greatest living explorer, on the ‘Coldest Journey’ Expedition as the team’s engineer. The Coldest Journey was the 1st ever attempt to cross the Antarctic Continent in winter. Ian is one of only 5 people on the planet ever to have attempted this feat.
As an experienced Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, Ian is an ISKGA (International Sea Kayak Guide Association) guide, BCU (British Canoe Union) Level 2 coach, BSUPA (British Stand Up Paddleboard Association) Level 2 instructor, British Cycling Mountain Bike Leader and trained Mountain Leader. His passion for teaching and progression in an outdoor environment is second to none.
Now based in Cornwall, Ian runs Vertical Blue, offering tailor made adventures throughout the county.
Cornwall’s dramatic landscape and beauty makes it the perfect place for the Wild Pause. You will roam free on towering cliffs, discover yourself in secret coves and secluded beaches and have time to reflect as you float along meandering rivers.
There’s a mystical aspect to Cornwall – a land of folklore, myths and legends. It’s a place where magic happens and nature is divinely unpredictable.
We can’t promise you sparkling sunshine, Cornwall’s dramatic weather moves to it’s own rhythm, but that will all be part of the wildness!
6th - 8th of July 2018
389 GBP per person
10% Feburary Discount on all bookings made by February 28th 2018
Tent and meals included
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