Experiencing the Sanctuary
The retreats are not for the faint-hearted; guests should expect a deep, personal journey that leaves them changed. Retreats include Path of Love, Hoffman Process, Men without Masks, Bodhimaya, Elevation Barn, Balance Holidays and the Institute of Science and Consciousness.
This kind of transformational content requires the right facilities, which is where the Sanctuary excels. Avalon is the Sanctuary’s state-of-the-art wellbeing centre, complete with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a mediation pod, sauna, steam, therapeutic rooms and a range of spaces for retreat work. The centre neighbours Utopia, where plant-based foods are a high priority.
Guest accommodation is varied and curated to suit a range of budgets. 15 holiday cottages and houses have been set aside for retreat guests – all original and comfortable, with a mix of contemporary and historic architecture. For those looking for unrivalled first-class luxury, the main 1597 historic Hall is one the UK’s best-restored historic houses, with five-star comfort and facilities.
Wellbeing through nature
Some of the more surprising facilities on this historic Estate include wild swimming, a woodland sauna, fire temple, sweat lodge, moon baths and an outdoor amphitheatre.
Another surprise awaiting guests is that Broughton Sanctuary hosts a sizeable and increasingly respected nature recovery programme, underscoring the focus on inner and outer transformation.
Over the last two years nearly 300,000 trees have been planted on site, alongside environmental recovery measures such as flood prevention and regenerative farming. The Sanctuary is at the forefront of wellbeing through connection with nature.
Dubbed a ‘wellbeing Center Parcs’, Broughton is fast becoming a go-to destination in this era of transformation. In the words of Paris Ackrill, co-founder of Avalon: ‘We need to re learn that each person can change the world and be a force for good’ – and this is the place to do just that.