Mystical Springtime Retreat

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Activity Infinite Experience
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Join us in a place between worlds on a pilgrimage back into wholeness, soul, tribe  and a reconnection to the Ancient Mysteries. 

Enter Avalon this Springtime and dive into sacred spring water, connect to the wisdom of indigenous plants, dance, sit by the fire and be guided into a deepening with land, self, community and the otherworld.  

During the springtime, the Ancient ones would journey to Avalon to experience the power that this great awakening in the Earth's cycle offered. It is a time of growth, abundance, manifestation, joy and inner spring cleaning to make way for the new. Those connected to the ancient cycles and land mysteries knew that at this time, these energies could be harvested and integrated into their lives. 

Expect a deeply nourishing and transformative weekend where we will work with these themes, guided by ancient elemental Pagan ceremony, indigenous plant medicines such as Dandelion and Marigold, breath work, somatic practices for resetting the nervous system, heart cohesion work, deep nature immersion, song and vocal/creative expression, mantra, dream work and the tending and attuning to the deeper parts of ourselves that are seeking deeper balance, nurture and love. 

If you’re ready for it, return home melted open to the medicine of your own heart and a knowing of the deeper truth residing in your bones. 

“One of the best things I've ever done in my life. So grateful to have met so many like-minded souls that were also on their journeys in life. My heart is brimming with joy as I write this.” ★★★★★ Jonathan

“My life will never be the same again. I feel like I've shed so many layers and been filled up with love and joy.” ★★★★★ Laura W

Avalon (or in this dimension, Glastonbury) is a place to be experienced to be truly understood. The myths and legends are woven into the fabric of the land, from the Holy Grail to the Great Goddess, the gateway to the galactics and the faery kingdom of Awnwnn. 

Known in ancient times as the heart of the Druids, and the heart chakra of the world, this major intersection of ley lines (energy channels of the Earth) provides a perfect place to undergo powerful transformation. 

“Transformative, life affirming, magical, I laughed, I cried, I loved, I went deep inside and I learned to accept love. It was one of the most profound weekends of my life and I'm so excited for the next one! Josh and Laura were absolutely flawless." Alex G ★★★★★


  • Arrival: 4p.m.
  • Opening circle with Cacao, connection and sound with Lila
  • Dinner
  • Practices for accessing inner wisdom with indigenous plants
  • Sunset tree wisdom walk on Chalice Hill
  • Wild Garlic medicine for dreaming
  • Deep rest and landing


  • Morning flow, Dream circle & Sanskrit Mantra practice
  • Breakfast
  • Accessing the lands of Avalon through the power of Prana: Breathwork journey with Josh
  • Lunch
  • Blue Lotus and Rose Ceremony
  • Pilgrimage to the sacred sites and gateways of the land
  • Private Ceremony at the White Spring including bathing in the water
  • Dinner
  • Fire Ceremony


  • Dream circle
  • Breakfast
  • Marigold medicine for accessing brightness and luminosity
  • Pilgrimage to Chalice Well Gardens
  • Closing circle

Highlights & practices: 

Shamanic techniques for clearing stagnancy & our energetic system learned from indigenous shamans in the Peruvian Amazon  

Pagan ceremony for connecting to and harnessing the springtime energy 

Pilgrimage to the sacred sites of Avalon (including the gateway to the underworld & a Fae portal) 

Quantum Manifestation work at powerful energetic gateways 

Plant medicine ceremonies (Blue Lotus & Cacao, Dandelion, Dream herbs from the land & flower essences) 

Fire ceremonies 

Live medicine music 

Daily meditation and heart opening practices 

Elemental QiGong for working with the element of wood, the element of spring. We will work to understand this element within us and how to rebalance anger, over-exertion and lethargy (the energies & emotions that arise when our wood is out of balance) 


If you feel a call to revisit your deeper self, return to your heart, experience soul-centric community and immerse into a land overflowing with myth, magic and holy water, this could be for you. 


Watch the highlights of our retreat on the Winter Solstice here: 


“Already a month after it happened, the experience of connection at this retreat still permeates every fiber of my being. I still find astounding how they managed to create such a bubble of heightened consciousness over a weekend where connecting with one's self and the rest of beautiful souls on the same journey felt as easy and fulfilling as it could get. Spiritual growth and a renewed sense of connection with my self were marks this retreat left in me I can now confirm are not fading away." David G ★★★★★


“The other people attending the retreat became family..the Ceremonies ran by Laura and Josh were executed with every inch of their being, the music was angelic... the only negative was that we didn't have another day. I departed full of love light peace in my soul and forever grateful to Laura and Josh for everything they did for us that weekend and can't wait for the next retreat, I will be there. Forever grateful.” Leon ★★★★★


The Venue: 

We will meet at the stunning boutique retreat centre Sambogaya on Chalice Hill. Legend has it that after Christ's death, the Holy Grail was buried on this hill. Whatever your belief, this is a deeply sacred place full of mystery and magic. 

We will have fire ceremonies in the garden, practices for soul alchemy in the Temple room & banquets cooked by our exceptional Michelin Star chef in the evenings. 

What's included: 

  • Held activities & support for the entirety of the retreat
  • Full board accommodation in beautiful retreat venue
  • All meals by our Michelin star chef: Nourishing vegan food - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Facilitation of practices and support throughout the process,
  • Private access to the White Spring
  • Cacao and other plant medicines (a combination of Dream herbs, St. John's wort, Lady's Mantle & others depending on the needs of the group)
  • Live music
  • Access to wattsapp group for carpooling options


Your Facilitator

Laura has facilitated with Psychedelic Society since 2017. After a decade of working with shamanic plant medicine, she offers transformational spaces designed to explore the darker parts of our psyche in order to experience deeper love, expansion and liberation. Currently she is studying to be a doctor of the Amazonian Master Plants and lives part time in the Amazon Rainforest with an indigenous maestro. 

Over a decade ago, she travelled the Americas working in NGOs focusing on ecological sustainability before discovering the ancient keys to the psyche found in the plants of the rainforest. Experiencing a deeper sense of reality inspired the creation of transformative arts company Infinite Experience, who travelled the world with their interactive theatre piece designed to transcend separateness. She now holds workshops, ceremonies, retreats and 1-1 sessions designed to connect people to their deeper essence guided by her experience and years of training in healing modalities. 


• Diploma in Craniosacral therapy - 1 year - CCST. In depth work with the Nervous System (anatomy & pathology); trauma informed study

• The Wisdom of Trauma course with Gabor Mate 

• Over 10 years working with shamanic diets, techniques and practice

• QiGong teacher training - 1 year - Mimi Kuo Deemer 

• Somatic Experiencing - short course - Peter Levine 

• Reclaiming your six body wisdom areas course with Suzanne Scurlock

• Masters in Acting from East 15 (Alexandra technique; somatic practice & training; Meisner technique; physical theatre; body connection work; Clown studies; Bouffon)

• BA (hons) Philosophy and Theology - consciousness studies/metaphysics - University of Nottingham and Melbourne 

More about Laura: 

Josh Swords 

Josh is somatic coach and breathwork facilitator with a speciality in neuroscience and trauma informed techniques. The core of his work is to reconnect you to your deeper truth and divine essence through releasing fear and trauma. 


• The Wisdom of Trauma course with Gabor Mate 

• Trained Somatic Experiencing practitioner - SOS Internationale - 3 years 

• 1 year breathwork training - Alchemy of Breath 

• Trauma informed coaching certificate 

• Polyvagal practice certification training 

• BA (hons) Sport Rehabilitation and Medicine - St Mary's University London 


Lila Lilianna Rose 

Lila aligns with her deep connection to her intuition, psychic awareness and ancient womb-knowing to offer support and guidance to those who feel a resonance with her offerings.

After completing Teacher Training in 2010,  Lila held Kundalini Yoga and Meditation sessions for groups and private clients in London and around the UK for over 10 years.

Also being a singer and having a deep love for the power of healing sound, she was moved to facilitate Full and New Moon Gong and Sound Bath events.

In 2012 Lila had a deeply challenging experience during her menstrual cycles which catalysed a journey into the womb and thus began her journey home to Divine Feminine wisdom.

Lila is also one half of the sacred sound and world music duo, Illumina, with her partner Anaam. For over 12 years they have shared their beautiful vocals, melodies and powerful live concerts in many festivals, sacred gatherings, transitional ceremonies and at prestigious venues such as the Royal Academy of Arts, The Indian High Commission & Alternatives UK - Saint James Church in Piccadilly.


EVENT TIMES: 16:00 on the 19th of April - 1pm on the 21st April  

LOCATION: Sambogaya boutique retreat centre, Dod Lane, Glastonbury, BA6 8BZ. 

PAYMENT PLANS: Available on request. 



Once you have booked, you will gain access to our Whatsapp group for carpooling which is where most participants find transport. 

There are various other ways to get to Glastonbury including bus, coach & train. Transportation is your personal responsibility to arrange. 

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