Winter Wanderlust: Embrace the Beauty of the Season
Ardmay House Retreat Centre, Arrochar, Scotland | 9-12 November
Unleash Your Potential: Elevate Performance with Awareness, Breathwork, and Movement.
Our retreat empowers teams and individuals to reach new heights, optimising performance through a powerful combination of mindfulness practices, breathwork techniques, and functional movement.
With expert guidance and immersive experiences, you’ll learn to unlock your full potential and tap into your inner strength. Whether you’re looking to enhance your physical abilities, boost your mental clarity, or develop stronger teamwork skills, our retreat has something for everyone.
Don’t settle for mediocrity. Join us on a journey of discovery and growth, and unlock the power within. Book your spot today and unleash your potential.
Welcome to Winter Wanderlust: A Retreat for Nature Lovers and Adventurers
Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with the natural world on our Winter Wanderlust retreat. Surrounded by stunning winter landscapes, you’ll embark on a journey of discovery, exploring the beauty of nature through movement and mindfulness.
Our retreat is designed for individuals who crave adventure and have a passion for outdoor exploration. Over four days, you’ll have the opportunity to hike through temperate rain forests, scenic trails, and take in breathtaking views of snow-capped (hopefully) Arroachar Alps.
But Winter Wanderlust is about more than just physical activity. We’ll explore hot and cold therapy with outdoor wood-smoked saunas, and also guide you through daily qigong and meditation sessions to help you find peace and clarity amidst the natural beauty of your surroundings.
At night, you’ll rest and rejuvenate in cozy rooms, complete with warm blankets and all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. We also provide nutritious meals that will fuel your body and keep you energised throughout the retreat.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to reconnect with nature, discover new skills, and create lasting memories. Book your spot today and join us for a winter adventure you’ll never forget.
Discover the healing power of nature at our retreat.
Nestled in the heart of Scotland’s Atlantic woodland and Celtic temperate rainforest, our retreat offers a unique opportunity to connect with the natural world and experience its energizing effects.
Guided walks, optional trail runs, and forest bathing sessions will help you fully immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings, allowing you to relax, rejuvenate, and recharge.
Research has shown that spending time in nature can be incredibly beneficial to your physical and mental wellbeing. By taking a break from the stresses of everyday life and connecting with the natural world, you’ll emerge from our retreat feeling refreshed, revitalised, and inspired.
Don’t miss this opportunity to escape to the beauty of the Scottish wilderness and experience the transformative power of nature. Book your spot today and start your journey to wellness.
Who Is this Retreat For?
- Anyone looking to take time out for personal and professional development
- Companies who want to bring team members together to motivate, and learn new lifeskills
- Medical doctors, therapists and other health professionals who are looking to gain a deeper understanding in breathwork and functional movement
Looking for an alternative to the traditional corporate retreat? Our company retreats offer a refreshing escape from the usual routine, providing a unique and enriching experience in nature.
Our retreats are designed to be an effective space for learning, growth, and exploration. Whether you’re seeking team-building exercises, leadership development, or a chance to recharge and refocus, our retreats provide a perfect opportunity to unleash your true potential.
With expert facilitators and stunning natural settings, we’ll guide you through a range of activities that will challenge and inspire you. From group challenges to mindfulness practices, you’ll emerge from our retreats feeling energised, focused, and inspired.
Escape the stress and monotony of the everyday and discover what you’re truly capable of. Book your spot on our next company retreat and experience the transformative power of nature.
Ardmay House Retreat Centre, Arrochar, Scotland
A complete immersive experience
For individuals, couples, teams
For all ages and fitness levels
Special bonus courses (worth £590)
Build a stronger, more empowered, and confident self
Reduce stress and improve mood
Enhance focus and performance
Learn new life skills to help think critically and creatively, build relationships, and be healthy and happy
- Onboarding call prior to the retreat with one of your coaches
- Transfers to and from Glasgow Central Station (Thurs & Sun)
- Double or single rooms with shared bathrooms
- Small group
- All meals, accommodation, and training sessions
- Take away a programme of simple exercises to incorporate into your everyday life
+ Special Bonuses
- Optimised Your Breathing Online Course (worth £295)
- Exploring HRV Online Course (worth £295)
£1495.00 per person
We have double and single rooms all with shared bathroom facilities.
Gray believes that mental and physical health is optimised by efficient breathing, a focused mind, and body awareness.
He is a UK specialist personal trainer, running coach, and breath coach with a master certification in the Oxygen Advantage® and Buteyko methods.
Gray trained with internationally-renowned coaches Patrick McKeown (breath), Lee Holden (meditation, tai chi, and Qigong), and Danny Dreyer (ChiRunning).
Gray has the privilege of guiding the breathwork sessions on the ASICS Movement For Mind programme led by prominent mental health researcher, Dr Brendon Stubbs.
The programme launched in 2021, documented the mental wellbeing of a group of nearly 200 volunteers with remarkable results, showing that 70% of participants were more active after completing the programme.
Gray is the founder and director of Adventures In Movement.
Andrew is a Master Oxygen Advantage instructor, with a specialised interest in heart rate variability. He’s also the founder of Performance Breathworks.
Andrew has worked in the outdoor health and wellness industry for 20 years and helped thousands of children and adults become more resilient and achieve their goals through a variety of activities.
Currently he works with, corporates, professional and amateur sport, schools, and individuals as well as organising and leading retreats and adventure holidays.
Our specially-designed 4-day programme includes Qigong practice; Oxygen Advantage® breathwork; invigorating hot and cold therapy in our outdoor, wood-smoke saunas, and a dip in the loch; freshly-prepared nourishing meals designed and cooked by our onsite nutrition coach.
After over 20 year of managing a busy kithcen serving home-cooked food to children and adults, Margaret decided to train as a Practical Nutrition Coach with The Nutrition Coach Academy.
With a knowledge of food and diet and practical cooking skills built up over a lifetime, alongside a passion for wellness and nutrition, she wanted to help as many people as possible on their journey to better heath and wellbeing.
Margaret is a mother of two grown-up children and a grandmother to four. Complementing her interest in food, Margaret loves to grow fruit and vegetables in her garden in Arrochar.
Margaret is a member of the Complementary Medical Association.
Thursday 30 March – 2 PM
- Pick up from Glasgow Central Station (optional at midday)
- Light lunch
- Welcome and introductions
- Increasing Awareness
- Optimal Breathing and the Principles of OA® (the science and experience)
- Mindful Movement and Breath with Qigong Practice
- Dinner and discussion
Friday 31 March – 7:30 AM
- Early morning Qigong
- Leisurely breakfast and Day 1 recap
- Nature & The Nervous System (Exploring the Rainforest)
- Building Resilience Through Breathwork
- Wood-smoked outdoor sauna and loch dip
- Supper and discussion
Saturday 1 April – 7:30 AM
- Early morning Qigong
- Leisurely breakfast and Day 2 recap
- Nature And The Nervous System (Exploring the Rainforest)
- Focus & Flow: Balancing Mind & Body
- Sauna and loch dip
- Supper and discussion (Biofeedback and HRV)
Sunday 2 April – 7:30 AM to 2 PM
- Early morning Qigong
- Leisurely breakfast and Day 3 recap
- Enhancing Energy: Move With Ease (walk, walk/run, run)
- Reflections & New Directions
- 2 PM close
Beyond The Retreat
- We offer group support for one month following your retreat
- Exploring HRV Online Course – Group catch up with either Gray or Andrew every 6 weeks
What Our Clients Say
SThe coaches and the group make for a wonderful experience whether you are on the trail, during Qigong session or enjoying breakfast, there is great synergy with this group.