Village 2 Family-Friendly Retreat 2024

Saturday 10 August 2024 to Saturday 17 August 2024

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Led by: Ruth Love, Amaragita, Viryanaya and the Village Heart Team
Location: Frog Mill, nr. Throwleigh in Devon
Experience level: Open to all
Age Group: Adults and children


Adults & 17 year-olds: donation tier (includes the equivalent of the cost of one child ticket to support others)- £510, waged - £400, low waged-£325 , no wage- £250
Teen (13-16): waged-  £190, low waged- £130 , no wage- £110
Child (3-12):  waged- £140 , low waged- £110, no wage- £90
Baby (0-2): £30
Car pass: £15
Live in vehicle – large (6m+): £30
Live in vehicle – small (6m & under): £30


We gather to connect with the theme for the year. “With Arms Wide Open” will provide us with material to create a positive community on our beautiful Dartmoor land. 


There will be meditation for all, including the option for one-to-one meditation reviews, talks, yoga, daily kula groups, maybe hot tubs, games and play, creativity and green crafts. We will have rituals to connect us to the land and our highest ideals and the opportunity to connect in the lodges in separate binary-gender groups or mixed groups.


This year’s village will be fully catered. Snacks will be provided and the urns and tea stuff will be available all day. We provide cutlery and crockery for this event except for mugs - please bring your own. We will provide plenty of hot, soapy water for washing up. 

Retreat Conditions

The retreat will also be closed therefore we ask that you come for the whole time and plan not to move your vehicle after arrival until the departure day. We ask everyone to stay on site the whole time during the retreat. We have support if you need essential items during this time.Weather permitting, we will be offering an offsite walk or two in the local area during the retreat. We’ll also have a pleasantly full schedule of activities on site for all ages.



We must look after our precious land and soil structure when it comes to vehicle capacity and movement. Therefore please note the following: 

  • If you are bringing a vehicle to the retreat and it is staying onsite, you need to buy the relevant vehicle pass. This helps us to manage the number of vehicles. Please do not bring a vehicle if the relevant pass is sold out. 
  • Please plan to arrive before dark so you can be parked correctly and consciously. We will be closing the gate at dark on arrival day and will not allow further access until the next day. 



  • We have an extensive Retreat FAQ page here. Please read this thoroughly - especially the family-focused questions - and, if you have a question that isn’t answered, get in touch.
  • Further information -  including directions - will be sent out a couple of weeks before the retreat. 
  • For this retreat, we offer lifts from the bus stop at The Post Inn in Whiddon Down