HotHouse invites you to a women’s retreat crafted to evoke and cultivate the power of being a woman. This transformational experience is facilitated by an all-female team of local and international expertise.

Together we’ll guide you on a four-day journey into the natural world, aligning your inner wisdom and power with the purpose of becoming a courageous and authentic leader and change-agent.

'A beautiful week of reflective learning and sharing.'
Janelle, Culture Matters, Australia

This programme, set within the stunning landscapes of the Eden Project, provides a remarkable setting in which to connect deeply with yourself and nature. It is an unrivalled place to learn, from the treetop canopy of the vast indoor rainforest to the citrus groves of the Mediterranean – you’ll be immersed in a unique global venue.  

You will experience

  • Transformation: Harnessing inner power for outer transformation by finding your authentic voice
  • Connection: By exploring the natural world at Eden, you will connect with your inner nature
  • Commonality: As womankind there is more that unites us than what separates us, encouraging us to recognise the power of being a woman, together

It is a place to share stories, to incubate ideas, to explore our relationship with each other and the natural world, and to ultimately inspire current and future leaders to do things (even if just a little bit) better.

Who is it for?  

This leadership retreat has been carefully crafted for influential women who see themselves, or are seen by others, as leaders and change agents. It's for all those women who wish to harness their personal power to become more authentic, courageous, and effective within their communities, organisations, and spheres of influence. 

We expect this special programme to be very popular, so will assemble participants with rich stories to share from diverse backgrounds and a range of sectors. Diversity is welcomed, whether that be through race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and/or life experiences. Finding your unique style of leadership is key, with support to bring that more fully into the world

‘This has been a week of love and support and insight, wrapped in great care. [It] allowed space for each of our individual journeys, but has brought us all along to our awakenings collectively.’
Claire Toogood, Arts Council England

Meet the team

Scilla Elworthy (Guest speaker)
Scilla's passion ‘is to enable leaders to make wiser decisions'. A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, she’s worked with the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the leadership teams of international companies to do just that. She’s founder of several key NGOs, set up to tackle everything from developing effective dialogue on nuclear weapons to supporting local peace-builders in conflict areas to advising young social entrepreneurs and the leadership of international corporations.

Sue Milner (Facilitator)
Sue is a practicing UKCP accredited psychotherapist based in Devon. She has a deep interest in issues of diversity, rank and power issues and how these manifest in the body as well as in the world and has worked in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. She is committed to ecological and social change, developing new models for sustainability with local community groups and is trained in an earth-based dance movement practice. Her passion is for authenticity, in relationship to each other as well as in connection to the natural world.

Pam Horton (Facilitator)
With a background in environmental education and conservation, and extensive experience designing and delivering the Eden Project's experiential learning programmes, Pam has a passion for helping people learn from nature. Having worked with everyone from schoolchildren to CEOs, she loves to explore new, innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and believes that engaging the head and the heart is key to motivating people to embrace change – whatever their age or walk of life!

June McGuire (Facilitator)
With a background in risk and change management, June synthesises more than 25 years of operational and corporate experience within leading global organisations, with her work as counsellor, coach and catalyst for individual and social change. Her work with third sector organisations has included developing and piloting new community models for health and wellbeing, based on self-care, peer support and prevention with reference to new science and technology, as well as ancient wisdoms. June’s particular passions are developing resilience and resolving individual and collective trauma, promoting of personal and global peace.

'The power of woman was well and truly evoked – thank you.'
Suzy Stollery, Pukka Herbs

How to join us

The cost of this four-day leadership retreat is £1,950 plus VAT for individual participants, which includes:

  • accommodation, food and materials
  • exclusive membership to the HotHouse Alumni
  • ongoing support and contact with Eden staff
  • a discount on further HotHouse programmes

Please talk to us about a discount for non-profit and charitable organisations.

To speak to the team, call us on 01726 818579 or get in touch via our enquiry form. This exclusive programme is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.