06 - 07 June 2020

(Sorry this retreat is now full)


Virtual retreat programme.


07:30  Mindful movement

09:00  Introductions

            Setting intention

            Guest speaker and share

11:00  Break

11:30  Breathwork Workshop

13:00  Group share and closing

13:30  End of day one


07:30  Mindful movement

09:00  Recap with Q&A

10:00  Visualisation

10:30  Creative workshop

11:00  Break

11:30  Facilitated group share

13:00  Integration and closing

13:30  End of day two

There will be a maximum of 12 participants in each retreat.

Ahead of the retreat, a recommended reading list will be provided.

At the end of day one, participants will be provided with a workbook, to help with process and reflection.

To find out more about the workshop modules, read this article published on our journal.

Other dates:

20 - 21 June 2020 (full)

18-19 July 2020

22-23 August 2020

2 Day Virtual Retreat £350pp

Subsidies are available upon request

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Who am i? A retreat series exploring identity as a gay man.

Find out more here.

Our trusted team.

Throughout the duration of the retreat, you’ll work in close collaboration with each of the team members, in respect of their given workshop. There will be a lead figure present throughout, whose role will alternate as facilitator and supervisor of each workshop. They will not be offering any counselling or diagnoses, relating to psychological issues that attendees may be experiencing throughout the retreat. In the case of significant distress, additional or subsequent support will be sign-posted or referred as required.


To find out out more about each team member read this journal article.

Nathan Morse

Lead facilitator.

Jonny Benjamin

Guest speaker.

Nick Kientsch

Mindful movement.

James Dowler



About our approach.

It’s important to state that we are not a rehabilitation or intervention centre. Nor are we providing one-on-one medical or psychological advice. We would highly recommend individuals with concerns relating to pre-existing mental health conditions, substance misuse and related disorders to seek immediate professional help. We are certainly not providing a ‘cure’, and this isn’t a therapy session. We are however offering a safe space to get curious, open up and discuss with others, aspects of your life you’re finding challenging. This isn’t bootcamp either. But it also isn’t going to be easy. To get the most out of it is going to require work, commitment and an open attitude. We won’t be telling you to quit your job or become a spiritual healer. We won’t be telling you anything in fact. We are purely laying out some alternative routes of investigation. The actions you take and the changes you make will be your choice.

Our partners.

Your safety.

Your safety is our main priority. For this reason we will need to ask participants for some personal medical information, before we can confirm your place on the workshop. These are standard questions, there to protect your safety and everyone else involved. This information will only be shared on a need to know basis and will be GDPR compliant. We will also be undertaking other necessary safety measures during and post-retreat.


About the organisers.

Michael Stephens

Co-founder of Create Space.

“I struggled for many years accepting my own sexuality. Since coming out over 10 years ago, I’ve also battled with mental and physical health challenges, and worked through periods of complete exhaustion. I'm so thankful that I was eventually able to address these issues, and make some important changes in my life.”

Maylis Djikalou

Transformational Coach and Events Curator.

“It was in the darkest moments that I discovered the gift of desperation, and with it, eventually came the courage to talk. I wanted to devote my energy and curiosity to help others become more agile and connected emotionally throughout life transitions.”

A bit about Create Space.

We at Create Space organise bespoke retreat and workshop experiences in the UK, Europe and online. 

Our unique transformational programmes are designed to inspire, empower, and build a more supportive, creative community. We want our guests to leave excited to continue on their own path of self-discovery, self-care and with a deeper connection to what’s meaningful to them.


For more information or enquiries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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