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The Flame Retreats® led by world class expert with 30+ years experience, are deeply healing and life-changing, aiding transformational health, wellness and self-discovery. They are in a tranquil sanctuary, set within the Shropshire hills in the midst of the stunning, peaceful and outstanding natural beauty, called the Long Mynd. Our luxurious venue “The Homestead” overlooks the stunning mountains and endless green fields, embodying a warm, friendly and inviting environment, which many describe as “home from home”.  

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Gurmat Therapy Men's Retreat: Authentic masculinity
Date:​ Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th February 2024 | The Homestead, Shropshire Hills of Outstanding Natural Beauty | Only 7 Spaces available

Building on our 20+ years' experience of running retreats worldwide, The Flame Retreats® have uniquely brought together world class expertise, authentic ancient wisdom and the latest science in human development to deliver a profound retreat experience with positive and transformative impact on our health, wellbeing and personal development. 


In 2024, we welcome to a transformative Men's Only Retreat journey into the depths of the masculine spirit, a weekend retreat designed to awaken and empower the modern man on a profoundly psycho-spiritual level. Join us on a quest for self-discovery and growth, as we embark on a journey to redefine and cultivate a healthy masculine self-image.


In the sacred sanctuary of this retreat, we will delve into the heart of masculinity, exploring the intricacies of forging genuine connections and dismantling the toxic patterns that may have been ingrained through societal conditioning. It's time to shed the burdens of outdated norms and self-limiting barriers that hinder our authentic expression.


Our focus extends beyond mere recognition of healthy and unhealthy states; we aim to guide you in the process of overcoming toxicity, both within and without. Through introspective practices and shared experiences, we will unravel the layers that have obscured the true essence of your inner strength.

  • Break the Silence: Create a safe space for men to openly discuss their emotions and challenges, breaking free from societal expectations that discourage vulnerability.

  • Challenge Toxic Masculinity: Encourage a shift away from harmful norms promoting aggression, emotional suppression, and dominance, fostering healthier attitudes towards emotions, relationships, and self-expression.

  • Reduce Stigma: Combat the stigma attached to mental health issues, allowing men to engage in open conversations without fear of judgment and promoting a more accepting and understanding society.

  • Build Emotional Intelligence: Provide tools and strategies for men to develop emotional intelligence, empowering them to better navigate and express their feelings for improved well-being.

  • Improve Relationships: Address mental health concerns to enhance personal and interpersonal relationships, fostering more meaningful and fulfilling connections with others.

  • Prevent Crises: Proactive mental health support identifies and addresses issues before they escalate, promoting overall well-being and resilience.

  • Promote Self-Care: Encourage men to prioritize self-care for mental and emotional well-being, offering opportunities for self-reflection, relaxation, and coping mechanism development.

  • Encourage Help-Seeking Behavior: Serve as a gateway for men to seek professional help, bridging the gap between reluctance and the support they need.

  • Empower Personal Growth: Support men in exploring personal growth and self-discovery, providing tools and insights for a better understanding of themselves and their aspirations.

  • Address Unique Challenges: Tailor mental health retreats to tackle challenges specific to men, such as societal expectations, career pressures, and difficulties expressing vulnerability, ensuring effective and targeted support.


Meditation, a powerful tool for cultivating right-mindfulness and tapping into the vast reservoirs of inner wisdom, will be at the core of our journey. Explore the boundless potential of your mind and unlock the gates to a deeper understanding of self. We will delve into the ancient art of chi cultivation, awakening the life force within and harmonising mind, body, and consciousness. 


This exclusive retreat is not just an escape from the demands of daily life; it is an invitation to embrace vulnerability, explore the uncharted territories of your soul, and forge meaningful connections with like-minded individuals. Together, we will create a space where authenticity is celebrated, and the journey towards a healthier, more conscious masculinity begins.


Join us for a weekend of profound self-discovery, where you'll emerge renewed, empowered, and equipped with the tools to navigate the complexities of modern masculinity with grace and authenticity. The path to a healthier, more connected version of yourself awaits. Are you ready to embark on this transformative journey?

During this transformative retreat weekend, you will be working with a world-renowned Right-Mindfulness pioneer and Transpersonal Health expert, Master Dav Panesar (founder of Gurmat Therapy Metaphysical Science & Psychospiritual Psychology) who with his endless wisdom, lived experience and depth, will create a safe and supportive space for your journeying and healing. Our intention for this exclusive retreat is to create a space of transformation and renewal, where we can release old patterns and open ourselves up to new possibilities. Throughout our flame retreat weekend, we will also have time for self-care, reflection, and integration. We will enjoy nourishing vegetarian meals, nature walks, and other activities designed to support our journey and deepen our connection to the natural world.

This weekend getaway is an engaging and transformational experience that not only offers a physical rest, psychological, emotional contentment and rejuvenation, but also offers us the knowledge and practical approach to self-compassion and self-care, food as medicine and movement to cultivate both internal health and increasing agility and energy. 

The retreat offers the ultimate a safe haven to unwind, transform and revitalise – making you healthier, happier and feeling whole with life changing results. 

The Flame Retreats® are facilitated by recognised specialists and world class experts in Meditation, Yoga, Ayurveda & transpersonal development: 

  • Reduce anxiety, stress and depression​

  • Improve functioning of immune and nervous system 

  • Strengthen self-worth

  • Increase self-esteem

  • Cultivate self-care

  • Learn to let go

  • Renewing life

  • Create new life pathways

  • Improve health, wellbeing and relationships

  • Equip yourself with effective practical skills to help others

Who is it for?

  • Everyone who wishes to bring peace and health into their life

  • Everyone who wishes to learn about authentic holistic health interventions rooted in eastern wisdom

  • Everyone who wishes to arm themselves with preventative measures against ill-health 

  • For therapists and other health professionals



The cost of this retreat includes accommodation, training, full-board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) including dinner on the Friday evening, through to lunch on the Sunday (all vegetarian, ayurvedic, regional and organic food).
Including shared bathroom facilities. 

Cost options (Early bird £100 discount applied until 31st December 2023:

  1. £595 - (was £695 - per person for a private room in-house (double bed) - 1 available 

  2. £495- (was £595 - per person for a shared room in-house (single bed) 

You will need to make your own way to the venue which is set in the national trust countryside in Shropshire. There is parking available and collection from Church Stretton train station can be arranged.

Once you have booked your space, we will send you a email with all the necessary information prior to the retreat.

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Your holistic health and healing specialist, teacher and expert retreat guide: 

Master Dav Panesar

With over 35+ years experience, Master Dav Panesar is a world class expert, pioneer, visionary and specialist in teaching transformative and optimal health & wellness interventions backed by advanced self-healing sciences and rooted in ancient wellbeing heritage traditions. Bridging the gap between science and spirituality, Master Dav is a mind-body & heart medicine expert, pioneer of authentic right-mindfulness (samasatti) based health intervention in the UK and a prominent figure in transpersonal (psycho-spiritual) & transformative health and wellness medicine, as well as a Public speaker. He is an international pioneer of right-mindfulness and contemplative based health interventions in the UK, with over 30 years of experience in developing, teaching and working with transpersonal & consciousness based psychology, right-mindfulness, and mindfulness-based approaches and models within the health, public and the private sector that has earned him international respect and recognition, making him and his approaches highly sought after. Master Dav facilitates all the Right-Mindfulness classes, workshops, courses and retreats at The Flame. Master Dav founded the revolutionary Gurmat Therapy health model that redefines, health, wellbeing and what it means to be human.

Health support classes:

Every Tuesday | 1.00pm - 2.00pm | The Flame Coventry | £6.00

Every Thursday | 5.30pm - 6.30pm | The Flame Coventry | £6.00

Ran 2 free sessions weekly, every Thurs & Sun to over 4000+ people on Facebook Live for 3+ years

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