Primrose Haven Retreats

 The Magical Resonance of Celtic, Druidic & Pre-Celtic Sounds with Ceremony and an optional Sweat Lodge

A Retreat Weekend will run in 10-12/13 May 2024with an option to stay on Sunday night through to Monday afternoon for a Sweat Lodge and to explore our sovereignty at the Stone of Destiny. For this, the cost will include 3 nights' single accommodation. The cost for Friday - Sunday afternoon with food and accommodation is £215; the cost through until Monday afternoon with a Sweat Lodge led by Carol Youngson who runs Heartsong Sweatlodges in Devon, is £305.



We will be sharing some of the practices and deep wisdom of our Celtic and Druidic ancestors, looking at the symbolism that guided their lives and spiritual practices, ways in which they would have connected with the great megalithic monuments and the magical sounding that they embraced to honour and connect with their environment and spirit worlds.  This can be an opening to begin the journey to discover our indigenous souls. There will be particular focus on working with spirals and spiral consciousness, which the Celtic and Druidic people held in great reverence. There will also be a focus on ceremony. Read feedback about the course below.

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"I am filled with gratitude for the whole experience of this weekend; for the transfer of knowledge, for the connection to the land, spirit ancestors, plants, stars and the people that were here - and the opportunity to be me and to voice joyfully. I was so glad to find and take my step on the Spiral Path. Thanks especially to Paul, Jan and Carol." Nicki - May 2023

"What a wonderful experience! Primrose Haven hosts so many incredible sacred spaces in a backdrop of stunning nature, providing the perfect setting for this retreat. There were many interesting, informative and important teachings, as well as powerful meditations, chants and practices. The singing in the Emissary Circle was a particularly moving and potent experience. Paul and Jan delivered everything ( the course, the singing, the great food!) beautifully and with much grace. They held the space perfectly. The energy of the course attracted some very lovely fellow participants, which enhanced the whole experience. We laughed together, we cried together, we sweated together ( in the rather special Sweat Lodge). A truly unique retreat, not to be missed! " Elinor - May 2023

"A wonderful experience full of wisdom and magic. I feel really honoured to have been a part of it. I enjoyed every aspect of the weekend - activity packed but with enough down time to rest and integrate. I loved the variety - Qi Gong, stories, sounding, Sweat Lodge, songs, poems and great food! Thank you Paul and Jan for sharing your wisdom, sacred space and loving energy." Paddy - May 2023

"A fabulous weekend with old friends and new. I felt more engaged than I normally do and feel fully relaxed and rejuvenated. Thank you, with love." Neil - May 2023

"A very enjoyable and nourishing weekend for the soul with great teachers and lovely people. The land is magical .... truly it is (that word gets over-used) and I felt safely held." Sue - May 2023

"I enjoyed every monent of it (even the tricky bits!). It took me to places I was not expecting. I loved the pace of the sessions, the spaces we used indoors and outdoors. Accommodation and food was amazing :)  THANK YOU! The whole thing felt very safe and facilitated a deep exploration of my path and things I will take forward with me always. Blessed be xx" Becky - May 2023

"Paul and Jan and the rest of the group - what an amazing space and amazing course. It felt special, significant and important to connect and practice some of the Celtic sounds; especially important for me personally to experience the Sweat Lodge. I truly hope as many people as possible can learn and practice just a few of the practices Paul has introduced to us. Paul, Jan and this land, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for being here at this time on planet Earth." Karen - May 2023

"A very educational and spiritual weekend. Whether you know nothing about Celtic Sounds as I did, or whether you are conversed in it, it is beneficial for all.  But this weekend was not just about that. It was an experience to live and eat with nature; to try out new experiences, new tastes, new sounds and with the added benefit of being with like-minded amazing people throughout the whole process. Highly recommended; would come again. Life changing if you allow it. Thank you."  Judith - May 2022

"Was completely nourished, physically, mentally and emotionally. Perfect weekend. Nurtured from beginning to end. Loved it - left feeling complete."  Sharon - May 2022

"Fantastic unique experience. Feeling very uplifted and full of gratitude to Paul and Jan."  Martina - May 2022

"Wonderful weekend, great hosts. Highly recommend. Leaving feeling very grounded. I will be back."  Jennifer - May 2022

"An incredible experience, greater than I could ever have expected. A lot of wisdom and knowledge shared, with really powerful chanting and singing. Thanks Paul and Jan, much love."  Felipe - May 2022

"Deep work, deep connection, deep love. A weekend of opening blossoming with all that is. Thank you, from the heart that is now 2 x bigger."  Carmel - May 2022

"So much learning, connection and magic.  The use of our voice together with Mother Earth inspiring and listening is incredible and deeply powerful. Blessings and thanks to you both and I always look forward to when we will meet again.  Much love and happiness." Rikk - Sept 2019

"Wonderful, refreshing, insightful experience." Debbie - Sept 2019

"It really was a wonderful experience and so good to be with you both again and back on the land; what a blessing.  The practical exercises were just perfect and felt appropriate.  The physical space, the Sound Chamber, the willow Labyrinth, the Triple Spiral, the Emissary Wheel - couldn't be more perfect.  What you have created at Primrose is just exceptionally special.  The subject matter really interesting and the information you shared fascinating.  Thank you both from the bottom of my heart for everything that you do."Ali L - 2019

"I absolutely love it. Very healing, nourishing, deeply connecting to nature which has brought me peace and calm.  I loved the 'cauldron' meditation - profound; and the Sound Chamber - again, profound.  Thank you both." Ania - Sept 2019

"Thank you both for an awesome weekend.  I leave you feeling more connected to myself and my heart centre, but also the Earth and all connnected to it. Walking the triple spiral Labyrinth was very profound for me; I have always been drawn to spirals and never knew why.  Thank you for introducing me to Awen.  " Helen - Sept 2019

"Many thanks for the awesome weekend and it was great to be part of this large group." Karen - Sept 2019

"Joyful, deep, spacious, heartfelt, heart-led weekend.  So good to come back for a second Celtic Sounds weekend and see how the teachings had grown and deepened.  I thought the Sweat Lodge brought it all together and cleansed gently what had been worked on through the weekend.  As always, amazing food and care from Jan.  Thank you Paul, wishing you a wonderful transition into Autumn and the next phase of the cycle at Primrose Haven." Ali G - Sept 2019

"The retreat was amazing. I have been on several workshops at Paul's. This time to have the privilege of being part of the first group to walk the new triple spiral labyrinth and then a sweat lodge was just beautiful. Jan's food as always was wonderful and the shepherd's hut really cosy. I will be back." Jenni - Sept 2018

"Thank you Paul and Jan for another magical weekend with you in the Garden of Eden that you have co-created. A time of sacred union with the nature spirits of the land and my Celtic & Druid ancestors; walking & toning your new 3-fold labyrinth with the trees being the whispering, wise witnesses; making our sounds in the Sound Chamber & toning them to a state of blissful stillness; finally sweating out and releasing all that had been evoked for transformation into the womb of the Goddess and her inner fire. Wonderful, deep healing and letting go all the tight woundings of my past that had been held in, clenched in my solar plexus. Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend of restoration of my true, authentic self. Blessing and love." Carolin - Sept 2018

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"The whole Primrose Haven Centre is an oasis of earth connection in pristine pure energies of Gaia. Earth is truly alive here and it is deeply relaxing and healing to simply be here. The facilities here are awesome: the Triple Spiral Labyrinth is a powerful place for ancestral connection, healing and connection with Mother Earth; the Tetrahedral Earth Mandala is a place to ground deep and high; the Sound Chamber built into the earth is a great space for workshops and sound healing and the Celtic Sweat Lodge rounds off the wonderful offerings of Primrose Haven Centre - a real hidden gem in the idyllic Welsh countryside near the Black Mountains. Come and refresh yourself in the well of the pristine, pure and unpolluted Gaia,as it used to be and deepen into yourself. I highly recommend it!" Padma - Sept 2018

"Thank you. I think things were done in a beautiful way over the weekend. Many thanks for your care over the food. I would also like to think this sharing journey will continue." Clive - Sept 2018

"This whole experience completely exceeded my expectations and opened up my heart to the beauty and infinite connections that can be found within nature and within my own being, thanks to the Incredible teachings of Jan and Paul throughout the weekend. I will keep this whole experience deep within my heart forever and will take everything I've learned with me everywhere I go. Infinite gratitude and blessings to Paul and his sacred land which opened so much within me. Thank you." Bethan - Sept 2018

"I never came with any expectation as you can miss the subtle offerings... this weekend, from my initial meeting of lovely, warm Jan to stepping out of my comfort zone with sound and the beautiful, heartfelt teachings from Paul, I can honestly say something has changed and shifted within me and this is all down to the safe and loving environment... I have learnt, I have felt and I have loved this weekend. Thank you very much." Alex - Sept 2018

"It was amazing to experience some of the Celtic rituals, so connected with the forces of nature. It makes me want to know more and more about this ancient culture. I also received some very interesting inspiration during the weekend about future activities I'd like to create. Thank you for sharing all this wonderful knowledge." (Andrea - May 2018)

"A revelation to me. I've always wanted to find a way to connect with the land and especially the trees and the number Three I've always felt connected to. Great food and great environment." (Steve - May 2018)

"Thank you for a wonderful introduction to the Celtic/Druidic world. I enjoyed the mixture of theory and practice and have much to explore in the future. Green blessings to you and Jan." (Carole - May 2018)

"A beautiful weekend in lovely surroundings with wonderful people. Not only an insight into Celtic and Druidic spirituality and symbolism, but a deeper insight into the core principles of our entire life quest. Much to ponder. Many thanks indeed. (Alison - May 2018)

"Really inspiring. Beginning of a journey. Thank you Paul and Jan xxx (Rachel - May 2018)

"Wonderful, peaceful weekend. Beautiful shepherd's huts. Really special sacred song. Loved visiting Arthur's Stone; and food was of course, delicious. Many thanks for special teachings too. (Hilary - May 2018)

"I loved the mix of activities and the beautiful environment & connection to the sacred sounds. We had a lovely group and fantastic weekend and beautiful food". (Sian - May 2018)

"The workshop was just divine and perfectly timed for me. The love and enthusiasm with which Paul shared his huge knowledge on the subject was infectious. I have been feeling a pull to connect with the mysticism or wisdom that is closer to my roots and he opened my eyes, ears and heart to the depth of the Celtic Druidic tradition. The content was deeply enriching and it was wonderful to get out into nature to experience the energies of the Celtic ancestors. During the workshop I felt some inner shifts around my understanding and use of voice which are now being shared in my work." (Ali 2017)

"Something very special happens on Paul's workshops. He holds the space well and senses people's needs at all levels. During the Celtic Sounds course we were taken deep into the wonders of the Celtic and Druidic lore. The physical side, from the snug accommodation to the wonderful home-cooked food made by Jan just adds to the overall wellbeing one feels during the weekend. Then coming away renewed and regenerated, ready to integrate into life, somehow changed. (Jenni 2017)

"Beautiful venue, amazing food and powerful healing from the sound activities. Gorgeous people and energy and I recommend Paul and Jan one hundred percent." (Najwa 2017)

"Loved it. Beautiful space, so much to learn, delicious food, Sound Chamber is amazing, the chakra sounds deeply healing. Thank you so much." (Deborah 2017)

"Amazing weekend and lovely retreat. Everything just flowed whether in the rain, sun or by candlelight. Paul was like a storyteller - which is as I suspect what in his heart he is. Jan's food is spectacular, like she is herself. Hugs in abundance." (Jane 2017)