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Cath Lido                                                                                                                                                                               April 2022

“I highly recommend a retreat with Cath, she is my Glasgow Guru. She is warm,energetic, insightful and emotionally very wise. I so enjoyed connecting with nature, and she encouraged me to step outside my comfort zone, from wild swimming to just napping.  A week with Cath helped me to push the reset button, and to embed mindfulness practice more in my hectic daily life. It was such a pleasure to connect with the group as well, meeting other like-minded people looking to get more out of life, to dig deeper and connect more. The shared energy was fantastic, and so was the sound bathing. Highly recommend a retreat with YES, especially if you want to be able to practice peace and joy in your daily life. Thanks so much for all you did for us!”

Joanne McGee                                                                                                                                                                      March 2022

YES CPD course is the best gift you can give to yourself and your life.  You will be glad you gave yourself this amazing, wonderful opportunity.

Anon                                                                                                                                                                                     March 2022

The CPD course has transformed my thinking and enabled me to leave the past behind.  It has given me energy to face the future with positivity and love.

Caroline Phillips                                                                                                                                                                   March 2022

Fantastic experience of a weekend and would recommend to anyone who wants to explore mindfulness a little bit more.  Great location, friendly and value for money.

Lorna Baird                                                                                                                                                                          Feb 2022

I went on a YES weekend retreat.  From the very start I felt welcomed and at ease.  Cath had put a lot of thought into the mix of people she brought together -we were a group of 5 and were a great combination.  The weekend involved a range of activities - plenty of mindfulness practices, getting out in beautiful Largs and sessions with Cath and other local people.  Meals were fresh, healthy and tasty.  Cath is the most giviing, receptive and kind host and facilitator.  I left feeling very well and highly recommend Cath and YES Retreats.

Samantha Knox, Stirling                                                                                                                                                    Oct 2021

I was in a very dark place with very little support from the NHS so I decided to find something by myself to help me reset and relax.  I googled for hours and eventually the next day plucked up the courage to call Cath.  It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  When I arrived I was greeted with the biggest smile and cuddle, made to feel so welcome and at home.  The next 5 days were something that I wish everyone going through dark times could experience.  I also met 2 other amazing women who were doing this journey with me.  We laughed, cried and supported each other the whole time.  They have all taught me so many amazing things and ways to cope with what I had been feeling.  They shared their amazing experiences and I will be forever thankful to them and to Cath.  This was my journey, not everyone will look for a retreat for the same reason as me but whatever the reason is, the time away with Cath will leave an everlasting positive affect with you. I can 100% guarantee that.  Thanks Cath and keep being amazing xx

Day Workshop

Lori Conway, Paisley                                                                                                                                                      Sept 2021

Fantastic workshop.  The structure of the day was fantastic.  The safe environment and the sense of community that was created around the participants and the trainer is incredible.  It brought to me an incredible sense of love and kindness.  I would highly recommend Cath's workshops.

 

 Marion, Perthshire                                                                                                                                                       Sept 2021

If you want a workshop that in the course of one day, you experience it all - peace, laughter, joy, generosity, kindess and connection, and all finishing with an optional glass of prosecco, then I would recommend you go hang out with Cath :)

Michelle Hutton, Edinburgh                                                                                                                                           July 2021                                                                                                                                                  

After several stressful things going on in my life, I very much impulse booked this retreat.  There were a number of times when I thought what have I done, however after speaking to Catherine on the telephone she put my mind at ease. On the actual day that the retreat started I had a bit of melt down and thought I can't do this, this isn't me, I'm out of my comfort zone - all those things were going through my head.  Again, after speaking to Catherine she helped me see that I could actually do this.  

 

During the 4 day retreat, the discussions/the tools I learned definitely helped me come out of my comfort zone and actually realise that it's not a bad thing to do this, it made me feel that I could face my problems without getting stressed. Mindfulness is a great tool and although learned behaviour doesn't just change overnight Mindfulness gives you the facility to slowly make changes for the better.  I would definitely recommend this retreat.

Katie Regan, Stirling                                                                                                                                July 2021                                                                                                                                                  

I have just spent a very self-insightful week on Retreat at Cath's.  After Covid, this was exactly what I was looking for; to be outdoors and have a deeper connection with nature.  The mindfulness tips and guidance are defo helping me in daily life as I bring mindfulness into my life, lettiing go of stress and anxiety.   I am embarrassed to say that I have been so ignorant of nature and my relationship to it, not realising that I am so interconnected with nature and the universal energy.   I now have a greater understanding of my connection with nature and I will be using this to support me through challenging times.  Understanding nature has helped me to understand myself too.   I loved the time away at the retreat and it was so nice to meet like minded people.

Marjorie Clark, Glasgow                                                                                                                  July 2021    Day Event                                   What a wonderful day full of insight and new experiences.  Learning about mindfullness of the 5 senses and mindful walking was a wonderful day for me to let go of some of my tension.   I loved the Energy Healing Soundbath and the Shamanic Drumming, both of which were new experiences for me.  It was just so lovely to have a day out which was local, different and has inspired me to try new things as well as prioritising my own health and wellbeing.   Loved the entire day.

Gabriela Stewart, Edinburgh                                                                                                                 August 2020                                                                                                                                           

I attended Cath’s mindfulness retreat which combined peace and tranquility with lots of fun and laughter and multiple “ah!” moments and a couple of real life-changing lightbulbs which I took home with the aim of making use of them daily.

I say “aim to” because, as is common, one’s initial enthusiasm to develop better habits can wane when one is back in an old routine but Cath’s follow-up measures are helpful (and insistent ;-) in trying to maintain momentum to change.

There was not a single moment of the three days and two nights that did not feel like time well spent.

Cath’s approach is open and enlightening. She’s a great storyteller and communicates with such down-to-earth honesty and empathy and then appears to download nuggets of wisdom from the middle distance.

Cath’s home is very welcoming and situated minutes from the beach, forest and hills, making it a perfect venue to tap into the varied wonders of the natural world. 

All in all, a memorable weekend, whose lessons I will revisit the rest of my days (and maybe even beyond ;-)

Jane Onel, Kilmacolm                                                                                           August 2020                      

I spent a weekend on retreat with Yes- Your Entire Self in Largs, Ayrshire. I arrived with an open-minded attitude and was looking for some time and support to think and have time for myself.
The whole experience more than exceeded my expectations; the setting and weather were beautiful with a forest on the doorstep and the beach a 10 minute walk away.
However, it was the generosity of spirit and insightful wisdom of Cath, our host, that has left me with lasting benefits. We meditated and practiced yoga on the beach, then had a healthy breakfast while we had interesting  conversations among our lovely group, we had mindful forest walks and hill walks and wonderful healing chime energy sound bathing.
It was lovely to spend a whole weekend with like-minded and compassionate people and I came home totally rejuvenated.”
Can’t wait for the next retreat Cath, keep up your fabulous work,

Sue Butcher, North Ayrshire                                                                                August 2020                                                                                                    

I have just attended a fabulous weekend Retreat and cannot rate it highly enough and would thoroughly recommend it.  Cath shares her wisdom and talents with true care and compassion and creates an authentic safe space which truly connects people.  The beautiful surroundings are stunning - we went from beach to forest and then the hills.  the mix of learning and personal space was perfect and we had laughter along the way.  Do not hesitate to book, you will definitely be enriched by the experience.

2020 - Affected by Covid.

2019 Cath's Highlights

Working with Projects such as Women's Aid Inverclyde, The Cedar Project, The Richmond Fellowship, Action for Happiness it has been a real honour to share the power of Mindfulness Practice and Universal Law of Attraction to support those brave enough to change their lives and improve the lives of loved ones.

In addition, I feel particularly privileged to have met so many strong and beautiful women and men through the Day and Weekend Retreats where tears of joy and emotional pain have been shared in order to let go of the old to make way for the new.   People have come as strangers and left as true friends.

Nothing changes unless we change.  To change, we have to be courageous and brave.  Many thanks to all the courageous and brave women and men I have been honoured to meet in 2019.  You truly all have been inspirational.   Cath

 

Angela Wood                                                                                      Ayrshire

I spent a fantastic day on Saturday.  What a fab day shared with lovely, like minded people.  Cath is a fantastic facilitator and has a lovely way about her which instantly makes you feel calm.   I loved all the different types of mindfulness practices and being in nature.  Certainly a day I won't forget.  I would highly recommend you join Cath and take some special time out for you.

Joe                                                                                                        Glasgow

Excellent insight into Mindfulness in a beautiful environment.  Cath has a lovely way  about her which allows participants to relax and be themselves.  Trust me, you will love it.  Go on, treat yourself, you deserve it!'

Denise Morgan                                                                                              Liverpool

This is my second visit to YES.  Cath has the ability to put the right people together to ensure the group bonds and everyone is able to relax and share experiences.  I arrived a cynical scouser and left a convert.  I leanrt how to stop battling with myself and understood the healing powers of nature.  New experiences, new friends.  Put your trust in Cath and you will come away with a new and more positie way of looking at life that will help you through the most difficult times. Tears and laughter all in a beautiful setting.....and the Gong Man is amazing!!

Lynne C,                                                                                                          Ayrshire

Investing time in myself had not been a priority for years. Being a wife, a mum, a daughter, a carer and a manager all took priority. Finding YES and perhaps more importantly Cath helped me to find ME again. Cath has a gift she has the ability to make you stop, reflect and consider what’s important in life. Her fun personality wicked sense of humour and warmth draw you in. She has a inner sense of wisdom and spirituality that helps you to think about yourself and your own life. Putting thoughts into context and letting go of negative thinking. I must acknowledge that spending time with the other woman in the groups I have attended is equally giving. The sharing, reflecting and laughing are all part of any experience I have ever enjoyed at YES.

2018

Haulwen Nicholas,                                                                                        Wales

'It was one of the most inspiring weekends I have ever had.  I also haven't laughed so much in a long time.   I'm still buzzing a month later.  Loved it'.

Clare Percival,                                                                                             London

'I had the most amazing weekend, words cannot do the experience justice.  The valuable things learned and the people I shared it with are unforgettable are the hints and tips are still embedded into my new routine and improved way of life'.

Clare Cremona                                                                                              Devon

'I didn't know anyone before I arrived but left with a group of friends for life.  Cath attended with kindness and humour to our every need.   The time spent outdoors and with others in mindfulness I will treasure for a very long time.   I laughed til I cried on many occasions'.

Wilma Anderson                                                                                           Glasgow

'I have known Cath for many years and was delighted to be part of a weekend of wisdom, inspiration and personal growth.   I enjoyed the full on days with the relaxed evenings.  Fun inspired weekend, just what I needed'.

Julie Richardson                                                                                           Fife

'Often the right thing appears at the right time and my weekend with Cath was most definitely that!  Most enjoyable, lots of wisdom shared within beautiful surroundings.  I've taken away lots from the weekend that I know has added to my journey in life.  Thank you Cath for sharing your wisdom through your weekends'.

Nicola McCann                                                                                              Aberdeen

'I have just returned from this unique & special retreat.  I honestly can't explain in words the depth of my experience.  At the heart of the place is Cath (or hummingbird lol) who simply is the love that radiates around the beautiful natural surroundings.  I not only recommend this retreat, I actively encourage individuals to take the opportunity to visit for their own personal experience'.

Lynne McCormick                                                                                         Troon

'I’ve had a couple of opportunities to spend time mindfully reconnecting with myself at Cath’s sanctuary in Largs. A very special and for me a spiritual experience. Cath has a gift she has the ability to use mindfulness and connect it to everyday life and an added bonus that she is hilarious a comedian through and through! Time spent at Cath’s is a true investment in Your Entire Self'.