What's included in my One-Day Reviving Retreat?



    • Opening two-course lunch at Vanilla Black, or similar calibre venue plus wine or soft drinks
    • Tea or coffee and cake at The Counter at the Delaunay, or similar calibre venue on Saturday
    • Filtered water and Savse smoothies.



    • £30 credit for products or treatments at the Aveda Lifestyle and Day Spa in Covent Garden or for use at Aveda Experience Centres across the England, or similar calibre spa.



    • 1 x wellness talk, 1 x mini Urban Curiosity Walkshop and 1 x creativity session with Clare Barry, host
    • All art supplies and notebook for use during the retreat
    • Goody bag with wellness, creativity and personal development yumminess
    • Complimentary access to the Urban Curiosity e-course (launching spring 2017).


    Is this Reviving Retreat for you?


    If you're feeling frazzled and/or overwhelmed, then this is for you. This is for women who want to feel more connected to themselves and the world around them. If you're craving some time out, good company and headspace to reflect on what really matters, then yes, this Reviving Retreat is what you need.



    Here's the deal: your retreat will be a mix of quiet reflective moments, gentle group discussion plus relaxed lunch time together.



    There will be no more than 10 people on this Reviving Retreat with Savse smoothies and Urban Curiosity. 

    About the meeting point + food + travel


    The Hoxton Hotel, Holborn 199-206 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD

    Nearest station is Holborn.

    Covent Garden station is nearby.


    We will meet at 11am and have introductions, grab coffees and set intentions. Our first session will take place from 11.15am.

    We will say goodbye at the Aveda Spa on High Holborn at 4.30pm.

    Please make travel plans accordingly. 


    We will be eating at a beautiful restaurant where the teams will be more than happy to accommodate your needs.

    After sign-up, I’ll send you a brief questionnaire about this. You can tell me then about what you need in order to stay well and nourished. 


    No, the vibe here is casual. I'll send you a list of things to bring but in essence you need comfortable clothing and footwear for our jaunts around town. 

    Workshop Content and Facilitators


    The creativity session is very light touch, playful and, to be honest, totally optional. If you carry the scars of Mrs Smith’s acerbic words about your (lack of) artistic talents when you were eight, then know this: mucking about with ink, pencils, watercolours, paper folding, tearing, and scrunching feels delicious.

    When you focus on the feeling of the doing it and not the outcome, then you are in flow and feeling free. That’s what these creative experiments are about.


    We will do some walking around town. I recommend you bring comfortable flat shoes for these sessions.

    We will be strolling and stopping every 10 minutes or so in our walkshop. We may have a short walk to local restaurants. 

    Contact me to discuss any mobility or accessibility concerns you may have.


    Clare Barry is a writer from London who writes about creativity and human connection in the digital world and London in the real one. Clare is the founder of Urban Curiosity - a wellness and creativity company that helps busy people slow down. Read more about her here and find out why Clare created Reviving Retreats here

    OK, enough of writing about myself in the third person. I will lead sessions using my Urban Curiosity applied mindfulness methodology. You will learn how to reframe your digital life and get clear on what matters to you in real life. You will experiment with vision-boarding and creative practices for wellbeing. And you will discover simple ways to get in touch with your inner wisdom and listen to your intuition in the day-to-day. 

    Check out the testimonials on this page for others' thoughts on my approach, my teaching style and retreats. 




    ACCESSIBILITY: The hotel is fully accessible. Some of the workshops will involve walking in the local neighbourhood, which may not suit people with mobility challenges. I'm sorry if this means the retreat won't be suitable for you. 

    REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS: This retreat is about commitment to your wellbeing and your professional growth. I invite you to register mindfully and fulfil this gift to yourself. Please take a moment to review the refund and cancellation policy before you apply for the retreat: say “yes’ to the experiences that you truly desire and show up. Honour this investment in yourself. Your retreat spot is non-refundable. No exceptions. Not even personal emergencies. Thank you for understanding :: Please consider travel insurance to protect yourself against changes in your circumstances :: You may transfer your retreat place to a friend (they’ll love you!) :: Friend can’t make it either? You can let me know and I’ll offer it as a special bursary to a suitable woman in need of this retreat. She’ll tell you how much this experience meant in her handwritten thank you note ::  Those options don’t suit you? You can get a private 1-hour meeting with me (Skype or face-to-face) to ask any questions you desire. I will email you all the relevant handouts and resources from the retreat. And I’ll mail you your goody bag ::  There is no refund for leaving the retreat early or arriving after the scheduled start time. There is no reimbursement for any part of the programme that you choose to opt out of :: I reserve the right to cancel the retreat prior to its start, in which case you will receive a full refund. 



    Literally straight after it [the workshop], I went across the road and bought a book to fill with the ideas that flowed as a result. The next few hours were spent happily writing away in a local park in my complete element.
    — Natasha Blok, multi-sensory consultant
    I recently returned to the UK after a stint working in LA and Clare helped me get clear about pursuing the kind of projects that I love. I enjoyed her thoughtful approach and feel more confident about my plans for the coming year.
    — Chris Miller, filmmaker and television presenter
    There’s a lot to be said for giving oneself “permission” to have time away from all the routines and technological noise of everyday life to explore the inner mind a bit. I can’t recommend this retreat highly enough to anybody who wants to take some time out.
    — SZ, digital publisher
    Many of our participants mentioned how Clare’s talk really resonated with them and their busy lives. Several of our attendees mentioned that they left the class feeling uplifted.
    — Corporate client
    Having a social media meltdown? A digital burnout? One antidote is the new series of Urban Curiosity Walkshops. Hit the streets with pen and paper and, most importantly, your attention span.
    — TimeOut London
    Her talents range from writing prowess to finding practical solutions to life’s challenges. Clare is unstoppable. What’s more her enthusiasm for life is infectious.
    — Beatrice Aidin, journalist and editor
    Clare is such a creative dynamo. She has taught me to let go of my own control-freakery. Sometimes it takes me a while to admit that she is right (but she usually is).
    — Jacqui Lofthouse, novelist and writing coach

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