REVIEW from Lesley  ...  

"My husband Steve and I stayed with Shirley and her husband Nigel when their beautiful villa was run as a retreat. The villa itself is gorgeous and the rooms are so comfortable and spacious, with views over the surrounding countryside. There is a wonderful sense of peace there and all your cares melt away, within a short space of time. Shirley and Nigel have renovated this beautiful villa to their own specifications and they are such good hosts. Shirley is a great cook and the meals were delicious with the wonderful ambience. They took time to see that we were happy there. Their swimming pool is a lovely way to relax in the sunshine too. Shirley will now be running workshops there and I can't recommend her enough. We have also attended her workshops in the past in England and had a fantastic time with like minded people. Her meditation group was so inspiring as were the others she planned. They are well thought out and I always came away feeling uplifted and much happier. Book now on one of these workshops in Croatia. You will have a great time and feel empowered."


REVIEW from Jennie  ...

"It is a testiment to Shirley and Nigel, that although I visited Transition Retreat some years ago, I still harbour dreams of returning. I have been to various retreats, but this one has stayed special in my heart. I needed to find somewhere totally tranquil to take a friend recovering from a shocking bereavement. This place did more for us than I can even begin to explain. Shirley is an angel and so grounding. Talented in various healing principles. Everything, from the kindness and care we were shown, the wonderful healing treatments, the beautiful immaculate rooms and garden, the chickens and their freshly gifted eggs, the herb garden, the pool, the walks Nigel took us on, the lovely fresh food provided and biodynamic wine, the bespoke and respectful support we were shown to not only relax but also enjoy our time in Croatia - guidance of where to go, extra personal trips with them too. I look back and can't quite believe all the lovely things and good memories we had - even though it was a short trip at a very hard time. I'm sure some things have changed since I went, but if you want total peace, relaxation, beauty, kindness, nature, from lovely authentic people, you can't get much better. This is a retreat in every sense of the word". 


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Retreats can bring about the most amazing change to your life and wellbeing.

You are unique and every person has different needs at various times, at Transition we endeavour to help you to find what you are ready for.  It could be:-


A rest and fun.

Spiritual movement/dance Workshops

Shamanic healing or sound healing

Time to clear your mind.

Looking for change in your life.

New ideas going forward, finding that inner wisdom for your next step.

Raising your vibration to the next level of consciousness.

Enjoying the company and/or insights of others.


Reflexology, Reiki and One to One therapy

Just being.

Give yourself a gift now at Transition Retreat

 Retreats,Workshops & Therapies

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Intuitive Life Coaching


Reiki healing


Mindfulness and meditation


Held Shirley's therapy room in the garden in Cranbrook Kent, UK

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A wonderful, renovated stone house, in the heart of Istria in Croatia.  The house is over 200 years old and has a calming, strength and a peaceful energy.  It is situated in a very small traditional village, which has been chosen as one of 22 for historic protection, it has a population of around 50 people.  The house is at the top of the village with private land which we are privileged to have use of.  The house is surrounded by vineyards and trees, with views of the mountains, the sea can be seen at the bend of an unmade track that leads to the next small village, where many rare old breeds are kept in open fields, it is a lovely walk to visit with gorgeous views.  The pool in the garden is egg shaped, representing rebirth, surrounded by a sunbathing terrace.   The gardens have 2 lawns, shrubs and fruit trees, a huge old tree gives lovely shade to the parking area where we also have a fire circle, all surrounded by a protective stone wall with locally handmade iron gates. The perfect place to recharge discover your next journey.

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REVIEW from Anita April 2018 ...

" Having never been to a retreat I wasn’t sure quite what to expect. But, I was delighted with my 8 day experience starting the day having breakfast outside listening to birds singing and the wind chimes chiming over looking the pool, no forced conversation or demanding schedule . Shirley offered and taken up through choice chakra dancing, open conversation, beautiful walks, creativity, treatments on a daily basis and trips out if desired i.e lavender farm. The tranquil setting in a beautiful location gave you the choice to be at peace relaxing, or share in uplifting conversation . The rooms were clean and charming and the food delicious . I enjoyed this experience so much that I would like to share it with my daughter, maybe another, woman who wants change".



Group leaders are FOC you just pay for your own travel costs. Workshops are 4 day weekends or longer.  

Full board is included for the dates, start time and closesure of the workshop.


CONTACT SHIRLEY for more details

New retreats for 2019 coming soon - may include:

Sound healing and finding your true voice.

Shamanic healing

Finding your Soul connection

Art and painting/creativity

Reiki Attunements in the heart of mother nature

Reconnection with your family on retreat

Retreat Bed and Breakfast with optional therapies

Organised Day adventures and activities in Istria

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