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Drum Up the Sun: A women’s retreat

July 4th - 7th

A Taiko Journey / On the Hill collaboration offering three nights and four days of drumming, movement, breathwork and time in nature, on land intentionally created to offer wholehearted experience.

Who is it for?

For women who feel drawn to slow down, who yearn to rest and reflect in close connection to the land and kindred spirits, and who wish to explore who they are and their creativity in a supportive and caring environment.

Why attend?

- To relish in respite, leaving behind demands on your time, reliance on technology, and the

pressures of everyday life

- To give yourself permission to be cared for, living simply on the land

- To calm your body and mind in deep, luxurious, dreamful rest and awaken your natural


- To offer yourself an experience that may act as a resource once you return to the busyness

of day-to-day life

Together we will…

- Engage in a daily embodiment practice

- Experience powerful breathwork

- Explore sound and rhythm through drumming, movement and voice

- Embrace our vulnerability, offering our self-discoveries and insights

- Discover our collective response to the sun


Retreat facilitators

Friends for more than 13 years, Tina and HJ quickly found common ground as natural leaders,

collaborators, teachers and nurturers.


Together they are able to utilise their innate ability to create a trusted, safe and supportive environment that allows for powerful personal transformation in the most gentle and kind way.

Hannah-Jasmine Brunskill is the founder and director of Taiko Journey with 15 years of experience teaching, performing, and creating connection through powerful taiko (Japanese drum) experiences.

HJ is passionate about us responding to what calls our hearts and making strong those threads that bring us back into connection with ourselves.

Tina Sharman is a director and facilitator at On the Hill. Here she creates spaces for people to experience beauty and the possibility of becoming more connected to themselves, to each other and to life.

As an acrredited practitioner, Tina will be offering breathwork on this retreat. 

There are possible contraindications or points of discussion and consideration for this practice, which can be clarified when booking.

About your stay

The facility at the farm has been created for you to feel at home and sink into the beauty of both a natural and beautifully gardened environment.

Learn more about the farm


All meals are vegetarian or vegan, making use of whatever is available from the garden. We will do our best to accommodate dietary sensitivities and allergies.


- Shared bell tents with comfortable mattresses

- Option of sleeping under the stars in bivvy bags

- Compost toilets

- Hot showers 


What to bring

- Your own bedding – pillow, sheet, sleeping bag or duvet.

(We do have bedding available to hire for a small fee – please let us know when booking if this is required)

- Your own personal tent if you prefer to sleep alone

- Toiletries

- Torch

- Warm layers, waterproofs, wellies, sturdy footwear and slippers/warm socks


Please contact us if a daily short but steep walk would prohibit you from attending.

The cost

The exchange for this retreat is £380, payable in full, or in instalments.

A few words from a taster day offering similar experiences in May, 2023:

“My experience of the weekend exceeded my expectations.  The people, and the place, have such a generosity of spirit and feelings of joyfulness. I left with my heart, soul (and belly) full, as if I’d been touched by magic.  Thank you both for reminding me to feel the grass between my toes.”

Bookings taken through Taiko Journey 

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