Gathering in Grace Gratitude Laughter and Enlightenment (GiGGLE)

Inspirational, Insightful and Informative Retreats


Home cooked food provided – except for last night which is self-catered. Cereals, bread, eggs and milk/soya and some juice provided for breakfasts – anything else bring yourself. Bring something for the last night there may be leftovers from the earlier meals (not guaranteed). More details at the bottom of the page.

Set in the tranquil Dales village of Thornton Steward, near Masham, North Yorkshire, Thornberry is a modern stone built detached property, sleeping up to 7 in four bedrooms and a sofabed in the snug. The fourth bedroom can also be converted into a therapy room.

Attendees will share use of this beautiful and well appointed home for the duration of your stay. The house is very spacious, light, airy with a modern interior and is fully equipped for homely living, with free Wifi-broadband internet access, flat screen television (HD ready/Freeview/DVD) and CD player. There is parking space on the drive for three cars and other village parking only yards from the house.

Spiritual Growth In 4* Comfort


This retreat is:

A deepening into Spiritual Self Inquiry

An Opening into Self Realisation

An inspiring weekend/possibly longer retreat exploring Spheres Of Light and Infinite Silence as gift for transcendence & portal for putting your life in a ‘new light.’

For those truly inspired to live joyfully via deep transformation/transcendence into a new experience of life

A unique experience will provide you with the opportunity to focus on YOU and YOUR innate truth.

An opportunity to deepen your spiritual insight and Self Inquiry becoming more centred in yourself and your innate essence.

This retreat is for those deeply committed to spiritual growth as a centrepiece in their lives. It is a trigger for a transformational opening. Not for the faint hearted or just a nice weekend away. You will have attended at least one free or donate Spheres Of Light/Infinite Silence workshop beforehand.


The essence of Spheres Of Light & Infinite Silence (SOL IS)

The essence of Spiritual Inquiry

Exploring YOUR innate TRUTH

Opening into Self-Realisation

You & The Universe/Relationship with Self/Others/Innate Creativity/Ascension made simple

Personal Sharing & Group Experiences

Free & Reflection Time

Presence & Aligning with life – Being in the NOW

Living from the heart, is living in the mystery

Understanding & Following the signs

Letting Go & Melting Obstacles

Spacious inside and out…

  • “I knew that the weekend would be extremely enlightening..... and even over a week later I am reflecting on the experience and know that I am now more connected to my true self than I was prior to the retreat.”

    Paul Stephen, Leeds
  • “I can honestly say, if people are called to your future retreats then they will benefit enormously from it, the Awakening Retreat will remain a very special time in my life.”

    Adi, Lancashire
  • Hello beautiful soul, I have had the most wonderful weekend, and feel truly blessed to have shared this space with you and everyone. I have never felt such peace as I felt this weekend.. and that is something that will stay with me forever, thank you.

    Lesley Vickers
  • Hi Philip, I can't put into words what the weekend has meant to me, at last I have found my soul my heart I now feel it. The things I spoke to you about, it feels like a weight has been lifted. I have tried the observer and it works of course!!! From my soul to yours, my love, thanks, and gratitude. Maria xx

    Maria Gibson
  • All in all a really good weekend on all fronts, spiritually, energetically, relaxing, dealing with past hurts and moving forward into a positive present. It was very profound in finding, accepting and liking myself. By the end of the weekend I felt like I was a twenty year old again. Nigel Cousins, Thornton Le Dale

    Nigel Cousins
  • Thank you for the beautiful space that was created this weekend. The house and surroundings, the people, beautiful food and of course the content was perfect. I feel a big shift has taken place in me, I have the tools to continue to deepen the connection to my true self and I appreciate your continued support.

    Anne Jackson
  • Thanks to Philip for a past, present, future life-changing GiGGLE Retreat, where we laughed, cried and ate blissful food all done with Beauty, Harmony, Balance, Love and Grace.

    Phil Medley, Lancashire

The retreats will be kept low cost by sharing the cost of the accommodation amongst the participants and participants helping out with tidying up. For the time being and for continuities sake the retreats are only available to those who have attended at least one of the Free or Donate Workshops. To include dinner except for last night which is self-catered, includes lunches on retreat days. Meals will be vegetarian. Cereals, bread, eggs, milk/soya milk provided for breakfasts – anything else you want bring yourself. Attendees will need to bring their own last evening meal and any other special dietary needs. There may be leftovers from the other meals you can use. The option to stay over on the Sunday night is included in the cost. All beds will be made up and towels provided. Space for up to 3 cars on the drive. We will help out facilitating shared travel and train station picks from Northallerton Train Station.

Rooms & Pricing

All bedrooms are spacious and light. Bed linen and towels provided. All prices are per person. See photos above for most of the rooms.

Please note the room sharing prices are only available if two people wishing to share book at the same time. Otherwise the rooms will only be let as single occupancy.

King Size Bedroom with Ensuite Corner Bath & shower attachment for hair washing: (3 night retreats: £150; 5 night retreats: £250).

Standard Double Bedroom  (3night retreats: £150; 5 night retreats: £250).

Twin Bedroom (3 night retreats: £150; 5 night retreats: £250)

Single Bedroom (3 night retreats £150; 5 night retreats: £250).

Spacious House Bathroom has corner bath and small separate shower cubicle.

Downstairs there is: 

Sofa Bedroom/Snug (3 Night retreats: £150 single occupancy only; 5 night retreats: £250).

Large entrance hall

Large Lounge with through doors to Large Dining Room which then goes through to the Conservatory. These rooms we use for the Retreat experience.

Kitchen and separate Utility & separate downstairs loo

Small Front and pleasant Private Rear Garden

Outline Schedule

Arrival day: Arrivals from 3pm. Initial gathering of everyone attending at 5pm for about 1.5 hours – settling into the Retreat. Home cooked evening meal provided in the Dining Room at 7pm. All to help out please with tidying up. Rest, relaxation for the rest of the evening. A spiritually based feature film will be available to watch.

Typical Retreat days: Attendees will prepare and have their own breakfasts (cereals, bread, eggs, milk/soya milk provided only) and can use either the kitchen or dining room. Retreat gathering at 10am to say 1230pm. Shared lunch and opportunity for quiet time: 1230 – 1400. Retreat Gathering 1400 – 1630. Relaxation and quiet time 1630 – 1900.  Philip available for support. Home cooked shared dinner 1900 again all to help out with set up & tidying up. Spiritually based feature film with a message available afterwards. Timings adjusted on some days to allow free time – see below.

Free time: On the shorter 3 night weekend retreat we can flex times to suit the group and allow longer lunches to get some air etc.

On the 5 night retreat we anticipate a total of one day free time which may be split over two days to suit the group needs.

Departures by 1100

Post Retreat: Philip will provide up to an hour of post Retreat one to one support time either via phone, Skype or in person at his home for all participants.

Further support over and above this on a donation basis.

Booking Arrangements – Formal Bookings are live.

Our aim is to keep these simple and is based on trust and honour ALL involved.

You may book your space by using the contact page.

Payments can be made in the following ways:

Internet Banking (preferred) details supplied via email, Cheque payable to PJ Wade (address below) or cash. We may also be able to use Paypal – please check first.

Scheduled payments possible.

Correspondence address: Oak Tree House, Skelton On Ure, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AG

Retreat Address: Thornberry, Thornton Steward, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4BD