Elemental Retreats


Elemental Retreats offer holistic and empathic retreats for women, in nature. Learning in nature to use peaceful power to restore balance, purpose, energy & wellbeing. Hosted by medicine woman, sound healer Amanda Waring and life coach & eco-therapist, Lindsay de Grouchy at Garden House Sussex, South Downs National Park.



Amanda, is an award winning speaker and has over thirty years experience leading women’s groups helping women through transition, restoring balance and re-discovering themselves. Lindsay is passionate about coaching, eco-therapy and teaching others about health & fitness.



Together they make up a powerful team that utilises the elements of earth, air, fire & water to re-connect people to nature, provide nurturing support, encourage self-reflection & create a forward-thinking vision for the future.



Amanda & Lindsay offer people-led retreats using sound healing, reiki, life coaching, guided drumming & sound meditations, cacao ceremonies, storytelling and eco-therapy practices to realign the body, mind & spirit. www.elementalretreats.online.



Weekend & day retreats are run at Garden House Sussex which offers unique, luxury accommodation at the heart of the South Downs National Park. An idyllic setting adjacent to Lords Piece, Coates Common SSSI. Close to the picturesque market towns of Arundel, Petworth, Midhurst & Chichester.

For more information, please see Elemental Retreats Online.

From £75


Our Elemental Retreats include elemental harnessing, healing and coaching; with plenty of time for rest & play. We use locally sourced produce to create healthy, plant based meals & snacks, nutritional juices and heart-warming drinks such as butterfly tea, turmeric chamomile tea & cacao. All lovingly prepared in our outdoor kitchen.



Join us for a day retreat or, why not spend the weekend here at Garden House Sussex in the magical, Mongolian Yurt, The Bothy or, traditional Shepherds Hut. Gift vouchers available.

You deserve it. Rest, restore & grow with us at Elemental Retreats.

Check-in 10.30am. Check-out various.


Living space

Garden House Sussex is biophilic by design, using natural resources to create a sense of harmony between modern architecture and the natural world. Creating environments that promote wellness, positivity and growth.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms


There are three properties at Garden House Sussex for guests on weekend retreats, with an option to stay on longer (subject to availability).

The Bothy – formerly the Old Potting Shed. Now a luxurious 2 bedroom cottage opening out onto an acre of Walled Garden. Sleeps four in one twin bedroom and one double bedroom, both with ensuite facilities.

The Yurt – built in lockdown with guest Granny Mongolia. The Yurt is based on traditional Mongolian design with bohemian chic interior. Sleeps up to four on floor mats. With shared outdoor bathroom, kitchen & dining room facilites.

The Hut – set in meadowland, the Hut nestles beneath Chestnut trees its own corner of the countryside. Sleeps two in a king-sized bed. Private outdoor toilet & shower room.

Outside Space


Our outdoor space has been designed to ensure that our guests get the maximum benefit from being in nature. Weather permitting we will host the majority of the retreat in the woods. Otherwise we will be based in the Yurt, our healing centre at Garden House Sussex.

There’s 11 acres to explore including one acre of walled garden, 3 acres of woodland & 7 acres of meadowland. If you are feeling more adventurous, Garden House is lucky enough to be opposite Lords Piece, Coates Common SSSI and area of stunning heathland. Closeby Petworth Park designed by Capability Brown is always a delightful and mindful experience.


Guided meditation · Restorative rest · Sound Healing · Life coaching · Fire ceremony · Plant based nutrition · Luxury accommodation · Be in nature · Personal growth · Eco-therapy

Parking & Transport

Ample parking available onsite. The nearest train station is Pulborough, West Sussex (from London Victoria/Portsmouth Harbour).

Please contact us for family friendly retreats
Sorry, no pets. Only guide dogs & therapy pets are permitted on site


*One-to-one sessions with Amanda or, Lindsay are available upon request. Please contact us for longer Elemental Retreats, bespoke/private retreats, group retreats or, corporate retreats.

e. lindsay@gardenhousesussex.com
m. 07908 711092

Or, Amanda Waring on 07970 027744

Please note, Amanda & Lindsay are not medical practitioners and as such can not provide medical advice. By attending our retreat you agree and acknowledge that we are not providing healthcare, medical or nutritional therapy services, or attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental or emotional issue, disease or condition. For medical advice, you should consult an NHS doctor or other appropriate medical professional. If you think it’s an emergency call 999 or, for general help and advice, dial the NHS on 111.

*Available for an additional fee


Please contact us to book your stay