Please could you introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your role at Cabilla.
Hi! I’m Lucy and my role at Cabilla is the General Manager. Which covers a lot of the day to day running of the site, looking after our team and the client journey from enquiry to seeing their retreats come to life.
What would you say is the best way to start planning a retreat and who will need to be involved in those initial conversations?
We always start with gaining a brief, a conversation with all those facilitating the retreat to tease out the ideas and intentions and getting them down onto paper. Thinking about what you would like the guests to come away having gained from their retreat and how could we facilitate this happening – from the practices, activities and food to creating the right pace in the schedule.
How do I decide on a structure for my retreat? What would you say is the best format and balance to keep everyone happy?
Balance is the key word here – the temptation is to chunk out the schedule, giving guests lots to fill their time. But I have seen the best schedules are those that allow for integration time, moments of stillness and reflection. Cabilla lends itself perfectly for this, those that want to keep active find themselves on walks to dip into the bathing pools, whilst others opt for pampering massages or curling up with a book by the fire. Allowing guests time to choose what they need in the time they have set aside for retreating.
How much involvement will the Cabilla team have pre, during and post retreat in terms of planning and facilitating?
Our team can support as much or as little as the facilitator would appreciate. A Retreat Producer is available to guide you through the planning process from schedule building to recommendations on local suppliers or top tips on getting the best out of our site. Our team of Cabilla Hosts support you and your guests during your retreat. We are there to think of the little things so you don’t have to, freeing you to be as present as your guests.
Can you recommend local practitioners and third party offerings? Can I bring my own preferred suppliers to Cabilla?
We partner with a whole host of specialists and local suppliers that we can recommend to support your retreat. Equally, we welcome you to bring your own support network.