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September Peaceful Pregnancy Retreat

- June 28, 2018 -

Peaceful Pregnancy Retreat Craigbittern Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September – Peaceful Pregnancy Retreat


If you’re a mum to be, or know a mum to be who deserves a pre-baby pamper, join us for a Peaceful Pregnancy Retreat from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September, at Craigbittern House, on the Solway Coast.

Yoga teacher Moira Forsyth and hypnobirthing practitioner Catherine Jackson from Dumfries and Galloway based Peaceful Pregnancy will guide you through a weekend of yoga and hypnobirthing while relaxing in the splendid coastal setting of Craigbittern. You don’t need any experience of either yoga or hypnobirthing, and Moira’s yoga is very gentle – designed for the changing shape of the pregnant body.

Friday 7th September to Sunday 9th September 2018

Pregnant women doing yoga

Image by Jayne Murdoch Photography

What can you expect over the weekend?

As well as Moira and Catherine’s gentle instruction, you will also enjoy delicious, nutritious food and have the option to create a bespoke weekend, including beauty treatments and baby bump photography as optional add-ons.

Catherine Jackson and Moira Forsyth have been collaborating on Peaceful Pregnancy in the Dumfries & Galloway area for over three years to bring the benefits of yoga and hypnobirthing to expectant mums. You can find out more on the Peaceful Pregnancy website, and they have a Facebook page at Peaceful Pregnancy in Dumfries and Galloway if you’d like to give them a ‘like’.

It’s a fabulous package, designed for expectant mums to take time out to focus inward on their growing bump.

What can you expect from our Peaceful Pregnancy Retreat?

  • Two nights in your own private room at Craigbittern
  • All meals – evening meals, lunches and breakfasts from fabulous Dumfries based foodies Hullabaloo to you.
  • Gentle yoga and guided meditations with experienced yoga teacher Moira Forsyth
  • Introduction to hypnobirthing and hypnobirthing sessions with Catherine Jackson. Catherine is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, and trained with Mickey Mongan, founder of the HypnoBirthing Institute in 2004.
  • A luxury goodie bag, including a unique, specially designed unique Peaceful Pregnancy Retreat maternity top from Dumfries maternity wear designer Gooseberry Pink
  • Lactation Consultant Jill Asher will be available if you’d like an informal chat with Jill about breastfeeding. Jill is certified by the IBLCE, and a member of the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain (LCGB). She has helped many mums over the years decide whether breastfeeding is right for them, solve any breastfeeding problems and niggles, and offer gentle encouragement and advice.

Your Peaceful Pregnancy Retreat starts from £440, and you can tailor your weekend with additional treatments and services*, including pregnancy reflexology with local salon Perfect Retreat and a bump photography session with Jayne Murdoch. Check out some of Jayne’s ‘awww’ inspiring work here.

Pregnancy Women Walking on Beach Image by Jayne Murdoch Photography

If you’re thinking about joining our Peaceful Pregnancy Retreat, give Moira and Catherine a call on 07842268657 or drop Moira an email to find out more.

What’s not included?

  • Your travel to and from Craigbittern, Sandyhills (but we’d be delighted to help you plan your journey).
  • Personal Insurance

So get set to relax, unwind and enjoy the coastal location of Craigbittern, make new friends and enjoy delicious food. Prepare for the birth of your baby with information and knowledge about Hypnobirthing, breastfeeding and other ante-natal services.

Pop on over to the Peaceful Pregnancy Retreat website to find out more about this very special weekend – including a guide to the timings of the two day retreat.

Om Shanti.

*Treatments and other optional services are an optional extra and should be booked in advance but we can discuss this with you at the time of booking.


Happy Clients that have stayed with us

  • We were very fortunate to stay at Craigbittern with our friends while we had a weekend in Sandy Hills. It's a gorgeous, well appointed house with everything thought out. The kitchen is fully equipped, there's a game room, a den, a nice sitting room, a living room with a fire place, a full-dining etc. Really recommended for a big group of friends or family. Craigbittern is big enough for people to go about their own thing - go for a walk on the beach, read, watch movies, enjoy the fire in the living room, play pingpong, nap, etc. Can't wait to go back and enjoy a weekend away from the city!
    Ben Yarker- Craigbittern
  • We were lucky enough to be the first guests here to welcome in the New Year at Craigbittern. The house is huge and beautifully furnished and decorated. Everything you can think of has been provided - a kitchen equipped to cook roast goose for 12, a treasure hunt and games for the kids, an Xbox, table football and table tennis for the big kids, books, jigsaws and more dvds than we have at home! The weather was perfect, which meant the walk through to Kippford on New Year's Day was stunning. All in all an amazing weekend in an amazing house.
    Emma Porter- Craigbittern
  • Okay, so the best thing about Craigbittern was the space, it was large enough not to be tripping over each other (we were three families, including 6 teenagers). We often go away together, but in other places we have been a bit cramped at some point (parking, kitchen, dining, whatever..). Actually the dinning room is fabulous and we all sat together at the table for dinner which does not happen very often any more. And the games room was a hit. Oh, and I got 4G (on Vodafone) which is a rarity in this part of the country. The wifi’s fine, but it was getting hammered by the kids. We had a very lovely holiday stay in a chilly mid-February and would very happily come back again
    Iain Forrest-Craigbittern
  • What a perfect place to celebrate with friends! The house is beautiful with real fires and huge sofas to relax on with a film, book or just enjoy the wonderful sea views - the beach is just across from the house. We had fun playing table tennis in the games room! The surrounding area is great for walking but I found it hard to leave the house and gardens as this is one of the most relaxing places I have ever stayed at!
    Ros Rowcroft- Craigbittern
  • I stopped here for new year 2016/2017. The house is furnished incredibly well & looks amazing. There was plenty of room for everyone to celebrate without feeling cramped. The house is just across the road from the beach where you can join the coastal path to Kippford & take in the beautiful local scenery. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for somewhere special to stay.
    Stuart Marshall- Craigbittern

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