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Stimulate your Senses

A sensationally stimulating and soothing day created especially for those with chronic health conditions and mobility issues.
Thoughtfully adapted and accessible activities that will help to ease pain and fatigue and support a sense of togetherness and belonging.

Saturday 17th August 2024
Willand Village Hall, Gables Rd, Willand, Devon, EX15 2PL

Your investment - from £59 before 17th July

(Please note, if you are new to Mobilates, to attend this retreat day you will need to complete
health form upon booking so that we can keep you safe and are insured to teach you.)


Ever since Mobilates moved classes online, members have relished every opportunity to get together and meet in real life!!

We've had a few casual gatherings, and now retreats throughout the UK are a regular part of what Mobilates offers.

You will take part in gentle, accessible activities, enjoy the chance to meet other lovely people living with chronic health conditions and mobility issues, and learn techniques to support you on an ongoing basis,

indulge in wholesome locally sourced food and take some time out for your body and mind.

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What is included

Top quality and well loved facilitators with expertise in working with people with chronic health conditions and mobility issues.

Cake! With vegan and gluten free options*

All drinks throughout the day.

Any equipment needed other than

a mat, blanket, hand towel and cushion.

A beautiful and supportive environment, with inclusive activities to be able to relax and feel connected to others.

*Gluten is used in the kitchen. So, although the catering company will do a thorough clean down between runs, all items may contain traces of gluten.

9.30am – Arrive - Settle in with refreshments after your journey

10am – Leanne - Bonding Games

10.30am – Kerry – Sensory Stimulus Activity

10.45am – Leanne – Magic Circles Pilates

11.30am - Comfort and rehydration break

11.45am – Santana - Qigong

12.30pm - Lunch!

1pm – Kerry - Target Practice Movement

1.45pm – Comfort break

2pm - Santana – Sound Bath

2.45pm – Tea & Cake with gentle crafting

4.15pm - Leanne - Closing Circle

4.30pm – We say goodbye

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5.30pm - Option to meet at a local pub (The Weary Traveller, Cullompton) for food and drinks after if anyone fancies joining us

Timetable for the day


A water bottle - we have access to water, it will just help to have your water close to you throughout the day.

Any additional snacks you may need to keep you going.

A pillow, hand towel, Pilates mat, small head cushion, blanket.

Wear comfortable clothes you can move easily in.

If you would like to bring a cake please feel free to do so but please bring a list of ingredients.

We love cake!!

What you will need to bring


Meet our facilitators and find out more about the activities

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Facilitator and Pilates Teacher


Kerry teaches Pilates for Mobilates. She came to Pilates through postnatal joint and tendon issues, plus she lives with migraine. Kerry found her body has become stronger and more resilient so although she still has joint and tendon challenges, Pilates keeps her supported and active.

Sensory Stimulus
Did you know that different sensory stimuli can affect your range of motion and your pain levels?  We're going to try using different sensory stimuli exercises and check out the impact on our range of movement and comfort levels. You might be surprised! This is a seated activity.


Target Practice
Gentle movement using a visual target to move in a seated or standing position plus some lying down mat options.  Using a towel and stickers as targets to help balance and stability. 

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Venue Host


Hazel, one of our longest term Mobilates members found and booked the gorgeous venue for us. We will be well looked after in her company.

Members on the retreat having a dance, some seated, some standing

The Venue

Willand Village Hall

Willand Village Hall is a fantastic hall with plenty of parking, level access into and throughout the building, accessible toilets, a lovely kitchen and plenty of space for us. We will have a separate chill out room where you can relax and take a break whenever you need.


Qigong and Sound Bath Practitioner


Santana teaches Qigong for Mobilates. With a back ground in Social Work and Dance, Santana had to take a long break after becoming swamped in injuries and illness related to hEDS and was a wheelchair user. After finding a way to regain strength and health through Qigong, she aims to share this experience with as many people as possible. She is a specialist in working with Trauma Survivors and has a strong understanding of how health difficulties impact our relationship with movement.


Using Qigong we will work neuro-somatically to engage the cranial nerves in this fun session of Chinese movement. You will find a healthy balance of energy and relaxation through slow flowing movements, meditation and some self massage focusing on pressure points. 

Sound Bath

Let your sense of hearing now lull you into a deep relaxation session. Get comfy with pillows and blankets while the vibrations wash over you, bathing you in sounds. Take a journey with Santana guiding you to serenity with nature sounds, the hum of the gong and specifically tailored frequency from the singing bowls. At the end, you are welcome to have a try, encouraging curiosity and play for your well-being.

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Retreat main contact,

Facilitator and Movement Instructor


Please contact Leanne if you have any questions about the retreat. Leanne will be the main facilitator for the day and will be there to support you throughout.

Leanne has hEDS, POTs, Endometriosis and other associated health conditions that have at times impacted on her ability to walk and move around easily. She is a fully experienced and qualified fitness instructor who specialises in working with people with chronic health conditions and mobility issues and is able to adapt classes to support and enable everyone to join in.

Magic Circle Pilates - Your chance to experience the magic of the Pilates Ring, otherwise know as the Magic Circle! Feel the gentle resistance of the ring activate your muscles as you mindfully integrate it into your body to support and challenge your movement. Adaptations are available for all needs.

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