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Women’s Weekend

Why a Women’s Weekend, and why should you come?

I know women are incredible, however, far too frequently, they can’t see that of themselves. With the pressures of society and the high expectations they put on themselves, they too often don’t realise how incredible they are. A lot of my work is around helping women see how amazing they are and, for a quick, fun, relaxing burst, these weekends are ideal. If you feel like you want a weekend with girlfriends, or a weekend away from everyone you know, time for you to reconnect with who you truly are, need a boost to feel good about yourself, want to learn new skills in a friendly and supportive environment, these weekends are for you.

Where is it?

The weekends are held in the beautiful Chilworth Manor Hotel, on the outskirts of Southampton, that, although it has great transport links, being very close to the M3, feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere because of the amazing grounds. The rooms are quiet and comfortable, perfect for relaxing in and enjoying your sleep; the activity rooms are spacious, welcoming and private. We’ll have time to access the spa; you can either spend the time in the hot tub, lounging on a recliner, steaming in the sauna, or taking a treatment with your 15% discount. It’s a wonderful hotel to spend time in and focus on you.

What will you be doing?

There are several workshops available for you to attend, all included in the price, held by top people in their fields. In March 2019 we have the following people running workshops:

Vie Portland is a body positivity and self esteem coach, Body Image Movement Global Ambassador, an international burlesque performer, and winner of the Inspiring Person in Burlesque Award (twice). Vie uses her psychology and counselling background alongside her lived experience to help and encourage women to see how incredible they are. Vie will be facilitating a body positivity workshop and a burlesque workshop.

Becki Short is a professional singing teacher with a passion for helping people discover their voice. She believes everyone can sing and uses music to connect all ages and abilities. Becki will be facilitating the Singing for Confidence workshop.

Find out more about Becki and the work she does on her website:

Renee Christine is the Senior Store Manager & Sexuality Educator at award winning Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium. She is an expert in her field, being the go-to advisor for much of the media and many organisations. Renee will be facilitating the Sex Positivity workshop.

Find out more about Renee and the business Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium on the website:

Tracy Rigney is a dance and fitness instructor and strongly believes everyone’s lives can be made happier and healthier through dance and fitness. Tracy will be running a Boogie Bounce class; she says Boogie Bounce is a fab, fun and funky exercise on a mini trampoline.

Find out more about Tracy and her business The Fitness Fairy on her website:

You can attend all of the workshops, some of them, or none of them; it’s your choice. I also schedule in free time so you can relax in the hotel spa, and enjoy the 15% discount off treatments.

Also included in the price are the meals; the hotel does great food and are more than willing to adapt menus to suit dietary requirements.

Saturday daytime only, including lunch: £80
Saturday daytime and evening, including lunch and dinner: £100
Sunday daytime only, including afternoon tea: £60
Weekend cost, to include all activities and meals:
shared room £230 (this works out at less that £8 an hour for the weekend!!);
single supplement £280.
For Friday evening dinner, a room, and breakfast on Saturday, the whole weekend will be £280 shared room and £330 for single occupancy.

Deposit and cancellation
Deposit is £40, refundable only if the event is cancelled.
If you cancel your place by 31st October 2018, you will receive a full refund, minus your deposit.
If you cancel by 31st December 2018, you will receive a 70% refund, minus your deposit.
If you cancel by 31st January 2019, you will receive a 40% refund, minus your deposit.
Cancellations after 31st January 2019 will receive a 20% refund, minus your deposit.

Please use the contact form, or email: to book onto the weekend.

“I went to Vie’s women’s weekend in March 2018 – what a fabulous experience. If you’re struggling with your shape Vie is an excellent coach and will open your eyes to how wonderful you are and help you reset your brain to a kinder way of thinking! Many months later I can still hear Vie’s “lessons” in self love and kindness, it’s like a gift that keeps on giving. I would urge you to meet with Vie, book on to her events, dance, embrace and enjoy. I wish I had met her years ago.” – Lorraine Small