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Nurturing Creativity, Well-Being and Spiritual

Bala Brook is an inclusive, non-denominational residential retreat centre nestling in its own valley on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park. It offers individuals and groups an educational, creative, therapeutic and spiritual space in which to explore and evolve. Bala Brook offers self-catering accommodation for groups of up to twenty people.

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Bala Awakens Retreats

A programme of short mid-week courses, residential and fully catered with vegetarian food, hosted by The Spanda Trust and open to all. Click on the image to learn more.

Bala Awakens to Earth’s Colours

July 12 at 12:00 pm - July 14 at 12:00 pm

Explore earth pigments and mindful painting on this peaceful retreat into nature. We will delve into the ancient landscape of Dartmoor whilst gently gathering materials to make our own paints and pigments.

Bala Awakens to the Art of Being

September 6 at 3:00 pm - September 8 at 12:00 pm

Connect with nature and explore your creativity on this deeper dive into forest bathing and intuitive art.

Bala Welcomes Winter

October 31 at 3:00 pm - November 2 at 3:00 pm

A wonderfully rich exploration of our own winter season, through writing, ritual and reflection, using nature as an ally to navigate our inner and outer landscapes.

Bala Welcomes the New Year

December 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm - January 2, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Relax into the new year with song, ritual and shared creativity, good food, good cheer and good company, in the comfort and beauty of Bala Brook.

The open moor
Bedroom at Bala Brook
Shraddha from the garden

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