Public Speaking Weekend Retreat

3rd July - 5th July 2020 - From £560 All meals included.

The internet is a wonderful creation but here at My Life Retreats, we champion human interaction. If you would like to book a place on this retreat, then please fill in the booking form so that we can give you a call and introduce ourselves to you the old fashioned way! 

We are really excited to get to know you and welcome you to get to know us.


Due to public health and safety surrounding the COVID-19, it is with a heavy heart that we have to cancel this event and all others. Although we are sad to not welcome our guests this year, the health of our guests and team is paramount and so we truly believe it has been the best decision.


We look forward to bringing our retreats and workshops back in 2021.


From all of us here, I would like to thank you for your understanding and wish you health and happiness in abundance. 


One Way Journey x 

About the retreat

We are thrilled to announce news of a public speaking retreat in the beautiful rolling hills of South Wales in June 2020. The event will be hosted by Kym Frederick, a co-organiser and producer of TEDxCasnewydd and Chloe Gosiewski, a qualified life coach and wellness expert who is also a TEDx speaker.


The purpose of the retreat is to find your authentic voice, learn how to deliver your message with impact and how to enjoy your public speaking, whether it is a business presentation, a wedding speech or a TED Talk.

You will arrive from 3 pm on Friday and leave after lunch on Sunday.


Included in the 2 night stay in a charming farmhouse and barn in the pretty town of Hay-on-Wye at the foot of the Black Mountains:

  • Workshops to inspire ideas, build confidence and learn how to captivate an audience with your own special idea or story. 

  • Group meditation sessions: learning to focus and calm nerves.

  • Group walks in the beautiful countryside surrounding the farmhouse. 

  • Free time to visit the nearby bustling town which is famed for its annual literary festival.

  • Healthy breakfast, a light lunch and home-cooked dinners. Unlimited soft drinks.

This retreat is for a small group of people. We will research and prepare our talks, then present to each other before we leave. Although the aim is to learn and perfect, it is also our desire to make the weekend a truly enjoyable occasion for everyone.


£660 - King Size Room - Single Occupancy

£1,200 - King Size Room - Double Occupancy

£560 - Twin Room (Shared with one other person)

£560 - Twin Room (Shared with one other person)

£850 - Private Barn Single Occupancy


£1,600 - Private Barn Double Occupancy


A fabulous large old farmhouse with a sunny terrace, set within half an acre of gardens with BBQ, in a spectacular and secluded spot with the most glorious panoramic views over the Wye Valley,  this comfortably converted farmhouse and barn originally date from the late 1700's. Lovingly restored using excellent local craftsmen with Herefordshire oak being used throughout the property and retaining many of its original features.  

The Farmhouse.

Sleeps 8,  in 4 bedrooms, and has a well-equipped kitchen with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, dining table and chairs, woodburning stove and storage heater.

A spacious, comfortably furnished sitting room with chairs and sofas, TV, DVD,  wood-burning stove and storage heater.

Downstairs Bathroom: With a bath with shower fitting, handbasin, toilet and heater.

First floor

Bedroom 1: A king sized bed

Bedroom 2: A twin bedroom (2ft 6 beds suitable for children) 

Bedroom 3: 3ft wide bunk beds.

At the other end of the cottage reached up a steep oak ladder stairs, suitable for the more agile, this leads up to Bedroom 4: A twin (2ft 6 beds suitable for children) or double bedroom (both twin rooms can be used as double beds, but the beds will be made up as 2 singles).


The Private Barn.


The barn is attractively restored with beams visible and locally quarried flagstone floor. This cosy barn is open plan with an L-shaped kitchen/living room downstairs and double bedroom above. The kitchen is supplementary to the main farmhouse kitchen and has an electric cooker, microwave and a fridge/ freezer.  The living space has comfortable seating, a dining table and chairs, TV, DVD,  piano, woodburning stove and storage heater.

Bedroom 5: The gallery bedroom has a 5ft double bed and is reached by steep oak ladder stairs.

There is a downstairs shower room with toilet, hand basin and bathroom heater.

  • A lovely garden of half an acre with the most magical views, a sunny courtyard, BBQ, picnic tables, benches and soft reclining chairs

  • Woodburning stove with logs included

  • Bedlinen provided


  • Mobile reception good

  • WIFI available

  • Ample parking but if preferred there is off road parking at the bottom of the shared track which is quite steep. (Track probably not suited to low slung cars)

  • Brecon 21.7 miles 

​This fabulous old farmhouse and barn are in a stunning location set at 1,000 ft above sea level in a spectacular location with panoramic views over the Wye Valley and Herefordshire with walks straight from the door. There are many footpaths near the cottage and farmhouse and the open hillside of the Black Mountains is close; an ideal place for walkers.  

The local village is Dorstone has an excellent pub The Pandy Inn. 

There are plenty of great antique shops, galleries, boutiques and shops to browse in Hay and some really great pubs, restaurants and cafes to enjoy.

Hay-on-Wye 3 miles.

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Chloe Gosiewski

Chloe is the founder of One Way Journey and My Life Retreats. She is a Life Coach, Master NLP Practitioner and Meditation Teacher. Combining her passion for travel and therapeutic skills, she helps people find the true meaning of happiness and how you can bring more of it into your life.

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Kym Frederick

Kym is the co-founder of My Life Retreats. She brings us over 20 years of experience organising events and workshops, bringing passion and flair to every project she orchestrates. You can trust that you are in safe hands with Kym. Her mission is to ensure everyone has a fun and relaxed time! Kym is also a TEDx Organiser (Casnewydd) and a Radio Talk Show Host at Vitalize Radio!





Tel: 07931 636550

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