Ready to step out of striving and into your flow?

River Retreat day

Press pause from rushing and reset your life to a sustainable rhythm


Aboard Maria. B Wide Beam Canal Boat

April -September on the 3rd Saturday of the month

Press pause from rushing and reset your life to a sustainable rhythm aboard Maria. B Widebeam canal boat in Ely, Cambridgeshire UK

Life can go too fast, and your diary can feel overloaded with commitments which create a sense of a never ending to do list, a backlog of unfinished jobs and a permanent feeling of urgency.

These monthly River Retreat Days are for all overextended women who want to step out of busy, distraction and stress and step into stillness, peace, and freedom in a beautiful natural setting on the river.

Meditation and coaching provide you with an approach to your life that takes you out of overwhelm and into freedom and peace. I warmly invite you to join me on the river, and step away from your fast pace so you can nourish your soul, rest and reconnect to your spirit

Have you also learned that secret from the river;
that there is no such thing as time?

From the moment you step onto Maria.B you will be guided through the surface layers of the flurry of your life to the open waters of stillness on the other side.

During our River Retreat Day, you will experience a nurturing blend of meditation, life balance coaching, journaling and mindfulness in nature, allowing you to:

  • Strip back the noise of everyday life, so you can more easily listen to your own intuition so you can distill what is essential to you and the pace of life you would like to live.

  • Peel away your heavy cloak of roles, responsibilities, and expectations of who you think you should be, and return to yourself and who you really are.

  • Experience a less frantic pace of living, which you can choose to take back to your everyday life and feel the benefits ripple out for weeks to come after our time together.

  • Look at life through a new lens, change the way you think and feel about yourself, helping you unfold, release and move forwards in your life with ease and lightness.

Steph on Maria B widebeam boat

About Steph

Steph on Maria B widebeam boat

I practice cyclical living and live on the river Lark on the Cambridge/Suffolk border on my wide beam canal boat, Maria. B with my King Schnauzer Stanley. I have made bold choices to break free from the social norms of striving and productivity to turn my one adventure with the universe into a lifestyle I love using my intuition, imagination and creativity.

As an intuitive coach and meditation teacher, I assist women to develop a compassionate voice so they can live a life with freedom, ease, and a lot less stress.

It is my aim to take you from disconnected and burnt out to energised, lighter, and connected to your own intuitive wisdom and purpose.

About Maria. B

Maria. B is a beautiful light and airy 60 x 12ft wide beam canal boat which provides the spaciousness and intimacy for our small group retreat days on the river.

River Retreat Days

Located on the great river Ouse, where the way of life on the river is almost snail-paced, traveling at the most at 5mph for our afternoon cruise, this creates the perfect backdrop for stillness, rest and freedom.

I warmly invite you to join me on Maria B where our day together will be a nourishing blend of meditation, journaling and coaching, plus time to pause and take in the beautiful scenery of the river. It is my intention that you leave the river feeling nourished, with your creativity reclaimed and reconnected back to a rhythm of life that feels sustainable and freeing.

Write Your Way Home To Yourself

Journaling is a little like whispering to yourself and listening at the same time. I will be offering you deeper journaling exercises so you can get in touch with the touchy feely part of your brain and let your creative mind wander and be free.

The journaling is integral to the retreat day providing you with something tangible to take away with you so you can remember your good intentions.

Expect To Be Nourished

The invitation of this day retreat is about nourishment on the inside and the out, and slowing everything down, including the way we eat.


I invite you to notice everything, for all the senses to be enlivened through sight, sound, touch and taste. I will prepare us slow food, perhaps made in the slow cooker that is plant based, and nourishes the soul and heart.

My experiences of running my own restaurant in Bali are woven through my cooking and recipes, and I am happy to share with you recipes for anything we eat that you might like to recreate once you are home. If you have any dietary requirements or preferences you can let me know on the booking form.



My King Schnauzer Stanley is an optional extra part of the day. He is full of love and joy and only lives in the moment, which helps everyone he meets to stay in the now.

There is no additional charge for having Stanley with us, however, if you feel you would rather it was a dog free day he can go and spend the day with his friends in doggie daycare.

Who Is This For

This is especially for creative women who are feeling burntout, overextended and seeking ways to reset the fast pace of their lives to a more sustainable rhythm. A day on the river with me will show you a new way of being, one that is a special reality where we step away from the pressures of everyday life. This will give you that precious space to step away from an over-committed life and into the wise, intuitive part of you that is always free.

How our day together will unfold

This schedule is flexible according to the weather, and what you need in the moment, but to give you a flavour of what to expect, here is what the day may look like:

10am Arrival on to Maria.B.

We begin our time with a co-creation soul session where we set intentions for our day together and we discuss what it is that you most need from our time together.

From this, I personalise a guided welcome home to yourself meditation.

11am Mindful River cruise

Based on insights that arise from the meditation as we pootle along the river we will explore and expand your thinking.

12pm Reflective journaling

We will moor up along the river bank and spend some time journaling, building a relationship with your thought process and writing your way into peace and connection to your intuitive self.

12:30pm Slow mindful lunch

Slow food, slow eating and soulful conversation on the riverbank or inside the spacious boat.

1:30pm River cruise with coaching

A little more gentle coaching as we weave our way back along the river.

3pm The vision of you meditation

Feeling heart warmed from your experience, write out final journal reflections, intentions and tiny rituals to take away with you.

4pm Departure from Maria.B

Back at the place where we began on the river.

What's Included

  • 2 x guided meditation sessions to help you reconnect back to yourself, create headspace and connect to your intuition and creativity
  • Breathwork for calming the mind
  • Cyclical living for creativity coaching
  • Soul food slow lunch
  • Mindful morning and afternoon river cruise
  • Reflective journaling
  • Tiny rituals to take home with you
River retreat day Ely

What's Not Included

  • Overnight accommodation on Maria.B (I can give you recommendations for places to stay nearby when you book)

  • Travel to and from the river


A day to remember always ON beautiful boat Maria B.

Cruising peacefully We were able to focus on our lives and where we are, what we would like to change.

Stopping upriver to meditate and journal and then having the most gorgeous lunch Stephanie had made. Then back with another stop.

It really was a super relaxing day. I am still feeling the benefit of it. I feel more in control and more confident, more positive.It was a perfect day.


I would highly recommend The riverboat retreat day

Everything about the day was wonderful!

from the very warm welcome from Steph, the guided meditation, the introduction to journaling, the relaxing river cruise and not forgetting the absolutely delicious lunch!

I feel refreshed and uplifted from the experience. A day I will never forget.


Stephanie is the real deal - she walks her talk

Stephanie is the real deal. She walks her talk and very much embodies all that she teaches.

She is authentic and caring and an incredibly powerful listener, she will help you to realise your own insights and celebrates with you when things go well, and is completely non-judgemental.

You would be in very good hands if you chose to work with Stephanie.


Your investment

£145 per person.

This includes morning and afternoon coaching and meditation sessions, a river cruise, plant based lunch and refreshments.

Numbers are limited to 6 women so I can offer each of you my individual attention and keep this retreat day special.

A 50% non-refundable deposit secures your place.

20th of April

18th of May

15th of June

13th of July

21st of September

10am – 4pm

Maria B departs and returns to Ely Waterside, (opposite the marina) CB7 4AU


Is accommodation included?

No, overnight accommodation isn’t included on Maria B, however I can recommend local guest houses and bnb’s which are very close to the river in Ely.

Do I need to be experienced at or meditation?

Not at all. This is a nourishing gentle retreat and whether you are a super experienced meditator or a beginner all are welcome.

I am haven’t journaled before and feel hesitant…

Most women who join these retreat days are new to journaling and find that it is a cathartic release of all their pent-up thoughts and ideas. There is no judgment and you do not have to share anything you have written

What do I need to bring?

Just your journal, a pen you love to write with and an open heart. All food and refreshments are provided throughout the day.Bring a warm jumper or jacket if it is windy/cool to sit on the stern as we cruise, and likewise sunscreen and sunhat if it is sunny!

I have special dietary requirements…

All the food on the retreat day is plant-based and we can easily cater for gluten free, sugar free, etc. Please just let us know in advance.

I’m coming on my own and feel a little nervous…

Most women come to my retreats solo and often come away feeling very nourished and supported from having spent a day with like-minded women, with friendships forming long after the retreat day has ended.

I would like to come with a other friends, can I book a private retreat day?

Yes, please get in touch with me directly to arrange a private retreat day for you and your friends. This is a lovely way to have a day together of self-care in a beautiful setting on the river.

Send an email to Steph:[email protected] if you have further questions.

Cancellations – Terms and Conditions:

Deposits are non-refundable unless the space can be filled.

Refunds cannot be given within 4 weeks of the retreat date unless the space can be filled.

Special circumstances do apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

~ Payment plans available. Email: [email protected] for details.



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