Retreat: noun: a quiet or secluded place in which one can relax.

We are combining continuing professional development with relaxation, holistic therapies, and nutrition in peaceful carefully chosen locations.


We have designed a retreat specifically for dental professionals. The aim is to invite you into a safe environment with fellow professionals where you can physically and mentally relax, unwind and re-energise. At the same time, you will go back into the clinic with new knowledge and skills that will positively affect your health, the health of your family, and the health of your patients.

What's included?

7 hours of CPD on breathing, oral myology, and nutrition through presentations, workshops, practical exercises and discussion.

Buteyko Breathing.

This will particularly benefit snoring, asthma, poor sleep, low energy levels, and anyone including athletes looking to become healthier.

Gut health workshop
You aren't what you eat... you are what you absorb.
In this workshop, Nina will talk about everything gut related; from how it works in health to how it functions with disease, with a central focus on digestion and absorption, as this is so vital for wellbeing.
Fermentation workshop
Carrying on with the theme of gut health Nina will be providing a fermentation workshop.  Here you will learn how to ferment your own vegetables to introduce live cultures into your diet, which will boost the ecosystem in your gut. This is a hands-on session, and you will leave with your own jar of fermented vegetables.  Everything will be provided, feel free to bring extra jars just in case of leftovers!
Personal 1-2-1 food diary review.
Submit your 7-day food diary with any questions related to your diet/health, 1 week prior to the retreat and get a taster session with Nina over the weekend.
One-on-one treatments
Karon will be available for body massage, facial massage, and reiki. This will be first-come-first-served and it is suggested to pre-book.

Time to yourself.... and networking with access to our team throughout the weekend.

All meals from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime.

Accommodation and use of the facilities and grounds throughout the stay.

What are the timings? Arrive late afternoon on Friday and depart afternoon on Sunday.

Who is involved?

Tim Ives, Nina Lord & Karon Kitchen.

Tim has many years of experience in the dental industry as a clinician, teacher and mentor. He is a qualified Buteyko Breaching Coach and co-author of LipZip, breathe better to live better.

Nina is a dual qualified Dental Therapist and Nutritional Therapist and wants to share her knowledge with you, to help you be your best self.

Karon originally trained as a dancer at the Rambert and Royal Ballet Schools before working as a professional dancer. A complete change brought her into the dental industry before retraining in holistic bodywork.

They fully understand the physical and mental stress of treating patients in a busy schedule and between them, have the skills and knowledge to assist clinicians and their patients to become healthier.

Locations, Available Dates & Costs

We have been exploring the UK countryside and believe we have found the perfect location to host our first holistic retreats in a small village called Tetford, which is in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. You will need to drive here 🙂

This is a former rectory, which has been specifically re-designed as a retreat centre. The light, colours, atmosphere and gardens provide the perfect surroundings for you to completely relax and unwind, learn some new skills and enjoy wholesome organic food grown locally. There will be time to just be, to walk, breathe and re-connect.


16th to 18th September 2022

Programme (may change slightly):
4.00pm Arrive. Tea and home-made cake on arrival
7.00pm Dinner then relaxation
8.00am - 9.00am Breathing and relaxation
9.15am -10.00am  Breakfast
10.00am - 11.00 am Buteyko Breathing and Oral Myology Part 1
11.00am - 11.30am Reflection
11.30am - 12.30pm Gut Health Workshop
12.30pm - 1.00pm Reflection
1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm - 3.00pm Buteyko Breathing and Oral Myology Part 2
3.00pm - 3.30pm Reflection
3.00pm - 6.00pm Free time.
(optional 1-to-1 food diary review)
6.00pm Breathing relaxation
7.00 Dinner
8.00am - 9.00am Breathing and Mindfulness
9.00am -10.00am Breakfast
10.00am - 11.30pm Fermentation workshop
11.30am - 12.30pm Behaviour Change
12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm - Group discussion and feedback.
Please note, everything is optional. There will be no pressure to attend anything. This is your retreat.

The programme may be liable to slightly change.

Karon will be available for holistic massage treatments throughout the weekend which will need to be pre-booked.  Prices of individual treatments will be extra and cost coming soon.

£450.00 per person for two nights/£400 if sharing a room, including VAT and all meals, mid-morning and mid-afternoon drinks, snacks, participation in the programme and continuing professional education certificates.
Please note that some of the bathrooms are shared.

To make a booking or inquiry please email: and Cc with your mobile number and we will call you back ASAP.

Places are limited. Bookings will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis. A deposit of half the payment will be required to secure the booking and full payment is required one week before the event.

We are really looking forward to hosting you on what we feel will be a really beneficial weekend.

Tim, Nina, and Karon.