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

We are combining continuing professional development with relaxation and holistic therapies 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.

Whats's included?

Up to 7 hours of CPD on breathing, oral myology and holistic therapies.

Presentations and practical exercises to improve breathing using the Buteyko Breathing Approach. This will particularly benefit snoring, asthma, poor sleep, low energy levels and anyone including athletes looking to become healthier.

Introduction to Pilates. Practical exercises designed to improve core strength and flexibility. Pilates is based on mindful movement with a focus on breath work and relaxation which leads to a decreased state of stress and improved well being

Introduction to meditation and mindfulness.

One-on-one treatments also available that must be pre-booked, including body massage, facial massage and reiki.

Time to yourself.... and networking.

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 late afternoon on Sunday.

Who is involved?

Tim Ives & 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.

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: Karon's Website

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.


Postponed to Autumn 2022 due to Covid-19 - Details to follow ASAP

4.00pm Arrive. Tea and home-made cake on arrival
7.00pm Dinner
9.00pm Meditation
8.00am - 9.15am Pilates-based exercise programme designed for the Dental Professionals
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 Buteyko Breathing and Oral Myology Part 2
12.30pm - 1.00pm Reflection
1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm - 3.00pm Buteyko Breathing in the garden
3.00pm - 6.00pm Free time.
6.00pm Meditation
7.00 Dinner
8.00am - 9.15am Pilates
9.15am -10.00am Breakfast
10.00am -11.00pm Mindfulness
11.00 - 11.30am Reflection
11.30pm -12.30pm Nutrition based presentation
12.30pm -1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm - 2.30pm  Introduction to Colour Therapy
3.00pm Afternoon Tea and Finish
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.

£450.00 per person for two nights, 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, inquiry or register your interest for future events please contact Karon on 07496 844699

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 month before the event.

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

Tim and Karon.