Chris Luttichau
Northern Drum

I have used Earth Spirit as a venue for quite a few years now. David and the staff have always been friendly, effective and eager to make sure we have everything we need. The food receives praise from the group every time. There's a good atmosphere at Earth Spirit which enables my groups to feel at home, and go deeply into the work we're there to do. The land and surrounding nature beautifully support the shamanic outdoor work that I teach. Earth Spirit is a very special place. For more information contact Matt Guy, Tel. 0789 035 9054, Email

Donna Ross
Vivo Life

We held our first annual company meeting at The EarthSpirit Centre this year.  I can honestly say that it exceeded all of our expectations over the 3 days we were with you!  Not only is the space (both internally and externally) beautiful and plentiful but the team who looked after us were simply the best!  Nothing was too much trouble, every silly thing that I had forgotten, they could help me with and we never felt rushed or pressure.  But what can I say about the food?  We were fed and watered three times a day and every single meal was superb, we were catered for as a vegan company and the variety and quality of food was brilliant – unfaultable!  The bonfire that we had was immense, a much more emotional part of our time at the centre than we expected Through the whole process from our initial booking to walking away, we felt cared for and that is something that is so often missing today.  I cannot wait until next year when we get to spend time with Karen and the ESC centre family again. Thank you for helping us make a wonderful event happen.

Jan Day
Jan Day

EarthSpirit is a fabulous centre. The best. It really supports the deep work we do with individuals and couples. The food is superb and responsive to participants’ needs, the range of accommodation choices is really helpful to meet different needs and the quality of the rooms is excellent, there is always support on hand for any housekeeping issues that arise, the hot tub is greatly appreciated, and the grounds are quiet and nourishing. It is simply the best centre we know of.

Keith Phillips
Bristol School of Shiatsu

I am just writing to say how much we enjoyed our stay with you and how much we appreciate everything you offer. From the support in preparation, the  premises, the glorious food, to the to the warm welcome and ongoing support while we are there you do a brilliant job and offer an incredible service, thank you so much. With Love, Keith Phillips, Bristol School of Shiatsu

Ya'Acov Darling Khan
School of Movement Medicine

We love working at the Earth Spirit Centre. The warm welcome, the great food and down-to-earth magic of the place makes working there a real pleasure. David and his Staff team are always on hand to help and more than willing to go the extra mile to create a good environment for working. Yx, 21 Gratitudes, Ya'Acov Darling Khan, School of Movement Medicine

School of Movement Medicine

Dear staff of the EarthSpirit centre, I am just back from the SUMMER LONG DANCE and couldn't find a possibility to thank you -and I mean an IMMENSE THANK YOU, thousands and thousands of MERCI + GRAZIE from the bottom of my heart. It was such a pleasure to feel like "home" especially after the Long Dance itself, when I felt tired and needed to go back to my "little nest". I really appreciated your delicious and healthy food, the garden, the hot tub and the stillness full of loving energy. Thanks to all of you, you made a fantastic job. I hope to come to your place again All my love to you, Francesco (Switzerland), School of Movement Medicine


Earth Spirit was just the best venue for our event and the team could not have been more welcoming and friendly. They really helped to make it a huge success and we are deeply grateful for the awesomeness that is Earth Spirit.

Love Emma Stowe,
Glastonbury Zodiac Pilgrimage

Dear David, Thank you for enabling a beautiful adventure. It was great that you could join us on Saturday. I really appreciate your giving a talk on Wednesday which helped introduce everyone to the land and to EarthSpirit. It was fantastic to be part of the whole standing stones revelation and look forward to hearing all the updates relating to them. Love

Osanna Whitehouse
SIHA Open Circle Retreat

The Earth Spirit Centre provides an amazing space for us to come to each year – and this year was our fifth.  Our SIHA Open Circle Retreat is successful because although we provide the people and the activities, it just wouldn’t be the same without the backcloth of this special venue with its range of accommodation and facilities and the pervading atmosphere of tranquility, spirituality and beauty set in rolling countryside. Of course, EarthSpirit staff are incredible and Andy the cook/ is superb. We love the outdoor space – the garden and courtyard; the hot tub and the bonfire when we’ve had one.  All in all we love it! On behalf of the Subud International Health Association The following are comments from SIHA participants, October 2010: Well managed, clean everywhere, especially I liked the attention given to the public toilets in that twice a day we had fresh hand towels. The fire that awaited us on arrival in the Main hall was truly heart-warming. A big thank you to all at the Centre for their efforts in making us feel welcomed… Food was delicious and plentiful and the place is great… I loved the peace dancing, facilitating the laughter, people's company at meals and other times, the countryside, the garden, the venue, the dragon… Seemed to me that EarthSpirit is much loved and very well cared for… The food was fantastic, the staff were friendly, kind and helpful… The food was really delicious. And I love the ‘hands off’ way they let us take over the centre. Lovely space, wonderful food – loved the hot tub… Everything wonderful as usual… What worked? The venue, the people, the food, the bonfire and singing, the hot tub – all fabulous.

Malcolm Stern
Psychotherapist and group facilitator

A wonderful and unique centre where the staff are unobtrusive and yet welcoming and available. Great food.

Juliet Grayson
Facilitator of Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor Intensive Residential Workshops

Having used the centre for the last 3 years, I have nothing but praise. Every time I have been delighted by the venue, the privacy and quiet, the friendliness of the staff, the quality of the cooking and the energy there. The participants on my workshop love it, and look forward to coming back. Indeed often people re-book for the next one. I cannot praise EarthSpirit highly enough. I appreciate their attitude ... they are constantly asking for feedback and looking to improve ... and we always have a great time there.

Caitlín Matthews
Shamanic Teacher and author of Singing the Soul Back Home

EarthSpirit has been the 'potting shed' where our shamanic training programme has grown since the mid 1990s. In the 2000s it has become the greenhouse where we bring on our established students to their fullest potential. The land between Dundon Beacon and Lollover Hill has ancestrally held the work, while EarthSpirit and its staff have nourished and cared for us for over 15 years.

Dominique Dolloso

"Thank you *so* much for another wonderful experience at your lovely place. Yoga on your warm wooden floor is a dream! Love and light, Dom".

Anna, Nickie and Graeme

Dear staff of the EarthSpirit centre, Thank you so much for a truly amazing weekend and the warm welcome and support that you all gave us for our 'weekend retreat'. Your venue (the house, accommodations and gardens) is a wonderful place full of 'space', comfort and inspiration! The delicious healthy food was the 'icing on the cake' and every meal was a 'treat' in itself! Earthspirit is a wonderful and unique place, for sure. We very much look forward to our next visit and will definitely be back! Wishing you happiness, good health and prosperity!