Me, my body and i.

Create Space Retreats

About the series.

The ‘Me, my body and i’ series will combine different experiential workshops to explore a gay man’s relationship to the body. These workshops are carefully designed around tried and tested psychological and holistic practices, to take participants on a process of self-exploration. These include compassionate self-inquiry, sharing in groups, breathwork, creative workshops, and transformational techniques to elicit a deeper connection and understanding.

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Free taster sessions:

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Is this the right retreat for you?

Have you ever asked yourself...


Why do I care so much about my image? Why am I obsessed with body perfection? Why do I feel like I’m never enough? Why do I constantly seek approval from others?

You're not alone.

Read this journal article to find out more about this series and how it could be of benefit to you.


Our approach.

It's important to state that we are not a rehabilitation or intervention centre. Nor are we providing one-on-one medical or psychological advice. We would highly recommend individuals with concerns relating to pre-existing mental health conditions, substance misuse and related disorders to seek immediate professional help. We are certainly not providing a ‘cure’, and this isn't a therapy session. We are however offering a safe space to get curious, open up and discuss with others, aspects of your life you’re finding challenging. This isn’t bootcamp either. But it also isn’t going to be easy. To get the most out of it is going to require work, commitment and an open attitude. We won’t be telling you anything. We are purely laying out some alternative routes of investigation. The actions you take and the changes you make will be your choice.

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Your safety.

Your safety is our main priority. For this reason we will need to ask participants for some personal medical information before we can confirm your place on the workshop. These are standard questions, there to protect your safety and everyone else involved. This information will only be shared on a need to know basis and will be GDPR compliant. We will also be undertaking other necessary safety measures during and post-retreat.

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About the organisers.


Michael Stephens

Co-founder of Create Space.

“I struggled for many years accepting my own sexuality. Since coming out over 10 years ago, I’ve also battled with mental and physical health challenges, and worked through periods of complete exhaustion. I am so thankful that I was eventually able to address these issues, and make some important life changes.”


Maylis Djikalou

Transformational Coach and Events Curator.

“It was in the darkest moments that I discovered the gift of desperation, and with it, eventually came the courage to talk. I wanted to devote my energy and curiosity to help others become more agile and connected emotionally throughout life transitions.”

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A bit about Create Space.

We at Create Space organise bespoke retreat and workshop experiences in the UK, Europe and online. 

Our unique transformational programmes are designed to inspire, empower, and build a more supportive, creative community. We want our guests to leave excited to continue on their own path of self-discovery, self-care, and with a deeper connection to what’s meaningful to them.


For more information or enquiries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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