Who am i?

Create Space Retreats

20 - 21 June 2020

(Sorry this retreat is now full)

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Virtual retreat programme.


08:00  Introductions

            Setting intention

09:00  Mindful movement class

10:30  Guest speaker

11:00  Workshop and breakouts

13:00  Group share and closing

13:30  End of day one


08:00  Recap with Q&A

08:30  Creative workshop

09:00  Breakouts and group share

10:30  Breathwork

11:30  Final group share

13:00  Integration and closing

13:30  End of day two

There will be a maximum of 12 participants in each retreat.

Ahead of the retreat, a recommended reading list will be provided.

At the end of day one, participants will be provided with a workbook, to help with process and reflection.

To find out more about the workshop modules, read this article published on our journal.

Other dates:

06 - 07 June 2020 (full)

18-19 July 2020

22-23 August 2020

2 Day Virtual Retreat £350pp

Subsidies are available upon request.

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Who am i? A retreat series exploring identity as a gay man.

Find out more here.

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Our trusted team.

Throughout the duration of the retreat, you’ll work in close collaboration with each of the team members, in respect of their given workshop. There will be a lead figure present throughout, whose role will alternate as facilitator and supervisor of each workshop. They will not be offering any counselling or diagnoses, relating to psychological issues that attendees may be experiencing throughout the retreat. In the case of significant distress, additional or subsequent support will be sign-posted or referred as required.

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To find out out more about each team member read this journal article.


Nathan Morse

Lead facilitator.


Jonny Benjamin

Guest speaker.


Nick Kientsch

Mindful movement.

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James Dowler


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About the series.

The 'Who am i?' retreat programme combines different experiential workshops to explore identity as a gay man in 2020. These workshops are carefully designed around tried and tested psychological and meditative techniques 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 – which we can then use this as fuel to instigate change, while becoming more present and powerful in the world.

"Really insightful and thought-provoking programme. There was a good mix of ‘play shops’, visualisation, breath work, mindfulness, meditation, group sharing and break out sessions. The group itself was the perfect safe space for sharing thoughts and feelings, and to hear what everyone else had to say. I would definitely recommend exploring this and future programmes if, like me, you’re interested in being more self-aware, delving into your own mind, and learning some new thinking strategies!"

Adam M, June 2020

Is this the right retreat for you?

Have you ever asked yourself...

Why do I care so much? Why do I want this so bad? Why is nothing ever enough? Is this really me?

You're not alone.

Do you want to understand why you feel this way? Are you ready to explore who you are? Are you prepared to make significant changes in your life?

Read this journal article to find out how this retreat programme could be of benefit to you. Or get in touch to ask any questions.

About 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 to do anything. We are purely laying out some alternative routes of investigation. The actions you take and the changes you make will be your choice.

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'm so thankful that I was eventually able to address these issues, and make some important changes in my life.”


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.


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

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