Masterclass Teachings

Learning is the basis of every retreat and is founded on our book the Zen Jungle Holistic Masterclass in how to truly love life. Talks, teaching, coaching and group sessions are all included and will be transformative no matter what level you are at. Whatever your aims. this retreat will take you towards peace, freedom and happiness.

The Journey & Results

This is not simply a retreat, it is part of your life's journey, your dharma. As you learn, practice and experience profound change occurs and the person and perspectives that have bound and limited you will fade to reveal freedom, peace, purpose and happiness. As the world awakens, this experience will reveal what's next and a whole new, beautiful life ahead.

Unique Experiences

Experiences are at the heart of this retreat. They will be immersive, exciting, challenging and revealing. Find your spirit and raise your consciousness. From shamanic drumming to fire walks, ecstatic dance to deep intuitive connection. Find your soul, face your fears and discover so much more. Whilst there will be work to do, the rewards are amazing.

A Magical Space

Our setting is so special. It's an unspoilt natural sanctuary with 5 lakes, enchanted woodland to explore and an almost deafening peace and tranqulity. The retreat will help you to DO nothing and just BE, with so many amazing spaces to find ultimate peace, to watch the wildlife and master your own thoughts. Get ready for thoughtless bliss.

Log Cabins & Lodges

Our lodges new and beautifully styled, both inside and out to become a luxuriously simple settlement, all made of sustainable natural materials.  Each is self contained with either one or two double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and lounge with cosy and sumptuos, rustic boho styling. This is the comfort zone.

Like-minded Community

As you realise and want more from your life, a kind of isolation can occur, where others simply don't see what you see. In this group you will feel a deep belonging. Conversations will be meaningful and the feel is one of a new community or settlement, embarking on a new way to live and building life-long friendships with  a common vision and goals

Amazing stays,

life-changing results

A purpose built and unique, life-changing personal transformation experience launches soon in South West England, on the border of Devon and Cornwall. Our 10 day transformations will couple immersive teaching and coaching based on the acclaimed Zen Jungle Masterclass, with rich and unique experiences of connection and consciousness. Find deep presence and end your overthinking in a jaw droppingly beautiful, 40 acre setting, peaceful and bursting with nature.

12 luxury log cabins have been lovingly styled and set amidst 5 tranquil lakes, unspoilt ancient woodland and abundant wildlife.​ Add to that, shamanic firepit lounges, permaculture gardens, teaching yurts, a lakeside bar and an awe inspiring amphitheatre and you have the perfect setting for personal transformation. Daily teaching, coaching, practices and workshops couple with drumming, sound ceremonies, cookouts and lamplight processions to create life-changing results. Try ecstatic dance, fire walking and enlightenment experiences that will help raise your consciousness, changing how you feel forever..

Love life, Conscious & Connected

Simple luxury, natural materials and self sufficient living
Our lodges have been totally re-imagined to be both stylish and practical in every way. The use of natural oak outside and luxuriously updated interiors will provide everything you need for the perfect get-away.
High threadcount linens, compliment rustic and boho furniture to give the most effortless living environments,  it's the perfect place for practice without distractions with every possible amenity including fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, oven and induction hobs.


Thought is so overated

It's time to learn to choose when you think, what you think and even if you think at all . . .


Specialist Sessions

Each retreat will break out into groups focussed on specialist areas. These normally include addiction, depression, anxiety and overthinking, illness and pain, the search for purpose, spirituality, partners and relationships.

What you experience here will transform you

Just some of the included experiences that will change your life and perspective forever: 

  • Presence and advanced presence with Zazen

  • Shamanic drumming, sound activation and healing

  • Group firepits and cookouts

  • Firepit ceremonies with ecstatic dance

  • Lamlight procession and lake swimming

  • Shamanic breathing and enlightenment

  • Sustainable growing and Permaculture

  • All masterclass talks, teachings and coaching.

Optional additional activities, subject to availability

  • Fire walking and challenges

  • Ice baths and cold water experiences

  • Courses in Kriya yoga

  • Shamanic journeying

  • Enlightenment teaching and experiences

When our ideas, thoughts and expectations are challenged we realise it is the mind and what we "think" we need or want that stands between where we are and the freedom and happiness we are seeking.

Outside our comfort zone, we find peace and freedom from the mind
The Zen Jungle Masterclass, 
transformative learning that changes everything, forever.

Talks, teaching, one-on-one coaching and specialist workshop sessions on all 10 days of each retreat  (attendance optional)

The mind is the most powerful thing on the planet but we were never taught to use it. The Zen Jungle masterclass is changing that, and with it, changing so many lives for the better. Every retreat guest gets free access to the online course at the point of booking, and before arrival it is recommended to partner it with your choice of audiobook, paperback or kindle to arrive at the retreat familiar with the content and ready to practice. Consolidate your learning and share your transformation stories on arrival with other, like-minded people you meet here, taking the journey to a whole new state of being together.


Talks and teaching will vary by week to suit the group but will usually cover some or all of the following in the aim of making your learning truly actionable and personal to you :

  • Ego and the conceptual identity

  • Judgement, preferences and acceptance​

  • Blame and forgiveness

  • Zero thought, no preference, anxiety or fear.

  • Becoming permanently present and Zazen

  • The ego search engine and the watcher

  • Energetic ego release, the real magic

  • Raising consciosness, Integration, truth and illusion

  • Conscious, judgement-free relationships

  • Connection, flow and harnessing intuition

  • Becoming a tuning fork and attraction

All included with your retreat

A place to learn, experience,

practice and transcend

Each retreat is formatted for assured personal transformation. There's a combination of learning, time to practice and integrate, as well as unique, life-changing experiences. As you spend time in a community of like minded people, learning new ways to both be and think, you will slowly heal, connect and find the power of deeper consciousness. Freedom, peace and purpose will follow self realisation and the effects of mental and physical illness, overthinking and anxiety will fall away. Emerge connected with enhanced intuition, confidence and free from the false, ego identity that limits you. It's magical.


Official Opening Winter 2022
A retreat by name and by nature
Nestled in rolling, peaceful hills on the border of Devon and Cornwall, near to the spiritual surfing community of Bude, the Zen Jungle Retreat is a unique and transformational hideaway.
5 amazing lakes and unspoilt woodland create 40 acres of amazing and energetic immersion in nature, but that's far from all there is.
We have created so many soulful spaces for both peaceful presence and for parties, ceremonies and practices, including the Zenscape lakeside Zazen stage, the amazing Yin Yang double fire pit amphitheatre, the Hive permaculture garden and barbeque, firepit terrace, the Edge outdoor lounge and so much more.
The Sunset beach bar is nestled onto our Tribal lake and it has a lakeside grill, beautiful seating spaces and soon a woodland banqueting table too.
There are so many places to sit peacefully and the nature walks are endless, so take your time, relax and enjoy this time, it's all for you.
Everything here is about raising human consciousness and awakening, healing the symptoms of the way we live in western society and finally ending the suffering of both physical and mental illness.
The environment and the teachngs will come together to create the most amazing inner peace, enabling participants to find a whole new state of being and a new perspective on life.
Woodland hideaways, beautiful viewing areas, quiet lakeside seating and the community of like minded people will fuel energy and conversation that simply doesn't happen anywhere else.
There's no TV here, phone signals are intermittent and internet is limited, so this is your time to disconnect.
Raising your level of consciousness is almost impossible with the distractions of TV, the internet, email and social media. It has become a compulsive addiction for almost all of us, leaving an inability to remove thoughts from our minds or find any peace at all in the absence of triggers and interruptions.
This retreat will take you on a journey, which without those distractions will teach you full control of your thoughts. Soon you'll be choosing when, what and if you think at all, leaving behind your compulsive overthinking and attempts to control the unpredictable world around you.
Here, you'll be immersed in an environment more peaceful than you have ever known and given much needed time and space to unlearn a lifetime of conditioned responses. A big first step is breaking the craving for the ideas and information that bombards us, removing the accessibility that these connected devices give others to us.

Magical Spaces

The whole Zen Jungle retreat has been desgned to create magical moments and bring deep peace. There are so many amazing spaces to visit across the retreat.

Sunset Beach Barbeque

As a guest you are free to use any of the firepit barbeques located all over the retreat. Grab some food, charcoal and maybe a group of friends and have a cookout or firepit. This one is on our man made beach right in front of the sunset beach bar. It's the perfect place to drink and socialise.

The Hive

Our retreat is not only fully sustainable and self sufficient, it also uses permaculture principles to maximise produce and minimise effort. The Hive is a perfect example of a beautiful, edible fruit and vegtable garden, with fire pit and barbeque.

Zenscape Stage

This is our oversize platform and stage on the lake. Perfect for our regular group Zazen, nia dance and live performances, the Zenscape stage is at the centre of the retreat on freedom lake.

Book a Cabin Only Stay

In the time until our official opening and between transformational retreats, our newly refurbished, luxury cabins are open for accomodation only stays. You'll get access to almost all retreat spaces, the lakes and walks. Book for 5 to 21 days subject to availability.

Book the Preview

Our follower preview retreat, including the 7 day transformation is a limited spaces retreat with only a few spaces left. This will be an intimate and personal retreat group, with lots of one-to one teaching and coaching. 

10 Day Transformations

Advance booking for our official 10 Day transformational retreat program is now open. This will run throughout the year and will be normally be made available to book 6-12 months in advance. First retreats start in late 2022 with official launch for New Year 2022

Free to Join Community

We are building a space for like-minded people to meet, lear, practice and transcend. Our community is completely free to join and has lots of masterclass content. We offer livestreams every week and will be posting an ever increasing snapshot of the retreat activities.

Buy the Masterclass

Now available in paperback, kindle and audiobook, the book is the foundation upon which the retreat is based and from which it has evolved. We recommend that all retreat attendees read the book before arrival and are familiar with the basics, which accelerates transformation.

© 2022 by The Zen Jungle Retreat