Virtual Retreat from Anywhere in the World!

+ Limited Edition “Treasure Trove” Guide couriered to your door


Are you willing to HONOUR YOURSELF by carving out time and energy to reflect and celebrate your life to date and perhaps embrace your next chapter?

Whether it’s a special “decade” birthday or a pivotal one for other personal reasons, this is about fully EMBRACING your life and age right now. To find a way to slow down and RECONNECT to your inner self to celebrate and honour yourself differently this year…

This is a truly unique and divine gift to yourself or a loved one!

NOTE: Please be sure to enquire at least 4- 6 weeks before your proposed date to ensure availability and that your Bespoke Box box can be delivered timeously around the world.

Our birthdays, anniversaries, equinox (Spring/autumn) and New Year always offer a natural pivot point for meaningful reflection time – to take stock and reflect on the poignancy of another year passing, before setting up your year ahead.

Perhaps celebrating in the usual way leaves you feeling empty, stressed, dishonored and irritated.
You just wish it was all over.
Or no one else ever takes the time to pause and celebrate you as you deserve.
What’s the fuss?

The fuss is all about you greeting yourself.
To put your needs ahead of what others expect of you this birthday for once.
Falling in love with your life right now.

Celebrating the turning of the sun another year.
Birthdays beg you to honour yourself.
Will this be the year you take time to reconnect?

Not with egoistic pride, but with reverence, compassion, self-love and a dose of humour.
To pay more mindful attention to what was and what is coming – the GAP between NO Longer and Not yet

To recognise this is naturally a reflective time to look back and ponder what has transpired
To find time to honour what you are proud of accomplishing since your last birthday
To close out things that do NOT need to be carried across the threshold to next year.
To be able to look yourself in the mirror and love, (or at the very least like) and respect whom you see staring back at you
To allow yourself to feel deep gratitude for getting this far in life, no matter what it has thrown at you recently –  No matter how far off your path you feel right now.

Perhaps it’s a very special “decade” birthday, or as I like to call them now, round birthdays that end in a zero?
The 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80th celebrations are poignant times for deep inner reflection. Rather than dreading and shying away from your age.

Decade birthdays tend to embody more gravitas and have a profound way of marking time and progress or highlighting your life being lived or not lived.

Is there more you want to embrace …..is there enough space for more to enter?

Are you fully embracing your next age or shying away from it?


You are at a poignant point of reflection – and perhaps need to close out and honour the past? 

You can also use this PRIVATE BESPOKE RETREAT if you are thinking about your year ahead …..perhaps a special anniversary of a marriage, loss of a loved one, or any crossroads coming at you that might be the perfect time for a DIY @ home self retreat?

If you are a business owner, it can be super useful to embark on a STRATEGIC RETREAT at the quarter-year marks …to take stock of life and business  looking backward and forwards and reconfigure where and how you expend energy

Are you on the verge of closing doors, walking away, shutting down, letting go, moving beyond, ending relationships, shifting, career moves, moving home or country, or firing your boss or your partner?
No longer accepting what doesn’t match your true desires?
In other words, does this time in your life epitomize a massive CROSSROADS LOOMING?

It can feel overwhelming to celebrate and honour yourself when there is so much COMING AT YOU, BEGGING FOR ATTENTION AND SWIRLING INTO YOUR LIFE.



Do you sense this threshold embodies some big bold dreams, projects and goals calling your energy and spirit forward these next few months and years? A new age dawning when you will be stepping into your next glorious chapter?

Celebrating this  cycle is a way to pause and honour the GAP that EXISTS between NO LONGER and NOT YET!

Making space to call in new creative space, projects, a new role or clients, new destinations and experiences, new habits, updated versions of yourself, new goals, friends, and partners. Re-sparking your joy and energy again thus feeling proud of your life, how you live it, and what legacy you are leaving

Embrace the infinite list of possibilities!



I’ve just completed a four-day reset and restore retreat with Kate Emmerson. I met Kate through my book writing, and she is the lady that is going to be co-facilitating a writing retreat that I’m attending in June in Greece. I work in a similar realm to Kate, that of growing and empowering people through coaching, facilitation, etc. So it’s not easy to find someone who has got something different that really will make the difference — because although we are aware of the skills and the tools in the realm that we facilitate in, you still can’t do it for yourself. But who’s going to be the person who’s going to walk with you on that road that is the right fit, the right person with the right heart and the right spirit to match you where you are at? And Kate is beyond words. When I became aware of a DIY retreat, I could never have imagined what it was in terms of the depth and thoughtfulness and the  thought-provoking activities that you are given to do on your own without facilitation. She has got a magical formula that has really taken me by surprise!
And it has taken me to a place of restoration and got me back to me in a way that I could never have imagined. From the beginning of the process to the end, Kate has really thought it through in micro detail from the beautiful package (Treasure Trove) she posted me, to the subtle and profound process she led me through.  From where I was, which was below zero empty to get me back to me, took a short four days of intense, meaningful, inspiring, thought-provoking activities to help reset me, with Kate in the wings.  Done in my own home environment at a schedule set by me within the structure of her design and Kate was there, every step of the way…. I am not going to say too much more than that, but I hope this entices you to be curious enough for yourself to contact Kate, to take yourself on this journey and gift yourself with an opportunity to get back to yourself with this incredible, incredible, incredible soul, woman and professional.  I am so blessed, so blessed beyond words to not only have had this experience but particularly to have been guided by Kate in her very “special” way.

Virtual Birthday Retreat Dec 22 “Our Queen of Retreats Founder Caroline Sylger Jones has just completed a wonderful,
private, virtual retreat guided by brilliant coach@kateemmerson_retreats over her birthday. Using visual and voice prompts beautifully created by Kate, each morning and afternoon over four days, Caroline looked back over the last
12 months, took stock, paused, and set her intentions for the next 12 months.

She absolutely loved it 💚 and would thoroughly recommend it…If you want to gift yourself or a friend this experience then, pause and honour yourself with Kate Emmerson’s Virtual Retreat”


Iole Matthews – Head of Coaching & Consulting at Bright Horizons, London – NEW YEAR ’22:
Kate’s virtual retreat was a brilliant opportunity to gain so many of the benefits of a retreat but at home  – perfect for carving out time when you cannot manage the luxury of travel and days away. The beautiful hand-crafted material shared, shaped each day around cleverly crafted exercises, and with Kate just a message or call away each morning and afternoon, it was clear I was being held in the hands of an expert facilitator. Over four days I was able to reflect, review and re-align so that I emerged feeling much more centred and confident for the year ahead. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to find some structured and supported thinking time when an onsite retreat is not possible.  I have continued to use the booklets and box for a daily touchstone practice.
As with all of Kates’s experiences, this is transformative.


Peet van Jaarsveld – CEO Blue Future, South Africa- NEW YEAR  22/23:
I found the retreat most useful and amazing. Whereas I am typically good at setting goals and making resolutions, I often ignore deliberate reflection on the previous year. I discovered there is a lot to gain from doing this with some focus. I was surprised that despite a feeling of having “survived” the previous year, how much I actually accomplished, and that assisted me with prioritizing the areas for goal setting for the coming year as well as taking some recognition for progress and accomplishments. I was surprised by what progress I actually made and the positioning I have achieved for the New Year which made goal setting so much more fun and effective.

The retreat modules were lovely, nicely designed and prompted reflecting and pondering with the heart, rather than just flying with the pen and writing and overthinking. I also think that the retreat material being in hard copy paper  (classy paper) and pen gets you away from being connected online like many apps force one to be. I mean we had fire, paper, ribbons, voice notes, postcards, envelopes and classic folders in our set.

The facets the retreat covered included reflecting on “ushers” that helped us in the previous year, also made sure that one thinks about other people and not just your solo journey.

I would highly recommend that you start the next calendar year or next birth year with a program like this and with Kate by your side.


Evert and Caroline, Netherlands – NEW YEAR 22/23:
It was very powerful to dive into this retreat together. We enjoyed four days of reconnecting with ourselves and each other on a level we did not foresee. We still talk about the insights the exercises gave us, and we feel that we are equipped with the energy and strength to continue on the positive path we laid out. The booklet and visual tools added depth to the exercises. They gave something tangible to hold on to, to write on, and to inspire us in thoughts and action. We don’t think we would have gotten as much out of the retreat without the booklet. As bonus, the content was crafted with great care and creativity, so we also enjoyed the unwrapping of each day. 



IMAGINE ….After you signed up for your Unique Virtual Retreat, you received a beautiful box couriered to your door with strict instructions NOT to open it until the day you start your Retreat.

It was so hard to keep your ‘paws’ off your beautiful package ….and today, on Day 1, feeling like an excited kid celebrating your birthday, you FINALLY get to peek inside and break open the special wax seal to reveal your treasure trove guide booklet – all bespoke hand-made on Iona, by Kate!

Oh, the sweet delight of wondering what’s in store for you over the next 4 days. Your heart knows it’s going to be a memorable way to celebrate this time!

What, oh what will your heart reveal to your mind?

What is whispering and wishing to be BREATHED INTO YOU?

By surrendering into self-connection and drowning out some of the external noise for a while –  ideas can drop into your heart. You really want to gift yourself this quiet retreat time to allow the year to BUBBLE UP and reveal ITSELF IN YOUR SPACE. 

Slowing down with mindful grace – rather than rushing headlong off in the wrong direction.

You have never done anything quite like this Virtual Retreat before, but this has all felt like perfect timing for you. 

Right reason, right celebration, and with just the right amount of support with Kate guiding you.

As you break the wax seal and dive into your first treasure, you just know the next four days are going to be marked with purpose, meaning and ritual. You take a deep breath, make some coffee or a delicious herbal tea and relax into the first exercise Kate has offered you. As you press play on your first voice-note instruction ….you listen to Kate’s soothing and inspirational voice guide you step-by-step.

You know deep down you are in brilliant hands with a kind and supportive professional, because you read all the reviews of folk who have trusted going on retreat with Kate before you …..and you felt it was “perfect” for you.

You loved the idea of being able to work from home with the very special “treasure trove” booklet you are holding now.

You appreciate that Kate will be on hand for the 4 days, and you aren’t alone in this process. You feel completely held and know you will GREET THIS TIME differently for once.

“This virtual retreat offers a much-needed immersion to help you

honour and celebrate your life …right now!”





💙Combine ritual and purpose to channel energy into what matters

💙Private 1 :1 Support for 4 days centered

💙Kate’s bespoke Limited Edition Treasure Trove Booklet couriered to your door GLOBALLY

💙A unique approach combining carefully crafted audio prompts and exquisite visual tools to bring your retreat to life

💙Feel loved, supported and expertly guided by Kate, from ANYWHERE in the world

💙 3 private mentoring sessions before, during and after your retreat to ensure continuity as you integrate your wisdom into your life.

💙 Preparation session before Retreat
💙 Support session during Retreat
💙 Integration session after Retreat

💙All the benefits of a retreat without having to leave home!





Do you normally not celebrate your birthday  or poignant times fully

Is honoring yourself usually bottom of your list

Are you approaching a massive crossroads soon

Are you beating yourself up thinking you should have gotten further in life by now?

Wondering where time has flown and what is next?

Do you need to forgive yourself for some events, behaviors, reactions, or decisions?

Are you ready to make peace with yourself and celebrate this birthday fully?

Do you sense some momentous changes are headed your way?

Feels overwhelming to celebrate your birthday alone for the first time?

At a loss trying to figure out where and what to put energy into?

Struggling to embrace life’s unknown this year ahead?

Curious to question what you truly want in your next chapter of life?

Have you realised if you don’t put yourself first, no-one else will do it for you?

Are you desperate to feel PROUD of yourself and your choices again?

Wondering how to celebrate solo as this year kicks off after a recent loss, divorce or break-up?



This is a bespoke retreat, which means we schedule it according to your Birthday / Anniversary / Celebration and availability between us.

Ideally, you start your retreat 2-3 days BEFORE your birthday/event and continue the process as your “new year” starts.

Please mail to enquire about suitable dates or to tailor-make a longer retreat – kate@kate-emmerson.com
Once your retreat is booked, we move ahead with the process.

* Kick off with a Private 1:1 session to prepare for your Retreat once you have booked your dates 
You will be emailed Kate’s guide ahead of your session in order to prepare. This ensures you are set up well in advance to make the most of your Retreat Investment

* Bespoke Handmade Treasure Trove is couriered to your door worldwide

Immerse into your personalized 1:1 Virtual Retreat with Kate
This is where you dive deep into your RETREAT space at home, supported by Kate
Take time out to tap into your heart and desires, looking back in order to harness all that you experienced and learned over your past year. Use the gifts and challenges from the year gone by as your foundation for the year ahead.
Set up the year with inner wisdom, grace and ease.

* Unique exercises to explore from your treasure booklet daily – created just for you

* Clear voice-noted instructions to move through your step-by-step retreat process

* Daily WhatsApp support when needed

* 1:1 Session booked in over your retreat to unpack and harness what’s unfolding

* Your Virtual Retreat will be personalized to ensure you get what YOU need from your UNIQUE TIME.

Personal 45 min Integration session within 3 days of your Retreat
Kate will help you take the gifts from your retreat and pull them through into your year ahead. Walk your wisdom out into the world.



Please mail kate@kate-emmerson.com to begin the conversation about your retreat

4-day NEW YEAR Virtual Retreat + bespoke LIMITED EDITION guide couriered image



You are ready to slow down, embrace & honour your birthday/anniversary/ event

You want structure with flexibility alongside a personal touch

You feel drawn to PAUSE. IMMERSE. RECONNECT and take time out

You are dreaming of quiet, introspective time

You love the idea of a 1:1 Supported Retreat time to dive deep within

You’re excited about opening your bespoke, ‘LIMITED EDITION’ Treasure Trove as a very special TREAT!

You adore being surprised and thrilled and really need to experience more delight.

You can carve out a minimum 4 hours a day – or immerse completely for the 4 days

You want to stay at home and feel loved and supported over this period of life

Or ….you are traveling but know you can fit in 4 hours per day around your date

You want to embrace and celebrate the year ahead 




You want all face-to-face sessions with Kate (rather travel to Sacred Iona for a Bespoke Private Retreat)

You are looking for a one-size-fits-all  approach

You need to know everything included in your couriered bespoke gift before it arrives

You have to know all the processes ahead of time

Sorry then this VIRTUAL RETREAT is NOT for you, and there is something else out there better suited for you.