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Facilitators of Retreats in the UK & Istria, Croatia

SHIRLEY ANNE - Founder and co-owner of 'Transition'


I have been a therapist since 1997 qualified in

Life Coaching, Aromatherapy (Dip MAAPA), Reflexology (Dip Reflex AAPA), Professional & Precision Hypnotherapy (Dip AMIH), Foundation in Psychosynthesis (Transpersonal psychology), Reiki Master/teacher.


My approach is through unconditional love - each person is on their journey through this lifetime, allowing each individual to open up their heart to themselves and others when ready.


"We are in a process of awakening to the new consciousness which is bringing in a new energy, as more people embrace this change, we change the way we live on this mother earth, GAIA, that we share, bringing back the love and peace we all long for, a new way to respond to each other with love, authenticity and compassion."

I have been on a long journey through many different aspects of life and spirituality, there have been times when I felt spirit had abandoned me, but they turned out to be huge shifts in perception or transition points.  It has been a deep learning which will serve me well as an understanding of where others are on theirs.

I was brought up in South Africa, from the age of 7 years old, when my parents emigrated there, seeking a better life and for me and my brothers and it was, I grew to love nature as camping out in the wild was a big part of life then and animals who I often turned to as dear friends when feeling misunderstood.  I know now that my animal healing abilities began back then. I was deeply affected by apartheid, which I did not realise until I began my own healing, it has been a journey of unravelling who I really am and letting go of the wounding of this lifetime.

Working with animals was a big part of my awakening, I was told out of the blue, that I needed to work with healing horses and other animals.  I carefully began using Reiki and Aromatherapy oils with horses and it took off and the change in the animals was incredible, mentally and physically and it opened up my heart to who I really am, I am forever grateful to them for that, many of the owners also became attuned to Reiki through me and now carry on this work.


HOW do we create change


We create a new story with other caring people around us, in a place that heals, soothes and brings hope, enlightenment and inspiration to move forward in a new and positive way to create healing for MEN & WOMEN WHO WANT CHANGE!

When we take care of ourselves, we create a strong healthy environment to be the best we can for others, without taking away their responsibility for themselves, with no self-agenda. We have within all of us 'male and female energies' which easily become out of balance, knowing ourselves deeply enables us to correct those imbalances, to live a balanced life.


I have used my experiences to create a loving, caring sanctuary for myself from the inside not looking for the answers outside of myself, helping me grow and share a loving, caring sanctuary for others and myself, to help them grow in leaps and bounds to find out WHO THEY ARE REALLY ARE and uncover the new authentic story, of who they were born to be in this life.  Connecting with the higher self creates a higher vibration within, enabling us to empower ourselves with our authentic guidance. A much happier way of being in the world.


Shamanism has taught me how our ancestors have a huge impact on us, it has been proven scientifically, that our genes carry the trauma  of our ancestors, therefore it must carry the gifts as well, gifts of their learning and healing journey.  Their journey also inspires us and brings healing to the present time as we uncover our gifts through our lineage.  Healing the ancestors and honouring them is part of our healing and wisdom.  


This is such a positive period  of growth and healing for us all as a new life is unfolding in the AGE OF AQUARIUS and allowing so many to find the peace and happiness they desserve........  As we heal we heal the earth.

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NIGEL HEYWARD - co-owner of Transition


Intially the renovation project was the priority for Nigel, but living in Croatia soon brought out his love of nature. He began making wine out of various fruits and foraging for mushrooms was a favourite passtime.  As a child/teenager he was a keen Ornothologist and can name most birds on sight and tell you about their habits and habitats.  Now he will be helping with the running of the retreat especially with his cooking skills and great rapport with guests.  In the future maybe men's groups as he loves anything to do with nature, canoeing and outward bound pursuits, who knows what the universe has in store for him - watch this space.