IT'S LIKE A YEAR OF THERAPY IN A WEEKEND


The Isle of Man is a get the fuck away from it all for men of any age, creed, colour, orientation or disposition.


Come as you are and leave as you want to be. It’s tough, but rewarding. At the beginning, some want to leave, but everyone stays til the end. No one wants to go when it’s over. 


Not to be too woo woo about things, but it really is a deeply transformational experience. 


WHAT THEY SAY


Here's what some of the attendees from the last Isle Of Man have to say about their experience. The films are unedited, single takes - honest, raw, powerful stuff. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Inside and out


The Isle Of Man is a combination of the psychological and physiological - exploring the inner and outer self. We’ll be going deep inside, learning to listen actively and feeling the power of being heard. We’ll be bringing our physical selves to life with cold immersion and walking silently as we forest bathe, and learning one of the oldest and most powerful tools we have to heal our body and cleanse our mind with breathwork. And, of course, if you really want to, you can swing an axe in the woods or whittle a tent peg while you sit by the fire. It's all good, man.


Together, these activities will give you a spring clean for the soul and restore your faith in yourself and your fellow man. They might even balance your chakras. 

WHAT WE DO

Every day we do these things. 

THE WHITE ROOM

Talking and listening. No agenda, just a space for us to talk, listen actively and be heard without judgement. Everyone gets their time. 

COLD IMMERSION

A dip in a very cold tub of water. Conscious exposure to acute stress in freezing water benefits all areas of wellbeing. Seriously.

BREATHWORK

And breathe. We share some simple breathwork practice that helps you feel calm, happy and relaxed. A powerful tool for self mastery.

GOOD FOOD

Actually, really good food. Cooked for you and with you. Home grown, locally sourced, delicious. 3 meals a day, with a feast every night.

CHOP CHOP

We are in the woods. There's loads of wood to chop, process and cart around to fuel the sauna, hottub and fires.  Everyone loves doing this. It's true!

DON'T WORRY

Learn to navigate life's unpredictability 

BE HAPPY

Open up to healthier, more fulfilling relationships

FEEL GOOD

Reconnect with your masculinity and nature 

GET MORE OUT OF LIFE

We believe that to be happy, it's essential to feel good about yourself and how you’re making your way in the world. But there’s a balance to be struck between being better and more sensitive and keeping our edge, our fire - what makes us men.


The Isle Of Man is about getting the balance right.

4 OF THE BEST TAKE AWAYS

Some of the good stuff you'll get for your soul

+     FIND PEACE

More inner peace more often is pretty standard when you have a deeper sense of your inner thoughts and feelings. Learn how it works, so you have it when you need it.

+     COMMUNICATE WELL

As you learn to listen and to hear yourself talk, your ability to communicate with yourself and others gets better and better. This impacts everything in your life.

+     FEEL HAPPIER

When you drop the mask, drop your self judgements and just be you, you will feel better than ever and your life will get a lot easier. 

+     BE BETTER

Taking time to understand yourself is not selfish. Everyone around you benefits from a more grounded you.

GREAT FOOD



GOOD COOKING


At Wood House Space we grow a lot of our own veg, have fresh eggs from the chickens and source as much of our food from local independent producers as possible. When you come for the retreat, we'll do cooking in the round - making food together, if you want to join in.


Food is life, food is one of the oldest ways to connect with each other, and a connection to the natural world. We love our food and we make sure you're fed and watered all the way through the retreat with top notch, home grown, home cooked, ethical and sustainable food.  


Yum!

“You don't know that you need it, but you do.”


Ed

"I realised I can show up with openness and curiosity"


Mark

"Solutions or steps forward appear more apparent"


Al

THE WEEKEND



SOME USEFUL DETAILS


Our next retreat is running from Thursday 14th July until Monday 18th July.


We start at 2pm on Thursday.


We finish at midday on Monday. 


Prices range from £2,000 - £2,500 - this includes a 5 day residential retreat,all your meals, a wellenss package of sauna, icebath, hot tub and yoga, pre-work, membership of our online group, laser coaching, an intro call and up to 3 hours 1:1 coaching, dependant on when you sign up.


The experience starts the moment you sign up, so book your call now.

THE TEAM

NATHANIEL / YOUR COACH 

ROB / YOUR GUIDE

We are Rob and Nathaniel.


Despite a successful career, a loving wife and happy kids, it turns out achievement isn't all it's cracked up to be and happiness isn't guaranteed, because Rob managed to fuck it all up pretty badly on all fronts, all at the same time. Thrashing around in the depths of depression and self-loathing, he went in search of the usual self help and therapy stuff we think will solve our problems. 


Then he met Nathaniel. Nath is a life coach. Now, Rob was, and still is, suspicious of such things, but Nath is different. And Rob likes that. What’s so different? Well, rather than offer tons of advice, Nath runs White Room sessions, where he listens. Like, really listens. And asks a lot of questions. Questions that leave you nowhere to hide. From yourself or from him. It's remarkable what happens when you can speak your mind and not feel judged. At worst, it's really fucking helpful, and at best it can be utterly life changing.


Nath has been running one-to-one White Room sessions as part of his coaching practice for a long time and in the last couple of years opened them up with great success to men's groups. Rob is a master host with a beautiful house that's perfect for retreats.


Together we created The Isle Of Man and we would love you to join us.

ACCOMMODATION

There's quite a bit of choice at Wood House Space

THE BIG HOUSE

4 rather nice bedrooms

THE HYMER

Sleeps 4 in style

THE BELL TENTS

2 luxury tents

THE COTTAGE

2 cosy rooms 

THE WOODS

Into the wild - camp out at Eagle's Rest

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. ANSWERED.


WHERE IS THIS PLACE?

Sadly, it's not on a real life island. But it is in an amazing house in the middle of some beautiful woods, a reasonable distance from anywhere. You’ll love it.Take a look around


HOW LONG CAN WE STAY?

The experience runs over a long weekend, from Thursday lunchtime through to lunchtime on Monday.


WHAT HAPPENS THERE?

Well, you can chop wood, climb a tree or howl at the moon, if that’s your thing. Alternatively, you can cook, do some gardening or just sit around staring at the sky. But most of all, we’ll talk, share and listen. That’s it. We don’t teach you anything, you don’t have to take notes and there’s no 4 point self-improvement, mantra, chest beating masculinity stuff either. Thank fuck.


I'M DOING PRETTY WELL IN LIFE, I DON'T THINK I NEED THIS

This is not a dick swinging contest. We leave our egos at the door and connect as equals. There is something to learn from everyone and one of the most powerful things any of us can do is drop our judgements and really listen to other people. Wherever you’re at in life, slowing down and paying attention to yourself and others will help you.


HOW WILL I FEEL?

Good question. Hard to say, but on the whole, when people arrive, they’re full of the general stresses of life in one form or another and when they leave, they tend to have found their own peace with and within their world. We don’t make that peace, you do. We just help you find it, and we'll show you how to get back there whenever you want.


IS THIS A SUPPORT GROUP?

Kind of. That’s not a perfect answer, because the truth is that everybody gets something different from the experience. A feeling of being supported and part of a group is certainly an element of it, but there’s a lot more goodness to it, as you’ll discover.


IT SOUNDS REALLY INTENSE, I'M NOT SURE I'M READY

Deep conversations can feel intense sometimes and that’s the reason it’s so important. And, a huge part of this experience is giving yourself space. Space to think, to reflect and to just be. We’re all running so fast in our lives that consciously creating space for ourselves is often something that falls by the wayside. The design of the retreat is such that there is plenty of space for you. Late starts, long breaks, time for you to chill on your own, sleep in or go for a wander in the woods. Whatever floats your boat. 


I'M NOT UP FOR SHARING MY SHIT WITH PEOPLE I DON'T KNOW.

Who is? But something utterly remarkable happens when you find the courage to talk and share. That’s why we’ve created The Isle of Man. On the whole, sharing isn’t a man thing, so it’s bound to feel uncomfortable, unnatural and just plain odd. This is where you learn that it's not. This is where you find out that it's OK and that there’s tremendous power in something so simple. 


I'M NOT SURE ABOUT JOINING A GROUP OF PEOPLE I DON'T KNOW.

That’s ok, we get it. The first time we went to something like this it felt a bit odd. There just aren’t many spaces for men to connect like this so it will feel a bit weird at first. And, if you really feel uncomfortable coming on your own, then we encourage you to bring a friend. Who else do you know who would benefit from this?

WHAT'S NEXT?



GIVE US A CALL


If you like the sound of this and think it's the right thing for you, then book a call with Nath and Rob.


We take great care to curate an incredible experience and a huge part of this is getting the right mix of people together, so when we talk, we'll explore where you're at, and explore if this is the right thing for you.


If we all agree that it is, you'll need to drop us a £500 deposit to hold your place.


And just so you know, The Isle Of Man is a small group - never more than 8 of us, so places fill up.