Welcome to Song of the River

Retreat Sanctuary

(Education for Meditation to help reduce stress and anxiety)

You may be drawn to visit my website for a reason, please take a little time out for yourself and peruse across the pages, we may be just the place for you.

Here at Song of the River we are situated along the River Clywedog Nature Trail, a truly beautiful setting on the outskirts of Wrexham in North Wales. We came here in 2006 after being drawn by a desire to enhance my skills, so as to help people on many different levels, helping them to find peace and harmony.

We soon discovered that the energies here deemed very different. They were very peaceful and after some investigation on the area, we set about hiring a dowser. The gentleman set about locating certain energy grids and to our amazement and through no prompting from us, he discovered certain energy portals around and on the property itself. We believe this links to the Seven Sisters (The Pleides) star constellation in the night sky, parallel to Orion’s Belt.

This prompted me to write a book “Mirror Images and Keys of Connection” sold on my website http://www.healing4u.co.uk

I pride myself in offering a quality time for those seeking some time out, tapping into the special energies here and encompassing new experiences with some amazing energy tools and pampering.

It is so easy to put off taking time out for you, we are here to help and all of the sessions are adapted to suit your individual needs, totally unique to Song of the River Sanctuary Retreat.

Couples are most welcome for some shared time and relaxation sessions, singles are welcome also.

The overnight stays are wonderful to enhance your stay, or you may feel a full day is enough,  there is flexibility with your stay here and our food caters for all dietary requirements, Nick and myself do all the cooking.

Please note: If you have any symptoms of respiratory infection, cold, cough or Covid-19, a high temperature or do not feel well, please ring me on 01978 754198 and I will book you in at a later date which suits us both. Thank you – very much appreciated – Barbara.

What you need to bring:

Walking shoes if you wish to walk, comfortable clothing (if autumn/winter showerproof clothing again if venturing out. We do provide the following: the accommodation, all meals and refreshments whilst here and in the Bathroom – we provide: Towels, Hair and Body Wash, Conditioner and Body Moisturiser.

We can also offer a Back on Track weekend for anyone seeking some business development skills and pampering, either 1 or 2 persons can be catered for.

The sessions are on a One to One basis either with Nick or myself. Please call me for a chat and we can see how we can help to answer any queries you may have or to find out more about the sessions.

We can also incorporate the energy tools here for a wonderful experience, ie. you may use the Egyptian Healing Rods whilst listening to the Crystal Harp, then a facial or body treatment, the tools can also be used on their own. Sound therapy is unbelievable to harmonise anyone before or after any session.

Please make that call today and get yourself Back on Track here at Song of the River Sanctuary Retreat


My stay at the Song of the River was fabulous, I was welcomed like a long lost friend by Barbara and Nick and made most welcome.

I had several treatments, full body massage with hot stones, healing pharaoh rods, healing meditation sessions, spiritual guidance and more.

I had discussed with Barbara and Nick my reasons for visiting and after 2 days of treatments and spending quality time with a quality, genuine couple I left being able to face the world once again.

I cannot recommend highly enough, visiting the Song of the River Retreat if you feel in any way you need help with life in general or with a specific reason.

Much love and gratitude to you both for helping me feel me again x

I will return 💯❤️🌈

Jane xx Southern England

Everything about this retreat was exactly what I needed. The location is stunning and so peaceful. Barbara and Nick were the perfect hosts and couldn’t have done more for me. Barbara has such a fantastic knowledge and range of treatments, which she specifically tailored to my needs. A great listener, which gave me the opportunity to discuss my issues and explore them in a gentle manner. I couldn’t have asked for more. Quite literally this may have changed the whole way I think about life.

Fran – Southern England

A piece of Heaven!

I visited the Song of the River Retreat Sanctuary in September 2022 for 2 nights. As soon as I arrived at Barbara and Nick’s beautiful home I felt completely welcomed and at ease, this was my first time traveling on my own in the UK. Barbara and I chatted to find out what I wanted to get out of the time I spent there. She was so easy to talk to and I felt like I had known her for ages. I was thoroughly pampered and enjoyed a range of holistic therapies which included a Hot Stone Massage, Facial, Sound Healing, an Oracle Card Reading and meditation sessions. The room I stayed in was lovely and I slept so well, even better than I do at home. The food was delicious and again was catered to my needs.  The location is stunning and so idyllic, it’s a great place to recharge those batteries. I certainly hope to return. I came away feeling so much more refreshed and excited about the future.

Thank you Barbara and Nick xx – Lauren in Dorset

I visited the Song of River retreat in April 2022 for 2 nights. From the moment I arrived I was
captivated  by the beauty of the scenery. There is a lodge overlooking the 
River Clywedog which
provides a tranquil haven to relax and meditate whilst listening to the water
rippling blended with the sounds of nature. What truly made this retreat
experience so special was the generous hospitality from Barbara and Nick. From
the onset they were so warm and welcoming, making me feel immediately at home.
Barbara and me chatted away like we had known each other for years and they
were both so supportive in what had been a very difficult period in my life.

Barbara provides a range of holistic therapies which she tailored to my specific  needs and
she was very person centred.  I really enjoyed the hot stone massage,
sound bowls, crystal healing, chakra realignment and the meditation sessions.
 I can honestly say I left feeling completely transformed and learnt so
much from these two knowledgeable people. I can’t thank Barbara and Nick enough
for their warmth and friendship whilst I was staying there. They are genuine
people with beautiful souls and they cannot do enough to accommodate your needs
with plenty of wholesome foods/refreshments provided.

I definitely plan to visit the Song of River Retreat again. It is truly a magical place.

Gita Joshi – West Midlands

I came across this lovely retreat several years ago knowing that one day I would be making a visit. So glad I finally made it as my time here in these beautiful peaceful surroundings ticked all the boxes and so much more mentally, physically and spiritually. A perfect retreat to relax and recharge in the company of amazing hosts Barbara and Nick who were both generous with their time and made me feel very comfortable throughout my stay. The meals were excellent and the thoughtfulness to my dietary requirements were very much appreciated. The room and facilities were excellent and the bed was so comfortable. Barbara is an excellent and very knowledgeable holistic therapist offering a variety of treatments, I was excited to learn about the different healing tools she also had available. I enjoyed her healing energy with a lovely hot stone massage and beautiful facial treatment with Bulgarian Rose Oil leaving me more relaxed than I’ve felt for a very long time. The guided meditations led by Nick in their wonderful log cabin situated right by the river in the evenings a thoroughly relaxing yet powerful experience. Highly recommend this retreat if you need a peaceful and relaxing break. I will definitely be returning here again soon and feel very blessed to have found a true friendship with Barbara and Nick xx

“A very memorable experience”Linda P. from United Kingdom

Linda P.