Welcome to Banyan Retreat on Thursday 25th of July 2024

Promoting Independent Spiritual Development & Natural Healing

From 2005 through to 2021 Banyan Retreat was a small day retreat in the heart of Kent. Offering healing, therapy treatments, yoga, hypnotherapy, physical mediumship and development classes for all forms of mediumship.

Sadly in 2021 the Covid-19 pandemic forced the retreat to close after sixteen years of events and experiences cherished by many.

Banyan Retreat continues to offer regular online SoulQuest meetings, and from time to time online development classes and sitting in the power with experienced mediums in a safe supportive environment. The online shop is fully operational – so take a look at some of our specialist equipment.

We work with only the best mediums and tutors and great care is taken with everyone who participates to ensure you are encouraged to progress along a Spiritual Pathway which is right for you.

Science and Spirit - A Healing Journey
by Nic Whitham

Are you a healer, a trainee healer or thinking about embarking on your own journey of healing? If so, we have some great news for you!

We’re proud to announce the publication of a groundbreaking new book on healing, written by Nic Whitham.

Nic has devoted decades of his life to the practice and research of healing, not only spiritual healing but more than twenty other healing modalities. His approach differs from many others in that he looks in depth at how these healing methods work, and believes that contemporary science can help to explain the efficacy of at least some of the treatments and diagnostic techniques he describes.

Alongside this, Nic offers detailed practical advice on running a successful healing practice, including making your client comfortable, whether to work hands-on or hands-off, respecting the client’s space, the importance of listening, and creating a calm and nurturing healing environment. Issues of consent, confidentiality and appropriate record-keeping are also covered.

Other chapters cover the Biofield (also known as the auric field) which Nic believes is central and fundamental to all healing, the chakra system, healing in ancient times and renowned healers of the more recent past. He also addresses one of the most sensitive and profound issues for any healer – healing for the dying.

SoulQuest Takes Place Online via Zoom Each Sunday at 3pm (UK time)

Thank you for supporting Demelza


Each year we raise funds wherever possible for Demelza Hospice Care for Children. This year we will hopefully raise more funds for this amazing charity. Any donations you send will be given to Demelza as they need as much help as possible to get them through these very difficult times.

The team at Demelza look after over 600 children in their care.

If you would like to make a personal donation, please click the link below. Please give generously and support these terminally ill children.

This is why you should support this amazing charity

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sun28jul3:00 pmSoulQuest via Zoom - Free to join us


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We pride ourselves on having only the best tutors working with us here at Banyan Retreat. We are blessed to be supported by Scott Milligan, Christine Morgan, Mavis Pittilla, and many many others who uphold high standards of mediumship. From time to time we offer online development workshops and events.

We have achieved stage four accreditation with UK healers and British Alliance of Healing Associations for our certified two year Spiritual Healing Course.

We teach Tera Mai Reiki and Seichem as we believe this is the most balanced form of Reiki Mastership available.

Banyan Retreat is dedicated to the work and communication of the spirit world. This work is the primary reason why we are here.

Our goal is to help as many people as possible get in touch with their inner self and the infinite possibilities the spirit world has to offer. Learning to love and learning to give means becoming increasingly selfless, only by doing this and connecting with our inner self can we express ourselves and evolve.

When touched by the spirit world your inner light shines much brighter and you find an inner sense of peace and wellbeing.

Demelza Hospice Care For Children – throughout the year and at Christmas time we collect donations for the terminally ill children who are supported by the team at Demelza Hospice Care For Children.  Please support this amazing charity by donating using the buttons above.

Mavis Pittilla at Banyan Retreat

Mavis Pittilla speaks about Spirituality and Communication

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