Willow Retreat was founded in Ontario in 2008 by Anne Cobham. Anne’s dream was to find a property which had the potential to be turned into a retreat.  In 2010, Anne and her husband Paul found a unique location on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  Anne and Paul bought the place in 2011, and Willow Retreat found a new home.  In 2015, Willow Retreat evolved into Willow Healing Space.  The log house is nestled deep in the Middle River Valley, and is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected wilderness land.  The property is completely off-grid, drawing its power from the year- round brook that has its source on the mountainside high above the property.  With perennial and vegetable gardens, and acres of unspoiled woodland, Willow Healing Space offers peace and quiet, and a natural getaway from the daily grind.  There is plenty of camping space in our private woodland, or book our Tiny Cabin. This brand new camping cabin with its queen bed with memory foam mattress is ideal for couples, and is conveniently located on the Common, a short walk from our custom-built washrooms with flush toilets and shower room. For prices and to book, please visit our Personal Retreats page. The Retreat & Gardens Tiny Cabin Garden View from Cabin Deck Reiki Master in Residence Anne Cobham, RT-CRA, has been a Reiki practitioner since 2004, and a Reiki Master since 2007.  Anne has been a Registered Teacher with the Canadian Reiki Association since 2008.  Anne also teaches meditation and chakra healing. An enthusiastic cook and avid gardener, the food served at Willow Healing Space is prepared by Anne herself from produce grown in her own organic garden. Anne is a good listener and has a knack for sensing the source of a person`s problems.  Through Reiki, meditation and other energy work, much progress can be made. Join us at Willow Healing Space, and let the healing begin.


At Willow Healing Space, we offer the following services to all retreat guests: Home-made Breakfast Reiki Treatments Yoga Practice Meditation Instruction Chakra Healing Safe Space

Getting Here

Willow Healing Space is located on the Cabot Trail in the village of Middle River, on Cape Breton Island, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. We are 20 minutes from Baddeck, 40 minutes from Inverness, 90 minutes from Sydney, and 4 hours from Halifax.  Our closest airport is Sydney, NS (YQY).  We are in the Atlantic time zone.  Please note that visits to Willow Healing Space are strictly by appointment only.   
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