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The Barefoot Sanctuary offers a space for emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing through a range of mindful experiences, online and in the beautiful coastal town of North Berwick.
Founded by life coach Bernadette Petrie, The Barefoot Sanctuary empowers people to love and cherish who they are and give themselves permission to shine.
Our experiences range from 1-2-1 or small group sessions in life coaching, meditation, mindfulness and creative wellbeing classes.
The Barefoot Sanctuary Experiences
There is life before and life after which means you are ready to come on The Barefoot Sanctuary journey. We have group and one-to-one experiences provide support and experiences that nurture the mind, body and soul.
It’s time to allow yourself to be you – by doing so, you instantly give yourself permission to shine.
I am enjoying being a part of The Barefoot Sanctuary team so much. I feel motivated, inspired, supported and be able to be me. Exactly the feelings which everyone needs on their journey to better, happier and more whole self.
Hannah Buchan. Life Coach.
Emma J Bell Author, Resilience Expert, Coach.
Thank you Bernadette for sharing your light with the world.
Thank you x
My coaching session with Bernadette today was a sea swim. The session started with a meditation in The Barefoot Sanctuary, during which the skies darkened and a thunderstorm threatened! I was nervously anticipating going into the cold water and was in inner conflict. The decision was mine, B was not there to force me to do anything.
As the skies darkened and I connected with self during the meditation I knew we were going in.
B grabbed a hot flask and we went down to the beach. B guided me to repeat “it’s freezing and I love it” over and over as we entered the sea. Somehow that goes some way to trick the brain into not finding the water so cold!
Once we were in B guided me to be still and get used to the temperature change. Then we lay on our backs allowing the sea to hold us, surrendering to its power and we floated. It felt wonderful, empowering, humbling and invigorating all at once.
Coming out the sea my skin radiated a heat which felt lovely. I couldn’t stop grinning as I got dressed and smiled all the way home! B is a wonderful guide, supporting all the way.
I had no idea at the time that my vision board would have such an impact on where our life has led to. The values, the magazine cutouts I chose that day, have filtered into our daily living. The flowers, the beach, living simply and living life to the full. Setting the intention and small reminders have led us there.
Sam Gray -Bloom
“Bernadette has such a beautiful energy and her skill and experience has been a wonderful support and a guiding light for me. I have enjoyed her group vision board sessions, but at the start of 2020 I treated myself to a 121 session. It was amazing to have a personal deep dive into my vision for 2020, with meditations and process work to help me identify what was most important to me. It helped me cope with the last few months of lockdown. Thanks Bernadette, and The Barefoot Sanctuary.”
Jen Wood Wellbeing
"Working with Bernadette has allowed me to move forward in my life with greater self belief, clarity and positivity. By being carefully and professionally led through counselling sessions I always felt empowered and lighter. I can now move on using the tools and understanding that my experience with Bernadette left me with."
Permission to Shine in 60 Thoughts
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