The Open Pathway Retreat Centre is here to serve the needs of all people, of all races, backgrounds, beliefs, and for all levels of need.

The focus is on providing teaching, care, nurturing, the clearing of emotions and balancing of body, mind and spirit for all who desire peace, harmony, health and progress.

We seek to find the common spiritual ground of each individual, that place where we as humans all come together, despite our upbringing, our education, our gender, race or age, or our religion. In lighting a spiritual path, we do not try to change people, we strive to empower them to change and liberate themselves. They don’t have to give up their everyday lives to grow, and in fact they can enjoy those lives even more.

The Centre is run by qualified Teachers, Natural Energy Therapists and Progressive Counsellors, living and working together as a spiritual family. They aim to work with unconditional love at all times~ to offer healing and guidance to those who are suffering in life on any level ~ and see each person as unique with individual needs.

Founder Members of UK Healers. Members IYN, BWY, REPs, CHO, CNHC.


How the Centre benefits those who come: In addition to a full programme of Courses, the Centre is open for people in need of peace, progress, nurturing and healing at any time. We gather every morning and evening for Meditation and silent prayer, with Distant Healing for those in need at 9pm.

Natural Energy Therapy, Progressive Counselling/Coaching and Yoga Therapy are readily available. We look to helping others find and be themselves; find peace, love and joy in everyday life.

The spiritual family at the Centre aim to always practise the universal teachings of Unconditional Love. Daniel Francis is an international Spiritual Teacher who resides at the Centre, and teaches abroad, spreading the Light.

The teaching of Kriya Meditation is the cornerstone of the Centre’s purpose. It is taught by experienced teachers to small groups, to those who seek inner peace, fulfilment and intuitive wisdom in today’s busy world.

The Course Programme also includes professional, accredited training Courses to Diploma standard in Natural Energy Therapy, Progressive Counselling & Coaching and Transformation Yoga.

Other Courses on offer include Meditation Foundation taught one to one or in a group; Animal Energy Therapy; Yoga – taught one to one or in classes; short Courses including Being Still & Mindful for Children, Stress Management, Parenting the Elderly, Parenting with Mindfulness and Spiritual Truths of Death & Passing and many more.

Our Courses share spiritual truths, not dogma, that resonate in all faiths. For the full schedule, please see our Course Programme.

A full programme of Retreats is on offer, including Personal Development Retreats, technology-free Retreats and also Silent Retreats at Easter and Christmas. A New Year Gathering is on offer each year for those wishing to greet the New Year in a peaceful and spiritual way.


The Centre is housed in a 17th century house with its surrounding buildings. The spacious grounds include an indoor heated swimming pool and gardens for quiet reflection and relaxation.

Situated in the village of Queen Camel, the Centre is in a tranquil position, while also being within easy walking distance of the village shop. The surrounding area offers varied scenic walks, and the Centre is within reach of the coast (from 1 hour).

The village is situated one mile south of the A303 and is easily reached from London and all parts of the country (see map on page 21).

There are trains from London – Waterloo to Sherborne and from London – Paddington and Bristol to Castle Cary. Car parking is available in the grounds. Taxi numbers can be provided on request.

As a UK Registered charity, donations make an enormous difference to our voluntary work and would be gratefully received. There are many ways to help: Tithe Box; Sustainers Fund; General Donation Fund; Payroll Giving and Legacies are gratefully accepted – please contact the Centre for further details.

Your total donation will go directly to help those in need receive Healing, Counselling, Meditation and any other form of therapy that they need at the Centre or to a bursary fund to help people take our self-help courses.

We are a UK Registered Charity Nº800412.

How can we help: All are warmly welcomed – to take Courses; receive Natural Energy Therapy, Progressive Counselling/Coaching, Spiritual Guidance; pray and meditate; spend a retreat at the Centre; stay for bed and breakfast; or volunteer.

Volunteers are needed all the year round to live and work, in exchange for bed/board, alongside the spiritual family who run the Centre.

Ring us, or come and visit us to find out more about what we have to offer.