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Experience the Remarkable


Pascale, Louise and Darren have been working with one another in different contexts for over 15 years.  In 2015 they decided to partner formally and offer Remarkable Retreats as The Retreat Group.  They were spurred on by their love of working together; a realisation that they offered a unique mix of skills and talents; and, most of all, a collectively-held vision to make available rare teachings of the Remarkable.

In addition to the three retreat directors, we invite other associates with unique specialisms to co-lead retreats. Hermann Niebuhr, a talented and master painter, is a retreat guide in South Africa and in the UK, Dani Palmarini, yoga teacher, family therapist, leadership coach and trainer leads our vitality work and co-leads retreats.

Pascale Ascher, Director at Remarkable Retreats

Pascale’s early career was as a psychotherapist with people at all stages of their lives – teenagers embarking into life, single people searching for meaningful relationships and people looking for purposeful careers and partnerships with intimacy, cooperation and compatibility.

Darren Rudkin, Director at Remarkable Retreats

Darren is a coach, facilitator and creative business thinker. He specialises in the development of conscious leadership that is strongly aligned to strategy and purpose.  He has consulted for some of the world’s leading companies, building a reputation for innovative and profoundly transformational work.

Louise Smith, Director at Remarkable Retreats

Louise Smith is an outstanding educator of 35 years standing, having worked with people of all ages in both public and corporate arenas.  She currently works as a trainer and coach with groups and individuals in the UK, Ireland, continental Europe, South Africa and the US.

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