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Move beyond your conditioned limitations and roles into simple naturalness, ease and joy.

Prioritise your profound awakening journey

Secret Garden circles, ongoing retreat groups, trainings, one to one & couple sessions & small group VIP coaching are for you if you are wishing for nourishment, for connection, for your power, your freedom, insight into relating dynamics between you & your partner, or for tender space to heal your heart, support in transition or to enquire about a question about life, conscious relating or spiritual awakening. This profound awakening work is at the leading edge of our evolving humanity, & is for you if you value love & truth, depth, celebration of soul & enjoy good company!

Work with Joy Hicklin-Bailey

Experience Depth, Authenticity, Connection and Transformations that Last.

Receive world class facilitation in superb company with kindred spirits… you can nourish, heal, realise, open and celebrate in Being

Discover how the energetics of Secret Garden awaken you into life beyond separation, beyond unfulfilled longing, beyond suffering.

Joy Hicklin-Bailey is expert in facilitating breakthroughs in consciousness & intimate relating for singles & couples. She brings an unparalleled, agenda-free blend of skill, immense energetic sensitivity, 30 years’ experience & an intuitive sense of your innate potential. You can experience the power – which comes from the energetic, a dedication since childhood to love & truth – of the gatherings, & sessions. Join us – explore the themes of life, beingness, service, sexuality, intimacy & relating & awaken to the freedom of being.

Joy is writing a book with the working title Joyful Loving – How You Can Live Awakened Intimacy & Open the Gateway to your true nature.

Nothing is more important to us than those we meet in this Garden. Without you, we couldn’t enjoy sharing the joy & wonder of life, and human beingness in the circles we love to be in. Thanks for being here. We love our participants & private clients, &, thankfully, they love our work, & love what they discover in themselves, through it.

Find out what’s coming nextwhy it matters to you & more about more about who we are & more about Secret Garden

Secret Garden participants talk about their experience of Secret Garden, and how they’ve benefited

There is no separation. Embodied realisation of that is the only solution

Being is, it embraces all ‘your’ thoughts, beliefs & stories, all that is in existence. There is nothing to fix or fight.

You too can dance the magnificence … realising there is no separation, no separate ‘me,’ is key, beingness is the only answer

Two women voice the life that moved after a short Joyful Loving structure

  • I had a knowing of the peace and presence that I am. This knowing gives ‘me’ much more relaxation and acceptance. Everything is arising and it's great! Nothing needs to change! I have so much gratitude for this opening

    Julia West, Cirencester

  • Joy's ability to help individuals & couples understand what real love and happiness is, is beyond expression. Her warmth, love, patience, courage & passion has forever imprinted itself on my relationship with myself & with others. If I could afford to double her fees, I would do that in a second. She is definitely the first person on my wedding list!

    Fiona Cambell, Bristol

  • I am eternally grateful for what you have shared with us; it is incredible to see where I was and where I am now. I will definitely continue on this journey and build on the wonderful learnings

    Tom Lowery, Stroud

  • Absolutely amazing, you are such a delight and I am in awe of your ability to facilitate all that virtually on your own!
    Clearly I can’t stop now. The thought of living my life with that sort of sparkle and pleasure is something I did not imagine was possible at my age!!!! Well I had not actually given up all hope, but was beginning to doubt. And then this. You.

    Philip Batchelor, Stroud

  • The biggest thing that came was that ‘it’s alright to be me’ & that ‘there is nothing wrong with me and how I do life’. I suppose before there was an underlying feeling that what is right for others should be right for me which left me feeling inadequate. But that’s all gone now. It inspires me to be true to my own needs which makes me feel truly liberated.

    Kim Rossi, Notts

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Beyond experiences, what is apparently happening, beyond emotions & judgements, is space, no-thing, in its endless expression of what is, every-thing, vastness. The Love which is the unconditional source and receiver of all the stories, that which allows everything to be exactly as it is. ‘You’ are boundless freedom. Nothing can be known. Wholeness is mystery.

There is no meeting point

…between ‘healing the story’ or being a certain way-accepting, forgiving, aligning with one’s ancestry – and the wonder of being. There can be great confusion in the ‘spiritual marketplace’ about this. In Secret Garden these delusions dissolve. In the Most Intimate events, Joy exposes that which is harmlessly misleading at the heart of most non-dual offering. Any sense of a separate self being able to do anything, or of prescriptive approaches, or ‘approaching wholeness’, is cleanly absent. Freedom is.

In live & online events, which include Joyful Loving and Essence, it is acknowledged that the separate, conditioned self appears in the dream, and suffering & longing appear real. Deep exploration is facilitated, & liberated being is offered in a grounded way, so that the apparent story of a separate self is easier, more fulfilling, to live. There is exploration of the fulfilment of human beingness, in the story. The ‘approach’ is a sensing, feeling, seeing & listening to all that is apparently happening in the moment & the intelligence of life plays immaculately & sometimes surprisingly. Non-doing rather than controlling what is happening with an agenda allows apparent healing & revelation of the wholeness beyond the appearance of form, identity & role, the wondrous gift of life itself.