About

42 is a movement to consciously create space for connection; to nature, to self and to each other. With a retreat centre in the countryside of Somerset practicing regenerative agriculture on the land, a transformational coworking and event space in Shoreditch and the call to expand internationally, the vision of the 42 Acres team is to create a world where we embody our true nature.

Team

Our team and culture is a reflection of how we wish to see the world. All our staff either teach or practice a form of personal development. We support each other to thrive, whilst letting go of conventional hierarchies and structures. There’s a freedom to explore and an encouragement to create a new way of being in the world.

Rebecca Collins Rebecca Collins - Managing Director

Rebecca’s a self-professed psychology nerd, passionate about supporting people in building better relationships with themselves. Since the early days of coworking in Europe, she’s been exploring an interest in communities, belonging, and the changing world of work. Rebecca mentors startups on the Google Launchpad programme and works within our community to support 42 ACRES members through the early stages of building a sustainable business that makes an impact.

Move: Yoga, dance
Play: Climb trees
Read: Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl
Hear: The Power of Vulnerability, Brene Brown

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Chloe Sisson Chloe Sisson - Space and Marketing Co-ordinator

Chloë is passionate all things creative – drawing, painting, cooking, writing, reading. A lover of learning and of books, she is deeply interested in people’s personal stories and ideas and is happy to listen and support others on their journeys. Her struggle with, and ongoing recovery from, mental illness has lead to a newfound commitment to living deliberately; with greater patience and compassion for both herself and others. She believes this is a practice of simple actions that can become part of everyday living, part of which is acceptance of our present limitations and an ability to reach out and ask for help. She helps to keep the space feeling ‘alive’ on a day-to-day basis.

Move: Walking in nature
Play: Dancing
Read: Another Country, James Baldwin
Listen: The Lord of the Rings (audiobook), JRR Tolkein

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Katie Kosciuczyk Katie Kosciuczyk - Events Manager

Katie is a true believer that the most exciting things happen when you least expect it.

Katie is passionate about helping people create time and space to do the things they love the most and encouraging people to step out of their comfort zone.

Trusting her gut, Katie left her job in PR and advertising five years ago to spend some time in India. After a series of experiences and meetings, Katie found herself returning to London entering into the world of event and festival production resulting in joining the core team which set up Obonjan Island.

A role predominately consisting of event programming, partnerships and community management, as well as day to day operations whilst the island was open, showed Katie to never underestimate what can blossom from simply bringing a group of passionate people together.

Katie is grateful to everyone she has met along the way who has been brave enough to take risks and make mistakes and encouraged her to continuously do the same.

“If you learn a lot of little things, one day you may end up knowing a bit thing.”
Iyengar

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Lara Tabatznik Lara Tabatznik

Lara is the co-founder of 42 Acres. On her journey of inner-work and personal transformation, it became clear to her that true change comes from within. During her time of self-discovery, Lara was privileged to both experience and witness how healing work can transform people. She felt a calling to create a dedicated home for others to have these life-changing experiences. A safe space for those with the desire to grow, dive deeper and actively engage with the world.

Lara dreams of combining her worlds of social change, consciousness and transformation –with a firm belief that when you allow yourself to go deeper inside, you can go further outside. She previously founded Bertha Foundation, and aims to bring leadership and transformation into the organisation.

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Seth Tabatznik Seth Tabatznik

Seth is the co-founder of 42 Acres, bringing his commitment and passion for the environment into the initiative. Since 2011, he’s managed Berti Investments, which supports young, environmentally focused businesses in the UK.

Previously working in central London, frequently found staring at a computer screen, Seth realised that his worlds of nature, self and impact were misaligned. He now lives in Somerset, working remotely on impact investments, evolving his home into a self sufficient farm and nature reserve.

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42 Acres Somerset

Our sister retreat center is nestled within a secluded valley surrounded by 700 acres of ancient forest and wild meadows. Providing elegant comfort and tranquility, the space is home to a range of pioneering transformative programmes, guided by trusted, supportive practitioners who help us reconnect with our world and our true purpose.

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Sustainability

Planet-friendly and socially aware; we invite nature and community into our living, breathing space. We use the most ecological and socially conscious products and services.

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