SATURDAY 2 & SUNDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2019
In a world where we are surrounded by distractions and to-do lists, where we are striving and overexerting, we are often pulled in multiple directions. And in that busyness we lose touch with who we truly are.
Through taking time out to reflect and reconnect with the multiple layers of our being; our body, our breath and our mind, we can rediscover the joy that is inherently within every one of us so that it can infuse into all dimensions of our lives and allow us to thrive.
This weekend of inspiring day retreats in early February is an opportunity to reconnect with yourself. Whether you are attending one or both of the days, you will be creating space to tune into what is present for you at the start of the New Year in order for you to move forward with clarity and flourish throughout the year ahead.
The retreat day mornings will comprise of welcome teas upon arrival, yoga with me, free time for walking or relaxing in the hot tub, followed by a delicious and nourishing lunch. On Saturday afternoon there will be a mindset coaching workshop with Nicola Ménage and on Sunday afternoon there will be a nutrition workshop with Louise Lewis. After a break for tea, both Saturday and Sunday will finish with a relaxing gong bath with Carole Love. Together as a team we bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of wellbeing and we’re looking forward to sharing this special weekend with you.
I will guide you through a yoga practice combining asana, pranayama and meditation to allow you to connect with your body, your breath and your mind. Through releasing tension and creating space in the body and the mind there will be the opportunity to peel away any stresses and strains which are on the periphery to bring greater focus to what lies within. The yoga practice will be suitable for all levels of experience, including those newer to yoga.
THE MINDSET COACHING (SATURDAY)
Nicola will guide you through an interactive mindset coaching workshop which will explore ways in which you can reconnect with yourself. This will include identifying your blocks and old worn out patterns, and discovering the power of your subconscious mind and how it influences your behaviour, emotions and physical health. You’ll come away with some tools to eliminate limiting patterns and beliefs, reinforcing your confidence and resilience and reconnecting you with the power that is within yourself.
Nicola is a leading Motivational Mind & Success Coach, published author and inspirational speaker who works to help create balance, meaning and lifelong solutions to enhance your life on every level.
THE NUTRITION WORKSHOP (SUNDAY)
Louise will guide you through an interactive workshop exploring how you can maintain healthy eating habits despite the busyness of day to day life. For many reasons we can sometimes become disconnected from our physical health and we can stop listening to what our body is telling us. In this workshop you’ll identify situations where you find it challenging to maintain a balanced diet and through tuning into your body, you’ll discover ways in which your body might be telling you that it’s out of balance. You’ll come away with some tips focusing on how you can integrate nutritionally rich foods into your diet to support a lifestyle which enables you to thrive.
Louise has a passion for how nutrition can support a healthy lifestyle. She is a Registered Nutritional Therapist with both BANT (the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and the CNHC (the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Commission).
THE GONG SOUND BATH
Sound healing is one of the oldest and most ancient forms of healing and dates back thousands of years. The sacred sound of the gongs produce frequencies that can help resolve emotional, physical or spiritual dissonance; helping us find balance and harmony.
During the sound bath the gongs will generate waves of sound that intersperse with and bathe over your entire body – reaching parts of you that aren’t always reachable with other modalities. These powerful gongs are invaluable tools for stress reduction and personal transformation, allowing you to rediscover your true sense of self and reconnect to your own inner peace.
As a qualified Gong Practitioner, Carole is a registered member of The College of Sound Healing. She is also a qualified Health Kinesiologist and Biofeedback Practitioner. Her passion and joy is helping to bring transformation and a deeper sense of connection to those who are seeking real change and a different way of being - be this on a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level.
The retreat space is a stunning contemporary barn nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds. It’s light and airy, with oak wooden floors and high ceilings. There’s a footpath on the doorstep which will lead you out into the glorious Oxfordshire countryside and there’s also a hot tub for you to relax in after the yoga.
Charlotte will be preparing a nourishing lunch which will be vegetarian, gluten free and refined-sugar free. Any special diets can be catered for; please advise me of any specific requirements when booking.
THE DAY PLAN
Both the Saturday and the Sunday will look something like this:
9.30AM welcome chai & chat
10.00 – 11.45AM yoga
11.45 - 12.45PM walk or hot tub
12.45 - 2.00PM lunch
2.00 - 3.30PM mindset coaching (Sat), nutrition workshop (Sun)
3.30 - 4.00PM chai & chat
4.00 - 5.30 gong sound bath
WHAT TO BRING
All of the yoga equipment is provided, including lululemon mats. Please bring a notepad and pen for the afternoon sessions. Please also bring wellies or walking boots and a coat (if you’d like to walk) and a swimsuit and towel (if you’d like to use the hot tub).
Accommodation is not included within the day retreat price, however if you would like to stay at the venue on the Friday and/or Saturday evening we can arrange this and your meals for you at an additional cost. Please contact me for further information.
The venue is situated near Great Tew in North Oxfordshire, which is approximately a 35 minute drive from Oxford and 25 minutes from Bicester.
The investment for one day is £135 and for both days it is £270.
Monthly payment plans are available - please contact me to discuss.
If you would give this retreat as a gift to a loved one, gift vouchers are available. Please contact me for more details.