Retreat to the woods, reconnect to you.
GLOW - A Self Connection Retreat
Thurs 2nd - Sun 5th Sept 2021
Join me and Sally Davis www.leapmindfulness.com, in a charming eco-retreat centre in conservation woodland in Wiltshire (near Salisbury) for a weekend of nourishing self-connection.
Through foundational flow, intuitive movement and restorative yoga, as well as insightful visualisation meditations, mindfulness, healing work and ritual, this long weekend is for you to connect to your inner glow. To (re)connect to your true sense of Self, within the abundant spaciousness of within the woods.
With so much space and time to connect we can allow ourselves to process and lean into feelings. Feelings and whisperings from the heart that can easily let lost within the noise of life. Release, listen in and set intentions to create vision for the Autumn ahead.
Experience daily (accessible, foundational yoga shapes and movement) yoga, morning and early evening before our evening meal will bring us together to connect body, mind and breath. During the day Sally will share guided meditations, creative mindfulness and self-awareness work, leaving space and time for you to be you, explore the woodland, relax and rest.
Each night will connect us to the elements as we connect to to the woodland around the fire to share stories (tea and biscuits likely). Group evening practices might include guided meditation, intention setting, music, ceremony, quiet time or any spontaneity that the flames inspire. Plans are loose and we will be guided by the needs of the group.
Completely off-grid, only a couple of hours drive from Bristol, London or Brighton, and close to the New Forest, this unique eco-venue is nestled within magical 70 acres of private ancient woodland. Magic.
Beautifully crafted large timber buildings, home comforts with rustic charm, indoor and outdoor composting loos (please note if you are after high end luxury this is not for you), indoor practice space, simple clean twin or private rooms, acres of woods, cosy nooks and wood burning stoves await you.
What they say...
I would like to say how much I have loved this weekend retreat. My first ever and it has been so lovely to meet yourselves and so many wonderful ladies. Everyone seemed so delightful in their own special way. I wasn't expecting to meet new friends but I feel I have. I loved the yoga practices, I appreciated the opportunities to find my own pace and variations.
I leave feeling energized. The creative mindfulness and journeying meditations were incredibly relaxing and insightful. The venue and food were perfect too. Thank you again for everything, I would recommend your retreats to anyone.
Yoga will gently wake us up, we'll head outside for practice if the weather feels inviting. Move beyond the confines of alignment to explore intentions and themes connecting us to the season and heart led intuition. Essentially, moving and exploring with yoga asana (postures) as a starting point and a guide to flow from. Practice will be accessible for all, supporting you to notice and listen to sensations within the body for an embodied awareness of the present moment, and of yourself.
Brunch & Free time
Through guided meditation we will work intuitively to tune in to ourselves and the energy that surrounds us. You'll experience guided journeying meditations, creative mindfulness activities, empowering self-awareness, ritual and releasing work within the woodlands. All guiding the way for you to be your most radiant self.
Tea & snacks & free time
Yoga will be slow, grounding and nurturing, sinking deep into slow motion and stillness, soothing every part of you with blankets, essential oils and eyebags to support deep conscious rest in Yoga Nidra (meditation).
Share a delicious evening meal cooked by our own chef and enjoyed around the large dining table, or outside if weather allows.
Gather together around the fire for seated meditation and connect with the elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water– bring a blanket and watch the flames as we connect and slow down time before bed.
Invest In Your Wonderful Self
£365pp Quad room / 2 bunk beds in one room for 4 people to share (from same household - revised 19th July 2021)
£395pp Twin Rooms / Single bunk bed (from same household - to be revised 19th July)
£420pp Private Room / A private stay in a bunk bed room
Pay £100 deposit to secure your retreat place. Remainder due by 6 weeks prior to retreat.
This accommodation is spread over two separate buildings, each with shared bathroom facilities. All loos are composting, both indoor and outdoor.
Please note, as a requirement from the venue, you will need to bring your own bedding and sheets for a Covid-safe stay (see below for further details). Your own yoga mat & blanket for practise is also needed.
Please get in touch to inquire about room availability and pay the full amount or book with your £100 deposit. Instalment payment options available.
Please keep reading for refund information and full Covid measures below.
Included in your retreat
Three nights accommodation in unique eco woodland retreat Thurs 2nd - Sun 5th Sept 2021
Daily morning Yoga
Daily late afternoon restorative yoga
Yoga Nidra meditations for deep conscious rest
Daily guided meditations to connect to your inner-self
Mindfulness rituals to manifest and set intentions
Mindful creative activity
Guided mindfulness walk within 70 acres of private ancient woodland to connect with nature
Intuitive angel card reading in small groups
Relaxation with use of crystals, music & essential oils
Energy-clearing sage ceremony with an open fire
Evening fire circles with meditations, rituals and connection
An opportunity to restore and recharge naturally, therefore this is an alcohol-free retreat
A digital detox (we will be completely off-grid with no Wi-Fi)
Although all Covid restrictions will hopefully be lifted by September, we are planning a number of precautionary measures for this group:
Temperature check on arrival for all attendees
Small group - up to 10 people max, plus myself and Sally (and in line with current Government guidelines at time of retreat)
1 meter distance in the shared practice space - or we will ideally enjoy the woods and practice outside, weather permitting
Please bring own yoga mat, plus cushion and blanket for practice
Bring own bedding (sheets, duvet or sleeping bag, pillow and pillowcase) and towel
Face coverings / masks to be worn in line with Government guidelines at the time of the retreat
Please book a solo room, unless sharing with someone from same household (to be revised 19th July)
Sanitiser to be used regularly by all (please bring your own if you have any known irritants/ allergies)
Shared bathrooms and touch points will be regularly cleaned throughout the weekend, as per guidelines at the time of the retreat
If anyone shows Covid symptoms whilst on retreat, we will ask you to take a Lateral Flow Test and will have spare rooms available for isolation if needed
Refunds & Cancellations
If the retreat needs to be postponed due to Covid regulations, you will be offered the new date at no extra cost. If you are unable to make the new date, you will be offered a full refund
If you cancel your booking at any time before the retreat, the deposit is non-refundable. You will however receive a refund for anything paid OVER the £100 deposit