WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
New Years Re_Set Re_treat Day
St Marys Church Hall, Stoke D'Abernon
11am - 4.30pm
With the Christmas tree and baubles packed away for another year and the final few Quality Street consumed, you will be ready for some well-deserved downtime and rest!
Join me for the day and enjoy some warming winter dynamic yoga, a nourishing homemade lunch loving made by Kate Ray, mindful mandala making & sound healing gong bath led by Katerina Laife.
We will take time to set intentions for the New Year, reflect on the past months and consider what new seeds of intention we would like to plant for the coming year.
I am really pleased to be collaborating with Katerina Lafite from Love & Sound who will be leading the Gong Bath. Here are a few words from her:
Sound Healing Therapy ✨
The gong is an amazing and powerful instrument for bringing you to a relaxed state. The therapy will take the brain through different brainwave frequencies.
The beautifully played gongs will take you into deep relaxation, enabling you to explore alpha and theta brainwave frequencies, inducing daydream and creativity of the mind as well as dreamlike meditative state of mind, such as those we experience in (Rapid Eye Movement) REM sleep.
: Spaces are limited :
Price inc lunch, £75
(£20 non-refundable deposit required at time of booking)
Going away on retreat is something special. Time away from the everyday; more space and time to fully immerse yourself in the practise, an opportunity to slow down, be more mindful and do as much or little as you desire.
For those of you wishing to plan ahead, in 2024 I will be running two UK Weekend Retreats
Early Summer Escape
Early Summer Escape
Friday 17th - Sunday 19th May '24
Arnewood Manor, Sway, New Forest
I am excited to be offering a retreat at Arnewood Manor in May 2024, which is set in 11 private acres on the edge of the New Forest, just a short drive from the bustling market town of Lymington and the beaches of Milford on Sea and Mudeford.
This beautiful manor house has been thoughtfully renovated and offers spacious , bright bedrooms, a stunning yoga room and plenty of indoor space to relax and outdoor areas to wander and explore.
During this early summer escape I will be offering a blend of uplifting dynamic seasonal flow yoga, nourishing and relaxing restorative work, interweaved with breath-work practises and meditation. In addition to the yoga you can enjoy walks in the New Forest, trips to the beach, optional treatments, an aromatherapy oil blending workshop or simply choose to rest, relax and recharge.
I will be joined by Yasmin Strutt who will be catering for you over the weekend, creating and cooking an exciting and delicious vegetarian menu. Yasmine trained at Leiths School of Food and Wine and in addition is also a yoga teacher and holistic nutrition consultant. I met Yasmine in Italy early this year and all I can say is that you will be wanting seconds - her food is divine!
“As a trained plant based chef from Leiths school of food and wine I put passion into my food, I love proving that taste does not have to be compromised due to food preferences or allergies. I have loved cooking since I can remember and when diagnosed with a gluten allergy was inspired by the challenge of keeping food flavourful and wholesome when presented with limitations. I pride myself on ensuring every dish is made with love and am delighted to be cooking for you”. (YS)
Price includes 2 nights accommodation, vegetarian meals and yoga sessions.
transport to and from the venue & optional treatments.
Please note that all room options have shared bathrooms. There will be 3 bathrooms to use upstairs and a downstairs cloakroom. The max number of guests will be 14 (inc myself and the chef).
Rooms Available & Pricing
5 x Twin Room with shared bathroom = £460pp ONLY 2 remaining
1 x Single bed with shared bathroom = £520pp
1 x Kingsize bed with shared bathroom = £560 (single occupancy)
I have invited highly recommended local therapists to come and offer both massage and reflexology treatments over the weekend. These can be booked nearer the time.
Chantal from www.littleroomofcalm.co.uk is also able to offer an aromatherapy oil blending workshop where you will learn about different essential oils, their benefits and then make your own oils rollerball. This is a 45 minute workshop, £10 per person.
BOOKING & DEPOSIT
As this is an intimate retreat and as a group we will not exceed 14 (including me and the chef), bookings are on a first come first serve basis.
Your space can be secured by completing a booking form and sending an initial £150 non-refundable deposit. Please note that your deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances. And that any payments made are made in agreement to the terms and conditions which will be emailed to you at the time of booking.
I very much hope you can join me on this Early Summer escape x
Nourish & Nurture Autumn
Nourish & Nurture Autumn Yoga Weekend
8th - 10th November '24
Florence House, Seaford, Sussex
I am excited to announce I will be returning to Florence House in November 2024, teaching alongside my friend and fellow teacher Nancy Campbell of NCYoga.
Nancy has been teaching yoga for nearly 12 years and trained in vinyasa, yin, yoga nidra, menopause yoga and sound healing amongst others and has a passion for helping people feel more connected and happier in their bodies.
Autumn vibes ... Think nourishing, nurturing yoga and wellness activities, coastal walks, hot soups, fires, cosy jumpers, connection and lots of laughter.
Florence House sits at the top of Seaford head on the edge of the South Downs, surrounded by lush landscapes and is a stone’s throw from Seaford beach. It offers a great selection of communal rooms, all of which are bright and airy with pretty views across the walled garden, surrounding cliffs and open green space. There is a comfortable lounge with a log fire, a large dining room for communal meals and places to retreat to and sit in solitude if desired.
The main house has accommodation over two floors. Room options comprise of singles, twins, small double & two triple room. Please note that most rooms have shared bathrooms. Just outside of the main house is a separate Garden Room, both rooms with en-suite.
Meals at Florence House are freshly prepared by their on-site chef who will provide a hearty and nutritious vegetarian menu. The chef can cater for Gluten Free & Vegan; please note there is a surcharge of £5 per meal so additional costs may be added.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Yoga will be held in the light spacious carpeted room on the ground floor,
The first yoga class will be on the Friday at 5pm starting with a welcome to the weekend, followed by a delicious dinner.
On Saturday Nancy and Hannah will lead you through 2 classes. The morning class will be a more energetic Vinyasa class accompanied by breath work and meditation.
The evening class will be a yin class followed by yoga nidra and a sound bath.
On Sunday there will be a morning practice before breakfast and another shorter circle time before lunch.
Between classes there will be opportunities for coastal walks and visit to the beach for an optional cheeky dip –if weather allows. Or if you prefer to walk into town, sit and read a book or have a massage these options are also available.
Arrival time on Friday is 4pm, Departure on Sunday is 3pm
ROOM OPTIONS AND PRICES
Prices include 2 nights accommodation, vegetarian meals and yoga sessions. Not included is transport to and from the venue & optional treatments.
Single with shared bathroom = £550pp (both 1st & 2nd floor options)
Double with shared bathroom = £600pp (single occupancy) (2x 1st floor, 1x 2nd)
Twin Room with shared bathroom = £500pp (5 x 1st and 2nd floor)
Triple Room with shared bathroom = £450pp
Twin Room with Ensuite = £575pp SOLD
Note: All the rooms in the main house have shared bathrooms expect one twin which has an ensuite.
GARDEN ROOM (wheelchair access)
1 x Twin Ensuite = £575pp
1 x Small Double with ensuite = £650 (single occupancy) or £525 pp (dbl occupancy)
BOOKING & DEPOSIT
Guest numbers will be a maximum of 22 people, so both Nancy & I have space for 11 guests each. Bookings are on a first come first serve basis and your space can be secured by registering your interest via email, completing a booking form and sending an initial £200 non-refundable deposit.
Full terms and conditions will be sent out at time of booking.
We very much hope you can join us!