Saturday 21st January
9.00 - 19.30
£100 per person
A tender-hearted day retreat in the depths of winter. An invitation to care for your wellbeing through a combination of yoga, seasonal whole foods, gua sha fascial massage techniques and a walk along the Wye. Held in a recently converted (heated) church near the absolutely stunning Symonds Yat.
take your time.
you are coming home.
An intimate, recently converted church with original features, modern interior and central heating. It’s 5 miles from Symonds Yat (Ross on Wye). For the day, you will have your own yoga mat, bolster, blanket, eye pillow and blocks. It is a 1 hour drive from Bristol, and 35 minutes from Lydney. Address is emailed to you when booked.
Homemade herbal tea on arrival
Morning Vinyasa Flow practice * + Journal
Nourishing Brunch by Annie - seasonal, plant based, low waste chef @rootsonfilm
Mindful Biblins Bridge walk along the River Wye together (4.5km)
Gua Sha Facial Massage workshop with Acupuncturist and Facialist, Ema (including a Gua Sha tool for you to take home as a gift). @_inyourown
Evening Yin Yoga practice * + Journal
Supper prepared by Annie - seasonal, nourishing, fresh.
* All yoga props provided.
A BACK STORY
Mid January has often been a time I’ve struggled to feel fully ‘well’ and I know I’m not alone in that. As my own yoga practice has encouraged me to live life more in alignment with nature, I have discovered and embodied many gorgeous practices that have weaved a sense of ritual, self care and healing into these darker months, and made me feel more resilient, healthy and alive as a result. It was on a particularly difficult mid January, when I was working in an office, that I felt the lowest and most disconnected to life I’ve ever felt. And now I look back, no wonder - I left for work before sunrise and came home after sunset, the only way I moved my body was through highly stress-inducing spin classes in a room with no windows and I spent all day inside, not breathing any fresh air (!!). Ultimately, it was this particular winter that brought me on the spiritual path back home to myself - I didn’t need fixing or saving, I just needed to acknowledge my environment and reconnect to the wisdom of my own body. It was the darkest moments that offered me the greatest, most life enriching teachings. These are practices we can implement into our lives to support us through the harshness of winter, and they illuminate the pockets of light. This retreat is a celebration and bringing together of my favourite wellbeing practices for this season, and I am so beyond excited to join as a community and share them. This is an event I have been dreaming about for so long, and given that I will not be teaching regular classes in January, 2023 feels like the perfect time to offer this event for the first time.
Vinyasa to energise the body, when it might be feeling lethargic
Yin to deeply rest and slow down
Walking mindfully in nature
Being in community with others
Eating warm, home cooked, fresh foods that support our wellbeing in winter (no cold salads thank you) @rootsonfilm
Journaling to join the dots and make sense of how we feel
Gua Sha (self face massage) - its soooo amazing! @_inyourown
'Returning to Whole'
Join Ema as she guides us into restful release and self connection, through holistic, supportive skincare, Qi cultivation, Gua Sha and Facial Massage. Learn self care rituals to amplify your own home routine.
With love and deep care, Tayler x