Women's Spring Yoga & Poetry Woodland Weekend
3rd-5th May 2024
Nurture yourself in this Yoga & Poetry Writing Retreat, designed to elevate the meditative qualities of each other. Expert tuition with yogi Cae Ellison & poet Kathryn Bevis. Indulge in Japanese forest bathing, an eco-spa, optional body work & massage and a fully-catered menu of delicious vegetarian food.
Delicious vegetarian food
Luxury spa therapy
We offer a programme of practices created to enhance the body-mind connection and elevate the meditative qualities of each other: expert-led yoga, poetry writing and forest bathing workshops with all tuition suitable for complete beginners to intermediate levels.
There are additional, optional luxury spa therapy treatments on offer with Cae, including Thai, Swedish or Detox full-body massage, facial uplift massage, foot massage and acupressure, to make your weekend even more uplifting and, dare we say it, more indulgent?
As the retreat draws to a close on Sunday mid-afternoon, we'll bless & celebrate our time together in the woods and our ideas that have flourished there. Whatever stages you are at with your yoga or poetry-writing, this weekend will provide a safe-space for you to let-go; to tap into your imagination, feel inspired, supported and at peace.
Expect time in the wood fired eco-spa, including hot tub, sauna and plunge pool, a session of Shirin Yoku forest bathing, a fully-catered, delicious menu of vegetarian foods, campfire evenings sharing readings & affirmations (or time for quiet, solo contemplation if you prefer) to help you relax & renew.
Accomodation will be in the great outdoors (don't worry if you're not a seasoned camper-we have more luxurious glamping options!) You can choose to stay in a yurt shared with one other, a bell tent you'll have all to yourself, your own campervan, or keep it simple and enjoy nights under canvas in your own trusty tent. There is one shared, twin room with a view inside the farmhouse as an option for those who prefer to sleep inside. Places will be capped at thirteen women.
You'll leave blissfully reconnected with the blessings of Spring, with nature and with yourself, and your beautiful spirit.
Cae Ellison is a fully-qualified 450 hour Royal Yoga Alliance (RYA) Yoga Instructor with a range of specialist experience, plus a fully certified Massage Therapist. She has helped coordinate yoga & wellness holidays in the Uk & abroad, especially Ibiza where she used to live. Her formation of Yoga Body Bliss blossomed from her love of healthy living, the sun, the sea and the Spanish vitality for life. She loves to make yoga and bodywork accessible to all ages and levels of student, helping people to shine brightly.
More about Cae: http://www.yogabodybliss.co.uk
Kathryn Bevis is Former Hampshire Laureate and Founder of the Writing School Online. Her poems have appeared in journals & magazines, and have won many awards for her poetry. Flamingo is her debut pamphlet (Seren:2022). It was recently named as one of the Poetry Society's 'Books of the Year'. She prides herself on being able to help any participant (no matter how inexperienced or nervous they might be) to find a voice in the beautiful, healing practice of writing poems as a form of self-expression.
More about Kathryn: http://www.thewritingschool.co.uk/women-spring-poetry-and-yoga
Come join us....It's time to shine!
Prices vary from £375 - £595 depending on the accomodation you choose.
Places will be capped at twelve women (plus one Karma-Yogi place with 25% discount for a yogi/poet on a low income OR on means-tested state benefits).
On all bookings, a non-refundable deposit of £125 is required to reserve your place. An instalation plan is available for ease of payment.
YOGA with Cae: Grounding with nidra
Fire: tongiht it's all about connection.... Share a favourite poem, chat & relax.
YOGA with Cae: Gentle Glow Flow
POETRY WRITING with Kathryn.
FOREST BATHING Shirin Yoku
Eco-spa: hot tub, sauna plunge pool.
YOGA with Cae: Chakra Shine Flow
POETRY WRITING with Kathryn.
Closing Circle: Celebrate and Reflect