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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 Vanessa Lampert.  Indulge in Japanese forest bathing, an eco-spa, optional body work & massage and a fully-catered menu of delicious vegetarian food. 

Final Sale: NOW 10% off ticket prices!

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Yoga Classes

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Delicious vegetarian food

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Luxury spa therapy

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Poetry-writing

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Wood-fired eco-spa

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Comfortable Yurts

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​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. 

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Cae Ellison

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

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Vanessa Lampert

Vanessa Lampert is a poet, poetry editor, teacher & acupuncturist from Oxfordshire. Her full collection 'Say It With Me' was published by Seren in 2023.  She teaches poetry as a volunteer in schools & festivals nationwide.  During lockdown she taught via Zoom for Learning with Leaders in India.  Vanessa has won many prizes for her work including a commendation in the National Competition 2020.  Her widely published poems, include recently in The Daily Telegraph poem of the week & Forward Prizes anthology 2024.  She enjoys working with experienced writers, but especially those who haven't written since their school days.

More about Vanessa: 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).

A non-refundable deposit of £125 is required to reserve your place.  I will then send you confirmation of your 10% sale reduction from your total ticket price!

An instalation plan is available for ease of payment.

Contact cae@yogabodybliss.co.uk OR kathryn@thewritingschool.co.uk  to find out more and PAY YOUR DEPOSIT to RESERVE YOUR PLACE by BACS or PayPal.

NOW 10% off ticket prices!

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Schedule

Friday

3pm:

Arrival

5pm:

Opening Circle

5.15pm:

YOGA with Cae: Grounding with nidra

7.30pm:

Healthy Supper

8.30pm:

Fire: tonight it's all about connection.... Share a favourite poem, chat & relax.

Saturday

7.30am:

Tea/coffee/fruit

8am:

YOGA with Cae: Gentle Glow Flow

9am:

Breakfast

11am-1pm:

FOREST BATHING Shirin Yoku

1pm:

Nutritious Lunch

3.15-5pm:

POETRY WRITING with Vanessa

6pm:

Wood-fired Pizza

5-10pm:

Eco-spa: hot tub, sauna plunge pool.

Bedtime YOGA NIDRA

Sunday

7.30am:

Tea/coffee/fruit

8am:

YOGA with Cae: Chakra Shine Flow

9am

Breakfast

11.15 -1pm:

POETRY WRITING with Vanessa.

1pm:

Nutritious Lunch

2.30pm:

Closing Circle: Celebrate and Reflect

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