AUTUMN EQUINOX RETREAT 2022
Friday 23rd-Sunday 25th September, co hosted with Lorna Fisher
Join myself and Lorna at the stunning Oxon Hoath in Tonbridge, Kent, for a weekend of yoga, meditation and breathwork to see in the new season.
All bookings are for the full weekend, and are inclusive of accommodation, delicious vegetarian food and up to 7 group classes.
The word “equinox” comes from the Latin word for “equal night,” referring to the two times a year we have days with equal hours of day and night. During the equinox we honour the balance and interaction of the light and dark, and we may feel gratitude for the changes that come with the passing of time. During the autumn equinox, we can reflect on that which we would like to shed and let go of, as we enter a period of quiet rest and reflection following the busy summer months, allowing us to settle into a new equilibrium.
Oxon Hoath is a country estate surrounded by 73 acres of enchanting, peaceful gardens and woodland. It’s leafy location makes it an idyllic setting to retreat to and realign with the change of season through the practises of yoga.
The retreat begins on the eve of the equinox, where we welcome in the change of season through an evening yoga class at 6pm, with a later evening relaxation practise at 9.30pm following dinner. Throughout the weekend will be a choice of classes, accommodating everyone from beginners to intermediate/advance practitioners, incorporating various styles of asana, meditation and breathwork.
Myself and Lorna came together after embarking on our two year Yoga Therapy training with the world renowned Minded Institute in London. We hope for this to be just the first of many retreats together.
Lorna is a former London lawyer who has been teaching yoga for 18 years throughout London to children, teenagers and adults via private, group and corporate classes. She offers creative vinyasa flow sequences with time spent exploring alignment, breath and awareness for all irrespective of age or experience. Everyone is welcome and she aims to provide a safe nurturing environment balancing strength with flexibility and action with relaxation. Lorna’s teaching is pragmatic and grounded in many years of practice with an emphasis on having fun, being curious and feeling better physically, energetically and emotionally.
Arrival at Oxon Hoath is from late afternoon on Friday 23rd September (when Autumn equinox falls) to after lunch on Sunday 25th September. The price of this retreat starts at just £420 per person (based on shared accommodation). Rooms vary across this expansive building with single, double and ensuite rooms sold at additional supplements, with some limited premium rooms available.
Prices are per person
Shared Room - £420
Shared Room, En Suite - £440
Twin Room (shared with 1 other) - £440
Twin Room (shared with 1 other), En Suite – From £460
Single Room - £500 - LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily, including Friday dinner, 3 meals on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. The focus of the food is simple and delicious, home cooked vegetarian food made lovingly by Oxon Hoath's chefs. Other special diets can be accommodated with at least 1 weeks’ notice.
As well as the scheduled practises and meals, there will be plenty of time throughout the day to relax and unwind, exploring the various grand rooms in Oxon Hoath and immersing yourself in the estate’s beautiful gardens and expansive grounds. If you're looking for a UK yoga retreat to unwind, ground and relax in, then this is the place.
UPLIFTED - THE ONLINE GROUP COACHING AND WELLBEING PROGRAMME
Uplifted is an intimate 6 week online group coaching and wellbeing programme to take back control of what you can, strengthen your resilience, bring back joy into the everyday with wellbeing at its heart. Myself and my colleague, Mind and Wellbeing Coach Jenni Whale, want to reconnect you to your deepest goals and give you the toolkit to make those dreams into a reality, even in times of uncertainty.
In the last year, many of us have come to recognise that our lives don’t align with our goals and wellbeing. Before the pandemic we kept ourselves busy but disconnected, filling our time outside of work with commitments without really considering if they worked for us. We’ve had time to reflect on the bigger picture; maybe work isn’t fulfilling us, we’re regularly experiencing stress or anxious thoughts and we’re hoping for more joy in our everyday lives but are unsure of what that looks like or where to start.
Uplifted provides you with:
6 x weekly live group coaching sessions
6 x weekly live group yoga sessions
Practices to add your Uplifted toolkit
Resources to help with your journey – videos, articles, podcasts, meal ideas
An intimate and supportive community
Daily interaction and conversation in a closed Facebook group
An Uplifted journal – to help you along your journey
A welcome Eco Friendly Gift Box from Lola and Wild