Summer Solstice Yoga Day Retreat [This retreat day has already been held]
Sunday 1st July 2018 – 10.30am to 4.30pm
I am holding this yoga day retreat around the time of the Summer Solstice as these times of seasonal transition help to keep us close to the rhythms of nature and help us to remember we are part of a much bigger picture. We also get to benefit from the high energy around these transitions in the year which heightens the sense of coming together as a group with a shared intention.
The Summer Solstice, also known as midsummer, marks the longest day of the year and is a natural turning point in nature and the Earth’s yearly cycle representing the height of summer and a doorway into the second half of the year. This makes it the perfect time to celebrate this turning point with a full day of yoga!
The precise structure of the day will evolve over the coming weeks but we will explore a variety of yoga practices together to include a mix of warming yang and soothing yin yoga practices, pranayama, meditation, chanting (just a little bit!), a sound bath with Gong and Tibetan singing bowls, relaxation and anything else I can dream up between now and then!
Similar to my previous yoga day retreats I would ask that you bring your own lunch with you, however, I will be providing various teas, coffee, juices, water as well as biscuits, nibbles and healthy snacks, etc. for everyone to enjoy. We have access to a kitchen so there will be a fridge there if anyone needs to keep their lunch in the fridge!
There is also a beautiful “meadow” adjacent to the hall so weather permitting (fingers crossed being July!) there might be an opportunity to get some fresh air together.
As with previous days, the idea behind the day is to allow for plenty of “you” time and peace and quiet away from your otherwise busy lives. The setting is very tranquil in a beautiful little village so there really will be a sense of getting away from it all. We also have exclusive use of the venue so it will provide a lovely setting for some rest and rejuvenation.
Cost of the day:
Early bird price (until 10 June 2018): £45
Standard price: £50
Please note that places are limited to a maximum of 27 people to ensure that everyone is comfortable in the room. This number has been tried and tested within the room now. Please scroll down for how to book.
What to bring:
- A yoga mat – please bring your own yoga mat. I have so much to bring with me that I can no longer fit additional yoga mats into my little car. If you need any advice on which yoga mat to get or where to buy one please ask me or read my blog post about buying your first yoga mat.
- A blanket (to keep nice and warm in relaxation and also to use as a prop during our yin yoga practice)
- A cushion (just any cushion from your sofa – again to use for comfort in meditation and/or as a prop)
- Please bring any yoga blocks and/or straps, bolsters, etc. that you may already have. No need to buy any specifically though as I will bring all my props with me
- A packed lunch
- Please bring a mug along for tea/drinks
- An open mind, a willing heart and a smile ૐ
The Meadow Room,
The Street, Cobham, Kent
If you zoom in on the map below it gives a really clear description of the locality.
It is about 15/20 minutes drive from Dartford and very easy to find – just have a quick look at Google Maps beforehand but I found it no problem at all and I am not a great lover of driving!
Parking: We are very lucky as there is ample parking right next to the hall – enough for over 30 cars.
To book your space on this retreat day please contact me either by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, text or even WhatsApp on 07932 621415 or in person in class.
How to book:
Please note that your place is only booked with payment. You can pay by cash or by bank transfer (please contact me for details).
Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions of your booking. These are important to read particularly in the event that you should have to cancel your booking.
I look forward to sharing this special day with you all. Namaste ૐ