Some of the MUST’s and traditions of our retreat programs:
ALWAYS incredible food, wine tastings, good coffee.
I have a catering background, and this is a MUST when we gather together. My team and I do a full reconnaissance and tasting of all foods to make sure it is up to our standard with fresh local produce and Chef prepared. The food is a large influencer of where we retreat.
In circles for teachings and discussions
Metaphorically speaking we need to lead conversations that matter, more from circles rather than boardrooms. A circle is a safe, solid, yet permeable space with an inside, an outside, and a focus that moves from person to person. You can see everyone.
There are no barriers in front of us, therefore people’s whole human qualities and expressions are seen and heard. Sitting in circles is the heart of where our learning, sharing and reflection takes place.
In lounge areas with open fires for conversations and connection.
Seriously, who doesn’t love a good open fire. Fire is a critical part of our connection, ceremony and sense of anchoring back as a group throughout the retreat. Expect a fire always.
Rest and relax in private guest rooms and a variety of peaceful settings.
There is always much down time and a focus on rest and relaxation. For this reason, we are very particular about the rooms, surrounds and activities to support you in allowing your nervous system to reorder and give you space and time to simply be.
All your accommodation on our retreats are private rooms – unless specified in the brochure.
In movement with gentle yoga (all levels), breathing exercises and stillness.
Regardless of your age, experience or level of flexibility movement and mindfulness activities are paramount to us shifting stuff, relaxing and nurturing.
I am a trained yoga and meditation teacher and have found myself often working alongside world leading spiritual mentors and healers. Often there will additional facilitators on our retreats to bring you a wide variety of yoga, meditation and healing…. It’s always important to surround yourself with many teachers and experiences. We take good care of you in all these different formats and provide equipment.
Laughter, joy and some great music.
Oh, hell yeah!! One of my favourite things to do in preparing for retreat is creating the playlists!!
We have so much fun, there is always good vibes and quite frankly, new friends for life is often a common outcome.