Email subject: Invite – Virtual Yoga Retreat to Celebrate the Start of Summer
We’d love to invite you to come and celebrate the start of summer with an online yoga and eco-wellness retreat on Friday 8th May. Please do let me know if you can feature this in any what’s on roundups, or if you’d like to come and try it out?
The world may be social distancing and pub gardens closed for now (wipes eyes), but the good news is we can still embrace the delights of the summer season. Eco-wellness company As We Live and Breathe are offering a one day online retreat this bank holiday Friday 8th May. Participants will be treated to yoga, nature-connection practises, meditation, seasonal cooking lessons, fire, ceremony, myth and magic as the facilitators delve deep into the pagan rituals of Beltane Festival, celebrating the start of the summer. Tickets are on sale here, at a ‘pay what you can’ scale of £30 – £50 Full. Programme below.
What is eco-wellness?
As We Live and Breathe Co-Founder Nat says:
‘The way we think about wellbeing in our culture keeps us limited to what can be addressed through our ego-centric approaches. We ask ourselves ‘how can I enhance my happiness, improve my health, my fitness, my mindset?’ or even ‘how can I heal my trauma?’. Indigenous cultures have always known it’s not like that. By taking this narrow view we will always only be addressing a very limited part of what’s possible, and we will always feel like there is something missing. When we embrace eco-centric wellbeing through our relationship to each other and the natural world, we’re beginning to open to our full capacity to flourish. This only comes when we are able cultivate a deep sense of belonging in nature and authentic mutual care and support.”
Held via Zoom from 1-9pm, the event takes place online but participants will be encouraged to take nature connection practices outside (into a garden, local park, woodland – whatever is local to you).
1.00pm – Introductions & Opening Ceremony (All)
1.45pm – Yoga & Meditation w/ Natalie
2.30pm – Break
2.45pm – Snacks & Seasonal Cookery Talk w/ Gabriele
3.30pm – Nature Connection w/ Bell
4.00pm – Out on the Land
5.30pm – Reflections & Sharings w/ Bell
6.30pm – Yin Yoga w/ Natalie
7.15pm – Seasonal Cookery w/ Gabriele
8.00pm – Dinner, Stories & Myth Sharing (All)
8.30pm – Closing Ceremony (All)
9.00pm – Ends
Bell Selkie, Nature-based Human Development Guide
Natalie C. Morrison, Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Gabriele Luppi, Organic Plant-based Chef