A NOURISHING DAY RETREAT INCLUDING:
• Storytelling by the fire
• Gentle, mindful movement to help your body to relax
• Guided meditation (no experience necessary) and relaxation to help you settle into a reflective, listening mode of being
Karin and Lee invite you to The Quiet View, a magical place in the Kent countryside for a day retreat marking Imbolc, the pagan festival traditionally celebrating the return of the light at the start of spring, with gentle, restorative movement, relaxation, meditation and storytelling by the fire.
At this time of year, coming towards the end of winter, there is still a need to keep the home fires burning - taking care of the hearth before the full arrival of spring. At Imbolc, we look ahead to the return of the light and celebrate the beginning of spring. This will inspire our story for today, which is the Russian fairytale "Vasalisa the Wise". Vasalisa visits the fearsome Baba Yaga who lives in a very strange house deep in the forest to retrieve fire for her hearth at home which, for several reasons you will find out about, has gone out.
After the story, you’ll have some time to reflect on its meaning for you, and what you might take home from the story to inform your life.
The day is designed to be a retreat from the busyness of your daily life and to prepare you to go back to your life refreshed and restored.
We wil be very cosy inside the Mongolian yurt at The Quiet View, with a woodburner for warmth. Depending on the weather, we may go outside for some walking meditation in the beautiful gardens. Please bring your yoga mat and a blanket if you can (some mats and blankets will be available to borrow), and a packed lunch. We will provide coffee, tea and biscuits.
The Quiet View
146 The Street, Kingston
Just outside Canterbury, Kent
Parking available on site. Directions will be sent after booking.
More information about the venue is available here: www.quietview.co.uk
BOOKING ESSENTIAL - PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 11
EARLY BIRD TICKETS £50 until midnight on Friday 17th January.
Tickets will be £60 from Saturday 18th January onwards.
A couple of by donation places also available for people who genuinely cannot afford the full price. Please emaill firstname.lastname@example.org if this is the case for you.
Please contact Karin via email@example.com if you have any queries.
More information about the day as well as background information about the facilitators is available here:
More information about the venue is available here:
We wil be very cosy inside the Mongolian yurt at The Quiet View, with a woodburner for warmth. We may go outside for some walking meditation in the beautiful gardens. Please bring your yoga mat and a blanket if you can (some mats and blankets will be available to borrow), and a packed lunch. We will provide coffee, tea and biscuits.
We will be ready for you from 9.30am. Please arrive by 9.50am to have time to settle for a prompt 10am start. If you have trouble finding us, please call Karin on 07830 377 162.
WHAT TO BRING
The Quiet View is on the outskirts of Kingston Village. The address is: 146 The Street, Kingston, outside Canterbury in Kent. If you are coming from the A2 / Bridge / Bishopsbourne, drive or walk right through the village until you see a right hand turn, with a sign for The Quiet View. There is parking on site.
Winter day retreat
Early bird ticket. Some further reductions available for people who genuinely cannot afford full price. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request details.