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Summer Gathering: A day-retreat

Sunday, 25 July '21   11am – 5pm BST
Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Hill Road, Beckenham, BR3 5BS
Fully booked

Details

Join us for a day of yoga, nature and community to celebrate the abundance of summer.

Summer is a time of high energy. The closeness of the sun means we benefit from the warmth and light of longer days, and the liveliness of nature at its most full. If harnessed well, we might use this creative energy to inspire and uplift ourselves and others. But, after the uncertainty we've faced this past year and as the world opens up again, it may also quite easily leave us feeling scattered.

Come to rest and reconnect with yourself in a friendly and nourishing environment; to enjoy the energy of the season whilst also acknowledging it’s transience. We’ll create space together to move, to breathe, to spend time outdoors, to eat, drink and talk.

What can you expect?

  • Supportive environment with a small group of eight + retreat hosts
  • Energising morning yoga practice
  • A swim in the natural swimming lake (optional)
  • Calming nature walk in the beautiful grounds
  • Delicious lunch, tea and refreshments throughout the day
  • Restorative afternoon movement and Yoga Nidra practice
  • Time for reflection, journaling and sharing with the group
  • Gifts to take home

Who is it for?

All are welcome - whether you practice yoga regularly or haven’t tried it yet. If you would like to join us, we’ll do anything we can to include you - please get in touch if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions related to this. With this in mind, we are offering a sliding scale pricing model, with community priced tickets available.

Where will it be?

The retreat will be held in the Old Library Studio at The Mansion at Beckenham Place. The beautiful, Georgian mansion is set in 98 hectares of green space, containing large areas of ancient woodland. The room has west facing park views and is loved for its symmetry and light.

More information about the venue, including how to find it can be found here: https://www.beckenhamplace.org

About Ella:
Ella is a facilitator and yoga teacher, fascinated by people and deeply committed to supporting them to connect to themselves and each other. She aims to create nourishing and inclusive spaces where people can feel safe to move, rest and have some fun. Ella is a critical thinker and holds the threads of science, spirituality and gentle scepticism together softly in her teaching practice.

thosethatrise.com
@thosethatrise

About Katy:
Katy is a coach, facilitator and yoga teacher who focuses on the quality of our relationships; to ourselves and the world around us. Drawing on a diverse range of approaches from coaching, wellbeing and nature connection, Katy designs personalised programmes that support people to bring greater awareness and agency into their lives.

secondnature.me
@katy__kent

Instructions

How will we work within covid guidelines?

The event capacity is limited to eight attendees, and two facilitators so there is enough space to socially distance. We will follow venue covid guidelines for operating safely within the space. If the event is cancelled or postponed due to covid restrictions, and if the alternative date offered does not suit, a full refund on the ticket price will be offered. If illness or the need to self-isolate means you cannot use your ticket, the ticket can be transferred to someone of your choice, or to someone from the waiting list.

What do I need to bring?

We will provide mats, props and blankets that haven't been used recently and have been cleaned to be covid safe. You are also welcome to bring your own - we will send further details before the event. You will need comfortable clothes you can move in, swimwear and a towel (if swimming), and some weather appropriate outdoor shoes and clothes for our nature walk.

Tickets

Cost
Standard (Early Bird)
Standard
Supporter
For those who are financially resourced and would like to support others to attend.
Community
For those that need a bit of support right now to attend.

Location

Beckenham Place Mansion
Beckenham Hill Road
Beckenham
BR3 5BS

The retreat will be held in the Old Library Studio at The Mansion at Beckenham Place. The beautiful, Georgian mansion is set in 98 hectares of green space, containing large areas of ancient woodland. The room has west facing park views and is loved for its symmetry and light.

More information about the venue, including how to find it can be found here: https://www.beckenhamplace.org