yoga · nature connection · sensory immersion · meditation · plant based food · time by the fire · friendship · community · cacao · playfulness · nourishment · nature walks · breathwork · intention setting · self care · ritual · wild swimming · music and movement · listening and sharing · creativity · soul support · rest and relaxation · yoga nidra · home
You are welcome to participate in as many activities as you would like; they are all optional, depending on your own feeling and flow. It’s up to you how much you participate; the space is yours to hold as you wish.
Arrive at 5.30pm on Friday. We’ll get together for our welcoming and introductions at 6pm and have dinner together around 7pm. The retreat ends on Sunday after lunch around 3.30pm.
A holistic wellbeing practitioner and creatress, Katy is passionate about integrated, embodied empowerment and the journey back to wholeness. Practical, spiritual and mystical, Katy wants to help people to rediscover the sacred, remember that we are nature, and feel empowered to live a more deeply aligned, joyful and loving life. mahayoga.org.uk / @_katycara
Mela is a DJ, sound healer, massage therapist, foodie, yogi, pleasure activist and founder of The Sensory Alchemists. Mela has 25 years experience working in various sensory practices that align the chakras and connect with the physical and spiritual body, delivered with a sense of light and play. @melawella / @itsyesmel
· Dorm or camping · £190 concession · £240 standard · £280 supportive
· Sharing twin room · £280 standard · £340 supportive
· Private room · £290 concession · £340 standard · £390 supportive
Prices are per person. Concession, standard or supportive? We anticipate the standard price band is right for most people. Concession rates are usually for people not currently working or with a low income – please contact Katy regarding these places. Supportive rates are for those who are more affluent and high earning and help us to offer more concession places. We make our retreats as accessible as possible, but if finances feel like a barrier to you coming, please contact Katy to discuss your situation and see how we can get you here with us.
Included in the price · morning and afternoon yoga sessions each day · morning meditation each day · nature connection and nature walk · self care workshop · sensory alchemy experience · 3 plant based meals per day · accommodation · intention setting and cacao around the fire.
It is the perfect setting to look away from the outside chaos and journey into our inner peace. In doing so we can become better aware of who we are and where we are heading.
We’re all just walking each other home.
– Ram Dass
Longer term aims and take-aways after the workshops
– To design programmes and healing processes specifically in response to the physical and mental health challenges brought up by the Corona crisis, and to provide opportunities to connect to nature and the landscape to help with recovery.
– To reconnect people with the landscape and the natural environment, and specifically introduce them to the beauty and opportunities of the Darent Valley.
– To give the participants and communities tools and practices around nature connection, gardening and meditation therapy that they could carry on in their everyday life.
Our Heartful Retreats in Nature are aligned with these longer-term aims and we are grateful to be able to offer spaces at our retreats to people who may otherwise have been unable to attend.
Testimonials from previous retreats
“Thank you for an absolutely wonderful weekend. You create such a safe space for everyone to explore their connection to themselves and their relationship with the world and people around them.”
“I kept telling people that the weekend felt like a beautiful dream, except it was real! I went on raving about how great the retreat was to my colleagues and may have convinced at least two of them to sign up for the next one.”
“A gentle, playful, restorative 2-days of magic. You create beautiful compassionate spaces that nourish heart, mind, body and soul.”
“It has been one of the most amazing retreats I have had! It is amazing how much connection you were able to nurture and encourage in a short time.”