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A Wild Unwinding

Yoga, Nature Connection & Creative Writing Retreat

20th-22nd October 2023

with Ash Bond & Charly Crump

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The Invitation

Join us for a 2 night / 3 day Autumnal retreat to explore your stories and your spirit, surrounded and supported by nature. 

 

We will work with mindful movement, long juicy journalling sessions and sharing around the fire. Settle into this Samhain, and offer yourself the space to nurture your energy before the winter. 

 

If you are new to Yoga or Writing or, even better, both - you are welcome! This will be a supported, encouraging space. All words and participants are welcome.

The Offering

An easeful journey (just 10 minutes from Barnstaple in Devon) precedes a gentle welcome into the rural haven of beautiful ensuite accommodation, housed in a converted eco barn set amongst five acres of wild and wonderful grounds.

Immerse in space, lightness & comfort; whether your journey encourages you to hours resting by the fire, contemplative walks amongst the organic vegetable garden or taking in the full programme of carefully designed yoga, writing and discussion workshops.

This retreat invites an opportunity to connect with the inspiring: with nature; with connection to others; with ourselves. Every element of this retreat is optional. We encourage you to find an alchemy that meets your needs as you find them at the time, no more and no less. We will be on hand for any questions and conversations before and throughout.

We love keeping these offerings small and personal and as such, expect to sell out quite quickly. Do let us know if you would like us to reserve a space for you or a friend, payment plans are always possible.

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...because of the ideas and spirit you encouraged, the people you attracted to the retreat, I realised I didn’t need a holiday from people, I just needed to be around people who were kind, generous and authentic, and also seeking some retreat from their life for a few days in a beautiful place.

The Place

Our beautiful venue: Our retreat is set in the rolling hills of the Exmoor countryside, our home - a serene farmstead steeped in history and character. The accommodation is comfortable, edging dangerously towards the luxurious with many of the rooms offering ensuites and inspiring views of the five acres of wild and wonderful grounds to explore, a big organic vegetable garden and even a stone circle. There is woodland to walk and sculptures to contemplate. Just peace, and the occasional bleat of sheep.

How to Arrive: The centre is situated down a half mile lane in a peaceful hollow just fifteen minutes from Barnstaple and ten minutes from Ilfracombe. All Yoga props, including mats if you do not have your own, can be provided.

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The Food

 

Connecting our bellies to the land, the organic food is health and environmentally conscious. A tempting feast of vegetarian and vegan food is always on offer.

 

The wonderful chef is able to cater for a number of different dietary requirements: gluten free, dairy free and even refined sugar free. He is also able to make up packed lunches if you require them if you wish to explore the local landscape during your stay. 

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The Programme

 

Every dawn will begin with meditation, journalling and a mindful, but powerful, 2 hour asana practice. The rest of the morning will be yours to read, rest and explore, stretching between breakfast and a delicious buffet-style lunch.

If you choose to dive deeper, after each breakfast there will be a different workshop designed to offer further guidance in awakening new pathways towards nature connection and creativity. There will be personal journalling exercises, with a focus on idea exploration and story-shaping, and an opportunity to dive into some immersive creative work. On Saturday morning there will be an opportunity for a wild food walk and swim along the local beautiful coastline.

 

Before supper we will sink into a cosy Restorative session with a journey Nidra supported by carefully selected essential oils.

The evenings will be filled with storytelling and time to process our days. An example schedule is below (of course we remain flexible to the energies of the group):

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Example Schedule 

FRIDAY
3pm Arrival
5pm Yoga practice & Writing
7.30pm Welcome dinner
8.30pm Moon Magic Opening Circle

SATURDAY
7.30am Meditation
8am Yoga
9.30am Breakfast

10.30am Optional Wild food walk & Sea Swim
1pm Lunch

4pm Optional Writing Workshop
5pm  Restorative Yoga

7.30pm Dinner
8.30pm Storytelling

SUNDAY
7.30am Meditation
8am Yoga
9.30am Breakfast
11am Writing Workshop
12.30 Samhain Closing Circle
1.30pm Lunch
3pm Depart

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Rooms & Prices

Costs include:

2 nights accommodation

All activities (including workshops)

All meals

A retreat gift

Prices are per space; there is a £175 supplement for single occupancy.

 

Room 1 - Twin/Super King with ensuite shower room - £515 *Reserved*

Room 2 - Twin/King with shared shower room (with Room 6) - £445 *Reserved* 

Room 3 - Twin/King with ensuite bathroom - £515 

Room 4 - Twin/Super King with ensuite bathroom - £525

Room 5 - Twin/King with ensuite shower room - £495 *Reserved*

Room 6 - Twin with shared shower room (with Room 2) - £445 *One space in Twin available*

Room 7 - Twin/King with ensuite shower room - £515

 

This is a cosy retreat with maximum 14 participants. We can make any of the Twins into double beds if you would prefer. There is a £175 single supplement if you wish to gift a room to yourself (sometimes this is very much needed). Please message for photographs of the rooms and a full menu of holistic, magical massages is also available upon request.


To book your place on this special retreat,
contact Charly on hello@foxfirelearning.com

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