A NEW YEAR'S ONLINE DAY RETREAT - Lead from the heart
An event that promises to feel and taste good!
This day retreat is for you. It is an opportunity to pause, listen in, ground and nourish yourself.
Let's start 2021 off from a place that is strong, connected, filled with hope and a lot of heart. Join us for a day of inspiring yoga, breath, meditation and delicious food delivered right to your doorstep.
For many of us, the New Year symbolises starting afresh, it presents us with an opportunity to mentally reset. As we know, many of the resolutions or goals we set for ourselves on the 31st December however rarely stick for longer than a few weeks. I have often asked myself why that is, and when I do, I always come back to the same answer, we are leading from our heads rather than from our hearts. This was the inspiration for the theme of this retreat.
I believe that real, long lasting change cannot occur because our heads tell us so, whether it be the goal to 'lose weight' or 'get fit' or 'eat better' or 'alter a career path'. As the saying goes, 'we are human beings, not human doings'. What if we redirected these goals to learn how to lead from our hearts? What if new resolutions looked like, 'learning how to feel', 'learning how to listen to the body', 'learning how to breathe'? When we start leading from the heart, perhaps all the rest will just fall into place?
7.00am - 9.00am BREAKFAST (delivered to you by Fresh Fitness Food)
10.00am - 11.45am YOGA: Forrest Inspired practice
12.00pm - 2.00pm LUNCH (delivered to you by Fresh Fitness Food)
2.30pm - 3.30pm RESTORATIVE YOGA & YOGA NIDRA
3.30pm - 4.00pm SNACK & JUICE (delivered to you by Fresh Fitness Food)
* Timings of meals/snacks of course are of your own choosing. The schedule set out above is just an illustration :D
** For those outside of London and Harpenden/StAlbans area, the price is reduced
The day will start with a strong and nourishing 105min Forrest Inspired yoga practice. Intensely focused breathwork and a healing yet challenging physical practice of deep core work and standing poses will lead you to strengthen, open and release tension in the body.
We will explore the theme "Lead from the heart", which must not be confused with being flighty and up in the clouds. From my perspective, to truly lead from the heart, we must firmly root ourselves into the earth, we must feel our feet, our legs and the support of the earth beneath us. The morning practice will hence aim to ground us and help us connect with ourselves and everything around us.
After lunch, we will gently move through a more restful and restorative yoga practice followed by a beautiful yoga nidra practice (a lying down meditation), otherwise known as 'yogic sleep'.
For beginners to advanced students. Modifications will also be given for pregnant and postpartum mamas. Every body, age, level, ability is welcome.
Recordings will be available for 1 month for those that cannot join the live sessions (including those in different time zones).
Then, the Food
Fresh Fitness Food is London's elite meal delivery service. They deliver fresh bespoke meals designed by nutritionists and tailored to you.
For the retreat, you will receive breakfast, lunch, a snack and a juice (or 2 snacks if you prefer) right to your door.
Additional meals can be ordered at an additional price for partners/flatmates/kids, or anyone you will be sharing your meals with. Get in touch for pricing and to order.
Once you have booked into the retreat, you will be sent an email with information on how to place your food order with Fresh Fitness Food.
To learn more about them and what they do, please click HERE for their website.
What you will need
A phone/ipad or computer with functioning camera microphone
A good internet connection
Yoga mat (optional - you can practise on carpet)
1-2 Yoga blocks (if you need to purchase some get in touch and I can send you my recommendation)
Eye mask (optional - if you have one)
£58.50 early bird (if booked before Dec 30th - 10% discount)
£65 if booked from Dec 31st
* For those outside of London and Harpenden/StAlbans area, the price is reduced to exclude the food. Click on the button below to book!
Day Retreats are non-cancellable, non-refundable and transferable. You may pass your booking on to a friend at no additional cost. Please notify Nicole via email if a friend will attend in your place.