I’m just a little bit overwhelmed and so darn excited to finally be able to offer you this marvellous weekend.
Over the past year I’ve orchestrated three one day workshops under the umbrella term of ‘The Artist’s Date’ - all as ground work and in someway anticipation of this retreat. I wanted to see what my experience was of creating this work and whether there was a call for it before I took it to the next stage.
Well the feedback to be frank, has been nothing less than phenomenal and it has been a total joy to curate and experience.
The Artist’s Dates workshops and this weekend (and my mentoring if I’m honest), have all been born out of a growing dissatisfaction and frustration with the dogmatic world of yoga. I began to feel isolated and misunderstood, very confused about what I wanted to teach and who would want to learn from me. I wanted to investigate if and how yoga still served me in my life beyond the landscape of what I was experiencing. All of the workshops were born from the question ‘what if we could use yoga as a springboard for further exploration into our unique and hard wired need for creativity and self expression?’
It’s with great joy that I can now offer you this weekend. It will be unlike anything else I’ve ever organised, I can feel that in my bones!
Is this for you?
Do you wonder what yoga has to do with anything?
Do you find yourself wondering often if you still want to teach?
Do you wonder regularly if you’re doing it all wrong?
Do you find yourself thinking regularly that there must be more to it?
Do you ever feel stuck/ bored/ rebellious/ isolated/ like the black sheep and like you often want to scream endlessly into your pillow at the thorough dissonance of it all…
Do you want to explore and learn and grow as a person both within and outside of the world of yoga and not feel so squeezed and labelled endlessly?
Then this is probably for you.
Facilitators are still to be announced but rest assured they’ll be pretty amazing. Naturally. x
About Florence House
On the brow of Seaford Head, Sussex, sits Florence House; rock solid in the sea air and surrounding wild landscape. In many ways its situation is a metaphor for its life’s purpose – a haven for the spirit however the wind blows. It’s a much loved venue for life enhancing workshops, retreats, weddings and conferences. In essence, it lovingly embraces divine inspiration, the sacredness and potential of each individual and the healing power of the landscape in which it sits.
The beautiful interior of the house itself, the abundant gardens, the proximity to the sea and the wildness of the Downs, make Florence House ideal for retreats and workshops involving personal development and transformation.
Florence House can accommodate 24 people and there are a choice of rooms from singles to triples based on your needs. All bedrooms have lovely scenic views either of the Downs or the Estate.
The venue supplies all bedlinen and towels.
As much as possible all the food is grown within the gardens or locally sourced.
Friday – Sunday 27th-29th March 2020 inclusive
Our schedule and facilitating teachers are still to be finalised but you can expect top draw on all levels. Over the course of the weekend (midday Friday through to Sunday afternoon) we’ll be highly involved in something similar to the following:
6.00pm Opening Circle
7.00-8.00pm Evening practice
8.00-10.00am Morning practice
1.00-3.00pm Afternoon workshop
5.00-7.00pm Free time
8.00pm Kirtan, voicework & meditation
8.00-10.00am Morning practice
12.00-2.00pm Afternoon workshop
2.00-3.00pm Closing circle
4 singles @ £ 525
7 twins @ £ 485
2 triples @ £ 455
This includes EVERYTHING – meals, accommodation, all workshops and yoga sessions.
Priority will be given to the following:
Anyone attending the 2020 Elevate mentorship
Previous attendees of either a Liberate or Elevate 6 month mentorship
Any previous L&E teacher’s retreat
Any Artist’s Date workshop
Please apply by sending an application to Naomi directly. It’s important that the right group gathers so please be as honest as you can!