July 31st – 2nd August 2020
Walking, Yoga, Meditation, Silence – Returning Home to Ourselves with Roz Robinson:
Our lives in recent months have been turned upside down. The world that we knew has changed beyond recognition. So what now? How do we move forward in ourselves and in our lives to make the most positive use of this unaccustomed reality that now presents us?
This retreat will allow you the opportunity to step back from your current situation, to make the time and space for yourself with others in nature, to reflect, reconnect and realign yourself in a calm, supportive and safely held environment. There will be periods of silence for everyone and those of you who prefer will have the option to remain in silence throughout.
We are extraordinarily fortunate and privileged in that Gayles is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by National Trust, Country Park and Forestry Commission land which allows us open access to the most stunningly beautiful landscape all around.
- – The walks de-stress and ground us; giving us the opportunity to reconnect with nature.
- – Gentle yoga with breath work helps to restore the natural equilibrium of the body and mind before meditation.
- -Meditationgivesusabetterunderstandingofthemind,theopportunityto observe our thoughts and to learn how to focus our awareness.
Silence might seem a little strange and peculiar to you if you have not experienced it before but actually it is a very helpful container in which we can let go of habitual conditioning that drives our behaviour. It is the jewel that shines a light on our true inner being – giving us the opportunity to listen to the intuitive part of ourselves.
Roz has an open, grounded and warm approach; her practice is gentle, deep and rewarding. You can expect a special weekend where you will be guided through some of the most beautiful landscape in England, safely held in silence with the time and space to allow you to explore your self and to reconnect with nature. This is a retreat to revive, calm and inspire you and is suitable for both experienced practitioners and people new to yoga, meditation and/or to silence although, of course, you will need to be of average fitness for the walks.
The teaching is offered on a donation-only basis and you will be given the opportunity to make a financial contribution at the end of the weekend
The cost for dormitory accommodation (or camping) and vegetarian meals, including refreshments, is £160 for the whole retreat (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon).
This retreat is open to everyone, however, please bear in mind that the walks will be up to two and a half hours long over the South Downs. Please also remember that a retreat needs to be approached with a degree of care and respect, both for ourselves and for others, and we ask that you participate fully in the schedule.
Given the current uncertainty, please just email us to register your interest and we will reserve a provisional place for you. If we are able to go ahead as planned we will ask you to pay a deposit of £80 to secure your place (with the balance due no less than two weeks before the start of the retreat).