Ex:hale / 22 May 2021

*Limited space available!*

exhale (verb) : to take a breath out

A  full day nourishing retreat for mums, space to rest, restore and replenish. Learn holistic therapy techniques to support your mental and physical health.

Scroll to bottom for the full schedule.

  • Saturday 22 May 2021
  • 10am to 5pm
  • £150 including guided self massage practice, 2 energising and relaxing movement sessions​, breath work, meditation, nutrition and holistic wellbeing workshops, nourishing lunch and snacks, immersion in nature, ceremony, intention setting & journalling
  • Samsara Retreat, Clements Cottage, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5JP
  • Limited to 15 spaces to comply with social distancing rules
  • Suitable for all levels

*Covid Cancellation* 

Full refund if event is cancelled more than 30 days before the start date due to government restrictions otherwise an alternative date will be offered. Ticket is transferable by the buyer if she/he is unable to come due to illness or self-isolation. Please read our booking policy before you purchase your ticket.

Venue

Join us at Samsara Retreat in Kent, a unique luxury countryside venue in Kent, set in beautiful landscaped gardens.

FULL SCHEDULE FOR EX:HALE

10.00 am  to 10.30 am Opening Welcome & Intention Setting 

10.30 am to 10.40 am Grounding Breath work and Visualisation with Rachel

10..40 am to 11.40pm Guided Self Massage & Embodied Dynamic Yoga with Sara

11.40 pm to 11..50 pm Body Scan Relaxation with Sara

11.50 to 12pm Rest Break with hot drinks and healthy snacks available.

12pm to 12.30pm Every Day Mindfulness / Workshop with Amanda

12.30pm to 1pm Rest Break and Mindful Walk in Nature

1pm to  1.45pm Lunch

1.45pm to 2.15pm Eating for energy / Workshop with Amanda

2.15pm – 2:30pm Calming breathing session + future self meditation with Amanda

2.30pm to 3.15pm Discussion Group & Journalling 

3.15 pm to 3.30 pm Rest Break

3.30 pm to 4.30 pm Shake-out + Yin Yoga with Rachel

4.30pm to 4.45 pm Closing Thanks

FULL DESCRIPTION

10.00 am  to 10.30 am Opening Welcome & Intention Setting 

Sit down, relax and share a hot drink with us. We will introduce ourselves and the intent for ex:hale. This is a day for you to breathe out and let go of any anxiety and stress.

We invite you to bring a journal with you and will pose some questions for you to think about during your day. 

10.30 am to 10.40 am Grounding Breath work and Visualisation with Rachel

Practicing conscious breath work can change how you feel and help you manage anxiety and stress. You will learn a simple grounding breath and be guided through a grounding meditation to settle your mind and body.

Rachel Bednarski is a yoga teacher and wellbeing writer. 

https://www.rachelbednarski.com

10.40 am to 11.40pm Guided Self Massage & Embodied Dynamic Yoga with Sara

Emotional tension is stored in our body as muscular tightness and, sometimes, pain. You will be guided you through a relaxing self massage practice to release tension in the body, in particular focusing on the neck and shoulders. 

The massage will flow naturally into an embodied yoga practice to open the chest and heart, helping you let go of any physical and emotional stress. 

This practice is suitable for all levels.

Sara Smyth is a yoga teacher, wellbeing writer and massage therapist, specialising in wellbeing for women.

www.mamaloveyogalondon.com

11.40 pm to 11.50 pm Body Scan Meditation with Sara

A 10 minute guided meditation to draw awareness to your body. Time for you to lie back and relax. 

11.50 to 12pm Rest Break with hot drinks.

12pm to 12.30pm Everyday Mindfulness / Workshop with Amanda

What is mindfulness, how does it benefit it us and how can we incorporate mindfulness into our busy mum lives?

Amanda Ashy Boyd is a holistic clinical nutritionist and mindfulness teacher for adults and children,

https://linktr.ee/amandaashyboyd

12.30pm to 1pm Rest Break and Mindful Walk in Nature

Explore the gardens of Samsara and soak in the healing energy of nature, while we set up for lunch.

1pm to  1.45pm Lunch catered and served by Samsara

1.45pm to 2.15pm Eating for energy / Workshop with Amanda

What foods should we eat and avoid if we want to boost our vitality? 

An overview of the most energy-giving foods, simple meal ideas for the whole family and quick pick me up snacks for mums.

3.15pm – 3:30pm Calming breathing session + future self meditation with Amanda

2.30pm to 3.15pm Discussion Group & Journalling 

4.15 pm to 4.30 pm Rest Break

3.30 pm to 4.30 pm Shake-out + Yin Yoga with Rachel

Shake Out is a fun, free, powerful practice of intuitive movement to release stress and the stuck energy we hold in our bodies to great music! Rather than the overly guided classes we’re used to taking, Shake Out invites you let go of the idea of being ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ and worrying about how you look and instead guides you to tune into your own body and let it lead you towards what FEELS good!

Yin yoga is every mum’s dream—even if you don’t know it yet!

We live in a world of yang energy: activity, momentum, work, noise, stress, hustle. In yin yoga, we surrender to the opposing energy of yin — the rest, surrender, peace, and stillness. It’s the antidote to modern motherhood.

You’ll be guided through a series of long hold postures on the floor using blankets, props and gravity to gently open, stretch, and release the body whilst giving the mind space to slow down, too.

4.30pm to 4.45 pm Closing Thanks & Goody Bag

We are sending all our mama tribe home with goodies to keep the wellbeing flowing. 

This will include lovely items in a goody bag AND complimentary online wellness offerings. 

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