£78 per person which includes homemade dinner, dessert and refreshments
LIMITD SPACES. Only 8 people per retreat.
Unwind and relax at our first Ash Farm evening retreat with the emphasis on allowing time and space to disconnect from your daily routine, to slow down, destress and escape the pressures of everyday life. This special retreat is about your overall wellbeing, calming the mind through movement, meditation, reflexology and sound. Your wellness takes centre stage during this relaxing and informative experience, so that you leave rested and ready to fall into a great nights sleep.
The evening will consist of:
4.15pm Arrive at Ash Farm
4.30pm – 5.30pmHatha Yoga practice with Hilary Westlake (In the new studio space. Please bring a pillow or towel that can be rolled up)
5.30pm – 6.00pm Hand Reflexology Self Care Talk/Demonstrations with Judith Bolton (Situated in the Ash Farm Cafe)
6.00pm – 6.45pm Homemade Soup with fresh bread and dessert, followed by coffee/tea or herbal tea (Situated in the Ash Farm Cafe)
6.45pm -7.20pmMeditation Circle with Hilary Westlake (In the new studio. Please bring blanket and pillows)
7.20pm – 7.35pm Relax, Rest and Reflect A few minutes to relax with a snuggly blanket/candles and enjoy a milky hot chocolate and fresh fruit (In the main cafe area)
7.35pm- 8.30pm Himalayan Singing Bowls with Geraint Thomas of G Nature & Wellbeing to conclude the evening. – please bring pillows, blankets, eye masks
8.30pm – Nos da pawb – drift home ready for a great nights sleep. 🏼
1 Hour Hatha Yoga:
This practice will focus on mindful movement. It is designed to connect mind with body via the breath, and to instil an enhanced feeling of calmness and wellbeing as we approach the end of the day.
Hilary is a qualified Hatha yoga teacher who particularly likes practising yoga in settings where the connection with the natural world is strongest. She firmly believes that by weaving yoga principles regularly through everyday life, healthier relationships with self and others can be nourished.
45 minute Meditation Circle With Hilary Westlake
This experience will build on the mindful principles experienced in the yoga practice. Using contemplation and breathwork techniques, you will be guided through a variety of mindful activities which aim to keep you fully focussed in the present. Through applying such approaches, we are able to slow the mind and calm the body, thus enhancing self awareness.
Regular self-practice of meditational techniques can help us cope with stress and anxiety in our daily lives, building resilience and nurturing wellbeing. You will come away with strategies and ideas which will hopefully ground and support you in day to day living.
Hand Reflexology Self Help Talk and demonstration with Judith Bolton.
Reflexology is an ancient therapy that has been practised for over 5000 years, based on the theory that different points on the feet, face and hands correspond with different areas of the body and that working on these reflex points stimulates the nervous system and opens the energy pathways that may be blocked or congested. Helping to aid with relaxation and reducing the negative effects of stress on the body, helping to improve overall wellbeing.
We all dream of a good night’s sleep but, for some it’s a struggle – self-help hand reflexology techniques, could help towards resolving your sleep problems.
Clinical reflexologist Judith will guide you through self-massage techniques to aid sleep issues.
Himalayan Singing Bowls
Experience the dreamy sounds of the Himalayan Singing Bowls as they reverberate across the room. These bowls have been carefully selected to include closely matched frequencies that create Binaural Beats when certain bowls are combined.
As a result our busy brains slow down their vibrating frequencies through a process classed Brainwave Entrainment from a busy Beta Brainwave state, through a more dreamy and creative Alpha Brainwave state, towards a deeper subconscious Theta Brainwave state, which is associated with REM sleep and meditation.