3-day retreat by Retreat Within as seen in The Evening Standard
Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th February 2021
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February Within is the first experience from Retreat Within. A 3-day virtual retreat to explore stillness, wisdom and magic. Cultivated under February’s New Moon of 2021, the programme will guide you through the days- Introspection, Alchemy and Magic. You will experience a palette of tea ceremony, sound bathing, botanical health and more all from the comforts of your home. All you will need is a quiet and comfortable space, no matter how small, to take this journey within.
February Within is brought to you by Jasmin Harsono of Emerald x Tiger and Natasha Anderson of Higher Self. At the heart of the retreat, Jasmin and Natasha seek to create space and clarity for those joining. February Within is a chance to rebalance wellbeing as we acknowledge our interior life under the energies of the New Moon.
A portion of ticket profits will go to Centrepoint, a charity that aims to end youth homelessness in the UK.
Experience: Welcome Meditation
Thursday 11th February, 09:30 GMT
The welcome to the February Within experience will be lead by Mira, who will talk on introspection, the use of rituals and a short breathwork session. This guided practice aims to ground; setting both mind and body up for the days ahead.
Mira is the author of bestselling cookbook Saffron Soul and Prajna Ayurvedic Rituals for Happiness. Mira also founded the chai brand Chai by Mira and is an Integrated Health Practitioner, combining her own heritage of Ayurveda with modern day nutrition and supplements. Mira has also studied breathwork and pranayama.
Ritual: Winter Tea Ceremony
Thursday 11th February, 10:30 GMT
Tea expert Lera will lead a tea ceremony, inviting us to slow down and connect to something eternal within us that is constantly seeking our attention. Something, that, when connected to, can be an incredible source of power, vitality, inspiration and love. Tea ceremony is a beautiful invitation to slow down and go within during the Winter months- a time to press pause in order to recharge, ready for what lies ahead.
Lera Zujeva (With T Lovers)
Lera has been a devoted Student of the Leaf for many years. For centuries, Tea in the form of Chadao Practice has been used by Daoist Sages and Buddhist Monks for alchemy and transformation. Lera holds sacred spaces with the Medicine of Tea in Chadao tradition of Global Tea Hut, facilitating journeys from the head to the heart, to the intimacy of life itself. Tea as a sacred plant medicine creates this space for us to drop into the heart and just be.
Conversation: Winter Growing Tips
Thursday 11th February, 14:00 GMT
Join food expert Xanthe, as we discuss growing tips and recipes to stay nourished for this colder month. Whether you have a garden, balcony or small window space, this talk aims to guide both beginners and keen gardeners during late Winter. The talk will also cover what seasonal veg is available at this time, and some simple recipes to make with it.
Xanthe is a chef, organic grower and baker based in North Wales. She is hugely passionate about strengthening society’s relationships with food provenance and bringing awareness to the negative impacts of industrialised farming and the positive impacts of small scale, regenerative and organic farming. She strives to make this accessible through delicious, simple recipes, sustainability tips, and growing guides. Xanthe also hopes to show the wonders of eating seasonally and locally, and wants everyone to get excited about all kinds of different vegetables in the same way that she does.
Tarot: New Moon Collective Reading
Thursday 11th February, 20:00 GMT
What does 2021 have in store for you and what is coming up for you in the cosmos right now? Intuitive David will provide cosmic insights with a collective Tarot reading for the year ahead.
David is a psychic-medium, astrologer, yoga teacher, artist, and alchemist. For over ten years, he worked as a sales leader and educator for major beauty companies. In an industry that awakens so many insecurities, he realised early on that he loved helping others facilitate their own transformations. David’s path as healer began when he started holding space for others, but his path as an alchemist began when he started holding space for himself.
Workshop: Self-massage and Sound Healing
Friday 12th February, 11:00 GMT
A moment for self care, self love and nurturing this Winter. Beginning with a short breathing exercise to relax the body, practitioner Naomi will guide a self-massage of the head and face to release any tension. The session will flow into a sound bath with Tibetan and Crystal singing bowls, Crystal bell and Koshi chimes, where all you need to do is lie down and relax, allowing the frequencies to soothe the body for wellbeing, peace and auric radiance.
Naomi McLean (Naylou Holistics)
Naomi is a Meditation Teacher and practitioner of Reiki, Seichem, Sound Energy, Sound Energy Therapy and Vibroacoustic Massage. Through creating safe and relaxed spaces, Naomi’s personal journey of self discovery and experiences of anxiety lead her to help others in nurturing their own capacity for self-love and self-empowerment.
Conversation: Herbalism and Self Care for Winter
Friday 12th February, 14:00 GMT
Herbalist Natasha will be discussing how we can incorporate nature into our self care regimes this Winter. With more of us living in small or busy spaces during global lockdowns, this conversation aims to focus on bringing the outdoors inside and how we can make the most of what we can bring home from our local neighbourhood parks. She will be discussing foraging in park spaces and how we can use these gifts of nature in our beauty and kitchen spaces to support our wellbeing.
Natasha Richardson (Forage Botanicals)
Natasha is a medical herbalist passionate about women’s empowerment through education and embodiment. She founded Forage Botanicals after having suffered for years with severe period pain that was not linked to illness. After her pain was ignored by medical professionals, Natasha embarked on a huge journey to find what worked for her whilst taking a degree in herbalism. Natasha now offers products and courses to bring those answers to others with similar problems.
Experience: Winter Ceremony
Friday 12th February, 20:00 GMT
A ceremonial exploration of ancient rituals and soul nourishing practices that can be used to find peace, warmth and relaxation during the cold, dark months of winter. Guided by wellbeing practitioner Rebecca Moore, the session will include an aura cleansing practice, fiery breathwork, and a guided heart warming meditation.
Rebecca is certified in yoga, mindfulness, reiki and spiritual mentorship who aims to unearth love and inspire unfoldment. With a background in entrepreneurship, mentorship and coaching, her practice incorporates mindfulness, meditation and reiki – fusing western and ancient techniques, grounded in love, presence and connection. Rebecca creates soulful spaces for individuals and groups to share openly, explore curiously and transform deeply.
Conversation: Ayurvedic Living
Saturday 13th February, 12:00 GMT
For centuries, Ayurvedic practices have been used to create balance and peace within the body and mind. Ayurvedic health coach Carina will discuss the benefits of this holistic and ancient system, giving tips along the way for accessible ways of incorporating Ayurveda into contemporary life.
The most beautiful path we can ever explore is the one inward, coming home to our authentic selves and discovering who we really are. Founder of CiCis Ayurveda, Carina is an Ayurvedic Health Coach and Energy Healer, who aims to restore the balance of the mind, body and spirit through Ayurveda. Carina specialises in mental, emotional, and spiritual health and uses practical tools to guide others to heal naturally.
Experience: New Moon Crystal Meditation and Sound Bath BUY tickets for this session only click here
Saturday 13th February, 20:00 GMT
Join Estelle for a Crystal/ Angelic Meditation to align with the New Moon, as we harness the magic to manifest our futures. The New Moon offers us an opportunity to release everything that we have learnt no longer serves us. This phase is about sowing the seeds for what lies ahead. Jasmin Harsono will end the session and close the retreat by guiding you through a deep and healing sound session bringing you into a place of stillness to embody all that you have received over the course of the weekend. Relax into a sound bath with elevated sonic sounds and intuitive soulful vocals whilst accessing a state of deep relaxation, calm and connection.
Estelle has been supporting others to find more love, and connection in their lives for over 20 years. A fourth generation psychic, meditator since the age of 6 years old and having learnt TM (Transcendental Meditation), Estelle’s journey of the Soul has been an integral part of her life since the start. She is committed to helping others heal, express truth and embrace and embody their true joy and potential using the Angels and her Spirit Guides.
Please note: All sessions will be held on the Kuula video platform, click link to buy your subscription. When you buy the subscription you will gain full access to the lives and recordings until 20th Feb. Please remember to add each session to your schedule. For help please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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