December Day Retreat Saturday, 1st December.
December, month of parties, presents….and pressure…
December is nearly here with it’s magic, presents, feasting , parties….and also it’s pressure, and responsibility. That, too. As women, there is still a lot of societal pressure on us around Christmas. It’s often women who take on a lot of the emotional labour of organising everything that Christmas entails; from office parties to teacher presents to Christmas presents for family (often including partners family), cooking, hosting, house cleaning and preparation and decoration. Many love the magic of Christmas, but for some it sparks stress, and it can also heighten family and money stresses. Either way it is a busy busy month.
Whilst there’s not much we can do to change it all- we CAN provide a day of retreat amidst the busyness. A day to take time for you.
The focus of this day will be the importance of putting ourselves first. Yes, you first. As women, mothers, sisters, carers and partners this feels radically counter cultural, but it is fundamental to our mental health and happiness. Maybe you know you need to work on this more, or maybe you think you’re actually doing ok, either way we’ll talk about WHY it’s so life changingly important to do this in ALL the different aspects of your life, and how this can make some much needed space for the stuff you want more of. We’ll also walk you through some really practical steps to how to move ahead in a way that puts YOU at the core, and show you that it is anything but selfish to do so.
We’ll enjoy a delicious vegan festive lunch made by Faversham based chef and baker and all round amazing human Hannah Perkin.
You’ll learn how to make a beautiful, abundant herbal wreath to take home with you. This will be on a fresh English moss base. I’ll also demonstrate how to make a fresh greenery garland for your table or mantlepiece, and you’ll take home a little gift from Ray and I home with you too
What you’ll get:
A day long retreat in my home in Faversham. 10am-4.30pm.
A small, intimate group setting of max 12 people including me and Ray.
A group coaching session with Ray Dodd. Her theme for this day retreat will be “you first”, and how to take steps to make space for what you want more of in your life, personally or professionally.
A session led by me on creating soulful spaces at Christmas, using foraged and natural finds.
You’ll learn how to make a beautiful, abundant herbal wreath.
You’ll also learn how to make a fresh greenery garland for your table or mantlepiece.
We’ll eat delicious, super nutritious Vegan lunch by local chef Vegan Perks, around a beautiful table styled by Hannah.
Hannah will also be providing vegan morning snacks and afternoon cake. You won’t be hungry!
A small gift from us for you to take home with you.
Each of our day retreats are themed differently so even if you have been to one before, you’ll be in for a treat. I teach a different type of wreath in each workshop, so even if you’ve made one before, you’ll get to make one with different materials.
This is for you if:
You want to experience the magic of a group of likeminded women, mostly strangers, gathering and sharing together. We welcome mothers and non-mothers alike and often have a mix of both.
You want to make a beautiful herbal Christmas wreath and garland for your home.
You struggle to put your needs first in one or more aspects of your life; personal or professional.
You struggle to make time for self care, even though you totally get how important it is
You would like some really practical tips on how you can put your needs and desires first, wither professionally or personally.
You want to give yourself some space and time to simply devote to your own sweet self in the midst of Christmas season.
You would like to spend some time in an inspiring, nourishing space and eat delicious healthy food.
You want to leave feeling inspired, creative and clear on what to do next to prioritise your wellbeing.
EARLY BIRD tickets are £128 but there are only 4 tickets available and they go quick- be quick to secure those! (SOLD OUT)
Standard tickets are £148
A 2 payment plan tickets are £85 each, total £170. The standard tickets above can be turned into payment plan tickets- email me if you’d like to do this and these have sold out.
A pay what you can place:
When we reach 7 sales, Ray and I offer a discounted “pay-what-you-can" scheme to someone who doesn’t have the funds available to them, and specifically, someone who holds a marginalised identity (LGBTQIA+, black/POC, disabled, low-income, etc.) We trust your disclosure and won’t ask for any ‘proof’. If you're interested in taking us up on this, please email us, and this is awarded on a first come, first served basis.
Tickets are non refundable and non transferable. However if you can sell your ticket, we are happy to transfer the name over.