Ember - Women's Woodland Wellbeing Retreat 5th October

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Forest Friends Cleeve Wood

Ferry road

Hanham

Bristol

BS15 3nu

United Kingdom

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Connect with nature

Reconnect with your self

* Bushcraft * Yoga * Mindfulness * Forest Bathing * Self Care *

Bushcraft meets Yoga in this mini 3 hour retreat in a beautiful, private woodland in Hanham.

Spend time in the woods with our qualified and enthusiastic instructors Nic & Tash.

Nic will guide you through the art of fire-lighting alongside mindful activities and natural crafts and Tash will lead you in an hour long yoga workshop inspired by the surrounding, ancient woodland.

There will be a campfire with hot drinks and delicious snacks and time to relax, reflect and chat in a welcoming space.

Why the woods?

Our ancient woodland is beautiful in all weathers and seasons and spending time there always makes us feel good! Scientists have now proven what we felt all along - Spending time in the forest is good for us! Studies have suggested that connecting with nature: reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, improves immunity and accelerates recovery from illness or trauma.

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing (Shinrin-yoku) and mindfulness, our women-only sessions are a space for you to connect with nature, learn new bushcraft skills, have a chat over a campfire cuppa and dedicate some time to your own well-being.

Why take time for yourself?

You can’t pour from an empty cup!

We need to take care of ourselves first!

Our world is so full of pressure and expectation, endless to do lists and the media telling us we simply aren’t enough. Well we say enough! Take some time just for yourself, reconnect with how you are feeling, have a giggle, chat around the campfire and learn some new skills!

Woodland Yoga

Included is an hour's yoga and meditation in the woodland setting. We will connect to the breath, move our bodies in time with the trees and end with a meditation under plenty of blankets.

All levels of yoga experience welcome. Yoga mats, blankets and equipment will be provided

What to expect

Our 3 hour sessions all take place in our beautiful, private woodland in Hanham, Bristol.

Fire-lighting workshop

Woodland yoga workshop

Campfire with hot drinks and snacks.

There will be creative activities to join in with or crafts made from woodland materials.

Every session will include times of reflection and short mindfulness exercises to allow you to check in with how you are feeling.

There will be no compulsory activities and everything is opt-in at your own time and pace.

Plenty of parking and a private, clean camping toilet. A huge canopy to keep us dry if it's raining!

Who are the facilitators?


Nic has over 10 years experience of working with children; is a qualified primary school teacher and is a qualified Forest School leader (L3).
She believes that everyone needs more opportunities to be in wild spaces, play outside and interact with nature. She is fully insured, DBS checked and 'Outdoor First Aid' qualified.

Tash has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaches in Bristol. She has a strong interest in the therapeutic aspect of yoga, and believes it is much more than asana. Her classes incorporate philosophy, pranayama and mudras to build awareness and clarity in the body and mind. One of her yoga classes was recentlyfeatured as one of 5 top yoga sessions in Bristol.

Terms and Conditions

Spaces are limited so booking in advance is essential.

Find out when the next session will be by checking our Facebook page, Eventbrite page or sending us an email.

Sessions take place in all weathers except high winds. You will be notified and refunded if a session has to be cancelled due to staff illness or adverse weather.

Bookings are non-refundable.

Sessions are designed for women, and those who identify as women, aged 16 upwards.

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Forest Friends Cleeve Wood

Ferry road

Hanham

Bristol

BS15 3nu

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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