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Winter Solstice Half Day Retreat: Gong Bath & Restorative Yoga, Nidra & Tea

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Richard Benson Hall

276 Cowley Road



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Join us for a beautiful community evening to mark the changing of the seasons and honouring the planet's New Year. Rest, Retreat, Restore x

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Honour the changing of the seasons and 'see in' the Real New Year: The Winter Solstice :)

Join us for a half day retreat before Silly-Season begins.

Top yourselves up, nourish, nurture, relax and revive.

Begin the afternoon by setting up your 'cosy-comfy-cavern', enjoying delicious teas and settling into the space.

This is followed by a lovely, gentle & relaxing Restorative Yoga practice, going into a Yoga Nidra Relaxation.

Kwali will Gong Bath us into the sunset, which is of course, the actual new year for the planet!

Half Day Winter Solstice Retreat 'Flow & Weave'

1pm - 1.30pm Arrivals, Teas & Opening Introduction

1.30pm - 3pm Restorative Yoga & Nidra with Rach

3pm - 4.15pm Gong Bath with Kwali

4.15pm - 4.30pm Closing & Teas

4.30-5.30pm Meals with Shakti Kitchen (if you have bought a meal ticket, please see below)

For those of you who choose to FEAST WITH US after the brilliance described above, Shakti Kitchen are taking pre-bookings for their amazing Malaysian curry: organic, home made, vegan meal which you can either eat with us at the space or take away with you in our compostable boxes.

Shakti Kitchen are Oxford's top caterers.

They provide sumptuous & scrumptious nourishment without scrimping on amounts or quality & have a tendency to over deliver on all levels.

ANY AGE ANY ABILITY ANY BODY can do all of the relaxation and meditation.

Early Bird Tickets are just £30 (before November 1st)

Middle Bird Tickets are £35 (November 1st - December 1st)

Late Bird Tickets are £45 (December 1st - December 21st)


Order via PayPal by 'friends and family' only and NOT business to

rachelcox@live.co.uk with reference WINTER SOLSTICE

Pre-Booked Delicious Organic Malaysian Meal & Desert only £15

Bought on the day £20

Food orders to Shaktikitchen@gmail.com


Richard Benson Hall is lovely and warm but we want to make sure you have everything you need to maintain a comfortable body temperature. Please see the What To Bring section, below.

Parking: only street parking is available at the church.

Arrive at least 20 minutes early to get your spot.

Public Transport is excellent to the Cowley Road.

Restorative Yoga is a deeply nourishing, non-physically-challenging, inward practice.

No experience necessary. No flexibility necessary.

Ideal for those of us who are worn out, tired, feeling 'flat', stressed, low energy or 'burnt out'. It is the most wonderful treat to yourself in the winter months when we should ideally be slowing down and hibernating. Restorative Yoga is there for us!

The Gong Bath / Healing Sound Journey is a lay down relaxation for all levels and abilities. No experience required. The Gong's Sound Waves bath your mind and your body. Your brain is taken on a deeply relaxing journey through sound, quite often resulting in a bit of a much needed sleep.

Kwali is the most experienced Gong Master I have ever worked with and all of her gigs are sold out, so please do not miss this opportunity to get a bit of her magic at this dark but delicious time of year.

What To Bring:

Yoga Mat / Camping Mat for underneath you (keeps you warm)

Hot Water Bottle

Duvet / Blankets / Pillow

Slippers / Thick Socks


Water Bottle (non single use plastic)

Tea Mug

Plate For Food (Cutlery too)


Eye Mask or Scarf

Bolster / strap / blocks (if you have them)

Take Away Box if you are taking food away.

There will be a couple of lovely stalls for you to buy last minute seasonal treats, should you need!

Susie of Alchemisty will have her organic body, face and skin care range.

Molly will have her amazing home made vegan candles made with essential oils 'Littlemore Candles'.

Any questions, please do feel free to email us at rachelcox@live.co.uk

www.omandbass.co.uk - go to events to find the Half Day Retreat.

Kids over 10 years old are welcome.

With love

Rach & Kwali xxx

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