End of Summer day retreat
22nd September at Elmley Nature Reserve, Kent
Join us for a stunning day retreat at Elmley Nature Reserve and soak up the last that the summer has to offer us.
After a day of creative workshops, yoga and delicious food, all steeped in nature, you will leave feeling restored, calm, reconnected and inspired by the world around you.
Over the course of the day, we will ignite your creative side, with a Styling with Nature session led by Hannah Bullivant, we will reconnect you to nature with a nature safari through the reserve and restore your sense of calm with a grounding yoga practice in nature with Kim Hill. You will of course also enjoy a delicious lunch as well as teas, coffees and cakes!
Our base for the day will be one of Elmley’s bird watching hides, so it will be incredibly atmospheric and abundant with nature. Because of this, places are limited, so be sure to secure your place today. Full retreat schedule below.
Rough schedule for the day
10 am - Arrive at Elmley, welcomed with a warm cup of coffee or tea and a delicious slice of cake to keep you going
10.30 am - Nature safari. We will walk together through the reserve, observing the abundant wildlife and nature around us and learn about the inspiring conservation programme at Elmley
11 am - Once we have settled in to the hut, our experienced yoga teacher, Kim Hill, will guide us through a gentle practice. We will focus on completely letting go and we will move with ease and love. After a long savasana, you will be in a deep state of relaxation and probably also ready for some lunch!
1 pm - Lunch, a delicious vegetarian lunch packed up for you to enjoy on the reserve or in the hide. We use Macknades for all our food and source local seasonal produce where possible.
2.30 pm - Styling With Nature with Hannah Bullivant. Hannah will guide you on how to make your own hand tied posie to take home, using nature as your inspiration. She will also share with you some tips on how you can incorporate nature into your home.
4.30 pm - Close of the retreat
As on all of our retreats, we will be offering one community place for the End of Summer day retreat. This place is heavily discounted and is for someone that for whatever reason, can’t afford to come. No judgements, this place is really special to us and it’s our way of giving back. If you are interested, please email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our chief organiser and yoga teacher. Kim will be answering all your emails and putting together the nitty gritty of the retreat, but once you are there, she will also be leading your daily yoga and meditation. Her relaxed and informal classes will take you out of your mind and back into your body.
Stylist and blogger, Hannah believes in a wilder, slower more joyful way of life. Hannah is incredibly talented and one of the most creative people we know. She will be leading our creative workshops and inspiring us to make with our hands.
Georgina and Gareth Fulton
This husband and wife team have created the most incredible place at Elmley Nature reserve and we can’t wait to share it with you. Gareth will be leading our seashore safari, which was one of our most popular activities on our last retreat.