MUM & BABY RETREAT Arundel, West Sussex (3 – 5 October 2017)
- October 2 – 5, 2017
- Arundel, West Sussex
Back by popular demand after the success of our mum & baby retreat in March, you are invited to come spend 3 days on retreat with your baby.
As a mum myself, I know that when a new little one arrives – everything changes! I also know there can sometimes be conflicting energies pulling you towards surrendering yourself to the almost unbearable love for this incredible new person and yet not wanting to lose your own identity amongst the daily (and sometimes never ending!) nappy changes, feeding, sleepless nights…
As the conversation about new mothers often feeling overwhelmed, unsupported and
sometimes lonely in their new role is finally opening up, it is making it ok for mums to say
“Yes. I’m finding this hard.”
Even if you are loving every minute, we all sometimes need a break for a few days just to step away from the hecticness of family life to do yoga, attend inspiring workshops, savour delicious food you don’t have to cook (and clear up!) yourself and spend some quality time bonding with your new baby (especially true for second/third-time mums).
This retreat is for perfectly imperfect ‘real’ mums and their babies (up to 18 months). You don’t need to be amazing at yoga, have an angel baby that is sleeps through the night and you certainly don’t need to worry about any sort of judgement. It’s time created for you – and you can choose what you’d like to take part in. As much or as little as you like.
Its about showing up just as you are and allowing yourself to be the one that is taken care of (for once!) so that you can renew your energy with delicious nutritious food and yoga, restore your confidence with our inspiring workshops and reconnect with yourself with some time out in our beautiful surroundings and making unlimited use of our dedicated creche run by experienced and certified nannies.
Renew your energy. Restore your confidence. Reconnect with yourself.
Your Mum & Baby Retreat includes:
- Two nights accommodation in a private room.
- Access to creche with experienced certified nannies for a break from active mothering.
- Nutritious & organic meals for you and weaned babies prepared by our personal chef.
- Morning invigorating yoga sessions.
- Evening restorative yoga sessions.
- Guided bedtime meditations to relax and still your mind for a deep sleep.
- Essential Oils Workshop – how to use essential oils at home for the health of your whole family.
- Yoga Workshop – an open session where you can ask me the questions you never get to in class, learn the in depth anatomy of certain postures, their benefits and how to do them right!
- Confident Mama Session – opportunity to share your story
- Raw Chocolate Making Workshop – learn how to make delicious chocolate that is actually good for you!
- Unlimited access to indoor heated pool and sauna.
- Access to beautiful treatment room for (optional) massage.
You will feel truly nurtured at our luxurious venue Brooklands Barn – a 19th century converted barn set in 2 acres of land and surrounded by the beautiful countryside and yet only 10 minutes walk from Arundel’s historic city centre and castle.
With a newly built yoga studio with stunning vaulted beamed ceiling and underfloor heating, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, two treatment rooms, huge sitting room with a beautiful inglenook fireplace and extensive gardens, you cannot help but relax and let go of everyday stresses.
Take a deep breath as you look out onto the fields and open spaces and enjoy the wonderful nurturing atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of daily family life. Whether you want to mingle and chat with other mums or take yourself away to snuggle into a book, there is plenty of space to unwind and relax.
As a nutritional therapist – food that makes you feel energised and amazing is a big and important focus on all my retreats. As a passionate foodie – food that tastes delicious is an absolute imperative! Luckily, I work with the best in the food industry to bring you just that – tasty delicious food that you will love and yet is kind on your body.
Yes we will have dessert, but instead of using refined sugar our chefs will create sweet delicacies using natural and nourishing alternatives such as coconut nectar or dates.
Lunch times will be a more informal help yourself buffet affair while you may need to feed your little one too whereas dinner will table service and be served to you just so you can relax and focus on making new connections with our other lovely mums.
Your retreat includes an all day professional nanny service in our specially dedicated creche room that has been carefully designed to keep your baby happy so that you can relax and enjoy your time on the retreat, safe in the knowledge that your baby is being looked after close by.
All nannies are experienced & qualified with current certification and First Aid certification. The nannies are also available to take your baby for a stroll around the gardens, or mind them while they take their nap so you can relax comfortably. We’re here to support you every step of the way.
Let your body be invigorated through our morning yoga sessions and deeply relaxed in our evening restorative sessions. I am specifically trained to teach pre-natal and post-natal classes so you can relax in the knowledge that your participation is safe and you can attend even if you have given birth relatively recently or are a complete beginner.
You can read more about my teaching experience and style here but whether you are a super bendy yogi or would simply like one day to touch your toes I will make sure that each of you benefits from the class and steps out afterwards feeling amazing.
Brooklands Barn, Priory Lane, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0BG
Getting to our venue couldn’t be easier with the excellent road and rail links connecting it to mums across the South of England. London is just 90 minutes and Winchester is 50 minutes away.
You can also travel by train using one of the regular services to Arundel station, which has direct links from London Victoria and London Bridge (1.5 hours) and is a 5 minute drive from Brooklands.
|SMALL DOUBLE (1 available)||549|
|SUPERKING (8 available)||599|
|LARGE SUPERKING* (1 available)||649|
*A real treat with 2 Double beds and private terrace -ideal for two friends sharing or if your mum/ baby’s grandma wanted to join! Email for full details.
Book your place today. You deserve to be nurtured.
Photo credit to Lisa from www.littlebeanies.co.uk who took the beautiful photos of my last mum and baby retreat featured on this page (apart from the rather unglamorous shot of me exhausted and asleep by my newborn daughter, which was taken by my husband!).