Sound Beginnings Day Retreat
Saturday 23rd September
Featuring Sound Bath Meditation with Omar Aziz and Spirit of Nature Walk with Naturalist and Author, Ross Gardner.
The Sound and Nature Retreat consists of Sound and Nature Healing complemented with morning coffee, juices and home baked biscuits, Luncheon with an emphasis on fresh Seasonal Produce and Afternoon Tea with cakes and fresh fruit.
This is a Boutique Retreat crafted for only eight persons; a small group will enable quality focus and fulfilment during your workshops.
You will be treated to a warm nurturing Cottage experience just two hours from Central London.
Itinerary A Totally Civilised Affair !
Warm welcome at the Cottage with morning coffee, herbal teas, fresh juices & Home Baked biscuits and fruits.
Meet Omar Aziz, our Sound Therapist, and settle in to Morning Meditation which promises to be at once a both relaxing and powerful experience ! Restoring balance for your personal focus in transformational growth is our starting point with: … sound waves working deep within on a cellular level. Maybe there is something you would like to release or perhaps bring something into your life. The very act of setting intention can help facilitate transformation. Omar Aziz
Luncheon together in the Cottage Dining room, using Seasonal Fresh Produce. Menu to be confirmed shortly. Please advise of any personal preferences and dietary requirements when you book, and we will be happy to cater for you.
1.45 p.m. – 2 p.m
Meet Author and Naturalist Ross Gardner and accompany him on our Spirit of Nature Autumn Walk to the Nature Reserve at Hamford Water. We might even spot some basking seals ! Hamford Water is the location of children’s classic, Secret Water by Arthur Ransome of Swallows and Amazons fame. Spirit of Nature Guided walk promises to be both inspiring and invigorating. Expert Naturalist, Ross, will share his experiences of an environment he understands so well and open our eyes to the seasonal wonders around … we will be in safe hands. This will be a good, long walk but we will have plenty of opportunity to pause and BREATHE in the fresh air and take in our scenic surroundings. Nature England reports the Reserve as being of International importance for breeding little terns, wintering dark-bellied brent geese, wildfowl and waders. Rare plants abound and the marshland skies paint beautiful impressions.
Poem by Ross Gardner
The greening river is scattered with shards
Bluer than the bird bolting upstream.
The sun through a prism has chrystalised,
Separated into splinters of fluttering light.
Or coalesced from the turquoise shadows.
Between wavering locks and half-opened hands.
Expressions of light or water ?
Elements combined into an alchemy
Of old wisdom and long forgotten names.
Please be advised the Spirit of Nature Walk will be around 2.5 hours duration and suitable walking shoes/boots and all weather clothing is necessary.
Approx. 5 p.m.
Arrive back at the Cottage where Afternoon Tea, cakes and fresh fruits etc. are served to draw the day to a peaceful end and sustain you for your journey home.
Booking for 23rd September Sound Beginnings Day Retreat includes: Welcome coffee/beverages, Sound Therapy Meditation & Workshop, 3 Course Luncheon with Seasonal Produce, Spirit of Nature Walk in Nature Reserve guided and escorted by Author and Naturalist, Ross Gardner, Afternoon Tea & Cakes) Total 635.00 GBP
If you would prefer to stay locally overnight before journeying home we can highly recommend The Mistley Thorn (18 mins).