Restorative Retreat Days with Ruth Polden-*New Date Thursday 28th September
Restorative Retreat with Ruth Polden. Gentle Yoga informed by the Feldenkrais Method.
We are thrilled to welcome Ruth Polden, esteemed Feldenkrais yoga teacher and lecturer, back to Wellbeing in the Wild for a summer series of replenishing retreat days by the lake.
The session is open to all abilities. Ruth is skillful at adapting to meet individual needs, whilst ensuring everyone in the group feels supported and inspired.
We had some excellent feedback from the 2022 sessions, follow this link to read some testimonials from attendees.
The Feldenkrais Method is a safe, gentle approach suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Lessons help you change habitual patterns of posture and self-use and improve your physical comfort. Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting at your computer, playing with your children and grandchildren, re-learn skills and function following an injury or stroke or simply feel more stable and present doing what you love, this respectful approach will give you back more choice, more freedom and more enjoyment.
Through gentle movement combined with directed, relaxed attention, you will increase your ease and range of movement, improve your flexibility and coordination, rediscover graceful, efficient movement and re find your natural ability to move, think and feel with spontaneity, joy and ease. What’s not to like!!
We were overwhelmed by the popularity of the retreats last year and found that we needed to add in extra dates throughout the summer, so as a result, we have scheduled more dates for summer 2023, apologies to anyone who tried to book on last year and wasn’t able to, we hope to see you this year.
The Schedule for the Day:
10:00 am arrival at Lime Cross Nursery, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN274RS, please follow the signs down the driveway to the right of the main building, where Tansy and your host will meet you by the lake.
10:00 am- 10:30 am- meet and greet, teas and coffees and checking for any ailments, relevant health information. This year, we have an inbuilt form on this website when you book, so we will ask you some questions regarding your health, fitness levels, dietary requirements etc, there will also be a short section to fill out on wild swimming safety.
10:30 am- noon – Lake side Nourishing Yoga informed by Feldenkrais class, Ruth will tailor this session to the groups capabilities and ensure that the session is both nurturing and fulfilling for all. Please feel reassured that you do not need any previous experience, equally Ruth will ensure that experienced yoga students feel challenged and engaged.
Noon- Wild Swimming briefing and refreshing apple juice spritz and granola cookie.
12:15 pm- 1:30 pm Take the plunge into the crystal-clear lake, feel invigorated and refreshed and then warm up in the wood fired hot tub!
1:30 pm- 2:30 pm Alfresco two course, seasonal lunch in the vineyard and alcohol-free cocktails.
2:30 pm- Explore the conifer Pinetum, vineyard and ancient woodland, where we will gather in a circle for a 15-minute simple movement meditation.
Ensuring you feel relaxed, replenished and blissed out as we move to the end of the day.
3:30 pm finish the day with two 75 ml tasting size pours of ‘The Secret Vineyard’ white & rosé and homemade cake
Option to purchase bottles of our limited production, ‘Secret Vineyard’ wine at a discounted price.
4:00 pm departure
If you are interested in staying in the ÖÖD Mirror House the night before or after the retreat, please follow this link for more information and photos and email us to book. Retreat guests will receive a discount.