Rejuvenate - A Morning Retreat in Poetry and Yoga

Saturday 8th May - Online with Kitty Billings and Rebecca Tantony

‘Rejuvenate’ is a morning Yoga and Poetry Retreat, in which we unite the body and mind so as to access greater creativity, expression and confidence. Here, we enter a space where possibility becomes limitless and through the physical and mental, we are able to rejuvenate the senses and enter the magic of creation.

 

In this intimate and nurturing space, we gather to explore language and expression, combining a morning yoga practice aimed to ignite and expand. We believe, the more we enter both the body and heart, the more we understand the self. As a result, participants are able to leave the morning retreat feeling rejuvenated, inspired and able to live from a more expansive and limitless place. The Creative writing is open to anyone, you do not need experience writing, or have to share your writing out loud, it is a chance to ignite a sense of wonder and experimentation with language. A chance to express and explore. We aim to evoke deep feelings and care around how we use this practice to inspire us, how we can live a more connected existence, allowing us the freedom to make choices that better support our lives and in turn our spirit.

 

Yoga

The practise of yoga for this day retreat will begin with a gentle exploration of the potent healing of movement and breath. We will invite our whole being to spiral out of heaviness and into a renewed body and mind. This yoga class is open to all levels, suitable for the beginner and the seasoned yoga student. Arrive with openness to feel into the power of movement and the healing of stillness.

 

 

Creative Writing

We all have a story and our own way of sharing it, using Creative Writing to explore the theme of ‘Rejuvenate’ as an avenue to come back to our bodies, use our voice and examine the self. We will look at tools, technique and prompts for writing, as well as creation, editing and avenues to access greater ways to creatively soar. For those who have never taken pen to paper, self to the stage, and for those more experienced but wanting to expand or explore other areas of creativity, these creative writing workshops combine group work with individual focus, making sure everybody has the chance to create something unique to them.

Schedule

9:00-10:30 Yoga

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Creative Writing

Investment

£30 each or bring a friend for £25 per person

To book please Paypal to: words@rebecca-tantony.com

Or email: rebeccatantony@gmail.com to make a BACS transfer.

Renewal: An in-person Retreat in Poetry and Yoga

Saturday 12th June, with Kitty and Rebecca Tantony.

 

In-person, near Falmouth, Cornwall.

 

‘Renewal’ is a one day Yoga and Poetry Retreat, in which we unite the body and mind so as to access greater creativity, expression and confidence. Here, we enter a space where possibility becomes limitless and through the physical and mental, we are able to rejuvenate the senses and enter the magic of creation.

 

Nestled in the treetops in the beautiful Cornish Countryside, this is the perfect environment to rejuvenate and renew the self. Finding inspiration through nature and community.

 

In this intimate and nurturing space, we gather to explore language and expression, combining a morning yoga practice aimed to ignite and expand. We believe, the more we enter both the body and heart, the more we understand the self. As a result, participants are able to leave the morning retreat feeling rejuvenated, inspired and able to live from a more expansive and limitless place. The Creative writing is open to anyone, you do not need experience writing, or have to share your writing out loud, it is a chance to ignite a sense of wonder and experimentation with language. A chance to express and explore. We aim to evoke deep feelings and care around how we use this practice to inspire us, how we can live a more connected existence, allowing us the freedom to make choices that better support our lives and in turn our spirit.

 

Creative Writing

We all have a story and our own way of sharing it, using Creative Writing to explore the theme of ‘‘Renewal’’ as an avenue to come back to our bodies, use our voice and examine the self. We will look at tools, technique and prompts for writing, as well as creation, editing and avenues to access greater ways to creatively soar. For those who have never taken pen to paper, self to the stage, and for those more experienced but wanting to expand or explore other areas of creativity, these creative writing workshops combine group work with individual focus, making sure everybody has the chance to create something unique to them.

 

Yoga

The practise of yoga for this day retreat will begin with a gentle exploration of the potent healing of movement and breath. We will invite our whole being to spiral out of heaviness and into a rejuvenated body and mind. This practice is open to all levels, suitable for the beginner and the seasoned yoga student. Arrive with openness to feel into the power of movement and the healing of stillness.

 

Meditation

We round off our day retreat with the opportunity to bring it all together by finding stillness, the ability to pause, listen and renew ourselves on all levels. 

 

Food

To complement this day retreat we are thrilled to be offering you an Ayurvedic vegan lunch - light, wholesome food cooked with the principles of Ayurveda to support and nourish our digestive health. In Ayurvedic nutrition we understand food through the six tastes or rasas, these are Sweet (water and earth), Sour (fire and water), Salt (fire), Pungent (air and fire), Astringent (water and air) and Bitter (air). All six tastes are favoured when adopting a tridoshic, balanced diet and from this form foundations for a strong, healthy and balanced body. Kitty will be crafting an exclusive Ayurvedic meal with seasonal, local produce to help enhance our Agni (digestive fire) and balance the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha). 

Schedule:

 

9:00am Arrival

9:30 - 10:00am Juice and introduction circle

10:00 - 11:30am Yoga

11:30 - 12:00pm Bliss balls and coffee break

12:00 - 1:00pm Silent creative nature walk

1:00 - 2:00pm Ayurvedic lunch

2:00 - 3:30pm Creative Writing

3:30 - 4:00pm Closing Circle

4:00 - 4:30pm Meditation

5:00pm The end

Investment

£80 each

To book please Paypal to: words@rebecca-tantony.com

Or email: rebeccatantony@gmail.com to make a BACS transfer.

Co-Facilitator Rebecca Tantony

 

Rebecca Tantony is a writer and facilitator fascinated by understanding the messy and wild human experience in greater depth. A poet and writer living and working in Bristol, England, she has read on the BBC, Radio Four, and was featured within The Guardian, who have described her writing as, 'Mesmerising.' In 2017 she received an MA in Creative Writing and a distinction for her final manuscript. She is the author of collections 'Talk You Round Till Dusk,' (Burning Eye, 2015) ‘All The Journeys I Never Took,’ (Burning Eye, 2017) and her third collection, funded by The Arts Council U.K, ‘Singing My Mother’s Song,’ which was released in June 2019. For the past two years, Rebecca has taught Creative Writing to BA students at Bath Spa University. For seven years she has taught workshops in schools as part of the secondary curriculum, outside of schools to those excluded from education to ex-offenders, primary and the elderly. Rebecca believes everyone has a story and a unique way of telling it, with the right techniques and tools the route to creation is opened up and the opportunity to express becomes limitless.

www.rebecca-tantony.com/facilitate

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