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human'S RETREAT

17-20 july 2023, South WALES

Three days of vocal exploration, harmony singing, therapeutic voice work and improvisation, with nourishing food and morning yoga.

Coed Hills Rural Art space is a sustainable community that is situated in the Vale of Glamorgan, around 8 miles west of Cardiff, run on alternative energy, including  wind turbines and biomass underfloor heaters. There is ancient woodland, a human-made lake and a sauna.

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Pond
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McGhee mansion
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What’s included:

 

  • A spacious programme with time to rest, integrate and enjoy the beautiful surroundings

  • Private or shared accommodation in rustic, outdoor huts, cabins and yurts (option for own tents/campervans)

  • Therapeutic vocal exercises and guided somatic journeys

  • Embodied vocal practices and therapeutic voice work to deepen and expand our relationship with our voice

  • Vocal processing techniques to unlock stuck patterns and transform limiting stories and beliefs

  • Gently guided group improvisation and singing games

  • Beautiful harmony songs woven into the journey to uplift the soul and reconnect to our hearts

  • Guided dance journey to free stagnant energy in the body and connect to freedom of movement

  • Nature connection and singing walk

  • Gentle morning yoga

  • Fireside singing and prayers

  • Biodynamic massage (for an additional fee)

  • Daily sharing circle

  • Delicious, organic, plant-based food

Day 1

Arrive from 4pm

Dinner 6:30pm

Opening circle – 7:30pm

Day 2

Breakfast served 7:30am-9:30am

Yoga 8am

Morning session 10am-1pm

Lunch and rest/integration time

Afternoon session 4pm-6pm

Dinner 6:30pm

7:30pm evening session

Day 3

Breakfast served 7:30am-9:30am

Yoga 8am

Morning session 10am-1pm

Lunch and rest/integration time

Afternoon session 4pm-6pm

Dinner 6:30pm

7:30pm evening session

Day 4

Breakfast served 7:30am-9:30am

Yoga 8am

Morning session & closing circle 10am-1pm

Lunch

Yoga:

 

Jessicas classes are a curious exploration along the map of the body. Using imagery, touch and the breath, she invites an expansion from the inside out.

 

Moving between focused alignment, open intuitive movement and core stability, the intention is to facilitate a deeper sense of embodiment, containment and grounding.

 

Her classes are suitable for all bodies and abilities.

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Biodynamic massage:

Biodynamic massage is a psychotherapeutic form of massage concerned with the integration of all aspects of an individual - physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. 

The theory includes an understanding that the digestive system processes and assimilates emotions as well as food. A stethoscope is used to listen to the gut throughout the treatment, providing biofeedback which informs how the client is responding to the touch from moment to moment.

Jessica creates a welcoming and safe container for healing & transformation to occur.

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Biodynamic massage can help with: 

 

  • Restoring well-being and vitality

  • Supporting you at times of stress

  • Bringing inner balance and serenity

  • Alleviating symptoms of a wide range of chronic diseases 

  • And much much more

 

Sessions booked in advance. 55 min session - £60.

 

Day 1, 4pm/5pm

Day 2, 1:45pm/2:45pm

Day 3, 1:45pm/2:45pm

Day 4, 9am

Booking and accommodation: 

There is a range of unique and creative accommodation spaces, including a converted railway carriage, gypsy wagon, shepherds huts and a Mongolian yurt, all supplied with electricity lights and power points, clean fresh linen and a wood burner or electric blankets to keep you warm through the colder evenings. Coed also has an abundance of meadowland available to pitch your own tents if you’d like to get back to nature and a few areas for Motorhomes or Campervans

 

The prices for the different accommodation options are below (please note that these prices are inclusive of all meals and group sessions):​

Price per person:

 

  • The Woody Wagon - Double Bed, w/woodburner, private £495 OR shared (couple/sharing bed) £425

  • Gypsy Wagon - Double Bed, w/woodburner, private £495 OR shared (couple/sharing bed) £425

  • Railway Carriage - Double Bed and double futon, w/woodburner, private £495 OR shared £425

  • Station Wagon -  1 x Double and 2 x Singles beds, w/woodburner, private £495 OR shared £425

  • Shepherds huts - 2 x single beds with electric blankets, private £455 OR shared £395

  • 19ft yurt - 6 x single beds, shared, £395

  • Camping in your own tent/campervan, £355 (limited number available)

Upon booking you will be asked for your first and second accommodation choices. I will endeavour to give everyone their first choice, but please note that accommodation will be assigned in a way that allows the maximum number to attend (up to 20 participants). (Please note, no one will be expected to pay for a higher priced accommodation than they requested). 

Online booking form here

Please return form to Sophia via email sophiaefthimiou@gmail.com, along with your deposit, to book your place. 

I look forward to sharing the journey with you :)

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Dragon wagon
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Railway carriage
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McGhee mansion
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