New Year Women's retreat
Jan 3-6, florence house, Seaford

A three day residential retreat, in a stunning Sussex seaside location, to rediscover our embodied voice and reconnect with our true nature as sound beings.

The beginning of the year is a time to tune in with our deepest intentions. It is also a potent time to let go of the parts of us that hold us back from living our most optimal lives. This retreat is for anyone who wants to nurture their relationship with their voice and empower themselves to express more freely.

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"Sounding is the most direct way to experience our true essence and connect to our hearts."

Some of us know, and some are yet to discover, the healing power of sound and voice work for personal and collective transformation. Everything has a vibrational frequency. Through working consciously with sound and intention we can shift our own frequencies, enabling stuck patterns to unravel. When we sound together in a group we create a morphic field of resonance where the sound waves ripple out, within, and then beyond, the group, affecting the wider sphere of existence.

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As women many of us have experienced, whether consciously or otherwise, feeling shut down around our vocal expression. Society has imposed ideas around the “feminine” that don’t allow for the full depth and breadth of what it is to be a woman. We may have adopted ideas around certain sounds being acceptable – that we have to sound sweet, gentle and pretty to get our needs met. When we take the lid off and allow our voices to sound freely, old stories and hidden emotions can be re-written and released. We also find we are able to access a deep-rooted source of strength from within. Through therapeutic vocal exercises and guided somatic journeys, we can discover and integrate the rejected parts of ourselves, and celebrate the joy and creative expression that is our essential nature.

What’s included:

 

  • Shared or single accommodation in a beautiful retreat venue on the edge of the South downs at Seaford head

  • A spacious programme with time to rest and integrate

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

  • 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

  • Stunning walks with views over the Seven Sisters

  • Gentle morning yoga

  • Biodynamic massage (for an additional fee)

  • Daily sharing circle

  • Beautiful yurt with a woodburner for evening ceremony

  • Delicious, organic, plant-based food from Red Moon Roots (gluten-free options available)

Daily schedule:

 

Day 1

Arrive from 4pm

Dinner 6:30pm

Opening circle in the yurt – 7:30pm

 

Days 2 & 3

Breakfast served 7:30am-9:30am

Yoga 8am

Morning session 10am-1pm

Lunch and rest/integration time

Afternoon session 3pm-6pm

Dinner 6:30pm

7:30pm evening session in the yurt

 

Day 4

Breakfast served 7:30am-9:30am

Yoga 8am

Morning session 10:30am-1pm

Lunch

Closing circle 2-3pm

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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

 

Please let me know if you’d like to book a session in advance. 45 min session - £50.

 

Treatment timings:

Mon 3rd, Jan 4:15pm/5:15pm

Tues 4th, Jan 1:45pm/6:15pm

Weds 5th, Jan 1:45pm/6:15pm

Thurs 6th, Jan 9:15am

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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Accommodation and pricing:

 

There are private and shared rooms available in the main house, with shared bathrooms and one ensuite. In the garden rooms there are 2 ensuites.

 

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

 

Main house:

Shared twin room £395

Private, single bed £425

Private, double bed £435

Private, single bed, ensuite £455                                 

 

Garden rooms:

Private room, single bed, ensuite £465

Private room, double bed, ensuite £475

 

Booking:

Email sophiaefthimiou@gmail.com to express your interest and let me know you first and second choice of rooms. Please note that there are a limited number of each type of rooms, so you may not get your first choice. Also, please also let me know of any dietary requirements.