Day by Day
The retreat starts on Friday at 4pm with a welcome afternoon tea and meet and greet to enable you to get to know your fellow participants and start the very important job of relaxing. Your retreat ends with breakfast on Monday morning and hugs of farewell with your newly-made friends.
Check-in to your beautiful home for the next 3 nights and meet your fellow retreaters over afternoon tea and cake. We’ll then head to our dedicated sanctuary space for an opening meditation and intention setting, followed by a casual wander to the stunning lake view. This is where you’ll really start to let go of all your responsibilities and breathe in calm. We’ll share supper and conversation at the guest-house before retiring for a restful nights sleep surrounded by the energy of mountains and clean night air.
A scrumptious breakfast is served from 8-9am with a freshly prepared fruit smoothie of the day. You can then go on to help yourself from the Scandinavian-style breakfast buffet table. You can also choose from a daily changing menu of cooked breakfast choices.
After breakfast we’ll gather to receive our packed lunches and fill up our flasks in preparation for a walking safari. Safari means ‘journey’ in Swahili. On this 3 – 5 hour walk we’ll walk for outstanding views, chat away to the animals and birds who cross our path and merge with the spirit of nature. After reaching the half way point, where we’ll take a pause and have a snack, we’ll return along the lake shore to experience the energy of the lake, wildlife and trees.
Arriving at our guest house you’ll have some personal time to read, rest or reflect. Then we’ll gather in the sanctuary again for communication time. There will be another break before supper, which will be followed by a meditation for the group.
We’ll start the day with breakfast served 8-9am, then gather for a 3-hour canoe safari to shift our perspective from terrestrial earth to the water that makes up much of the planet and also ourselves. As we get to grips with the practical element of canoeing with a canoe buddy there may also be personal ripples of discontent that come to the surface enhanced by being on water, which is the emotion element. Be ready for spontaneous communication with creatures encountered and practising how to communicate assertively using non-violent language with a fellow human being. A light packed lunch will be enjoyed on one of the small islands with home special trees and nature spirits.
Once back to land, take some personal time to sunbathe, sleep, shop, whatever you need from the precious time you’ve allocated for your-Self.
Around 4pm we’ll gather again for our second walk to take in the energy of a sacred stone circle. Afterwards we’ll head back to our hotel to share our farewell group supper.
Beautiful breakfast between 8 – 9am, followed by hugs and farewell.
Please note: This schedule is subject to flow and fluidity.