Our Virtual Winter Wellness Retreat has been curated to offer a holistic itinerary that touches on various aspects of winter well-being, and empowers individuals with the knowledge to move through their day more mindfully - from how we move and what we eat, to how we think and sleep.
Saturday 28th November, 10am-4pm
Virtual retreat: £35
A confirmation email will be sent upon booking and the Zoom link to access the retreat will be emailed to you by 8pm on Friday 27th November. The session will be recorded and published in a private playlist on YouTube after the retreat for you to refer back to at any time.
10:00-10:30 Welcome and Introductions
10:30-11:30 Raise the Vibration: Body Pump with James Golden
Move your body and stretch workshop. The contraction of your muscles becomes the pump that helps the fluid get around your body. Exercise can help the lymphatic system flow more effectively and potentially help prevent infection. Increase your mood by moving the body and stretching. 30 min bodyweight interval workout followed by 30 min stretch and talk on the importance of exercise during winter and the connection this has to improving your immune system.
15 MIN BREAK
11:45-12:45 Boost Your Mood: Winter Wellness Recipes with Rhaya Jordan
Learn what vegetables are in season this Winter and how we can use simple ingredients to create inspiring yet comforting recipes with Our resident nutritionist, Rhaya Jordan. You will learn which foods are best to avoid and what to replace them with in order to keep energy levels high and in turn fuelling productivity. Rhaya will also advise and educate you on which supplement type is right for you this winter. You will learn how certain supplements can potentially improve your skin, ease digestive function, and also help to prevent viral infections.
Our body is designed to move and exercise is vital to stimulate the body to produce endorphins and enkephalins – the body’s natural feel-good hormones, which can help us maintain a positive outlook on life. This energising session will guide you through a holistic understanding of ‘fitness’ and how you can exercise at home to encourage joyful emotion in daily life, plus some tips for overcoming the barriers of time restriction.
13:45-14:30 Pockets of Peace: How to Keep the Mind Clear of Fog this Winter with Akshai
Anxiety levels have risen this year and this can take a toll on our health. When we're stressed, the immune system's ability to fight off antigens is reduced. That is why we are more susceptible to infections. Our resident yogi, Akshai, will teach you how to find pockets of peace in your day. You can practice these 5 min exercises every day to bring peace and clarity back to the present moment.
15 MIN BREAK
14:45-15:30 Yoga Nidra Session with Cristina
The easiest way to keep your mindset positive and your days productive, is to ensure you are getting enough sleep in order to keep brain function high. Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage, typically induced by a guided meditation. There is evidence that yoga Nidra helps relieve stress and calm the mind. Our Cotswolds yogi; Cristina, will lead you through this guided meditation, leaving you feeling refreshed and recharged.
15:30-16:00 Q&A / Break down session with Akshai
The equipment you will need
We recommend finding a clear, calming space to spend the day with us. We have provided some suggestions for what items you can bring along with you to create your own comfortable environment to elevate the retreat experience: 1) Comfortable clothing you can move in; 2) Laptop with wifi and Zoom downloaded; 3) Yoga mat or soft surface; 4) Water bottle to stay hydrated; 5) Headphones for sound healing; 6) Notepad and pen to take notes; 7) Candle to scent the space; 8) Pillow or bolster to sit on
MEET THE PRACTITIONERS: AKSHAI NARAIN
RESIDENT YOGA AND WELLNESS PRACTITIONER AT BAMFORD WELLNESS SPA, COTSWOLD
MEET THE PRACTITIONERS: RHAYA JORDAN
RESIDENT NUTRITIONIST AT DAYLESFORD AND BAMFORD
MEET THE PRACTITIONERS: JAMES GOLDEN
RESIDENT PERSONAL TRAINER & FITNESS EXPERT AT BAMFORD WELLNESS SPA, COTSWOLDS
MEET THE PRACTITIONERS: CRISTINA CHANDIKA MA
RESIDENT YOGA & HEALING PRACTITIONER AT BAMFORD WELLNESS SPA, COTSWOLDS