...we've created a retreat just for you: NURTURE AT HOME.
Yes, you can join us in your own home (by the magic of online communication…) for a very special one-to-one or small group retreat day, hosted lovingly by us, for you.
All you need to do is create a space in your house where you can peacefully indulge in seven hours of undisturbed mama me-time, and we’ll shape a rare and rejuvenating day of nurturing, just for you (or for you and a small group of friends).
If your home isn’t usually a calm space, enlist a tidy friend and borrow their peaceful room, or treat yourself and hire a room just for you…
You’ll need access to a computer and an internet connection to skype and view films, space to stretch out for some gentle yoga if you’d like to, a lovely treat-filled lunch, and some simple creative supplies.
Blissful anticipation is half the pleasure of a retreat. So before you start, we’ll send you some tips on how to create that special retreat space for your day.
We’ll also send you a simple questionnaire to complete in advance so that we can shape the day around your needs.
Individual virtual retreat format:
You’ll start by taking 30 minutes to stretch out and follow a simple yoga video designed to bring you into your body.
At 10am, we’ll begin our time together with a 60 minute one-to-one skype session, exploring what you would like to shift or reconnect to in your life right now.
This is a precious space for you to be heard and to hear yourself – taking time out to reflect and dream big dreams, in a supportive playful Story of Mum style…
Our first skype session together will inspire some simple creative activities that you can do alone, designed to help you explore some of these ideas in a fun and insightful way.
Then delight in some creative play… Grab a blanket, light a scented candle, make yourself your hot drink of choice, and wallow in having some precious time to get creative and think about you.
Choose yourself a special lunch and take some time out to sit and enjoy it.
After your first skype session, Pippa will create a simple guided meditation just for you - and at 1.30pm, we will skype again to share this.
This second session will lead into another creative activity to deepen your understanding of your story, and begin to explore how you might make any changes to how you’re nourishing yourself these days.
You’ll have another hour to think and play... before we come back together for a final 60 minute one-to-one session at 3pm. Here, we’ll discuss what has come up for you during the day, and draw up a simple plan together that will help you make some simple shifts, taking the nurturing experience of the retreat home into your daily life.
One last creative activity, some breathing, and you’ll head back into the world feeling rejuvenated, inspired and confident again.
One lovely advantage of a virtual retreat is that we’ll be able to record the audio of our sessions together so that you can keep these, and be reminded of this time together any time you want.
You’ll also have a recording of your guided meditation, and open access to the yoga video so that you can follow either of these again, maybe even starting to bring them into your daily routine if you’d like to.
And it’s not all virtual – because we’ll send you a special little treat in the post after our time together to remind you of just how amazing you are ;)
Give yourself this gift, mama.
Small group virtual retreat format:
If you’d like a more communal virtual retreat, you could choose to share the experience with one or two friends. For a small group retreat, you’ll need two rooms: a private and a shared space. You could relax together at home, or hire yourself a beach-side or country venue, maybe even choosing to extend your retreat overnight…
The small group virtual retreat will also run from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Each of you will have individual one-to-one sessions by skype throughout the day, and your own tailor-made creative activity programmes. You can choose to do your creative activities together, or alone – whatever suits you best.
You’ll have the chance to follow a short yoga session together in the morning (so you’d need enough room for that!).
And to reconnect over a laughter-filled lunch, sharing your experiences so far with each other and benefiting from each other’s mama wisdom.
After your final sessions with us, why not celebrate the end of your retreat with a special afternoon tea together? Maybe even some bubbles…
We’ll send you each audio recordings of your individual sessions and your personal guided meditations, and you can all have access to the yoga session online.
We’ll also send you each a special little something in the post after our time together ;)
You can read lots of lovely testimonials from Mamas who have enjoyed our retreats over here and in the PDFs below. Here are just a couple:
‘The Mamas’ Retreat gave me the opportunity to be me! It also gave me a rare chance to be creative, and to get in touch with both my mind and my body though gentle yoga. I was able to take a step aside from my normal daily routine and reflect on what I achieve each day as a juggling mum. I left the day feeling stronger and more appreciated. It was a very beautiful and liberating experience and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to any mum.” Miranda
"The retreat was fabulous -- the yoga was absolutely transformative and set the right tone for the whole morning. I felt like a new woman and was ready to have fun, be creative, and enjoy myself. Getting a chance to sit down, without kids, to talk and learn and be creative was rejuvenating and made me feel excited about my life again." Ginny
Virtual Day Retreat: NURTURE AT HOME prices:
A special introductory offer is available if you book before 7 May 2015:
Introductory offer: £85
£115 (including three one-to-one sessions of 60, 30 and 60 minutes)
Group of two:
Introductory offer: £75
£90 per person (including three one-to-one sessions per participant: as sessions of 60, 15 and 45 minutes)
Group of three:
Introductory offer: £65
£75 per person (including three one-to-one sessions per participant: as sessions of 45, 15 and 30 minutes)
NOTE: If these times don't work for you, or you are based outside Europe, we’d still love to support you, just get in touch and we’ll structure a programme that can work with your time-zone too.
I can't wait, how can i book?
Email Pippa at [email protected] to book your place, and we'll send you all the details straight away. We can't wait to bring you all the nurturing and support of our Mamas' Retreats.
As an alternative, you could use our DIY Mamas’ Retreat Kit to host your very own four hour Mamas’ Retreat for your mama friends.
For the bargain price of £35, this digital kit has everything you need to be the Mamas’ Retreat hostess with the mostest!
Your kit includes a hostess guide, a selection of fun and insightful creative activities, a listening tutorial, a gentle home yoga video, some gorgeous printables, lots of lovely mama inspiration and more.
And you can use it again and again, whenever you need a mama me-time boost. Find out more and buy yours at www.storyofmum.com/DIYMamasRetreatKit
if you'd much rather come and see us in person, we would love that too - you can find out about all the different Mamas' Retreats we host at www.mamasretreats.com.
If by some lovely miracle, you're able to come and join us in Cornwall in May, don't forget about our day and residential retreats from 12-14 May. We'd love to see you in person too!
Most importantly, don't just think about doing this wonderful thing for you, contact us as soon as you can and book your very own retreat.
You can download all the information about NURTURE AT HOME in the PDFs below (choose the lo-res version if you want a quick download!).