Tickets are now available for The Mindful Living Retreat - a live online retreat to help you to bring some intentional ‘Me Time’ into your day-to-day life, connect to yourself and feel empowered to take control of life’s juggles.
By the end of the retreat you will have the tools you need to implement a self-care plan that works for you, to support your overall wellbeing and to carve out those “me time” moments.
The retreat will take place via Zoom on Sunday 1st May, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Your hosts, Yoga Teacher Alice Rawsthorne of My Self Care Edit, Life and Wellness Coach Jennifer Isles and Florist Mary Elizabeth Flowers, will guide you through a variety of self-care sessions including yoga, mindful floristry, journaling and reflection, meditation and more.
What’s Included In My Ticket?
Once you’ve purchased a ticket, you will receive details about how to access the live retreat via Zoom, from the comfort of your home (or wherever you’d like to be). You will also receive a retreat kit containing:
- An A6 notebook to use during the journaling session
- Dried flowers for the Ikebana floristry session
- A pouch of tea for you to enjoy throughout the morning
Retreat boxes will be posted out the week before the retreat.
If you are gifting the retreat to someone else just let us know and we can add a gift message to their Retreat Kit.
Who will be hosting the retreat?
This retreat is a collaboration between Alice (yoga & meditation teacher, My Self-Care Edit), Jennifer (Life & Wellness Coach, Jennifer Isles Coaching) and Mary (Florist, Mary Elizabeth Flowers). You can find out a little more about each of us below:
Mary: Trained florist, walker, forager, flower-presser. Mary is a classically trained florist who specialises in dried flowers and finds mindful moments in her work.
“Although a florist’s life isn’t as peaceful and charming as one might imagine (think stripping savage thorns from millions of red rose stems long into the night on the run up to Valentine’s Day), we florists are certainly blessed with day-to-day moments where nothing else matters but the curve of a stem or the form of a leaf. As someone who finds traditional meditation difficult, I have realised that working with flowers gives me unexpected opportunities to meditate in a different way.”
As part of the retreat, Mary will be guiding you through Ikebana - a mindful Japanese technique for arranging flowers - which you can follow along with using the dried flowers provided in your retreat box to create your own arrangement.
Jennifer: Wellbeing advocate, peanut butter lover and recovering perfectionist. As an accredited life coach, Jen empowers ambitious people, like you, to step back from the never-ending to do list, to reconnect with yourself, overcome the self-doubt and realign with who you are, what you need and what you want. Jen works with clients to help them slow down so they can prioritise their wellbeing and self-care, manage their mindset, build confidence and self-belief to be their happiest selves. As part of the retreat, Jen will be guiding you through different journaling and reflective activities, and supporting you in creating your personal self-care plan.
Alice: yoga teacher, self confessed over-thinker and founder of My Self-Care Edit. Alice has had some ups and downs with mental health over the past few years, and has seen how much it can not only affect individuals but the people around us too. Daily acts of self care are so important, but can often be most difficult when you're not feeling yourself or when you’re constantly prioritising other people’s needs over your own. As part of the retreat, Alice will be guiding you through an energising yoga flow to help you to get out of your head and into your body, and a calming meditation to help you to reconnect to yourself and what you need.
How much will it cost?
Tickets are £35. They include a retreat box delivered to your door, and full online access to the live sessions. You can buy your ticket here!
Do I need anything for the retreat?
All you will need is an internet connection, comfy clothes and something to write things down. You will receive a link via email so you can access the retreat - you will also receive a retreat box with some essentials for you to use during each session.
What kind of space do I need during the retreat?
You may find it useful to have a table or surface to work on during the mindful floristry session and a bit of floor space for the yoga class. The rest of the time, you just need a comfortable seat.
I want to join but I don’t know if I have time.
This retreat is designed with busy people in mind - often we spend so much time prioritising other people rather than our own self-care, but investing time in yourself is so important. Within The Mindful Living Retreat (in addition to 3 hours of gorgeous sessions to support your wellbeing) we’ll share some tips and techniques to help you reclaim some “me time” throughout your week, so that you can make more time for yourself.
Is this retreat suitable for pregnant people?
Yes! Alice is trained in prenatal and postnatal yoga, so if you are pregnant and would like to take part in the retreat, you’re very welcome to join.
Can I buy a retreat ticket as a gift for someone else?
Yes! You can send the Retreat Kit and Ticket directly to a friend / loved one, just add their delivery address at the checkout. You can also add a personal gift message in the ‘Notes’ section at checkout, or email your message to email@example.com once you’ve placed your order.
Any questions? Just get in touch via email or Instagram @myselfcareedit!