Retreat for Rebels: Nature & Practice for Radical Regeneration

5pm on Friday 15th november to 5pm on Sunday 17th September, 2019

venue tbc, easy access from london


If our culture is suffering a crisis of relationship, how can renewing our sense of interconnection support us as we transition to a thriving reality, to a joyful & deeply connected Inter-Being?

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How can we create deep change that goes beyond the surface, that is cultivated and sustained through daily practice and contemplation? How can we empower ourselves and each other for the radical transformations called for in these times? How can we step into our brightest selves and awaken within and around us the most beautiful and thriving life possible?


Two Yoga sessions will by taught each day by Ruby Reed and Christabel Reed, both yoga teachers and yoga therapists trained in the principles of Ayurveda. Integrating meditation, breath development and pranayama, postures and chanting, we will strengthen, deepen and integrate our practice for the long haul, having a deep effect on the body, mind and spirit. Suited to all levels.

Beloved Sara Zaltash will lead sessions to strengthen the spiritually empowered voice, working with song to connect our embodiment with transcendent liminal realms, and weaving the power each of us innately has to love, create and connect.

Through sessions of discussion and enquiry we will look at some of the structural and cultural conditions that drive difficulty within ourselves, our communities and the world around us. We will consider how we can bring about change that is both personal and political, structural and cultural, social and spiritual.

In outdoor sessions we will visit the woodlands and swim in the river. We will explore how we relate to nature, our environments and world around us through embodiment, ritual and ceremony. We will consider how we can empower ourselves by living in alignment with the cycles of nature. We will explore how we can connect and build relationships with the human and more than human realm.

Beloved Sara will also be offering 1-2-1 divination sessions, including astrology, dream interpretation, tarot and ogham. Limited sessions available, booking in advance is essential. To lean into Beloved Sara's divination practice, please see her website and glowing Client Testimonials.


Teaching:

CHRISTABEL REED

Employing the practice therapeutically and according to the individuals in front of her, Christabel focuses on breath development and the cultivation of a calmer mind, whist guiding students through dynamic movement. Initially drawn to Yoga through its ability to release her from quite severe anxiety that she had been suffering with for years, Christabel likes to nurture within her students the practice of non-judgemental observation, becoming aware of, and accepting, where we are and how we are. By working at this level we can gradually bring about positive changes to our actions, thoughts and behaviours, as when we are aware of our actions we are no longer prisoners to our habits. Classes generally include asana, pranayama, relaxation, chanting and meditation. Christabel has been teaching for 3 years and is currently finishing off her Masters at SOAS in the Traditions of Yoga & Meditation. Although completing two Teacher Trainings in her early 20s Christabel is now in the second year of her third TTC, taught by Colin Dunsmuir. This deep and progressive four-year course in Ayurveda and the Tradition of Krishnamacharya has already been transformational to both her practice and her teaching and she looks forward to ever-expanding her knowledge.

Read more: https://www.christabelreed.yoga


RUBY REED

Ruby is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist according to the principles of Ayurveda and the practice tradition of Krishnamacharya. Her teaching style engages a subtle and embodied approach that uses the breath to guide a slow, strong and creative practice.  She brings an excellent knowledge of anatomy and physiology to a passion for the authentic teachings of yoga philosophy and Ayurveda, blending these in an informed and full approach to the study of Yoga. 

Ruby first practiced yoga in India in her teens. Later, she developed a daily practice of Mysore style Ashtanga Vinyasa, which over 4 years led her from dark early mornings in the Soho shala, to practice with the Jois family at KPJAYI in Mysore. Her formal training began on the BWY and YA accredited two-year training at Triyoga in 2014 with Susannah Hoffman and Jeff Fenix, during which time she had the opportunity to take a deep dive into authentic meditative practices, from pre-classical yoga to the creative exploration of Tantra and beyond, under the guidance of Carlos Pomeda. She has just completed a transformational four-year training in Vinyasa Krama and Ayurveda in the tradition of Krishnamacharya, under the watchful eye of her teachers Colin Dunsmuir and Miranda Taylor.

Ruby remains continually in awe of the powerful practice of yoga to unstick and shift negative patterns, opening the doorway for change. She is also a passionate free-diver and is learning more about this amazing technique and the way it expands our consciousness, mind and body. She is an advocate of an embodied approach to life, where the breath comes first as we cherish and remain present in every moment.

Read more: https://www.rubyreedyoga.com


BELOVED SARA ZALTASH

Beloved Sara Zaltash is an artist evolving reality and a non-denominational minister for a world in crisis. Beloved Sara is dedicated to using her gifts as a performer, poet, singer, facilitator, teacher, space-holder, ritualist, diviner and community organizer to catalyze the Great Turning of our shared Being. Key themes that Beloved Sara orientates around are justice, honesty, courage, glory, power, humility, integrity and inquiry. She is inspired by her ancestors, the stars, the land and the birds, and all of their pathways of faith and persistence. Beloved Sara is the writer of We Rebel Stars, Extinction Rebellion's weekly horoscopes, a Research Fellow of the Schumacher Institute, and an Associate Fellow of St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace. Every day at dawn, Beloved Sara offers her unique adaptation of the Islamic call-to-prayer. "Zaltash is electrifying... See her if you can." - Guardian.

www.belovedsarazaltash.com


Retreat Details:

Schedule:

Affordable rates from £150;

Delicious vegetarian or vegan food 3 times daily;

From 5pm on Friday 20th to 5pm on Sunday 22nd September;

Practice, workshop, discussion & enquiry, both as a group and individually, indoors and outside in nature;

Yoga practices will be for all levels;

Swimming, walks and free time to relax;

1-1 astrology sessions available with Beloved Sara Zaltash. Please let us know in advance.


Food:

Delicious home cooked vegan/vegetarian meals will be provided (with organic and locally sourced produce wherever possible), as well as snacks, tea and coffee and some wine with dinner. Please be sure to let us know if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements.


Cost:

£150 - camping (please bring your own gear, let us know if you need anything)

£200 - dormitory (quiet/silent space for privacy)

£300 - twin room (pp)

£400 - private room