BENK + BO, GRAVEL LANE
SATURDAY 3 NOV
10am - 3pm
THE ART OF BEING YOU
I'm Suzie, I'm a yoga teacher and artist - but it's taken me a very long time to actually realise and be proud to share these parts of myself.
Having just returned from an amazing experience travelling, learning and deeply connecting to what it is that makes me me, I am forever singing the praises of finding space and time to set your inspiration free. Life can be chaotic sometimes and this can cause our creative spirit and unique spark to burn a little dim.
As soon as we get away from it all, even for just a day, inspiration and artistic fire reignites - being an artist isn’t just about painting or drawing, it’s about crafting the life of your dreams, the life you truly know you want and deserve!
I have recently found creative expression through designing unique tattoos for fellow yoga teachers and friends, and although this day retreat is NOT going to involve any tattooing (in case you were afraid!) I would love to share some of things which help me connect to a creative flow.
This day retreat has been carefully crafted to bring you back to your essential nature through yoga, food, drawing and igniting all of your senses, connecting you fully to a radiance that comes from being the artist of your own brillIance.
CONNECT TO THE ELEMENTS | IGNITE YOUR SENSES | UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY
Here's what to expect:
We'll open the day in the best possible way, with a feel good vinyasa practice which will carry you through all the various energies of the elements - grounding and settling into the depth of earth, igniting the creative furnace of fire, energising and getting playful through the element of air and flowing through the fluidity of water...
You'll be encouraged to reflect on which energy you resonate with the most, to carry through to our creative workshop...
After yoga we'll nourish our tums with a huge healthy brunch by incredible chef Soph Gordon. Food is all about passion, taste and colour and is a brilliant stimulus for bringing you back into a state of vitality and wellbeing. Food will be plant-based and vegan, any special dietary requirements can be catered to
12pm CACAO EXPERIENCE
As we finish off brunch, my amazing friend Cocoa Claire will be guiding us through a sensory experience as we learn about the potent power of cacao. There will be plenty of tasting (of course) and a guided meditation to allow the magic of the cacao to stimulate our creative senses.
1pm CREATIVITY WORKSHOP
Using elemental symbology and our morning practice as inspiration, we’ll play with some fun drawing and painting techniques, conjuring up some ideas to decipher our own expression of identity along the way, potentially finding our very own unique symbol.
Our world is made up of symbols, from zodiac signs to the ancient symbols of the Incas - whether functional, religious or cultural, emblems are used everywhere to directly and succinctly communicate a message or identity.
Human-beings hold pure creativity at their very essence, but finding a decisive awareness of what exactly resonates with us can be near impossible - who knows what you could come up with - your ideas could plant the seed for a future business logo or personal tattoo design!
No artistic experience needed at all, this is just a fun explorative workshop for anyone curious to explore their creative side!
2pm YIN & SOUND BATH
Winding you down for the end of the day, Harriet Emily will play her gorgeous crystal bowls and gong bath while you melt into a lovely restorative practice led by me.
3pm CLOSING CIRCLE
Setting intentions to carry all of this goodness back into our day to day lives
Even if you come by yourself, the best thing about these day retreats is always meeting and nattering with likeminded inspiring souls. I swear I'm so lucky to always have the most brilliant people at these gatherings, and it is always the people who make it magic :) I'd love you to be one of them!
BOOKING & CONTACT
EARLY BIRD BEFORE 5TH OCTOBER: £60 per person
£75 per person after 12th October
Any questions, and to book a spot directly through me without the booking fee, email firstname.lastname@example.org