Events

Below you will find details about my Relaxation Classes and Retreats.

RELAXATION CLASSES

How often do we create time just for ourselves?  The demands upon us often make it difficult to do just that. Yet being able to take some time out to relax, de-stress, and focus upon what really matters, is just as important as rushing about and ‘doing’.

The classes will give you simple ways to release tension in your body, relax your mind and emotions and to focus upon what really matters. Supporting you into greater balance and helping you to stay there.

As a holistic therapist I know the importance of bringing balance into all aspects of our lives. For myself, I’ve been accessing alternative approaches for many years and feel more energised, calm and able to live a richer life. That’s why I have created a six week evening class covering how to relax our bodies, calm our minds and emotions and to create more choice for ourselves.

With a maximum of 8 people per class, there will be an opportunity to focus on your own issues and receive support, if you wish to share with the class. Although sharing is not obligatory, previous participants have found this helpful, and it also allows classes to be tailored to the needs of those attending.

Classes

Each Class includes body/mind/emotion calming and relaxation techniques, guided meditations and a mini process based on the theme for the week.  The classes will be running again this Autumn, dates tbc. £36 for all 6 classes or £7.50 pay as you go.

If you are interested in finding out more or signing-up, do contact me here.

Times and venue

Tuesday evenings: 6-7 or 7.30-8.30pm at Settle Quaker Meeting House (Small Meeting Room, round the building and in by the kitchen).

The benefits of attending a class: 

‘The small class worked well and made it very personal.  I have really enjoyed the classes and gained more than I expected.  I feel calm, less anxious, focussed and positive.  I know I can use what I’ve learnt as tools to help me in the future.  Thank you’. Rebecca.

‘Sarah’s classes are invaluable for anyone wanting to learn a range of meditation and relaxation techniques.  The sessions are suitable for anyone – whether they have previous experience or not.  I particularly enjoyed making time for a regular class and receiving the different techniques we tried’.  Jo Rhodes – Homeopath.

For further information, to ask any questions and to book a place, contact me here .

RETREATS: 2016/17

‘Relaxation Workshop’ 10-12pm. Dates throughout the year

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Learn relaxation techniques to help you de-stress, release tension, feel calmer and more in the flow of life.

Cost: £30.  Dates: available throughout the year. Let me know when you’re ready and we’ll book a date.

Facilitator: Sarah Wiltshire. Venue: Austwick. Settle. North Yorkshire.

For further information, to ask any questions and to make a booking contact me here .

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‘Journey@Home’: 28th & 29th January 2017

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Brandon Bays – The Journey’s founder

This retreat provides you with a unique opportunity to experience the power of the Journey at first hand. You will have access to Brandon Bays’ teachings and learn the life changing Journey techniques – enabling you to clear some of your own issues and to go on to support your friends and family too.

For more information and to see how others have benefited visit The Journey. For further information, to ask any questions and to make a booking contact me here . Cost £275.

 Facilitator: Sarah Wiltshire          Venue: 65 Jackroyd Lane. Mirfield. West Yorkshire. WF14 8HS

Missed this one? Do get in touch for details of the next.

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‘Healing with the Four Seasons’ 10-4pm. Dates throughout the year 

A journey through the seasons in a cycle of four workshops giving you time to work and be supported with your healing. We will hold a beautiful space in which to gently guide you into inner reflection and clearing, give you ways to work with the theme of each season and to engage with nature. Join at any point in the year.

Dates: 1st April, 1oth June, 9th September, 11th November 2017

Cost: £90 for an individual workshop or £320 for all four (paid in advance).

Facilitators: Sarah Wiltshire & Lucia Birch

Venue: Austwick. Settle. North Yorkshire. Local accommodation available.

Additional information: We will be using a first floor room and cats live downstairs, should you have any allergies. Please bring lunch to share (we will provide a vegan soup and snacks for morning and afternoon breaks) and outdoor clothes.

For further information, to ask any questions and to make a booking contact me here .

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Get Real Retreat: 27th April-4th May 2017

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Are you ready to make a real change in your life, by tackling some long standing issues and would you enjoy a supportive environment and a holistic approach to do so? This retreat will provide you with the space, facilitation and holistic practices such as Journey work and meditation to help you reflect, take stock, get some clarity and move forward. By the end of the week you will have a clearer idea of who you are and the next steps you are ready to take in your life journey.

Purpose of the retreat: we all have behaviours & strategies for coping with life – some that we are aware of & some that play out unconsciously. This retreat is an invitation for you to become more consciously aware of how & why you behave as you do. It will give you the space to work on the ‘stuff’ that blocks you from better health, constructive relationships, freedom from grief & loss, feeling more relaxed and at peace with yourself & life.  You will be held in an accepting, safe, nurturing, understanding and gently challenging (where needed!) embrace by retreat facilitators Sarah and Clare.

During the Retreat you will be supported by meditation, relaxation techniques, Journey process work, music, quiet time & being part of a like-minded community.

After the Retreat we will ask you to feedback how you have taken forward your learning, as a way of embedding the new behaviours you have agreed to adopt in your life. You will be invited to continue to share and receive support through a closed Facebook Group.

Further details: each day will begin with a guided meditation which will focus on a theme. Other activities through the week will include moving to music, reflective time in silence to be with yourself and to journal, opportunities for artwork and photography, discussion sessions, poetry and other readings, chanting and a process with Clare or Sarah.

The afternoons will be free time in which to connect with nature and the Cornish coast. In the evenings you will have the opportunity to share your day and what’s arisen for you, learning how to stay conscious and mindful about what’s present.

Living as a community, we will also share the preparation of our vegetarian meals.

Testimonials From our Last Cornish Retreat

“An unforgettable experience. It has helped me to see that I’m not just mum, wife, carer, worker. I’m also me and I need to nurture me as well as everyone else.”

“It was wonderfully subtle. I felt very safe. Sensitive awareness of variety of needs and changing moods.”

 “A wonderful opportunity to take time, to rest in spacious surroundings, clear stuff as it arose. Thank you Clare for organising and making all this available.”

“Together we lived as a large, loving family might, caring, sharing, cooking together whilst respecting, supporting and accepting each other for who we are, where we were in our lives and what we individually needed and were able to offer.”

“Definitely value for money. Would definitely love to do this again in the future. I liked the morning meditations and flexibility of retreat.”

Our retreat centre: Trefreok

“Excellent. Everything seemed to be of good quality (the kitchen tools, beds, etc). Very comfortable. The house was large enough that people were able to either mingle or be alone as they felt they wanted to be.”

“Fantastic! Beautiful house. Characterful and yet comfortable and cosy. Lots of space, amazing array of pots and pans, serving dishes and crockery. Really well equipped for a big group. In a most gorgeous setting with beautiful outside space to relax and sit. Loved the table-tennis too!”

Cost: £550. Early bird price of £499 when a deposit of £100 is received before 31.10.16.

This Includes: accommodation, bedding and towels, healthy vegetarian food, guided meditations, wrap-round support and a journey process. (Further sessions and other therapies will be available at an extra charge).

There are only 8 places available so we recommend that you secure your place soon to avoid disappointment. 

Deposit: by 31.10.16       Final payment by 28.2.17

Facilitators: Sarah Wiltshire & Clare Walters

Venue: Trefreok Farm House is in a small hamlet a mile from the small fishing village of Port Isaac on the north Cornish coast. It was built in the 1800s and is used by the owner and his family and a variety of groups throughout the year. It is a very welcoming, comfortable space with log fires, aga, sitting rooms, pleasant bedrooms with rural and sea views, as well as a large, well equipped kitchen and has its own grounds.

Accommodation will mostly be in twin bedded rooms.

Additional information:

Please bring: your own materials for your creativity activities eg journal book, drawing & writing materials. Outdoor shoes and clothes. The weather in April can be extreme so a mix of clothes is advisable.

Getting there and arrival/departure: we encourage lift-sharing where possible and will help people to link up, as bookings come in. The nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway: pick up may be possible. Arrival is between 5-7pm on the 27th and departure by 10am on the 4th.

For further information, to ask any questions and to make a booking contact me here .

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Take what you needBespoke events:  Interested in a healing workshop designed just for you and people you know?  I and my co-facilitators are available to work with a range of groups tailoring the work we offer to individual needs. You can discuss what suits you by contacting me here .