A Midsummer Weekend's Dream is an opportunity to celebrate the longest day (and shortest night) of the year that will have just taken place. We will honour the cycles of nature and help usher in the warmest season of the year. This retreat is for Black women.
Join the OYA team for a weekend away at The Dower House, a house set in two and half acres of its own gardens, orchards and woodlands. The retreat will include yoga, mindfulness, activities, vegan meals as well as leisure for exploring, resting and relaxing.
Over the course of this one-day retreat we will explore who you are becoming, opening the window for self-love. Self-love is the first love. Self-love has no conditions.
Over the course of this one-day retreat we will explore your deepest desires beyond the surface.
Over the course of this one-day retreat we will explore your relationship to Self and to Other.
What does your body need in order to feel safe? In this one-day retreat we will ground and embody boundaries by exploring what safety means from an embodied perspective.
If you have been trying to break free from the hold of sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and other substances that make you feel good on the short term but much less than great in the long run, then this programme is just for you. The focus is not on losing weight, but you might find that it has that effect. Instead, the programme will introduce you to new recipes and meal plans that help you eat in a way that feels good - physically, mentally and emotionally.
In the presence of sisterhood, you will have the opportunity to move and to be still, to read, write and sing, to talk and to listen. This weekend is perfect for you if you desire a short weekend getaway, at which you can enjoy a slower pace and dedicated time just getting back to you.
Spring is a beautiful time of year, with longer and brighter days, birds and bees spreading the love, and flowers in bloom. Before the new season begins, it is useful to clear out the cobwebs, pack away the things we no longer need, and open ourselves to all that awaits us.