Welcome to the Workshops at The Retreat. All workshops can be hosted here or at a venue of your choice and can be booked to order to suit your requirements. Please scroll down for the full range of workshops
The Essentially Curious Aromatherapy Workshop ~ How to use Essential oils at home
We live in an increasingly chemically oriented world, our homes and personal care products are mostly man made ingredients and not very kind to us or our environment in some cases. Air fresheners, beauty products, deodorants, cleaning products are all full of man made chemicals which are cheap but not therapeutic or fragranced naturally. Each person has a ‘Toxic Load’ a level of toxins/chemicals present in the body at all times. Some are naturally occuring but the load can be increased by using more chemicals in our products and environment. It can also be decreased by replacing some chemicals with natural products like essential oils. Aromatherapy isn’t just a nice massage that smells good, its the name given to the use of essential oils. Essential oils are incredibly powerful naturally occurring chemicals, natural but still you have to know how to use them properly and safely because they are so strong that they can be dangerous. In the correct levels they can also be highly therapeutic as well as useful and fragrant!
This workshop teaches complete beginners all about essential oils. How to use them, how to blend them, how to dilute them. All about the top 10 most popular oils, their properties and strengths. How to include them in your daily life for personal use, well being and home care. Each person gets a full colour, carefully written manual to take home as their reference guide which includes all information given on the course plus recipes, all the tuition and guidance they need plus they get to make 2 products at the workshop to take home. One beauty product and one home care product.
At the end of 3 hours each person will be able to safely and confidently use at least 10 oils in a whole array of different ways, plus know where to buy them from and which ones to look for, enabling them to reduce their toxic load dramatically ( and fix a few things too ). You will also be able to hand make and carefully create beautiful gifts for people using natural products and essential oils.
As usual this workshop when based at The Retreat includes freshly baked goodies and refreshments.
Workshops are held at The Retreat, on set dates and also can be booked for groups on other dates to suit them ( including Sundays ). If someone wants to host a workshop at home/work this can also be easily arranged.
Ideal for anyone with health problems, caring for children or interested in a more natural way of living.
3 hour workshop, full colour manual, refreshments, 2 Make and Take products £40 per person
We also offer a professional level Aromatherapy Blending Diploma open to everyone, no experience necessary.
Please note; Special Cancer Care Aromatherapy workshops are also held at The Sutton Cancer Centre and can be arranged for charities and support groups at a reduced cost
The Meditation Masterclass ~ The Complete package
The Art of Finding Stillness and Calm
This complete masterclass in meditation has been created based on 20 years of experience, development, practice and training all around the world, including training from the Venerable Lama Ngedon Drime (Shri Sadhu Dharmavira) qualifying to teach his course ‘ The Art of finding stillness and calm’. It isn’t related in any way to Buddhism, Religion or Spiritual practices, it is simply a carefully selected range of simple, relaxation techniques to help you survive the stresses of everyday life and improve your overall wellbeing.
Stress seriously affects every system of the body and contributes to many illnesses and medical issues. The aim of this workshop is to equip you with a selection of incredibly simple, yet highly effective techniques to reduce the damaging effects of stress and to help you focus and find a sense of calm in your daily life. You will be equipped with everything that you need to free your body and mind from stress and tension and survive the outside world, hopefully giving you a wide range of benefits from better sleep, improved concentration, increased wellness and more positivity to name but a few.
Suitable for complete beginners, you will learn 4 meditation Techniques, both sitting and moving, ranging from simple daily relaxation meditation to deeper meditation to help you to achieve changes in your life, get rid of old habits etc. You will also learn extra tips and tricks for fast de-stressing and energy balancing, brilliant for quick boosts at work or travelling. You will be able to easily use your techniques straight away to clear your mind and relax your body and begin to improve your everyday life with simple practice.
The workshop is offered on a private one to one basis or you can learn with friends and family ( maximum of 4 people per workshop at The Retreat)
Workshops also available for larger numbers for on site training at your venue, across the UK ( extra charges may apply )
Workshop up to 3 hours £50 per person ( Discounts available for large groups )
Includes workshop manual, on going support and refreshments
Available weekdays and weekends. Book your private workshop to order ~ contact Victoria on 07980 212960
Ask the Oracle ~ Card reading Workshop
A fantastic workshop full of fun that will teach you everything you need to know to be able to read many kinds of divination cards or Oracle decks for your own use. It will also teach you some self development tools that will enhance your daily life. Learn how to prepare yourself, enhance your intuition, clear your deck, take care of your cards, tune into them properly and three methods of reading them. We use traditional Tarot, Angel cards, playing cards and assorted Oracle decks in the workshop and you will have a chance to try them all.
The workshop begins with a lesson in relaxation and a mini meditation and visualisation. You will learn how to relax, breathe and visualise your requests. You’ll learn how to best phrase your questions, how to be specific and how to be in the right frame of mind and how to put yourself in a peaceful state, ready to read. The techniques taught are incredibly useful in everyday life to simply relax and de-stress even when not used with card readings.
Learn about the importance of intention and positivity as well as interpreting subliminal signals and signs from your own body whilst reading. This will increase your self awareness and mindfulness skills too.
The three methods taught are the oldest, traditional methods of Cartomancy, used by readers around the world. They are simple, clear and precise and you do not need to learn the meaning of hundreds of cards to be able to read them. By the end of the workshop you will be fully able to sit down quietly and read your deck for yourself quite easily.
Workshops can be booked to order either based at The Retreat or at a venue of your choice if you would like to host one for a group of friends. It makes a great ‘girls night in’ and blends quite well with wine! It has even been used as a corporate event for staff bonding and Birthday events. It also makes a useful addition to other Holistic therapies and skills.
At The Retreat Minimum number of people 3 Maximum number 6
Outside venue Minimum number of people 3 Maximum number 15
Price per person includes workshop, take home manual and refreshments £35 ( 3 hours )
For on site workshops further away a higher minimum number of people may be required.
call 07980 212960 for more details