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Revive, Refresh, Recharge In Nature: Surrey, Hampshire & Wiltshire

With The Life Adventure
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

It’s been a tough few years, we can all agree on that. Put simply, this retreat is to help you hit the refresh button and to start again with a renewed energy that nurtures, connects and inspires possibility.

Your own exclusive glamping site for 20 people comes with a private chef and luxury surroundings in nature, giving you the opportunity to:

  • Take time to reflect, breathe and take stock on all that’s happened this past year
  • Reconnect with yourself, your partner, your friends, your family (whoever you choose to invite) around the campfire
  • Be nurtured by good food, great company in incredible natural surroundings

In your own exclusive glamping site for 2 nights, there are 10 luxury bell tents, where you’ll sleep on proper beds and mattresses. You’ll have dinner with your guests under the shimmering stars (or in a Giant Tipi when the weather is less forgiving), eat local food prepared onsite by local chefs and try experiences that are good for the soul and great for your wellbeing.


YOUR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES

 

Day 1

3pm: Arrival at the camp. Check in and just take your time to get to know your vibrant new surroundings and immerse yourself into the natural environment.
6.30pm: Relax with drinks around the fire
7.15pm: Dinner


Day 2

7.30am: 1hr Sunrise Yoga
9am: Breakfast in the Giant Tipi or outdoors on long tables
10.15 am 2 hrs Bushcraft Workshop
12.30 pm: Lunch break/relax
2.30 pm: 1hr 15 mins Conscious Connected Breath session outdoors or in Giant Tipi
4 pm: Leave camp for 2 hrs Forest Bathing experience in the nearby woods
6 pm: Back to camp to relax
7pm: Relax and drinks around the firepit
8 pm Dinner in the Giant Tipi or outdoors on long tables


Day 3

8.30 am: Breakfast in Giant Tipi or outdoors on long tables
10am: Leave your camp


YOUR EXPERIENCES


BUSHCRAFT 2HRS

A fantastic and fun introduction to bushcraft for all. You’ll learn to build trust and communicate like the best expedition teams and figure out how not to get lost. You’ll learn about fire, shelter, water, wild foods, tracking and stalking. This is a brilliant two-hour session packed with games and activities throughout and is a great chance to learn the basics of bushcraft and survival skills.


BREATHWORK WORKSHOP 1HR 15 MINS

In our experience, every day should include this – a Conscious Connected Breath session, designed to detox and destress your system. This session will reconnect your mind and body and ultimately connect you back to yourself. It will either be held in the camp’s Giant Tipi, outdoors, or possibly even in the woods.

Breathwork is a safe and ancient practice, known for its immune system boosting abilities and self-healing powers, allowing you to come out of your busy mind and drop more deeply into your body. There are literally hundreds of breath practices to try and your stay at Kymani will allow you to experience one of these, known as Conscious Connected Breath. In this session you’ll discover a technique that will:

– Help you deal successfully with stress
– Help you sleep better
– Energise and uplift you
– Show you how to engage with your diaphragm – the breathing apparatus you were born with, but forgot about!
– Boost your immune system
– Help you release emotional tension and stress

*Please note Conscious Connected Breathwork is not suitable for those with glaucoma, pregnant (1st trimester only) epilepsy, detached retina, prior strokes or seizures, pior diagnosis by a health professional of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, psychotic or borderline psychotic states.


SHINRIN-YOKU/FOREST BATHING EXPERIENCE 2HRS

Shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest environment for wellbeing. Humans have spent 99.9% of their development in nature and 0.01% in urban environments. This is a gentle introduction to begin a new relationship with it, including sensory and meditative exercises. In this session we’ll show you how to tune into your micro and macro awareness of nature and notice how it communicates with us. You’ll experience ways to:

– Reduce your stress levels – research has found that leisurely forest walks yield a 12.4 per cent decrease in the stress hormone, cortisol, compared with urban walks. People report better moods and lower anxiety.

– Improve your mood – academics at Derby University have conducted a meta study of existing research which concludes that connecting to nature can be linked to happiness and mental wellbeing. Spending time in nature releases hormones that relate to the pursuit of joy, connecting to calm and avoiding threats.

– Free up your creativity – University of Utah research shows participants saw a 50% improvement in creative problem solving after time immersed in nature with all access to modern technology removed.

– Boost your immune system – trees and plants emit ‘phytoncides’ which we breathe in when we spend time in the forest. These have been proven to enhance the activity of Natural Killer cells that help our bodies fight disease.


SUNRISE YOGA 1HR

These one-hour morning or early evening yoga sessions are infused with mindfulness and personal development elements and are all suitable for beginners as well as more experienced yogis of all ages and abilities. Best done before breakfast at 8am or towards the end of the day when the sun is going down.

Yoga sessions will be held outdoors if the weather is good, if not, it will be held under canvas, in the Giant Tipi) and lasts 1 hour.


WHERE YOU’LL PUT YOUR HEAD DOWN

We provide truly luxurious glamping accommodation – even though you’ll be in the great outdoors there is definitely no slumming it here. Each tent will be lavishly furnished with proper beds (each bell tent contains a double and two single beds) and all of the home comforts you can imagine.

Your bed has a proper mattresses, lighting, bedside tables, a sofa and all manner of soft furnishings. And to keep you warm and cosy? Your very own wood-burning stove. Also includes:

  • Beds with soft linen Comfy sofa
  • Woodburning stove with a bag of wood (if you need more you can order more onsite at an additional cost) Full-length mirror
  • Clothing rail and hangers Rugs & mats
  • Hanging candelabra
  • Bedside tables and reading lamps Vintage storage trunk
  • Boot rack
  • Power supply to charge your phone

WHAT YOU’LL EAT

BREAKFAST SUGGESTIONS

Continental Cold buffet:
Juices/Water/Tea & Coffee/Milk
Granola/Nuts/Berries
Yoghurt
Cereals
Toast and Pastries
Condiments (S&P, Honey, Jams, Butter, Nutella? Etc)

Kilner Jars to fill with granola, yogurts, seeds, berries, nuts and have as a personalised breako pot or made for them with a variety of flavours (fruits of the forest, chocolate, tropical fruit, think overnight oats too)

DINNER SUGGESTIONS

NO MEAT MONDAY
With more people aiming for healthier options, we’ll serve up vegetarian versions of favourites such as burgers, pies, wraps and risottos.

WEDNESDAY WONDERS
The chef will supply a feast of all things fun and filling such as stone baked pizzas, pasta dishes, Mediterranean Salads, Beef Bourguignon, Potato Mash, Green Beans Vegan Shepherds Pie, Maple Roasted Parsnips (vg) and Thai Red Chicken Curry.

FISH FRIDAY
We’re thinking big pots of Moules Mariniere, baked cod with roasted veggies, traditional batter fish and chips, sides of pea and mint puree, homemade tartare sauce and all the best accoutrements. Happy Friday y’all.


LOCATIONS

South Godstone, Surrey

Nearest train station is Godstone and this is the nearest site to London. To drive, take junction 5 off the M25 and it’s around an 8 minute drive off the A22 heading south.

We call this site our “room with a view”. Set in the beautiful rolling AONB Surrey Hills, this has a gorgeous vista of the English countryside. You’ll have a whopping 9 acre field to call your own so that you can really get away from it all and take the time to enjoy the soundtrack of nature.

The Grange, Hampshire

This is a stunning self-enclosed site surrounded by beautiful woodlands and trees on the stunning Grange Estate, home of The Grange Festival. Not only does the estate feature the Greek revival mansion, but also a beautiful lake and rivers running through the grounds. This is the perfect site to get away from it within the grounds of an iconic destination

The Glade, Charlton Park, Wiltshire

This is a cosy, self-contained location, surrounded by trees and perfect for bringing your group together for a couple of days. Close to the main house yet remote enough to feel like you’re completely cut off from the rest of the world.


RESTORE, RECHARGE, REIMAGINE COST AND INCLUSIONS
  • Sole use of the site for 36 hrs
  • Bedding, linens and all the home comforts you need in 10 bell tents
  • Hot showers and proper toilets
  • Central Giant Tipi with banquet table, library, lounge and games area
  • Breakfasts and dinners each day cooked up for you by our onsite chef made with locally-sourced ingredients
  • 1 hr Sunset Yoga session
  • 1hr 15 mins Conscious Connected Breath session
  • 2 hrs Forest Bathing experience
  • 2hrs Bushcraft experience
  • 2 glamping site staff and chef on site for your stay

Cost: bespoke packages and durations available, price on application.  The site has 10 bell tents in total and takes 20 people maximum.

A drinks package is also available including wines, prosecco and local ale.

Please note, longer durations of a week or even a month are also possible for larger teams. Please contact Justine Clement at justinec@thelifeadventure.co.uk or call on +44 7714333418 to book or discuss.

The Wonder of Winter Forest Bathing Sat 28th Jan 2023 Surrey

With Justine Clement
A Weekly small group Forest Bathing experience in Surrey & Kent

Saturday 28th Jan 2023 at 9.15am-12pm, Nower Wood, Surrey

Forest bathing is scientifically proven to improve health. Countless Japanese studies have revealed how it boosts immune systems, reduces stress hormones, enhances mental wellness and bolsters brain health. It can provide emotional healing, decrease blood pressure, improve general sleep-wake cycles, improve relationship skills, reduces stress and reduce aggression.

These are gentle, personable, small group introductions to forest bathing including sensory and meditative exercises. We take time to explore our woodland landscape, tuning in to our micro and macro awareness of nature and noticing how it communicates with us. The session is 2.5 hours and takes place at the Surrey Wildlife Trust’s wildlife reserve Nower Wood. See here for details on the location https://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/nature-reserves/nower-wood-educational-nature-reserve

Read more about Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) on Justine’s dedicated website, Forest Bathing Made In Britain.

You’ll meet in the car park 15 minutes before to begin promptly at 9.15am, finishing around 12pm.

 

Touching The Soul – A One Day Retreat For Women in Overwhelm

With The Life Adventure

Breath coach Justine Clement and renowned body psychotherapist Andrea Lucas have teamed up to launch an immersive one day retreat that draws upon ancient teachings integrating powerful touch, movement, Breathwork and active listening to help women in overwhelm.  The retreat will be for you, and you alone, with a 100% focus on you, your needs, desires and requirements.
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Touching the Soul’s mission is to help educate you into facilitating your own healing. You’ll be guided through a magical, restorative, informative and healing day, helping you find the root cause of your physical and emotional discomfort and give you the tools you need to overcome the challenges you face. In this one unique day retreat, you’ll be supported in rediscovering your true nature and begin the process of healing deeply the symbolic tunes of your body. Justine and Andrea hold a sacred safe space, allowing your heart to open, enabling you to embrace new feelings of wholeness and radiance. You’ll leave feeling transformed with a deep inner peace.

Why you need to experience this 

1. Begin the process of alleviating pain and ill health

At their root, pain and ill health have unspoken and unexpressed thoughts and most of these remain unexamined. Breathwork and body psychotherapy will help to gently begin the process of helping remove these from the body.

2. Change the way you think

Your body is a metaphor of your mind. What shows up in your body has everything to do with your mind. Your body is designed to thrive and heal, but often the mind gets in the way and disrupts the process. Changing our thoughts is a pathway to self-healing and this one-day retreat will start you thinking in an entirely different way about yourself, and about your body.

3. Reclaim your personal power

Our potential for healing is actually limitless, we just don’t realise it. This retreat will help you reactivate the parts of yourself you’ve closed down over the course of your lifetime and reclaim control over your life, making better, more conscious, clearer decisions about yourself, your health and your life in general. Working with your breath on an ongoing basis (we’ll teach you how) is a wonderful way of keeping in tune with the inner you.4. Helping you deal better with stress and anxiety

Most people spend way too much of their day living with elevated stress and anxiety levels which can lead to us disassociating from our feelings rather than the healthier way, which is to work through them as they arise. We’ll use powerful methods of releasing stuck energy that is held deeply in the tissues of the body, as well as showing you how to allow your emotions to arise whilst using helpful steps to avoid overloading yourself with stress and anxiety.

4. Release tension, trauma and emotional baggage

To be human is to have emotional baggage and often trauma, too. Tension in your body reflects the tension in your psyche because memories and emotions reside in the body resulting in energy blocks and imbalances. Emotions are energy and Breathwork and body psychotherapy begin the process of releasing these from the body before they manifest as dis-ease and illness, helping to transform the oldest and most painful memories, release physical tensions, soothe the heart and ultimately restore the body and mind to its optimal health. freeing you to live a healthier and happier life.

How your retreat day will run

ARRIVAL

8.45 am Enjoy a light breakfast including herbal juices, tinctures, and medicinal calming non-caffeine teas.

9.30 am: Breath coach Justine will guide you through a 90-minute Conscious Connected Breath experience.

Breathing is a forgotten tool for healing and optimising your physical and mental health. Conscious Connected Breathwork is a powerful and safe way to infuse the body with oxygen and energy and recharge your system to its maximum healing capacity. It can lead you to optimum health, mental and emotional clarity and experience an ever-deepening relationship with yourself. It’s a gentle, simple, yet profound technique that will help open up the full potential of your breathing system for better physical and emotional wellbeing. The many benefits, include increased energy, better immune response, and increased ability to deal with stress in a healthy way. This 90 min session will include:

• Introduction to Conscious Connected Breathwork
• Intention setting
• 45-minute guided breath session
• 10 minute Shavasana (deep relaxation)

11.00am Free time and space to enjoy a protein /nutritious seed bar with warming teas or a light green super power juice.

11.15 am Body psychotherapist Andrea will take you through 120 mins of deeply restorative body massage work. Known as a ‘Guardian Angel’ in the massage therapy world, Andrea combines her highly developed intuition and astute psychological insight together with an in-depth understanding of the human body. Andrea’s healing hands and her light and vibrant presence define her as the holy grail of massage therapists. Leave feeling transformed with a deep inner peace.

1.30pm Lunch

2.00pm Free time to walk and/or rest in nature

3.00 pm Justine will take you through your second, even deeper breath experience. This session will last 60 mins and will include any questions and reflections you may have from the session earlier in the day, a 30-minute breathe and 10 minute relaxation.

4.00pm Tea and nourishing cacao cake

4.30pm Therapeutic reflection and insights with Andrea and Justine.

5.30pm Finish

About Justine

Justine is a former CEO turned certified Breathguru © Conscious Connected Breath coach and the founder of Wonderbreath. Her entire wellbeing roadmap of the past twenty or so years began with trying to understand herself and her place in the world, Justine began her love of Breathwork twelve years ago with a rigorous Ashtanga yoga practice and believes our breath is the most powerful tool we possess.

Justine is also a Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) guide, qualified to advance level with the International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine and founder of Wonderwoods – Forest Bathing Made In Britain. She’s the co-author of a lockdown-inspired book called I Am Every Woman – A Collection Of Extraordinary Life Journeys and a forthcoming guide to nature connection, called Wonder Woods – Finding Wisdom In The Forest.

About Andrea

Andrea is a body psychotherapist with 30 years of experience. Her philosophy is that a healthy flow of life force is crucial in the body’s energy field if there is to be a sense of physical and emotional wellbeing. Her psychotherapeutic approach is comprehensive in its precision, in its methods, and results. Andrea’s compassionate presence allows you to see your truth; her psychological presence and wisdom helps you transform old and painful memories; and her caring and insightful qualities supports you to release any physical, energetic and emotional tension. Andrea’s vibrant energy and caring creativity is always present and she embraces the underlying faith of her spiritual higher self as a unique combination for transformation to occur. She is well-known and respected in the field of healing, providing meaningful, heart-filled, spirited treatments and has dedicated her life to unravelling the mysteries of the mind/body connection.

She has undertaken studies in integrative psychotherapy and personal development, and I am registered and accredited with the BACP. In addition, she has studied worldwide in the clinical application of numerous bodywork disciplines and modalities. These include anatomy and physiology, reflexology, acupressure, trigger point techniques, sports massage, yoga, stretching, breath-work, and advanced clinical and remedial massage. (JING ACMT). She works with an open heart to be available to each individual who wishes to discover the inner music of their own life.

From January 2023 to April 2023 the retreat day will take place in Harrow-on-the-hill, Middlesex (near London) with options in the Cotswolds beyond that. More details to follow, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

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What’s included

Sole use of the site for 36 hrs
Bedding, linens and all the home comforts you need in 10 bell tents
Hot showers and proper toilets
Central Giant Tipi with banquet table, library, lounge and games area
Breakfasts and dinners each day cooked up for you by our onsite chef made with locally-sourced ingredients
Lunch on Day 2
1.5 hrs Storytelling workshop
1 hr Sunset Yoga session
1 hr Vision Building session
1hr 15 mins Conscious Connected Breath session
2 hrs Forest Bathing experience
Preethi Nair and Justine Clement on site for the majority of the time plus 2 Kymani staff and chef

Price Contact us for bespoke itineraries

Presenter Justine Clement

Justine Clement is Founder of The Life Adventure. Curiosity prevails, for she is a chaser of life's magic and wonders. The past 20 years have been spent understanding the path to true wellbeing, both her own, as well as how others can learn to take responsibility for their own health and wellness. She has spent much of her career sourcing and creating unique experiences for global brands, their marketing agencies, as well as for organisations. She's currently working on a community enterprise called The Selsey Sea Bathing Society, improving the confidence and outlook of women through outdoor swimming.

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What’s included

2.45 hours Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) experience.
Please wear suitable clothing, making sure you are warm enough in the woods and good, comfortable walking shoes. If the weather looks like it may rain, please wear appropriate clothing to keep you dry. You'll be walking no more than 1 mile in total.

Price £45.00

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

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What’s included

A 1 day retreat as described above including all food and drinks as described, 1 x 90 mins Conscious Connected Breath session, 1 x 60 min Conscious Connected Breath session, 1 x 120 mins body psychotherapy session and a 60 mins therapeutic reflection session.

Price £1,500.00

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

Sole use of the site for 36 hrs
Bedding, linens and all the home comforts you need in 10 bell tents
Hot showers and proper toilets
Central Giant Tipi with banquet table, library, lounge and games area
Breakfasts and dinners each day cooked up for you by our onsite chef made with locally-sourced ingredients
Lunch on Day 2
1.5 hrs Storytelling workshop
1 hr Sunset Yoga session
1 hr Vision Building session
1hr 15 mins Conscious Connected Breath session
2 hrs Forest Bathing experience
Preethi Nair and Justine Clement on site for the majority of the time plus 2 Kymani staff and chef

Price Contact us for bespoke itineraries

Presenter Justine Clement

Justine Clement is Founder of The Life Adventure. Curiosity prevails, for she is a chaser of life's magic and wonders. The past 20 years have been spent understanding the path to true wellbeing, both her own, as well as how others can learn to take responsibility for their own health and wellness. She has spent much of her career sourcing and creating unique experiences for global brands, their marketing agencies, as well as for organisations. She's currently working on a community enterprise called The Selsey Sea Bathing Society, improving the confidence and outlook of women through outdoor swimming.

MORE »

What’s included

2.45 hours Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) experience.
Please wear suitable clothing, making sure you are warm enough in the woods and good, comfortable walking shoes. If the weather looks like it may rain, please wear appropriate clothing to keep you dry. You'll be walking no more than 1 mile in total.

Price £45.00

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

A 1 day retreat as described above including all food and drinks as described, 1 x 90 mins Conscious Connected Breath session, 1 x 60 min Conscious Connected Breath session, 1 x 120 mins body psychotherapy session and a 60 mins therapeutic reflection session.

Price £1,500.00