Zoomed Out? Revive, Refresh, Recharge In Nature: Summer 21 Surrey, Hampshire & Wiltshire

Zoomed Out? Revive, Refresh, Recharge In Nature: Summer 21 Surrey, Hampshire & Wiltshire

With The Life Adventure
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

It’s been a tough year, 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.


WHAT ABOUT COVID?

Our glamping partners have this as our number one priority – keeping all guests and staff safe. We and they will be paying constant and close attention to changes to government advice and reacting accordingly. Rest assured that every step will be taken to ensure everyone is protected.

How will things be socially distanced?

Each site will be laid out so that each bell tent will be far enough away to allow everyone to have plenty of space. The central unit is a vast tipi in which all furniture will be laid out with enough distance to keep you all socially distanced.

How will you keep everyone safe onsite?

Our glamping partners will conduct a deep clean of all sleeping and communal infrastructure in-between each booking so that you will arrive safe in the knowledge that it is a fully cleansed site. They will also have plenty of cleaning materials on site for you to continue wiping everything down in a safe way in areas where you will be mixing with others from your group.  Caterers and the onsite guest management team will all be fully COVID-compliant and wearing PPE gear at all times when in contact with you. We will ask you to submit the contact details of your entire party to the NHS Track and Test system prior to your departure.

What happens if the UK Government impose new restrictions?

If Coronavirus travel restrictions affect your booking, you’ll be able to move it either to later this year or have a pick from our summer availability next year.  So there’s no need to worry about losing your booking.


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.

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 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