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Illuminate the New Year - Morning Retreat
Sunday 14th January 2024, 9:30am - 12:30pm, The Retreat New Forest

The New Year offers the opportunity to begin anew. To reflect on what has been and where we are going. The Illumination morning retreat offers the space to be supported and nurtured to reconnect with what is truly important and clear space to welcome the new path ahead.

Allow yourself to be held in a safe space to find more clarity on what matters, let go of what does not, and reconnect to the wisdom within to trust the journey.

Through yoga, mindfulness and breathwork we can learn to trust our innate voice and find more joy and fluidity in life. We invite the energy of spaciousness and surrender to illuminate the path ahead, finding more peace and balance.


We will begin the morning with a grounding meditation to reflect and recognise where we are now. We’ll move slowly into a gentle flowing yoga practice to awaken and open the physical body.  Gentle breathwork will guide us inwards and visionary meditations will bring focus on what is important. The workshop will finish with an extended deep relaxation Yoga Nidra meditation (lying comfortably), planting powerful intentions for positive change. We will end the day with tea, treats and reflections.

This is the perfect opportunity to re-fill your cup for the start of the year, gain more clarity, trust and love for yourself and where you are going.  

The Day will look something like this:

  • 9:30am – Welcome, Settling and Grounding Meditation

  • 10am – Gentle Flowing Yoga Practice

  • 11am – Reflections

  • 11:15am – Breathwork

  • 11:30am – Vision Setting Exercise

  • 11.45am – Blissful Yoga Nidra

  • 12:15pm – Final reflections and Closing


This Retreat morning is suitable for all with a willingness to journey inwards, options and modifications will be offered for yoga practice.

The lovely Crow Spotter café is onsite offering delicious plant based lunches and refreshments (lunch bookings are advisable at weekends).

I look forward to welcoming you.


(Tickets are non refundable)


Why not make a day of it with some lunch and even a woodland Sauna?

If you would like to join a group lunch booking afterwards at the Retreat's Crowspotter Cafe please get in touch - (additional cost)

If you would like to join a woodland sauna session after lunch (2:30pm / Maximum of 5 People / Approximately £10  - £15 per person) please get in touch

Get in touch:

About the organiser:

Gail is an accredited Wellness Coach and Yoga Teacher. She trained in India with world renowned Himalayan Master, Yogrishi Vishvketu (PhD), and draws on knowledge of the traditional practice of Hatha Yoga including posture, breathwork, relaxation, meditation techniques and philosophy. Through yoga, Gail aims to encourage more balance and connection with mind, body and breath, and encourage more calm.

"Gail puts thought and energy into every offering and has a calming teaching style that is very therapeutic. I leave feeling full of energy and enthusiasm, but beautifully relaxed and calm; it’s a lovely balance." - Julie (Yoga Student)



New Forest Retreat, A35, Christchurch, BH23 7EF (just a few miles from Christchurch)

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