Join me in London for a Punk Rock Urban Retreat!

One of my deepest desires is to create spaces for women to connect deeply with one another and with themselves. I started this work last year, when I co-hosted a one-day retreat with my dear friend Jayne last December and we held another one in February.

Many of us know what it’s like to feel busy and burnt out, forgetting to make space for the things we crave.

We might not have the time or money to go on a beach-side retreat right now but we yearn for a space to unwind and to learn how to bring a sense of relaxation and ease into our daily lives.

I've created the Punk Rock Urban retreats as an antidote to the stress, disconnection, and inner turmoil that many of us experience on a daily basis. Through wild movement, deep connections, sacred stillness, and personal growth we'll shake off what's been holding us back and make space for our desires.

What's so punk rock about them?

This isn't about escaping real life. We'll be tapping into our wild side and stepping into our deepest desires in order to bring the things that we truly crave into our daily lives. I'm a pink-haired coach with an appreciation for a well-placed "f-bomb" and in each of these exclusive workshops I'll be partnering with a powerful movement instructor to bring you a day of inner transformation and expansion. It won't be your average retreat.

Saturday 21st November, from 1:30pm – 6:00pm in North London

Co-hosted by Melanie Murphy (qoya teacher, energy healer, kinesiologist, & health coach)

We'll be gathering on the Saturday before the full moon and November's full moon is all about preparing for the inner work that winter calls us to do. Rather than waiting until the new year to start setting your intentions, harness the energy of this moon to gain clarity on your desires and we'll teach you the tools to move towards them with ease.

What’s included on the retreat…

  • We’ll greet you with a delicious cocktail of infused waters & you can enjoy all-you-can-drink herbal tea throughout the day
  • Qoya session – a practice that combines yoga, dance and sensual movement, to remind us that, as women, we are wise, wild, and free
  • A meditation that will help you bust through your blocks
  • Rituals to help you get clear on your desires and figure out how to take action towards them without being desperate
  • A session on creating a daily practice that will support you in living the life you dream of – because it’s what you do everyday that shapes you and your life
  • Nibbles and treats to keep you fueled throughout the day
  • A guided relaxation to help you process the insights and transformations that have occurred throughout the day
  • We'll wrap up with homemade chocolate and a chance to exchange numbers with the new friends we've made
  • You'll go home with special gift that will help you bring everything you’ve learned and experienced at the retreat into your daily life

All of this and more is included in the price of only £44 per person (or 2 payments of £22 each).

Tickets are extremely limited in order to ensure an intimate experience for everyone.

We all have desires that we want to fulfill and pieces of our lives that we want to look differently. But nothing will change unless we do. Until we take the time and invest in ourselves, we remain stuck. But change doesn’t have to be difficult. And we’re here to bring laughter, love, and support to your journey.

What people have said about my past events...

“The Full Moon Retreat Day is like being wrapped in a sacred cocoon of nurture. Rituals, self reflection, qoya, kundalini practice, deep relaxation... a perfect mix to help you shake off the old and call in the new. And the food, don't get me started on the food. Thank you Jayne and Sarah for such a special day.” ~ Rebecca Campbell, author of Light Is The New Black

“The day was really well structured and had excellent flow. All the components were wonderful individually and yet fit really well into a 1-day experience. The day was neither tiring nor boring: everyone left with a perfect union of replenished energy and a sense of calm. I loved being a part of such an interesting group of women all coming together to just enjoy, nurture themselves and heal.” ~ Emily Shaw, Personal Health Alchemist

“It's so important to do things like this, that not only put you back in touch with yourself, but also give you the opportunity to be in a room full of strong, powerful women. Strength really is in numbers, and I went away feeling uplifted, supported and on a total high.” ~ Lauren Burles

“I didn't know exactly what I needed, but THAT was exactly what I needed! So hell yeah, I would recommend signing up to the next one.” ~ Alison Jones

“Learning to let my hair down and begin to dance like no one is watching. I learnt a lot about my own issues and have developed strategies to help myself be more content. And the food was fab!” ~ Lauren Crawford

“I would say the retreat was life changing and I would definitely recommend they sign up to the next one.” ~ Jerry Willi

“Having been to previous retreats, I understand how vital it is that we take care of ourselves and give ourselves time to really let go. This was my third retreat and, knowing how light and lovely I've felt after previous retreats, I wouldn't have missed it for the world.” ~ Rebecca Hunter

Please note that your place is confirmed once you have made payment. While we are unable to offer refunds or alternate dates, but if for some reason you can’t make it then we are very happy to transfer the name on the booking. A two-part payment plan is available. Deposits are non-refundable. The second payment will be invoiced via PayPal and payment must be received by Saturday 7 November, 2015.

PRPD #11: Managing anxiety, challenging mental health stigmas, & defining your personal style with Celia Edell.

Celia Edell is a contributing vlogger for Everyday Feminism, an advice for Polyester Magazine, a freelance writer and a feminist philosopher. She has her Master’s degree in philosophy and is especially interested in critical race theory, mental health awareness, feminist ethics and bad reality television.

In this episode Celia talks about why herbal tea and yoga aren’t always enough when it comes to managing our mental health. She shares the coping strategies she uses for dealing with her generalized anxiety disorder. She offers advice on what to do if you’re struggling with your mental health and don’t know where to turn. And she talks about how to find your own personal style and use it as a tool for your personal growth and development.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How Celia deals with online trolls and protects her energy from negativity
  • Her advice for anyone who is struggling with their mental health and doesn't know where to turn
  • What Celia's generalized anxiety disorder feels like to her and how it impacts her day-to-day life
  • The coping mechanisms that she uses to manage her anxiety
  • Why her mental health changed when she moved overseas and how she dealt with it
  • Why Celia became a big advocate for anti-anxiety medications, even though she resisted them when they were first prescribed for her
  • How she met people and created support systems after moving to a new country
  • The ways her partner is able to support her when she's feeling anxious
  • How Celia developed her very unique personal style and the ways it contributed to her own personal growth

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