The Emergence Retreat

- for women in mid-life

Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th January 2022

Begur, Spain

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“Dear Pleasing, I’m leaving you for Pleasure”

– Sarah Durham Wilson

Emergence

​Dear mid-life woman,

It is with great pleasure I can share with you that we are at last able to begin residential retreats.

The Emergence Retreat is a collaboration between Jo Kemp and myself.

Jo Kemp, of The Way of Soma fame, is a highly experienced Yoga and Menopause Yoga Teacher, a skilled Yoga Therapist, Senior Dynamic Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer specialising in Breathwork and Nervous System trainings. She takes a somatic embodied approach to Yoga and her work is trauma informed.

​Between us, we have over 40 years of teaching experience and have led many retreats in various locations over the years.

Our Why

As perimenopausal women, both Jo and I share the view that mid-life transition can be a powerful portal for transformation, where we can get to know ourselves anew, embrace change, and emerge with a deeper connection to our innate wise woman wisdom and all the power that brings.

The What

The Emergence Retreat is for women looking to step into and embrace mid-life as strong, empowered and embodied women.

It’s a space for women at all stages of their perimenopause/menopause journey to share, learn and explore a variety of activities and practices together and importantly take as much rest as needed.

The Retreat Experience

🗸 Three days of nourishment and complete restoration.

🗸 In a spectacular venue overlooking one of the prettiest coves in the Costa Brava, with access to beautiful walks and lush nature.

🗸 A beautiful fusion of practices including Somatic Movement, Yoga Nidra, deeply nourishing Restorative and Menopause Yoga, soothing Breathwork for menopause and practices for healthy bones and pelvic wellbeing.

🗸 Plenty of time for open sharing with our women’s circles, womb space massage, informal presentations and informative chats on all things menopause around the dinner table.

🗸 Opportunities to explore creative expression in the form of ceramics, photography and journaling.

🗸 An invitation to relax deeply, to respect the pause in menopause, enjoying time in great company and time to be fully with yourself.

🗸 Therapeutic full body and facial massage to support deep relaxation and rejuvenation with our highly experienced therapist.

🗸 Healthy and nutritious food with an emphasis on hormone balance, bone health and supporting the menopausal microbiome.

🗸 Post-retreat, a pack of recorded practices, reflections and guides on the various subjects that we have explored during the retreat so you can continue to feel supported once you return home. 

Through everything we explore together we hope to guide you into a deeper connection with your own inner wisdom so that you may leave feeling a new sense of autonomy and intuitive ability to make wise choices for yourself that will nourish and sustain you through this time of your life.

Book your place

Earlybird prices available until 30th November 2021

This price also gives you a choice of room on a first come first served basis.

On booking, please email lara@all-woman.co.uk with your room choice
(Details of the rooms are in the ‘Choosing Your Room’ tab here)

Earlybird pay in full

450 euros in total

Earlybird pay in two instalments

480 euros in total

Pay the first instalment of 240 euros now with the second one being due by 1st January 2022

Price after 30th November 2021:

– 570 euros for a single occupancy room
– 540 euros for a double occupancy shared room
– 520 euros for a triple occupancy shared room

It’s all about you so you can take part in as much or as little as you like. Everything has been carefully planned with the mid-life woman in mind to help support you in your perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause journey.

Thursday

Arrive and settle, explore our gorgeous retreat space and connect to the land we will be practicing in

4pm: Welcome – initial gathering sharing short somatic practices to help us land and arrive together

7pm: Delicious dinner

8.30pm: Restorative Yoga including a soothing Yoga Nidra practice – a gentle entry way into our time together

Friday and Saturday

8am: Tea and fruit bar

9am -11.30am: Morning practice

11.30am – 1pm: Brunch

Optional activities during the afternoon …

– Friday: Talk exploring menopause, cycle awareness and the seasons of our lives
– Saturday: Get creative with a ceramics session with a twist, honouring all that it is to be a woman!

5pm: Women’s circle – Indulge in a nourishing feminine focused practice and open sharing centered around the perimenopause/menopause journey. Each day we will cover different subjects and share pelvic healing practices and ancient womb space healing techniques

7pm: Delicious dinner

After dinner (optional) …

– Friday: Feminine flow movement sequence, restoration and deep rest
– Saturday: Time to let loose and shake things up and out with our Emergence Dance Party

Followed by a fire ritual to end the day

Sunday

8am: Tea and fruit bar

9am – 10.30am: Morning practice – Strengthening and awakening to set us up for the day

Closing circle and closing meditation to ground and protect us, preparing us for going back out into the world

Final packing and goodbyes – Leave

And so … where will it be?

We wanted to create an environment that could be both supportive, containing and pleasure focused.

And then we found the most gorgeous venue, with a beautiful bright and spacious Yoga space with amazing views and thought this would be a fantastic way to begin the new year!

Located in the north east of Spain, in the Catalonia region, on the Mediterranean Costa Brava coast, our retreat venue is around 1.5km outside the village of Begur, which is 90km from the French border and 140km from Barcelona as you can see on the map here.

Begur is a lively Catalan village with a great selection of restaurants and shops and a medieval castle overlooking the Massif Begur and coastline.

The retreat venue is a beautiful minimalist, eco and sustainably built villa surrounded by Mediterranean gardens overlooking the sea with the beach and forest within walking distance.

There’s a beautiful heated wooden floored practice space with amazing views, two large chill out and living spaces with an open fire, indoor and outdoor dining areas as well as a salt water pool.

The accommodation is in 10 shared bedrooms with 100% natural materials and furnishings.

We would love for you to join us here!

Early bird sign up price before the 30th November 2021

450 euros if you pay in full – Book your place now

or

480 euros if you pay in two instalments (final payment due by 1st January 2022) – Book and pay the first instalment now

Price after 30th November 2021

– 570 euros for a single occupancy room
– 540 euros for a double occupancy shared room
– 520 euros for a triple occupancy shared room

What’s included

This retreat includes accommodation, tuition, workshops, all meals, 3 dinners, 3 lunches/brunches, access to tea/coffee and fruit, treats, all equipment, towels, post-retreat pack, etc.

What’s not included

The retreat does not include transport to and from the venue, travel insurance or massage therapies.

There are now only 10 places left.

Rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so get your choice in quick! 

Once you’ve signed up and paid, email lara@all-woman.co.uk with your name, names of people you want to share with and your first and second room choice.

Each room has been designed as a ‘sleep well’ room with 100% natural materials and furnishings. The mattresses are made of organic latex and locally sourced Pyrenees sheep’s wool. The accommodation has been designed as efficiently as possible to create a really quality indoor environment to support your wellbeing including green roofs and insulated cabling to obtain an optimal sound, alongside thermal and electromagnetic protection.

There is a choice of single rooms, double/twin rooms and also triple occupancy rooms, and some have sea and/or garden views too.

Second level

There are 6 rooms (for 10 people):

– Trikonasana: Twin room with bathroom (double occupancy) – 1 SPACE LEFT
Ardha Chandrasana: Twin room with bathroom (double occupancy) BOOKED
Vasisthasana: Single room with bathroom (single occupancy) BOOKED
– Vrksasana: Twin room with bathroom (double occupancy)
– Virabhadrasana II: Twin room sharing a bathroom with 7, view of the garden and sea (double occupancy)
Padmasana: Single room sharing a bathroom with 6, view of the garden and sea (single occupancy) BOOKED

On the third floor of the property

There are three triple occupancy rooms with ensuite bathrooms, all having a sea view. If you are coming with friends, this may be the perfect choice!

– Navasana: Triple room with bathroom, view of the sea (triple occupancy)
– Natajarasana: Triple room with bathroom, view of the sea (triple occupancy)
– Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana: Triple room with bathroom, view of the sea (triple occupancy)

Flights to Barcelona airport

From London airports – BA, Easyjet, Vueling, Iberia, Ryanair, Monarch
From Manchester Airport – Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair

We will set up a WhatsApp group for those travelling from the UK so you can arrange to share taxis etc. Our retreat villa is around 1 hour 30 minutes from the airport or alternatively you can get the train to Girona.

Train from Barcelona to Girona

Sants Estacio (Central Barcelona) to Girona – 40 minutes by fast train or 75 minutes by slower train.

It is around 50 minutes from the station to our retreat villa which costs approximately 20-30 euros per person depending on numbers. You’ll be able to use the WhatsApp group to arrange to share taxis.

Or you might want to arrange for your own car hire.

When you book on to The Emergence Retreat, you do so under your own risk. It’s really important that you get your own travel insurance and get yourself covered. Many companies over additional Covid cover now too to help you stay protected for any eventualities.

If The Emergence Retreat is cancelled due to Covid restrictions in Spain, you will receive your money back minus a 50 euro admin fee. However, if you cannot attend due to Covid restrictions in your own country, or if you contract Covid yourself, the full amount will be due. We recommend you get travel insurance to cover you for this.

If you can’t attend then the option to transfer your place to another person will be available and, where possible, we would help to support you to fill your place. If that option is not available then the full retreat cost will still be due.

Cost

The cost of The Emergence Retreat is you sign up and pay before 30th November 2021 is 450 euros if you pay in full or 480 euros if you pay in two instalments (final payment due by 1st January 2022).

After 30th November 2021, the price of The Emergence Retreat is:

– 570 euros for a single occupancy room
– 540 euros for a double occupancy shared room
– 520 euros for a triple occupancy shared room

What’s included

This retreat includes accommodation, tuition, workshops, all meals, 3 dinners, 3 lunches/brunches, access to tea/coffee and fruit, treats, all equipment, towels, post-retreat pack, etc.

What’s not included

The retreat does not include transport to and from the venue, travel insurance or massage therapies.

The Team

Lara Heppell is a Doula, Well Woman Yoga and Mizan Abdominal Massage therapist, Senior Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer, Somatic and Intuitive Movement Teacher, women’s circle facilitator and women’s health and menstrual cycle awareness educator.

Jo Kemp is a Senior Yoga Teacher and Menopause Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Teacher Trainer specialising in Breathwork and Nervous System training and a Somatic Movement enthusiast. She created the Way of Woman retreat programme on completing her menopause training wishing to bring women together in the beautiful locations in the area she lives in Catalunya Spain for day retreats and long weekends. She runs free menopausal support for women in Sitges.

Our chef Sarah has managed and been head chef on busy residential yoga retreats for many years. As well as being highly nutritious, her food is wholesome and delicious. For this retreat she will focus on hormone and seasonal balancing combinations using the best locally sourced produce. You are in for a culinary treat!

Our massage therapist Michelle is also an experienced retreat leader and has been a body worker for 20 years. She will be offering therapeutic, relaxation and facial massage to support deep relaxation and rejuvenation.

Emergence Retreat

Everyone on our team is in the experience of perimenopause!

Book your place

Earlybird prices available until 30th November 2021

This price also gives you a choice of room on a first come first served basis.

On booking, please email lara@all-woman.co.uk with your room choice
(Details of the rooms are in the ‘Choosing Your Room’ tab here)

Earlybird pay in full

450 euros in total

Earlybird pay in two instalments

480 euros in total

Pay the first instalment of 240 euros now with the second one being due by 1st January 2022

Price after 30th November 2021:

– 570 euros for a single occupancy room
– 540 euros for a double occupancy shared room
– 520 euros for a triple occupancy shared room

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