This season we are inviting you to meet with Ebru for a calming and mindful introduction to the magical art of painting on water. Ebru - also known as cloud-painting for the way that the paint clouds as it spreads across the water - is an ancient art-form originating in Turkey and dating back to as early as the 15th Century. Of course we’ll be adding a contemporary twist to the outcomes we produce, but the rest of the experience will be as authentic as it gets folks!
Workshop date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Workshop Time: 10:30 to 13:30
Workshop Location: Surrey Art School, Dean House Farm, RH5 5DL
Workshop Tutor: Ebru Koçak
Rise and Shine Spring Yoga + Art Retreat at the Sussex Country Yurt
Join us for a day of yoga, reflexology and creativity for well-being at the stunning Sussex Country Yurt where we’ll shake off the dust of winter and beckon in the glorious Spring season…
Retreat date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Retreat Timings: 11:00 to 16:00
Retreat Location: Sussex Country Yurt, RH12 3SQ
Retreat Leaders: Georgie (GLO Yoga ) and Ellie (Surrey Art School)
We’ll start the day with some awakening yoga practice focusing on the solar plexus as we prepare to rise, breathe and hit the power button! The solar plexus (aka Manipura) is a fiery chakra bringing us warmth, strength, energy and light, and is home to our feelings of power, self-esteem, vitality and our will for transformation. Connecting to our solar plexus chakra as we emerge from the winter and rise into our summer selves, we’ll move consciously with our breath through traditional sun salutations plus some more playful variations as well as enjoying a revitalising Dancing Warrior Flow.
This will be followed by a gorgeous reflexology taster session led by our super lovely Heather aka Magnolia tree therapies. She’ll show you how to press your own buttons - using reflexology techniques that will boost you energy levels and leave you feeling balanced and grounded. She’ll also be offering all you lucky yogis a free hand-massage at the end of the session.
As usual we’ll then be treating you to a delicious vegetarian buffet lunch by the fire where we’ll have the chance to sit, chat and share our thoughts on the morning.
In the afternoon we’ll be taking the focus inward, with a self-reflective meditation led by the lovely Ellie (SAS founder) following up with an afternoon of creative visualisation and intention setting. We’ll create a seasonal vision board (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) to help you see you year clearly and create a focus for each phase of the year.
We’ll close the day with some collective breathwork, a huge hug and a gift bag for you to take away as a gentle reminder to take care of yourself in the months ahead.
With Spring just around the corner, now is truly the time to rise and shine! Please note: both the Yoga and Art activities are suitable for all levels and no prior experience is needed to enjoy this beautiful mindful day. Spaces are super limited on these small, intimate seasonal gatherings, so book soon if you’re keen to join us! Full booking terms and conditions are here.