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Mindful Pinch Pots Workshop / Yoga and Art Retreat : Mother's Day special

  • Surrey Art School RH5 5DL (map)

Mindful Pinch Pots Workshop

Learn how to form a pot using the simplest of ceramic techniques, ‘pinching’. This technique is ideal for anyone who is new to clay and would like a gentle introduction to the medium.

Using only a ball of clay and your hands, you will be shown the process of forming a simple pot. You’ll create several pots during the workshop - learning as you go and adapting your technique as you discover the process.

Finished pots will then be hand-decorated using ‘slip' (coloured liquid clay) or underglaze paints. Carving tools will be available to carve patterns and textures into your design if you choose.

The work will then be dried and taken away for firing and glazing and will be ready for collection at a later date. All materials as well as the firing and glazing of the work are included in the workshop fee.

Expect a super calming workshop with expert Jo Hannah on had to offer technical advice and guidance. Suitable for absolute beginners with no prior experience of Ceramics. Book online here to secure your spot. Full booking terms and conditions are here.   

Workshop date: Sunday 24th March 2019

Workshop time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Workshop level: Beginners

Workshop Location: Surrey Art School, The Old Dairy, RH5 5DL

Tutor: Jo Hannah


Yoga and Art Retreat / Mothers Day special

A Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place none else can take

We’re going all in this season to give it up to our wonderful mothers who tirelessly share, care, love and lead us through life. Let us hold this extra special space for you and bounce a little of that love back to where its needed most.

We’ll start the day with a super gentle yoga class led by the wonderful Georgie (GLO Yoga). Georgie will guide you through a deeply nurturing and harmonising Yoga flow class to calm and soothe the busy mind of a mumma whilst awakening the shakti goddess within. We’ll flow consciously through a revitalising Dancing Warrior Goddess sequence and use Yoni and Lotus Mudras alongside powerful affirmations to stimulate the feminine energies within.

After a short break we’ll settle into a gentle mindful creativity session under the guidance of the lovely Ellie Green (SAS founder). She’ll be leading a mindful stone painting workshop, where you’ll learn about ancient symbols and patterns and use these to create little power stones to mark this moment of self reflection. Evoke the energies you’ll need most when you step back into the world.

We’ll then settle down for a warming vegetarian buffet lunch - a chance to sit, chat and share by the wood-burner.

In the afternoon you’ll be offered an aromatherapy cream making workshop led by complementary therapist Heather Croft of Magnolia Tree Therapies. She’ll show you how to create blends of aromatherapy oils to create an aromatherapy massage cream. She’ll then be offering each of you a gentle reflexology hand-massage to demonstrate how to use these creams on yourself.

Afternoon tea is next, with a slice of home-baked cake and a warming cup of tea by the fire before we settle down in a pile of blankets and cushions for a super nurturing Yoga Nidra session led by our wonderful Georgie. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that leads to deep relaxation and will leave you feeling zen.

As usual we’ll end the day with a cosy fire-side chat and some collective breath work before sending you away with a huge hug and a lovely self-care goody bag!

Join us in the Sussex Country Yurt for a day of creativity for well-being. 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.

Retreat date: Sunday 24th March 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)