Yoga and Art Retreat : Mid-winter Gathering

We betray ourselves when we do not follow the heart’s desire, for what the heart is attracted to, is your destiny - Leon Brown


We’re all winging it..that’s what angels do

We’re all winging it..that’s what angels do

Join us in the Sussex Country Yurt for a day of creativity for well-being. Both the Yoga and Art activities are for all levels and no prior experience is needed to enjoy this beautiful mindful day.

In the bleak mid-winter, in the middle of the countryside, we’ll meet in our fire-lit yurt for a super cosy mid-winter gathering. This time of the year can feel dark, cold and isolating and so is the perfect moment to bring hearts and minds together for a mid-winter retreat that will offer some much-needed reflection time in the aftermath of the New year, warm your cockles and help you re-connect to your heart focus.

Retreat date: Sunday 10th February 2019 / SOLD OUT - See below for next event - 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)

In this gorgeous super gentle day retreat we’ll use a mixture of meditation, yoga and mindful creative techniques to help you connect to your heart and explore your sankalpa. Your sankalpa is your intention, or perhaps better described as your heartfelt desire, a statement that reflects your true nature – far more encompassing than a New Year’s resolution, and requires no action or change. Your Sankalpa is literally a statement of who you are and what you want to bring to the world.

We’ll start the day with a gentle meditation to connect to your inner voice - a chance to begin your reflection on your San Kalpa. This will be followed by a relaxing and harmonising Yoga practice led by the lovely Georgie (GLO YOGA) complete with traditional Pranayama to calm and cleanse mind, body and spirit. We’ll explore heart-opening backbends to open the shoulders, chest and hip flexors and awaken ANAHATA (the Heart chakra) before settling into some more Yin style poses for deep physical and emotional release.

This will be followed by a super soothing FREE reflexology taster session led by the lovely Heather from Magnolia Tree therapies where you’ll learn gentle reflexology massage techniques for the hands, that help balance the whole body.

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

In the afternoon we’ll return to your San-Kalpa, finding words and images that communicate your hearts desire and creating our own prayer flag to bring that intention into the physical world. Slowing down and sewing our heart wishes through this meditative making session.

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!

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. SOLD OUT


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.

Retreat date: Sunday 24th March 2019

Retreat Timings: 10:30 to 16:30

Retreat Location: Sussex Country Yurt, RH12 3SQ

Retreat Leaders: Georgie (GLO Yoga ) and Ellie (Surrey Art School)

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.

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Yoga and Art Retreat : New Beginnings

“Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Everyday is a fresh start. Each day is a new beginning. Every morning we wake up is the first day of the rest of our life” - Author Unknown


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What did  little you dream of ? Let big you  write the pages  of your book day by day…

What did little you dream of? Let big you write the pages of your book day by day…

What’s the best way to kick off into a brand new year?

Start where you are and simply grow from there. The New year is such a fantastic opportunity to hit the reset button and focus your heart on what you most want or need in your future. We are the authors of our own epic story and we write the pages day by day.

Retreat date: Sunday 6th January 2019 / SOLD OUT

Save the date: Sunday 10th February / Mid Winter Gathering / Heart Chakra Focus / email surreyartschool@gmail.com to join waiting list!

Retreat Timings: 10:30 to 16:30

Retreat Location: Sussex Country Yurt, RH12 3SQ

Retreat Leaders: Georgie (GLO Yoga ) and Ellie (Surrey Art School)

Join us at the stunning Sussex Country Yurt for a day of mindfulness, creativity and yoga. We’ll use a mixture of meditation, yoga and mindful creative techniques to help you set your intentions for the year ahead and step into the new year feeling grounded, balanced and focused.

The day will kick off with a lovely, energising, all levels class led by the lovely Georgie (aka GLO YOGA). You’ll start with some gentle but strengthening vinyasa flow cycles, before bringing the focus inward with a series of balance poses. This will be followed by a super soothing FREE reflexology taster session led by the lovely Heather from Magnolia Tree therapies.

We’ll then settle down for a warming vegetarian buffet lunch - a change to sit, chat and share by the warmth of the woodburner.

The afternoon will start with a gentle mindful meditation led by Ellie (Surrey Art School ) to help you connect to your heart and tap into your subconscious wishes and dreams. You’ll create a vision board using creative visualisation techniques - giving you the chance to reflect what has passed and to invite in whatever you need for your future. At the end of this session we’ll create a personal mantra for you to keep in your heart for the year ahead.

We’ll end the day with some collective breath work and send you away with a huge hug and a lovely self-care goody bag!

Spaces are super limited on these small, intimate seasonal gatherings, so book soon if you’re keen to join us and watch this space for larger gatherings at new venues across Surrey in 2019! Full booking terms and conditions are here.


Yoga & Art Retreat : Winter Gathering

“This is the power of gathering : It inspires us - delightfully - to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful. In a word, more alive” - Alice Waters


Come in from the cold and join is for an ever so special, small and personal Winter Gathering with Surrey Art School and Glo Yoga at the beautiful Sussex Country Yurt.

Retreat date: Sunday 2nd December 2018

Retreat Timings: 10:30 to 16:30

Retreat Location: Sussex Country Yurt, RH12 3SQ

Retreat Leaders: Georgie (GLO Yoga ) and Ellie (Surrey Art School)

Time to light the fire, gather in a quiet space, reflect on all that has passed and bring the focus inward as we prepare for darker winter days ahead. Join us in this magical yurt in a stunning, secluded rural location for a day of yoga and creativity for well-being.

In the comfort of this cosy space we’ll kick off the day with a warming and energising yoga class - lighting a fire in your belly with GLO Yoga. This will be followed by a super soothing FREE reflexology taster session led by the lovely Heather from Magnolia Tree therapies.

We’ll then gather together again for a warming winter feast, tucking into a hearty vegetarian lunch as we chat and reflect on our morning of wellbeing workshops.

In the afternoon we’ll settle back down for a festive crafting workshop led by Ellie - Surrey Art School - creating gorgeous foraged winter wreaths and yule decorations that you can take home to deck your own halls.

We’ll finish the day with deep relaxation, meditation and yoga nidra before sending you away with a hug and a gift bag full of self care goodies! Allow the present to be a gift to yourself this winter.

Light refreshments (warming chai, herbal teas) vegetarian lunch and gift bag all included in your booking! Book online to secure your spot. Spaces are super limited for this seasonal special! Full Booking terms and conditions are here. SOLD OUT! NEW YEAR day retreat - Sunday 6th January 2019 - email to join the waiting list - surreyartschool@gmail.com

Come in from the cold, leave the chaos behind and find calm in our cosy Winter Yurt

Come in from the cold, leave the chaos behind and find calm in our cosy Winter Yurt

Yoga and creative workshops suitable for all levels - everyone is welcome

Yoga and creative workshops suitable for all levels - everyone is welcome


Yoga, Creativity and Well-being Retreat

If you go down to the woods today you might be surprised at the benefits to your overall well-being that spending some time amongst the trees can provide. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of forest bathing, we'll be heading back into the woods for our Autumn Yoga and Art retreat to ground ourselves from root to tree top.


Event date: Sunday 30th September 2018

Event time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Event Location: Surrey Hills Yurts, Logmore Lane, Westcott, RH4 3JN

Event Leaders: Georgina Oldfield (GLO Yoga Sussex) & Ellie Green (Surrey Art School)

Be like a tree. Stay Grounded. Connect to your roots. Turn over a new leaf. Bend before you break. Enjoy your unique natural beauty. Keep growing - Joanne Rapits

Come down to the woods with us for a magical experience inspired by the wonders of the beautiful woodland at our stunning retreat site in the heart of the Surrey Hills.

The focus of this full day retreat is to ground ourselves - in a calm space that will help us reconnect to our core purpose -  and for this we are using the trees as inspiration.

Over the course of the day you will take part in two workshops:

The first - a tree inspired yoga class that will help you to draw your energy back down to the ground and help you find stability and strength in your yoga practice. We will be awakening and activating the Muldhara or root chakra - the body's most primal and fundamental energy centre associated with instinct, survival and safety and closely connected to the earth and nature.

The second - a tree inspired art workshop where you'll be creating your own 'tree spirit' that will be installed on a tree of your choosing at the site. We'll then be using fallen leaves to create some crisp, detailed monoprints using a vegetable base printing ink. Finally we'll build a mindful fire and share our wishes and dreams for the season by adding a log to the fire.

As usual we'll be providing a warming and hearty vegetarian lunch from the outdoor kitchen and will be dining fire-side whilst chatting and warming our cockles

We'll also be inviting back Magnolia Tree therapies to offer another FREE REFLEXOLOGY taster session - this one using pressure points on the hands and feet to re-energise and balance the body.

Expect a warming gathering of like-minded people, where you can make a bit of time to be creative but also to reflect and reframe in preparation for the Autumn season. You'll also get a screen-printed goodie bag to take away on the day!

Book online below to secure your spot Spaces still available for Sunday - book online to secure your spot!

Full booking terms and conditions are here.

As Surrey Hills Yurts is a totally eco-friendly site we encourage car-sharing to this event!

Be like a tree, stand tall, bend don't break, connect to your roots

Be like a tree, stand tall, bend don't break, connect to your roots

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What you say about our retreats:

The Art & Yoga retreat was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday treating yourself to some self-care...We've all seen the Mandala colouring books but knowing how to create your own Mandala is a lovely thing to learn. This combined with the yoga session with Glo Yoga out in a field in the Surrey Hills...wow! Just beautiful!

Jenna, Mid-summer Art and Yoga retreat, August 2018