In the middle of the darkness is a time to turn in, to reflect, to gather strength.
In the middle of the darkness of winter is a time to turn in, to reflect, to gather strength.
The turning of the year, the tipping from the depth of winter towards spring, growth, change, is a time to plan, to start anew. To take those New Year Resolutions, and shape them.
I invite you to join me, Cathy, Chilled Mama, for a day of deep relaxation & personal reflection. A day of cold & warmth. Of ice & fire. Of breathing deep & walking slow. Walk on the frost, stare into the fire.
The activities will include walking the beautiful labyrinth, and a fire ceremony, in which we can let go of some things, and send our wishes up into the sky.
Throughout the day we will be turning to ourselves with compassion and observation to notice the ebb & flow of our energy, of our place and purpose, of our changing lives. It is a personal journey. Every aspect of the day is optional, with no pressure to talk.
There will be yummy food including hearty soups and delicious hot chocolate.
The Midwinter Soul Warmer Retreat Day is open to EVERYONE! Women, men, parents, not parents.
Midwinter Soul Warmer is a new retreat day, but this is what has been said about my other retreat days held at Tofte Manor.
"They are really amazing days. We all said we didn’t want the day to end! "
"This was a truly special day for me. I learnt so much about myself, I didn't think I would get as much out of it as I did! "
Midwinter Soul Warmer
Saturday 18th January
This will still take place if it snows.
9.45 - 4.15
Tofte Manor is a stunning Tudor manor house just north of Bedford town, and not far from the Northamptonshire border. The grounds have a peaceful, almost magical vibe.
Tofte Manor is a popular wedding venue in the summer months and gets booked up for weekend and day retreats the rest of the year.
We will be based in a beautiful converted coach house, with our own little courtyard and yoga studio, with heated floor, known as the Crystal Room, due to the huge amethyst crystals in each corner.
We have exclusive use of the grounds, including the exceptional labyrinth. Here's a link to read more about it.
If you have any difficulty getting to the venue then please get in touch. I may be able to arrange a lift for you, or give you details of taxi companies to collect you from Bedford station.
There are some lovely B&B locally if you want to make a longer break.
I can also give you details of local activities for partners/family to do with your children during the day and they are welcome to join us for a cup of tea at the end of the day.
"Anyone reading this, don't think about it, do it! I did it last weekend and it was absolutely fabulous. Can't put into words how amazing it was."
*** 3 PLACES LEFT ***
Bring a friend & pay £99 each.
Note: you can change quantity when it transfers you to the PayPal website. Please message me if you have any problems with the payment.
Places are transferable, to another person, or another date, but are not refundable, unless six weeks before.
I am on a very restricted diet (dairy, soya and egg free). Will there be anything for me to eat?
Yes! The lunch is vegan soup. And I do vegan snacks and cakes too. Just let me know. I can cater for caeliac, soya free, and others.
I don't drive. Is there any help to get to the venue?
Yes! Just drop me an email, and I will do what I can. I can also get taxi numbers for you.
Can I bring my baby?
We will be outside in the cold weather for large parts of the day so it is not particularly suitable for bringing babies along.
Do you have any gift vouchers?
Yes! Email me.