2018 dates

Women's Urban Immersion Day Retreat at Colchester Buddhist Centre

Sunday 16 September 10.30am - 4.30pm

A day for women to immerse in the practices of yoga, mantra, breathwork, Thai yoga massage and yoga nidra. Get grounded after the heat of the summer, as we transition into Autumn.

Hosted by Chrissie Joy, Arlene McGill and Sarah McCaskey



Yoga with Chrissie... hatha/Scaravelli inspired yoga and movement. Creating freedom within the body, whilst allowing each student to move at their own pace. Suitable for all levels - an encouraging, supportive yoga practice.

Thai yoga massage with Arlene... learn to give a 30 minute Thai yoga massage. Plus time to learn Thai yoga self-massage and breathing techniques. Release tension, free your energy and embrace these nurturing practices.

Yoga nidra and sound bath with Sarah... a systematic meditative visualisation practice. Accompanied by the soothing sounds of Himalayan singing bowl and koshi chimes. Deep rest for the body, mind and nervous system.

All equipment is available for you to use (bring your own if you prefer).

Please bring vegetarian food to share for lunch

The Colchester Buddhist Centre, 2 Portland Road CO2 7EH


Book early before 12th August for £45.00
£50.00 thereafter

To book your place contact Chrissie Joy - 07536 113485 / chrissiejjoy@yahoo.co.uk / Living Joy Website

Autumn retreat days with Sarah at Old Hall, East Bergholt

Saturday 6 October 10.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday 3 November 10.00am - 5.00pm

Both days offer a chance to pause, reflect and tune in with yourself.

Practices will include simple hatha yoga, movement and breath work walking meditation,
yoga nidra with sound bath, laughter, mantras, kirtan heartsong and intention setting in the beautiful building and grounds of Old Hall Community.


6 October retreat... Letting go...

As the leaves let go of the trees so we let go of the year and prepare for the regenerative power of the darker months ahead. Through our practice we acknowledge this cycle.



3 November retreat... Welcoming winter...
As we approach the winter months find meaning and purpose in the cooler, shorter days. Through our practice we will rest, reflect and sow seeds of intention for the next cycle.



Mats, blocks, blankets are available or you're welcome to bring your own

Tea and snacks will be provided. Please bring vegetarian food to share for lunch

Old Hall, Rectory Hill, East Bergholt, Colchester CO7 6TG



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6 October retreat

Earlybird £45 before 8 September
Full price £50 from 9 September

3 November retreat

Earlybird £45 before 6 October
Full price £50 from 7 October

Bespoke retreats...

Join together with family, friends or fellow yogis and book me for a bespoke retreat

We'll meet to decide dates, venue and catering arrangements, you choose from the menu of session options including

Restorative hatha yoga
Yoga nidra
Sound journey
Laughter yoga
Walking meditation
Mantra meditation
Kirtan heartsong
Thai yoga massage
Indian head massage
Reiki healing
Weleda beauty demos
Weleda facials




You decide the number of sessions over a day, weekend or week leaving as much or as little time for talking,
having baths, going for walks, reading books, day trips etc as you and your group would like depending on needs.

If this would be of interest to you please get in touch to arrange a meeting to discuss details...