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Instructions for living life.
Curiosity is calling you into the wild. Are you coming?
This retreat is deeply embedded into the natural world. It recognises that your human is a part of this world and presents an opportunity to deepen your sensitivity of it.
Together we will bypass the ordinary and open the door to the wildly curious. We will deep dive into our bodies, inner stirrings and heart, navigating this long weekend with richness and wonder.
We will become playmates as we hike through forests, climb valleys, surf in the ocean and mediate with the sun. We will expertly offer you the space to be with yourself, as well as leading grounding, inspiring and deeply healing practices that will connect you to your own human.
At Maison Fish we pride ourselves in the inclusivity of our retreats. If there is a spark of inspiration and willingness of heart then we encourage you to follow it. There will be nothing to prove or to apologise for. Please be you.
Fern will be your guide throughout this weekend. A retreat experience with her is a weave of wisdom, artistry and joyful living. You can expect to feel connected to the mysticism of yoga and grounded to this earth.
Fern’s embodied approach to yoga enables a deep sense of ease, strength and connectivity to human form. She is skilled at guiding the body through an intelligent web of movement, working with repetition and rounds that build in challenge. You can expect to explore your connection to the ground, embrace your human design and move through accessible and playful practice that is designed to feel good.
Fern is passionate in sharing how breath, voice and sound work can be deeply transformative for the nervous system. Guests should come open to an all encompassing yoga practice.
Juicy, thematic morning practices. These will offer opportunities to build strength, explore challenge and move. You will use touch and imagery to sense / feel into your body. You will play with functional exercises to support the thematic vinyasa which Fern will bring to life. Practice will include a sense of challenge and playfulness. Breath work, meditation and journaling will be included.
Relaxing, deeply healing evening practices. These will offer opportunities for stillness and introspection. A space dedicated to deep rest, with reiki energy woven in. Group sound healing experiences will be included, with the use of shamanic drums, tuning forks, crystal bowls and other musical magic. You will explore your voice as a practical tool for self healing, with the focus of 1 or 2 sacred mantras. Pranayama and meditation too.
This retreat will be held at Maison Fish DEVON, a treasure chest of a farmhouse in the middle of Exmoor National Park. Our landscape is particularly magic at this time of year - all the meadows are full of buttercups! You can expect rolling hills, forests of whispering trees and meandering rivers for us to splash in. Our farmhouse is a premium property, with wooden floors and open fire places. We’ll take our yoga in a converted barn, soak in our Five Elements hot tub under the galaxy, and take a plunge in either the slate swimming pool or private lake. Maison Fish Devon is our home away from home, and we just love watching people's jaws drop when they walk through the door.
Our live in chef will make sure we are all nourished deep down into our cells. Our menu is based around whole foods that taste amazingly good. This will be a heart feast of a vegetarian retreat, and any vegans and dietary requests warmly welcomed. All of our ingredients are sourced freshly from local suppliers, and our eggs from the chickens in the field next door. Our chef will work in an open plan kitchen, and is happy to talk you through her recipes so you can go home with some new health food pointers and inspiration. We believe in not only serving a healthy menu, but also providing an education in how you can re-create it at home.
WHAT A DAY MIGHT LOOK LIKE
730am : Morning Nourishment
8am - 10am : Yoga
1030am : Breakfast
S P A C E
5pm - Early dinner
7 - 9pm - Yoga
9pm – Bedtime treat / hot tub soak underneath the galaxy
*S P A C E - opportunities to receive retreats, hike, surf, write, rest, write, hot tub, swim
THE ORGANISATIONAL STUFF
The retreat will open 4pm on Thursday 9th May. We will have our first practice, followed by a welcome dinner.
The retreat will close Sunday 12th at 1pm.
We would like to offer guests the opportunity stay with us for the Sunday night too. There will be no organised content but you are welcome to walk, bathe, self practice, journal, digest. Spend time alone or with any remaining new friends. We will light the fires at night and our Mamma Fish will rustle up a little magic in the kitchen. This is your time to spend as you wish.
The Maison really is in the middle of the countryside nestled away in the Exmoor National Park. Some guests like to arrange car shares - this is helpful for us! The trains are also very simple. If you wish to book your travel in advance, please can you arrive into Tiverton Parkway at 3pm. We will provide you more information on travel in our Welcome Pack. .
THE MONEY STUFF
Guests are asked to select the following option when booking.
£450 Gypsy Fish – a futon style bed on a twin room. Room to be shared with a Premium Fish.
£500 Standard Fish – a single bed in a twin room. Room to be shared with a Standard Fish.
£550 Premium Fish – a double bed in a twin room. Room to be shared with a Gypsy Fish.
£1000 Deluxe Duo - the best room with a sunrise view suitable for a couple or two friends sharing.
£895 Solo Fish - we have one single occupancy available.
All rooms are spacious with the comfiest of beds and the softest of sheets for the cosiest of nights.
A non refundable deposit of £250 is required to secure your space. Or pay the full balance through the Maison Fish website. This retreat has space for only 10 people only so best to book your space quickly.
Daily extended yoga practices, as well as movement, meditation and sound therapy experiences
All meals from Thursday night until Sunday lunch
Accommodation in a spectacular premium farmhouse within 200 acres of private land, hot tub, private lake and swimming pool.
What’s not included
The cost of travel from your home to the Maison.
Optional add ons
£35 for 2 hr surf lesson (including kit hire), or £20 kit hire (if you don't need the lesson)
£65/ £85 Fluid Touch Massage therapy with Alana
It makes Maison Fish sad when finances interfere with yoga and wellbeing. So if money is not flowing, please suggest a payment plan that is realistic for you. We won’t bite.
WE BLUSH A LITTLE AT WHAT OTHERS SAY:
"I arrived with an open mind, but a full one. I'm leaving with clarity and inspiration. Thank you for making the yoga so accessible for me. You have created a magical space with the most epic witches. The wilderness is in my heart and peace is in my mind. The drums, the chimes all the vibration has bought a party to my cells. What a weekend!"
"Thank you - for forging into the nature, for foraging into yourself so you can take us on this wild journey. I felt the love. I felt the truth. I felt the connection. Your spirit encourages me to dive into myself. Im forever grateful we met."
"I am so alive, excited, happy and a whole lot more. Thank you for such an incredible weekend. I am feeling so inspired. I had my first singing lesson last week (apparently I can sing!). I feel so many new possibilities opening up and it all started from our weekend together. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
"What a special, special weekend. I really appreciate the heart and thought that went into all of it. You can feel it, totally feel it. Was totally amazing to find the edges of my comfort zone, but then find ease, breathe and find comfort in the next stage. Repeat forever I guess. I think I will smile thinking of myself banging that drum at the top of the fort at sunrise for a long time. Thank you"
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