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'I want to live
like a river flows,
carried by the surprise
of its own unfolding.'
This retreat is deeply embedded into the natural world. It recognises that your human is a part of this world and presents the opportunity to deeply immerse within it.
We will deep dive into our bodies, inner stirrings and heart. Open our senses and follow the scent of our own curiosity.
We will 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.
This retreat is aligned alongside the pagan festival of Samhain, celebrating the end of harvest before Nature falls into decay. Within some spiritual circles, this period is considered to be nature’s new years eve and can feel like a potent time to come together in ceremony before transitioning into the next phase of life’s cycle.
Maison Fish prides itself on the inclusivity of our retreats, All humans are welcome, but we recommend guests be open to soulful practice. If there is a spark of inspiration and willingness of heart, 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. Ritual and ceremony are embedded into the offering. Guests should be open to immerse in the richness of an all encompassing practice.
Juicy, thematic morning practices. You will 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. These will be extended practice of upto three hours.
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. These will be extended practices of upto two hours.
This retreat will be held at Maison Fish DEVON, a treasure chest of a farmhouse in the middle of Exmoor National Park. Fern knows this land like the back of her hand, and is able to bring the nature alive to your senses after six years of potent magic making here.
At this time of year the valley transforms into a blanket of rusted ferns, wild orange bracken and shadowy silhouettes. You can expect forests of whispering trees, wild moss to nuzzle your bones into and meandering rivers 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.
Phoebe is a holistic mama who will nourish your cells with seasonal goodness. Her 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.
You will find Phoebe in her open plan kitchen, singing a long to birdsong we should imagine. you are welcome to ask her questions, and even get involved in the cooking if you wish. This woman is a true wonder.
WHAT A DAY MIGHT LOOK LIKE
730am : Morning Nourishment
8am - 10am : Yoga
1030am : Breakfast
pine forest meditation / story time in the natural world / wild heart musical meditation / tree climbing / surfing / massage / alone time / journalling / hot tub / bath / cold water plunge / whatever you feel…
5pm - Early dinner
7 - 9pm - Yoga
9pm – Supper
hot tub underneath the galaxy ?
THE ORGANISATIONAL STUFF
The retreat will open 4pm on Thursday 31st Oct.
We will have our opening ceremony, embodied practice, followed by a welcome dinner.
The retreat will close Sunday 3rd 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 stay, decompress and slowly reintegrate into the outside world. You could spend time alone or with new friends. We will light the fires and Phoebe will rustle up a little magic in the kitchen.
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 by 3pm in time for the shuttle collection.
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 / Monday
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
£40 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
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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