ITHACA – The HEART of Living Retreat
September 28, 2019 - October 5, 2019
“Ithaca” means “home coming”. Journey to Ithaca. Journey back to your true self. Join Emily Reed & Gabriella Burnel for ITHACA – The HEART of Living Retreat Saturday 28th September – Saturday 5th October 2019
Soften the lens
Unpick the knots
Refine the focus
Refuel for Autumn
Journey through a “5 Elements Framework” – a unique road map to the HEART of everyday well-being.
Cultivate inner peace and connection in body, mind, relationships amongst busy modern day life.
Movement- Yoga asana & creative moves – Meditation – Breath work – Ayurveda – Sound – Sacred – Chants – Guided Relaxation – Unplug – Peel back the layers: Observe, Reflect – Rest
DISCONNECT to RECONNECT
Streams of golden September sun warming your face as you breathe, meditate and move
Floating in turquoise waters
Infinite, deep blue horizons
Glowing sun sets accompanied by the sweetness of Sanskrit sounds, music and songs
Did you know?
A regular daily routine for eating, sleeping, moving, breathing with appropriate time to pause, reflect and connect, optimises health, productivity as well as inner peace and calm.
Group chanting releases tension, increases endorphins, soothes the body, refines focus and will help free the (monkey) mind from agitation.
Let this be a week to UNPICK knots…
… A week to EMPTY your Mind and FILL your SOUL!
Join senior yoga teacher, 5 Elements framework coach, and Ayurvedic health counsellor Emily Reed in collaboration with Sanskrit teacher, Alexander technique therapist, and international singer & song-writer Gabriella Burnel for a final end of Summer Hurrah!
Discover the HEART of Living: energy management tools to LIVE better IN LIFE.
Is this for ME?
If you want to:
Move, breath, REST and reflect
Enhance clarity, inner peace and calm
Learn Heart of Living- 5 Elements tools to feel and LIVE better
Share a week with an open, like-minded group
Learn to manage and maximise on your energy levels
If you are open to:
Sound, music, chants and song (especially when the sounds/chants are designed to boost productivity, focus and overall health!)
Bathing in Greek island turquoise waters
Vegetarian, authentic Greek food
Self inquiry – peel back the layers
Built in to the ancient rocky landscape, a short walk from the beach, is our venue:
Emily & Gabriella will hold the sacred space for the week as you journey through the 5 elements framework with movement, breath work, healing mantras, sound and chanting, and journaling/reflection amidst the abundant beauty of the 5 elements in the natural surroundings.
Soak up the late summer warmth
Re-set your body and mind
Emily guides people to greater productivity, creativity, happiness and freedom in their lives by creating a supportive platform for their health and well-being.
Her key focus is “energy management”. She assists her clients and students to curb the “all or nothing” approach and “burn out” syndrome through her unique 5 Elements framework.
As a facilitator and guide she seeks to create a space and a structure that allows each individual to peel back the layers and flourish.
Emily is a well humoured, inspiring, 500hr ERYT yoga teacher/yoga teacher trainer; meditation teacher; Unitive Life and personal development coach; Ayurvedic Health Counsellor, therapist and Energy worker. She uses tools from ancient philosophies to assist the individual in discovering and living to their fullest potential. She offers one-to-one sessions for Yoga, Meditation, Ayurvedic consultations, wellbeing coaching as well as group workshops, courses and retreats in the UK and internationally.
Gabriella first came into contact with Sanskrit as a little girl hearing it from her parents. She went on to study it at school, at the University of Oxford, and continues her learning to this day both in London and with yearly visits to her teachers in India. The study of Sanskrit enriches her life, through the wealth of its magnificent scriptural texts and the sounds of the language, and she knows it can enrich yours too. Gabriella sounds Sanskrit daily and credits this with helping her navigate the vicissitudes of existence! Gabriella regularly records and has recently released a new album.
Alongside Sanskrit, Gabriella sings, teaches Alexander Technique and Yoga/Mediation, and leads monthly Vedic Chanting/Kirtan sessions in London and beyond.
3-4 hours daily of slow flow yoga, creative movement, meditation, breathing practices
Energy management techniques- 5 Elements framework; Alexander technique for posture and ease
Daily sacred sound/music and chants –experience how sound and chants can optimise health, wellbeing, productivity, and creativity
Discussion about the HEART of Living: the 5 elements methods
7 nights accommodation
Transfer from the airport to Ithaca upon arrival (NB: ONLY if travelling as a group. Not for single transfers. If you arrive separate from the rest of the group you need to make your own way to Ithaca.)
Authentic and delicious Mediterranean cooking including three meals a day for the duration of your stay using the best local produce
Homemade calendula face cream
What’s NOT included
Flights to Kefalonia, the neighbouring island to Ithaca. There is no airport on Ithaca. Ideally we take the same flight from London and take a transit boat from Kefalonia (35 mins) to Ithaca.
Treatments/Massages- Thai, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reiki
One-to-one sound healing sessions and/or Alexander Technique with Gabriella
One-to-one HEART of Living- 5 Elements coaching and/or Ayurvedic digestive health consultations with Emily
Excursions- you are welcome to explore the island during the afternoons, hire a car, scooter
Dining outside the venue
Guided hikes to the Mycenae ruins