Mixed-Heritage Retreat

HOME - A weekend of connection, deep rest and celebration

11th to 13th November 2022

About

When I met Jax Bull from the Serenity Practice a few years ago her presence and compassion stopped me in my tracks. As a creator of everyday magical ceremony (through her interfaith ministry, dance and breathwork) she guides people back to themselves and does so beautifully. We connected instantly and a really wonderful friendship began to open inviting us to see each other and ourselves in new and unbelievable ways. Shared stories of what is like to live in a brown body, with one black and one white parent in this colonial, patriarchal system, one that both oppresses and is oppressive. We cried, laughed and expressed everything in between. We came to realise that being in a brown body is often a dance between black and white and is both simple and complex, beautiful and at times challenging and that there were not many places we could share this life experience that would be heard and understood by others.     

One afternoon when we were together a vision of a retreat came to us. Our friendship, life experiences and skillset had invited us to come home to ourselves and we wanted to share this magic with others by gathering other mixed/ dual heritage people together. Bringing together Jax’s ceremonial work and my loving space holding and deep rest practices, we invite you to join us on this retreat we have called ‘Home‘, a weekend of rest, connection, celebration and love. Open to all women and gender queer/ GNC folk. 

Home  

Home is the place we meet ourselves, 

Home is where we meet each other, 

Home is remembering,  

Home is laughter, 

Home is deep joy,

Home is welcoming it all, 

 Home is the settling in our bones,  

Home is inner wisdom,  

Home is dreaming,  

Home is hope, 

Home is love.

We will gather on Friday after in circle at Florence House in SussexThe place where extraordinary things happen‘ , this strong and beautiful land will hold us for the weekend. We will set our group intention for our time together, whilst acknowledge that it has been a lot for people of colour in the last couple of years particularly. Rest, Yoga Nidra and gentle guided breathwork will bring you home to yourself as we hold you in love.    

Saturday we will welcome a new day. Embodied movement, healing breathwork, deep rest, story and dance will bring us into deeper connection.

Sunday we will welcome another new day together. Connection, rest, celebration and integration to ensure you leave feeling refreshed, alive and grounded.    

We will eat well, nourishing food to feed your soul.   

Everything is an invitation. You have absolute autonomy over what you participate in You might wish to come and rest the whole weekend. You might wish to be held in love. You can do as little or as much as you wish to. All of you is welcome, every part, eve emotion, whether it is tears or laughter, sadness or deep joy. This is a place for all of it, all of you, just as you are.  

Florence House is on special land. we feel our ancestors there. They hold us, they support us, they love us. 

Come play, dance, breathe, rest and connect with other beautiful souls who have walked a similar path to the one you have. We can’t wait to welcome you HOME.

The venue

 

Florence House

Florence House was built in the 1920’s and has been beautifully restored into a perfect venue for retreats. It is nestled in stunning 6 acre grounds. The peaceful walled garden provides the perfect place for quiet meditation and inner reflection.

Inside, the oak panelled library, dining room, comfortable lounge with a wood burning stove and charming rooms this give this historical house both an elegant yet relaxed ambience.The house provides an intimate and comfortable venue, perfectly suited for retreats.

Each bedroom is unique and offering a slightly different theme. Rooms offer views over the sea or the rolling hills of the South Downs and private gardens.

It is located two hours from London on the brow of Seaford Head on the South Downs in East Sussex.  A coastal path leads from the house into the Seven Sisters Country Park and unspoilt beaches are only a short distance away making the location perfect for a multitude of stunning coastal walks. 

Florence House is renowned for its creative, fresh, home cooking prepared by their very own chefs. When possible, food is sourced from their own garden.

What's included

The weekend includes:- 2 nights accommodation at the gorgeous Florence House (Sussex),  3 delicious meals a day plus tea, coffee and water. All practices included.   

Doesn’t include:- Transport to and from Florence House. Any other food and beverages outside those listed above. Specific food requests e.g. vegan, vegetarian, gluten free are £5 extra per meal.  

Your investment

Each bedroom is unique and offering a slightly different theme. Rooms offer views over the sea or the rolling hills of the South Downs and private gardens. The house is homely and feels like a great big hug. 

Single room: £525

Twin shared room: £475

Payment plans and bursaries available on request. Please pm [email protected] to discuss

Terms and conditions

60 days or more prior to the retreat date: Your payments will be refunded, less £100 which is your non-refundable deposit.

Less than 60 days prior to the retreat date: payments are not refundable, but are transferable.

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