The Womans Whole-Hearted Day Off

Imagine you have a whole day off…  Just for yourself in the beautiful, tranquil woodland surrounding of Coalbrookdale, set in the woods of the Ironbridge Gorge.

Here you find yourself with an amazing group of women for a glorious day of yoga, meditation, nature, laughter and deep relaxation. We will be connecting to our deep wells, our energy centres, to listen to what we need and empower our spirits for guiltless self-care in a safe and supported environment.  You will leave our day together feeling relaxed and uplifted.

Why should you join us?

Wouldn’t it be great to put yourself first for once?  To step away from your to-do list, your obligations, to put down everything that tires you out, irritates or bores you?  To take a day off?

Well then – TAKE A DAY OFF!  Run away to the woods with me this June!

Relax with deeply nurturing breathing exercises, yoga practice, guided meditations, gong baths, woodland walks, and a wholesome nutritious lunch.

This is your time to indulge in your own self care, sanity and wellbeing.  Absolutely guilt free.

How would it feel…

  • to really switch off from what you ‘should’ be doing, and do what you want to do for the day?
  • to spend time with a group of like minded women in an inclusive environment?
  • to really dive into your inner energy well and explore ways to restore and energise yourself?
  • to relax in a deep, whole-hearted way.  Honouring your life as it is,  knowing you can take time for yourself when you need it with the relaxation practices and ‘tools’ we explore together?

Our yoga practices will explore how mudras, meditations, mantras and pranayama’s work alongside our asana postures to bring a greater self-awareness and ease to our everyday life.  They will help you access a much deeper self-awareness and self-appreciation.  They will help you relax on a deep level, and leave our day together feeling nourished.

Our Woodland Hide-Away

 

Our woodland hide-away for the day is nestled in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge, a World Heritage Site.  Only a couple of miles south of Shrewsbury and west of Telford.

The home of the industrial revolution, far from billowing chimneys and polution you now find a protected landscape with small eco-projects and a “Green Tourism Scheme”.

The Green Woods Centre is based in Coalbrookdale just a short way from historic Ironbridge itself.  Promoting sustainable living through a wood based economy.

We will be calling The Woodland Hall our home for the day.  A special woodframed building on the site.

Our ‘outside time’ will take in the beauty of the surrounding woodland and nature.

The Woodland Hall.

We will be calling The Woodland Hall our home for the day.  With it’s sweet chestnut pillars,  peaceful environment and energy efficient design it’s a perfect hidaway for our Day Off.  It has natural character, is warm, inviting and safe.

This site is all about switching off and sitting in the resorative, deeply relaxing beauty of nature.

Nestled in the woods you can simply walk in any direction to connect with the nature surrounding us.  The sounds, the smells, the clear air.  Feel yourself unwind.  Allow the magic of a woodland day retreat to work on you! 

If you would like to stay over for an emersive nature relaxation experience the site also offers an eco-pod, sleeping huts and camping pitches. For more info take a look here.

The Food! 

The on-site Green Wood Cafe selects local independent artisan suppliers where possible and all food is made fresh to order. 

Dietry requriements?  No problem!  Gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegitarian are all catered for.  If you need anything else, just let me know when you book and I will do my best to make sure you are taken care of.

A healthy lunch of veggie soup and sourdough (or gluten free) bread is included.  Sitting down and sharing a meal together.  Sacred time!

Our Program…

 

Saturday 

9-9.30  Welcome Circle.

9.30-11.30  A yoga based workshop focusing on deeply relaxing.

There will be breathing exercises, soft gentle asana and a gong bath.

11.30-12  Break

12-1  Guided meditation and reflection.

Looking at where we are experiencing stress, how this is manifesting and how we can change, or at least minimise, stress patterns

1-1.45 – Lunch 

1.45-2.45  Explorative Walking.

Adventuring into the woods together, talking, sharing if you want, quiet contemplation if you dont!  We will also be gathering for our alter during this walk for our final meditation.

2.45-3  Break

3-5  Gentle yoga practice to ease out any last lingering tensions.

Revive your senses and lift your energy in a nurturing and restorative way (rather than an anxiety reflex kind of way!).  Finally we will also share a guided anchoring meditation around our group altar.

 

Booking Info…

All this wonderfulness for just £85 pp.

Full payment can be made in my secure online shop using the “Sign me up now” button to the right!

If you would like to arrange different payment method or put down a deposit pop me a message via the “I have a question” button.

If you have any questions please get in touch!

This is deeply restorative work, enjoy it!  Indulge in it!  Receive it!

Please note that this itinerary is a guide and may be subject to change.  The content and ordering will be the same even if the timings shift a little.

The walking is an important part of this day.  It will be gentle and nature orientated.  Please come ready for a ramble.  Your current fitness and ability is unimportant.  This is an inclusive group activity where you will be shown patience and respect.  

You will need to bring… 

Comfortable loose clothing suitable for yoga practice and meditation. 

Warm layers, suitable outdoors coat and walking boots or wellies.  

I will have a selection of spare mats, blocks and belts you can borrow.  Please bring any other props or equipment you need, in particular a blanket and cushion.

A sense of fun, good manners and the willingness to help keep our area clean and tidy up after yourself!

What’s not included… 

Transport, travel, drinks and snacks. 

Please make sure to arrange your travel and accommodation to be ready for the opening circle at 9 am on Saturday morning.

Free parking is available at the centre. 

Car sharing may be possible and I will help to hook you up if I can! 

If you are travelling and/or booking accommodation it is strongly recommended that you take out personal travel insurance. 

Please note refunds will only be made if you are able to find a replacement for your spot.

Travelling to the Green Wood Centre

By Car – The Woodland Hall is at the Green Wood Centre, which is 10 minutes from Junctions 4 and 6 of the M54, with its connections to the M6 and M5.

I can provide further directions from the M54 via email if required.

For those using satnav, please follow to TF8 7EG (Dale End car park).

There is plenty of free parking at the centre.  But if it is full there is also a council car park on Buildwas Road called Dale End car park which is a 5 min walk to the site.

By Public Transport – If you are coming by public transport the nearest station is Telford Central. There is a frequent bus service from Telford to the Ironbridge Visitors Centre, just a five minute walk from the Centre.

Green Wood Centre

Booking Info…

All this wonderfulness for just £85 pp.

Full payment can be made in my secure online shop.  I use PayPal as a secure payment gateway, you don’t need to have an account to make payment, PayPal will simply process it as a card payment.

If you have any questions please get in touch!

If you would like to stay over…

 

Eco Pod

This is a beautifully constructed pod from sustainably sourced materials with two simple bunk beds and natural lighting.

£30 per night for 2 people. Single occupancy £17.50 per night.

Wooden Sleeping Huts

4 basic wooden tents that offer a rustic experience of sleeping in the woods. Prepare for rustling leaves and the odd creature snuffling around outside!

The cost for a hut is £15 per night and they will sleep two if you don’t mind being close!

 

Camping

There are also 4 tent pitches on site.  Please contact the site directly on 01952 432769  or via their website by clicking this link! 

 

There are also plenty of B&B’s and hotels around Ironbridge within walking distance to the site if you are looking for something a little less rustic!

If you would like to run this event exclusively for your Hen Party get in touch!

About Charlotte:

Hello!  I discovered meditation 10 years ago now and down the rabbit hole I fell!  

Finding myself in a wonderland of yoga and personal and spiritual development classes, workshops, text and trainings.  I became a total devotee. 

This work is the best thing that ever happened to me.  I am passionate about sharing it with you.  

Having taught both physical and on-line classes, workshops, courses and retreats I am offering this special day retreat as a deeply relaxing day off from the “should do’s” and obligations of everyday life.  A celebration of self care and joyful womeness.

If you would like to know more about me and my training please visit the “Meet Charlotte” page in the menu.

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Having had a particularly difficult year with work and some personal issues, I booked to attend Charlotte’s ‘Whole Heart of a Woman’ event 3 months ago.  Sadly, I also lost my father on New Year’s Day, so the need for a little bit of ‘me time’ became ever more urgent.  I have never practised yoga before so was a little nervous about what to expect, however, I needn’t have worried as Charlotte put me and everyone at ease within minutes.  The whole experience was what I can only describe as ‘energising’.  I learnt about focusing and giving myself time for ‘me’ and the things I need to repair and forgive myself for.  I ate, meditated, walked, talked, slept and discovered a great deal in common with the other wonderful women who attended.  I cannot recommend Charlotte highly enough, she is a really lovely woman with a great deal of knowledge and experience in her field, yet as a beginner, I never felt that she overwhelmed me with any of the yoga positions – it was truly delightful.  Thank you Charlotte x Ita T

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Charlotte facilitated a most wonderful weekend which made me feel like I had been away for a week.  With huge thanks, Wendy. Wendy S

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Hi Charlotte, thank you so much for fantastic weekend. I feel so much better about me and life, it really did the trick. It was a lovely venue with lovely people, well done you. Lita xxx Lita K

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I thoroughly enjoyed The whole heart of woman weekend. It was every thing I imagined it would be and much more. There was the perfect mix of yoga, meditation, walking, eating and chatting. The warm, accepting atmosphere created within the group allowed for perfect connection to ourselves and each other. Thank you Charlotte for sharing your knowledge and for teaching yoga in the amazing way you do. I look forward to the next one.  Tanya Russell Tanya R

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