Updated: Jun 5, 2021
We're escaping the Big Smoke for an away day in West Sussex. A cottage, an array of animals and some great company to engage in a day of yoga, mindfulness and thought provoking workshops. And this is where we try to answer some of your questions about the day. Read on!
Questions covered in this post:
Where can I get my tickets?
Head over to Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gather-experience-wellbeing-tickets-93692852845?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
These will go on sale Friday, 11th June 2021.
Is this a women's only event?
It is! We believe women face and experience a unique set of circumstances and challenges. This day is curated towards this and a safe space for any desired discussion surrounding this.
What does my ticket cover?
Ticket will cover all workshops, morning and afternoon snacks and tea/coffee. If you have purchased a 'with taxi' ticket, your minibus transport from Horsham train station to cottage and back is also covered.
What does my ticket price go towards?
The ticket price covers Gather's ability to provide some food and refreshments, travel to/from Horsham Station and the cottage, and most importantly, so we can pay our workshop leaders.
How do I get there?
The venue is in Five Oaks, a short drive from Horsham station.
You have two options:
By Train - Most of us will travel by train to Horsham Station. You must make your own arrangements for this but please feel free to meet us a London Bridge to travel together. Alternatively, trains leave from Victoria Station. We will arrange for a mini bus to take us from Horsham Station to the cottage together. Prompt arrival at Horsham Station for 10am is essential.
If you would like to travel by train with the group, we suggest the 9:05am from London Bridge, arriving Horsham 9:57am with off-peak anytime return. We'll meet at the departure boards on concourse for 8:45am. We recommend letting us know that you'd like to travel with us so we know to look out for you on the day!
By Car - You are welcome to drive directly to the venue, there is some parking available. Please contact us directly for the exact address and driving directions.
What do I need to bring?
We ask that guests:
Wear comfy yoga/meditation clothes - or a change of comfy clothing.
Bring a yoga mat if you'd like to partake in the yoga session.
Bring lunch - we'll provide the snacks, lunch time side salads and refreshments. If you have any food concerns or questions, please get in touch.
Arrange your own travel to/from Horsham Station for 10am. A minibus has been arranged on your behalf to take the group from Horsham Station to the cottage and back again at the close of day.
We'd like to go greener this year, so we will not be purchasing single use plates/cups. Please BYO cup and/or mug for refreshments. We'll cover the crockery and cutlery.
We also recommend you bring along pen and journal for note taking.
Is there a wet weather policy?
We have been fortunate to have spectacular weather at our past wellbeing events and have fingers crossed for this year too! As we operate the majority of our time in outside spaces throughout the day, no rain is essential to this day. We will therefore, be keeping a close eye on the weather and provide all ticket holders with an update as we get closer to the time.
Should we have to cancel, we will refund all tickets. Please note, Eventbrite fees are non-refundable.
What if Covid-19 restrictions or distancing guidance changes?
In the unfortunate event that government guidance on social distancing changes prior to the event, we will refund your ticket, as per the wet weather policy. We may elect to shift some of the workshops spaces online but we would make that decision at the time.
Eventbrite fees are non-refundable as per Eventbrite policy.
I am not very comfortable with animals, can I still come?
This would be a good question to discuss with us further directly but as a principle, the pygmy goats and al pacas are in a fenced off area that you need not enter unless you want to.
The cat and two small dogs are free roaming. If you wish to chat about this any further, do please get in touch with Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the website www.gatherwoman.org/contact as we'd be happy to talk through your concerns and determine if this is the right event for you.
I have food allergies, will you cater for this?
As we are providing snacks and additional sides for lunch on the day, we would like to endeavour to accommodate any allergies or dietary requirements but do please get in touch regarding these as soon as possible. You can let us know during the registration process at check out.
As a principle, we will be providing an array of healthy snacks including fresh fruit, salads and nuts to complement your packed lunch.
What is the timetable for the day?
9 a.m. Train from London Bridge (optional).
10 a.m. Meet at Horsham Station to taxi to cottage together*.
Opening Session - Yoga or meditation with the alpacas.
Lunch and 'Meet & greet the animals" (goats, alpacas, dogs, cat).
Afternoon Session - Topic to be announced.
Open Session - your opportunity to spend time with the animals, journal, go for a guided reflective wander, connect with each other, etc.
Closing session - a short guided meditation to close.
5 p.m. Make our way back to London.
*If you would like to drive directly to site, please request the driver's directions from us and select the 'No Taxi' ticket option at check out.
What are you doing to reduce waste?
Each year, we try to reduce the quantum of single use items we provide. This year, we ask that you bring your own drink bottle/cup for water and juice. Please also bring a long life coffee cup or mug for tea and coffee, as we will provide a selection of tea (herbal and black) and coffee.
We will provide crockery and cutlery.
I can no longer go, can I get a refund?
You can apply for a refund up to two weeks in advance of the event. Please note, Eventbrite fees are non-refundable.
Any other questions?
We otherwise, very much look forward to welcoming you on our Wellbeing away day!