WELLBEING AWAY DAY
WELLBEING AWAY DAY
We are so pleased to be able to host our favourite Gather Wellbeing day again this year!
Whether you're coming to meet the alpacas, get some fresh country air or hear a fresh take on cultivating tools to navigate a post lock down world with confidence and in your own way, join us in July for a day out to West Sussex.
We've curated a programme of inspiration and relaxation - we hope that you'll join us!
SATURDAY, 24 JULY 2021
08:45 Train from London Bridge*
10:00 Meet at Horsham Station to taxi to cottage together**
11:00 Mind and Movement session
12:00 Wellbeing workshop: Part I
14:00 Wellbeing workshop: Part II
15:00 Open Session: your opportunity to wander, journal, reflect and connect
17:00 Travel back to London
* For those travelling with us from London Bridge
** For those getting the train from elsewhere and meeting us at Horsham station
If you would like to drive directly there, directions have been emailed to you. Please get in touch if you have not received these.
Mind and Movement session: Yoga with Lauren
Lauren Biswas will kick-off the day with an enlivening 60 minute yoga class. Beginning with a grounding breathing practice, she will centre us back into our bodies before we begin to move mindfully through a vinyasa sequence that will be suitable for all levels, including complete beginners. With space and time to move freely through the postures, she will ensure we connect inward but also arrive revived for the day ahead.
If you’d rather take this time to rest, relax or meditate, you’re welcome to sit in on the yoga session and focus on the mind rather than the movement or find a quiet space in the shade to connect inwardly.
Wellbeing Workshop: Emerging Out Of Lockdown With Healthy Boundaries and Calm Confidence with Lillian (Part I and II)
With lockdown restrictions slowly being eased, here in the UK, how do you feel about getting back out into the world? Globally, we have all gone through a massive change. Though some people are excited about getting back to “normal”, many others are uncertain, confused and wonder what this would look like for them.
In this two-part workshop, Lillian Lartey will be sharing insight and practical tools we can all use to help us explore our “new normal”; navigating the new world and emerging out of lockdown with healthy boundaries, and calm confidence.
WHAT TO BRING
DON'T FORGET YOUR:
Comfy shoes and clothing.
A yoga mat (if you’d like to join the yoga session).
Water bottle and/or mug.
Pen and journal.
Face mask and hand sanitiser.
WE WILL PROVIDE:
Morning and afternoon snacks.
Selection of juice, tea and coffee.
Return taxi from Horsham station (if selected at registration).
If you have any food questions or concerns, please get in touch.
YOU HAVE THREE OPTIONS FOR HOW YOU GET TO THE VENUE:
Train with us from London Bridge - We'll meet at the departure boards on the concourse at 08:45. You will need to buy your own train ticket (off-peak same day return, London Bridge to Horsham) and ensure you have selected ‘with taxi’ on your registration for the event. We recommend letting us know that you'd like to travel with us so we know to look out for you on the day!
Train independently, meeting us at Horsham Station - Depending on where you live it might be easier to get a train from elsewhere. In which you case, please meet us at Horsham station by 10:00. Make sure you’ve selected ‘with taxi’ on your registration for the event.
Make your own way - If you’re planning to drive, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ensure the address and directions are shared with you in advance. Please arrive before 10:30 and get in touch if you have any questions.
We ask all attendees to follow these precautions. Failure to do so may result in your being asked to leave:
All workshops will be hosted outside.
Access to inside the cottage will be limited to two at a time for use of the bathroom only.
Snacks, sides and refreshments will be available. We ask you to please wear a mask whilst accessing the refreshment or food station.
Regular hand washing or sanitising will be encouraged.
BYO drinking vessel/s.
For yours and other guests' safety, we would encourage taking a rapid lateral flow test the day prior to arrival. These can be ordered, free of charge from the NHS:
Take a lateral flow test on Friday or Saturday morning
Stay home if you test positive, develop symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.
Please get in touch if any of the above is unclear or you need to update us regarding a positive test or requirement to isolate.
Our venue host, Rose Kourie is a trained Occupational Therapist and has started her own business with a focus on mental health. Rose is generously hosting us for our third summer well-being event at her cottage.
Lillian Lartey helps busy, overwhelmed professionals and business owners dramatically reduce stress levels, and prevent burnout, so that they feel calm, balanced, and resilient in work and life. As a qualified Health and Well-being Specialist, and Work-Wellness Coach, Lillian has experience in the industry stretching over 20 years.
Based in the UK, Lillian’s work has led her to speak at conferences, workshops, online platforms, radio and television media. She coaches clients in a one2one format, teaches group trainings for organisations, community and social networks, and is a published writer in Healthy Woman Magazine.
Lauren teaches yoga to bring soulful movement and mindfulness to everybody. She leads Vinyasa flow classes that allow the body to move fluidly, empowering students to express poses in their unique way in a compassionate and fun environment. She specialises in teaching beginners, and it brings her so much joy to welcome every new student to the path that is yoga.
Her own journey to yoga teaching was deeply influenced by the Jivamukti school, and her classes encourage the mind, body and spirit into classes fully, ensuring the practice is beyond the physical experience. Extremely passionate about the benefits that meditation and modern mindfulness can offer, she also teaches meditation across London.
Have an unanswered question? We may have answered in our Wellbeing Day FAQ post. If not, feel free to get in touch.
download pack as pdf
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Please download this worksheet in advance, you will be using them for your workshops with Lillian. You may find it helpful to bring them along printed.
WET WEATHER PLANA
As with all good British summers, we need to plan for a bit of rain. If rain is heavy, we will move our yoga inside to the barn and instead be lead through a meditation exercise to help us ground and set intentions for our day ahead.
Should it continue to rain, the barn will also be used to host our workshops and lunch together.
The doors will be left open to allow for good ventilation. Please note the barn is part of a working farm so might feel a little rustic in its charm but it will all form part of the informal and authentic experience of the day.
Have a look at how previous Gather Wellbeing Days have looked, below.