Nourish and replenish as we transition into Autumn, nurturing our bodies, minds and souls on our online day retreat of gentle restorative practices, and intuitive insight.
Our RENEW day retreat is designed to release stress and tension in our bodies and minds, as well as inviting new beginnings, and intentions while we transition from the brighter months into the shadows of Autumn.
Guided by Lizzie and Noelle, we will connect our senses through the five elements of earth, air, water, fire and ether.
Myofascial release for the body, guided meditation and journaling, restorative yoga using our bespoke aromatherapy oil, karmic astrology & rune stones are all included on our day of gentle inward reflection and self-care.
Each participant will receive a self-care package for our online retreat beforehand including bespoke aromatherapy oil, karmic astrology reading & personal rune stone.
The Program (all times are BST):
10- Opening Circle.
AIR: Gentle morning stretches, guided meditation & journaling with Noelle.
11 – EARTH: Myofascial workshop with Lizzie.
12 – 1 BREAK FOR LUNCH
1 p.m – WATER & ETHER: Karmic Astrology & Rune Stone guided meditation & restore with Noelle
2- FIRE: Aromatherapy restorative yoga with Lizzie.
REGULAR PRICE: £40/ £36 (MEMBERS OF SPACE TO BE.ONLINE /LOW INCOME)
Numbers will be limited for the optimum experience.
1.1 Private Online Tarot Card or Rune Stone Readings with Noelle for 60 minutes: £30
1:1 Private Online Yin Class with Lizzie for 60 minutes: £30
For both: £50
To book your place or for further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment is by online bank transfer.
Please note: To receive your Self-Care Package please book by Friday 12th September if living in U.K: or Friday 5th September if international (plus extra £7.00 p+p)
To receive your Karmic Astrology reading we will need the date, time and place of your birth.
Class will be taught live stream via Zoom & passwords sent the week before.
YOU WILL NEED:
Comfy clothing, yoga mat, bolster or 2 pillows, 2 tennis balls, 2 cushions, 2 blankets, 1 block or 1 thick book, writing journal and pen, and the contents of your self-care package.
About our Guides:
Lizzie believes her purpose is sharing the tools of yoga which bring her balance, peace and spiritual curiosity. She is passionate about yoga philosophy, the ways in which yoga can bring you deeper into your intuition and grow awareness of your inner balance of yin and yang. To Lizzie, yoga is a practice of grounding and acceptance, of feeling at home in your own skin, as well as a practice of growth; of gaining perspective and exploring our spiritual selves. She specialises in Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release as well enjoying a passion for essential oils. Music is Lizzie’s life force and she brings this into the practice, sharing her voice and message through soothing lullaby.
With a life-long passion for yoga, Noelle’s journaling, meditation and restorative practices are an integral part of her work as a published author of ten novels, teacher of creative writing and yoga, and reader of Tarot Cards, Karmic Astrology and Rune Stones.
Noelle’s teaching aims to connect to the heart and nurture the intuition. Unblocking the healing power of creativity through expression and exploration, Noelle’s teachings awaken and restore.
Both Lizzie & Noelle teach weekly live stream yoga, meditation & journaling classes on the wellness hub SpacetoBE.online with drop-in donations from £5/ memberships from £11.99. Find out more here
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What is myofascial release?
Integrated into gentle yogic movement, myofascial release relaxes contracted muscles, improving blood flow, lymphatic circulation and relieves tension built up in our connective tissue. It is a powerful therapy for easing physical discomfort and pain, as well as releasing emotional suffering and hurt from the past.
What is journaling?
Journaling is a powerful tool for releasing our thoughts and emotions through words, as well as finding joy in the pleasure of creativity. Moving through guided meditation into journaling practice we can connect to our true selves.
What is Karmic Astrology?
Karmic astrology is a powerful tool for insight into why we may feel we are repeating certain patterns or situations in our lives. Drawing from the idea of past lives, Karmic astrology interprets the placement of your north and south nodes of the Moon at the time of your birth. Revealed is guidance on how to let go of what no longer serves you, and your pathway of learning in this lifetime.
What are Rune Stones?
Rune stones have been used as tools for divination since 4th century. Inscribed with ancient runic glyphs each of the 25 stones represent states of awakening and can be used for guidance or affirmation. We have chosen to work with runes because of their karmic alignment, and also their connection to the elements of nature.
What is aromatherapy:
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for wellness, and relaxation.
We look forward to celebrating our Autumn Equinox together on our restorative day of truth and beauty.
Testimonials for Aurora Writers’ Retreats
‘A wonderfully nurturing and creative day. I found the pairing of yoga and writing very evocative. Thank you!’
Claire Wingfield, U.K.
‘Such an enriching experience with a great bunch of women.’
Lynne Dickson, U.K.
‘I love yoga but had never seen myself as at all interested in creative writing – indeed I hadn’t written anything that wasn’t for study or for work for more than 40 years, and wasn’t sure it was something I could do at all. Noelle and Vanessa put together a wonderfully integrated day where different kinds of yoga and prompts to writing flowed together effortlessly. And I’m not sure how, but a poem flowed out of me – leaving me delighted and refreshed that a seam of creativity had opened up. ‘
Kate Dyer, U.K.
‘I’m now going to incorporate yoga into my writing routine as I left the retreat feeling positive and relaxed. I can’t wait for the next retreat, I’ll definitely be going back. I met a lot of welcoming lovely people who I hope to keep in touch with. We also had use of the spa at David Lloyd afterwards which rounded off a perfect day. I highly recommend Aurora Writer’s retreats.’
J.V. Baptie, U.K.
You can read a full review of J.V. Baptie’s experience on our Beltane Retreat day on her blog right here
‘After a day at Aurora Writers Into The Light Yoga & Creative retreat in Edinburgh, I am adorned with the armour of my intrepid warrior self, the peaceful warrior and the creative warrior. No longer shall I walk this journey of literary and creative discovery on my own. No longer shall I be the lackey of self-doubt and trepidation. With my new literary companions from Aurora’s Writers’ Retreats forever by my side, fuelling me with the memories of an unforgettable and powerful session and a connectivity that stretches from Harrogate to Scotland, across to Norway and around the world, bringing together all women who have a bloody good story to tell.’
Francesca Hepton, Harrogate, U.K.
You can read Francesca’s full review of the retreat day on writing.ie
Tarot & Writing Testimonials
‘Noelle gives you confidence and holds space for everyone to ask questions, develop their knowledge and intuition. The exercise and meditations were a new way to connect to my deck and my readings have become clearer since I started the course. I would highly recommend this course for anyone that would like to learn about tarot or even deepen their knowledge of it.’ (Anais)
‘Both courses were extremely in depth and engaging, and have given me a new appreciation for the Tarot. There’s really nothing I can fault about the classes; the notes were extensive, the subject matter was beyond interesting, and your calming and knowledgeable presence gave the courses a very welcoming atmosphere.’ (Euan)
‘This course was excellent! I learned so much about Tarot and Noelle was a fantastic teacher. Of course, you can’t expect to do this and suddenly be amazing at Tarot reading. It takes practice but Noelle and everyone else on the course were so supportive and I was always made to feel very welcome. The sessions were manageable to attend via Zoom and it was nice meeting new people with a common interest.’ (Jess)
‘This retreat put me in the autumn spirit while giving me an invaluable tool for creative writing and development. The symbolism, imagery, and energy of the Tarot are a perfect vehicle for creative thinking. Noelle and Becky’s expert guidance has enabled me to use Tarot in my regular writing practice to generate new concepts and ideas, as well as develop current projects and overcome blocks. My current project already feels more nuanced and meaningful after the insight I gained from the retreat. Thank you!’
‘I found the idea of using tarot cards in creative writing very original and inspiring. A great deck of cards could help anyone come up with new ideas for their story, or help them go over some writer’s block they might have. I recommend the tarot decks I used: one is a tarot with illustrations by Nicoletta Ceccoli, the other one is the Deviant Moon tarot by Patrick Valenza.
Noelle & Becky taught us some helpful techniques that we could use in order to improve our creative writing process. Highly recommended.’
Autumn Writing Retreat Ireland 2018 Testimonials
‘Noelle’s course is helpful, fruitful, and satisfying. The weekend as a whole is a delight and Noelle has a way of bringing out imagination in everyone, which results in stellar writing. The setting was idyllic and the community feeling among us was warming to my soul! I wish everyone, writer or not, would take this course to experience a positive outlet to express inner creativity and to dive into their subconscious. I continued to write my short story well beyond the retreat and was motivated to keep going. A great writing event and wonderful life experience!’