The synergy of our sessions seemed to flow in an enchantingly tender way. What I believe we all experienced throughout the weekend was a harmonious fusion of joy, grief, affirmation, and boundless possibility – felt, expressed and released through our voices and through our breath, in an atmosphere of pure love and acceptance.
My intention for the retreat was to create a space for each and every person to feel loved and to feel held, knowing and trusting that I was receiving the same from the universe (and from Simon). To expect the unexpected and to lean in and let go.
I keep using the words ‘seamless magic’ but that’s exactly how it felt. Something that could have felt overwhelming and terrifying (I’ve never had 30+ pairs of eyes on me before, or held space for that many breathing bodies) just felt effortless and it felt RIGHT.
The whole thing needed to feel enchanting, like a fairy tale bubble of support and nurturance, so the venue had to be perfect. I searched for months and months to find the bricks and mortar version of my vision, and I do believe I found it.
From the earthy wooden floors to the copious strings of fairy lights, from the candles, flowers and oracle cards comprising the mesmerisingly beautiful centrepiece (created by my dear friend Vanessa) to the boutique bedrooms and open fires, it all felt like a dream.
In the days that follow I’m left carrying the deepest sense of awe and gratitude for what just happened. For all the incredible people who attended (some of whom we’d never met before), showing up so fully and open-heartedly, and entrusting the two of us to hold the space for them. Each and every one of them were shining stars.
I think it’s safe to say we all came away from the weekend with a deeply embodied sense of possibility, an openness to new opportunities, and a heartfelt excitement at the prospect of doing it all again! and co-creating more alchemy and wonder.