I love hosting the hell out of people
I started running retreats in 2011, mainly because i love hosting the hell out of people (and i’m told i’m good at it!). i love creating concepts and feelgood environments in everything i do, from community yoga classes to creative coaching to DJ-ing. And hosting retreats is like a culmination of all those things plus more personal and intimate moments to really immerse yourself with an intentional seasonal reset. Something our returning guests tell me is so helpful and inspiring.
One of my favourite activities is curating the big picture and all the little micro details that make a story, which is adaptable and versatile but always focussed on creating more space for others to feel more free. I’m an empath, and i think it helps me in anticipating what our guests might want or need and enjoy. Being sensitive to individual needs with personal and thoughtful attention.
It’s such a thrill to witness people being able to drop some of the day to day tensions and to-do’s and put themselves first for a while. To shift gears and slow down, indulge in vital self care, and tender succulent moments of feel good to take home and practice irl. It’s always inspiring. And this is why i still love to run retreats.
We’re only having one Brighton retreat this year…
This year, we are only having one Brighton event, 23 -25 July, yoga, movement, meditation, creativity, divine feasts, treats, free time to explore + 1-1 creative coaching sessions with me, and there is just ONE space left!
So if you feel like joining, check out the event page here for more details, pictures + video from past events and info on what to expect this summer.
If it resonates, we really hope you’ll join us.
Frank not only worked with his limitations but he embraced them. He “poured, dripped and spilled paint covers the canvas….” and managed to create a piece even more interesting because it is authentic to who he is. He’s working with what he has.
So many of us get distracted by what we don’t have, feeling we need to have our shit together, all the goods the tools and the answers.
I know i can get caught up in that too, so no shade if you feel read, darlings. But i find it a helpful reminder always for myself and for every one of my clients to hold space for wherever you’re at. Cause we can work with that.
what if instead of needing to have the best equipment we can afford, or needing our whole 10 year plan together, we instead worked with what’s right here.
"We live in a culture that values activity and 'hard work'. But - paradoxically - the hardest work we can sometimes do is to stop rushing around, sit with our thoughts, analyse our feelings, take stock of where we are and understand ourselves better.”
Darlings! It’s Carnival this weekend and time for one of my favourite things: to nyam my way around the Caribbean!
What better time to share a video + recipe for one of my ultimate fave Caribbean dishes: Callaloo Soup!
There’s a sentimental connection to this dish, remembering friends afar who i went to school with back on the islands, and so i thought i’d make my own version (which happens to be vegan and gluten free but i don’t subscribe to any food label cause i believe in doing you and eating what the hell works for your body. More on that HERE and HERE if you want).
So, welcome to our tiny kitchen! Filmed on the hottest day of the year so far of course! Ketil is my sous chef and sound person! I am adding unhinged commentary as always. IGTV below and recipe card and deets are below! Oh and a playlist to cook and nyam and dance to on the right - si mi yah! 🍵
Let me know what you think!
fancy a gigantic “lately” scrapbook update + diary of my summertime moments? expect a behind the scenes gander at my inner landscape (not a euphemism), news updates, resources, personal photos, peach outfits + a playlist!
resilience as action.
hope as practice.
Slow jam Sunday. Even though it’s not raining, still a forever fave + we get the metaphor, right?
So back in 2016 i was going through a particularly tough time. not so hopeful to say the least. some are often surprised to hear that, in light of the work i was doing those years. but to anyone reading who is moving through dark days, i know it might seem naff for me to say, but i’ma say it anyway, i hope you can read this and believe things will get better. i believe in you, and i admire and cheer you on for showing up to meet this day. i know things can feel hopeless, perhaps dark and frightening, but you will get through this. i promise, you can and you will.
A side effect to the gathering of copious amounts of things i love, admire, respect and adore, is that i wonder if it’s too much. Replace “it’s” with “i’m”. Cause that’s at the root, right?
I wonder if i overwhelm with sharing. I- just- get- SO - enthusiastic about things.