Rebel Heroine Retreat: A day of yoga, tea, and self-development

  • Edinburgh, UK
  • Aug 4, 2018 (1 day)
  • $165

About us

you can no longer watch the world go round passively.

You no longer feel safe leaving it in the hands of others to make change.

You value being informed, but are filled with dread
of the emotional implications of reading the news.

But all the while, you think…

If we don’t do something, who will?

You feel a personal responsibility to make change in the world.

You feel personal responsibility to have difficult
conversations – exhausting as they may be.

“IT TAKES A GREAT DEAL OF BRAVERY TO STAND UP TO OUR ENEMIES,
BUT JUST AS MUCH TO STAND UP TO OUR FRIENDS.”
ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

Are you this heroine? I am.

At a certain point, enough is enough, and I can no longer put
the world’s problems out of my mind. I cannot ignore them and go about my day.

And my goodness what a burden that is to bear on one’s shoulders!

More and more often, I wake up to news stories that
cut me deeply and make me go, well sheesh, what can I do?

The magnitude of the world’s problems is overwhelming,
and I find it challenging to tackle them,
let alone recover personally from the overwhelm.

“CAN I BE REAL A SECOND?
FOR JUST A MILLISECOND?
LET DOWN MY GUARD AND TELL THE PEOPLE HOW I FEEL A SECOND?”
GEORGE WASHINGTON, HAMILTON

Self care is not only helpful. It is essential.

Self care is not self indulgence. It is essential to survival,
and also a prerequisite for taking action.

We cannot act if we have no energy.
We cannot speak up if we are exhausted,
blinded with confusion, heads aching with anxiety and stress.

Here’s something I’ve learnt: If I don’t gift myself a break,
my body will demand one. I might as well claim it on my own terms.

Self Care As Activism:

Find your role in the revolution.
Learn to rest deeply so you can do more.

THE REBEL HEROINE RETREAT

a day of yoga, tea, and self development
for courageous women.

"Instead of feeling like exercise it felt like a day at the spa for my battered body. Kayla understands her students on a fundamental level"

Event Highlights

  • A powerful morning yoga practice to help you find your voice, your courage, and set your intentions for the day.
  • Morning Journaling for writing down your intentions and gathering your thoughts.
  • A ‘Great Deal of Bravery’ workshop for preparing to challenge viewpoints without emotionally exhausting yourself
  • A scrumptious picnic brunch to nourish ourselves and gather together.
  • Defence Against Doing All the Things: Creating Your Personal Self Care Plan for setting personal policies and learning to rest better.
  • A break, in which you are free to roam up Arthur’s Seat or downstairs to the cafe.
  • Unlimited cuddles from our resident care puppy, Snug.
  • An afternoon visualisation to help you find a place to recharge.
  • A Heroine Training Tea Party to connect with one another through literature and conversation.
  • A closing meditation. A gentle stretch to end the day focusing on how we can tap into our Hufflepuff to find the strength to do what is right, not what is easy.

Venue Highlights

Feel like you're in a real castle and enjoying a delicious brunch and tea.

Amenities

  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio

Schedule

7 hours of power-up personal development and rejuvenating self care
The turret of Century General Store as our heroine’s club house for the day
Yoga and meditation with Kayla Kurin
Heroine Training workshops with Xandra Robinson-Burns
A personal self care plan to take back into the real world
Plus:
Picnic brunch
Afternoon tea service
Heroine Training tote bag
Rebel Heroine’s Guide to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Rebel Heroine Reading List
Access to Tea Party Pen Pals Facebook group
And more gifts & surprises to come…

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free

Menu/Cuisine

Brunch and tea

Directions

It can be found on google maps. There are local buses from the Edinburgh train and bus stations.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

This sounds like a dream! I am an education student and I have spent way too much time working all summer to pay for school. My boyfriend of 5 years is a government firefighter and has been away working most of the summer. His 30th Birthday and our 6th anniversary is coming up this winter, we would love to celebrate with a yoga retreat! We both love yoga but have barley had time to practice in the past few months. Keeping our fingers crossed! Jaimee and Dan
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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