An Ode to Nature
27 - 30 JULY, 2023
A transformational three nights living in harmony with nature in the Skåne region of Southern Sweden, 1 hour 45 minutes from Copenhagen.
Yoga + great food is all we need.
Surrounding ourselves in nature in the full bloom of summer with the the days sitting hazy and thick with heat, come practice in the outdoor dome and eat family-stye communal dinners in the barn. Our 17th century farmhouse surrounded by a nature reserve and lies within some magnificent hills of Southern Sweden.
This is not a luxury retreat, this is elegance in simplicity and full of high vibrations. White washed rooms, a converted farmhouse, plenty of outdoor spaces, Japanese style futon beds, sauna evenings. The luxury itself being the quietness the surroundings have to offer, and the gift of time. Let us just practice, sit, read a little and enjoy some beautiful food.
The retreat will be run by Faye Baldwin of Iluma Yoga Studio, with her close friend, chef & author Sophie Gordon of The Whole Vegetable.
Spend 3 nights the beautiful farmhouse sanctuary
Wake with the morning birds and practice in the garden dome shala
Nourish yourself with incredible plant-based food from one of the UK's top vegan chefs Sophie Gordon
Partake in a food workshop, picking up new culinary skills
Read a book in the garden with a cup of herbal tea
Eat communal meals in the barn twice a day
Take turns in the sauna and cold tub each evening
07.30 - 08.00
08.00 - 09.45
10.00 - 11.00
11.00 - 13.30
13.30 - 14.30
14.30 - 17.00
17.00 - 18.15
18.30 - 19.30
20.00 - 21.00
Fruit & tea
Dynamic vinyasa practice
Free time / workshop
Free time / workshop
Sauna & cold bath evenings
On this retreat, Faye (@wildestyoga) will be teaching high vibrational vinyasa in the mornings, and soothing restorative sessions in the evenings. This retreat will not be total beginners yoga, yet new students are more than welcome but be prepared to dive in the deep end.
Each day begins in silence with a cup of herbal tea and some fresh fruit before we walk to the shala and begin our first practice of the day. The morning practice will be strong vinyasa, flows with fluidity and playfulness: expect laughs and a lot of heat! As always, we will also be finding new ways to explore pranayama (breath work) and meditation, experimenting with different styles throughout the week.
The afternoons will be for lazing about, finding somewhere on the land to bathe in the sun, or in a cosy corner with a new book. Closing off each day, we will soothe our summer bodies with earthy yin & restorative practices as day to turns to dusk, to night.
From the chef -
"July is one of the most powerful months when it comes to seasonal produce. Those gorgeous tomatoes we crave all year long are in their height, as well as a variety of greens, beautiful and bountiful. You can expect lots of fresh, vibrant salads, as well as the all important centre piece to the meal. I always try to have a variety of dishes, sharing style on the table, making the experience enjoyable and allowing us to celebrate what’s in season and enjoy a variety of produce. I work with simple grains and legumes, as whole as possible and not forgetting the fresh crusty bread to compliment dishes.
You can expect to see dishes cooked in a variety of ways, some raw, some cooked on the stove, others over fire on the BBQ. It’s always nice for our taste buds to enjoy a difference experience or expectation of how something should be served. "
- Sophie Gordon
Faye (@wildestyoga) is currently based in Copenhagen running Iluma Yoga Studio & eating many of the cinnamon buns the city has to offer. Half Singaporean, a large portion of her time each year is spent traveling around the world, exploring new places on small budgets and diving in to the local cultures.
Expect laughs & bliss in her light-hearted yoga classes, where she will help you to find the internal and external balance of sweetness and intensity. Here we expand together and illuminate as one. Her offerings weaves together her various trainings in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Rocket, Mandala vinyasa, Ceremony holding and Embodied Yin.
Recently a new mom, she will be bringing her 9 month old and sweet partner who you will see at meal times and on some of the excursions!
Sophie is a chef, caterer and cook book author of ’The Whole Vegetable'. With a huge love and passion for cooking she works with simple seasonal ingredients to create a variety of dishes for all occasions. Working with seasonal ingredients allows each dish to be refined, full of flavour and vibrant. She creates recipes that are dedicated to a veg-centric table, from the earth, fresh, to the table, aiming to create a spread that is not only environmentally friendly but a joyous experience. Keeping with the seasonal theme, Sophie encourages people to be mindful of their waste along the way, again, using the whole vegetable to create meals, using leftovers and getting creative in the kitchen.
Sophie hosts regular supper clubs, caters for retreats and weddings across the globe, as well as organising local events - private, corporate and public. She aims to bring people together and encourage the idea of dining communally and enjoying those all important vegetables.
Single Japanese futon bed.
Either in dorm or in shared 2 bed rooms if coming with a friend.
2.000 non-refundable deposit required to secure place.
A private room with one double Japanese futon
Shared large en-suite classic tropical outdoor bathroom also with room next door.
3.000 non-refundable deposit required to secure place.
3 nights of accommodation
Twice daily yoga
Special food workshop
3 plant-based meals a day
Snacks, water, tea and coffee
What You Get
In all other cases, the deposit of 2.000 kr is non-refundable if you choose to cancel for personal reasons.
Cancellation for all other reasons:
More than 60 days before start date = 2.000 kr (deposit) non-refundable
59 - 30 days before start date = 2.000 kr deposit + 50% rest of payment non-refundable
Under 30 days before training start date = 100% payment non-refundable