The Gift of Giving in the Pandemic
During the Spring of 2020 when the pandemic first came to the UK, we created the concept of a gift retreat so that we could give something back to the frontline Covid NHS and Essential Workers who were working so hard looking after us all. We joined forces with Suzy Castleman, the visionary owner of Tofte Manor, to create a free 2 night/3 day retreat for our guests to relax at peaceful private manor and enjoy a restorative retreat programme created with love and gratitude by some of the best wellness professionals around.
We raised £2500 and invited nominations for exhausted workers in need of some TLC. In September 2020 we ran our first retreat and 18 doctors, nurses, cleaners, carers, paramedics, care home staff and social workers came along. Our brilliant team donated their time and the retreat was one of the best retreats we have ever run – the outpouring of kindness and generosity was heartwarming and our special guests benefited immensely from the time out.
Please help us raise funds for another gift retreat
Now we are in winter, life is once again very tough for those working in the NHS and Essential Services. We plan to run another free gift retreat: April 6-8th 2021 and would like to offer this to more people. Reclaim Yourself are also running virtual retreats at home, payment from donations which will go towards funding the NHS Gift Retreat in April. Read The Guardian article about Reclaim Yourself Virtual Retreats here.
If you would like to donate towards another gift retreat there is a link to donate below. Any amount is welcome. Thank you so much.
Nominations are open again
If you would like to nominate someone who would benefit from a free retreat there is a link to our nomination form below. We are accepting nominations for anyone working in teams that are dealing with the pandemic in the NHS, as well as in care homes and social work teams.
What is included on our Gift Retreat?
-Wake up with a dynamic morning yoga class
-Relax with a relaxing afternoon yoga or sound healing session
-Meditate in the woodland Sanctuary
-Prepare for a deep sleep with an evening yoga nidra session
-Relax with a massage or beauty treatment
-De-stress with a healing or breath work session
-Enjoy delicious meals, lots of treats and a glass of wine with dinner
-Wander around the landscaped gardens and enjoy peaceful woodlands
-Walk around the labyrinth, a unique space perfect for peaceful reflection and quiet time
To find out more about Reclaim Yourself, visit their website at:
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS TEAM:
Tania Brown, Mark Ruck & Henry Morgan, Antonia Reed Felstead, Adam Husler, Holly Husler, Jean Hall and Faye Riches teach our yoga classes, relaxation and sound healing. Rebel Recipes, Bettina’s Kitchen, Gems Wholesome Kitchen and Kirsten Huesch create the amazing food. Amanda Tizard, Suzy Castleman and Laura Tucker offer breathwork, crystal healing and facials. Talk about a dream team!