Workshops & Retreats
We invite you to indulge in one of our nature immersion wellness retreats, where fields, gardens, forests and lakes, meet nourishing soul food, specially curated healing practices, and time for both connection and solitude.
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We offer a wide range of immersive seasonal workshops and courses including Wim Hof Fundamentals, Yin Yoga & Crystal Bowl Sound Healing and Sound Healing Baths. You can find out more below or book here.Book
Wim Hof Method Fundamentals Day Retreat
Saturday 11th May 2024 9.30am - 6pm
Sunday 21st July 2024 9.30am - 6pm
Saturday 31st August 2024 9.30am - 6pm
Join us for a very special day retreat at our magical woodland’s venue at Wasing Estate, with Dean Teyla, The Conscious Breath Coach.
Whether you have already been practicing cold water immersion and breathwork, and want to deepen your practice, or are completely new to the Wim Hof Method...or somewhere in between...this day is for you.
This expansive day retreat will give you the chance to really switch off from the outside world, to reset and recharge and move forwards with the tools needed to implement positive changes into your daily life.
Dean will explain the science behind the method and the day will offer lots of time for not only the physical practices, but also integration and discussion, within a small and welcoming group environment.
The day includes gentle movement, 2 breathwork sessions, a delicious lunch and nourishing cacao, nature immersion, ice bathing and will conclude with a swim and sauna session at our beautiful wild swimming lake.
About Host Dean Teyla
Dean is a certified Wim Hof Method Instructor and one of Bristol's only Wim Hof and Buteyko practitioners. Specialising in Sports Performance, Clinical, and Wellbeing breathwork practices.
Dean also teaches QiGong/Yoga movement styles, and is a Ceremonial Cacao practitioner.
Dean's goal is to share his knowledge and skills so that more people can live happier, healthier and stronger lives.
- Mindful movement
- 2 Breathwork sessions
- Ice Bath
- Vegan lunch
- Nature Immersion
- Wild Swimming
About Wasing Estate
At Wasing, we see things differently. That we are inherently part of nature and that what harms the planet ultimately harms us. Everything is connected. Wasing Wellbeing is a dedicated & unique space for revitalising and healing experiences, guiding your journey towards powerful personal care and sustainable health and wellness. The workshop takes place at Wasing's stunning Woodlands venue and at the Wild Swim lake & sauna.
If you have had any health problems or surgery in the last 6 months, or are concerned about applying any of the techniques due to an existing illness, please ensure you consult with your doctor before booking and attending this workshop. We also ask that you make the instructor aware before the workshop starts.
This workshop is not suitable for those who are pregnant.
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BREATHWORK & SHAMANIC HEALING RETREAT
Tuesday 21st - Thursday 23rd May 2024
BREATHWORK & SHAMANIC HEALING RETREAT with Rebecca Dennis & Special Guest Facilitator Anthar Kharana Navarro
Tuesday 21st – Thursday 23rd May
Single Bell Tent : £850
Shared Bell Tent : £695 pp
Early bird cost Single Bell Tent £795 Shared Bell Tent £625 by March 31st
This 3 day 2 night Breathwork and Shamanic Healing Retreat offers healing and gentle immersion in nature within a supportive environment at the beautiful setting of Wasing Estate. Accommodation is a single or shared cosy bell tent with bed pitched in the heart of Wasing.
A journey of deep personal transformation, healing the past, understanding your patterns, and helping to reduce stress, increase energy levels, improve sleep, creativity and feel more connected. We will be combining healing methods including breathwork, sound healing, bodywork, coaching, somatic healing, shamanic techniques, movement and a tobacco medicine ceremony. During the retreat we will be holding outdoor sauna and wild swims by the lake for the ultimate reset.
Rebecca Dennis and The Breathing Tree Team are joining together to create a safe, supportive and powerful healing space for the group to connect, inspire and breathe together. All facilitators are experienced and highly skilled in a variety of fields in breathwork, trauma release, somatic and healing techniques. Guest facilitator, Anthar Kharana Navarro, sound healer, composer and ceremonial leader will join for part of the retreat sharing the wisdom of tobacco plant medicine and bringing his exquisite sound healing into the space.
During this retreat, Rebecca and the team will introduce self-enquiry topics which encourages a deeper self-awareness of who we are and inspire further consideration to who we aspire to be. These exercises are designed to complement breathwork to bring clarity of vision and remove obstacles and blockages – tools and insights you can take outside of the space and into your everyday life.
Over the three days we will offer a variety of breath, body and mind techniques whilst gaining an understanding of the nervous system’s intricate landscape and how we can upgrade our breathing and mindset for optimum health. Providing a deep understanding of the impact the way we breathe has on every aspect of our lives – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Conscious breathwork is the bridge from our mind to our body and helps us be more open to listen to the messages and insights within. This can help you let go of unhealthy breathing habits, such as breath holding and shallow breathing, have a deeper understanding of breath patterns and release both physical and emotional tension from the body. This can dramatically shift the way you feel and bring higher states of awareness.
Please note this is deeply healing work which at times brings up emotional and physical release. The Breathing Tree Team hold a safe container for everyone and there is support throughout and after care.
For further information regarding contraindications, please visit https://breathingtree.co.uk/disclaimer
TOBACCO AND SOUND CEREMONY
This tobacco and sound ceremony is lead by Anthar Kharana Navarro (Colombia) who has over 25 years of experience with this plant. This sitting is a way to honour the different aspects of the wheel of life through the plant kingdom. The wisdom of the Tobacco plant has been highly misunderstood due to the historical issues brought to Europe by the conquistadores 500 years ago. In the last few years, this plant has been returning to the far lands as part of the prophesies of the Americas, with the traditional uses, stories and songs which can support the transition from addiction and sickness to healing and wellness.
This process is created by re-ordering our relationship with the plant, which in this occasion the focus will be given to the Air and Water doors, helping us to clear the clouds that blocks our vision and dreams as well as unblocking emotional traumas. Understanding our emotions from the ancestral origins, allows us to find an effective way to transform the bonds with old agreements and conditionings that we carry from our early age.
We are limiting the group to 18.
Arrive 1pm Tuesday 21st May
Depart 5pm Thursday 23rd May
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Accommodation & surroundings
This retreat takes place in Wasing Estate’s stunning woodland venue. You’ll be surrounded by nature with acres to explore. The Woodland venue is set in a leafy glade beneath wondrous towering trees and ancient woodland, with a stunning Ice Pond and views over the Parish Church and the manor house. Equipped with a fully functioning kitchen, a selection of wooden and temporary structures, fire pits, a collection of carved wooden seating, compost W.C.’s and outdoor electric showers. A haven for wildlife with seasonal blue bells, dragon flies, deer, foxgloves and ferns, it is home to many retreats, festivals and activities focussed on education and rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul.
All bell tents are single or shared occupancy with beds, duvets and blankets to give you time to yourself for rest and contemplation. The woods include a covered outdoor kitchen and dining area and the retreat is fully catered with delicious and locally-sourced vegetarian food, as well as food foraged from the wild. There is a fire lit for the days and evenings.
A welcome letter and suggested kit list of what to bring will be provided at point of booking.
Parts of the site are on uneven ground. Please contact us if you have physical health or mobility difficulties to make sure we can best accommodate your needs.
Our food & your dietary needs
The retreat is full-board with delicious home-cooked vegetarian food. In line with sustainable practices across the Estate, our cooks produce seasonal, vegetarian food for our guests. We source local produce and support local food suppliers.
About Rebecca :
Rebecca Dennis, author, international breath and body coach and workshop leader is the founder of www.breathingtree.co.uk.
Based out of London and also travelling and teaching internationally as an expert in Breathwork and body-based therapies. She facilitates workshops, events and retreats alongside her public speaking and in person work. A gifted speaker and coach, her expertise and passion centres around breathwork, trauma counselling, somatic healing, shamanic practice, acupressure, bodywork and nervous system regulation. Rebecca fervently believes that embodied breathwork is the ultimate key to support our well-being, health and inner peace.
Rebecca has been practicing holistic and alternative therapies for over 20 years and holds a Diploma in Anatomy & an ITEC Diploma in Swedish and Sports Massage. She has trained to co-trainer level with Founder of Transformational Breath, Judith Kravitz as well as Donna Fahri, Max Strom and other masters and influential teachers of breathwork, bodywork, and other healing modalities. Rebecca has written three books, her latest books Let It Go and Breathe – A Practical Guide To Breathwork were featured in Amazon and Sunday Times Best Sellers.
Anthar Kharana Navarro, native from Ocaña in the north of Colombia, is an ethnic music composer, sound healer and ceremonial leader, guardian of the medicine teachings from the Muisca traditions of his land and guide of the tabaquero way. Anthar is also a Sundancer and a member of the Pachamama Native American Church. He started at an early age, guided by wise elders from his land and during the last 21 years of travel, Anthar have visited 16 countries, particularly active in the UK, leading workshops, conferences, retreats, ceremonies and concerts.
At his 46 year of age, Anthar is the director and founder of the Ancestral School in Colombia (Escuela Ancestral Colombia) and both Tribal Sound Healing and the Tambora Foundation in the UK and Colombia. He is also co-director of the first school of sound healing in Scotland ANSU School of Sound and the Ancestral Pathways School in England.
Elevate Day Retreat
Sunday 17th March 9.30am-6pm (Sold Out)
Saturday 12th October 9.30am-6pm
Next Date: Sunday 17th March 9.30am-6pm (Sold out)
Upcoming Dates: Saturday 12th October 9.30am-6pm
Elevate Day Retreat - a day of empowerment and mindset
Do you sometimes feel like you are moving through life on automatic, like things can pass you by? Perhaps you feel low on energy and find it hard to make healthy changes and implement new healthy habits?
Step out of your routine and into a day dedicated to your wellbeing, a day designed to help you implement small yet profound changes and shifts to your mindset and daily routines, to help you feel elevated and invite in more joy and energy.
We will start the day with Yoga and Somatic movement, Breathwork and Yoga Nidra, to land in our bodies and soothe our nervous systems.
We will then share some nourishing Cacao, to help open our hearts and be lead through some self-reflection and journaling to help us understand our patterns better and begin to form an intention to move forwards with.
Followed by a delicious vegetarian lunch, gluten free options are available.
Jess will share some simple but powerful tools that you can easily implement into your lives to create change in mind and body.
We will be lead in a silent walk through the stunning Wasing woods and en route we will spend some time connecting and immersing with nature and the trees, which has been scientifically shown to boost our immune system, improve sleep, increase energy levels, reduce stress, and improve mental wellbeing.
Arriving to a beautiful lake and wood-fired sauna, we will experience through a Cold-water Immersion and Sauna experience. NO experience is necessary for this and it’s such an invigorating and empowering experience!
In the afternoon we will practice Yin and Restorative yoga and allow all tension and stress to melt away.
And conclude the day with a powerful Crystal Sound bath
You will receive a follow up email including the tools and practices we share on the day and recommended reading to help you implement and build further on this day of empowerment and inner strength
Your guides on this journey:-
Jess is a Senior Yoga Teacher, teaching workshops and leading retreats across the world, a Yoga Teacher Trainer and Teachers Mentor.
Practicing for over 20 years, she has found it to be an empowering, transformational and supportive practice and is passionate about sharing the tools that support her in living a more Empowered and Conscious life, with others
Particularly interested in teaching meditation, movement and mindfulness which she feel’s is so necessary to help deal with the challenges of modern living.
Jess skilfully provides a space where everyone feels comfortable, and can challenge themselves safely, whether they are complete beginners, or more experienced yogis.
Jess is also a fully certified Sound Healer and loves to share the profound and magical experiences of the Alchemy Crystal Bowls.
Jess has been featured several times in Yoga Magazine, OM magazine and collaborates regularly with Yoga Matters.
Tania is the Wellbeing Coordinator at Wasing Estate and a massage therapist.
Having found huge support in her personal journey through yoga, meditation and breathwork over the last 20 years, she is passionate about holding space for people to enable them to take a pause from the business of life and reconnect to their inner selves.
Tania is currently studying to become a certified Forest Bathing instructor and has a keen interest in providing people with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the healing properties of nature.
- Yoga nidra
- Sound Bath
- Cold Water Immersion
- Wood-fired Sauna
- Nature Immersion
- Nourishing & tasty lunch (gluten free option available)
- Herbal teas & delicious sweet treats
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Sunday 10th March Time 3-4.30pm
Sunday 21st April Time 3-4.30pm
Sound healing is an ancient meditation method which can enable participants to take a journey of deep relaxation, healing and self-discovery.
Many of us experience stress and tension in our everyday lives, meaning that we spend too much time activating our sympathetic nervous system, our flight and fight response. Therapeutic sound has profound effects on our parasympathetic nervous system giving ourselves the chance to rest, rejuvenate and ultimately heal.
Our host Emma harnesses the alchemy of sound as well as the power of creativity and imagination to facilitate multi-sensory immersive spaces and embodied experiences that allow participants to soar and traverse our planes of consciousness. Emma’s sonic immersions really encourage participants to allow themselves to release, playfully explore and take a journey of expansion using sound as their guide.
Attendees will get comfortable in Savasana, be led by Emma on a guided meditation and will then be invited to relax and allow the sound waves to do their thing whilst they sink into the journey.
YIN YOGA & CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND HEALING
Friday 15th March 2024 at 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Friday 24th May 2024 at 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Friday 26th July 2024 at 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Friday 6th September 2024 at 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Friday 15th November 2024 at 6.30pm - 8.30pm
We invite you to join Veronika for a soothing Candlelit Yin Yoga, followed by Crystal Bowl sound healing session which will be grounding, centring, uplifting and accelerating experience for you.
Veronika will guide you through a relaxing session of Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga, incorporating principles of traditional Chinese medicine (focusing on connective tissue), with asanas (postures) that are held for longer period of time (between 1-5 minutes) enabling the body to settle fully. We will be connecting with different elements, as well as meridians (channels) in our body.
You will then continue your evening with a relaxing crystal bowl sound healing journey, connecting with your chakras (our energy centres), different frequencies and vibration. Sound creates a beautiful frequency and intent which brings on the healing.
At the end, you will feel grounded, calm and relaxed.
The instruments which will be used through the session:
Ensure that you wear warm, comfortable clothes.
Herbal tea will be served after the session to create the further relaxation in your body and mind.