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The Practical Magic Weekend Retreat


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WELCOME TO THE PRACTICAL MAGIC WEEKEND

The long days of the summer are beginning to draw a soft close, as we hit the autumn equinox we can bask in the liminal space between curiosity and cultivation. A time to pause and reflect on the wholeness of our experiences; a time to tune in, and to move and flow between the spaces of dreaming and creating.

That’s where the Practical Magic weekend comes in. This curated experience is a life-enriching weekend of reconnection, relaxation, integration and flow designed to bring you back to your wild spirit and technicolour shine. It’s also a weekend of relaxation and time out just for you away from the everyday, to press pause so you can re-imagine and tune into your vibrancy and vitality.

A time to tune in; to dream and create
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Through Practical Magic – a blended melting pot of creativity and wellbeing mastery - you will access your inner wisdom to live a fully creative life. You will have much-needed space to come back to breath and back into your body, which will enrich your essence, connect you back to the true vibrant nature of who you are, and ultimately back to you.

Over this soul-full weekend of creative living you will enjoy a mixtape worthy variety of good stuff, including soul-enriching meditation, creative mindfulness workshops, restorative yoga, deep healing and relaxation with a yoga nidra, a delicious sound bath experience and a shake up your wise, wild and free self with Qoya.

Be inspired and nourished in equal measure by beautiful surroundings and carefully crafted food. Enjoy meaningful conversation with the collective inspiration of other women who offer support, trust and magical connection when we gather together.

A soul-filled weekend of creative living and lungs full of breath.
 

Expect peace and tranquillity combined with disco ball and sequins high vibe in equal measure.


 

WHO IS THE PRACTICAL MAGIC WEEKEND FOR?

You don’t need to have a regular yoga or meditation practice to relish the wellbeing elements the weekend has to offer. If you’re a woman in need of some time out for yourself, and you would like to get in back in touch with the essence of who you are, and have some fun doing it, then this is the place for you to be you.


WHERE YOU WILL RELAX AND RESTORE

This is one of the most unique places you can get for a weekend of soul-full living. Located on the outskirts of an ancient forest on the beautiful Isle of Wight, your accommodation is a stay in an award-winning Tiny Home. These quirky eco-friendly homes may be tiny, but they feel anything but, they’ve been designed with space and comfort in mind. Think cozy nooks, wood burners, lush interiors, outside decks and plenty of crisp white linen and towels.

Decelerate your life and get back to the simple things

 

Each home is beautifully, and cleverly designed and crafted and has its own kitchen, shower and toilet, wood-burning stove and outside deck.

The Homes:

Eilidh is the Gaelic word for ‘light' with clean lines and natural textures.

 

Hygge, is the well-known Danish word that relates to warmth and wellbeing.

Silva, Latin for ‘forest', evokes the woodland with fresh, natural textures and colours

You will be sharing a home with just one other. Should you wish to book a home for three friends sharing, then please get in touch.


Where you will re-energise

We will be enjoying workshops in the Studio, which is a heavenly wellness haven with a calm, relaxing and homely vibe.


 

An intimate setting for individual attention

The Practical Magic weekend is carefully crafted to accommodate up to 6 people for the weekend. So, if you want a retreat experience that offers so much more than simply ‘me time’, then don’t delay in booking your place.

This is a residential weekend, and you’ll be so glad it is. In fact, you’ll love it so much you’ll never want to leave!

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HOW TO GET TO THE PRACTICAL MAGIC WEEKEND

The Isle of Wight is a jewel of an island on the south coast of England famous for creativity and inspiration, being home to the likes of Tennyson and the legendary Isle of Wight Festival. Getting to the Isle of Wight couldn’t be easier, it’s just a short boat trip from either Southampton, Portsmouth or Lymington in the New Forest, which are all within 2 hours of London, and easy to reach from all the major UK airports.

By foot

The retreat space itself is located next to Parkhurst Forest on the outskirts of West Cowes so if you arrive on the Island you have the option to arrive as a foot passenger and then get a taxi. Options are the Red Jet from Southampton to West Cowes, the Fast Cat from Portsmouth to Ryde or the hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde.

By car

If you’re bringing a car, you can either travel from Southampton to East Cowes with Red Funnel Ferries, Portsmouth to Fishborne, or Lymington to Yarmouth by Wightlink.

For more travel information take a look here.


Costs

You can have two options for booking your place on the Practical Magic weekend retreat; with car ferry crossing and without.

Without car ferry bookings

Sharing a Tiny Home with 1 other = £400.00 per person

With car ferry booking included

Sharing a Tiny Home with 1 other = £470.00 per person

Ferry booking prices are for up to 4 passengers in a regular sized car. Please note that ferry bookings will need to be made ASAP to ensure you can a ferry crossing to suit your needs.

NON- RESIDENTIAL (OPEN FOR ISLE OF WIGHT RESIDENTS ONLY)

£200.00 per person.

Included in both options are all meals, retreat workshops and activities. Massages can be booked and paid for separately.

Once bookings are made, spaces are non-refundable. You can however transfer your place to another person.

**IT'S POSSIBLE TO ARRANGE A PAYMENT PLAN FOR THE WEEKEND. GET IN CONTACT WITH KATE ON kate@katetaylor.co TO ARRANGE**


OUTLINE FOR THE PRACTICAL MAGIC WEEKEND RETREAT

 

FRIDAY 21 SEPT

Arrival from 15:00 onwards

18:00 - 20:00: Dinner

20:00 - 21:00: Opening circle / setting intentions for the weekend

 

SATURDAY 22 SEPT

09:00 – 09:30: Morning meditation

09:30 – 10.30: Breakfast

10:30 – 12:30: Qoya / creativity workshop

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 17:00: Relaxation / nature walks / forest bathing

17:00 – 18:00: Delicious Sound Bath

18:30 – 20:00: Dinner

20:30 – 22:00: Evening ritual and relaxation

 

SUNDAY 23 SEPT

09:00 – 09:30: Morning meditation

09:30 – 10.30: Breakfast

10:30 – 12:30: Qoya / creativity workshop

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 17:00: Relaxation / nature walks / forest bathing

17:00-18:00: Yoga Nidra

18:30 - 20:00: Dinner

20:30 – 22:00: Evening ritual and relaxation

 

MONDAY 24 SEPT

09.00 – 09:30: Morning meditation

09:30 – 11.00: Breakfast and pack

11:00: Blessings and farewells