Winter Morning Retreat
Saturday 16th of July, 9 - 11.30 am
Dance 247 Studio - Northwest, Auckland
~ W i n t e r R e t r e a t ~
A morning of flow, winter self-care rituals, nourishing treats & winter restoring. This 2.5 hour morning mini-retreat encapsulates 'restoring' ones self. Tune into the nurturing elements of this solace season for winter wellness. A time for warmth and connection. Our morning retreat is a bespoke, all encompassing 'Winter Wellness' experience. Quintessentially infused with elements to inspire you to look after yourself, move and flow with the winter season and embrace the winter days. Included in this morning retreat is nourishing winter wellness steps, winter beauty elixirs and rituals, along with botanical artisan chocolate tasters and recipes.
~ Morning Includes~
Winter Flow Class & Seasonal Self-Care Rituals
Cacao Ceremony & Artisan Chocolates
Winter Curated Gift
Beautiful Companionship & the Ancient Tradition of Sisterhood
~ Winter Flowing Movement ~
Our Winter 'Flow' movement is choreographed to take tender loving care of your body during the winter season. During our 'Winter Retreat' a specific class has been curated to encompass movement and flow that is warming and restorative to your beautiful body, your muscles, tissue, myofasica, organs and lymphatic system. Tune in . Let Go . Luxuriate in the quiet space of you.
~ Winter Beauty Apothecary & Self-Care Regimes ~
Indulge in self-care pampering winter beauty rituals that soothe and nurture your skin over the colder months. Our morning retreat includes elements of self-care and ancient beauty regimes. Enjoy our beauty pamper, aromatherapy and apothecary ideas to try at home.
~ Beautiful Winter Companionship ~
This retreat wouldn’t be as amazing as it is without the beautiful women like yourself who partake in this special gathering. We conclude our retreat by embracing the ancient tradition of sisterhood. We sit together, enjoying the company of like-minded women. We chat, we laugh, we discover and share our thoughts while savouring a winter 'hot cacao' and botanical artisan chocolate treats.
WINTER RETREAT DETAILS
We hope you will come to love our unique retreats as much as we love running them. Here is a brief outline to assist you with our classes and enable you to enjoy a beautiful class experience.
Beginners are Always Welcome:
Our intention is to offer a supportive environment for the beginner right through to those who have more experience. It is important to us that you feel supported at whatever level you may be throughout your flowing journey.
Session Dates & Timetable:
Saturday, 16th July at 9 am - 11.30 am
Booking and payment is required to reserve your place as there are limited spaces available.
Winter Retreat Outline:
9.00 am - 9.15 am - Pre-Class Welcome & Winter Arrival Rituals
9.15 am - 10.15 am - Winter Flow Class
10.15 am - 10.45 am - Beauty Apothecary, Self-Care Regimes & Winter Rituals
10.45 am - 11.00 am - Cacao Ceremony & Botanical Artisan Chocolates
11.00 am - 11.30 am - Beautiful Living Rituals & Companionship
Pre-Class Checklist & What to Bring:
Water bottle, a small towel, a yoga mat, a pair of sock to slide in and an eye pillow if you have one. Due to hygiene & COVID - all participants are expected to bring there own yoga mats. If you don't have one and would like recommendations please contact us to help you.
We also recommended to avoid eating a heavy meal at least 1-2 hours before your class starts, that way your body has energy for movement versus your energy being drawn to digestion. If you have any queries around this, please feel free to ask.
What to Wear:
Any type of yoga-fitness clothing; leggings/tights, tank tops, t-shirts anything that is easy to move in and feels comfortable. No footwear is worn during our Be. Flowing classes.
Arrival Time & Warm Up:
Please - arrive early to allow yourself time (5-10 minutes) to set up your movement space and most importantly to not miss our arrival opening ceremony.
Welcomed & Embraced:
The core essence of all our programs is that you feel warm, embraced and supported in your movement journey. We want that during our classes you may enjoy the joy, warmth and friendship of other like-minded individuals. Therefore, we have a ‘no-judgement’ and ‘non-competitive’ policy. Meaning there are no mistakes, there is no perfection in movement, your opinions are valued, and you may laugh, cry, express yourself, or be quietly reflective. We ask that you are kind and respectful to everyone joining our classes.
If this is your first class with us, be kind to yourself. Rest when you need to and listen to your body. We believe in allowing you the space and comfort to listen to your body by working at a pace that feels comfortable to you! If something doesn’t feel right for you, sit back and take the time to simply observe. Maybe next time that movement flow sequence will feel right for you to try. You are welcome to ask questions and talk to your instructor about any concerns you may have. Your ‘Flow Class’ is essentially a journey of self-discovery. It really is your own personal journey and no one else’s.
Our intention is that you leave all our classes feeling welcomed and cherished for who you are ~ 'Beautifully You’.
FLOW CLASS DESCRIPTION
Be.Flowing is a bespoke, soul nourishing movement regime of which we fondly call a 'Flow Class' . Each class is a divinely, nourishing ritual to end your day with! A movement class that assimilates connection with your breath, body alignment, stability, and balance. Synchronising the breath and movement through a continuous flow of postures and fluid, dance-like sequences.
Our movement sequences flow at a graceful pace to feel an intrinsic finesse, that revitalises fitness and rediscovers flexibility, strength, and stability. Flowing movement that is likened to a beautiful moving meditation. With a breath-focused connection ~ the mind quietens, awareness amplifies, expression resolves, the heart connects and the soul is soothed.
Cleanse your palate, rekindle your fire, rejoice in who you are, wish and want to be. Nurture your essence, embrace your inner goddess, revel in authenticity and honour your beautiful self!
Whimsical movement, with flowing sequences that integrate; ease & grace, softness & strength, exploration & expansion, nurturing & releasing. Artistically curated for women to cherish & honour her beautiful self.
A fusion of beautiful movement modalities that embody ~ contemporary awareness of anatomical movement meeting ancient ancestral wisdom. An ever growing incorporation of freeing movement modalities that include (although not limited to); dance, somatics, yoga, pandiculation, fascial integration, pilates, calisthenics, plyometrics, stretching and strengthening flow-like sequences. All encapsulated with a continuous and creative reach for soul-connecting movement and beautiful self-care rituals.
Flow Class Benefits:
Bespoke movement to assist in improving flexibility, hydrating your bodies fascial system, building joint stability, improving muscular strength, increasing bone density, improving cardiovascular and respiratory health, reducing stress, and improving overall sleep quality. The continuous, steady flow of movement generates internal heat, which helps to detoxify the body and opens the pathways to revitalisation.
Constant awareness of the natural flow of breath and body while moving through a series of flowing movement sequences increases focus and calms the mind. The ability to flow through challenges one may experience during a class often leads to a greater ability to flow through life’s challenges with better focus and less stress, and be able to confront the bombardment of home, family, work, and friends with a deeper sense of joy and calmness.
Do I have to be flexible, fit or strong to participate in a ‘Flow’ class?
Can I participate in one of your classes if I have a medical condition?
What happens if Covid has caused a level 3 or 4 lockdown?
In the case of a lockdown of level 3 or 4, classes are run through our online Zoom platform. That means you can still join us from the comfort of your home. We are happy to help guide you with set-up, so you can join our online sessions with ease. At first it may seem a little strange to join online classes, but we know from experience you will soon come to love it.
ABOUT RACHEL MAR
Rachel specialises in movement alchemy, flowing movement, dance, fitness, yoga, high-vibrational living, botanical beauty nutrition and cuisine, beauty apothecary and beautiful self-care rituals.
She is a university qualified (BSc - Sport Science) fitness-sports trainer and a certified 200 RYT yoga instructor with over 25 years experience in movement. Her skills and background range from the various movement modalities of dance, yoga, pilates to training elite athletes and complex injury rehabilitation.
The beauty and elegance of dance captivated her interest from a young age. At the age of 13 her dance fascination turned to Latin dancing. She later competed and placed first in NZ's first ever Salsa and Lambada competition. It was from here that her dancing career turned professional; dancing for Latin Fever Dance Productions and performing live dance shows in her early twenties. From this point on, her passion and love of movement has never left. The connection with ‘dance’ has become her muse. A sensory form of expression that paints our personal story, one that connects us back to our own unique essence of beauty. A harmonising and soul soothing approach to connect, feel, express and share!
She believes movement is a beautiful form of expression, it exudes and releases suppressed emotion. It allows us to connect on a deeper level to feel, immerse and simply ‘be’ our beautiful selves. A route to express oneself and provides a wonderful solution to suppleness, stability, strength and centeredness. Her continual quest for learning and expanding her knowledge of the body, movement, and our beautiful selves led her to creating these uniquely curated classes for all to enjoy. With a continual passion to explore movement, she is a constant seeker and adores the journey of unearthing and incorporating modalities for the body to feel fabulous and free.