The word ‘retreat’ conjures up images of yoga on white sandy beaches, tropical resorts, and the sun setting behind the ocean. And as glorious and soul-boosting as that sounds, time and money mean it’s not something most of us can indulge in very regularly.
Enter She is Wild.
Every two months my gorgeous friend Jayne Rusby, kundalini yoga teacher, qoya instructor, and all-around mojo rejuvenator, hosts an urban retreat right in London.
On International Women’s Day I had the extreme pleasure of sharing space with 40 other women at Jayne’s most recent retreat, which was all about ‘Inspiring Change.’
Walking into the beautiful studio space, expect Jayne to greet you with a hug and a glass of green juice and get ready for a day of connecting, sharing, delicious food, yoga, meditation, all-you-can-drink herbal tea, dancing, and delicious, delicious chocolate.
In Jayne’s words, “The She is Wild Urban Retreat is all about placing yourself at the centre of your world and giving yourself permission to put you first. We’re talking about what you eat, how you move your body & kissing goodbye to the bullshit voices in your head. This is not about self-improvement. This is about self-acceptance. This is about recognizing that you are strong & wild at heart. Accepting that you are raw in some ways and polished like gold in others.”
We spent the day stretching, moving, meditating, looking at how transformation is taking place in our own lives and how to embrace it, sharing, eating, laughing, and dancing.
These retreats are perfect for you if you’re drawn to ideas about self-love and spirituality, but start to cringe when things get a little too whoo-whoo.
How often do we get to dedicate an entire day to love ourselves and sharing space with open-minded women doing the same?
She is Wild offers the rare opportunity to connect with a group of women who are looking to get in touch with themselves and grow, but also aren’t afraid to drop an f-bomb or break into a full-on belly laugh. In other words, this isn’t your typical ‘goddess retreat.’ Yes, it’s spiritual. Yes, there’s chanting. But more importantly, it’s a space to show up and be completely authentic. Unabashedly you. Wildly and truly yourself. And be embraced for it.
The next She is Wild retreat is taking place on 10th May and is all about deep relaxation. Not only will you spend the day relaxing but Jayne will be teaching techniques for bringing this peaceful state of mind into our day-to-day lives. The cost for the entire day is only £60 and considering that includes juice, all-you-can-drink tea, snacks, a meal, yoga, a fun goodie bag, and a whole lot more, I think it’s a pretty bangin’ deal. You can sign up over here – and be sure to tell her I sent you. ;)