A relaxing day filled with soothing activities to help release stress and pain and give you techniques that you can continue to use when you need them.
Sunday 19th November 2023, 10am - 4pm
Paddock Wood Community Centre, Kent, TN12 6EB
Your investment - from £55 before 19th October
(Please note, to attend this retreat day you will need to complete
a health form upon booking so that we are insured to teach you.)
Ever since Mobilates moved classes online, members have relished every opportunity
to get together and meet in real life!!
We've had a few casual gatherings, and now retreats throughout the UK are a regular part of what Mobilates offers. You will take part in gentle, accessible activities, enjoy the chance to meet local health professionals and learn techniques to support you on an ongoing basis, indulge in wholesome locally sourced food and take some time out for your body and mind.
Check out our recent retreat in Devon:
What is included
Top quality and well loved facilitators with expertise in working with
people with chronic health conditions and mobility issues.
A healthy, locally sourced lunch, with vegan and gluten free options*
All drinks throughout the day.
A beautiful and supportive environment, with inclusive activities to be
able to relax and feel connected to others.
*Gluten is used in the kitchen. So, although the catering company will do a thorough clean down
between runs, all items may contain traces of gluten.
We are delighted to be able to offer you the chance to try out some
gorgeous one to one treatments with two local, top pain relief specialists!
Each 20 minute session will be offered to you for a reduced rate of £15.
(Book your session in the booking link and check the timetable above to see which
session you will miss to attend your taster.)
Relaxing Massage or Pain Consultation with Caroline You can opt for a 20-minute relaxing massage, or perhaps you’ll choose for me to focus techniques on one or two muscles that are likely to be contributing to your pain or reduced range of movement? OR we can spend the time discussing your pain history and determine the modality that would best support you on your journey towards pain freedom. Time allowing, you will leave with a self-help strategy to get you started.
Specialised soothing treatment with Vanessa Choose from: A Hand/Arm Massage, Foot Massage, Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage with your own choice of luxury massage oils.
Meet the team
Retreat main contact, Facilitator, Reki Master, SitFit/WalkFit and Accessible Movement and Pilates Instructor
Leanne - Mobilates
Please contact Leanne if you have any questions about the retreat. Leanne will be the main facilitator for the day and will be there to support you throughout.
SitFit/WalkFit - A low impact cardio class with fun moves to music, extra prizes for lack of rhythm and coordination!
Mindful Movement and Reiki - A chance to move your body in a slow, soothing, mindful way, indulge in a soothing relaxation followed by a group Reiki session. You will feel a sense of well being and calm and leave the session feeling soothed and energised.
Crafts Facilitator and Mobilates Member
Donna is our freelance creative who will be helping you with a sparkly and soothing create with homemade sparkly snow globes.
Paddock Wood Community Centre is a brand new, beautiful hall with plenty of parking, level access into and throughout the building, accessible toilets, a lovely kitchen and plenty of space for us. We will have a separate room to host the taster sessions and chill out space where you can relax and take a break whenever you need.
Caroline - move with ease
Caroline from ‘move with ease’ specialises in chronic pain management using clinical and myofascial massage therapy, functional
breath retraining, Pain Reprocessing Therapy and meditation, yoga and
fascia training. All these modalities soothe the nervous system, reduce pain, and quite often eliminate it!
You will be guided in Metta Bhavana – loving kindness meditation. This is an
affirmation-based practice and so we will also explore the benefits of
using affirmations that align with your authentic self, rather than using
broad sweeping statements that you simply don’t believe!
Well-Being Facial Facilitator
Vanessa - Garden Tranquillity
Vanessa from Garden Tranquillity is a Holistic & Massage Therapist for women who care too much leaving themselves overstretched, exhausted, and losing sight of themselves. Specialising in women’s health, oncology, dementia and palliative/end of life care using Reiki infused, light touch massage and healing holds with a choice of organic blended massage oils and facial products.
A soothing self-care ritual combining a mindful skincare facial with relaxing massage, reflex points, and/or face yoga to help alleviate stress and promote well-being.
Woodies Café is a gorgeous local café who cook fresh food, made from scratch in the kitchen. They specialise in wholesome, tasty vegan food but also cater to meat eats and those with gluten intolerances. So there will be plenty of food for everyone to enjoy.
What you will need to bring
A water bottle - we have access to water, it will just help to have your water close to you throughout the day.
Any additional snacks you may need to keep you going.
A pillow, Pilates mat and small head cushion, optional blanket.
Wear comfortable clothes you can move easily in and trainers for SitFit/WalkFit.
If you love baking and would like to bring cake to share please feel free. Please bring a list of ingredients to display.
A takeaway tub or two, or four(!) so you can take home leftovers.
Read our feedback from a recent retreat:
"Thank you all for a wonderful day yesterday, it’s given me such a boost and I’m going to work out a way of fitting live classes back into my routine once the summer holidays are over." (Emily)
"What an absolutely awesome day.
Thank you to everyone for such a wonderful experience of calm and relaxation.
Thank you for organising such fabulous food, the salads were so lovely, very pleased I brought my box to take some home with me. It was a lovely spread and clearly catered for both my vegan and gluten free requirements. It was labelled very clearly and even the smallest details of appropriate sauces had been thought about too. Such lovely food that topped off such an amazing day. Xx" (Libby)
"Thank you for a wonderful day.
It was so lovely to meet some of the faces you get to see in your classes.
Such a pleasure to me you Leanne and Kerry after all the support you give during classes,
such lovely ladies." (Sam)
"Put your hand up if you went to bed when you got home and only woke up for dinner over an hour later....
Just me? 😅
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who came today. I was so anxious this morning about spending any length of time in one room with so many people I'd never met in person (I mean, the full sweating/heart pounding type of anxiety!)
I told myself that I only had to stay for an hour... then until lunchtime... then until we left the hall... Then suddenly I was in a wonderful garden eating gorgeous cake!
I can't remember the last time I was ever that chilled out about being around so many new people and I'm still processing all of it tbh.
I hope all of you had a lovely day as well, and that you managed to get to your next destinations safely. And I'll share a saying that came back to me for the first time in years and has really struck a chord with me today:
"I'd rather regret the things I've done than the things I haven't" 😉" (Sharon)
"It was such a lovely day sharing our love of Pilates with people we’d only seen online before.
A wonderful day with wonderful people. Here’s to the next ‘event’ and a chance to meet you all again x" (Sue)
"A nurturing and fun day 💜💜💜" (Sophie)