Our annual retreat for young women was held on Tuesday 14th November and it was a power FULL day! Each ticket sold to our Recalibrate and Reignite retreats earlier in the year funded a place for a homeless and vulnerable young woman to have her own retreat experience.

“I think it’s a brilliant idea and I would do it again.”

 

We were a group of more than 50 women – 34 young women, their support workers and out team of therapists and GiveBack Ambassadors. The day incorporated relaxation, fun, inspiration, movement and pampering. We acknowledge the courage shown by the young women who joined us for something that was completely unknown to them.

“I liked the day and the people in it because it’s chilled and comfortable.”

 

The young women said they moved from

feeling nervous and anxious to feeling happy, awesome and joyful;

down and tired to amazing and bubbly, happy and energetic.

 

Thanks to Vulcana Women’s Circus we had a great big, beautiful space, where there was just enough room for everything we had in store. Over the course of the day, there was hula hoop workshops, inspiring talks, yoga, dance, massages and food.

“I loved meeting new people.”

 

The highlights for the young women included hula hooping, being able to go at their own pace and the massages.

 

We are so grateful to our incredible tribe of GiveBack Ambassadors and supporters for what they shared at the retreat – their time, skills, experience and big, big hearts!

The team of therapists who set up a haven of calm and relaxation where they offered treatments to every young women who wanted one

The Grounded Way in partnership with Little Delish for catering

Janine Lee of Feathersome for the amazing workshop

Beth Owen of Inner Shyne for the yoga

Ann Boon who got everyone moving with Nia

Gillian Bennett from For Lucy for the handmade soap and Emily The Maker for the inspirational postcards that were gifted to the young women as they arrived at the venue.

Briony Walker Photography for capturing so many stunning images from the day

And of course, Vulcana Women’s Circus for the space and kicking the retreat off with a monumental hula hooping workshop.