Wellbeing Camping Retreat

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Jun 28

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Relaxed camping weekend including Yoga, Chi Kung and Meditation classes with a 6 mile walk

We invite you to join the OutdoorLads Wellbeing Camping Retreat offering a chance to escape the rat race, switch off your phone if you wish, and dedicate some time to your own personal nourishment. There are a number of classes included in this event led by a highly experienced and trained teacher of Yoga, Tai Chi and Chi Kung. All abilities are encouraged to join us, whether you're a beginner or more experienced.

It is worth mentioning early on in the event details that this Wellbeing Retreat is a dry weekend experience - this means you get to take a break from your favourite tipple(s) - apart from when we're on the walk and enjoy the pub lunch stop.

This is your opportunity to relax and indulge in 'self' for a weekend with your fellow OutdoorLads.

The weekend will flow as such...

Friday evening (from 5pm)

  • Members arrive and pitch their tents.  
  • We will have a Friday evening buffet together, similar to an ODL Hostel buffet, so please bring items of food with you for a picnic so we can all sit and enjoy the sunset together - enough food for 2-3 people will be a sufficient spread once everyone has contributed. Should the weather be less favourable, we have the private use of a cosy barn, with cushions and soft furnishings for relaxation.


A full day of activities beckons to refresh the body and mind:

  • 7.00 am - 8.00 am - our private barn will be home for our 2 days of self, starting with a mindfulness and meditation-style class to start the day the chilled out way.
  • 8.30 am - 10.00 am - a mixed-ability Yoga class in the marquee.
  • 10.00 am - 11.00 am - enjoy your breakfast camping style. Hot water, tea & coffee will be provided - the rest is up to you and your personal requirements.
  • 11.00 am - 3.00 pm - An optional day walk around the local countryside of about 6 miles.  Our walk will include a pub lunch stop (menu choices will be required nearer the time). 
    However, if you wish to relax in the fresh air with a book, take some personal time or enjoy some quiet reflection at the campsite, you are very welcome to do so. I can also provide other suggestions for slightly shorter wanders if you wish.
    Please let me know if you wish to take advantage of the pub lunch as I will need to book a table.  
  • 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm - A mixed ability class based on the art of Chi Kung and Mindfulness games including movement, relaxation and being present in the now.
  • 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm - evening meal time.  As with breakfast, please bring what you wish to eat - we have ample fridges for food storage.  A charcoal BBQ will be available for those who want to use this.
  • Post evening meal - A campfire will be provided so we can sit, reflect, relax, socialise and chat about the day.

Sunday (start timings to be agreed by attendees the night before)

  • If the weather is kind to us, we'll do Yoga outdoors in the sunshine, if wet, we'll be in the marquee.
  • Breakfast - As Saturday, cook, boil, brew and enjoy it camping style
  • Post breakfast - A Goodbye Movement Meditation session - some calm before the road or rail then we clear down and leave the campsite, marquee and barn as we found it by 1.00 pm.

A few important things to consider...

As already mentioned, this is a dry campsite event, so no alcohol is needed while enjoying this weekend. Whereas OutdoorLads events often include a good old knees-up and a few sherries - which is great - that isn't what this event is about so please bear this in mind.  However, if you wish to enjoy a drink when we stop for lunch during the walk, you are very welcome.

The campsite is not exclusive to ODL - however, we will have our own campsite area and exclusive use of the marquee for the classes, the barn and food prep area and our own toilet & shower facilities.  Our only ask is that you are mindful of other campsite users, especially when arriving or leaving by car.

Parking - ample parking for all on site.

If you have any questions, please contact the event leader.

Some of the feedback from previous years:

Great weekend - lovely place and really good to try something different!

This event exceeded my expectations. I left feeling blissful after the yoga classes and wouldn't hesitate to book another weekend like this.

It was a bit different to the other ODL weekends, but it was really rewarding and everyone seemed to enjoy it. I think by setting out a weekend of this type it encouraged us to interact in more relaxed way too.

Dogs: This event is not suitable for dogs. 

Caravans, Campervans, Motorhomes: May be possible, at additional cost. Please contact support@outdoorlads.com to enquire before booking. 



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