Wellbeing Camping Retreat - now £20 OFF!

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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 barn to chillout in. 


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 -  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 barn. 
  • 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 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. 

OutdoorLads Foundation: If you'd like to attend, but circumstances are difficult, have you considered asking the OutdoorLads Foundation for assistance? If you qualify, we could cover the full cost for you. See the Foundation page under the About Us menu. 




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