Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th January 2023
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”Anne Lamott
So often when I feel at my worst, it’s because I’ve forgotten to rest. I get drawn into the busy of the world, and I lose a sense of creating moments of kindness and nurturing for myself. This is why I started MFML, to share these practises of kindness, of reflection and most importantly rest.
This year for our Winter Live Online Yoga Retreat I have asked Clive Fogelman to teach the classes; he brings a kind calmness that I so need. We also have MFML favourite, Kate Walker as our guest teacher for Saturday night. We will be together, as a community, lifting each other up, supporting each other, and learning together. I love our online retreats for their friendliness as well as opportunities for learning, breathing and moving together: a chance for reflection and rest as well as equipping myself with the tools I need in my toolbox for modern life.
This retreat is a chance for us to reflect and fill our cup, a chance to create softness, and embrace our vulnerability, within the incredible support of this community that I’m so grateful for. We have an extra special Pre-Retreat self-enquiry workshop this January with psychotherapist Kelly Hearn where we will reflect on our deepest intentions for the new year and what actions will support healthy growth.and commit to intentions for the new year.
This retreat will give us time to fully reset and recharge ourselves, giving us space to find our clarity and purpose. As well as exploring a range of yoga practices, Clive integrates Mindfulness tools throughout the weekend to help us connect and find our inner alignment creating the platform for the rest of the year.
in a world that is changing
and growing ever more rapidly,
inner calm is your most valuable asset
the type of calm that you can rely on
when there is turmoil around you
the type of calm that helps you
breathe deeply and make good decisions
when it is time for action.
– yung pueblo
What to expect
You can expect:
- Ten hours of LIVE tuition!
- A weekend of live world-class vinyasa yoga, hatha yoga, yin yoga, meditation and breath work classes from Clive Fogelman and Kate Walker
- A friendly, down to earth community to connect with and a welcoming space for connection with others who are living a path of courageous living
- All-levels yoga practices to give us the tools to restore and renew
- Access to our closed community group with all our teachers and fellow Movers to offer you guidance and support
Clive Fogelman will be leading this retreat. Clive’s teaching is informed by a variety of body- and mind-based practices. He is renowned for his inclusive and accessible style of teaching that encourages people to cultivate intuition within their bodies, mindful that all individuals are different and continually evolving
Kate Walker is definitely a community favourite! She’s been teaching full time now since 2005. her speciality is teaching with multi-options for all levels, simple and progressive sequencing that flows with attention to alignment and breath.
Kelly Hearn Psychotherapist and Co-Founder of Examined Life, has wide experience working within the NHS, private practice and at The School of Life She is also an avid ‘sanity walker’ and yogi; activities which help her balance when her mind is over-active.
Kat Farrants is the founder of MFML and she will be binding the retreat family together by hosting the discussions and supporting you all in sharing opinions and experiences.
The Daily Schedule
All sessions will be hosted live on Zoom and are suitable for all abilities; you are welcome to join no matter which stage what of your yoga practice you are at, or no matter your level of mobility. We will be offering suggestions for a range of additional classes which you can practice in your own time through the weekend.
We recommend you take the whole weekend off as if you were away on retreat! Spend time in nature, read books, journal, relax, book in a massage or bodywork session and eat nourishing foods. We’ll even be sharing some recipes for you to try out.
Thursday 12th January
6.00 – 7.30 pm GMT | Pre-retreat Intention Setting and Q&A with Kelly Hearn
Join psychotherapist Kelly Hearn for a pre-retreat discussion on ‘Intention Setting for the New Year.’ Kelly will kick off the conversation by sharing some perspectives about healthy striving. She will address how our inherent, natural urge to grow and develop sometimes gets hijacked by a counterproductive perfectionism that can derail our efforts. Kelly will offer tools to get intentional about healthy growth in the coming year, including ways to avoid common pitfalls that trip us up. This session will offer ample time for Q&A and group sharing. This session will not be recorded, to ensure that everyone feels safe to share.
Friday 13th January
6.00 – 7.30 pm GMT | Welcome circle, Evening Yoga and Guided Relaxation
Clive will start by holding space for us to breathe deeply, connecting inwards to an intention we may wish to bring into this space, followed by guiding you through a gentle unwinding of our body to prepare it for a guided relaxation which will leave us ready for a peaceful sleep
Saturday 14th January
9am – 10.30am GMT | Morning Mindful Flow
This explorative, energising vinyasa flow yoga class with help us connect notice the moments in between the shapes and invite in a sense of expansion and curiosity. We will close the practice with a long sweet savasana and a soothing nature practice.
5.00pm – 7.00pm GMT | Restorative Yoga with Kate Walker
In this nourishing workshop we will use special breathing techniques and relaxing supported postures to let the body – and the mind – rest. We will move into an inclusive guided meditation and allow for some journaling to seal in and store the introspective peace we have cultivated together. Reconnect to the unshakeable portable paradise within.
Sunday 15th January
9am – 10.30am GMT | Morning Yang and Yin
This morning practice will be a chance to revisit the shapes we created together on Saturday morning, slowing down our approach to them, letting us feel their magic, the Yin will allow us to access the deep layers of your body to release long held tension. We will finish with a short gratitude practise.
12pm – 1pm GMT | A lunchtime Q&A with Clive
A cosy, informal chance to ask any questions relating to anything that has come up in the retreat so far or indeed any burning questions you have about yoga that you would like to ask!
5pm – 6.30 pm GMT | Restful Yoga, Guided Visualisation and Closing Circle
A gentle floor-based sequence to harness deep inner calm and replenishment leaving us feeling fully recharged and renewed for the days and weeks ahead. We will then end with an insightful guided visualisation to wrap up our time together.
If you cannot attend a session, don’t worry, we will record the sessions (except for Kelly’s session on Thursday) and they will all be available for 14-days after the retreat for you to enjoy.
What You’ll Get
- The support of our community of Movers, alongside support of Founder, Kat, who will be hosting each of the sessions, alongside our teachers, Clive and Kate.
- A retreat PDF full of ideas for how to make the most of your retreat, plus additional suggested reading and listening materials
- 10 hours of live tuition with some of the world’s leading teachers
As we go into winter, we know that some of you are facing some real cost-dilemmas and we know that sometimes our wellbeing practices are the first to suffer when life gets hard.
We want you to know that we are there for you.
Therefore, we are trialing a ‘Pay As You Feel’ retreat price.
There is a suggested price, which we ask you to pay, if you have the means. We have had to increase our regular price, as like you have noticed within your own life, the costs of everything has sadly increased, and while I have internally tried to address these costs by cutting down so much within the business, the true cost of a space on this retreat is £130.
If finances might get in the way of you joining, we will welcome you to the retreat, and you can pay what you think that this will be worth to you. This is the Buddhist system of Dana. The minimum that we can accept is £15, because like you, we are also struggling at these times.
Those of you do have the means to support us, please do feel free to pay more than the suggested price. We want so much to continue to support you for years to come, with community and the magic that these spaces give us all, however we can only do that if we continue to have your support through tougher times.
Please do get in touch if you have any queries whatsoever about the retreat, about payment, or any concerns at all. We always really love to hear from you.
If you have any questions about the retreat, drop us a message on email@example.com
Terms & Conditions
The live online retreat is for your education and your enjoyment only. You are participating in the live classes at your own risk. You are encouraged to to take breaks when needed and/or when in doubt, don’t do sequences that you are even a little concerned about. If you have any health condition, please seek medical advice before taking any form of exercise. If you have any concerns, please let us know before the retreat starts.
If you feel unwell in any way or if you experience any discomfort during class, please stop the class and consult your health practitioner immediately. Remember that yoga is mostly a journey off the mat and into life, and it is a journey about taking responsibility for our own actions and cultivating self-knowledge. Only choose exercises which will nurture and support you, and please take responsibility for yourself and your current abilities during your practice. Remember that each day is different, and even if yesterday you were able to perform a movement, that is no indicator that the same exercise is possible today. Please move within your comfortable limits and if you’re in any doubt whatsoever, please seek medical advice.
We are not medical practitioners and we do not seek to offer medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before starting any new exercise. This is particularly important if you have any limiting condition or are, pregnant, nursing, regularly taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions. We do not accept any liability whatsoever for any injury or damage, either during or after this retreat. Your participation in this retreat is entirely voluntary and at your own risk, and you agree to abide by the T&Cs of Movement for Modern Life.
Your secure payment will reserve your place on this very intimate, special online retreat. No refunds will be made.
By signing up to the online retreat, you consent to us adding your name and email address to our marketing database. If you do not wish to receive emails from us outside of this retreat, please do let us know and we will be sure to remove you from our database.