Foraging & wild cooking
Breakfast will be served in the communal tent as usual before setting out on a gentle walk around the retreat site with your foraging guide, Sue-Marie.
The retreat site is set within 3 acres of semi-ancient woods. Explore the grounds to learn which of nature’s wild plants are edible and which have healing powers, and discover how to harness their delicious taste and health benefits.
As the seasons change, so do the plants. So what may produce a great flower in spring, can go on to bear delicious fruits in autumn. Others have tangy leaves in the summer, perfect for a wild salad or a soothing herbal tea, while their roots impart delicious flavours in the winter months.
Understand the delicate balance of nature’s own larder and you’ll feel so much more connected to the Earth. Once you’ve learned to forage, every walk becomes a mindful act and a wonderful meditation in its own way as you study your surroundings for a seasonal taste.
Gathering up your harvest, together we’ll prepare something delicious that you can take away as a delicious memory of your Wild Wellness Retreat. Perhaps a blackberry vinegar or an elderflower cordial, depending on what you forage.
Enjoy a tasty lunch before your second yoga class of the retreat with Kirsty. Continuing to work on mindfulness, meditation and breath, you’ll learn the tools to continue your practice long after your wellness retreat is over.
As you know by now, time for yourself is as important as your shared group experiences. So take a break to enjoy your natural surroundings.
Dinner this evening will be a hands-on event! You will be supplied with a plentiful range of local seasonal produce, so you can work together to prepare a delicious feast. Once prepped, you will gather around a crackling campfire to cook.
It’s a simple pleasure, yet one that’s been all but lost from our 21st century lives. Chop, chat, simmer and smile as you work together to create something special. A celebration of nature. A celebration of friends.
With a full stomach and a full heart, kick back around the fire. Toast marshmallows and sip hot chocolate
as you bask in this wonderful outdoor life you’ve become one with. We encourage you to look back on
your experience and contemplate together how you’ll take away the things you’ve learned.
This is more than a weekend retreat, this is a toolkit for a more mindful life. One where your mind, body
and soul are harmonised with nature. Your life, rewilded.