Our Cornwall Rewild Retreat is a smorgasbord of goodness. We have chosen beautiful accommodation for you, nestled on the banks of the Helford River, with its own fairy woodland of twisted oaks and a private beach.
This is our base for 5 days of coastal hikes, woodland walks, saltwater swims, daily Yoga, sound healing, botanical dying, cyanotype printing, polaroid photography, and messing about on the river on SUPS and Kayaks. Come and immerse yourself in Cornwall’s wild magic and maybe learn something new. You don’t need to be experienced at any of these good things to enjoy them with us!
15-20 October 2022 (Spaces available)
- 5 nights accommodation in a beautiful riverside retreat in Southern Cornwall
- Daily Yoga class with Mel
- All your meals freshly prepared by our in-house chef using local produce (One lunch out at a favourite riverside pub)
- Daily wild swim excursions in the local area
- Coastal hike on the stunning nearby Lizard Peninsula
- Botanical dying workshop with Love & Honor (Silk scarf & hair accessory to take home)
- Cyanotype printing workshop with Kate (print to take home)
- River adventures – choose to paddle board or Kayak from cove to cove along the Helford and then we will break for lunch at our favourite riverside pub.
- Woodland walks along the Helford river
- Meditation & Sound Healing session
- The Analogue buffet – a smorgasbord of pre-loaded vintage film cameras available for you to play with
- Good Things gift bag including a pack of polaroid film for you to use
- Ayurvedic Massage
- Extra 35mm film
We’ve planned daily swim excursions into our schedule so that we can explore some of our favourite swim spots in the vicinity of our retreat home.
We will be sure to catch at least one planned sunrise and one sunset swim during your stay. However with a private beach right on our doorstep, if you would like to swim more than once per day, this is an option at any time.
Our planned swims will be accompanied by our swim guide and another member of the Good Things team, so wether you just want to take a dip or would like to cover some distance, we’ve got you covered.
Daily Yoga will mainly consist of slow movement and Yin, nourishing restorative, balancing breathwork and deeply relaxing yoga nidra to complement the day’s more active pace. A chance to take it slow, feel and listen to your own body, surrender into bolsters and blankets to experience moments of deep, rejuvenating rest. These quieter practices of deep relaxation we hope will also encourage even more space for you to connect to your intuition and creativity.
And of course you can self practice at any time you like using the provided yoga Mats, Bolsters, blocks & straps.
**In keeping with COVID protocol, please note each guest will be allocated their own set of yoga props to use for the duration of the retreat including; bolster, bricks, blocks, belts, eye bag and blanket.
Mel is a fully trained Ayurveda Marma Massage Therapist and is available for massages during the retreat at an additional cost.
Ayurvedic marma massage therapy is a deeply relaxing warm oil massage which uses specific techniques and stimulation of mama points to bring the mind and body back into balance.
Find out more about Mel at @everyday_ayurvedaandyoga
BOTANICAL DYING WORKSHOP
We are super excited to have local grower and maker Marie Claire Windram of Love & Honor with us to guide us through a workshop in botanical bundle dying. We will be using dried and fresh botanicals from Marie Claire’s flower field, and a binding, rolling and steaming process to produce a range of ethereal dying effects. Each of us will take away a beautiful hand dyed silk scarf and scrunchie for our own use or as a gift for a friend.
We will of course break for a Cornish cream tea at a suitable pause in our creative process
Drop into Marie-Claire’s botanical world here – @loveandhonor.co
ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY & CYANOTYPE PRINTING
We’ve provided a buffet of vintage film cameras for you to play with during the retreat, explore the retreat grounds with them or take them on our Kynance cove hike for some coastal views.
Good Things organiser and analogue film geek Kate is on hand to show you how they work and help you to load the film. We have provided everyone with a pack of polaroid film to use during the retreat and we have a supply of 35mm to load into the other cameras. Please do feel free to bring extra film with you if you know you would like to take lots of photos.
Kate will home develop the 35mm film after the retreat for you or you can take it home to process yourself at a lab. If you are interested in home developing and there is time in our schedule Kate will be able to walk you through the process of developing your own film negatives ready for scanning.
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces ‘blueprints’ like those used in architecture and engineering. We will be using forest finds and foraged seaweeds to create our unique prints. It is a simple and fun process that you will be able to replicate at home.
See Kate’s adventures in home film developing here – @analoguerambler
WOODLAND WALKS & COASTAL HIKES
Breathe in the Cornish air and ground yourself in nature on our favourite Cornwall walks; including the stunning coast path hikes around Kynance Cove on the Lizard peninsula and the ancient woodlands along the banks of the Helford River.
Our retreat base is a beautiful house set in 50 acres of private meadows and ancient woodland on the banks of the Helford River by Port Navas creek. We have a spacious kitchen and dining area where our chef will be preparing and serving our meals using delicious Cornish produce. We also have a unique ‘playroom’ for our Yoga classes and creative activities plus a generously sofa’d lounge area where you can relax with a book, a glass of wine or take in a movie. The house has views across the Helford river mouth and out to the ocean.
Choose between a private double room with ensuite bathroom, private double or twin room with shared bathroom, or one of our unique alcove beds. The alcove beds are in a shared space each tucked away with your own side table and lamp, kind of like a grown up dorm room.
HOW TO GET HERE
We will provide detailed directions if you are driving and there is ample parking in the grounds of the retreat house.
We include transfers from Falmouth or Truro train stations for those that need them, just let us know your travel plans when you book and we can co-ordinate this.
Private Occupancy ensuite room – £1550 Per person
Private Occupancy room with shared bathroom – £1400 Per person
Shared twin/double room with shared bathroon – £1200 Per person
Alcove single bed with shared bathroom – £949 Per person
Booking is easy, use the PayPal buttons below to choose your room and book your space with a £300 deposit. Remainder payments are due 8 weeks prior to the retreat.
Once we have received your booking payment we will email you a booking confirmation with all the information that you need about the retreat plus some booking questions from us to help us tailor the experience to you.
If you are booking with a friend but are paying separately please let us know so that we can make sure you are sharing with one another if you choose the twin room option.
We love questions, so any queries, thoughts or worries please send us an email and we will do our best to help.
We follow the latest government and Surfing England advice to decide whether to run our retreats during the Covid Pandemic. Where appropriate we have made amendments to our operational procedures to meet Covid guidelines. The safety of our guests and our staff is of utmost importance to us.
As per our usual terms and conditions if we have to cancel the retreat you have booked with us for any reason, then you will be given the option to choose your preference of the following:
– Full refund
– Swap to different dates subject to availability
– Credit note for amount paid to be used against any Surf Sistas, Good Things or Swim Sistas retreat in the future.
NB. Covid regulations will cause us to cancel the retreat if there is a Cornwall lockdown, a national travel ban, the retreat accommodation has to close, there is a national lockdown, or a change in regulations that prevents a group gathering.
If you need to cancel your space on the retreat for a Covid-related reason personal to you (eg. local lockdown in your area or you are self isolating) then our usual cancellation refund terms will apply.
Any questions at all please don’t hesitate to drop us a line
Check out our full terms and conditions here.