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Mum To Be Party Self Care Retreat

Mum Self-Care Retreat



Why? For whom?

Because your body is sacred,
Because taking time for yourself and reconnecting to your essence is sacred and essential, after having a baby.

“This Self-Care Retreat is for women who wish to reconnect with their true identity and with their body”

It is not only a question of post-partum recuperation, but also the cultivation, deep within oneself, of the resources needed to manage the many roles that are demanded of us when we become a new mother.

“Together. Carried by kindness and attentiveness of the group”

 

How?

Being a mother in the modern-day world is both an immense blessing and a great challenge. We are engaged in a delicate balancing act of playing many roles at once : mother, wife, lover, career woman, stay at home mum, the list goes on… and often find ourselves exhausted and overextended in caring for others. It is easy to lose ourselves in all of this and not receive the care that we really need, especially when time can feel so limited.
This intimate 3 night retreat has been thoughtfully designed with all of your current struggles and needs in mind. Nestled in nature, far from the stress, speed, noise and constant connectivity of the city, we will take time to ground, slow down, and breathe.

We have created a process to support you in reconnecting to your self, to rest and restore, and to learn what ‘’self-care’’ can really mean – encompassing but going well beyond hot baths and massages.

We will explore the deepest roots of sustainable self-care for mothers of young children.  We will examine what stands in the way of caring for and loving ourselves, which often takes the form of beliefs and conditioning that was passed on to us, but which does not serve us…

You will emerge from these precious 4 days, not only rested and rejuvenated, but also prepared to return to your busy life, empowered with tools and wisdom to support you as a woman and as a mother.

Join us….being a mother means learning to mother ourselves, and this takes practice, patience, and courage. We are here to support you in this process.

Self-Care Practices for mothers of young children:

• Gentle, restorative yoga that heals and nourishes the female reproductive system (womb, perineum, breasts) and endocrine system
• Grounding, tonifying yoga to build the blood and bones and cultivate fortitude, trust, stamina and stability
• Breathing and meditation to ease stress, tension, anxiety and/or depression
• Ample free time to rest, recharge, reflect, and enjoy the surrounding nature.
• Time spent in sacred circle with other mothers cultivating the capacity to listen, share, support and process without the filter of fear, judgement or expectation. Simply learning how to be present and receptive.
• Tools for developing self-awareness aimed at cultivating a healthy body image, self-love, compassion and acceptance as well as affirming boundaries, limits, and needs.

The Venue

We chose ‘La Ferme du Bouchot’ to host our retreat, an eco-friendly, warm-spirited and family run venue in the heart of the Sologne region of France, 2.5 hours from Paris. This 300-year-old farm has been renovated with ecologically responsible materials and is based upon the three basic principles of Permaculture: to take care of and respect the Earth and all human beings, to create abundance, and to share ethically.

Our hosts, Anne and Jean-Philippe, conceived of an innovative space in which to reconnect to nature, to oneself, and to others: SELIGONIA. This beautiful Forest-Garden, in the form of a Mandala, produces all the fruit and vegetables needed to nourish both the inhabitants and the visitors of the farm, and is also home to the Zome, an unique and stunning dome structure, used for workshops and ateliers.

4 good reasons to appreciate La Ferme du Bouchot

• An ideal place to relax and recharge, in a peaceful and secluded farm with a huge garden.

• Original: the dome, located in the center of the garden, makes for an inspiring and light filled yoga studio.

• Intimate and friendly: the calm and respectful ambiance of a small group will be conducive to deep sharing and reflection. The warm and comfortable rooms, in typical country style, will be shared between mums.

• Wholesome food: around a large, shared table, our mums will enjoy generous meals of homemade, fresh, seasonal produce, straight from the garden or locally grown. Snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

4 good reasons to appreciate La Ferme du Bouchot

• An ideal place to relax and recharge, in a peaceful and secluded farm with a huge garden.

• Original: the dome, located in the center of the garden, makes for an inspiring and light filled yoga studio.

• Intimate and friendly: the calm and respectful ambiance of a small group will be conducive to deep sharing and reflection. The warm and comfortable rooms, in typical country style, will be shared between mums.

• Wholesome food: around a large, shared table, our mums will enjoy generous meals of homemade, fresh, seasonal produce, straight from the garden or locally grown. Snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Who will accompany you?

Alexandra Macdonald and Sheila Chacko are the co-founders of Sanctuary Self Care Retreats, specializing in self-care retreats for women in Europe. They are holistic yoga teachers with a passion for women’s health and wellbeing, each with over two decades of experience. They will honor us with their presence for the first time in France, animating the yoga classes, self-care workshops, and sacred circles of this retreat.

Christel, the founder of Mum-to-be Party and mother of two, will also be present, ensuring that you have a fluid and enjoyable stay.

Weleda, a pioneering brand in natural, organic cosmetics, will be our chosen partner for this retreat. Their beautiful products will stimulate your senses and nurture your body, heart and soul, making your four night stay in nature unforgettable. In the spirit of Self-Care, a specialist from Weleda in Paris will come especially to give a workshop on facial self-massage.

Nourish Paris, a unique catering service especially for new mums, will collaborate with La Ferme du Bouchot to create a special, seasonal menu, both fortifying and revitalizing, for our new mums. The founder, Sophie, will come in person to explain the program and menu.

Detailed Program of the Retreat

The program below is a guide and the content may change slightly to allow for greater fluidity and suitability. The content of the workshops, evening integrations, and circles will be revealed upon arrival to allow for a spirit of discovery and surprise.

Monday 10th June
15h-16h30: Arrival and check in
17h-19h: Opening Circle
19h-20h15: Dinner
20h15-21h: Evening Integration

Tuesday 11th June
8h-9h30: Morning Yoga Practice
9h30-10h30: Breakfast
10h30-12h30: Self Care Workshop
12h30-14h: Lunch
14h-16h: Free time
16-16:45: Weleda Presentation
17h-19h: Yoga and Sacred Circle
19h-20h15: Dinner
20h15-21h: Evening Integration

Wednesday 12th June
8h-9h30: Morning Yoga Practice
9h30-10h30: Breakfast
10h30-12h30: Self Care Workshop
12h30-14h: Lunch
14h-17h: Free time
17h-19h: Yoga and Sacred Circle
19h-20h15: Dinner
20h15-21h: Evening Integration

Thursday 13th June
8h-9h: Breakfast
9h-11h: Closing Ceremony

Questions?

Who is this retreat for? This retreat is aimed at mothers with children aged up to 2 years old. However, those with older children are most welcome to come and share their experience and benefit from this unique retreat experience. Please note that the retreat will be given in both French and English, so it will be necessary to have grounding in both languages.
Can I bring my baby? The objective of this retreat is your wellbeing. Yours. Away from your family for a few precious days, in nature, with other mums. It is for this reason that it is a mums only event, without baby or partner.
What if I am breastfeeding? A nursing kit will be provided for breastfeeding mums who would like to pump and conserve their milk, as well as a special breastfeeding tea blend by Weleda, to keep you hydrated.
Do I have to have yoga experience? Have done pelvic floor reeducation? What if I gave birth by cesarean? Practices are safe and appropriate for all levels of experience including complete beginners, as well as breastfeeding mothers, those having undergone a cesarean, and pre and post pelvic floor reeducation.
What if I have special dietary needs (allergies, intolerances, vegan…)? Please let us know when you register and we will take your needs into account when preparing the menu.
Can I come with another mum? Of course! The stay is conceived of as a group experience, but if you wish to come with a friend and share a room, please let us know when you fill in the registration form and indicate their name accordingly.

How do I get there? The venue is located 2.5 hours away by car from Paris. We advise you to come by car (either your own, a rental car, or car-pooling with other mums), as access by public transport is very limited. Count around 60€ for tolls and petrol and at least 110€ for car rental for 4 days from Paris (petrol included). A private Facebook group will be created to put all mums in contact so that you can exchange with each other both before and after the retreat., but also to organize logistical things such as carpooling from Paris or even from Orléans, the closest city to our venue.

What should I bring? A more detailed list will be given to each participant, but here are some essentials:
• Comfortable clothes
• Shawl
• Light blanket for relaxation after yoga
• Notebook
• Water bottle/thermos
• Walking shoes
• A yoga mat if you have one

How do I register?

Places are very limited for this retreat to allow for a quality of exchange and presence that ensures intimacy and tranquility. Reserve quickly to guarantee your spot!

First Edition tarif: 750€ TTC (instead of 900€) includes:
• 3 nights accommodation in a double room
• full board including tailor made meals from local, seasonal produce
• snacks and refreshments
• yoga classes and workshops given by our international guest teachers
• facial self-massage session given by a Weleda specialist
• welcome pack from Weleda featuring a gorgeous selection of specially chosen products for mums
• a farewell pack from Weleda featuring products from their new baby range

* Please note that transport and others personal expenses are not included in the price

>>> INSCRIPTIONS : https://www.weezevent.com/mum-self-care-retreat

How do I register?

Places are very limited for this retreat to allow for a quality of exchange and presence that ensures intimacy and tranquility. Reserve quickly to guarantee your spot!

First Edition tarif: 750€ TTC (instead of 900€) includes:
• 3 nights accommodation in a double room
• full board including tailor made meals from local, seasonal produce
• snacks and refreshments
• yoga classes and workshops given by our international guest teachers
• facial self-massage session given by a Weleda specialist
• welcome pack from Weleda featuring a gorgeous selection of specially chosen products for mums
• a farewell pack from Weleda featuring products from their new baby range

* Please note that transport and others personal expenses are not included in the price

>>> INSCRIPTIONS : https://www.weezevent.com/mum-self-care-retreat

General Conditions :
• Your reservation is confirmed upon the payment of 750€ TTC
• As soon as your registration is confirmed, all will be organized so as to welcome you in the best possible conditions; the venue, our international guest teachers and our Weleda collaborators. For these reasons, to ensure the viability of the event, we cannot reimburse you in case of cancellation, no-show, or a reduced stay.
• Your registration will be fully reimbursed if the event is cancelled by the organizers, who reserve the right to cancel the retreat if there are insufficient registrations.
• Each participant must have a valid health and accident insurance and must confirm in writing that she has no health complications. Any change in health status must be communicated to the organizers.

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