United Kingdom·June 20 2024

Solstice Celebration: 2024: The big camp out!

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Overview

🌞 Summer Solstice Sanctuary & Beach Celebration Join us for a magical journey on the eve of the Summer Solstice as we gather on the northern shores to honor the longest day of the year and embrace the potent energies of the solstice sun from dusk 'til dawn. 🌿 Sacred Space Creation & Elemental Connection: πŸ”₯ Fire Blessing & Intention Setting: 🍫 Heart-Opening Cacao Ceremony πŸ’¨ Breathwork & Sound Embrace πŸ₯ Celebration & Dance Around the Fire πŸŒ™ We will then make our way down to the sea, honouring the lunar energies and offering a water blessing before a nightcap of mugwort tea and turning in for the night 😴 πŸŒ… Sunrise Greeting & Gentle MovemenT πŸ”₯ Wild Sauna & Ocean Refresh πŸ‡ Nourishing Breakfast & Communal Feast Check schedule below for more info! Date: Thursday 20th June Location: tbc details to be released on booking near date Time: 7pm until 9am Investment: Β£99 (early bird tickets sold out)

Highlights

Pre Solstice Sunset Gathering

Pre Solstice Sunset Gathering

We begin the solstice celebrations, gathering together with magical Mama Cacao, opening space with a sacred smudge of Mugwort and inviting the sky and the earth to meet in our bodies with some breathwork and a powerful sound journey. Then it’s time to ground, as we create a beach mandala placing stones, flowers, shells and any crystals we would like to gift the land and the sea with our intentions. To round up the ceremony we will gather again for some fireside soup as we watch sunset, not to be missed!

Fire Ceremony Water Blessing & Overnight Camp

Fire Ceremony Water Blessing & Overnight Camp

We will gather around for a letting go fire ceremony, what is your burning question? What do you wish to let go of? We go to the waters edge to meet the tide and the moon and carry out a water blessing. Returning to the fire It’s then time to build the energies and breath of fire. Moving into the solstice with the drums, singing and dancing our way into the Summer, before ending with a nightcap of Mugwort tea and a potluck supper. You can expect a deep sound immersion on this one! LOTS of drums (including the Mother of all Drums) Didgeridoo’s, Rattles, a truly immersive experience and a complete sense of freedom.

Solstice Sunrise Ceremony

Solstice Sunrise Ceremony

This will be a truly magical gathering to honour the solstice. We open space before enjoying the gifts of the incredible plant medicine Mama Cacao. We mindfully sip in ceremony and meditation. Dropping down into our hearts and connecting into all the elements, awaiting the first rays of the solstice sun. Following on with some gentle pranayama before relaxing into a beautiful sound bath amongst the sounds of nature, using the Sun and Earth gongs amongst many others. We will then ground with some Qi gong before sending out an epic collective Om, this has got to be experienced! Ending with a wild sauna, a refreshing sea dip and some fireside porridge with all the trimmings. Will the dolphins greet us like last year?

Hosts

To help you in your wellbeing journey we have a team to guide you gently and offer assistance while you’re with us.

Jill

Jill

Meet Jill, our highly skilled sound healer who's sure to leave you feeling calm, relaxed, and at peace. With her magical and powerful soundscapes, Jill creates an atmosphere of healing that's truly unforgettable. Her calming presence and lovely personality make everyone feel at ease, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the experience. People who attend Jill's sound bath sessions often feel more at peace with themselves and the world. Get ready to experience the transformative power of sound healing with Jill at your side.

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Danny

Danny

Get ready to embark on an exciting journey with our experienced host, Daniel! With his wealth of knowledge in hosting saunas and guiding meditation and healing breathwork, you'll be in great hands. Daniel will guide you through the process, ensuring that you feel safe and comfortable every step of the way. With his contagious enthusiasm, Daniel is sure to make this an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Sam

Sam

Meet Sam, our skilled musician and breath guide who's ready to take you on a transformative journey. With Sam's expertise, you can trust that you'll be safe and comfortable throughout the experience. And did we mention that he's a true cold water enthusiast? In fact, he's been known to stay in for 90 minutes during the winter! Get ready for an unforgettable adventure with Sam as your guide

Schedule

Have a look at our activities below!

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🌿 Sacred Space Creation & Elemental Connection

Come together as we create sacred space and pay homage to the five elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Ether, through breath, meditation, sound, movement, and celebration. Connect with the heartbeat of Mother Earth and the rhythm of the tides as we embark on a soulful journey of elemental communion.

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πŸ”₯ Fire Blessing & Intention Setting

Gather around the sacred fire as we offer blessings to Mother Earth and release our intentions into the flames, allowing the fire to transmute our desires into manifestation. Feel the warmth of the fire embrace you as we surrender to the transformative power of the solstice energy.

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🍫 Heart-Opening Cacao Ceremony:

Immerse yourself and drop into the cosmic heart of Mother Nature with a heart-opening cacao ceremony. Connecting to the divine within and fostering a sense of unity and connection with all beings. Allow the sacred elixir to open your heart and expand your consciousness as we journey together into the depths of our souls. 

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πŸ’¨ Breathwork & Sound Embrace:

Journey deeper through the power of breathwork, as we explore the depths of our being to the beats of the Motherdrum. Then completely surrender and drop down in the healing vibrations of sound, all amidst the natural amphitheater of the cliff face as we envelop you in a celestial dance of high vibrational frequencies. Transporting you to the stars and beyond πŸ’«

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πŸŒ™ Lunar water offering

We will then make our way down to the sea, honouring the lunar energies and offering a water blessing before a nightcap of mugwort tea and turning in for the night 😴 

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πŸ₯ Celebration & Dance Around the Fire:

 Share your experiences and insights from the journey with likeminded souls and some delicious homemade soup. We will celebrate the dawning of the solstice sun and you are invited to dance and drum around the sacred fire, honoring the light within and without.

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πŸŒ… Sunrise Greeting & Gentle Movement:

Awaken with the rising sun, greet the day harnessing the potent solar energies of the solstice morning as we bask in the soothing sounds of the gongs and the rhythmic waves of the sea. Followed by some grounding and energising gentle movement and flow with chi gong. 

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πŸ”₯ Wild Sauna & Ocean Refresh:

Indulge in the ancient ritual of the wild sauna, alternating between heat and cold with invigorating dips in the bracing sea, cleansing body, mind, and spirit in preparation for the day ahead.

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πŸ‡ Nourishing Breakfast & Communal Feast:

Replenish your body with a nourishing breakfast of overnight oats topped with an array of fresh fruits, nuts, foraged berries, and local honey, savoring the flavors of abundance and gratitude in communion with nature and community.

Tickets

Solstice Celebration: 2024

Solstice Celebration: 2024

The Big Camp Out

FROM$131.86/pp

A beautiful quiet part of the beach not far from Whitby

We seek peace along the beach

This is a very special spot. As we join the ceremony the tide moves out. Low tide is around midnight. As the sunrises the tide comes back in again. We can see the sun set and the sunrise over the sea from this beach- with a little bit of walking.

We are in a lovely quiet spot away from the town. Backed by cliffs we are sheltered from the wind. You may see the Kestrel and you will definitely see sea birds. Dolphins are spotted frequently. 

A beautiful quiet part of the beach not far from Whitby

Trip Tips

Wrap Up Warm!

Wrap Up Warm!

Please dress for cold weather!! During breathwork and gongs you will be very still. Bring plenty of baggy clothes to get back into once you are finished after the sauna. Maybe a changing robe for modesty! It's cold but we can manage the cold by wearing, plenty of layers.

Bring a bottle of water

Bring a bottle of water

You will sweat a lot in the sauna and so bring some water... with maybe a crunch of sea salt in for hydration.

Wear swimming cozzie underneath

Wear swimming cozzie underneath

To save time when you get here just wear your cozzie underneath.

Be gentle and don't go out of your depth

Be gentle and don't go out of your depth

If you do decide to have a dip , please be gentle on yourself, go in slowly and incrementally. Then when you are up to your waist slowly submerge. There is no need to go out of your depth. You dip at your own risk.

Head torch or torch

Head torch or torch

It is helpful for you to bring a head torch or torch. We do have lights, but it is best to have your own personal torch if you have one!

River shoes

River shoes

The reef is pebbly and there are lots if little winkles. It is totally safe but this can be slightly uncomfortable on some feet. So please bring sandals or wetsuit boots if you have sensitive feet and have them.

FAQs

We will send you a list of everything to bring. But remember we are outside on a big camp out. The following will be good! Bottle of water. Towl. Yoga matt. Bag for putting everything in. Dress in layers , something loose and comfy. Bathing costume for the sauna! Consider a dressing gown/towel/ dry robe for modesty. Please wrap up warm. Plenty of layers. 

A sound bath is a meditative experience where those in attendance are β€œbathed” in sound waves. These waves are produced by various sources, including healing instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, percussion, chimes, rattles, tuning forks, and even the human voice itself.

Breathwork refers to any type of breathing exercises or techniques. People often perform them to improve mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. During breathwork you intentionally change your breathing pattern.

There are many forms of breathwork therapy that involve breathing in a conscious and systematic way. Many people find breathwork promotes deep relaxation or leaves them feeling energized.

We recommend simply doing the sauna what traditional sauna-ers have long done: nothing. Just sit there. Let your mind go. Do some reflecting while your thinking is still sharp; meditate when your mind starts going blank. Just be.

During your sauna session, you’ll lose a lot of water through your sweat β€” up to four cups during a twenty-minute session! Be sure to rehydrate with plenty of water afterward. Supplement with electrolytes as needed. 


We would also recommend to just go easy on yourself. You will be in a state of high vibration and relaxation. You want to be in that state as long as possible so stay away from stressful or negative situations, people or media. 

That is absolutely fine there is no pressure at all to go in the water! You can stay in the sauna as long as is comfortable and just take breaks out in the air. 

We are out in the wild. We will have a composting outside toilet. But there is no plumbed water so bring wipes and a sare bag to take them home in. 

The event will be on a secluded but public beach less than 7 miles from Whitby. We will send full details before the event. 

Solstice Celebration: 2024: The big camp out!

United Kingdom· June 20 2024· 10 hours

FROM$131/pp