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  • A Sustainable Sisterhood

    A closer look at the real meaning of sustainability this Fashion Revolution Week Written by Lottie Lewis The Salt Sisterhood is a community deeply rooted in nature. Our essence is found in the gently flowing tides, in the rolling waves and the forests and fields that surround our coastlines. The retreats we host are focused on connecting women with the outside world, allowing them to find peace, happiness and themselves. For this reason, we are dedicated to being as eco-conscious and sustainable as possible. Our new swimwear line meets these morals and beliefs. For she who is stirred by the sea, each piece is made with careful consideration for the environment and for people. When thinking about slow fashion, most of us simply think of the materials a product is made from. Surely as long as the fabric is organic or recycled then a piece is sustainable? This isn’t quite the case... Sustainability within fashion reflects not only the environmental impact of a brand, but the social impact on people and the supply chain when creating a garment. The Fashion Revolution is an initiative launched to bring awareness to wages and working conditions. Fashion Revolution Week unites the world’s largest fashion activism movement, educating and inspiring everyone to know the real value of what they buy and wear. The theme for Fashion Revolution Week this year is MONEY FASHION POWER. The campaign is calling for new laws that require businesses to conduct due diligence on living wages, transforming the lives of the people that make our clothes and redistributing money and power throughout the global fashion industry. Many big brands rely upon exploiting both natural resources and labour. Prices can be kept low by underpaying workers, and unregulated working conditions make for unsafe, unsustainable factories. Fuelled by overconsumption and throwaway fashion, our clothes have lost their real value. However, the rise of slow fashion is turning the tide on this. The Fashion Revolution calls for safe, fair and dignified working conditions for everyone in the supply chain, an end to waste, an industry that works to conserve precious resources and regenerate ecosystems, and much more. Click here to read all about it. The swimwear of our Salt Collection is created to last. The fabric is made from regenerated nylon in Italy, sourced from ghost fishing nets and other plastic waste destined for landfill. It’s buttery soft, flattering and durable, plus it cleans up our oceans and tackles plastic pollution. Not-for-profit organisation Earth.Org found that up to 1 million tons of ghost fishing nets enter our oceans every year, a shocking statistic that leaves us feeling incredibly concerned for the health and wellbeing of marine-life and the climate. Not only does the ocean provide us with solace, but it’s an integral component in the survival of our planet, making it our duty to protect it. By working with fabrics that are created from recycled marine plastics and pollution, we are making small steps towards saving our seas. Designed and tested in Cornwall and made in London, we keep our air-miles to a minimum and carbon footprint low. We chose to manufacture in Britain as we wanted to guarantee, and see for ourselves, that the garment-makers had exceptional working conditions and fair wages. Each piece is handmade by talented sewing machinists in London, in a factory that prioritises low carbon emissions and working conditions of the highest standard. By sourcing our fabrics from regenerative processes and working with ethical makers, we are opposing the throwaway, fast fashion industry and taking responsibility at every step of the supply chain, from conception to finished product. At The Salt Sisterhood we know that sustainability is a partnership between planet and people, and there is no sustainable future in fashion without considering the workforce as well as the production and materials. To support slow fashion is to carefully consider the clothes we buy and knowing the value of what we wear. We need to choose ethical brands and companies and take care of our clothes. The most "eco" items are the highest quality ones that last the long-haul, being fixed and patched, darned and loved for years on end. We envisage your Salt Swimwear pieces accompanying you on many a dip and surviving the test of time.

  • Sisters of Swimming

    Words by Lottie Lewis | Images by Megan Hemsworth I don’t really remember the first time I went for a cold water dip. I’ve grown up in the sea, snorkelling and surfing and splashing in the waves, but it was only as I got older that I began swimming with intention. Packing my bag and setting off for the coast with the goal of pure immersion. Calling the girls and organising a sea swim. Planning my mornings and evenings around the tide and sun position. Slowly and without realising it, swimming has become as commonplace in my day as my morning tea. Aside from the pastime and the pleasure, cold water swimming has started conversations, opened doors and introduced me to other like-minded water women. It’s encouraged me to talk about my mental health and discover that we are all in this (ocean) together. Over the past few years I’ve swam alone and with my sisters and my best friends and new friends and old friends. I feel so grateful to be a part of a wonderful sea sisterhood. Through our ever-changing emotions and situations, trials and tribulations, the ocean has stayed steadfast, welcoming us back every time. One. Sometimes it’s important to be alone. To settle into the rhythm of our thoughts. To know that we can do things by ourselves. The calm that I feel when I swim solo is unmatched by any other activity. Attuned to the sound of my dogs paws crunching in the frost, winter boots thudding against the footpath, the westerly wind in the trees overhead, my nose sniffing and the rustle of my woollen roll neck in my hair, I make my way to the water. Thoughts fly around inside my head as I pull my hat lower, my hair escaping. I take a deep breath, before pulling off my socks and wading silently into the sheltered harbour. Hidden from view and watched over only by empty fisherman’s cottages, I slide into the inky depths, my breath mingling with the steam rising from the sunrise surface. All feelings of anxiety and reproach, stress and sadness dissipate. I sink into a place of solitude, held by the gentle swell of the tide, the ocean reminding me that we are never really alone when in nature. Two. My sister and I cycle in the sunshine to the coast. Singing, we weave across the empty roads of the first lockdown, absolutely aware of how incredibly lucky we are to have the sea as an escape from the monotony of isolation. Our backpacks are stuffed with swimsuits and towels, bottles of water and chocolate bars. We feel giddy with freedom. We free wheel down the final hill and bump our bikes across the golden sand. Mother Ivey’s beckons us with her turquoise tenacity, enticing us into deserted crystal ocean. Shrieking as we run towards the shoreline and diving below the surface before our toes have hardly touched the water, we remember what liberty tastes like. No rules or curfews, boundaries or behaviour, it’s as if we had forgotten how sweet the salty sea can be. Cold water swims during dry lockdown days were our salvation. Three. Through refreshing dips over the scorching summer, hot rocks dotted with naked bodies, burning our bums and rolling in the white sand, we reawakened our inner wild women. We stoked a smouldering fire within the sisterhood of swimming. My best friends and I decided to escape the crowds and venture west. Taking our tents and dogs, bikinis and boards, we headed to the beaches that lay down winding roads and steep descents, where the water sparkled and the crowds were sparse. Years of carpark changing has made us feel entirely comfortable together. We immediately strip off to nothing, bare bottoms suspended in the air before diving head first into clear waters. We lounged by the coast for days, no phone signal or commitments drawing us home. We’d rinse the salt from our freckled skin in the river, before retiring to our tents under a full moon, only to spend the next day exactly how we’d spent the last; drinking tea, swimming in the sea, exploring the footpaths with the dogs and watching the sunset with mugs of wine in hand, sharing secrets and stories, wishing the summer would never end. Mid-week dreams. Eight. Winter is easier with a tribe of sea-loving kin. I feel immensely lucky to have girlfriends who love braving the waves, diving into cold water and encouraging each other to take the plunge. The idea of the unofficial ‘after work winter swim club’ came easily; I wanted to connect all the water-women I knew. My sisters and friends, cousins and acquaintances. I organised the first meet on my Stories, simply stating the idea (cold water dipping with likeminded others), place (my favourite secret spot) and the time (the half an hour of light between finishing work and sunset). When I arrived at our meeting place there was a group of girls huddled together. A sea of faces of my favourite people, bobble hats bouncing in the wind, bags stuffed with towels and swimsuits, an assortment of knitted jumpers and tracksuit bottoms. Women from all professions and walks of life, upbringings and situations, united by a love of cold water. The moon was rising and the light fading as we waded into the sheltered waters of my favourite swim spot. Shrieks and laughter rang through the depths of December. Each of us swimming for different reasons, but emerging from the ocean with the same range of emotions; euphoria, pride, peace. The ‘after work winter swim club’ reiterated that together we are stronger. Together we can weather the storms. One. And then I was alone again. Packing my swimsuit and pouring myself a steaming flask of lemon and ginger tea. Coaxing my dog out of bed as the sun rose over the eastern horizon. Heading down to the shoreline as the first rays of the day spilled across the still surface, my breath mingling with the mist rising from the ocean. The never-silence of nature reminds me I am not alone, really. The sea birds wheel overhead and my dog takes up her sentry at the water’s edge. I sink slowly into the dark depths of late winter, and notice there’s a hint of spring in the morning air. Today I feel peaceful and the ocean mirrors my emotions right back at me. Words: Lottie Lewis Images: Megan Hemsworth With thanks to Atlantic Blankets for the cosy companions.

  • The Surf Sisterhood Cornwall Retreat - Dive in

    A blog written by our Surf Sisterhood 2019 retreat guest Theres Heinrich One week, seven days returning to (or rather starting) a yoga routine. Cornwall, southwest England, is no typical place for yoga or surfing as you might imagine other places such as Bali or Sri Lanka. But, for me it was really the perfect combination. I could not wait to get on the plane at the beginning of my trip, the journey really came at the right time. Digital detox and discovery of your own doshas included! However, more on this later - but one thing was said at the very beginning: It was so fantastically beautiful! I have not laughed and learned so much in a long time. From the group dynamics, to the conversations - it was just as good (or even better) as I had imagined it to be. Cornwall Cornwall is calm, harmonious, green and wet. In addition to the single airport runway, there is only space for 84 people at Newquay Airport. The weather changes every hour between rain, sun, fog and storm. But I like it and enjoy it very much. The Week and Daily Run Each day started with a morning yoga session in one of the most beautiful yoga studios imaginable. Looking out over the small boats, the first rays of sunlight of the day shone through the glass vaults of the studio, the wooden floor warm under our yoga mats and feet, we watched the dew and fog play millimeters above the water surface. Then home, for breakfast together. Every morning there was another hot dish, which we enjoyed in the kitchen overlooking the harbour and shared our goals for the day. Pear porridge, chia pudding with chocolate or grilled mushroom bread as a refreshment for the day prepared by the always smiling Kat. Then packing our stuff and start looking for the perfect swell. Change in the van (a mobile changing room!), warm up on the beach, grab the surf board and get into the cool water. After surfing we always had our strength returned with a cup of hot chai tea, banana bread and delicious energy balls by the beach. In the late afternoon, when we are back at the tranquil Salt House, where we lived together for the week, we have some free time for ourselves. Reading, sharing the experiences of the day, sharing tips and life philosophies. In the evening we went either to the town to eat together in one of the many sweet little restaurants of Falmouth or cook together in the kitchen at home. Every day was different: Depending on the weather conditions, the swell and thus the perfect surfing conditions changed every hour. This means that the days are spontaneous and flexible. Depending on the location, a yoga session is held either in the morning or in the evening. Twice we did yoga in the morning and then we went out to the beach. Due to very good surfing conditions on two more days, that changed and the yoga and meditation classes were moved to the evening. We were able to use the right wind in the morning and take full advantage of the surf! On these days we had lunch at the van. After a break in the warm sun, we went in for a second time into the clean waves. In the afternoon, we made small trips to more beautiful places, to Kynance Cove, to the workshop of OPEN Surf and to local brands like Atlantic Blankets. Yoga and Meditation How was the yoga? Can beginners keep up? Yes, definitely! The nice thing about this retreat is that you do yoga in a smaller group and spend several days together. Thus, the yoga teacher can better understand and meet the individual needs of each participant. It has become clear that the well-being of each person is very important to Lauren. Basically you can divide the yoga and meditation sessions during the retreat like this: Vinyasa Yoga (mostly in the mornings as an eneregising flow to focus and to start the day) Breathwork as a support during the exercises and meditation Yin Yoga (in the evening, as relaxation/opening of the muscles and reflections on the day) Surfing Patrick was a great surf teacher. Full of patience, motivation and fun, he has approached every wave with us. Warming up at the beach, body surfing through the waves, Patrick has shared every little detail with us and even pushed us with confidence into the intermediate green waves on the last day. The surf sessions are something for every level. Lauren surfs the bigger waves further out with the more accomplished surfers while Patrick strives for the perfection of the still practicing beginner surfers. And so we had plenty of time for us, as well as always a private professional by our side, who surfed side by side with us in the white water waves to constantly give new tips and tricks for improving. Popping up, foot positioning for a better and easier turn, how to immerse yourself in a wave that is too big to avoid being swirled around by the force. The salty taste, the sound of the sea, the glitter of the breaking waves I still remembered all these details in the evening when I went to sleep. For hours we sat on our boards, enjoying the Cornish landscapes or a new wave towards the beach, facing the green cliffs - rushing with euphoria and freedom. And yes, on the last day we finally all sat together, out there in the green water, trying out the bigger waves. The sisterhood all together + Patrick. The feeling as I take my first green wave, was indescribable. Strength, energy, self-confidence! Amazing. I came back up from the waves breaking over me, leaning on my board smiling, ready to paddle back out to the others as they cheer me and shine at least as well as I do, pure pride. "And how does it feel?" Soft, gentle - happy. Why I Loved the Retreat So Much Lauren and Patrick really gave all their love to this retreat, the group had a great dynamic and I felt really good. We got along so well that we formed a little sisterhood "in our little bubble," as we called it. I was able to fully let go during the yoga sessions and was simply relaxed at the end of the week. The combination of the vibe of Cornwall combined with the family-like principles of the small retreat made one grow, relax and open up. Lauren has come up with sweet little things that have harmonized the retreat: The Salt Sisterhood Goody Bag, which greeted us on our comfy beds on arrival, was filled up with sustainable and useful products, especially during the retreat (Surfer sunscreen from SeventyOne Percent, A Salt Sisterhood camping mug for our chai teas, and my chakra band from Pineapple Island, which still recreates my daily mantra) and each of the yoga classes was completed with a blissful Savasana (the extended lying incl. Small massage of the forehead and temporal region with the fingertips with some delicious smelling oils). During the retreat, Lauren and Patrick are fully responsive to the needs of the participants, so we put the world to rights during the car rides, started a race with the other car or simply shared the silence and enjoyed the passing green scenery. All in all a very harmonious and loving retreat, which I would like to experience again. Thanks to all participants and The Salt Sisterhood for this great experience! Thanks to Theres for writing this lovely review of our Surf Sisterhood week, and also a BIG THANKS to these brands who supported our retreat and made the experience extra special by gifting us these treats for our Salt Sisterhood goody bags: SeventyOne Per Cent Thought & Built by surfers this amazing sunblock kept our retreat guests well protected from the sun while they were in the water. This stuff really stays on good and the best part - it's made from all natural ingredients! Check them out: www.seventyone-percent.com Pineapple Island We were treated by Pineapple Island to some delicate handmade chakra themed bracelets www.pineapple-island.com West Coast Surf Wax Our boards were kept nice and sticky with wax from this UK based wax company, not only that but they also very kindly kept our hair smelling delicious with some of their new eco friendly shampoo bars! www.westcoastsurfwax.co.uk Do you want to join us in 2020 for our Surf Sisterhood retreats? Find out more here This was September 2019... SEE ALL OUR 2020 DATES HERE

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  • Terms & Conditions | The Salt Sisterhood

    Retreat Booking Terms and Conditions 1. Booking (a) Your booking is not considered definite and no contract will exist until we receive a deposit of £375. By booking a retreat with The Salt Sisterhood you are accepting these terms and conditions. (b) We do not share customer details with any third parties. 2. Payment (a) The price is the exact amount to be received in full by us in GBP. (b) The full payment amount is due 45 days or more before the first day of the retreat and can be paid by bank transfer to the account specified in your original confirmation email sent out at the time of booking. If full payment is not made 45 days or more prior to the start date of our retreat it will be assumed that you wish to cancel your booking without refund of your original deposit. 3. Your Travel Arrangements All travel arrangements are your responsibility and at your own cost. We shall not be held liable for any consequences arising from delays or cancellations in any of the companies you may have made arrangements with, or for any irregularities in your documentation required for travel. Transfers to/from the retreat are at your own cost, unless otherwise specified. 4. Travel Insurance Travel insurance is highly recommended. If you choose to buy insurance please ensure that your travel insurance covers the activities of this retreat as well as unexpected cancellation, sickness, losses and all other risks associated with traveling and taking part in the retreat. You should bring your own travel insurance policy with you in case of an emergency. 5. Your Health (a) It is your responsibility to let your Hosts and Yoga Teacher know if you have any injuries and to be mindful at all times of your own body’s capabilities during the retreat. If you experience any injury or discomfort during any activity during the retreat, then you must desist immediately. (b) It is also your responsibility to consult a doctor with an understanding of yoga to check that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to undertake yoga classes and other physical activities that you may chose to do whilst on the retreat. (c) Please advise us of any mental or physical health conditions, allergies and dietary requirements before you book. If you have health conditions and dietary requirements that may be affected by the activities offered on our retreats we reserve the right to advise you to desist and in the interests of your health, or others, we may decline your stay at our retreats. (d) Whilst all measures are taken to ensure a high standard of health and safety, we are situated in the countryside where the land is uneven and we shall not be responsible for any injuries caused by uneven terrain. (e) We shall not be held responsible for any injuries sustained during our swims or other retreat activities. (f) At this time we cannot accept pregnant women on retreat with us. 6. Coronavirus (a) You acknowledge that you are choosing to travel at a time where you may be exposed to the COVID-19 virus. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure your safety and may require you to follow additional safety protocols on the retreat. It is your own responsibility to acquaint yourself with all relevant travel information, including applicable health risks, and the nature of your itinerary. You acknowledge that your decision to travel is made in light of consideration of this information and you accept that you are aware of the personal risks associated with such travel. We accept no liability in relation to these additional risks. We accept no liability for any guest contracting the COVID-19 virus and cannot be held liable. (b) By booking a retreat with us you acknowledge and understand that over the coming months there is the risk of further government travel restrictions due to Covid-19. (c) Where you choose to book a retreat with us, you agree and acknowledge that there is an increased risk of you being unable to attend the retreat on that date due to ongoing or new travel restrictions from the government due to Covid-19. In these circumstances you must obtain travel insurance to protect you from any risk that you cannot travel on the original date booked. (d) If you develop Coronavirus symptoms while on the retreat, your host will assist you to get medical attention as soon as possible and ensure that you are well looked after until you can get home. It is important that you have travel insurance that covers medical costs incurred due to Coronavirus as all expenses for testing, treatment or self-isolation will need to be covered by you. (e) If new travel restrictions are put in place by the UK government and we have to cancel your retreat, we will refund you in full within 14 days of the restrictions being put in place. Rather than cancel, we will do our best to reschedule your retreat and ask you to transfer your booking and payments to the new dates. If you are unable to attend the new retreat dates, but are willing to accept a credit note, then you can use this for any other retreat with no time limit. If you prefer a refund we will do this within 14 days, and your non-refundable deposit can instead be transferred for ANY future retreat with no expiry date. (f) If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 before you are due to travel to the retreat, it is your responsibility to carry out a test. In the case of a positive test, you will not be permitted to attend a retreat for 10 days. After 10 days of receiving a positive test you may attend a retreat if you have tested negative for COVID-19. It is your responsibility to follow any current government guidelines and self isolate. If you cannot travel to the retreat because you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and need to self isolate, inform us as soon as possible. In the case that you cannot travel due to testing positive with COVID-19 or needing to self-isolate due to experiencing symptoms, we cannot offer any refunds and it is your responsibility to obtain adequate travel insurance to cover your costs in the case of no longer being able to attend the retreat. (g) If you begin to experience symptoms of COVID-19 with us while on a retreat, you must inform your retreat host immediately. If your retreat needs to be cut short due to needing to travel back home, we cannot offer any refund or credit note for the days missed or cancelled. 7. Cancellation by you (a) You (or any member of your party) may cancel your booking at any time, providing that the cancellation is made by the person submitting the booking form and is notified to us in writing. Cancellation will take effect the day such notification is received by us. If such cancellation is made within less than 90 days before the start of the retreat, we will retain the deposit of the retreat. If cancellation is made within 30 days of the start of the retreat we will retain the full amount paid by you. (b) Bookings are for the stated period of the retreat. There are no refunds for an unused portion of the retreat. If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of your Insurance Policy, you may be able to make a claim on your own insurance. 8. Amendments by us Occasionally, changes may have to be made (e.g., yoga teacher, class times or other arrangements), which we reserve the right to do at any time. If your accommodation has to be changed, we will do our utmost to provide accommodation of a similar standard. If a significant change becomes necessary, we will inform you as soon as possible before your departure. 9. Cancellation by us We reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel a retreat. In particular our retreats require a minimum number of at least 75% of the participants to have booked by 30 days before the start date. If this minimum number is not reached by that date we may cancel and refund payment to you. 10. Our liability to you (a) We accept responsibility for ensuring that the retreats are supplied as described and that the services we are contractually obliged to provide are to a reasonable standard. (b) We do not accept any liability for cancellations, delays or changes caused by war, threat of war, terrorist actions or threats, closure of airports, civil strife, industrial action, natural disaster, technical problems to transport, staff cancellations, unforeseen changes in your personal circumstances or other events beyond our control. (c) We are not liable for any injuries you may incur. Yoga classes, swims and other activities are undertaken at your own risk. We are not liable for any medical or psychiatric conditions, which may develop during or subsequent to the retreat. We are not liable for loss of, or damage to, your personal property. 11. Group Bookings Where a booking is made on behalf of several individuals the booking is conditional on the person(s) paying having authorization from all the individuals named on the booking form to enter into this contract. The terms of this contract will apply to each member of the group as though they had paid for their own retreat individually and directly to us. 12. No Liability for possessions The Retreat House will not be left empty and unlocked at any time. It is your responsibility to ensure that your possessions are kept safe at all times. This includes hire cars or other hired equipment. We cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings during the retreat. 13. Complaints If you have a problem during your retreat, please inform the retreat host immediately and she will endeavor to put things right. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for the individual behavior of any group member or other guest sharing your accommodation. 14. Privacy Policy We do not share customer details with any 3rd parties. Any personal information that you provide to us will be used only for the service you requested. This information is used only for administration of the site system and in the compilation of statistics used by us to assess the use of the site. This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other sites. 15. Photography I, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, hereby irrevocably authorize The Salt Sisterhood to use photographs of me and or my property and authorize The Salt Sisterhood and its assignees, licensees, legal representatives and transferees to use and publish (with or without my name) photographs, pictures, portraits or images in any and all forms and media and in all manners including composite images or distorted representations, and the purposes of publicity, illustration, commercial art, advertising, publishing (including publishing in electronic form on CDs or internet websites), for any product or services, or other lawful uses as may be determined by the photographer. I further waive any and all rights to review or approve any uses of the images, any written copy or finished product. I am of full legal age and have read and fully understand the terms of this release.

  • The Salt Sisterhood | Yoga and Wild Swimming Retreats in Cornwall | Swim Retreats Cornwall

    Salt_June-264 ABE9E036-9C55-40B8-A726-8E676F8FB5EB Salt_June-142 Salt_June-264 1/8 yoga + wild swimming retreats for women . ethical conscious swimwear for she who is stirred by the sea the Salt Sisterhood DISCOVER OUR RETREATS SHOP SWIMWEAR the Salt Sisterhood Retreat Yoga & Wild Swimming Retreats in Cornwall and Beyond Since 2018 DIVE IN wild swim retreats cornwall . yoga retreat . nourish . reconnect Welcome The Salt Sisterhood is a sanctuary for all women who seek to re-wild themselves through a connection with the ocean. Our consciously curated yoga and wild swimming retreats in Cornwall offer the opportunity to escape everyday life, nourish body and mind, explore new and wild places and connect with other like-minded souls. Our swim retreat in Cornwall is all about connection through the element of water - connecting to nature, each other and to ourselves. Our passion lies in empowering women of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in and out of the water. If you are a surfer, a wild swimmer, a general salt water addict or are just starting out with your sea legs - then you have found your tribe! TSS_Retreat_2020-48 salt_sisterhood_3-163 LIZ_2680 TSS_Retreat_2020-48 1/20 Discover Our Retreats Yoga & Wild Swimming Retreat in Cornwall and Portugal DIVE IN FAQ Find out more about what to expect at our unique women's retreats DIVE IN Simply the best swim retreat for your body and your mind! Patrizia, Germany This was a very special retreat and truly a perfect getaway An amazing few days, So personable, fun and special! Lucy, Bath Sabine, Germany Join Our Sisterhood Journal Read our lastest journal entry on how we are joining Fashion Revolution Week to create a better fashion industry with our responsibly made sustainable swimwear collection... DIVE IN Follow us @thesaltsisterhood #saltsisterhood

  • Yoga & Wild Swimming Retreats For Women | The Salt Sisterhood | Cornwall

    SOLD OUT CORNWALL Yoga& Wild Swimming Retreat 2023 Dates Coming Soon - Sign Up Now May 14-19: SOLD OUT ( Join the Waitlist ) May 28: SOLD OUT ( Join the Waitlist ) June 18-23: SOLD OUT (Join the Waitlist ) September 3-8: SOLD OUT ( Join the Waitlist ) October 8-13: SOLD OUT ( Join the Waitlist ) ROOMS & RETREAT INVESTMENT Prices below are per person exclusive of flights and transfers. Bookings are on a first come first served basis and are subject to our booking terms & conditions. PRIVATE KING ROOM WITH EN SUITE (single occupancy only) - £1,450 - A luxurious room for one guest with a private en suite bathroom featuring a rain shower and a freestanding roll top bath. Your room faces a view to the woodland and green hills rollling down towards a peek at the blue sea between the ancient oak trees. You'll sleep on a spacious and cosy king sized bed and enjoy a comfy reading chair. There is wardrobe and drawer space - The perfect room for a guest wanting total privacy and space. Please note that we only have 1 of these rooms available so please be quick if you'd like to make it yours. - MAY 14: SOLD OUT MAY 28: SOLD OUT JUNE 18: SOLD OUT SEPTEMBER 3: SOLD OUT OCTOBER 8: SOLD OUT ---------- ​ PRIVATE KING ROOM (single occupancy only) - £1,350 - A luxurious room for one guest with a large cosy king sized bed, wardrobe space, dressing table, drawers and a comfy reading chair. The perfect room for a guest wanting a little more privacy and space to themselves. - MAY 14: SOLD OUT MAY 28: SOLD OUT JUNE 18: SOLD OUT SEPTEMBER 3: SOLD OUT OCTOBER 8: SOLD OUT ---------- ​ SHARED ROOM - £1,250 - A cosy space shared with other guests, each with their own alcove space and a comfy single bed, side table and reading light. A light and airy sociable space but with the added privacy of your own cosy little corner. Great for our guests traveling to the retreat alone or with a friend. - MAY 14: SOLD OUT MAY 28: SOLD OUT JUNE 18: SOLD OUT SEPTEMBER 3: SOLD OUT OCTOBER 8: SOLD OUT ---------- ​ A deposit of £375 is required to secure your booking Being in or near the ocean has immense health benefits, this is your time to allow your eyes to stretch to the blue horizon and your lungs to fill with the fresh salty sea air! Enjoy these benefits at our women's yoga retreat in Cornwall, combined with daily nourishing mindfulness practices at our Yoga & Sea Swim retreat. This unique yoga retreat in Cornwall takes place in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings of the famed south coast of Cornwall. You will stay in our exclusive country retreat home, eat daily delicious fresh and healthy meals prepared by our own talented chefs, enjoy yoga and meditation classes and of course daily trips to the ocean where you are free to enjoy the water in whichever way that you want to - sit by the water's edge and take in the view or if you're feeling really brave - swim, plunge or just float! It's your retreat... Yoga & Wild Swimming Retreat, Cornwall YOGA We will practice yoga and meditation sessions each day. In the mornings we will wake up and invigorate with an energising vinyasa flow class with options available for all levels of practitioner. In the evenings we will wind down with stillness practices including Yin and Restorative Yoga. Your teacher will guide you through these practices with a compassionate approach, always encouraging you to rest when you need to and look after your body - be kind to yourself! It does not matter how much or how little yoga you have practiced before, our teacher will guide you through the alignment of the postures and hold space for your practice. This is your retreat, so if at any point you feel you would rather rest or take part in another activity then you are free to enjoy your time with us however you wish to. SWIM TRIPS Each day of our retreat we will discover a new and stunning swim spot in the area. Transport will be provided and both our local qualified lifeguard and swim host will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and to make your swims both safe and fun if you decide to be brave and get into the water. We will provide you with beach towels and there are facilities at the retreat house for washing and drying your towels which you are free to use. This retreat was inspired by a book called Blue Mind by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols - written about the remarkable effects of water on our health and well being. Even just being near to the water has an almost immediate and profound effect on us - we recommend this book highly, it is a good and interesting read for your blue minded retreat! FOOD Our in-house retreat chef will prepare 3 healthy and delicious meals per day. On your day of arrival there will be dinner and on your departure day there will be breakfast for our final meal all together. We cater to your individual dietary requirements - just let us know. WHAT'S INCLUDED? - 5 nights accommodation at our stunning country home located on its own peninsula with private beach and serene woodland walks all around. - 7 Yoga / Meditation sessions, all of which are optional. Our highly experienced teachers will guide you safely through these practices no matter your level. We will enjoy both flowing energetic classes as well as restorative stillness practices and meditation. ​ - Delicious and nourishing healthy meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our own retreat chef using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Our food will be vegetarian but if you require vegan options or have any other dietary requirements we will be happy to accommodate you. ​ - Guided walks to discover new and hidden swim spots in the local area where you can choose to swim or just sit and soak in the beautiful scenery. - A free retreat shuttle service from the nearest train station. - More special surprises that we can't tell you here! LOCATION Our retreat house is a uniquely beautiful property located on its own peninsula surrounded by the seas of Cornwall on the south coast. You will feel immediately at home in this cosy and welcoming space. We are lucky to have access to our own private beach where we can take swims or just simply sit and relax. The property is surrounded by a historic woodland where you can explore the coastal paths and get lost in nature. ​ ​ ​ ​ Our Retreat House Affectionately referred to as 'The Bubble' by our previous retreat guests, this retreat home has it all - sea views, private beach, woodland walks, cosy spaces to curl up. All this can be yours to enjoy for 5 days of bliss... "This was a very special retreat. I was just expecting some days off work in a nice location, but it turned out to be a retreat in the most literal meaning! From the minute we stepped into the beautiful spacious house, where the air was smelling very promising of melted chocolate (vegan brownies in the making by the lovely chefs) it felt like we were stepping out of the real world. Lauren truly created the perfect getaway. Early morning swims in the sea, little mindfulness practices here and there, amazing food all day long, yoga in all its forms from moving and sweating to restorative and meditation, amazing food and of course the sea!! We explored many different places and picturesque scenes all captured by talented photographer Lizzie, who took pictures in and out of the water. I am really thankful for this experience and can’t wait to be back!" Sabine, 3 Time Retreat Guest

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