Thursday, 22 March 2018

Spring has Sprung Watercolour


End of term with our 10 artists, painting a Yorkshire Landscape


After drawing the scene some gentle washes were applied, followed by some masking of the daffodils (which can be seen above in blue)


Once the painting had been completed, the artists were able to rub off their masking fluid and drop in some yellows, oranges and greens to create the fresh daffodils on the banks of the river.









Lunch today was chicken with bacon, basil, tomato and goat's cheese


accompanied by a rice and lentil chopped salad with olive oil and lemon dressing.




Next term's dates can be found HERE




Monday, 12 March 2018

Relax & Restore Retreat March


On Saturday we held another Relax & Restore Retreat Day with Laura from The Wellbeing Feeling.

It was a lovely relaxing day and great fun.


We started the morning with a gentle flow yoga session and meditation.


Followed by a delicious lunch.

The theme of the retreat was "Sowing the Seed", whether quite literally sowing seeds, eating seeds and psychologically planting seeds of thought etc


Seeds have many dietary benefits, and are great added to our cereal in the morning, our salads at lunchtime, our cakes and bakes at tea time, and our casseroles and pies.

I made a vegetarian cottage pie, very vibrant thanks to the beetroot!



With a winter slaw salad, with an extra sprinkling of seeds and a tahini dressing.


After lunch Laura took everyone into the woods for a mindfulness walk, some meditation and lots of chat!



And they returned to sowing seeds, which was fun, coir pots and interesting seed mixes.





And after all that exhausting work (!) it was time for relaxation and a good lie down.

Finishing with a wonderful Yoga Nidra session

(More than one person fell asleep!)


If you would like to join us on our next Retreat Day, we are holding one on Saturday 5 May.

11:30am - 4:30pm
£75

Namaste



Norfolk Sunsets in Watercolour


Last week with Claire we held a Watercolour class

Our subject was Sunsets 


It really was a lesson in colour and washes ... 


... lots of washes!


We had gorgeous moody skies


Beautiful fields, marshlands and windmills.






The paintings really show a peaceful finish to a lovely day.

Next term's dates will be out shortly.

Keep your eye on the blog!


Monday, 5 March 2018

Relax & Restore Latest News ....


Snowy at Treetops

Now that it's all gone, you may be experiencing cabin fever and need to escape ....

Laura and I are running our Retreat Day this Saturday, 10 March and we have a couple of places left, the day runs from 11:30am - 4:30pm and costs £75.  You will have a lovely relaxing day, full of yoga, meditation, relaxation, eating, walking, talking, being creative and discussing wellbeing!

We have another Yoga Candlelit Supper Evening on Tuesday 13 March, from 7pm - 9:30pm this evening is heavenly, by the fireside with candles glowing, we will enjoy some gentle flow yoga, some meditation, breathing exercises, a warming soup supper and some blissful yoga nidra.  The evening costs £30.

We have two Monday morning sessions of Yoga and Meditation before Easter, Monday 12th and Monday 19th.  We have a Restorative Yoga session from 9:30am - 10:30am.  And a Meditation class from 10:45am - 11:45am.  Each class costs £10.  All of your equipment is here, just call ahead to book a mat.

We hope to see you soon

If you visit the newly updated Treetops website you will see photos and further information of our Relax and Restore events.

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