Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation Day Retreat

Welcome peace as you enter the tranquillity of Curativate Studio, home to our day retreat experience.

Nestled in a charming walled garden, our purpose built environment is saturated with natural light and located less than five minutes from the exquisite Crail harbour.

Enjoy a unique Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation experience, including a magical mind and body practice overlooking the Isle of May, plus Design Me discovery activity.

Embrace an optional sea swim in our very own secluded bay and take time to dive deeply into restorative relaxation. 

A day like no other, the Curativate Retreat is all about you and your original experience, captured in magical memories. 

Choose a private individual / small group experience by emailing us or select to join one of our scheduled dates. 

Full Day 10.30am – 4.30pm 

Half Day 1.30 – 4.00pm

Lunch is self catered and you are welcome to bring your own and settle in the studio, garden or beach. We are spoiled for choice within a 5 minute radius, whether you prefer Crail catch from The Lobster Shack, followed by Brodie’s Grannie’s for ice cream and hot drinks or delightful light meals and delicious cakes from Crail Harbour Gallery Cafe or The Beehive. There is an abundance of choice to shop locally including Greens for local fresh produce and artisan drinks.

Please bring loungewear, comfortable shoes, and swimwear if you would like to take a dip in the sea.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

“I spent the most amazing day with Laurie. We practised yoga and meditation on the beach and swam in the sea. I then had a relaxation session in the beautiful calm space that is her studio. Laurie is a great yoga teacher – encouraging and gently aiding poses. She is a great listener and helped me to discover things about myself. I highly recommend spending time Laurie’s company, she is a very special person.”

Angela, Glenrothes 

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Coastal connections 2022

Curated with care, Coastal Connections 2022 is a series of immersive interactions with the natural environment.

 

Professional Exchange 2022 – 28th – 29th May Fully booked.

Professional Exchange 2022 – 23rd – 25th September Fully booked.

If you are a teacher or mentor and would like to be added to our mailing list for training and events, please get in touch.

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BLUE MIND MEDITATION RETREAT 25th – 28th August 2022, CRAIL

Location and Venues

Set in and around the charming fishing village of Crail, East Neuk of Fife, Scotland, home of Curativate.

Enjoying an elevated position above the historic harbour, our facilities provides a perfect base to access our thoughtfully selected stunning beach locations or practice within the peace and tranquility of a specially designed studio and yoga garden.

From fireside restorative yoga to energising synchronised salt circles, the space provides a welcome way to move inside and continue to connect to the coastline. 

The Isle of May is a nature reserve with a rich and fascinating history, known for its biodiversity and seabird colonies that lies just off the Crail coast. 

Accommodation and Food

Shared or private ensuite accommodation options provide peaceful sleep within a few moments walk. Meals are enjoyed at Curativate where we come together for fresh local produce and deliciously prepared speciality dishes. 

Should you wish to book your own accommodation and join us using the 4 Day Pass, breakfast and lunch are provided. You are welcome to join us for the evening meal for an additional fee. 

Crail offers exceptional quality and diversity of shops, artists, eateries and experiences to enjoy during the free time allocated each day.

DAY 1 – BLUE MIND MEDITATION – 25th August

Arrival from 4pm

Settle in to the accommodation before coming together for a relaxing welcome practice and our first evening meal together.

DAY 2 BLUE MIND MEDITATION RETREAT – 26th August 

Explore the depth of simplicity and self-connection with energising practices and techniques that teach from the inside out.

Begin the day with a sunrise meditation towards the Isle of May before breakfast, followed by an uplifting beach movement and pranayama practice on the sand.  

Head south on the Fife Coastal Path for the standing meditation series towards Bass Rock, anchored on ancient foundations beneath our feet. An optional sea swim leads us into lunch and free time to meander around the village at your own pace. 

A walking meditation carries us into a restorative practice to settle the whole system, paving the way for deep relaxation before dinner. 

Enjoy freshly prepared mocktails to sharpen your appetite for a nourishing vegetarian meal together before relaxing for the evening however you wish. 

DAY 3 BLUE MIND ON THE MAY – 27th August 

Meet the morning with an extended insight meditation to cultivate and increase awareness and presence through observation. 

Placing attention on being fully engaged in experience, we prepare for the passage across the Forth with a look back towards the Crail coastline. 

Sound and sensation form the basis of mindful meditation and movement practices on the May, captured in the most tranquil and breathtaking spaces as we move around the island on foot. 

Supported by abundant wildlife and bird colonies, we will connect to elemental energies and engage the senses to create a clear communication with nature. 

Coming home across the water gives us the opportunity to observe pattern cycles that can help to guide life with a more mindful attitude. 

Settling straight into a delicious, soul food feast together, it’s time for a free flight writing activity in between courses and time to relax.

DAY 4 BLUE MIND MEDITATION RETREAT – 28th August

Meet the morning with meditation overlooking the Isle of May. After breakfast we  make our way north along the coastline into the hidden heel Fifeness, where white sand and soft sea floor await our arrival.

Continue the process of integrated movement and interaction with the ground through walking formations inspired by natural patterns. 

Breathing our way forward we take a step into the water together. Whether you are a regular wild swimmer or a complete beginner, we will move as one into the sea and feel her energy and impact on the liquid body. 

Stay in as long as you wish or step to one side for more support and skills in the shallows. 

After warming up around the flames we move into our fire practice, harnessing the elemental energy and heat as we meditate together before enjoying a relaxed picnic lunch. 

Heading back to Curativate for the closing celebration of the day, we will absorb the healing benefits of a deep dive warming restorative and relaxation practice. 

Departure from 4pm 

£685 All inclusive Shared Accommodation  (£825 Private Ensuite Room)

£395 4 Day Pass 

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Islay Insight Yoga & Wild Swimming Retreat

5th – 8th September 2022

Accommodation and Food

Stay in our very own seafront sanctuary, with views over lovely Loch Indaal from sunrise to sunset. Just a few moments walk from the beach, our accommodation offers everything you will need to feel refreshed and relaxed. Enjoy breakfast each morning at home, with lunches and evening meals in delightful local restaurants to provide plenty of opportunity to interact with Islay. 

Day 1 ISLAY INSIGHT – 5th September

Join us in Crail or St Andrews for an early morning set off that sends us alongside stunning scenery. Tipping the balance from east to west, we break the journey with a mindful walk along the West Highland Way and absorb the enchanting energy of the environment. 

Refuelled and ready to go, we continue to turn towards the Kintyre peninsula past lochs and inlets until we arrive at Kennacraig and board the ferry to Islay to experience a relaxed lunch with ongoing enjoyment of the surrounding views and a unique yoga practice on board to raise energy levels for our arrival. 

After unpacking and settling into the accommodation, we meander towards the afternoon sunshine for a restorative, relaxing session followed by a refreshing swim in the bay. Taking plenty of time to unwind and enjoy a change of tempo before dinner, as we switch to Islay time together. 

Day 2 ISLAY INSIGHT – 6th September 

With eyes out to the Paps of Jura we begin the day with a grounding morning meditation settled on the shore before breakfast overlooking the sea loch. Packed up and ready to go we explore the Atlantic edge on foot and melt into the soft white sandy floor for an uplifting morning yoga practice. 

Select a freshly prepared picnic lunch from Kilchoman farm distillery before we tour through the process of creating Islay’s legendary spirit and gain a little more flavour of the character of place. 

Refreshed and ready to continue, it’s a slow afternoon over the hills and into hidden gems to be playful and relaxed in practice and slip into the turquoise sea without any expectations.

When the afternoon draws to its natural close, it’s home for more slow time as we prepare for a delicious dinner a short walk from the house. 

DAY 3 ISLAY INSIGHT – 7th September 

Setting off for something a little different today, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we begin a walking meditation past the first lighthouse of the day towards Bruichladdich. Dropping down to the beach, take in the views across the loch from a different angle as we move through a standing series on the sand. Letting the conversation carry us back, there’s time to collect everything we need to travel south east for the rest of the day. 

Picking up the picnic on route, expect a peaceful afternoon in spectacular crystal clear waters and warm sands that invite tranquility and peace of mind. With slow flow yoga and meditation making a relaxed appearance, choose to lie back with a book or pursue your own experience for the rest of the time. 

Carry the salt on your skin this evening as we wrap up and return to a special meal in cosy, welcoming surroundings at the centre of the island. Freshly prepared, outstanding food to nourish and delight on our final night. 

DAY 4 ISLAY INSIGHT – 8th September 

The road home may be more magical than expected, so we turn the key with enthusiasm for the journey east after breakfast with spectacular stops along the way for creative yoga practices, meditation and wild swim experience that melts minutes into hours. Return home expected arrival 8pm.

Local accommodation is available this evening if required. Transfers to and from Leuchars / St Andrews train station available.

£685 Including all activities, travel, breakfast and shared room accommodation.

£250 2 day Islay only non residential ticket

Lunch and dinner payable individually. Book in SHOP

” The Islay Retreat was a truly magical experience. Islay is a very special place, the beaches are amazing. Swimming in the clear waters surrounding Islay in the spring sunshine was thrilling. I cannot wait to go back.” Anthea, Fife

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