Earth Work: SYC x Blue Firth
Time & Location
About the Event
Please see below for full Terms and Conditions
We accept a £450 initial nonrefundable deposit for each ticket, please see below for full terms and conditions.
Our camping tickets are nonrefundable, but they can be transferred to a friend or resold.
We recommend that at the point of purchase, you buy travel insurance for less that £10. Forbes has a good selection here.
The remainder of the balance is due 1st July. We will email you with details closer to the date.
We ask that all guests kindly take a covid test prior to gathering, and please do only join us if it is negative. The team will also be self testing to ensure everyone's safety.
Please see below for full Terms and Conditions
SYC is delighted to partner again with the wonderful Blue, from Dohm Shop & Clay Coven to create a multidisciplinary immersion celebrating creative and ancient yogic practices, the natural landscape and contemporary witchcraft. All the good stuff we have been craving as we’ve been wintered.
For our weekend together, we have planned a nourishing and inspiring programme. Mornings will be spent exploring presence and poetry through yoga with contemporary movement and breath-work. The afternoons will be time for the exploration of creative practices as magical endeavour.
Blue is an artist, designer, teacher and practising witch. She will introduce us to using clay as a tool to create your own pertinent rituals. She will take us through creating clay vessels that will then be returned to the earth to seed our spells and dreams, and using the natural world as a tool for image making through experimental collage. Using surrealist, magical and creative practices you will each leave with a body of work to mark your time with us.
Many people join retreats for the practises and yoga, but after our first day retreat in London, we were reminded of the power in conversations and the poignancy of new connections. With this in mind, we’ve decided to invite you to read Lolly Willowes so we can all discuss it in an afternoon of lazy sunshine.
Exploring themes of feminism, activism, magic, gender, and nature politics - it’s the perfect starting point for exploring how we integrate our personal practices and private mythologies (with joy!) into the ecosystem around us.
We will be staying in the beautiful surroundings of Settle in Norfolk. An enclave of small lakes, woods and wildflowers, Settle is a retreat from the circus of modern life and an immersion into the deeply magical world of nature.
You will have the choice to stay in incredible hand-crafted cabins, carriages or canvas tents, meaning you will be close to nature but with the added luxury of lake views, your own fires and beautiful bathrooms.
We will also be offering a number of camping slots for those who would rather join from their own tents.
Featured in World of Interiors and Tatler this is a place for people with a keen eye for details and comfort but who still want to be connected to the natural world.
3 nights stay Settle in either a cabin, carriage, canvas tent or camping Welcome pack including - Dohm Ceramic cup, handmade incense, and a notebook
All food & drink including a dinner by KILN
Clay Vessel Ritual
Using clay as a medium for holding our dreams, we will make vessels and learn meaningful rituals to use on a day to day basis as part of a wider individual magical practice.
Using drawing and mark-making skills that focus on texture and pattern, we will experiment with abstract, and non-representative drawing and collage techniques working with nature and the natural surfaces that surround us.
Evening fireside rituals/discussion with music.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
(a) On making a booking with Secret Yoga Club, each person travelling must accept the terms of these Booking Conditions.
(b) If the booking is made 6 or more weeks in advance of the departure date a deposit payment is required on booking in order to secure your place.
The deposit for each retreat is specified on the retreat description
The deposit is required to secure a place and request a room preference on the retreat. Your deposit is nonrefundable. We will always aim to reserve the space you have requested, but your room will only be guaranteed when you complete your balance payment for the full investment in the retreat.
Alternatively, you can complete the second stage of payment to secure your place and room choice. This second payment is specified on the retreat description.
Should you decide to cancel your place, our cancellation policy outlined in number 4 will apply.
If you opt to pay 100% of the cost of the place on the retreat, you secure your room choice and a free upgrade, should an alternative option be available.
We will do our best to accommodate monthly payments for the retreat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org should you wish to request a different payment plan.
The final retreat balance must be settled no later than 6 weeks before the first point of arrival on the retreat.
In the case of an arranged monthly payment the final payment is also due no later than 10 days before your arrival on the retreat. SYC will not send monthly reminders, it is the responsibility of the guest to honour the agreed monthly payments. If these monthly payments are not received in time, SYC reserves the right to cancel your reservation and retain your payments and apply the cancellation charges outlined in Paragraph $
(c) When a guest has booked onto a retreat with either a deposit or monthly payments, a final request to settle the remaining balance will be sent to you 6 weeks* before your departure date. Your final payment of the balance will become due 6 weeks* prior to your departure date. If the balance of the price of your retreat is not paid within 14 days of sending our invoice, SYC reserves the right to cancel your place, retain your payments and apply the Cancellation Charges set out in Section 4.
(d) For last minute bookings made within 6 weeks* of the date of departure, the full balance will become due immediately upon confirmation of the booking. Once payment has been made, any subsequent cancellation will incur Cancellation Charges as set out in section 4.
(e) Your booking is considered definite and a contract will exist between you and Secret Yoga Club only when an email has been sent to you confirming receipt of your payment. No contract will exist between us prior to our issuing the confirmation email.
2: CANCELLATION OR POSTPONEMENT BY US
(a) Secret Yoga Club reserves the right in any circumstances to cancel your retreat at any time up to 12 weeks* before the start date, in which case we will offer a refund in full of all monies paid for your retreat.
(b) Secret Yoga Club reserves the right in any circumstances to postpone and reschedule your retreat at any time up to 12 weeks* before the start date, in which case we will offer to transfer your specified deposit to the new dates or issue a voucher to be used on any other retreat. Any other retreat payments will be refunded.
*Due to Coronavirus our 12 week cancellation deadline and 10 week balance payment due date may be changed to 6-8 weeks depending on the location, so that we can make informed and up to date decisions about travel and safety based on Foreign Office advice. You will be informed in writing if this is the case.
Secret Yoga Club will not be responsible for any monies you have paid for travel. Please ensure that you book flexible flights with an airline that will allow free date changes or that issues credit vouchers for future flights.
You are responsible for arranging full travel insurance which should cover you for the activities you plan to undertake and have adequate cover for travel delay, cancellation and curtailment, medical expenses and your personal belongings. Your policy should include cover for any medical claim due to Coronavirus and cancellation due to you falling ill with Coronavirus or being unable to travel or being required to self-isolate.
4: CANCELLATION BY YOU
You (or any member of your party) may cancel your retreat at any time providing that the cancellation is made by the person submitting the booking form and it is communicated to us in writing. Cancellation will take effect the day such notification is received by us.
As this incurs administrative costs, we will retain your specified deposit in all circumstances and will apply cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below: –
Days Before Departure Cancellation Charge
- 90 days: your retreat cost
- 30-90 days: 75% of your retreat cost
- Less than 30 days: 100% of retreat cost
Please note that your initial deposit is non-refundable, although you may be able to move it to another retreat, at the discretion of SYC and the . If you have to cancel less than 90 days before your holiday, you may be able to move your balance to another retreat. This depends on wait lists and availability and is at the discretion of the company owner.
(a) Compensation payments will not apply if payment for your retreat has not been received by Secret Yoga Club by the stipulated payment date.
(b) Compensation will not be paid if Secret Yoga Club is forced to cancel or in any way change your retreat due to war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, pandemic, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, technical or maintenance problems with transport, or other circumstances which amount to force majeure.
5: ADDITIONAL CHARGES
We reserve the right to increase the price of your transfer arrangements to allow for variations in transportation costs due, taxis or fees chargeable for services and the exchange rate applicable to your travel arrangements. No price increase will be made within 30 days of your departure date and in any event, we will absorb any increase which equals 2% or less of the cost of your travel arrangements.
6: RETREAT PRICES
The price of your retreat includes: accommodation, all meals as advertised and all group yoga / movement / meditation classes and any other additional craft unless stated differently on the retreat description and your booking confirmation email.
Unless specified otherwise, our prices exclude flights, travel insurance, tips, excursions, transfers from airports and train stations.
Secret Yoga Club does not book flights for our guests. We may recommend suitable flights, trains and provide directions to the retreat centre but SYC is not responsible for your travel plans and arrangements. It is your responsibility to confirm your flight times and check in with your airline before your outward and return journey.
8: OUR LIABILITY TO YOU
(a) We accept responsibility for ensuring that the retreats that you book with us are supplied as described and that the services we are contractually obliged to provide are to a reasonable standard. We accept responsibility for the acts and/or omissions of our employees, agents and suppliers except where they lead to death, injury or illness (see below).
(b) We accept responsibility for death, injury or illness caused by the negligent acts and/or omissions of our employees or agents, together with our suppliers and subcontractors and/or agents of the same whilst acting within the scope of, or in the course of their employment in the provision of your holiday. We will, accordingly, pay to our client such damages as might have been awarded in such circumstances under English law.
(c) Optional trips booked locally are not our responsibility. However please note the following: –
There are risks inherent with any activity holiday and with physical exercise such as yoga, surfing, skiing, swimming, hiking, kayaking, riding and diving. We strongly recommend that you consult your doctor before travel to advise on your ability to undertake strenuous exercise and the activities and travel involved in your particular trip. You should make him/her and us aware of any medical condition that may affect your ability and comfort when undergoing vigorous exercise.
9: ADVANCE GUEST INFORMATION
All guests are required to complete our confidential Guest Information Form 8 weeks in advance of your retreat to help us prepare for each and every guest. We like to know what inspired you to book and what kind of nourishment and experience you are seeking. It is essential that we are made aware if you have a particular pre-existing injury or medical condition and any allergies, so that we can make sure you will be able to fully enjoy your retreat. Guests will not be able to attend yoga classes if we have not received a completed form in advance of the retreat.
If you have a problem during your retreat, please inform a member of our team immediately, who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint cannot be resolved locally, you must advise us in writing immediately on your return.
10: LOCAL CUSTOMS AND GROUP CONDUCT
Please familiarise yourself with the local customs of the country you are visiting, especially if it is a country with conservative culture or you are visiting a location that does not have many tourists.
Guests who are deemed by our retreat host to be acting in a way that is inappropriate or in the local environment or towards our retreat teams or other guests will be requested to stop. If the inappropriate conduct continues our retreat host may ask the guest to leave the retreat.
Inappropriate conduct includes verbal abuse, aggressive behaviour and violence, repeatedly disruptive behaviour, consuming excessive alcohol or drugs, sexual harassment, including sexual comments and unwanted touching. It also includes unwelcome behaviour that intimidates, offends or humiliates a person because of a particular personal characteristic such as age, race, gender, disability, religion or sexuality.
No refund will be given in this circumstance and all costs for early departure must be met by the guest.
11: PASSPORTS, INSURANCE, VISAS AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
You are responsible for ensuring that you have a valid passport, any necessary visas and any necessary or required inoculations or other health requirements.
You are responsible for arranging your own travel insurance which should cover you for the activities you plan to undertake and have adequate cover for travel delay, cancellation and curtailment, medical expenses and your personal belongings. We recommend you take out travel insurance within 7 days of booking your retreat.
Travel insurance is mandatory for all of our retreats and you will be asked to produce details 8 weeks before the retreat. If you do not produce the necessary information your place may be cancelled and no refund given.
If you are planning on horse riding on your retreat you may need extra insurance for this. Horse riding is suitable for all levels apart from complete beginners on our retreats. Please note that you will be asked to sign a waiver form before you ride.
12: THE CONTRACT
This contract is made on the terms of these Booking Conditions, which are governed by English and Welsh law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh Courts.
- Lakeside (£2195)£450£4500£0
- Carriage A (£1695)£450£4500£0
- Sold OutCarriage B (£1795)£450£4500£0
- Carriage C (£1895)£450£4500£0
- Bell tent (£1195)£450£4500£0
- Camping (Bring your own tent)£395£3950£0