AYNI Retreat

November 11th - 14th 2023 / Florence House, East Sussex

 A Transformational Programme of Progressive Natural Healing

  Are you ready for change? Join us on a deep and powerful journey to reset and upgrade your mind and body.

 BREATHE. MOVE. BALANCE. RESTORE

About The AYNI Retreat Programme

On the Ayni Retreat Programme each client is embraced in their wholeness and honoured for their unique life journey. By consciously recognising restrictive patterns, armouring, beliefs and unprocessed trauma through embodied somatic breathwork, yoga, mindfulness and supporting techniques, participants will gain a greater sense of connection and freedom in their body and everyday lives. Together we will meet the intricate parts that we all carry in various ways throughout our lives. Rebecca and Jess and their experienced team prioritise holding a space for deep healing work with a gentle and skilled approach to nurture and restore the nervous system.

Often, we carry stories in our body and mind and in this space we will be listening deeply to the subconscious body and the wisdom it carries. Make breakthroughs whilst held in a safe container and begin to make peace whilst discovering tools, inner strength and support to continue your experience on this healing path.

Most of us have experienced mental, emotional or physical trauma on some level, which can restrict our breath and capacity to fully feel. The resulting body armouring and muscular tension can endure and manifest over the years. Life altering events, big and small change our physiology in the brain and nervous system and can create a feeling or disconnect.

Trauma and life experiences have affected many of us and our lives, it has surfaced in relationships, lifestyle choices, habits and in the pain body and at times has overwhelmed our ability to cope. The impact of stress and living in uncertain times pervades all the different layers of our humanness and our experience. At Ayni we create a nurturing environment for you to explore, feel present, empowered, safe and connected.

AYNI means balance in the indigenous language of Quechua. In the Andean villages this reciprocity can be tangible or intangible and it is practiced in all aspects of the daily life. All things in AYNI, means all things in right balance whether it be in the environment or our bodies. It is an action and more importantly a way of life that should be understood as the essence which triggers all of our actions.

AYNI shows reciprocity with nature because nature is part of us. It is the source of life and everything that keeps us alive and nurtures us, and it is our duty to reciprocate.

This thinking means we recognise when something is out of balance in the world around us, and we begin by creating balance within us. We heal and realign ourselves within, and then witness the shift around us.

This 3 night, 4 day programme will see you learn and practice cutting edge breathwork techniques, yoga, somatic work, shamanic practices, trauma release, nervous system regulation meditation, sound healing and receive deep body work to super charge your body’s systems, bring in balance, relax and reboot the body and mind. In between the sessions you can enjoy massage, walks, reflection time and wild swims.

Review from a previous AYNI Retreat Attendee

“This retreat feeds the soul and the body. I came away lighter and wiser. It was so much more than I anticipated.” Helen

THE VENUE

On the brow of Seaford Head, Sussex, sits Florence House; rock solid in the sea air and surrounding wild landscape. In many ways its situation is a metaphor for its life’s purpose – a haven for the spirit however the wind blows. In essence, it lovingly embraces divine inspiration, the sacredness and potential of each individual and the healing power of the landscape in which it sits.

With the beautiful interior, abundant gardens, the proximity to the sea and the wildness of the Downs, Florence House really is the perfect place to escape too. The house is set in 6 acres within an area of outstanding natural beauty on the edge of the South Downs National Park and has views of Seaford Head, just a 5 minute walk away.

There are magical places within the gardens allowing for relaxation and time out and beautiful places for walks nearby. Nestled at the bottom of the wild garden, The Florence House Yurt provides a tranquil space where we will do many of our sessions together, as well as in the airy, space inside the house.