Join us for a day connecting to your heart, to your true desires; a day of nature, creativity and play; a day of realising your true power to create and manifest.
This magical day is a day for YOU!
Remember what you love and what makes your heart sing.
Reignite your sense of joy, fun and love of life!
Hear and answer your call to adventure.
Set new intentions for filling your life with joy -
put your heart’s true desire into action!
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
― Howard Thurman
"One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure."
"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls."
- Joseph Campbell
- Fire up your heart, your joys, your passions!
- Hear your call to adventure - what is you hearts desire? Would would you love to do if nothing stood in your way?
- Realise your power to create a life you love
- Put your wishes out into the world
- Enjoy creativity, play and wonderful company
- Craft a beautiful necklace or wand, a natural talisman, to hold your intentions – using wood, beads, ribbons and other lovely materials
- Connect with the powerful Hawthorn tree – the tree of the heart – and make wonderful remedies and elixirs to take home
- Connect with nature, with the trees and with the powerful energy of the season
- Spend magical time outdoors, celebrate this wonderful time of abundance and growth
"What an inspirational workshop. I came away with a range of insights and ideas to take into my life and it gave me a lovely break from my routine. I feel rejuvented, refocused and reconnected - with ME!"
-Tamsyn, past workshop participant
All of nature is bursting, flowering and manifesting in a whirlwind of creative energy. Abundant fertility abounds.
It’s a magical moment in the Wheel of the Year to use the powerful fertility of this time to bring ideas, hopes and dreams into action. And have some fun!
We'll work with the energy of the season, to set powerful intentions for the coming months. There is great power in making a decision about what you want! We'll craft beautiful hazel wands as talisman to hold our intentions, direct our energy and help us on our adventure. We'll leave behind anything that might hinder us.
We'll end the day by making wonderful a wonderful Hawthorn Heart and Soul Elixir to take home. The Hawthorn, which flowers at this time of the year, is traditionally connected to the spring fire festival Beltaine celebrated on May 1st. Hawthorn is a renowned herbal tonic for the heart and on an energetic level it lifts the spirit, releases blocked energy, opens the heart to love and releases stress and fears.
At the end of the day you'll be ready to step forward into a life you love!
"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams"
- Oprah Winfrey
Who is this day for?
This day is for anyone who wants time away from everyday life to refresh, rejuvenate and reflect. We don't often stop to ask ourselves ‘What do I want?’ What’s my hearts desire? Today provides exactly that opportunity!
If you'd like to create positive change in your life, to listen to your hearts desire, to live in a more authentic, enjoyable way this is for you!
This is also a wonderful opportunity to explore a greater connection to nature, to the seasons and to the trees.
No experience or prior knowledge is necessary. Come with an open mind and heart. Everybody is welcome!
Leave your iPhone behind and join us for an enchanted day slipping into the rhythm of nature, connecting with our hearts desires and celebrating life!
"Just wanted to thank you for the amazing day on Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the workshop and have raved about it to everyone I've seen since! Thanks again, Gail. Best day I've had in ages..."
- Sharon, past workshop participant
Gail draws on her varied background of coaching, NLP, creativity, connecting to nature and working with the wheel of the year to bring you a unique and magical day.
This is the first in my new series of seasonal retreat play days! Special days throughout the year to nurture, refresh, recharge, connect and enjoy!
I'm really excited about joining together for a wonderful day!
If your heart, soul or curiosity are saying YES! then join us! It's time to follow our feelings, listen to our inner goddess and live fully, truly and joyfully!
There are two options for where to meet.
Option 1) meet in the carpark at Ashton Court by the golf course. This is the car park you reach when you enter Ashton court via the top entrance off of Abbots Leigh Rd (the A396). Parking here costs £1 for the day. There are toilet facilities here which you may wish to use before heading off into the woods. From here its a 10-15 minute walk to the woods. We’ll meet here at 9.45am and make our way to the woods together.
Option 2) meet at the entrance to Leigh Woods on North Road. There is free parking along the side of the road here. We’ll meet here at 10am.
See the google map here for the location of the two meeting places.
Please reply to let me know where you will be meeting us. I’ll be at one meeting place and my partner Gareth at the other. Please also give you me your mobile number. My is 07976 403829. Once we’ve all gathered I’ll invite you all to switch your phones off for the day! Won’t that be wonderful :)
Things to bring
- A packed lunch
- Flask of tea/ coffee / bottle of water or whatever you’d like to drink
- Something to sit on
- Waterproofs/ umbrella/ a jacket/ warm clothes – the forecast looks fine at the moment but its good to prepared. It may be cool in the woods so please bring layers to ensure you are warm and comfortable.
- A notebook and pen
- A small object/ symbol that represents something you love, something that makes your heart sing (for example if you feel very connected to the earth you may wish to bring a crystal, if you love art you could bring paint brushes, a photo of a place you feel connected to etc)
- A pen knife, if you have one and are comfortable using it
If you are crossing the Suspension bridge from Clifton there is 50p toll each way (payable in silver coins except 5ps. There is a change booth for getting change).
There are no toilets at Leigh Woods (except for behind a tree!) The closest ones are at Ashton Court a 10-15 minute walk from where we’ll be spending the day. Regular breaks will be scheduled so we can make a trip there.
I’m really looking forward to spending a lovely day together! If you have any questions please do get in touch and remember to reply to let me know where you’ll be meeting us.
*Please note places are not refundable but you can transfer your place to another person if you need to*
What people say about the Giggling Goddess:
"Loved it! Exactly what I was looking for. I loved connecting with the positive energy and meeting like-minded women"
“I've never done a Meetup before; Gail's hospitality and generosity is a beautiful thing :O) Meeting like-minded souls for an evening of togetherness and sharing - I LOVED it! Xx”
“This is a gem of a group, Gail is a fabulous hostess, a great teacher and facilitator of all things interesting!! I can't wait to get involved with next years events!!, Thanks Gail x”
“Thank you Gail for the opportunity to join some of the lovely evenings this year - its been a lovely space to make, create, relax and to be able to share this with a lovely group of people...looking forward to being involved again next year.... x”
"Fabulous! I loved meeting fellow goddesses and playing with glitter, feathers and paint. Gail is a warm and welcoming host"
"I loved meeting up with like-minded people - the arts and crafts are so fun!"
"Fantastic! I enjoyed meeting everyone and being creative"
“Its wonderful to be a part of such a great group of women. These evenings have become a favourite time for me and I look forward to many more next year - thank you Gail for your hard work in making them so special xxxx”
“Really enjoyed the +ve atmosphere, the mix of people and the Elderberry liqueur making ! Please book me in for next time.”