36 HRS IN NATURE TO REINSPIRE THE WAY YOU WORK AND LIVE GODSTONE, SURREY & THE GRANGE, HAMPSHIRE
WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA? "Once they overcome their pre-conceived ideas about tree hugging and, more worryingly, the view that work should not be enjoyable, we have consistently achieved great results. Working in this type of environment seems to give people a much more balanced sense of perspective on what is important." Sony Mobile's Head of Human Resources It has been a year of Zoom and gloom and the silent pandemic is stress, burnout and loss of connection. Put simply, this retreat is to help you hit the refresh button and to start again with a renewed energy that nurtures, connects and inspires possibility. We will provide an opportunity to: Take time to reflect and breathe Reconnect with yourself and your team Create a different story and share these stories around a campfire with renewed vision Be nurtured by good food, great company in incredible natural surroundings Each participant will have their own space in their personal luxury bell tent, have dinner with their colleagues under the shimmering stars (or in a Giant Tipi when the weather is less forgiving), eat local food prepared onsite by our local chefs and experience workshops that are not only fun, but that enhance productivity, improve wellbeing and boost creativity. Welcome to The Life Adventure. It’s time to restore, reimagine and tell a new story.
WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE: 36HR ITINERARY Day 1
3pm: Arrival at the camp Check in and camp orientation and relax into the natural environment 4.30pm: Gather round the firepit or in the Giant Tipi for a 2hr Storytelling workshop 6.30pm: Relax with drinks around the fire 7.15pm: Dinner
7.30am: 1hr Sunrise Yoga 8.30am: Showers/get ready for the day 9am: Breakfast in the Giant Tipi or outdoors on long tables 10.15 am:1.5hr Vision Building session outdoors or in Giant Tipi 11.45 am: Relax/break 12.30 pm: 1hr Lunch at the camp 1.45 pm: 45 mins Journaling session 2.30 pm: 1hr 15 mins Conscious Connected Breath session outdoors or in Giant Tipi 4 pm: Leave camp for 2 hrs Forest Bathing experience in the nearby woods 6 pm: Back to camp to relax 7pm: Relax and drinks around the firepit 8 pm Dinner in the Giant Tipi or outdoors on long tables
7.30am-10am: Breakfast in Giant Tipi or outdoors on long tables and checkout
VISION BUILDING & JOURNALING
CONSCIOUS CONNECTED BREATHWORK
STORYTELLING WORKSHOP 2 HRS Why storytelling? Put Simply: "Storytellers rule the world” Plato This session will be held either in the camp's Giant Tipi, or if the weather is fine, in the woods. In this two hour session, author Preethi Nair will share her remarkable story and give participants the tools of a storyteller to make their stories engaging, compelling and inspiring. You and your team will: - Understand how to influence, inspire and motivate through story - Learn the tools of a storyteller - Share stories and create connectivity
VISION-BUILDING WORKSHOP 1.5HRS This session will be held either in the camp's Giant Tipi, or outdoors if the weather is fine. In this 90 minute session you will create an inspiring personal vision and a compelling group vision. You'll learn: - To plot out the narrative of your personal and professional success - The possible pitfalls on the road ahead - To be inspired to take the next actions required in achieving your vision
JOURNALING WORKSHOP 40 MINS This session will likely be held either in the camp's Giant Tipi. According to the National Science Foundation, an average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80% are negative and 95% are repetitive thoughts. That leaves a very small window for fresh thinking and creativity. In this session you will: - Experience the process of journaling as a tool for wellbeing - Discover the fastest ways to access right brain thinking for innovation/creativity - Establish a practice that will change your life!
CONSCIOUS CONNECTED BREATH SESSION 1HR 15 MINS In our experience, all team gatherings should include this - a Conscious Connected Breath session, designed to detox and destress your system. This session will reconnect your mind and body and ultimately connect you back to yourself. It will either be held in the camp's Giant Tipi, outdoors, or possibly even in the woods. Breathwork is a safe and ancient practice, known for its immune system boosting abilities and self-healing powers, allowing you to come out of your busy mind and drop more deeply into your body. There are literally hundreds of breath practices to try and your stay at Kymani will allow you to experience one of these, known as Conscious Connected Breath. In this session you'll discover a technique that will: -
Help you deal successfully with stress Help you sleep better Energise and uplift you Show you how to engage with your diaphragm - the breathing apparatus you were born with, but forgot about! Boost your immune system Help you release emotional tension and stress
*Please note this session is not suitable for those with glaucoma, pregnant (1st trimester only) epilepsy, detached retina, prior strokes or seizures, prior diagnosis by a health professional of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, psychotic or borderline psychotic states.
FOREST BATHING/SHINRIN-YOKU EXPERIENCE 2HRS Shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest environment for wellbeing. Humans have spent 99.9% of their development in nature and 0.01% in urban environments. This is a gentle introduction to begin a new relationship with it, including sensory and meditative exercises. In this session we'll show you how to tune into your micro and macro awareness of nature and notice how it communicates with us. You'll experience ways to: - Reduce your stress levels - research has found that leisurely forest walks yield a 12.4 per cent decrease in the stress hormone, cortisol, compared with urban walks. Participants report better moods and lower anxiety. - Improve your mood - academics at Derby University have conducted a meta study of existing research which concludes that connecting to nature can be linked to happiness and mental wellbeing. Spending time in nature releases hormones that relate to the pursuit of joy, connecting to calm and avoiding threats. - Free up your creativity - University of Utah research shows participants saw a 50% improvement in creative problem solving after time immersed in nature with all access to modern technology removed. - Boost your immune system - trees and plants emit ‘phytoncides’ which we breathe in when we spend time in the forest. These have been proven to enhance the activity of Natural Killer cells that help our bodies fight disease.
WHERE YOU'LL PUT YOUR HEAD DOWN We provide truly luxurious glamping accommodation - even though you'll be in the great outdoors there is definitely no slumming it here. Each tent will be lavishly furnished with proper beds (each bell tent contains a double and two single beds) and all of the home comforts you can imagine. Your bed has a proper mattresses, lighting, bedside tables, a sofa and all manner of soft furnishings. And to keep you warm and cosy? Your very own wood-burning stove. Beds with soft linen Comfy sofa Woodburning stove with a bag of wood (if you need more you can order more onsite at an additional cost) Full-length mirror Clothing rail and hangers Rugs & mats Hanging candelabra Bedside tables and reading lamps Vintage storage trunk Boot rack Power supply to charge your phone
WHAT YOU'LL EAT Included in your 2 night experience is breakfast on two mornings and dinner on two evenings, as well as lunch on day 2. Here is a guide to what you can expect and we can adapt to suit your needs. BREAKFAST
DINNER - THEMED OPTIONS
MINI PASTRIES Selection of Mini Pastries and Mini Croissants with Butter & Jam FILLED CROSSANTS Rosemary Roasted Portobello Mushroom & Baby Spinach (vg) Tomato & Montgomery Cheddar (v) SUMMER POTS Homemade Seasonal Fruit Puree, Toasted Granola, Coconut Yoghurts FRUIT POTS Cut Fruit Salad & Pomegranate (vg) Kentish Strawberries with Minted Honey Syrup (vg) Mango & Blueberries (vg) HOT BREAKFAST Full English, plus vegan option, Bacon/Sausage/Egg sandwich, porridge with all the toppings
NO MEAT MONDAY With more people aiming for healthier options, we'll serve up vegetarian versions of favourites such as burgers, pies, wraps and risottos. TENT TUESDAY Each individual bell tent is assigned their own kettle BBQ and given cast iron skillet with ingredients. The chef will then give a lesson on a one-pan-wonder meal for the group. It's a great way to interact, work as a team and compare at the end for judging perhaps... WEDNESDAY WONDERS The chef will supply a feast of all things fun and filling such as stone baked pizzas, pasta dishes, Mediterranean Salads, Beef Bourguignon, Potato Mash, Green Beans Vegan Shepherds Pie, Maple Roasted Parsnips (vg) and Thai Red Chicken Curry.
ABOUT PREETHI NAIR Preethi is all about creativity, taking risks and inspiring through story. She left her job as a management consultant to publish her first novel Gypsy Masala after it had been rejected. Establishing an ‘international PR agency’ in her bedroom and appointing feisty director ‘Pru' (an alter ego) to hype her book - (whilst putting on a suit and pretending to go to work - don't ask!) Preethi got the novel into charts and signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins. Her alter ego 'Pru' was short-listed as Publicist of the Year! Preethi went on to set up Kiss the Frog, a company that fosters storytelling in organisations and is a professor at various business schools, promoting creativity as a key skill for leadership. Most recently, having never acted before, she wrote, acted and produced her first West End stage play, Sari: The Whole Five Yards, which is currently being adapted for television and she has just completed her fourth novel. Preethi has spoken at many business conferences but most notably; she delivered the keynote to the Women in Wall Street Conference to 3,000 women. She has also shared a platform with Sir Bob Geldof on “Talking Less and Doing More.”
ABOUT JUSTINE CLEMENT Justine has always loved working with, and managing, teams of people and has a great admiration for innovation. All this came along in the form of a CEO role for a ground-breaking £2m backed start-up called Unmissable that focussed on experiential travel, working with global brands such as Unilever and PepsiCo, along with some of the best marketing and advertising agencies in the world. It captured a growing thirst for new ideas in the world of travel and experiences. She subsequently went on to set up a similar, B Corp certified business, called The Happy Prize Company. Shortly after leaving Unmissable, she entered the world of another passion of hers – wellness - setting up a wellbeing agency called The Life Adventure, which works in the main, with UK government departments to set and improve the wellbeing agenda for government officials. She’s studied with, and learned from, some of the world’s leading masters in yoga, meditation, kinesiology, sustainability, psychotherapy and Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing), as well as becoming a certified Conscious Connected Breath coach. She’s a Mental Health First Aider and a Verifier for the Mayor of London’s Healthy Workplace Awards. She recently became a Non-Exec Director for a community solar farm project in Selsey, West Sussex, and crowdfunded a community project called the Selsey Sea Bathing Society to encourage people of all ages back into the sea.
OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE:
LEGO, BBC, ITV Imagine, Channel 5, ?Whatif!, MTV, Citibank, British Chamber of Commerce, DEFRA, Dimensional Data, Terrapinn, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, UBS investment bank, ICA, Southbank Centre, Saville Group, Ernst & Young, PWC, ARLA, Oracle, Orange, Yorkshire Forward, Astra Zeneca, London Business School, Cranfield University, Henley Management School, Headspring, BEIS, Dept for Work & Pensions
We hope you will join us and be part of the adventure Justine and Preethi
RESTORE, RECHARGE AND REIMAGINE INCLUDES: Sole use of the site for 36hrs including 2 nights stay Bedding, linens and all the home comforts you need in 10 bell tents Hot showers and proper toilets Central Giant Tipi with banquet table, library, lounge and games area Breakfasts and dinners each day cooked up for you by our onsite chef made with locally-sourced ingredients Lunch on Day 2 1.5 hrs Storytelling workshop 1 hr Sunset Yoga session 1 hr Vision Building session 1hr 15 mins Conscious Connected Breath session 2 hrs Forest Bathing experience Preethi Nair and Justine Clement on site for the majority of the time plus 2 Kymani staff and chef The site is available for up to 20 people (either 2 people per 6 metre bell tent (20 people total, or 1 per tent, 10 people total). Please note, longer durations of a week or even a month are also possible for larger teams and on selected dates we can organise a 1 day or 1 night option. Please contact Justine Clement at email@example.com or call on +44 7714333418 for details, prices for your team and to book.