Winter Warmer Day Retreat with Louise Shiels & Healthy Mays

  Join Louise and Mays for this magical, winter warming day retreat to help soothe and nourish the soul. This will be an opportunity to connect to the stillness within and create space for renewal in preparation for the winter’s hibernation.

Your Day

Slow Flow Yoga

Cacao Sound Ceremony

Warming 3 course Plant Based Lunch

Kombucha + Ferments 

Winter Gut Health Nutrition Talk

On arrival guests can enjoy warming herbal teas before joining Mays for an hour’s slow flow yoga session suitable for all levels.
Louise will then facilitate a heart opening Cacao Sound Ceremony with the expansive and harmonising vibrations of gong, alchemy crystal bowls and other soothing sounds. This ceremony will give you the chance to just switch off and receive as you enter into dream-like states and experience deepest relaxation.
To ground us fully back into our bodies, David from Plant Hub, (Hackney’s favourite plant based restaurant and culinary academy) will serve up a 3 course warming, gut health themed, plant based, gluten free lunch.

Lunch Line Up

  • Kombucha Mocktails

  • Chickpea tacos with kimchi Kraut

  • Budda bowls with roasted roots (parsnips, beets),  cauliflower rice, oat cheese, kimchi kraut, black peas, mushrooms, fermented tomatoes, hummus, fermented miso dressing

  • Christmas brownies with cinnamon, star anise and cardamom, served with chai lattes

  • And finally over dessert Mays will deliver a nutrition talk with a winter gut health theme and top tips for keeping your gut healthy over the Christmas period.


10am guest arrival, herbal teas

10.30am-11.30am - slow flow yoga with Mays

11.30am-1.30pm - Cacao Sound Ceremony with Louise

1.30pm - Gut Health themed, warming 3 course plant-based lunch 

3pm -  Nutrition talk over dessert with Mays

4pm depart

The retreat has been designed with so much thought and love by Mays Al-Ali & Louise Shiels who will both be on hand all day to look after your every need. 

Early bird offer if you book before 31st October: £65 + b/f

From 1st November: £75 + b/f

Contact or with any questions.

In case of cancellation, 50% is non-refundable. 
No refunds are possible after 8 November 2019, unless a replacement is found


  • Cacao contains theobromine which stimulates the system much in the same way as caffeine can. If you have a strong sensitivity to caffeine then please consult with us and we will discuss if you can still participate and have a very low dosage.

  • Cacao can react with anti depressants causing headaches so please let me know if you are on any medication & consult with your doctor before booking

  • Cacao works best on an empty stomach, so please arrive hungry :)

  • Gong is not recommended for the following:
    Women in the first trimester of pregnancy
    Those experiencing extreme mental health problems
    Those with a pacemaker


It is our intention to guide you through sound and cacao as a tool for self healing and we encourage you to seek professional advice should any content unearth past traumas. With all our gratitude, love and respect.