Somatic Healing Virtual Retreat


Recovery is the practice of actively healing our minds and bodies from the effects of stress, trauma, pain and addiction. This means engaging in activities that help us to learn new coping skills, manage our stress levels, and build resilience.

Daily self care rituals are essential to managing mental health and necessary for living a healthy, happy life.

Join our mind-body wellness experts on demand at "Rituals for Recovery's Somatic Healing Virtual Retreat available this March.

  • Discover the wired patterns that are robbing you of freedom and fulfillment in your life.
  • Identify the issues in your tissues and find new techniques to resolve pain and suffering.
  • Build resilience, get unstuck and learn to process emotions in a healthy way
  • Break away from habits that steal your happiness and restore hope for a life of health and happiness.

This retreat is ideal for you if:

  • You are seeking refuge and need to rest
  • You would like to reset your nervous system
  • You want to renew a sense of hope and return to a state of calm
  • You need new tools to recover from chronic pain, stress, or trauma
  • You are in search of reconnection and are looking for a community of support
  • You have a strong desire to restore your wellbeing and wish to create daily rituals for success!

You want a personalized, flexible retreat even though it’s VIRTUAL.

Heal Yourself

When we take time to nurture ourselves, we are better equipped to handle life's ups and downs and make progress towards our goals.

By learning to feel at home in our bodies, we can heal and feel able to fully arrive at each chapter of life.

It is possible to lead a life that is free from the pain of past trauma and emotional distress.

Discover practical somatic tools and techniques to help:

  • Manage the effects of trauma and chronic stress
  • Reduce the intensity and frequency of triggers
  • Facilitate trauma healing and rewire the brain
  • Calm the dysregulated nervous system
  • Improve sleep quality and length
  • Integrate new daily rituals and practices for optimal wellbeing

Here’s a Sneak Peak at the stellar line up of Mind Body Wellness Experts and Masterclasses to Choose From:

Bringing the Breath to Life with Manouk Tideman

Join me to awaken and deepen your practice of pranayama, through a comprehensive understanding of the breath and its limitless possibilities to contribute to a timeless yoga practice.

The breath, like attention and awareness, is central to yoga. The quality and manner of your breathing has a great influence on the character of your practice. Yet only once a firm foundation of awareness has been established can you start to regulate your breathing to encourage different energetic and physiological outcomes in your mind and body.

There are an endless number of ways in which we can consciously regulate and guide our breath. However, the effects of such practices can be highly potent and powerful, therefore it is crucial that we come to understand not only how we can practice pranayama, but also why and when.

Props needed: Yoga mat, strap, blanket, pillow

Breath-Centered Yoga with Manouk Tideman

In this session we will learn how to encapsulate our movement within our breath. We will focus on developing steadiness and ease within the body, and thereby connect on a deeper level with the more subtle aspects of ourselves. This is not vinyasa yoga. This is a moving meditation practice that will encourage focus, clarity, mindfulness and awareness.

Props needed: Yoga mat, strap, block, blanket

Flowing Stillness ~ Yoga Nidra Sound Bath with Kate Carson
Nourish yourself from the inside out.

Flowing Stillness is a peaceful journey of deep relaxation through Yoga Nidra and Sound Healing. We'll begin with some gentle movement followed by a Yoga Nidra practice leading into a Sound Healing Journey with crystal singing bowls and chimes.

Yoga Nidra is a deeply rejuvenating state of being that is reached through resting and relaxing the mind and body. This practice rebalances your nervous system, releases chronic stress and tension in the mind and body, and allows you to soften into stillness with ease.

Sound Baths provide a relaxing environment for the mind and body to relax and let go, guiding the nervous system to soften into a peaceful state of being.

Yoga Nidra is practiced lying down with no movement, like an extended savasana, or in a reclined position supported by blankets, pillows and props. This practice is accessible for every person and everybody.

Props needed: yoga mat, 2 blankets, 1 pillow for your head, 1 pillow or cushion for underneath your knees, an eye mask and journal + pen.

Open Your Heart Through Art with Astrid van Zwienen

Art as therapy!

During this workshop we will go on a creative journey together. Using visualisation and creative assignments. The unconscious holds our memories, feelings, stories, urges, trauma, triggers and much more. It is therefore an incredibly important and interesting part of ourselves to discover when we’re wanting to evolve, work through trauma and grow.

To get in contact, and make the unconscious conscious, we need to speak the language of our unconscious.

Join me in this creative, playful and relaxing workshop, which is suitable for everybody.

Materials needed:

  • A4 and (if possible) one A3 paper, and all creative materials you can find in the house!
  • A journal
  • If you’d like to invest: soft pastel paints are very nice to work with.

Thai Chi and Qi Gong for PTSD Recovery with Leda Elliott

The workshop will introduce Tai chi + qigong and how these two modalities help in managing and alleviating symptoms of PTSD.

The workshop will highlight how Tai chi qi gong:

  • Calm + soothes the nervous system
  • Enhances mental clarity
  • Cultivates emotional regulation
  • Increases positive energy
  • Enhances sleep

Participants will learn a sampling of exercises that aid in PTSD recovery and management.

Sacred Self Love with Kevin Naidoo

Cultivating self love allows us to let go of our negative self talk. It gives us the opportunity to reframe and see ourselves in a more positive light. We tend to focus on the things we do wrong or our regrets instead of focusing on our accomplishments and successes.

The most important relationship you will ever have is the relationship that you have with yourself. Self-love is at the very core of well-being. By maintaining a positive and healthy relationship with yourself, you’re not only able to build healthy and fulfilling relationships with others, but you can create and enjoy the kind of life you want.

Have you ever told yourself that you weren’t good enough? Have you ever compared yourself to others and wished you were prettier, smarter, or more fit, like they were? You are not alone. Society teaches us to be negative and in a world that thrives on self-criticism, it is easy to be your own worst critic rather than love the you that you are.

But how would it feel to learn to love yourself exactly as you are? How would it feel to accept yourself and finally recognize your worth?

If you have ever wondered how that would feel and wondered where to start, you are in the right place!

Daily Rituals and Practices bringing you back to heart space.

Props; Journal, comfortable seat

Gentle Flow Yoga & Meditation with Kevin Naidoo

Focusing on the sensations that arise as you breathe through your asana practice, you bridge the separation between body and mind, allowing you to become fully present within your body. This gentle yet in-depth practice consists of a sequence of asanas that increases flexibility and strengthens your entire body, releasing the chronic tension that can dull vitality.

Props: Yoga mat, blocks, blanket

Reduce Chronic Pain ~ EFT Workshop with Lauren Fonvielle

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/ Tapping) is an alternative and holistic practice for reducing physical pain and emotional distress. Join us for this hour-long introductory workshop to learn what EFT is, the science behind EFT, and experience the benefits of it in your own body!

No props needed


Your Food Affects Your Mood! with Kiran Bissoon

Did you know that what you eat can alter how you feel mentally and physically?  In this class you’ll learn which foods help to enhance your moods and which contribute to reducing your joy.  You’ll also learn about food timing and how time of day affects how well (or not) you digest your food, and what that has to do with your emotions. We’ll also put theory into practice with a fun filled cooking class so you can see how easy it is to for you to Feed Your Joy!

Therapeutic Yoga to Relax & Release Stress with Melissa Holt

Working closely with the nervous system, this slow-paced class incorporates gentle movement with longer held postures to relax, release, and reset the mental and physical layers of the body. Using the breath as an anchor, students are graciously guided into stilling their minds alongside finding the alignment that feels best for their unique needs. Within the quiet that is cultivated, participants are then encouraged to observe, allow, accept, and tend to what arises.

Those who experience tension, restlessness, worry, irritability, frustration, and/or, who have difficulty concentrating and/or sleeping may especially benefit from this practice.

You can prepare with anything that enhances relaxation!


  • set up in a space that feels comfortable and is quiet, where we can easily view each other through the screen on your device
  • comfortable clothes (layers to adjust for movement and stillness, warm socks/slippers, et)
  • yoga mat
  • cushion(s)
  • blocks
  • blanket(s)
  • towels (for padding)
  • water bottle
  • soothing music playing softly in the background (participants will be on mute so background music won’t disturb others)
  • a candle
  • incense or essential oils

Somatic Movement & Dance with Katherine Mandolidis

Using Somatic Resourcing Through Dance & Movement for Rest, Recovery and Renewal

Description / What to Expect

Movement is medicine, and rest is essential. During the movement journey, we will creatively explore movement resourcing and intuitive support for rest, recovery and renewal. Under the notion that the body and mind are interconnected, exploring and changing movement patterns can affect change in other areas of life.

Our session will provide an opportunity for participants to move authentically using breath, rhythm, reflection, and journaling inviting play and curiosity in a safe, uplifting and non-judgemental way.

Please bring the following:

  • A comfortable place to both sit and move freely
  • Blanket, cushions, pillows
  • A journal & pen
  • Water

A small object that brings you joy