January's News

Updated: May 31, 2019

For those of you who I haven’t seen this year, wishing you a very happy everything and a double shot of good luck for any plans you’ve said out loud (accidentally or otherwise) for the year ahead.  For those of you who have just signed up to this monthly newsletter, thank you, I hope I'll have the pleasure of meeting you at one of my retreats or events in the not too distant future.

January at Gin & Yin HQ certainly started outside my comfort zone with my longest and furthest 6 night Retreat to Southern Goa – I was a little nervous about going so far so soon with my Gin & Yin venture, however, I needn’t have worried, everything exceeded my expectations and everyone thoroughly enjoyed everything on offer, so much so, I wish I’d done it sooner (thanks to my wonderful parents too btw for holding the fort in my absence) – If you’d like to see what we got up to, copy and paste this into your search bar:

An awesome location for a yoga class n'est-ce pas? - followed by brunch, a spot of sunbathing and a dip in the warm ocean  ...  ommmm - If you'd like to join me in Jan/Feb 2021 email me, nothing like planning ahead!

When people ask me about my retreats, they’re often surprised by what’s on offer and say “ooo that's my kind of retreat” which is exactly the response I hope for – no hardcore fitness regimes or meal replacements here, not that I’m hugely against them, there’s a time and place for everything, however, what you will find are carefully researched itineraries at each location to enable you to maybe try something new, learn something new, meet new people, maybe stretch a little further and breathe a little deeper enabling you to switch off for a few days to ‘just be’ and enjoy a G&T or a glass of wine along with it –

life is about balance after all.

So What's Next ....

Open & Balanced Retreat - Marrakech

- Thurs 27th- Sun 30th June 2019 -

This beautiful property is owned by an American Designer - only a hop and skip from the wonderful sights and sounds at the centre of Marrakech.  What's included: accommodation in a twin room with ensuite facilities; most meals and wine; all transfers; daily yoga; authentic hammam & massage in the Medina; guided tour of Majorelle Gardens; wellness mini workshops; welcome G&T and time built in for some quality R&R.

(3 Night Retreat – £680 pp (£150 deposit)  Cost: £680pp -  based on twin occ why not come with a friend, your mum or sister for some quality time)

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Plant-based Supper Club & Gin Sipping Night

- Thurs 21st March 2019 - 8pm - 10pm -

Following our 'SELL OUT' event back in October - I'm excited to announce my next 'plant-based supper and gin sipping social' - in collaboration with Claire & Maggie again at The Retreat Kitchen in Richmond - Ticket price of £37.27pp (with Eventbrite fee!) Includes:  Welcome G&T, Intro from our Gin partner (tbc), 2 course plant-based supper and glass of wine, followed by a short talk by Maggie & Claire'   Spaces limited to 18 - it would be lovely to see you there.

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​​Thanks to Bethan Hogg for this great shot of my Gin & Yin goodie bag taking it easy somewhere in the Middle East  -  great to see my bags being put to good use -  keep them coming.  Date for my 'Gin Sipping Social' at No.97 will be advertised in Feb so watch this space!

All the best to you all and thanks for reading.

Ruth x

Founder – Gin & Yin Retreats

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