Come and join us
We chose Paus. to hold our day retreat because it is the perfect place location to connect. Not just with one another, but with ourselves and -most importantly- our senses. Being in nature gives us heightened awareness of our emotions. The past 2.5 years have been an exhausting, emotional rollercoaster. Now we need to awaken our sense and tune back into our bodies.
Your pelvis is at the centre of your body. It acts as the physical anchor for your limbs. It supports you. It is , or was, the home for your monthly cycle. It houses your sex organs. So this retreat is all about nurturing you and your pelvis.
We’ll begin the day with a core session led by Amber; waking up our deep core and the muscles that connect to the pelvis. After that Dr. Kathryn will guide us through some self care, and how this impacts our sexual health. ( This will be an educational chat – not a practical, before anyone panics)! Then Nikki will wind the muscles down, showing us how to release tension through the body.
We will then make out way up to the hilltop Bistro for a home cooked plant based meal.
You can then relax in open-air, wood-fired, red cedar hot tubs. Unwind and recharge in authentic Finnish barrel saunas. Celebrate the outdoors through sensory experiences by taking in walk in the meadows or reading a book in a hammock. Reconnect with nature within 24 acres of rolling countryside. Take some time for yourself.
Breathe and reflect.
Break down of the day ( timings are subject to change)
A whole day retreating in 23 acres of beautiful rolling meadows at Paus, Toft (Cambs), from 10am to 5pm
10am– Welcome and studio sessions:
Amber Brammah, who will focus on waking up our deep core and the muscles that connect to the pelvis.
Dr Kathryn Levy will guide us through some self care, and how this impacts our sexual health. ( This will be an educational chat – not a practical, before anyone panics)!
Nikki Baring will wind the muscles down, showing us how to release tension through the body and use the breath to sooth our nervous systems.
12:30 A delicious plant based lunch. Paus serve a set menu of wholesome, homemade food made using locally sourced ingredients. This will include a breaking platter, a main meal and a sharing platter of cakes (hot drinks are not included) They make their own cakes and support local bakers who supply their creations for you to enjoy at the hilltop. We use seasonal vegetables as much as possible which means that our menu changes regularly.
13:30 Relaxing in the meadows. Choose to try the sensory walk, read a book or find a hammock to enjoy.
Walking barefoot, also known as “earthing”, has gone from being a playful trend to a scientifically-researched practice with a number of remarkable health advantages for both mind and body. These benefits include: increasing antioxidants, reducing inflammation, decreasing stress or anxiety, and improving sleep.
Just half hour’s relaxation in a hammock each day can dramatically reduce your stress levels leaving you calm and focused. Hammocks have been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of a variety of stress and sleep related disorders for people of all ages. The gentle, calming rocking motion of a hammock and the feeling of weightlessness can be a very effective type of relaxation therapy and is becoming widely used by therapists and relaxation centres.
2pm-5pm Enjoy the wood fired hot tubs, sauna and cool pool.
The bathing space at PAUS invites you to relax in red cedar, wood-fired hot tubs and saunas which are situated outdoors. Whilst your body regenerates and detoxifies immersed in hot water, you are also exposed to daylight, your lungs are filled with fresh, clean air and your eyes rest upon natural, green spaces. The benefits can be felt all year round – whatever the weather.
Frequently asked questions
- What is the refund policy?
Due to the nature of this event and the T&Cs that the venue has 72 hours notice needs to be given for a refund.
- Is there parking at the venue?
Yes, there is plenty of parking at the venue.
- What do I need to bring.
A mat, clothes you can move in, water for the studio session, a book and a bathing suit, towel and flip flops for the hot tubs. We suggest you leave valuables at home.
- What time is the event?
The retreat starts at 10am
- Is lunch included?
Yes it is! We will send a menu to everyone the week before the event so people can select an option that is suitable. There are 3 courses ( including cake!) Hot drinks are not included with the lunch, but are available to buy.
- Venue Address & Directions
PAUS. Toft Road. Cambridge, CB23 2TT
Paus is located opposite the Bourn Golf & Country Club. If you’re coming through Longstowe/Bourn turn right just before the golf club. If you’re coming through Cambourne/Toft please turn left just after the golf club.