Jolly Reconnection Gathering - An intimate safe gathering in nature. Where you will gently reconnect to yourself and community.
There is so much nourishment in this one day you will float home feeling abundant, loved, and ready to rock this brave new world. Feeling calm connected and whole again.
We’ve all been living in fight and flight for a year, so it is time to bring ourselves back to rest and digest. Come and gather around the campfire at this special venue for a feast and talks on how to move from survive to thrive. Nourish your gut, mind body and soul.
We have created this beautiful safe and nourishing day to help you get back into your body to reconnect with yourself and feel calm and connected to community so you can begin to move from survive to thrive.
- Take nourishment from Jolly Allotment’s beautiful fire cooked food.
- Find peace in the healing herbs and kind words of Katherine - Retreat Remedies.
- Calm your nervous system to rest and digest with the soul fuelling sound bath and meditation from Kat Griffin - All The Aces
This is a peaceful day that will feed your soul and uplift your heart. You will leave feeling nourished, calm, connected and whole.
We have an incredible breadth of wellness knowledge and healing experience between us. Read our stories on our websites and follow us on Instagram to know who we are.
Kat Griffin @all_the_aces - Reiki energy practitioner and sound healing specialist.
How the day will flow...
We will welcome you to the beautiful woodland garden at The Old Forge in Sand Hutton York, with a light breakfast. Gather around the fire snuggled up under blankets with hot drinks whilst Polly cooks a gut nourishing, coeliac friendly, feast on the campfire and shares her knowledge of how simple nourishment of our gut can help us feel less anxious and more connected and safer in our body. What a good gut healthy life is and why it is so important. A good gut life is not always about removal of foods its more about adding an abundance of goodness. You will be gently empowered with knowledge of simple easy changes you can make to your diet and life rituals to make a powerful change to your physical and mental health.
Before we feast on our delicious campfire lunch, we will calm our busy minds reconnect with ourselves and nature with a healing herbal tea ceremony led by Katherine of Retreat Remedies.
Lunch will be a tasty three course feast of seasonal coeliac gut nourishing delights cooked over the fire.
Following your lunch find a quiet place in the garden and settle in as Kat leads an wonderful healing sound meditation in nature. You can relax breathe and find your calm. This is an incredible experience for all. It can be taken lightly as a place to find rest and digest or if you are experienced at meditation you can take it to a deeper place. This is your time to connect with you. To find your inner wild soul without any pressure or expectation.
We will finish the day with tea and cake and a community chat around the fire.
How lovely does that all sound?!
It's going to be so beautiful. I do hope you can join us. It will open your eyes to new possibilities and change the way you think about managing your health and wellbeing.
What did the Autumn Gatherers Say?
"It really was a very special day! I loved it and really felt part of a warm and welcoming community even though I'd only just met everyone, I try to eat well and take care of myself but as I came away from the gathering, I had a new found sense of the importance of self-care through a natural and nutritious diet.”
"I’ve really been given a great push from your day.”
"Weeks on I am still feeling the positive uplifting energy from your Gutsy Gathering Thank You!”
"Thank you so much for today - amazing!! You were brilliant and it was so lovely to meet everyone. I got so much more out of it than I could have imagined!"
• When: 21st May 2021
• Where: The Old Forge, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LB
• Timings: Arrive from 9.30 am talks begin at 10.00 am start - Depart from 3 pm if you have children to collect please feel free to leave earlier but if you’d like to stay and enjoy the atmosphere, either talk more or find a corner for some solitude you are welcome to stay until 4.00 pm. It really is a great space to read or sleep or think. The fire will remain stoked all afternoon and you are free to remain gathered around the table.
• Early Bird Tickets: £85 book before 15th April 2021 - tickets include three course feast and all talks and workshops. There is a limited number of early bird tickets, once they are all sold out you will be able to buy tickets at the standard price.
• Standard Ticket: £95 tickets include three course feast and all talks and workshops.
How to get there:
By Car: Car parking is available in the village off site only a short walk from the venue. The village of Sand Hutton lies just off the A64 so great road links and easy to find. Follow the sat nav. YO41 1LB
By train: Book a train to York. You can book a taxi to take you straight to the venue (when booking trains please leave plenty of time in case of traffic.)
Weather policy: This event is all about reconnecting with nature and the elements so much of the day will be outside whatever the weather so please dress sensibly in warm coats and shoes. We will be eating in the rather beautiful and warm barn or tent. If we have to reschedule because of the high winds, we will move your ticket to the new date.
Cancellation policy : No refunds unless exceptional circumstances. We will try to move you to another date and resell your ticket. If for any reason Jolly Allotment Ltd have to cancel the day we will refund you the ticket or give you the option to move to a new date.
Dietary Requirements: I cater for all dietary needs except regrettably Nut allergies, I hate not being able to cater for you nut allergic friends, but my kitchen is completely coeliac friendly and I use a lot of nuts. I know how much havoc trace gluten has on me and I cannot guarantee cross contamination of nuts, I am so sorry!
Food Mannifesto: All the seasonal food will have full provenance. It will be as local and as organic or regenerative as possible, we have the most wonderful farmers here in Yorkshire.
Change of speakers: In exceptional circumstances our speakers may be subject to change but will always be beautiful people with a similar message and experience.
This will be a small intimate gathering; tickets are limited due to expected gathering restrictions. Temperatures will be taken on entry and you will be asked to wash and sanitise your hand regularly. Jolly Allotment Ltd is a registered food business we will be running this event under the government restricted safe guidelines for gatherings.
Accommodation: If you would like to make a weekend of it or stay at the venue the previous evening under your own guidance then please contact Karen who has a cottage and a luxury garden shed for you to book your stay. Contact: www.theoldforegyork.com quote ‘May Reconnection Gathering' I’d recommend driving if you are staying the weekend as trips to The North York Moors, Beach resorts, York and nearby Castle Howard are all beautiful places to spend time and within one hour’s drive.
We are looking forward to welcoming you. Gathering is a human primal need it is going to be so joyful!
Jolly Allotment Ltd is a sustainable zero waste company. We plough all we can back into the soil to grow our food and recycle and reuse.