29 Jul 2016

Conscious Creativity Circle August 2016

Image source: Ken Ratcliffe on Flickr
This month's Conscious Creativity Circle will see us 'sea-sitting' - strolling down to the ocean from our home at The Beehive Studio and taking in the wisdom of the waves from the beach. We'll also create land art together and later explore our own inner landscape through movement back at the studio...and, of course, tea and healthful cake. All welcome. 

To book, please join the Facebook event via the link below or contact me 07398665212. 


The Conscious Creativity Circle happens on the third Friday of every month. I'm also currently in the process of building my new website and updating my teaching schedule for yoga and creativity and Kahuna bodywork sessions. Details of new classes and retreat days will be shared soon. To keep up-to-date on events and massage offers in the meantime, and for useful and inspirational articles and ideas, I recommend liking my Facebook page and selecting the 'See First' option for posts.

Honouring you and your creative essence and light x


25 May 2016

Sharing Creativity and Yoga Retreat Days in the UK!

Creativity and Yoga Retreat Day: Heart and Sacral Chakras

I'm really happy to be sharing this deeply relaxing and delightful retreat day in the UK for the first time. I've seen the transformative power of these days and the way the simple practices we share together guide us back to our inner peace, innate joy and well-being. It's a harmonising day of movement and creative play for everyone - no yoga or creative experience is necessary. If you feel to create space for yourself this summer, please contact me on alice@aliceflynn.org or 07398 665212 to book your place.

Nurture body, mind & spirit through:

- Revitalizing Yoga

- Creative Play

- Essential oils

- Simple rituals 

- Yogic mudras and mantras 

- Chakra work: heart and sacral chakras

Join Alice Flynn, creativity facilitator and hatha yoga teacher, for a restorative day of gentle yoga and nurturing creative practices. Re-connect to your inner vitality and creative essence and explore heart-centred, practical ways to invite more peace, play and pleasure into daily life!

Saturday 23/7/16, 10am-4.30pm

Bournemouth. Address will be shared upon booking.

Investment: £50 (including a healthful, tasty morning tea).
£25 non-refundable deposit to secure a place Remaining balance due by 4th July 2016.

Event bookings & info: Alice Flynn, alice@aliceflynn.org, 07398665212

Host infowww.aliceflynn.org

What to bring:
a packed lunch, water bottle, journal, pen, yoga mat. Yoga mats also available to borrow on the day. 

Facebook event page:

19 May 2016

Kahuna Massage with Alice

15% Discount on Hawaiian Kahuna Massage with Alice: Special Opening Offer for May and June 2016

To celebrate moving back to Bournemouth and the opening of my business here, I am offering 90 minute Kahuna bodywork sessions for the discounted price of £34 pounds instead of £40. My massage service is mobile – simply rest and receive a soothing, nurturing session in the comfort of your own home. 

To book a session, please message me directly or call 07398 665212.

About Kahuna Massage:

Hawaiian Kahuna massage is an ancient form of bodywork that uses fluid, rhythmic motion and broad, flowing strokes to nurture and soothe body, mind and spirit. 

Benefits of Kahuna massage:

• Invites deep relaxation and calm
• Energizes and grounds
• Soothes both muscular and mental tension
• Improves circulation and lymphatic drainage
• Nurtures a caring relationship with the body 
• Cultivates self-love and self-knowing
• Supports self-expression, self-care and self-expansion
• Inspires our potential, sense of empowerment and possibility

Each 1.5 hr session includes:

• A consultation and intention-setting for the practice
• One hour Hawaiian Kahuna Massage
• Integration time

Opening welcome offer of runs from May right through to June 30, 2016.

22 Feb 2016

A Spring Retreat: Finding Balance through Nature, Yoga & Creativity

11am, Saturday 19th to 2pm, Sunday 20th March 2016

Hazel Hill Wood, near Salisbury 

Hello beautiful ones,

Gentle whisperings of spring time can be heard, calling us to deeply honour this transition time as our energies begin to rise from the slumber of winter. The Spring Equinox is a point of balance, awakening and moving toward longer sunlight, supporting us to tend to the seeds of what we want to welcome into our lives. 

Join myself and artist, facilitator and yoga teacher Louisa Clark this March in the magical woods of Hazel Hill for a nurturing, nourishing weekend of wild walks in nature, rejuvenating hatha yoga, creative explorations and delicious vegetarian food. We will take time to nurture  ourselves and the seeds, or saplings, of our insights and inspirations through creative practices, mindful movement and spacious connection with nature, to then take back into our lives for exploration, integration and growth.

On this retreat we will reconnect with the natural flow of our innate creativity, energy and dreams, giving them expression in whatever form they may take. Breathing in the fresh air of the forest and the scents of spring, relaxing our gaze to simply take in all the shapes and beauty of nature, we can listen and receive deeply, allowing ourselves to be refreshed. 

This weekend aims to provide space for this process, for our own individual, unique journeys, with all activities being optional. The wood is a special place for healing and creation, and a portion of the retreat will be in silence in order for us to really listen and experience this.

The weekend will involve lots of space to connect with nature through mindful walks, meditation and an evening around the fire, along with some individual 'wild' time out in the woods to explore and simply be. Hazel Hill is a beautiful 70 acre conservation woodland with large Scots Pines, old Beech and Oaks and magical Hazel trees. It is often also home to deer, owls and, if we’re lucky in March, a blanket of spring bluebells!

There will be a series of yoga sessions on offer during the retreat to take us through a cycle of healing and relaxation. These will include a restorative and balancing class on the first afternoon for easing out the body and releasing held tensions. In the evening we will be treated to a deep relaxation - yoga nidra - to aid a peaceful and potent dreamtime. The next morning, there is the option to wake with the sunrise for dawn meditation or to arise a little later and awaken with a flowing movement session for breathing new life and energy into the body. All sessions are suitable for both beginners and more experienced yogis. Please bring a blanket, a yoga mat if you have one and wear loose, comfortable clothing for the sessions.

As we relax into the moment with yoga, time in nature, and as we move without the usual demands of everyday life, we give space for our inherent creativity to surface. Allowing this expression to flow in whatever way it wants, we will play and explore with practices such as creating vision boards, mandala making, writing, dance, and craft. There will be guided sessions, as well as materials on offer for your own creative journeying.

Facilitating this special spring retreat, will be Alice 'Lila' Flynn and Louisa 'Lalita' Clark, two creative yogis with a love of nature. 

Alice 'Lila': Alice is a creativity facilitator, writer, yoga teacher and bodyworker based in Bournemouth, Dorset. Alice’s professional practice has grown from, and is rooted in, her ten years’ experience of working within arts education, theatre, movement, writing and facilitation. At the heart of her work are embodied movement and creative play for adults – accessible practices that nurture deeper presence, connection and self-expression. She runs creativity and yoga retreat days, workshops and private sessions and can be found at aliceflynn.org

Louisa 'Lalita': Louisa is an artist, workshop facilitator, yoga teacher and holistic therapist, based in Dorset. Working in community arts, arts education and natural healing for the past 15 years, she aims to help increase wellbeing and connection through creativity. Louisa is also passionate about the healing power of nature, inspiring studies in Herbalism & indigenous cultures. She is the co-creator of 'Wild Soul' and 'Wild Kids', retreats and events to support adults and children to re-connect with the Earth's wisdom; see details here facebook.com/wildsouluk

This is an overnight retreat, running from 11am on Saturday 19th, to 2pm on Sunday 20th March. We will have lots of time to be outdoors in the woods, with access to a wonderful traditional Roundhouse, as well as being indoors in the lovely Oakhouse Eco Building, staying warm by the wood burning stove. The Oakhouse will also provide our modest accommodation in the form of a dorm style space, or a private room (limited rooms - please apply when booking).

All meals will be lovingly prepared with simple yet nutritious vegetarian ingredients. Hot and soft drinks, along with delicious healthy snacks, will also be provided, but do also bring any of your own treats as wanted! Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking, and of any other allergies, injuries or conditions.

Please bring some old jeans or thick trousers and decent walking shoes as we will be walking through the undergrowth and it is advisable to wear long socks or high boots as there can be deer ticks found in the forest. Also bring layers in case it gets cold and a waterproof jacket.

The location 
This retreat will be held at Hazel Hill Conservation Woodland, 8 miles east of Salisbury, in Wiltshire. Full details of the address and directions will be sent upon booking.

Price & bookings
Cost of retreat: £80
Places are limited to 20 people, adults only
Concessions are available (please contact us)

To book, please email louisajclark [at] hotmail [dot] com. A Paypal invoice will be sent to you. Once paid, your place is confirmed and directions and further retreat information will be sent.

Contact us
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about this spring retreat, on:

Alice – alice [at] aliceflynn [dot] org / 07398 665212
Louisa - louisajclark [at] hotmail [dot] com / 07870 596608

Event details & updates can be seen here; facebook.com/events/1018039038234985/

3 Oct 2015

Creativity and Yoga Retreat Day, Saturday 31st October 2015

Hello beautiful ones,

I invite you to join me for a nurturing day of yoga and creative play on Saturday, 31st October 2015 at the Lightworkers Cottage, Brisbane.

Hatha yoga, breath work and creative play

During this restorative retreat day, we will nourish mind, body and spirit through revitalizing yoga postures, breath work, mantras and mudras. From this embodied space, we'll explore more playful practices, reconnecting to our inner-child and sense of wonder. From this potent spaciousness, we'll move deeper into our creative practices, tapping into our innate creative energy and power and a more expanded sense of self.

Chakra balancing, simple rituals and essential oils

This retreat day will focus specifically on the heart and sacral chakras, our energy centres of love and compassion, sensuality and flow. To support us in our journeying, throughout the day we will also work with simple rituals -
actions with intention - and soothing essentials oils for self-care.

Celebrating your radiance, sharing your fullness

If you'd like to invite more peace, pleasure and play to your days, come join us for embodied practices and take-home tools to support you on your path and empower you as you bring forth your full radiance.

Love, peace and play x

What past participants have gained from the retreat day:

Joy! And a sense of lightness.’ (Michelle, Sunshine Coast)

Joy, fun, play … time to connect to ME again’ 
(Heather, Sunshine Coast)

[I gained] serenity, peace, peace of mind, ideas, the ability to process some problems I’d been having. Some inspiration for my creative ideas and processes.’ (B.R., Brisbane)

Event details
When:  Saturday 31/10/15, 10am-4.30pm

Where: Lightworkers Cottage, 860 Brunswick Street, New Farm, QLD 4005

Investment: $100 (including a healthful, tasty morning tea)

Event bookings & info: Alice Flynn, 0418 962211

What to bring: a packed lunch, water bottle, journal, pen, blanket and yoga mat. Yoga mats also available to borrow on the day.

21 May 2015

Creativity and Yoga Retreat Day (or, What Happens When We Make Space for Ourselves)

Hello friends,

Life is often busy. Our minds are often busy. Our emotions can be like the ever-changing waves of the sea. Somewhere in the midst of the busyness and shifting inner tides, we can seem to lose ourselves and our sense of peace.

But that peace is always there. It is ever-present, a vast space within us, bigger than any busy schedule or emotion ocean horizon. We just need to make time to connect to it.

We can access that sweet stillness and sense of true self or Source or love (for it has many names) in many ways:

We can move the body, breathe the body open as we stretch it through movement. This soothes our nervous system, balances our energy and also quiets the mind. When we create inner space, we can then receive all that we need.

From this space of receptivity we can allow ourselves to unfurl further and explore. Through playful activities, we remind our hearts and minds it is safe to be spontaneous, to let go of control and to deeply connect to ourselves, to others and the world around us. Through play we expand our awareness, become curious and child-like as we re-see life with truly open eyes. We no longer chase a sense of peace; we are opening to it, allowing it to flow up and out from within us, as we laugh and delight in the moment.

From this space of expansion we are ready to listen. When we engage in creative practices, we can better hear the wise, quiet voice deep within. We can then allow out that which has been calling for expression. By simply engaging in nurturing, creative practices, we tell ourselves: 'I hear you. I love you.' We open, we receive, we expand, we listen, we express and we allow. And so we return to the peaceful, playful path that leads us home, home to our true nature, to peace, to love.

On Saturday 27th June, I'll be sharing a specially created Creativity and Yoga Retreat Day at the Lightworkers Cottage, Brisbane. And you, my friend, are invited.

Come journey together with me as we connect to the sweet inner expansion that comes when we make time for ourselves.

(Image: Karolin Schnoor)

7 Apr 2015

Let your Creativity Blossom

Sunshine Lotus. Photo: maf04 via Flickr

Unlocking you Creative Power: Yoga and Creativity Workshops at Shri Yoga

Every person is born with an inner creative essence. Through engaging and expressing our creativity we empower ourselves with greater self-expression and invite expansiveness into our lives. I am so excited to be offering these two workshops designed to give you the space, practices and tools to deepen your connection to your creative energy and the joy that flows with it!

In each session I have brought together my favourite practices and tools from yoga asana, chakra work, creative play, essential oils and simple, practical rituals. If you'd like to invite more deliciousness into your days, please click here to find out more and sign up for the workshops at Shri Yoga, Brisbane.

Event Information 

WHEN Saturday 2 May, 10:30-1:00pm & 2:30-5:00pm
COST $45 per session or $80 Full Day

10:30am – 1pm – Awakening Creativity

Chakras, asana, moving meditation, creative play. We’ll explore how our yoga practice & movement can be used as a doorway, connecting us more deeply to our creativity and true essence. We’ll work on embodied expansion to allow our creative flow out!  

 2:30 – 5pm – Expressing your Creative Essence

Mantras, mudras, little rituals, essential oils and creative exploration. Using yogic techniques & short, transformative rituals we’ll connect to our intuitive self and practise creative expression as bhakti, as an offering. We’ll focus on ways to invite openness, playfulness & pleasure into each day.