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10am-4pm @ Regent studios


Sunday 8th December

10am-4pm @ Regents Studios,

Unit 32 (3rd Floor), 8 Andrews Road, E8 4QN

Healthy Mays

Sound Awakening

David Bez (Plant Hub)


Slow Flow Yoga

Cacao Sound Ceremony

Warming 3 course Plant Based Lunch

Kombucha + Ferments 

Winter Gut Nutrition Health Talk


Join Louise and Mays for this magical winter warming day retreat to help soothe and nourish the soul. This will be an opportunity to connect to the stillness within and create space for renewal in preparation for the winter’s hibernation.

On arrival guests can enjoy warming herbal teas before joining Mays for an hours slow flow yoga session suitable for all levels.

Louise will then facilitate a heart opening Cacao Sound Ceremony with the expansive and harmonising vibrations of gong, alchemy crystal bowls and other soothing sounds. This ceremony will give you the chance to just switch off and receive as you enter into dream-like states and experience deepest relaxation.

To ground us fully back into our bodies, David from Plant Hub, (Hackney’s favourite plant based restaurant and culinary academy) will serve up a 3 course warming, gut health themed, plant based gluten free lunch:

Kombucha mocktails

Chickpea tacos with kimchi Kraut

Budda bowls with roasted roots (parsnips, beets),  cauliflower rice, oat cheese, kimchi kraut, black peas, mushrooms, fermented tomatoes, hummus, fermented miso dressing

Christmas brownies with cinnamon, star anise and cardamom, served with chai lattes

And finally over dessert Mays will deliver a nutrition talk with a winter gut health theme and top tips for keeping your gut healthy over the Christmas period.


Winter Warmer Schedule

10am guest arrival, herbal teas

10.30am-11.30am - slow flow yoga with Mays

11.30am-1.30pm - Cacao Sound Ceremony with Louise

1.30pm - Gut Health themed warming 3 course Lunch 

3pm -  Nutrition talk across dessert with Mays

4pm depart

The retreat has been designed with so much thought and love by Mays Al-Ali & Louise Shiels who will both be on hand all day to look after your every need.


Early bird offer if you book before 31st October: £65 + booking fee

From 1st November: £75 + booking fee


To book via link on biletto:

And contact or with any questions.

In case of cancellation, 50% is non-refundable. 
No refunds are possible after 8 November 2019, unless a replacement is found


Cacao is a beautiful, gentle, heart healing medicine that can help bring clarity where we are feeling unclear, focus where we are feeling scattered and clearing where we are stagnated and stuck. This medicine helps us access realms that are often unavailable to us when we are too caught up in the head and enables connection with the subconscious realms where deep seated healing can take place. 
With Cacao we drop down from the head into the heart where we can navigate with feeling instead of thought. Cacao helps disperse any blockages around the heart and coupled with the vibrations from the healing sounds we experience healing at a cellular level to rebalance the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.

This intimate ceremony will give us the space and time to tune into the stillness within to connect to our deepest intuition, release any blockages that may be present, bring clarity to any areas that need our attention and help us enjoy a deep sense of peace and well-being.

Things you may experience….


- A heart opening

- Deep relaxation

- A connection to your inner voice

- An emotional release

- A sense of peace and well-being

- A heightening of your senses

- Gentle visions and guidance

- Clarity and stillness


What will happen during the ceremony?

We will begin by silently setting our intentions for the ceremony - being clear about your intention will help cacao to work her magic with you. We will mindfully drink the Cacao experiencing it’s warmth and presence in the body and you will then lie down to be bathed in relaxing, therapeutic vibrations from the sounds as these medicines do their healing work. There is nothing for you to do as you take an inner voyage with the plants as your guide.

After the ceremony we will enjoy some time to process and integrate over our delicious nutritious gut health themed plantbased lunch and write down any insights or wisdom that you've gained, whilst basking in the cacao glow : )) 



  • Cacao contains theobromine which stimulates the system much in the same way as caffeine can. If you have a strong sensitivity to caffeine then please consult with us and we will discuss if you can still participate and have a very low dosage.

  • Cacao can react with anti depressants causing headaches so please let me know if you are on any medication & consult with your doctor before booking 

  • Cacao works best on an empty stomach, so please arrive hungry :)

  • Gong is not recommended for the following:
    Women in the first trimester of pregnancy
    Those experiencing extreme mental health problems
    Those with a pacemaker


It is our intention to guide you through sound and cacao as a tool for self healing and we encourage you to seek professional advice should any content unearth past traumas. With all our gratitude, love and respect.

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