Midsomer Norton (Somerset) Summer Solstice Residential Doula Course, Sunday 19th to Friday 24th June 2022

We are so excited to welcome you to our Residential  Doula training course in this fabulous country estate. We have chosen somewhere with plenty of space and luxury accommodation set in mature gardens, so we can nurture you and you can practice self-care, as you learn.

What we provide: Accredited Doula Course, Luxury Shared accommodation, Cream tea on arrival, Sunday evening light supper, self-serve breakfasts, teas and coffees, fruit and cake, evening meals.

What you'll need: Pen, journal, paper and felt tips 9and /or anything you'd like to use to vision in your practice, which might simply be your imagination), your swimming costume (if you'd like to use hot tub), some veggie lunch food bits to share, such as hummus, bread, crackers, salad, cheese etc. (There is a local Sainsbury's to pop out to if needs be). People with special dietary needs: we cannot guarantee to be able to meet your needs, so please contact us directly. All food is vegetarian and mostly homemade. 

Our expectations: We will ask you to do a lateral flow test, provided by us, before you enter the building. We expect you to make sure you attend all the sessions and turn up downstairs in good time. We also expect you to share basic jobs around the house such as clearing dishes away together, loading and unloading dishwasher and just generally clearing up after yourself. We expect you to remain aware that you're sharing accommodation and bathrooms and that you use the opportunity to practice mindfulness around that, in terms of keeping the noise down, keeping the lights out in your room when someone's sleeping and so on. We also need to respect our neighbours by promising no outdoors noise after 9pm.

Itinerary:

* Sunday 19th - 4pm: Arrive and take an hour or two to 'land', unpack, meet one another, relax and either stretch your legs around the estate or have a cuppa. We will provide a cream tea on your arrival. Book your hot tub slot in our special 'Hot Tub diary'

6pm-9.30pm: We'll gather in the dining room to meet together and have our first session. There will be a light meal of soup, fresh bread and salad served, during a break in our session

9.30pm to 10.30pm: Hot tub sessions / rest time 

* Monday 20th - 8.30am to 9.30am: Hot Tub sessions / garden walk and stretch / lie-in / reading time

10amMeet in the dining room for breakfast

​11am: Session 2, in the living room 

1.30pm: Lunch

2.30pm: Session 3, in the living room 

6.30pm: End session

7pm to 8.30pm: Meet in the dining room for Dinner 

8.30-10pm: Gathering in the living room for 'all things Doula' chat and to begin to vision your ideal Doula practice on Summer Solstice eve 

9pm to 10.30pm: Hot tub sessions 

* Tuesday 21st - 8.30am to 9.30am: Solstice morning gathering in the garden (weather dependent)-a simple celebration of the sunlight, as a time of illumination, renewal and abundance. Planting our Doula seeds and giving thanks. Solstice means 'light, standing still' and we will honour the stillness within and without, while using this silent time to dream in our Doula practice.

9.30 to 11.30 am: Hot Tub sessions / help yourself to breakfast in the dining room / garden stretch (weather dependent) and greet the longest day of the year in whatever way most makes you happy! Read, rest, dream, bathe, doze, walk, do yoga...

​11.30am: Session 3, in the living room 

1.30pm: Lunch

2.30pm: Session 4, in the living room 

6.30pm: End session

7pm-8.30pm: Meet in the dining room (or garden, if possible) for Dinner 

9pm to 10pm: Solstice Birth movie night in the living room. Get cosy and inspired! 

* Wednesday 22nd - 8.30am to 9.30am: Hot Tub sessions / garden walk and stretch / lie-in / reading time

From 9.30am to 10.30amMeet in the dining room for a self-serve breakfast

11am: Session 5, in the living room 

1.30pm: Lunch

2.30pm: Session 6, in the living room 

6.30pm: End session

7pm to 8.30pm: Meet in the dining room for Dinner 

8.30-10pm: Special, surprise optional session 

9.30pm to 10.30pm: Hot tub sessions 

* Thursday 23rd - 8.30am to 9.30am: Hot Tub sessions / garden walk and stretch / lie-in / reading time

From 9.30am to 10.30amMeet in the dining room for a self-serve breakfast

11am: Session 7, in the living room 

1.30pm: Lunch

2.30pm: Session 8, in the living room 

6.30pm: End session

7pm to 8.30pm: Meet in the dining room for Dinner 

8.30-11pm: Gradution gathering and celebration, in the living room

* Friday 24th -8.30am to 9.30am: Meet in the dining room for a self-serve breakfast

10am: Closing and goodbyes.

Cost: £1000, including shared accommodation, self-serve breakfasts and dinners from 4pm on Sunday 19th to 10am Friday 24th of June 2022.

Please note, we ask for a despot of £350 on booking and remaining payment by May 1st and we cannot offer refunds, as we have made a full, non-refundable payment for the property. You are welcome to set up a standing order in advance with us, to end by mid-June too.

Book your limited place at: http://www.doulatraining.co.uk/doula-training-course-dates-venues

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Residential Doula course Somerset UK June 2022