The Spring Retreat invites you to combine the joys of yoga and chocolate. Experience two styles of yoga (Vinyasa and Yin), a meditation practice and a unique chocolate tasting and making experience, exploring the art and science of chocolate.
9am - 1pm, Sunday, 2nd April 2023, Biddenden, Kent
The event takes place at Bloomsburys Biddenden, in their peaceful studio with double doors to a large terrace allowing you to feel connected to nature throughout the day.
This event is now fully booked. You can add your name to the waiting list using the button below.
What to expect at the Spring Retreat
The retreat will start with refreshments and introductions
We will begin with an energising vinyasa yoga practice with Hannah from Move Into Yoga. The practice will gently stretch and strengthen the body, while awakening the mind, ready for the day.
The practice is suitable for all abilities.
The Chocolate Experience
The experience will begin with a brief history of chocolate, giving you an understanding of the origin and evolution of this beloved treat.
Next, you will be treated to a tasting of various chocolate varieties, including white, milk and dark chocolate, ruby chocolate and more. Molly, Founder and Chocolatier at Atelier, will guide you through the tasting, highlighting the different flavours, textures, and aromas of each type of chocolate and encouraging guests to get involved with their feedback in a fun, relaxed and informal setting.
After the tasting, you will observe a demonstration on how to temper chocolate, a crucial step in creating smooth chocolates with a beautiful shine. Molly, will show you how to melt and cool the chocolate, ensuring that it sets properly and has the desirable texture and ‘snap’ associated with great quality chocolate making.
Make your own
As the highlight of the experience, you will then have the opportunity to make your own chocolate bars and chocolate lollipops, choosing from a selection of delicious toppings. You will get hands-on experience in moulding and decorating your creations, creating unique and personal treats to take home.
To top off the experience, guests will get to try some of Atelier’s bon bons, made with premium ingredients and made using the tempering techniques demonstrated in the workshop. This indulgent finale will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the art and science of chocolate making.
Yin and Meditation
We will finish the day with Yin Yoga stretches and a peaceful meditation practice to soothe and recharge the mind.
We will conclude the retreat at approximately 1pm which will allow you time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Bloomsburys Biddenden with optional extras, including lunch and spa treatments available.
The event is £65 per person.