Float by Boat meditative canal breaks

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    Meet Float by Boat, a narrowboat retreat, where sunrise meditation, wholesome home-cooked veggie/vegan food and symphonies of birdsong all harmonise into a deeply soothing and peaceful experience. Time onboard travels slowly, cruising at a top speed of 3m.p.h, with plenty of opportunity to appreciate nature, curl up with a book or do something creative, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

    Spirited Away, our charming 69ft craft, sleeps 6 people and the
    crew, across 3 cosy cabins, with 2 toilet and shower rooms.

    Join a retreat: There’s a program of weekend breaks from March to October to choose from. These are gentle and
    spacious; days are shaped by optional meditation sessions morning and night, canal cruising and free time.

    Create your own trip: Groups of 3 or more can charter the boat for a day trip or meal afloat, a weekend retreat or waterways holiday. Tor & Kev, the cheery crew, manage the boat and take care of all the chores, making it much easier than self-hire narrowboating. Keeping ‘Narrow boats, wide eyes, open minds…’ as your ethos, you can design the break to be whatever you want it to be.

    Embracing the canal’s traditional nomadic existence, Spirited
    Away pootles around some of the UK’s most stunning and peaceful countryside.Getting to the boat isn’t difficult though, we arrange local transport from your train, bus or car.

    Skipper Kev also leads guided meditation sessions onboard.“These are meditative canal breaks because we
    hold a space to slow down in, where you can break from the doing mode of living and just be for a while,” he says.“The
    atmosphere we bring is light and jolly, open to anyone of any level of experience or spiritual background.”

    Wellies on, join Kev on deck to muck in with boaty tasks,
    opening locks and steering, but only if you want to, everything is optional.

    “A lot of thought goes into the food on Float by Boat breaks,”
    says host and cook Tor (Victoria). “I love preparing everything from raw ingredients, which I try to source as locally as possible.Freshly baked bread and cakes each day are a
    bit of a treat.”

    Personally speaking, Float by Boat is a step away from the rat race, trying to live simply and closer to our environmental, spiritual and ethical values.  It’s great to share this and embark on a project where giving is a fundamental aspect of every day life.

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    Stratford upon Avon, Warwick, Oxford and the rural waterways inbetween