Pizza Making Workshop & Party

Pizza Making Workshop & Party

On December 9th we hosted a custom designed Pizza-making workshop for local accountants Essendon which also doubled as their Christmas party. Our former baker son Josh led the pizza making and all the eleven guests got right spirit of it and made some great pizzas which they enjoyed along with games and marshmallow roasting over the fire pit. We loved hosting the team and would be keen to run similar evenings for other local organisations. 

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Full Moon Yoga in the yurt

Full Moon Yoga in the yurt

Also on the 4th November Carly came for her first Full Moon yoga session in the yurt - she had 6 clients for this inaugural and as we got the fire going in the yurt to warm the space up the dramatic full supermoon made its first appearance through the clouds. It came and went during the evening and we were delighted that Carly will now be a regular visitor to Sipala for both Full and New Moon yoga sessions. 

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MK Community Foundation Away Day

MK Community Foundation Away Day

Held at Sipala on Monday 10th October

We recently welcomed the staff and trustees of the Milton Keynes Community Foundation to an away day at Sipala. Between 15 and 20 members of their team attended during the day as they tackled important issues around their strategic vision.

Sue facilitated the day and led the group through a number of exercises, keeping them on track and on time.

Comments included:

"You have a lovely house and the food was incredible, definitely not an empty stomach throughout the day. You were an amazing host and your assistance on the day was invaluable."

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Restless Development Global Offsite

Restless Development Global Offsite

Held at Sipala on Weds 17th - Friday 19th August 2016

We were thrilled to be able to welcome back the senior management team of the global youth led charity Restless Development for their fourth year's offsite.

Again the weather was terrific and the team was able to get the benefit of all the outdoor spaces at Sipala, use the yurt for a variety of sessions and enjoy meals on the patio.

There were a number of new faces this year as the charity launched its new 5 year strategy, driven by the vision of young people. Read about it here: http://restlessdevelopment.org/what-we-do.

We look forward to welcoming back Nik and his team next year.

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Coaching Mastery Integration

Coaching Mastery Integration

Held on June 23rd & 24th

The seven delegates spent two days at Sipala under the guidance and assessment of the Fields of Learning team, headed by Catherine Doherty and Jill Savage and supported by James & Sue. The delegates demonstrated all the skills and techniques that had been developed and honed over the previous five months. 

We were delighted that all seven passed the integration process and are now fully qualified coaches, with the accreditation provided by the Association of Coaching.

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Leadership with Integrity Module 5

Leadership with Integrity Module 5

Held on May 24th / 25th 2016

The final learning module of the six month NLP Leadership course took place at Sipala with the group building on the next leg of their journey. The course is being run by Catherine Doherty of Fields of Learning and supported by Sue. The final module will be two days integration to demonstrate competence and achieve certification.

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Worldvision Brainstorming Day

Worldvision Brainstorming Day

We were delighted to host the Face to Face team from Worldvision to Sipala on May 17th. The team used the Main Space for most of their sessions and enjoyed the pleasant weather and a homemade lunch.

The team and others from Worldvision will be very welcome to Sipala again!

Here's some of their comments:

  • "Great facilities, friendly and creative space that allowed us to look objectively at our challenges - we will be back!"
  • "Wonderful venue - enabled us to cover strategic thinking in a relaxed, welcoming environment. Fabulous food.!"
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Breadmaking Away Day

Breadmaking Away Day

Sue & Josh hosted a local wealth management firm for a fun away day at Sipala. Twelve members of staff came for the day, starting at lunchtime and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the science of breadmaking followed by putting the learning into action by making flatbread dough, then baking a traditional white loaf. While one half of the group baked with Josh, the others spent time with Sue, doing a team building exercise and enjoying some games, notably the Nail Game and Linkee. Everyone took home a loaf at the end of the day.

Here is some feedback from the delegates:  

  • "Fun, informative and floury"
  • "Really good day, interesting and fun"
  • "Fun and friendly"
  • "Friendly, fun, good games"
  • "Plenty of laughs"
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