Tips, advice, news, and behind the scenes at The Skate Retreat!
Are you finding it tough to commit to tricks? Or maybe you’re struggling to even bring yourself to try new tricks altogether? You might be stuck in a rut, or what’s otherwise known as a ‘comfort zone’. What exactly is a ‘Comfort Zone’? When we are inside the comfort zone, we avoid taking on new…Keep reading
Did you know that fearful thoughts actually attract more fear? Fear can feel MASSIVE, but it can be overcome, controlled and can even be used a power for success. As skaters, we know our hobby may seem scary to the average person and yet we still do it. Why? Because we have a perspective to…Keep reading
Ever received unwanted skate advice at the park or online? Here’s how you can respond!Keep reading
We are stoked to announce that we will be kicking off the Nike SB 20yr shenanigans this Friday evening with our very first Ollie workshop! We have partnered with Nike to provide a FREE 30 minute workshop at Hoxton Arches in London, as a pre curser to the private Nike SB x Girl Skate UK…Keep reading
Let’s talk HAND HOLDING 🤝 Sometimes much needed support, and sometimes (probably more often) totally psychological. Whether it’s a slight nudge of body position, a bit of extra speed up a ramp, a steadying lift or an ET finger touch to trick the mind, there’s no doubt that the gentle feel (sometimes solid grip!) of…Keep reading
How to make the best preserved pizza topping everrrr… Pickled wild garlic buds! This is my absolute favourite spring recipe, and one of the easiest too! Wild garlic flower buds pack a punch and one of the best ways to preserve their flavour for year round gobbling is by pickling. It takes just 10 mins…Keep reading
Bowl Skateboard Lessons by The Skate Retreat at Selfridges in London Ever wanted to learn how to skate a bowl? Join us Saturday April 2nd for a 2 hour coaching session in a one-of-a-kind bowl with a small group of skaters of a similar ability. We have two sessions available to suit most skill levels – choose from; Beginners …Keep reading
Carpeting the floor of ancient woodlands this month and next, follow your nose and the intoxicating oniony scent will lead you to your Wild Garlic patch! Wild Garlic was one of the first plants I learnt to identify as a teenager, and is still one of my favourites to forage today. I have been foraging,…Keep reading
Guest Experience; Years wasted avoiding skateboarding until I found a place in the woods that felt safe and inclusive
Girl Skate UK has just published an article with last years retreat guest, sex educator and youth worker, Heather Loweena. She speaks openly about her time with us, and how it took her decades to finally find somewhere that felt like she belonged in skateboarding. Read a snippet below and head over to the GSUK…Keep reading
We know first hand the benefits of skating and learning in nature, and is the reason we have chosen to create beautiful, calming locations for our skateboard lessons, workshops and residential retreats. We have found our guests progress faster with time to relax and focus amongst the trees, away from busy streets and loud noises. …Keep reading
Have you ever gone through a patch (maybe you’re in one right now if you’ve clicked on this article!) where you know that you are perfectly capable of landing a trick, but for whatever reason, you just can’t bring yourself to commit? Sometimes even the act of trying it can be a battle in itself.…Keep reading
Still haven’t bitten the bullet and got yourself a skateboard yet? 🤔 We know there are a lot of you here who have stumbled across us after seeing an article online, maybe you’ve had a friend visit a skateboard lesson, workshop or skate retreat, or perhaps you were a skater many moons ago and are…Keep reading
Struggling to find the perfect gift for your kindred spirit this Valentines? There’s nothing more fun than skateboarding with a loved one, and nothing that quite says ’I Love You’ like a face plant does. We’ve hand picked a couple of our favourite getaways that would be PERFECT for you and yours, take a look…Keep reading
What makes The Skate Retreat workshops so effective? There’s a few different things at play that make our sessions fun, challenging & super rewarding… Read on to learn more! SETTING Firstly it’s the setting. A quiet and private space can make guests feel more calm, relaxed and more capable of being able to try their…Keep reading
Persistence pays off. But learning is never linear. Unfortunately 😆 As we get older we take longer to learn new things, and it takes a greater reinforcement for those new things to ‘stick’. Small steps can often make for quicker progression than throwing yourself in to the deep end at the start of every session.…Keep reading
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