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Welcome to Hands on Life

Retreats  &  Workshops  in  Locations of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with Experienced and Inspired Teachers. 

MOVEMENT. MIND MEDICINE. ART THERAPY.  MASSAGE.

ABOUT HANDS ON LIFE COMMUNITY
We create active, diverse, transformative retreats and classes hosted by experienced, professional, inspired teachers, and therapists.
Combining activities such as: YOGA, ART, SWIMMING, PILATES, DANCE, MASSAGE, MEDITATION, MIND MEDICINE,
MUSIC, COOKING, APOTHECARY AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS.  
 The locations are in areas of outstanding natural beauty, with stylish accommodation and good beds.
This years retreats will be held at The Old Rectory in Devon. Informal elegant, surrounded with artwork, great books and great beds.You will be served nutritious food, and gently encouraged to appreciate a slower place in nature giving you the opportunity to learn new skills that will help you take a break from the chatter of a busy life.

Facilities include:

Sleeps 24  Infrared Sauna • Catering Kitchen • Yoga Studio  Salt water swimming pool • Treatment room • Tennis Court • Croquet Lawn Fire Circle Hiking Routes

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Retreats  Classes  And  Workshops

 

Regular Yoga Classes Tuesdays and Friday; Location The Old Rectory

 Tuesday & Friday Yoga, Pilates and Relax with Amanda or Marika
Yoga and Pilates Class in Chulmleigh, Devon

Yoga & Pilates  classes focusing on strengthening your core, mobility, flexibility, and all round  strength and mental fitness.If you want to learn, or deepen your practice, both Amanda and Marika are highly skilled intuitive teachers with  10 years experience between them.

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 Herbal Medicine, Cacao Bliss &  Massage Workshop

7th March 2020 | Location: The Dunes, Mawgan Porth Cornwall.             10.00 am -5.30 pm

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Run by medical herbalist Sarah Murphy and Esalen massage & bodywork specialist Leonie Nanassy. This informative day long workshop will teach you to make potions and creams with everyday herbs from the garden and woods.You will learn to package your products, along with massage techniques so that you can apply your potions with some knowledge and skill. Delicious lunch, refreshments, and Cacao bliss session and more.

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Collage Art
Swim
Yoga

November  | Location: Cornwall (more details coming soon)

Miss Mittens. A fabulous intense two day collage workshop. With great food and yoga.A fun, intense  two day workshop where you will learn to make a collage or two, with great food, yoga, and chance to swim in both pool and the sea and experience the Cornish coast.

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Introduction to Inspiring Vegan cooking  Herbal Medicine and Yoga

Date 2020 coming soon | Location: Cornwall

Vegan food retreat in Devon Join us on a journey, exploring mindfulness, wild swimming and learning how to make the most delicious vegan snacks and treats. Complimented by Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. you will also have the chance  to experience a cacao bliss session. (more information coming soon)

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Wild & Free Yoga and Mindfulness Escape in Devon

1st – 4th  May 2020 | Location: The Old Rectory  Devon

Wild and free mindfulness and yoga retreat in Devon Reboot your metabolism with a weekend of yoga, salt water swimming, herbal Medicine talk, mindful eating, night-walking, and much more, in the wilds of Devon.

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9th -13th July 2020 | Chamonix NEW VENUE

Experience, Mindful eating, Core based yoga, wild walking and learn the benefits of cold water therapy in one of Europe’s most invigorating mountains ranges Experience, Mindful eating, Core based yoga, wild walking and learn the benefits of cold water therapy in one of Europe’s most invigorating mountains ranges.(MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON)

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Introduction to Wild Swimming with Yoga & Herbal Medicine.

5th – 8th November 2020 | Location: Cornwall

wild swimming in cornwall with hands on life transformational retreats Join us on a journey, exploring mindfulness, herbal medicine and wild swimming in  stunning locations around North Cornwall, complimented by clean eating, night walking and learning how to put mind over matter, out in the elements.(More details coming soon)

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Regular classes: Yoga Nidra followed by an uplifting Cacao Ritual

Date July & August 2020 | Location:  Turner and Thom  Stockbridge Hampshire


Experience one hour of Yoga Nidra, a profound form of yoga in which you will learn how to relax consciously and train your mind with the guidance of ‘Sankalpa”.  Sankalpa is a Sanskrit word, and is an important stage of Yoga Nidra that can be a powerful method of re shaping your personality and direction in life along the positive lines. This class will be followed by a cacao ritual where you will be encouraged to strengthen the affirmation of your “Sankalpa”

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