I received this fabulous newsletter from Eva Clay.com and needed to share it with all of you this Valentine’s Night – Love yourself and watch the magic unfold… View the full email here, but here is our favourite bit…
However you feel about Valentine’s Day, whether single or paired, consider yourself a bad-ass rock star and love yourself UP! – Buy yourself flowers, or a romantic gift. – Treat yourself to special date – Savour every moment of your alone time and freedom! – Self-pleasure – Take a bubble bath – Cook your favourite meal
Basically – love YOURSELF the way you wish to be loved. Then watch magic unfold in your life.
So we were thinking, how do people feel when they visit our website, does it give them a sense of what the retreats we offer and the care and love that we put into organising and running them?
There is a tricky balance, you need the information, you need the pictures and you need that… charisma – can a website have charisma, spirit… yes I think it can… and does ours?? Well maybe that is what it is lacking! SO over the coming weeks we will be trying to add that charisma, that sense of spirit that will help engage our audience and so help them to understand the spirit we use when creating our retreats and workshops…
Winter has so definitely arrived now, I’m looking out of my window at grey drizzle and my toes are cold. It doesn’t feel good does it? It doesn’t make me feel like pulling my wellies on and getting wet for a second time today, which would be my preferred method of taking a brain break in the middle of the day… so what to do?
Well I feel I am in luck, I have a very lovely friend to whom I can tell all these worries (other than you of course!)… there is definitely something to be said for animals and their natural ability to inspire playfulness & calm the mind for a moment, without words…
A free therapy session, eye contact, a soft touch, smelly breath !!
Keeping it real… Animals we salute you!
And if you need more help getting through winter why not join us for a nourishing weekend yoga retreat this February. This blissful weekend is the perfect Winter getaway, letting you relax after the busy festive season, nurture your body and soul and switch off completely.
Dogs just want to get you out of the house though, I’m getting pressure on me right now to get out and give him a walk …I really don’t want to go, but I have too… and once I’ve done it I’ll feel great… another free therapy session, off we go!!!
Putting the plan together for next year’s workshops and retreats is the best part of my job. Talking to the teachers, arranging the best dates, thinking about how best to use the beautiful space at The Old Rectory, Chulmleigh and then publishing our dates for the world to see…
Then there is the anticipation, the early bird bookers, the old names and faces who visit every year, the new comers as yet unsure, to answer their questions and give them directions… then there are the last minuters, the “do you still have space for me..”. so wonderful that we are all so different… and yet all so ready to work, live and grow together.
And that is from one of our inspiring teachers that run the workshops and courses at The Olf Rectory, Chulmleigh.
We are going through adding Testimonials from teachers and participants to our website, so that you know what other people think who have visited… it should give you a better feel for what to expect and letting others have their say will probably paint much better pictures for you than we could!
Here is what a couple of our teachers have said…
“The Old Rectory is one of my top retreat venues ever! It’s so beautiful and welcoming that everyone feels instantly as ease. With amazing hosts, retreats days flow seamlessly from delicious mealtimes to workshops to wandering in the gorgeous gardens. Couldn’t be more perfect.” Anya Hawkes
“Being of Scottish descent, I experience a deep sense of ‘home’ when I’m in England, and this is especially so when I am in Chumleigh. The Old Rectory is a lovely old home and retreat center, in a stunning setting. The salt water pool, and endless rolling green meadows beckon me outdoors, while the kitchen and dining room lure me to savor delicious, nutritious food, and then to the studio to Dance, Touch, Heal, Sing, Play and Pray.” Ellen Watson