Category Archives: Healthy Lifestyle Retreats

Retreats at The Old Rectory, Chulmleigh, Devon

Here is what some of our lovely visitors have been saying about our retreat venue:

“What a stunning place, amazing energy – perfect yoga retreat, Thank You.” (Yoga with Anya)

“Great house, haven’t slept so much in a long time.” (personal retreat)

“Fantastic location with oodles of character, space and cheekiness ! LOVED the food, I feel so much lighter and healthier, the juices were amazing as were all the team, thank you so much.”( Ayurvedic Gentle Detox )

“Fabulous week – great house, fantastic setting, loved every minute”.  (Personal retreat)

“Where you tend a rose a thistle cannot grow” – Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Hands on Life organize discreet, luxury retreats and workshops, hidden away in the heart of the Devonshire countryside.   

Our mission is to help inspire awareness on all levels of physical and mental health.  Helping people achieve a higher level of energy, balance and calm.  Throughout the year Hands on life @ the old rectory will be offering a wide range of Healthy lifestyle Retreats and special workshops run by experienced and inspiring teachers.  Our program includes Yoga & Ayurvedic retreats with renowned teacher Anya Hawkes, and Esalan® Massage workshops by Ellen Watson ( founder of Moving Ventures )  This year we will also be running Art Therapy workshops hosted by Royal Academy Sculptress Emma Rodgers and Detox programs by the Times and Guardian acclaimed Jiva healing.  Check out our website for more details about these and other workshops we will be organizing through out the year.

Hands on Life @ The Old rectory is a luxurious, secluded and private country house, set in 5 acres of gardens on the edge of a small village surrounded by beautiful countryside, between the moors and the sea.  Facilities include a salt water swimming pool, in-frared sauna, tennis courts, gym, and yoga studio with dramatic views across to the craggy peaks of Dartmoor.  All rooms are elegantly decorated and peacefully quiet, allowing you to unwind, relax and rest.