Retreats Archive

Just a taste, to show you the kinds of retreats and workshops we have hosted over the past few years.

Moor Retreats – Luxury Road Cycling Escapes: September 2017/h4>

Every now and then we all need a break from the norm to help re-energise, reset and re-motivate. Riding new roads, in new surroundings, and meeting new people is a great way to give your performance a nudge in the right direction. Moor Retreats offer the complete cycling package – stunning riding, beautiful accommodation and delicious food. Come to Devon and be absorbed in a cycling bubble of relaxation, fun and luxury.

Esalen® Massage – A taste of Esalen®: June 16th – 19th 2017/h4>

Ellen and Leonie invite you to join us at The Old Rectory, for an intensive long weekend, with delicious and nutritious cuisine, and a series of Esalen® Massage, Mindfulness and Moving Meditation practices. Esalen® Massage & Bodywork is the international benchmark for conscious, caring and skilled touch.

Our signature ‘long stroke’ is both an art form and a scientifically validated healing art. Included in our time together will be introductions to Mindfulness Practices developed at Esalen® Institute, Big Sur, CA, USA, over the last fifty years.

Mindfulness practices include: Esalen® Massage & Bodywork, Touching Essence®, Aquatic Bodywork, Sensory Awareness Meditation, Gestalt Practice, Personal Inquiry Exercises, Holotropic™ Breathwork Meditation, The 5Rhythms™, SpiritDance/SoulSong®, Continuum Movement, and Releasing Trauma.

Core Connection : 31st Mar – 2nd April 2017

Feeling stronger and more connected to your core is life altering

On a physical level strengthening your core improves your posture; your body begins to move in a more optimised way, meaning healthier joints, a better metabolism, and healthier digestive and reproductive organs.

On a deeper level keeping your Core fire (Agni) burning brightly is your route to living with more vitality and willpower. This fire gently warms and keeps the light of your heart burning brightly.

Your core conversation is between you and yourself, helping to strengthen your mind and beliefs. Your Core message is what you are expressing out into the world: the things that shake you to the core. Sometimes these conversations and messages get dull as we lose ourselves in life’s challenges. With a true understanding of ‘Core Integration’ in all that you do, you’ll start to move, live, feel, love and speak differently.

Want to feel stronger? Strengthen your core, feel more centred and improve your willpower.

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training>

Retreat-based Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training

Core Strength and Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with two special instructors

200hr ROCKSTAR TEACHER TRAINING
3 Modules of 5 days
Each module will be 60 hours (plus 20 non-contact hours)

Trainings begin and end at 1pm with lunch on the first and last days. Accommodation with breakfast can be arranged for the night before the training for an additional cost of £45

Detox & Reboot Retreat : January 13th – 16th 2017

Detox & Reboot: give your mind and body a healthy boost.

This retreat is an opportunity to

  • Recover from the excesses of the holiday season
  • Cleanse, nourish & rejuvenate your body
  • Learn about how to live more healthily
  • And to discover the secret of how to create clear & valuable New Year’s resolutions that you can actually keep

Detox Reboot Retreat with JEM FRIAR
N.C., I.I.S.T., I.S.T.Y.M., I.T.E.C., S.P.
Jem organises detox retreats in the UK and around the world and is also well known for his unique Personal Detox coaching programs. He is a qualified Naturopathic Consultant and a very experienced fasting and detox facilitator. He has been facilitating detox retreats since 2000, safely guiding literally thousands of people through the detox process.

Core Connection : 18th – 21st November 2016

Our winning combination of incredible Core Strength Vinyasa classes, specially designed workouts, menus, nutrition and well-being workshops will strengthen your connection to yourself and your core power.

On a physical level strengthening your core improves your posture; your body begins to move in a more optimised way, meaning healthier joints, a better metabolism, and healthier digestive and reproductive organs.

On a deeper level keeping your Core fire (Agni) burning brightly is your route to living with more vitality and willpower. This fire gently warms and keeps the light of your heart burning brightly.

Your core conversation is between you and yourself, helping to strengthen your mind and beliefs. Your Core message is what you are expressing out into the world: the things that shake you to the core. Sometimes these conversations and messages get dull as we lose ourselves in life’s challenges. With a true understanding of ‘Core Integration’ in all that you do, you’ll start to move, live, feel, love and speak differently.

Winds of Change : 7th – 10th October 2016

A nurturing, inspiring, Autumn retreat sowing the seeds for positive change.

According to Ayurveda, the winds of change blow in October. Do we allow those changes to throw us off-balance or do we embrace, energise
and ready ourselves for the winter ahead?

In this fabulous 4 day retreat
we’ll strike the balance between doing and being.

Alkaline & Energise : 6th – 9th May 2016

Sometimes life’s challenges can leave us feeling tired and out of whack. May is the perfect time to put the spring back in your step! In this inspiring retreat you’ll be expertly guided through yoga and pranayama workshops designed to uplift and empower you, gently stimulate detoxification processes and leave you feeling energised and AMAZING!

We draw on ancient and modern-day wisdom to bring  you the very best experience possible.

In this retreat we’ll explore Ayurvedic principles infused with our knowledge of the benefits of creating a more alkaline system for optimal health and wellness.

Find your Groove : April 22nd to 25th 2016

Find your groove, harmonise and experience a deeper connection to yourself and your life, in this fun, educational & inspiring retreat.  You’ll experience a variety of yoga and movement styles  from Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga  and HIIT workouts to gentle movement, creative flow and restorative yoga.  Give your metabolism and spirit a lift with our morning class and feel fully restored and liberated from our gentle evening sessions.

Sleep Retreat  :  March 11th – 14th 2016

We are in the midst of a sleeplessness epidemic with an estimated 60% of people not getting enough sound sleep. Sleep is the most important yet most underrated health habit there is. This is why we are incredibly excited to offer this unique sleep retreat to ease you back into a healthy pattern of rest and slumber. From classes and meals to treatments and private consultations we’ll do our very best to help you to harmonise with your pillow again.

Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat  :  October 9th to 12th 2015

Immerse yourself in a long weekend of fabulous food and balancing yoga.   Under the expert guidance of Anya Hawkes you can expect to feel nourished, nurtured and renewed in one of England’s most peaceful locations

Restoring confidence :  June 1st – 4th & 5th – 7th 2015

This restorative 6 day retreat was created solely for women to restore natural flow and energy. Ellen & Leonie will guide you through meditation, yoga, dance, extra healthy meals and creative art experiences that help energise and restore confidence, inspire creativity and facilitate change.

Jiva Healing Juice Fasting and Detoxification Retreat : 13th – 20th April 2015

Most people subject their bodies to harmful lifestyles and diets that inhibit the body’s ability to cleanse and heal. Eating a poor diet of processed foods clogs up the digestive system with waste materials and prevents our bodies from absorbing vital nutrients, which can lead to health problems over time. Fasting allows an incredibly effective cleansing process to take place in the body that reaches down to each and every cell and tissue. All your organs receive a well-deserved rest and a much-needed clear out. After 24 hours of not eating, the energy used for digestion is redirected towards clearing out waste matter, dead and damaged cells, blood gas, microbes, parasites and other toxins from your system. Without the chemical interference of stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, sugar and alcohol, your body is able to find a better natural balance.

Art & Yoga & Meditation Weekend Workshop : March  27th – 29th 2015

This fun weekend workshop will offer you the chance to learn and have fun working with art &  mixed media.

The weekend will include delicious healthy organic meals, luxurious accommodation, daily yoga and meditation, helping you to loosen up, balance your body and tap into your creative spirit.

Weekend Yoga Retreat : 6th – 8th February 2015

A nourishing February weekend yoga retreat. 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.

In the stunning venue of The Old Rectory, this weekend offers revitalising morning vinyasa yoga classes, relaxing evening practices, healthy macrobiotic food and plenty of time to enjoy the fresh air and lovely countryside, leaving you feeling fully balanced, restored and refreshed.

Personal Retreat, Yoga , Meditation & Esalen Massage

A Private retreat in the charming surroundings of The Old Rectory Chulmleigh, Devon.

This personal retreat is the perfect opportunity to take stock and rejuvenate yourself mentally and  physically away from the temptations of everyday life.

Throughout the weekend, we will be serving calming low fat, low sugar food and juices enabling your body to calm  and  help alkaline your digestive system.

A menu of  beauty treatments, personal training sessions, Eselen Massage and yoga classes.

‘The Winds of Change’ Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat : October 9th – 12th 2014

A beautiful,  inspiration, autumnal retreat sowing the seeds for positive change.

According to Ayurveda, the winds of change blow in October.  Do we allow those changes to throw us off-balance or do we embrace, energise and ready ourselves for the winter ahead?  In this fabulous 4 day retreat we’ll strike the balance between doing and being.

Yoga & Ayurvedic Retreat : May 16th – 23rd May 2014

Immerse yourself in a blissful long weekend of fabulous food, balancing yoga. Under expert guidance you can expect to feel nourished, nurtured and renewed in one of England’s most spectacular locations.  Your journey to a healthier more vibrant ‘you’ will begin with an e-based consultation.

Gentle  Yoga & Meditation & Cleanse  :  April 24th – 27th  2014

Rest – sleep & gently detox. Our Spring Retreat is designed to help you gain more vitality and inspiration. Over the long weekend you will be given the ideal opportunity to rejuvenate yourself physically and learn energizing practices that you can take home and continue to use to maximise your health and awareness.

Art & Yoga & Meditation Weekend Workshop :  March  14th – 16th 2014

This fun weekend workshop offers you the chance to learn new skills making jewellery with beads. You will be creating one off pieces to enjoy for yourself or give as a gift. Your facilitators are the founders of Disco Beads.

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