Winds of Change Retreat

YOGA & ENERGY RETREAT with Anya Hawkes


September 22nd to 25th 2017

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

According to Ayurveda, the winds of change blow in September. 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.  We’ll explore the wonderful world of energy to create more ease, more abundance and more fun!

Type: 3 night ‘Winds of Change’ Retreat
Cost: £390 shared luxury room | £590 single luxury room

Group Share see ‘Price’ tab



In the mornings you will be expertly guided through Transformational Core Strength Yoga workshops designed specifically to energise, create heat and set the intention for positive change. Our afternoon sessions will mellow into Blissful Yin Yoga, Pranayama & Relaxation where we practice the art of being and creating space for ourselves.

In between there will be an energy healing workshop for those that wish to join and divine treatments to treat yourself with.

You’ll enjoy delicious healthy food with a gentle Ayurvedic influence that will help nurture and rebalance your system.


The retreat begins at 4pm on Friday and we conclude on Monday at 1.30pm after a special departure day brunch

7.45am Group Meditation – the attitude of gratitude
8.15am A beautiful breakfast, followed by a walk to optimise digestion!
10.00am Transformational Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga Workshop
12.30pm A nourishing, delicious lunch
1.30 – 4.30pm Nurturing treatments & Massages available. Relax, Rest, Rejuvenate in the stunning surroundings.
4.30pm Energy Workshop – tips and tricks to living a more energised, abundant life.
5.15pm Blissful Yin Yoga & Pranayama Workshop
7.00pm Pre-dinner gathering, digestive drink and discussion
7.30pm Nature’s Bounty Banquet – a delicious dinner with loads of flavour and flare!


Use of all facilities inc swimming pool, sauna, tennis courts, snooker room, gym.

A Special Place to Stay
Accommodation in your choice of our beautiful ensuite rooms

Fabulous Workshops
All workshops, classes and wellness sessions

Nourish & Hydrate
All of your meals, snacks and drinks are provided for the duration of the retreat

Single en suite luxurious room £590
Shared Room Occupancy £390 (2 people sharing)
Shared Room Occupancy £350 (3 people sharing)
Shared Room Occupancy – Beautiful 2 floor annex studio £330 4 or 5 people sharing

*Special treatments  are available to book at an extra cost.  See treatments for more details.



The Old Rectory offers the perfect balance between luxury and homely rustic charm, complete with it’s own spring, salt water swimming pool, sauna and a love for everything organic it really is the perfect place to retreat to. Subject to availability you may book the luxury ensuite room of your choice.
Please also see The Old Rectory website for more details

The Principal Room  – a gorgeous room with a four poster bed, beautiful views and a large pewter bath that once belonged to the Kennedy’s
The Parisian – a stylish room that can be a twin or king sized bed and bathroom with shower and bath
The Garden Room – with a queen sized brass bed,  garden views and a roll-top bath
The Peacock Room – a pretty double room with lovely views and beautiful ensuite

The White Room – a peaceful room with gorgeous views and bath which can be offered as a twin room or superking sized bed
The Cherry Room – a  stylish ensuite room that can be offered as a queen sized bed or twin room
The Princess Room – a spacious room with a huge bed fit for a princess

The Cobbled Room – a special room complete with cobbled floor and  large ensuite with roll-top bath
The Studio – a separate studio suitable for 4 or 5 people.  Bottom floor features twin beds, bathroom and kitchenette, top floor features a king sized bed, bathroom and a roof top bath.



We have created a very special menu for this retreat using the freshest ingredients possible whilst honouring the principles of Ayurvedic Nutrition.

A sample day at the Hands on Life table…

Herbal teas, infused waters from our very own spring, and fresh organic fruit available throughout the day.

Early morning: Warming Morning Zest Smoothie

Breakfast:  Ayurvedic Spiced Oats with Coconut Date Cream, Raw Honey & 5 Seed Topping,  Organic Duck Eggs, Chai Tea.

Lunch: Spiced Pumpkin  & Coconut Soup, Wilted Green Salad with pine nuts and goats cheese, Freshly Baked Spelt Bread.

Afternoon Tea: Baked Apples with cinnamon, cranberries and vegan vanilla custard

Dinner: Slow-Roasted Roots, Aromatic Basmati  Rice, Chickpea Curry, Lamb Curry, Wilted Organic Greens.

*Vegans, vegetarians and omnivores catered for at every meal


Teacher: Anya Hawkes
Host & Therapist: Leonie Nanassy
Chef: Carrie Allcott

Enquiries & Bookings

If you have any questions or would like to book, please email us on:

Telephone: 07974 385842

We look forward to hearing from you.


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