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Autumn is a time for slowing down; the perfect opportunity for restoring and strengthening your body and mind in a stunning English country retreat. The transformational yoga package includes extended daily yoga sessions, guided meditations, walks, and treatments. Set in idyllic English countryside, the holistic retreat will leave you inspired and re-energized for many months to come.
Holycombe will be the perfect setting for this retreat. A natural stream rises from a holy well in the nearby wood, passes though the grounds and down a waterfall. The sound of running water adds to the sense of peace and tranquility. A coppice provides shady outdoor space; there's a campfire area and a large stone circle on the castle site.
Across a meadow is the ancient Whichford Wood with many rare species of trees and plants, an abundance of wood anemones, primroses, and bluebells in spring; chestnuts, blackberries, and sloes in autumn. Wildlife abounds: everything from Muntjack to polecats and kingfishers.
There are five bedrooms all together. Upstairs there is a double-bedded room with kitchenette, two twins beds, and bathroom with bath or shower. Downstairs there is a double-bedded room, one twin-bedded room, and another bathroom with bath or shower. There is a cozy sitting room with log fire and an attractive tiled kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and under-counter oven and electric hob, and all necessary utensils.
The kitchen french windows open out on the south facing patio, and beautiful view. Although the house sleeps 10, it is most comfortable with six to eight guests as the kitchen and sitting room are not huge. Guests are asked to bring there own top and bottom sheets, pillow cases, and towels unless they are travelling from abroad, and then Holycombe will supply them for a small extra charge. The house is centrally heated and there is abundant hot water.
Over the weekend, you will consider what well-being really is. Rejuvenate, regenerate, and cleanse your body and mind on a holistic retreat! You will be given vital, new information on nutrition, mineral supplements, and superfoods. You will learn breathing technique which alkalizes the body, supports and stimulates the liver, and balances your emotions.
Rina is a well-being advocate, coach, yoga teacher, and healthy-living enthusiast. Rina went to India to deepen her understanding of Ayurvedic medicine, yogic conscious living, and the age-old laws of the mystics. Rina initiated into the ancient art of yoga at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala. She currently hosts detox or cleansing weekends and worldwide retreats, private vibrant lifestyle coaching, holistic rehabilitation programs, and private detox sessions. She is passionate about a balanced and holistic health.
The retreat will take place in Holycombe, a beautiful residential holistic retreat center, set in a verdant wooded valley on the edge of the Cotswold village of Whichford. The venue is only a few miles from beautiful Cotswold market towns such as Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-the-Marsh. The neolithic Rollright Stones are only three miles away. The Norman Knight pub and the famous Whichford Pottery which makes hand-made decorated terracotta and painted pots is just around the corner.
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During the retreat, you and others will prepare cooked and raw food and eat it together. The organizer will also use delicious, nutrient-rich superfoods and you will drink organic vegetable and fruit juices.
During your stay in the UK, you may book extra treatments. Enhance your stay with additional treatments which are available at extra 65 GBP an hour. A one-on-one coaching is available at 65 GBP an hour.
You can also explore the beautiful countryside. Whichford Wood, an area of outstanding natural beauty which boasts a wealth of flora and fauna, is close to the venue. It's also located a short walk from the Norman Knight pub, a classic, award winning Cotswold pub, which serves excellent grub and has live music nights.
Whichford Pottery is a wonderful place to visit with the exquisite Octagon shop, and offering gardening masterclasses and adult pottery workshops. There is also the Straw Kitchen cafe at the Pottery which has delicious brunches and lunches, with handmade bread and locally sourced food.
Please book your flight to arrive at Heathrow Airport (LHR) or Gatwick Airport (LGW). From Heathrow and Gatwick there is an aiport bus to Oxford, but then you have to get from Oxford to Chipping Norton by bus or by train from Oxford to Banbury or Moreton-in-Marsh, or airport coach from Heathrow to Banbury. From either Banbury or Moreton in Marsh or Chipping Norton you would need to get a taxi. Other than that, sharing a taxi from Heathrow might be the answer.