Join us on our Sugar Free Easter Retreat 2018...
Thursday 29th March - Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Escape the madness and recapture some of the joy of our spring with this gentle delicious 5 days near beautiful Bath with Rhaya, Mike and Anna. Relax, unwind and actually lose weight during a holiday that often sees the opposite happen!
This retreat is for anyone looking to improve their blood sugar balance, whether you have diabetes, pre-diabetes or just feel your life is run by food and you want it to stop!
We can help you give your body the rest it needs, and your head and heart the break it needs from constant aggressive food advertising. Leave well nourished, with a new understanding about your personal relationship with sugar, and a proper spring in your step.
All three of us are passionate about healthy food and tasty food. If it's good for us, it needs to be delicious otherwise we simply won't maintain new eating habits. On our retreat, you will enjoy a variety of fresh juice and a mix of both raw and cooked dishes. The fresh juices and meals we serve will be made using organic and nutrient dense ingredients with an emphasis on local and seasonal. Whilst we don't advocate any set diet and don't believe there is one diet to suit everyone, we do feel that most people can benefit from a diet higher in vegetables and lower in sugar so we would like to invite you to experience 5 days of completely plant based food also free from gluten.
To clarify what we mean by sugar, we're not just talking about the white refined stuff. Sugar has many guises and all too often we see food advertised as sugar free to find out that it is full of dried fruit, maple syrup, coconut sugar or raw honey. Whilst these are all a much healthier option than the white refined variety, they can still elevate your glucose levels which isn't a problem if eaten in moderation or if you don't have diabetes but once we are pre-diabetic, it takes longer to bring those sugar levels back down. So we'd like to introduce you to a selection of naturally sweet foods with a low glycemic load and show you how to make delicious desserts with them.
We have decide to keep the retreat size to a small intimate group so that we can offer you our dedicated time to be available and help you get the most out of your retreat. To secure your place, there is a £99 deposit with the balance to be paid before 14th February 2018.
The 5 day retreat includes
Accommodation in a beautiful area outside of Bath
All your juices and meals
Cookery classes covering cooked and raw dishes, interesting ferments, medicinal mushrooms and low GI desserts so you can make delicious food with much less sugar from the day you return home. These will involve a hands on element so that you experience making some of the recipes over the weekend.
A special raw chocolate workshop making sugar free Easter Eggs.
Daily stretching and Pilates classes
Nutritional support from our Naturopath & Herbalist Rhaya
Chef tips throughout the weekend from both our chefs Anna & Mike
Meditation / Mindfulness for busy people.
Advice and information on the latest research about sugar and it’s role in our lives, the brain and dopamine and how to use will power properly to help you reach your health goals and get refined sugar out of your life.
Talks & discussions throughout the retreat
One morning free to take a boat trip along the river to beautiful Bath.
Schedule for the weekend
Thursday 29th March: arrival between 3-5pm
welcome dinner served at 6pm followed with a welcome talk
evening meditation & night time superfood tea
Friday - Monday
8am morning movement
9.30am juice / breakfast
10 - 12.30 talk / food prep class / walk / trip to Bath
2-5pm - talk / walk or food prep class
7pm nourishing herbal drinks
8pm night time meditation
Tuesday 3rd April: checkout by 12 noon. If you need to leave Monday evening, we will be having a farewell dinner and end of retreat closing chat ending approximately 8.30pm
full details of the retreat content will be sent out once you have booked your space.
The main house is now fully booked. We also have an adjacent cottage available with 3 bedrooms. All classes will be in the main house and you will be able to retreat to the cottage at any time.
Don't need accommodation?
If you would like to attend but don't require accommodation, we are also offering non residential spaces. We invite you to join us on Thursday 29th March at 6pm for our Welcome dinner. This will be followed with intention setting for the retreat and a night time meditation closing by 9pm. The daily program Friday - Monday starts at 8am and runs through until 9pm. There is a boat trip scheduled in from Batheaston to Bath. If however you wish to stay at the venue, we will included a complementary 1-2-1 session with our Naturopath Rhaya.
Early bird 10% discount if you book before 31 January 2018
Shared room: £850 per person - earlybird booking price £765
Private room: £1,250 - earlybird booking price £1,125
Non residential £600 - earlybird booking price £540
To reserve a space, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of £99 with the balance to be settled 6 weeks before the start of the retreat on or before 14th February 2018.
Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a health & food questionnaire to complete. Upon full payment of the retreat, we will send venue details and a full itinary.
before booking, please do read our terms and conditions below
Terms & Conditions
Due to the limited number of bookings for this retreat and the cost of food prep and marketing, we are unfortunately not able to offer full refunds. If you cancel with more than 6 weeks notice (before 14th February) the deposit is non refundable and anything paid above that will be refunded. If you cancel within 6 weeks of the retreat (on or after 14th February) we are unable to offer a refund.
If for any reason, you can't make the retreat, we are happy for someone else to come in your place - contact us to change the name of the booking.
Thank you for understanding