Join us for our Spring Immersion Retreat 2019

Tuesday 14th May 2019 - Sunday 19th May 2019

Experience five days completely sugar free with Rhaya, Mike and Anna

Join us for a delicious and nurturing retreat in Farringdon, a beautiful village 17 miles southwest of Oxford.  This educational retreat is an opportunity for you to find out which food and lifestyle choices can benefit you, enjoy daily walks in the countryside and have specialists on hand to support you. During this retreat, you will learn how to make nurturing choices for your health and how to navigate social events keeping your blood sugars stable and your soul elevated.  We will feed you, share our knowledge, help you create new habits and invite you into the kitchen to experience hands on food prep classes. 


We specialise in supporting clients with type 2 Diabetes. Whether you have diabetes, pre-diabetes or just feel your life is run by food, this retreat will help you improve your blood sugar balance.  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.

All three of us are passionate about healthy food and tasty food. If it's good for us, we need to love it otherwise we simply won't maintain new eating habits.  On this retreat you will enjoy a variety of juices, smoothies, warming broths, medicinal teas and a mix of both raw and cooked dishes with an emphasis on organic, predominantly plant based, seasonal and sustainable foods.  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 the majority of the recipes are plant based.  All ingredients we use are organic and any eggs, dairy or meat are sourced ethically. We will ask about your dietary requirements and preferences upon booking so that we can work with you to find foods that will help keep your blood sugar stable. 

The retreat includes 3 meals a day, all drinks and snacks, a mix of talks, daily workshops including food prep classes with our chefs - plus there is plenty of time for rest and relaxation. Have a look at our photostream below with a snapshot of some of the food we serve on retreat (depending on the season).

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. 

The 5 day educational retreat includes

  • Accommodation in a beautiful venue outside of Oxford

  • All your drinks, meals and snacks.

  • 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 five days.

  • 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.

  • Nutritional support from our Naturopath & Herbalist Rhaya

  • Chef tips throughout the weekend from both our chefs Anna & Mike

  • Coaching sessions looking at creating new healthy habits

  • Very gentle daily movement classes

  • Guided meditation and mindfulness practice

  • Talks & discussions throughout the retreat  

Retreat Schedule
(subject to variations)

Tuesday 14th May
arrival between 12-1pm
2pm lunch served
afternoon - welcome & introductions
6pm dinner
after dinner - nourishing herbal drinks / night time meditation

Wednesday 15th - Saturday 18th May
8am morning movement
9.15am breakfast
morning session
1pm lunch
afternoon session
6pm dinner
after dinner - nourishing herbal drinks / night time meditation

Sunday 19th May
Breakfast will be tailored for the last morning and available when you need it.
checkout by 12 noon. 

Venue details are provided upon booking.

Residential bookings available
We have 2 x twin rooms in the main house which all share a family bathroom. 
Plus 3 x double en-suite rooms for either 1 or 2 people.
In a separate 3 bedroom cottage, we have twin and double rooms available - all are en-suite

Non residential bookings available.
If you would like to attend and can arrange your own accommodation nearby, we have spaces available for non residential guests.  Everything apart from accommodation is included so we invite you to join us for lunch on Tuesday 14th May at 2pm and stay until the close at 8pm.  The daily program starts at 8am and runs through until 8pm. 


Twin room in cottage (en-suite bathroom): £950 per person
Twin room in main house (shared bathroom): £875 per person
Private room (en-suite): £1,295 single occupancy / £1,895 double occupancy
Non residential £650

Upon receipt of your booking form, we will email you an invoice with our bank details. Upon receipt of full payment, we will send you venue details and a questionnaire to complete.


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please do read our terms and conditions below

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After your booking has been confirmed and payment received, we are unfortunately not able to offer refunds. This is due to the limited number of bookings for this retreat and the cost of food preparation and marketing.  If for any reason, you can't make the retreat, we are happy for someone else to come in your place - you will need to contact us to change the name of the booking.

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