Nurture, nourish and restore: Three day wellness retreat in the Cotswolds.
Inspired by the rhythms of the seasons and the healing powers of nature, The Wellness Retreat at Daylesford has been created to nurture, nourish and restore as we transition into autumn. As the season of harvest and gratitude, autumn is a time of transformation after the abundance of summer when we should slow down, rest and regenerate, just as the natural world around us does.
Curated with this in mind, our retreat includes a series of healing treatments, restorative classes and workshops and an abundance of nourishing organic food, all to be enjoyed in the peaceful serenity of our luxurious Cotswolds cottages on our farm. Our resident nutritionist, yoga teachers and cookery tutors will lead the weekend, imparting their wisdom on working with nature to instil wellness in mind, body and spirit.
DETAILS OF THE WELLNESS RETREAT
DATE: Friday 9th – Sunday 11th October 2020.
LOCATION: Daylesford near Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG.
TIMINGS: Activities begin at 10am on Friday 9th October, the last activity will take place on Sunday evening. Check out is by 10am on Monday 12th October.
The Wellness Retreat includes:
- Crystal sound healing in the Bamford Haybarn Spa
- The retreat can accommodate up to 12 guests.
- A three night stay in the Daylesford cottages (please note you’ll be sharing space with other retreat guests, dependent on the number of people in your party.
- Yoga with our resident yogi practitioner Vettri
- Meditation with our Haybarn resident yogi & meditation teacher Cristina
- Bamford bespoke facial
- Bamford de-stress massage
- Restorative wellness workshop with our resident nutritionist
- Immersive cookery class in our award winning sustainable Cookery School
- A supper in the private dining room at The Wild Rabbit
- Market garden tour with the head of the Market Garden
- Delicious organic food sourced straight from our farm
TREATMENTS AND CLASSES IN THE BAMFORD HAYBARN SPA
During your time with us, enjoy holistic Bamford treatments including a bespoke facial and de-stress massage, intended to relax and restore you with aromatic organic beauty products. The light and airy yoga studios in the Haybarn will be the setting for yoga classes with our resident teacher Cristina Chandika, a mindfulness and meditation expert, who will impart her tips for slowing down and being mindful everyday, developing your own daily practise to continue at home.
Cristina will also hold a cacao ceremony alongside alchemy crystal sound healing. The ceremony will use breathing exercises to focus your awareness on what is no longer serving you, a chance to let go of any worries or thoughts that are holding you back, and will play a key part in preparing you for a peaceful winter hibernation, taking you one step further towards rest and rejuvenation.
WELLNESS WORKSHOPS WITH RHAYA JORDAN
Our resident nutritionist and naturopath Rhaya Jordan will lead a wellness workshop, setting intentions for the weekend. Focusing on how we can look to nature to rest and restore us, allowing our bodies and minds to breathe, she will discuss the importance of gratitude and reflection as the seasons change.
You’ll also learn how the seasons influence the food on our plate as we naturally turn to richer, more earthy flavours in the autumn, full of the minerals and nutrients we need to replenish ourselves before winter. Leading the cookery classes and menus for the weekend, Rhaya will cover ferments, vitamins and seasonal ingredients, demonstrating how we can restore energy and vibrancy through organic foods full of natural nourishment.
THE COOKERY SCHOOL
The Cookery School at Daylesford tells the story of our organic produce from field to fork. Each day our tutors harvest ingredients from our Market Garden to use in their classes, combining them in nourishing dishes full of nutrients and vitamins. Led by our tutors, you will experience our holistic approach to cookery, getting hands-on creating tasty dishes with seasonal ingredients.
The recipes used will be rooted in the seasons and guided by the needs of our bodies during this time of transition, giving you plenty of practical ideas to take home. You can expect the rich flavours of autumn’s larder: slow-cooked dishes, broths, earthy root vegetables, greens, hedgerow berries, late autumn fruit and cobnuts, all of which are great for sustaining your body as we approach the cooler weather.
YOUR STAY IN THE DAYLESFORD COTTAGES
A haven at the heart of our farm, the Daylesford cottages have been beautifully restored to create peaceful spaces for guests to reatreat in. With cosy cashmere blankets, log fires, soft organic linens and botanical bath products, they are the perfect place to take time to reflect and unwind.
The fridges and larders will be stocked with essentials, enjoy restorative countryside walks that begin at your doorstep and our award-winning farmshop is only a few steps away should you feel like venturing out to explore our organic produce, homewares, garden room and workshop.
CONNECTING WITH NATURE
At Daylesford, our connection to the earth is at the heart of everything we do. We know that eating well comes from seasonal, local, organic food that nourishes our bodies and believe that producing food which follows the year’s natural rhythms is not only best for the future of our planet, but is better for our wellbeing too.
Trying our organic food is as important as learning about it, so alongside your cookery class experience you’ll dine at our award-winning sister inn, THE WILD RABBIT, and our farmshop café, The Trough, where our organic produce is shown off in seasonal dishes cooked by passionate chefs. Then, when you’re not in workshops or enjoying delicious food, you’ll have spare time to explore our 2,500 acre farm and the wildlife we work so hard to protect.
From the nourishing soil to the best-in-class produce that we cultivate, we believe the roots of wellbeing can be found in nature. By sharing our organic seasonal food, key practices for wellbeing and healing therapies, we hope to leave you feeling fully restored from the inside out, welcoming the change in seasons and the slower months ahead. Over the weekend you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the benefits of working with nature, rather than against it, and will have the tools to enable you to continue a mindful, restorative lifestyle through food, thoughts and actions in the coming autumn and winter months.