The Daylesford Health & Wellness Retreat
After the huge popularity of our previous Health & Wellness Retreats, we are delighted to be able to invite you to join us for another restorative weekend at Daylesford, experiencing the best of both Daylesford Cookery School and Bamford Haybarn Spa, whilst staying in our beautiful Cotswold cottages, here at the farm.
In collaboration with our resident nutritionist, Rhaya Jordan and yoga teacher, NIKKI JACKSON, join us for a series of deeply relaxing classes as well as restorative massages and facials from our expert therapists in the Haybarn Spa.
Nikki Jackson has been teaching a variety of yoga practices, workshops and yoga therapy for 25 years as well as Mindfulness for Health and Stress classes.
Over the course of the weekend, you will enjoy both demonstrations and hands-on classes in The Cookery School, creating nutrient dense dishes using organic produce from our Farm and Market Garden, backed up by Rhaya’s nutritional expertise.
Expert varied demonstrations on everything from juicing to raw food, giving you the skills and inspiration to cook healthy, delicious dishes at home. Including superfood smoothies, cold-pressed juices, energising snacks and wholesome broths, you’ll come away from the Retreat feeling nourished, energised and rejuvenated – the perfect break to welcome in the new season.
As well as morning yoga classes, walks in our Market Garden, treatments and cookery classes, we will also treat you to an unforgettable Chef’s Table Supper on Saturday evening. Join us in The Cookery School whilst our chefs create a health-giving, seasonal tasting menu right in front of you, pairing each dish with fine wines from our cellar.
Should you wish, Rhaya will also be available for short 1:1 sessions over the weekend for individually tailored advice.
Both single and twin occupancy are available and include three nights of accommodation in our shared holiday cottages, all course materials, treatments, food, refreshments, consultations and transport to and from the cottages if needed. For anyone who might like to stay elsewhere, an activity only option is also available.
Single Occupancy £1,295pp
Twin Occupancy £995pp
Activity-only (no accommodation) £550pp
WE TAKE ALL BOOKINGS FOR THE RETREAT BY PHONE SO WE CAN MAKE SURE ALL OF YOUR NEEDS ARE LOOKED AFTER – PLEASE SIMPLY CALL US ON 01608 731 620 OR EMAIL US AT THE COOKERYSCHOOL@DAYLESFORD.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK YOUR PLACES.
Please find full details of the weekend below:
From 4.00pm: Arrive and check into our Holiday Cottages where you will be welcomed with a hamper of healthy and delicious Daylesford goodies.
At 8.30pm: Join us for a gently releasing and stretching yoga session, finishing with a short centering meditation to help you arrive into the retreat.
8.30am: Awake gently and make your way to The Haybarn Spa for a cold-pressed juice and a light nibble before you start the day.
9.00am-10.30am: Vinyasa Flow Yoga at The Bamford Haybarn Yoga Studio: Using the breath as the focus, our morning yoga will be a mindful practise of traditional yoga sequences and postures to release tension and stress, awaken the flow of internal energy , cleanse the internal organs and systems and rejuvenate the mind and body, ready to focus on the day’s learning. Come down from your yoga session to a nourishing breakfast.
11.30-2.00pm: Over lunchtime, we will cook a number of healing, cleansing dishes together. This will be accompanied by sage advice from Daylesford’s resident nutritionist, Rhaya Jordan, on how to best create a midwinter cleanse that suits your body and lifestyle.
2.00-5.00pm: Enjoy your choice of a cleansing facial, a Bamford Signature massage or a bespoke, state-of-the-art nutritional check-up with Rhaya Jordan.
5.00-6.00pm: Healing Yoga: A deeply relaxing, nourishing and grounding yoga practise that eases the mind, body and breath back to a natural state of health and well being. The practise is gentle and calming with a steady pace and is deeply effective for soothing various parts of the body, including internal organs and systems, with deep rhythmic breaths. You will come away having released deeply held tensions, leaving you feeling calmer, more peaceful and ready for a wonderful nights sleep.
7.30pm: Join us for a special Chef’s Table Dinner, again focusing on light, cleansing and often raw dishes with everything prepared in front of you by our expert tutors whilst you relax in the comfort of our award-wining Cookery School.
8.30am: Join us at The Haybarn Spa for a detoxifying juice before morning yoga.
9.00-10.30am: Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Using the breath as the focus, this session will be a mindful practise of traditional yoga sequences and postures to realign the body and rebalance internal energy flow to cleanse the internal systems. The mind becomes calm and the breath more soothing, bringing a sense of peace and calm ready for the day’s teaching. The session will finish with Pranayama practise (Yogic breathing) and mindfulness meditation.
11.00am: We will use this time to take a moment to consider our place in time, being mindful of where we are and taking a leisurely stroll around our 20-acre organic market garden.
11.30-2.00pm: Re-join us in The Cookery School for an opportunity to cook with some of the ingredients that we have found in the garden to create simple, fresh dishes to inspire cooking at home.
2.00-5.00pm: Return to the Bamford Haybarn Spa and enjoy your choice of a cleansing facial or a Bamford Signature massage.
5.00-5.30pm: Join us for a final meditation to finish your weekend in a calming manner.
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