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 Daylesford Wellness Retreat 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.

DATE: Friday 13th – Sunday 15th March 2020.

LOCATION: Daylesford near Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG.

TIMINGS: Activities begin at 10am on Friday 13th March, the last activity will take place on Sunday evening. Check out is by 10am on Monday 16th March.

PRICE: £1,800 per person, includes a 10% discount in our Kingham Farmshop for the duration of your stay.

All accommodation, activities (including treatments & classes), transport to and from The Wild Rabbit, and food is included in the ticket price.

Drinks will be charged in addition.

We require full payment or a 50% deposit to confirm your booking.

The retreat can accommodate up to 12 guests.

The Daylesford Wellness Retreat includes:

  • Crystal sound healing in the Bamford Haybarn Spa
  • A three night stay in the Daylesford cottages (please note you’ll be sharing space with other retreat guests)
  • Yoga with our resident yogi practitioner Vettri
  • Meditation with our Haybarn resident yogi & meditation teacher Cristina
  • Bamford bespoke facial
  • Bamford massage
  • Restorative wellness workshop with our resident nutritionist
  • Immersive cookery class in our award winning sustainable Cookery School
  • A supper in the private dinning room at The Wild Rabbit
  • Market garden tour with the head of the Market Garden
  • Delicious organic food sourced straight from our farm

BOOKING: For more information and to book please contact Michole Jeynes on 01608 731 700 or email MICHOLE.JEYNES@DAYLESFORD.COM

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TREATMENTS AND CLASSES IN THE BAMFORD HAYBARN SPA

During your time with us, enjoy holistic Bamford treatments including a bespoke facial and 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 the busier, more social and activity-filled days of spring.

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 taking stock, gathering your energies and cleansing and strengthening your mind and body as you prepare to emerge into the new year.

You’ll also learn how the seasons influence the food on our plate as we get to enjoy fresher verdant flavours, full of minerals and nutrients to support our immune systems as we enter the spring months.

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 fresh, light flavours bursting with flavour, including crunchy spring onions, lettuce, pea shoots and mint in delicious salads, soups and pestos. You’ll learn about pairing flavours with organic meat and fish for a real health boost as the natural world awakens.

 

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 livelier months ahead. Over the weekend you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the benefits of working with nature and will have the tools to enable you to continue a mindful, restorative lifestyle through food, thoughts and actions in the coming spring months.