Ebb & Flow -

Health & Well Being Retreat.

1-4 November 2019.

 

 

 

A truly magical weekend 

Do you find that sometimes places appear in your path that very quickly have that feeling of your aspirational second home?  Well, this would be on our wish list.  When searching for the next wonderful venue in our list of retreats we felt that this one simply had to make the edit.  Nestled in a quiet valley in the rolling hills of Somerset, this charming farmhouse resonates with us for its  beauty, comfort and supportive high-vibe food to nourish the body as well as the soul.

Your weekend of relaxation, de-compression and transformation of the mind will make you feel renewed, refreshed and  un-wound.  Spend four days deep in asana, meditation and inner healing, punctuated by wonderful winter walks in the magnificent woods, wrapped up cosy evenings by the fire toasting marshmallows and beautiful nutritional creations from the amazing private chefs that live on site.

 

Get your mojo back on this 4 day retreat,  where all guests start the morning with a beautiful guided meditation, followed by a dynamic yoga class.  The day will end with a candlelit restorative yoga class and the opportunity to indulge with holistic workshop offered throughout the stay. 

Expect to leave this retreat feeling re-vitalised, as you re-awaken your body and soul. All those stresses and tensions will be long behind you.  Each meal is created from locally produced sustainable sources, ensuring everything is nutritious, leaving you feeling light and energised … food can often make the difference between a good day and a great day.  We will make each of these days – Great!

 

Mark your inner transformation by releasing something that no longer serves you; or letting go of something that you no longer need in your life; or an opportunity to let go of an aspect of yourself that you have outgrownThrow your messages on wood into the fire:  inviting new energy into our lives. Share around the giant flames and under the huge Somerset stars and gently shed what no longer serves you and be opened up to the new 

 

What’s included ?

  • Welcome refreshments and opening yoga circle
  • Nourishing meals – abundant breakfasts, yummy healthy lunches and delicious suppers all designed by our private chefs
  • Daily healthy snacks, smoothies and teas
  • 3 nights stunning luxury accommodation (same sex twin or double rooms available) with beautiful ensuite facilities. 
  • Morning sunrise Meditation & Pranayama sessions (Optional)
  • Evening bonfire with toasted marshmallows and storytelling
  • 2 daily Asana Yoga classes 
  • 1 Specialist Yoga Workshop
  • 1 Guided walk with healthy snacks 
  • All herbal teas, coffees and freshly filtered water during your stay 

 

Is it for me?

The majority of people come on their own and make great friendships, the yoga instructors and their helpers are extremely welcoming, there is always the perfect balance of having people to talk to but having solo time too!  Most rooms are sharing options and everyone always leaves having made really good friends and we see them meeting up at Ebb&Flow classes all the time.  Each room is slightly different with it’s own special charm, the house stunning… incredible… awesome – please trust us.  You’ll love it.

Your home for 4 days:

The farmhouse and its outbuildings have an ethos which centre around sustainability, working with reclaimed materials and renewable energy to create an experience that is both joyful and luxurious. In the main house, skylights, original exposed beams and stand-alone baths await you in guest bedrooms decorated with beautifully sourced tiles, fabrics and linens.

 

Communal areas such as the library, the snug and the reading space evoke a stylish, eclectic and cosy ambience.  A magnificent 30ft yurt has been erected, and this plays host to many of our yoga classes. Beyond the main house are the quaintly named Deer Cottages, possibly in honour of their namesakes, which pass by peacefully from time to time..

Your Yoga Teacher

Lucy Butler:  

Lucy has practiced various forms of yoga including Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Kundalini and Ashtanga.  Lucy has completed a Yoga Alliance 500 hour advanced course with Yoga Alliance and is one of our founder teachers at Ebb&Flow.

As a senior level yoga teacher she focuses on connecting asana (posture) with pranayana (breath control) as her specialism.  Her postures are built around a series of vinyasa sequences (flow) followed by a savasana (relaxation) at the end.

Lucy can adapt her classes to all levels, she has many years experience of teaching various types of yoga classes and everyone from beginners to advanced practitioners.  She has also undertaken her Reiki exams recently so her talents don’t just lay in yoga.

 

Where is it?

  • Driving time from London: approximately 2.5 hours (124 miles)
  • Driving time from Farnham: approximately 1 hour 25minutes (78 miles)
  • Driving time from Bath: approximately 30-40 minutes (20 miles)

If you need transport from the local train station (Frome, Castle Cary or Gillingham) just let us know and we will arrange this for you.

Trains leave from Waterloo at the following times to Gillingham: Friday 15:20, arriving at 17:16

To return to London on Sunday :  Gillingham 15:54, arriving at London Waterloo 18:59

 

Whats not included ?

  • Travel – we can help you you arrange all your travel plans/transfers 
  • Spa Treatments in house – menu provided on booking.

 

Out & about in the local area OR extend your stay

If you do want to go further afield then Frome is a pretty nearby town that’s steeped in history and quintessentially English – head to Nunney Castle (english-heritage.co.uk) and then onto Sam’s Kitchen Deli (samskitchendeli.co.uk) for mouth-watering wood-fired pizza or the River House (riverhousefrome.co.uk) for hearty riverside fare. You’ll also find the exceptional Talbot Inn (talbotinn.com) nearby in Mells, which offers a stylish take on the British pub experience. And if art is your passion, put the Hauser & Wirth gallery (hauserwirthsomerset.com) in Bruton on your list, with a lunchtime stop at the beautiful, light-filled At The Chapel (atthechapel.co.uk) for delicious, seasonal food which has a bakery on site, relaxing club rooms and lovely bedrooms (image below).

 

An English Country Retreat that promises to Refresh the Mind & Body