What a wonderfully relaxing Pilates and Nordic Walking Retreat weekend everyone had!
The weather was glorious! The company was welcoming and fun! The vegan food was fulfilling and delicious!
4 people even immediately re-booked for the next Pilates and Nordic Walking Retreat weekend – 21st – 23rd September 2018.
Once everyone was settled in, the weekend began with a Yoga class taught by Jo De Rosa, who lives in the house with her husband Dom, the Chef.
Dom cooks the vegan healthy food, with his team, which is served by Jo and her assistant. Most of the vegetables are grown within the gardens of Inner Guidance Retreat centre, so the food is always fresh.
We truly experience how gluten, dairy, alcohol and sugar-free foods taste and feel so good!
Everyone enjoyed the food and all diet requirements were taken care of. There were a variety of dishes served, and no-one realised they were on a vegan clean eating style retreat.
As well as morning smoothies and raw cacao drinks, brunches and afternoon cake, we were served 2 course vegan dinners, and as the weather was warm, we were able to enjoy meals outside. This gave everyone the opportunity to get to know each other. There was a relaxed atmosphere with lots of chatter and laughter.
4 different types of Pilates classes were taught within the retreat centre studio, whilst listening to the birds outside, as the doors were open looking out onto the gardens across the field of horses.
After brunch on Saturday, Caroline began the Nordic Walking session. This started with a thorough warm up and technique session, then we walked to Lavenham village.
Some ladies who either had treatments booked or didn’t want to walk so far, turned back guided by me. There was ample time to spend a couple of hours relaxing in the garden and have a dip in the small swimming pool or the hot tub.
Afternoon cake was left in the cooler as and when we wanted to eat it, which gave everyone the opportunity to relax and choose what they wanted to do.
The evenings were spent walking around the garden, where you will find hammocks and swings, and walk around Labyrinth where much laughter was heard! Stories were also shared around the fire and in the hot tub!
Sunday morning, we learnt about raw Cacao, and Dom gave us a Cacao ceremony which involved some meditation.
As well as the Pilates classes on Sunday, everyone had some time to relax in the garden, enjoy treatments or walk into Lavenham Village.
A variety of holistic treatments offered throughout the weekend by Carol, Angel Therapist, were from a choice of: Rheiki, Massage and Reflexology or the Inner Guidance Special, which incorporates some healing, to coinside well with the purpose of this thoroughly relaxing Retreat Weekend.
If you don’t want to miss out on the next Retreat which is the weekend of 21st-23rd September 2018, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.