SUMMER RETREAT DAYS
Relax & Revive
Friday 25th June 10am -3pm £75
Thursday 15th July 10am -1pm £55
Please get in touch to book a space and to ask any questions.
HOLYCOMBE HOLISTIC RETREAT CENTRE
Holycombe is a beautiful residential holistic retreat centre, set in a verdant wooded valley on the edge of the Cotswold village of Whichford. A natural stream rises from a holy well in the nearby wood, passes though the grounds and down a waterfall. The sound of running water adds to the sense of peace and tranquillity. A coppice provides shady outdoor space; there's a campfire area and a large stone circle on the castle site. Across a meadow is the ancient Whichford wood with many rare species of trees and plants, an abundance of wood anemones, primroses and bluebells in spring; chestnuts, blackberries and sloes in autumn. Wildlife abounds:everything from Muntjack to polecats and kingfishers.
MEDITATION AROUND THE FIRE PIT
Heart-based meditation allows a gentle connection to the heart, lowering stress and promoting ease within the body. Meditation in nature encourages a deeper connection to the natural world, and natural healing.
We will allow time for written intentions and/or releasing old beliefs or patterns into the fire. This is something that can be done privately and allows shifts and change in areas where you might feel stuck.
An hour of yoga will take place at each retreat.
Marie Beaney will be delivering a beautiful gentle session (suitable for all levels) on the 25th June. Marie believes in balance and spends plenty of time in nature. Marie has taught in India at ashrams.
Claire Graham at CG YOGA will be delivering a gentle and nurturing yin yoga session (suitable for all levels) on 15th July. Claire believes that reconnecting to our breath, hearts and bodies means that we can be in the flow in life.
If the sun is shining these session can be ran outside.
A sound bath is where we can bathe in relaxing, healing sounds. Often people lie down with a blanket, but seated is also absolutely fine. The sound bath will last around 30 minutes. We use soulful instruments like crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls and the shamanic drum. These instruments help people to quieten down their minds, and for deeper states of awareness. Sound baths can be rejuvenating for the mind, body and spirit.
Weather dependent, we will run this outside. To allow the deeper connection to nature.
ACUPUNCTURE UPON REQUEST
We are absolutely delighted to be joined by the wonderful Sian Evans from Sian Evans acupuncture.
Sian Evans qualified from The College of Traditional Acupuncture (CTA) Hatton with a BA (Hons) Degree and a License to practise Acupuncture, completing three years of full time study. Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese Medicine, used to cure the root cause of illness rather than the symptoms. Acupuncture treatment uses needles to access the meridian pathways that should flow harmoniously throughout the body.
Acupuncture sessions are arranged upon request and at an additional cost. Sessions are 50 minutes long.
REIKI HEALING UPON REQUEST
Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Every session is different. Reiki is a safe ancient art of healing. Reiki means universal life force, and aims to bring back balance.
To have a 25 minute reiki session with Liz Sparkes at an additional cost please get in touch.
We will be offering herbal teas, coffees and beautiful cakes (vegan available). Unfortunately we cannot provide lunch at this time, and we kindly request that you bring it with you.
TIME TO CONNECT
Holycombe retreat has the most beautiful gardens, labyrinth and access to countryside woodland areas.
The ancient site, the Rollright stones are a short drive. Make time to visit this stunning location. The magical whispering woods are also next to the Rollright stones. Visit this woodland for more wonder and Labyrinths.