"What you have in this retreat is spiritual advice offered with insight and love, freedom of heart and mind and a solid platform to build again. Perfect." - Nina Edmond. More reviews.
|Location||Whichford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 5PH, North Cotswolds|
|Open||Selected dates throughout the year - see below|
|Activities||Cooked and raw food cleanse and yoga|
|Prices||From £295pp for 2-night weekend, twin share room. Single rooms available|
|Ideal for||Detox - Cleanse - Juices - Raw food - Wholefoods - Vegan - Yoga - Meditation - Massages - Nutrition advice - Solo travellers - Live online classes - Exercise at home|
|Contact||> For dates see their website
> Ring UK mobile +44 7896 659 902
|Offer||Mention Neal's Yard Holidays to receive two treatments for the price of one, for only £65.|
Rina Golan Detox Cleanse Yoga Retreats: Rest and rejuvenate at this idyllic English eco country house retreat. Learn to prepare delicious, nutrient-rich, nourishing organic food, shakes and raw chocolate. Practice Vinyasa and Yin yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and receive nutritional and lifestyle advice to rediscover your wellbeing.
NOW: Online course and online retreat:
• Online 4-week course: Purushartha – Leadership, Wellbeing and Ancient Wisdom for Women, Tuesday or Thursday evenings, starting 7 May or 2 June.
• FREE live online 7-day detox & rejuvenation retreat to boost your immunity, calm the nervous system and regenerate your body & mind. Starts 8 May or 5 June.
- Location / Activities and Prices / Accommodation and Food / Child policy / Green footprint / Guestbook
Holycombe is 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 through the grounds and down a waterfall. The sound of running water adds to the sense of peace and tranquillity.
The neolithic Rollright Stones are only 3 miles away. The Norman Knight pub and the famous Whichford Pottery which makes hand-made decorated terracotta and painted pots are just around the corner.
Whichford is 15 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, 25 miles from Oxford, 12 miles from Banbury, 25 miles from Cheltenham and only a few miles from beautiful Cotswold market towns such as Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-the-Marsh (train station 5 miles).
Holycombe is a 1.5-hour drive from London. Closest airports are London and Birmingham.
Morning foods shake, morning breathwork, yoga and meditation session. Preparing food together, raw and cooked vegan lunch and dinner, and raw cake/raw chocolate for afternoon tea. ‘Healing Living Kitchen' class, evening Yoga Nidra, meditation or movie. There is time to chill out, go for a silent walk, or enjoy treatments in addition.
Optional treatments available are holistic massage, ayurvedic massages, aromatherapy massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, Reiki, wellness coaching.
“Let the food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food” Hippocrates.
Price: From £295 for 2-night weekend, shared room in the Lodge; or £345 in the main house with single supplement of £100 in the main house.
The price includes accommodation, daily yoga sessions, guided meditations, woodland walks, organic food and superfood shakes, and lifestyle and nutritional advice. Check-in Friday 4 pm, check-out Sunday 3:30 pm.
Not included are treatments, or one-to-one coaching costing £65 an hour.
For dates or to check availability see above web link, or phone.
Stay in a gorgeous English eco country house which has beautiful rooms with single or double (twin beds) occupancy. En-suite rooms are also available for a small extra charge.
Food: All the food is local and organic and free from gluten, sugar, animal protein. Raw and whole cooked vegan food are combined, and juices and shakes are freshly prepared together, with deserts made of raw ingredients. You'll receive all the recipes to take home with you.
Children are welcome for half price.
What can I do?
See our 10 top tips on green travel - how to make your stay more enjoyable & better for the environment. Consider offsetting your car, train or plane journey via the charity AtmosFair.de.
How ethical is the holiday?
- Acts with respect, honesty and fairness towards guests and staff
- Fosters real relationships between guests and locals and ensures that the local community benefits
- Uses an ethical bank
- Supports tribes in the Amazon rainforest, and tree plantation
How environmentally-friendly is the holiday?
- Uses a green energy company and has A-rated appliances
- Produces some of their own green energy via solar panels
- Recycles all recyclable waste
- Composts organic waste
- Uses eco-friendly cleaning products
"As a long time practitioner of yoga, I take great joy in discovering teachers like Rina who recognize the sacredness of this practice. Her passion for transformation, wealth of knowledge and a depth of presence serve as a beautiful foundation upon which humour, levity and love prevail. Deep bow." - Ryan Seaman, Producer and Writer, Los Angeles
"Forget the free and connecting yoga, forget the delicious, highly nutritional shakes and meals, forget the beautiful, bird song filled, natural surroundings.... what you have in this retreat is spiritual advice offered with insight and love, freedom of heart and mind and a solid platform to build again. Perfect " - Nina Edmond, Bristol
“No other course or teacher has persuaded me to commit before but Rina’s style seriously over-delivers and exceeds expectation. It is difficult to know how best to describe her as she encapsulates so much but certainly she is a tremendously knowledgable and inspirational source.” - Jessica Fallon, Bath
"Rina's weekend detox retreat was an absolute breath of fresh air. The balance of invigorating morning yoga and a deeply restorative afternoon yin session fully satisfied my yoga cravings, whilst the exceptional juices, salads, soups and snacks all freshly prepared nourished me far more than expected. There was space within the weekend to snooze, read, walk and massage yet the best bit of all was that I left having learnt a lot about nutrition. Thanks to Rina bee pollen and Chaga tea are now weekly staples and my body has never been happier!" Alexandra Cheyney, London
"Rina is a facilitator of consciousness. A wellness retreat with her helped me to reconnect with what actually matters in my life. After only a few days I’m feeling more established in myself, clear about the next steps to take, and inspired by all of it. A true gift. Thank you!" Emily Glaser, Santa Fe
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