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Tickets now available for wellness retreat at Hastoe Hall, 17th November

Wellness retreat
Colette and I are excited to announce that the details of the next Nature & Nourish upcoming wellness retreat are now set: the event is arranged for the afternoon of 17th November, at Hastoe Hall near Tring. This is a spectacular venue, set in a Rothschild-established hall built in 1898 and set in beautiful rural Chilterns countryside. The afternoon will feature yoga, Ayurveda and delicious seasonal food to help you thrive through the winter months. Oh, and carefully curated self-care goody bags!

Supporting Smart Works
We are pleased to be again supporting the fantastic charity Smart Works through this event. They support women from many different backgrounds in getting into work, through practical assistance such as wardrobe assistance and coaching.

Tickets are £55 per person, but we have arranged an early-bird price of £49 until 8th October. Tickets can be purchased either through our EventBrite page (where a small booking fee is charged by the site) or directly through us. The event will run from 2-5:30pm on the Sunday, subject to final confirmation in the next few days.

More details about the event are included in the flyer below (click on the image to download the flyer as a PDF file):

Announcement: First Nature and Nourish Day Retreat

Colette and Ellie are excited to announce the first of their Nature and Nourish Day Retreats.

Nature and Nourish Day Retreat

Sunday May 12th 1pm-5.30pm
Jordans Quaker Centre, Welders Lane, Jordans, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2SN

Price: Early bird price until April 15th £40, £45 thereafter, plus the EventBrite booking fee.
Charity contribution: 20% of profits will go to Smart Works, a wonderful charity which provides dressing and coaching services for unemployed women.

Ayurveda is a personalised approach to the art of living in harmony with the laws of nature and is the sister science to Yoga. Both are healing disciplines developed over 5,000 years ago in India and have always been used together.

This retreat has been carefully designed to leave you feeling the combined benefits of Ayurveda and Yoga – revitalised, refreshed and ready for the advent of the late spring and early summer months. The day will include:

  • A basic introduction to Ayurveda
  • An explanation of simple Ayurvedic seasonal self-care rituals that can be practised at home
  • A dynamic and a restorative Yoga practice aligned to Ayurvedic principles to rejuvenate and revitalise you, ready for the advent of spring and beyond
  • An Ayurvedic meal which will not only taste delicious but will help to bring you into balance with the seasons
  • A bag of self-care treats to use at home

About us

Colette trained to teach Yoga with Simon Low and the faculty of the Yoga Academy. She continues to deepen her knowledge of Ayurveda with well-respected teachers such as Tarik Dervish and will train to be an Ayurvedic Practitioner this autumn. Her approach to Yoga is to use the practice as an anchor of awareness in an ever more fragmented world, to help students stay connected to their true selves, through their bodies, minds and spirits. Her work as a Yoga retreat chef has led her to explore the benefits of diet, movement and breath as holistic tools to help us skilfully navigate life’s changes.

Ellie trained to teach Yoga with Tarik Dervish, an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Teacher aligned with the British Wheel of Yoga. Ellie continues to train with Tarik, gaining a deeper understanding of how Ayurveda and Yoga together offer relevant and practical tools to live life with a little more ease, wellbeing and joy.

To ensure a welcoming and nourishing day for all numbers are limited. To book follow this link to the event on EventBrite.

About Smart Works

Smart Works Reading are a non-profit organisation that helps women, across the Thames Valley, to connect with the best version of themselves by giving them a complete outfit of clothing and one to one coaching, so that they can succeed in their job interview. Smart Works Reading works with women who have been referred from organisations such as Job Centre Plus, Mencap, Adviza, The Prince’s Trust and Ways into Work. In the last year, over 60% of the women who visited Smart Works went on to get the job within a month of their visit. To discover more about them please visit: smartworks.org.uk/reading-smart-works


More than £600 raised for Cancer Research at the Flow and Glow

Side stretches in support of Cancer Research

Amersham Market Hall was the venue of yesterday evening’s thoroughly enjoyable Yoga Flow and Glow fundraiser event in support of Cancer Research. Lots of people braved the cold and rain to join Tessa, Amy-Jo and me for two hours of yoga and mulled wine. Including what we were given on the evening, we raised more than £600 in total thanks to our guests’ generosity!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support in making this event a success. Happy Christmas!

Finally here’s a link to the fundraising page just in case anyone feels like boosting this total! 🙂

Yoga Flow and Glow – details!

Picture of flyer for Yoga Flow and Glow, confirming date as 16th December at 5:30-7:30PM at Market Hall, Old Amersham. Contact Ellie on 07855 312033 for further detailsIt is now just a week until our Christmas Flow and Glow! Tessa, Amy and I are very much looking forward to seeing you and guiding you through a warming yoga flow followed by a sumptuous yin practice.

Here are a few useful things to know:

  • The yoga practice will start at 5.30pm and finish at 7.30pm. (There will be a loo break between the yoga sessions)
  • Please bring your own yoga mat if possible, as I only have a limited number of spare mats
  • Please also bring your favourite cosy socks, jumper and blanket ready for your yin practice and relaxation

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me; and if you find you can’t come, do let me know so I can pass your place onto someone else on the waiting list. This class is free, but we are suggesting a donation of £15 to Cancer Research. Thank you to everyone who has already made a donation; we have already raised £297.50 for this excellent cause. If you haven’t yet made a donation, you can make one on the evening or, better still, via the link below:


We hope you have a wonderful week, and look forward to seeing you all next Sunday evening!