Take a breath, relax and unwind from 6th to 9th July for an in-depth Wellness Retreat programme. You'll leave feeling rested, rejuvenated and inspired.
“Do Breathe. Calm your mind. Find focus. Get stuff done.” Michael Townsend-Williams
Join us from 6th to 9th July for an immersive River Cottage retreat focusing on yoga, breathing, wellness workshops and delicious food against the backdrop of our stunning 100-acre smallholding.
River Cottage HQ and team will host a four-day wellbeing and yoga experience that embraces exercise, mindfulness and life changing action as well as creating the perfect environment to encourage relaxation and rejuvenation. This retreat is an invitation to those who are keen to practice yoga, learn more about breathing and meditation and find solutions to a chaotic life. Workshops will include understanding how to relax and sleep well, the art of welldoing and living with purpose. Most activities will be group based but there will be opportunities for one-to-ones.
We are thrilled to welcome teacher and author of best-selling ‘Do Breathe’, Michael Townsend-Williams who will be leading the yoga and wellbeing sessions and sharing his knowledge and tips for living a happier, healthier life. Throughout the retreat the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus of local, organic, seasonal produce will reflect the River Cottage passion for provenance and sustainability. Choose between staying in our stylish 17th century farmhouse or take a wilder approach in one of our cosy bell tents. Massage and reiki will be available to guests at an additional cost.
Michael Townsend-Williams is a doer who likes to be. From a life of ‘doing’ in the world of advertising to a life of ‘being’ as a yoga and mindfulness teacher, Michael now works on the integration of both – welldoing – as founder of Do Breathe. He created the world’s first biofeedback breathing app for iPhone – BreatheSync – and is now practising this in his coaching and workshops. His best-selling book ‘Do Breathe’ has been published in Europe and USA.
Have a look at the gallery of wonderful pictures from our 2019 Wellness Retreats here
Below is a snapshot of what is included:
- Delicious organic food: all of your nutritionally balanced meals and snacks are included
- yoga and mindfulness every day
- Guided walking through our meadows
- Reading, relaxing, reflecting by a roaring log fire or under a starry sky
- a course programme that offers activity for every morning, afternoon and evening while you are here with the aim of reducing stress, building courage and resilience, improving productivity and cultivating new habits
- All rooms and bell tents have comfortable beds and bedding
- Indian Head Massage and Reiki available for an additional cost
The Retreat takes place from 3pm on Monday 6th July - 3pm on Thursday 9th July 2020
Terms & Conditions & Cancellation Policy for Wellness Retreat
We would strongly recommend that you take out insurance to cover yourself, should you not be able to attend the retreat for any reason such as illness, work commitments or travel problems. The cancellation terms for the Wellness Retreat reflect the high-value and bespoke nature of the event. These cancellation terms override anything that contradicts them in our wider Cancellation Policy and Terms and Conditions.
More Than 12 Weeks Before the Retreat
If you cancel in writing at least 12 full weeks before the start of the event, you can credit the price of your booking (minus a £25 administration fee) against the purchase of one or more other River Cottage courses, events or retreats. Details of how to use this credit will be given separately. No cash refund will be given.
Less Than 12 Weeks Before the Retreat
If you want to cancel less than 12 weeks before the start of the event, your only option is to transfer your booking into someone else’s name. That person must accept the same accommodation in your original booking.
This event is run from River Cottage HQ on the Dorset/Devon borders. Full address details of HQ will be provided once you have booked.
We are a licensed venue. We have a wide selection of the finest organic wines available to purchase.
Accommodation is included within the price of the retreat.
This retreat is suitable for over 18's only. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.
We happily cater for allergies and intolerances so do let us know of any restrictions at the time of booking. We kindly request you do not specify dislikes or preferences as we would love you to try the dishes our chefs have specifically created for the event so you can experience the menu as it was intended. Please be aware that we use ingredients in our kitchens which include allergens so we cannot guarantee against contamination. If you would like to know the steps we take to minimise cross-contamination please call one of the team during office hours and we will be happy to assist.