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In this weekend retreat, you will have the opportunity to take part in cooking classes that will help you to become more creative in the kitchen. You will learn how to create meals that will be healthy, satisfying, and fun to make. More and more research is showing the important role that stress-reduction plays with illness on many levels. This weekend retreat will teach you the importance of slowing down and relaxing, and what that can mean for digestion, assimilation, and energy levels.
During this retreat, you will be staying at Brock Cottage, a newly renovated seven-bedroom cottage with beautiful rooms, a large kitchen and dining area, lots of places to chill out and relax as well as a wonderful yoga studio with huge windows overlooking the gardens.
Please note that this timetable is merely a guide and may be subject to some changes.
Melissa spent years studying the social and environmental impacts and practices of large food, chemicals and pharmaceutical companies. Her great passions are yoga, well being and sustainable living. She has a diploma in advanced nutrition and teaches healthy eating and nutrition workshops on the retreats.
Rebecca Andrist is the co-founder of Jiva Healing and has been running healthy eating, detox, and yoga retreats in the United Kingdom and abroad since 2004. She is a qualified nutritional adviser, yoga teacher, and massage therapist who has worked in healing centers in Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Thailand, and the United States before starting her own business.
Susie is a professional bodywork therapist with a deep interest in holistic, sports, deep tissue, and no-hands massage techniques alongside acupressure, reflexology, facials, and kinesiology. She has taught massage therapy at the Claire Maxwell-Hudson School of Massage and qualified in ITEC Nutrition and the mehta facial at the Champissage Indian Head School in London.
Teresa Montano was a professional dancer for many years before becoming involved in yoga. Since the late 1990's, she has been studying with various teachers and traditions and is a fully qualified teacher with Yoga Alliance and Sivananda certification. Her commitment to yoga continues to expand both with her work as a qualified Thai yoga massage therapist and her ongoing studies with the Inner Yoga Trust. She is also an aquatic bodywork therapist.
Brock Cottage is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, a short drive from Chipping Norton and Kingham. It is located on the edge of Foxholes Nature Reserve, providing a wonderful place for walks in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.
During this retreat, you will be provided with daily healthy meals and drinks. All recipes will be vegetarian and dairy and gluten-free.
Please book your flight to arrive at Oxford Airport (OXF).