Wellness Retreat At Daylesford: Cotswolds
10th November 2021 - 12th November 2021
Set in the tranquil surroundings of our Cotswolds farm, we have curated a bespoke experience to nurture, nourish and restore you from the inside out.
Our dedicated two day wellness retreat provides the opportunity to press pause, and take a mindful look inwards, restoring your wellbeing. In collaboration with Bamford Wellness Spa, you’ll enjoy a series of wellness and movement workshops as well as healing massages, helping you get into a relaxed frame of mind.
With tips and guidance from our in-house team of experts, including our resident yoga teacher, nutritionist and cookery school tutors, you’ll learn how to strengthen your body and mind holistically, enjoy nourishing organic food throughout.
DETAILS OF THE WELLNESS RETREAT
DATE: Wednesday 10th November – Friday 12th November 2021.
LOCATION: Daylesford near Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG.
TIMINGS: Activities begin at 10am on Wednesday 10th November, the last activity will take place on Friday 12th November and finish at 1pm.
PRICE: £1,500 per person, includes a 10% discount in our Kingham Farmshop for the duration of your stay.
Please note, to ensure that we are adhering so social distancing guidelines, we require for guest to book in numbers of two as you will be sharing accommodation.
All accommodation, activities (including treatments & classes), transport to and from The Wild Rabbit, and food is included in the ticket price.
Drinks will be charged in addition.
The Wellness Retreat includes:
- The retreat can accommodate up to 6 guests.
- A two night stay in the Daylesford cottages (please note you’ll be sharing space with other retreat guests, dependent on the number of people in your party).
- Yoga with our resident yogi practitioner Vettri
- Meditation with our Bamford Wellness Spa resident yogi & meditation teacher Cristina Chandika Ma
- Crystal sound healing in the Bamford Wellness Spa
- Bamford bespoke facial
- Bamford de-stress massage
- Restorative wellness workshop with our resident nutritionist
- Chef’s table supper in our award winning sustainable Cookery School
- Wreath Making course with our Floristry tutor
- A supper at The Wild Rabbit, our pub in Kingham
- Market garden tour with the head of the Market Garden
- Delicious organic food sourced straight from our farm
Treatments and classes in the Bamford Wellness Spa
During your time with us, you will enjoy holistic treatments created especially for this time of year, designed to relax, restore and revive. Bamford’s signature bespoke facials and de-stress massages use organic Bamford beauty products, all made with natural ingredients, designed to cleanse, nourish and rejuvenate.
The serene yoga studios in the Bamford Wellness Spa will host your yoga, sound healing and meditation classes with our resident teacher, Cristina Chandika Ma, combining physical alignment with emotional balance to help you achieve harmony, health and happiness in mind, body and spirit. A mindfulness and meditation expert, she will impart her tips for slowing down and being mindful in everyday life as well as how to develop your own daily practice, rooted in the seasons.
You’ll also experience a cacao ceremony with Cristina alongside alchemy crystal sound healing. Encouraging letting go, the ceremony will use breathing exercises to focus your awareness on what is no longer serving you; a chance to let go of any worries or thoughts that are holding you back.
Wellness workshops with Rhaya Jordan
Our resident nutritionist and naturopath Rhaya Jordan will set the theme and intentions for the retreat in a welcome wellness workshop, allowing guests to settle and consider the days ahead. Focusing on how we can look to nature to restore, taking time to allow our bodies and minds to breathe.
Guiding the cookery classes and menus for the weekend Rhaya will also discuss how the seasons influence the food on our plate. From gut health, to ferments, vitamins and seasonal ingredients, Rhaya will talk about how to restore energy, wellness and vibrancy through healthy, organic foods full of natural nourishment.
The Cookery School
The Cookery School at Daylesford tells the story of our organic produce from field to fork through the seasons and why nutrient-dense food is so vital to our wellbeing. Each day our tutors harvest ingredients from our Market Garden to use in their classes, crafting them into nourishing dishes full of nutrients and vitamins – grown organically and cooked considerately with health in mind.
The recipes you learn will be rooted in the seasons and guided by the needs of our bodies during this time of transition, giving you plenty of practical ideas to take home.
Your stay in the Daylesford Cottages
A haven at the heart of our farm, the Daylesford cottages have been beautifully restored to create peaceful spaces to which guests can retreat. With cosy cashmere blankets, log fires, soft organic linens and botanical candles and bath products, they are the perfect place to take time to reflect and unwind.
The fridges and larders will be stocked with essentials, wellies will be on your doorstep for mindful countryside walks, and our award-winning farmshop is only a few steps away should you feel like venturing out to explore our organic produce, homewares, garden room and workshop.
Everything we do at Daylesford is rooted in the earth and our organic farm, nowhere more so than our 28 acre organic Market Garden, where you will begin the retreat with a guided tour from our inspirational Head Gardener, Jez.
Explaining the importance of organic horticulture and the benefits this has for the quality of our produce and our health, he will guide you through the garden as you harvest vegetables, fruits and herbs to be taken back to The Cookery School where our tutors will use them to create your chef’s table supper.
During the retreat you will also enjoy dining at our award-winning sister inn, The Wild Rabbit as well as our farmshop café, The Trough, where our organic produce is shown off at its best, in seasonal dishes cooked by passionate chefs.
In between classes and workshops we have factored in plenty of free time, so you might take time to explore our 2500 acre farm, on a series of gentle walks, mindfully observing nature and the changing seasons, as well as the abundant wildlife we work so hard to protect.
From farming organically, to creating healthy habitats and nourishing our soil we believe that the roots of wellbeing can be found in nature. Through sharing our organic seasonal food, imparting our philosophy of health and wellbeing and introducing you to mindful and healing therapies, we hope to help you find balance in mind, body and spirit.