Gut Healthy Now Retreat
Where Yoga Meets Nutrition
20th-22nd June 2020
Welcome to Natsley Farm, a large six-bedroom, working farmhouse, within the Exmoor National Park, just eight miles from the small market town of South Molton. Equipped and finished to an excellent standard, and surrounded by 200 acres of organic farmland, surrounded by spectacular Exmoor landscape, and far-ranging views of the beautiful English countryside.
This workshop will explore how yoga (Flow/Yin) – with its focus on stilling the mind – can have profound effects through the gut-brain axis on conditions such as IBS, stress, anxiety, depression, IBD, acid reflux, colitis, diverticulitis and more. Simone will shed light on these continual communications between the gut and the brain and the relevance of diet, lifestyle, prebiotics, breath-work and proprioception in digestive health.
From morning flow classes to get that fire moving to sunset yin and nidra (sleep yoga). I set no levels so everyone does what they can as we learn to listen to our best teacher ( the body), which means it is open to everyone of all abilities. In this weekend retreat, you'll get a chance to experience many different yoga classes, meditations as well as free time to enjoy the beautiful British countryside.
The food, snacks and drinks are lovingly prepared by our private holistic retreat chef. We will be working closely to find the perfectly aligned well-planned menu for the weekend to give you tasty and nutritious food, so you leave feeling rejuvenated and re-energised. Guests can help themselves to teas during the weekend, and relax inside our Saloon with comfy sofas and a log burner at the one end for chilling, reading or chatting to other group members or a dip in the hot tub to aid a delicious night sleep.
All meals and snacks, yoga, meditation, beach trip (weather permitting), optional 1-2-1 nutritional Discovery Call with Simone, 3 days and 2 nights’ accommodation, unlimited teas. Use of outdoor hot tub, pool, beach hut and surfboards. Yoga equipment. Note: All food is plant-based, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
6 Bedrooms (4 doubles, 2 twin rooms)
3 bathrooms & 1 downstairs WC
Large open plan living/kitchen/dining area - complete with Aga, Inglenook fireplace with log burner, large fridge, freezer, dishwasher & washing machine
Dining table to seat up to 12 guests
Second large living area, complete with full size American pool table
Additional extras - Hairdryers, bed linen, towels, spare pillows & blankets all provided.
Private entrance to property, reserved for guests
Large heated swimming pool
BBQ and outside seating area
2 Mountain bikes
Access to beach hut at Saunton Sands - complete with 4 surfboards and two boogie boards. Please bring your own beach towels.
Downstairs there is one very large kitchen, dining and sitting room, with 4 large sofas, a wood burner, dining table for 12, kitchen breakfast table, bar area, and a large fully stocked kitchen area. There is a second large living room with a full sized American pool table, two more sofas and another wood burner.
The wood-fired hot tub is next to the pool which we heat to a very warm 30 degrees.
Plus a complimentary beach hut at Saunton Sands beach with 4 surfboards and two boogie boards for guests. The North Devon coast is only a 30-minute drive away, with South Molton a similar distance inland - offering lots to entertain all members of your group.
Natsley Farm is located within the county of Devon which is in the South West region of the UK. 164.8 miles West from the centre of London, 8.91 miles East from the centre of Barnstaple, 31.39 miles North West from the centre of Exeter and 34.15 miles West from the centre of Taunton. Trains available from London Paddington to Barnstable.
You have the option to arrive on Thursday Evening or Friday Morning.
A minivan will be driving from Kings Cross station for an additional payment for £25pp return.
A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
The deposit is refundable up until 6 months before the retreat start date.
The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival. (payment plans are available for as little as £12.50 pw).
I reserve the right to cancel the retreat if it is not meeting the minimum of 6 participants. (if I do so your deposit will be refunded in full).
Appropriate insurance is always recommended whenever making travel plans.