Autumn is the best time to cleanse and rejuvenate the body before the cold winter days, to reflect and reset.
Over four days, you will be guided on a gentle detox to nourish and rebalance your system, allowing you to return to yourself and feel lighter and joyful in your mind and body.
The program will include daily yoga, meditation, delicious, clean homemade food, sound healing, nature walks, and cooking together, all designed to support your process of transformation.
You will be supported by me and my carefully chosen team of highly experienced practitioners: a psychotherapist, dance teachers, sound healers, massage therapists, artists and nature lovers.
All activities are optional – so you can choose to take part or rest as your body needs require.
For the past two decades, I have had the pleasure of teaching, coaching and running wellness retreats. My all-inclusive retreats are carefully structured to support your wellbeing. I have created a safe space where the group supports the nurturing process and where, together, we can heal and grow.
Waterperry House is a unique retreat venue run by a meditation practitioner who, for 50 years, has been meditating for the wellbeing of all. The Waterperry estate is a space that holds pristine energy.
You will have plenty of opportunities to explore the expansive, landscaped grounds, meditate in the silent garden and enjoy quietude and exquisite beauty.
The retreat workshops will take place in spacious and light-filled rooms in the main house.
The stunning manor offers cosy and pretty accommodations with gorgeous views over the estate. Most bedrooms can be single or shared occupancy.
Eating with the intention of supporting, building and nourishing our bodies and hearts is an important part of my wellbeing philosophy. In this retreat, I will bring you towards understanding how to initiate and maintain a nutritious, rejuvenating, and delicious lifestyle.
For the past two decades, I have been experiencing and sharing the benefits of a 70% vegetable and 30% (mostly plant-based) protein diet with wonderful results.
Most vegetables we serve on our retreats are all grown at Waterperry House in their organic gardens. We cook freshly every day in the welcoming, professional kitchen, where people tend to gather between workshops to chat and help out. If you would like to be involved in the cooking – just let me know when you book.
RETREAT AS INITIATION
Together, we prepare the body, creating a safe container where you can surrender and let die what is not serving us.
In the process of undertaking the cleanse, you let go of the parts of yourself that have unconsciously adopted unhealthy habits and ways of seeing yourself; you are reborn into the version of yourself that is aligned with all that you value: your dharma.
We emerge feeling rejuvenated and with the ability to envision a new future for ourselves. Every retreat allows us to heal and celebrate as a community, a sangha.
A TYPICAL DAY
08.30-09:00: Superfood shake
09.00-11.00: Yoga & meditation
11.30-13.30: Preparing and eating brunch
13.30-14.30: Walk, private consultation, treatments or just time to chill out
14.30-15:00: Tea & snack break
15.00-16.00: Lifestyle medicine class
16.00-17.00: More treatments to pamper yourself / free time
17.00-18.30: Restorative/Yin yoga & meditation class
18.30-20.00: Food preparation & delicious vegan meal
20.30-21.30: Relaxing around the fire/treatments
“I’ll admit I wasn’t overly keen to attend the Autumn Cleanse (or any cleanse for that matter!) and agreed to the weekend simply because it’s something my Mother wanted to do! Rina set the tone of the weekend from the off, recommending a small community mindset but reassuring we could take space and time for ourselves at any point. She talked about the benefits of kindness to ourselves and each other, which cemented the theme of the weekend.
I quickly went from cynical to open-minded and I’ll attribute that entirely to Rina. I don’t know if she realises how good she is! Intelligent, well-studied and well-travelled, Rina brought such a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the retreat. Her communication skills are first-class and she read the group and the individuals in it perfectly. Her views are based on years of study and experience and her set-up is one of real substance and integrity.
The information we were given as part of regular group discussions was brilliant, the Yoga and Meditation sessions were nothing short of enlightening (yes, I actually just wrote that!) and the relaxed walks in nature were a beautiful way to reset.
The sense of community Rina developed within our group (which was very diverse and could easily have fragmented) grew over the weekend and I noticed us gravitating to each other a lot more as time went on. It was such a beautiful space of kindness, completely lacking in ego or judgment, and you could see everyone starting to flourish and thrive among a bunch of people they only just met. This part, for me, was profound.
Immediately after the Autumn Cleanse I genuinely could not recall the last time I felt so energised and vital. A week later I’m calmer happier and the approach to food and nutrition we experienced on the retreat has stayed with me. It’s had a huge impact on my Mum too, and her diet is quite transformed as she continues her journey to health whilst living with cancer.
In a nutshell (organic nuts, obviously this cleanse was exactly what I needed and exactly when I needed it. I’d no idea it would end up being such a fundamental experience, but what a super surprise and I’m so grateful we went.
Thank you Rina!”
Stacy Dornan, Essex
Dorm room (4 beds): £695
Twin room: £895
Single occupancy: £995
• The price includes organic food, shakes, accommodation and all workshops.
• A deposit of £333 secures your place with the balance to be paid in full 5 weeks before arrival
• Bring a friend and get a free massage each (worth £65)
• Check-in Friday 4 pm, check out Monday 1 pm
Feel free to contact me for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sasha at +44 (0) 7973558571
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