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English Version-Cornwall, UK - Self awakening, a journey of discovery - yoga, Pilates, meditation & art mindfulness retreat


Self awakening, a journey of discovery

A yoga, Pilates, meditation & art mindfulness retreat in Cornwall, UK

With Karine Kleb & Charles Abbott

 

11-16 June 2019 (5 nights)

From £475 per person

 

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Open a new window on your life. Remember who you are. Have a lovely rendez-vous with yourself. Take the first steps for a better life!

Bring your body and mind into balance on this relaxing, yet stimulating, retreat in the Cornish countryside.

Enjoy daily classes of yoga and Pilates, along with meditation and art sessions designed to relax, stimulate and inspire. 

Find freedom! Through emotional and physical techniques, breath work, mantra and mindfulness sessions, this intensive retreat will help participants open the heart by unlocking, releasing and transforming harmful latent energies into empowering forms of self-expression.

Get rid of what you don't need any more: fears, tiredness, rejections, past traumas, conflicts... Cleansing your mind & body will result in a greater acceptance of oneself and one's ability to embrace the here and now, to reconnect with yourself and to bring out the very best of yourself.

With three delicious vegetarian meals per day based on fresh local produce, you will feel satisfied in mind, body and spirit.

This retreat is for you if you…

  • Are feeling stressed or tired and wanting to rediscover your spark.

  • Want to feel more centered.

  • Are a beginner in yoga or Pilates, or a more experienced student wanting to focus on the foundations of the techniques.

  • Wish to relax and release your body and mind.

  • Want to feel more and think less.

  • Are ready for a nice, fun, healthy break.

  • Wish to discover more of you.

  • Need to reconnect with yourself.

  • Want to strengthen your body and ease your mind.

  • Dare to take care of the most important person in the world: YOU!

What’s included

  • 5 nights accommodation.

  • Pilates classes.

  • Yoga classes.

  • Yoga/Pilates fusion classes.

  • Meditation sessions every day.

  • Walking meditation.

  • Delicious vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

  • Tea and dinner on arrival day and brunch on departure day.

  • Unlimited use of hot tub and tennis court.

  • Luxury Egyptian Cotton bed linen, white fluffy cotton towels and complimentary toiletries.

  • Daily housekeeping.

  • Tea, coffee, herbal teas and soft drinks available all day.

  • Daily free time to relax, explore the local area or book a relaxing aromatherapy massage or Reiki treatment with Karine (£65 per session). As there are only a few appointments available and demand is high, please reserve in advance while making your booking or by email, to guarantee your treatment.

  • Free wifi.

  • A complimentary gift ….shhhh! It’s an holistic surprise…

The schedule

These five days will be an opportunity to discover how yoga and Pilates can unlock your physical potential, while you make a journey of self-exploration using art, meditation and relaxation techniques to release your inner awareness.

Karine and Charles will guide you on your holistic journey to a land of health and well-being, with a splash of English humour and French style!

Arriving on Tuesday afternoon, you will receive a warm welcome and tea before settling into your accommodation.  We will have a gentle meditation & restorative yoga session to relax after your travel.  In the evening we will enjoy dinner together before a welcome ceremony.

Please note that whilst we will do everything possible to adhere to the programme and details laid out above, some things are outside our control, and we therefore reserve the right to make changes if necessary

Tuesday 11 June

  • 15:30 Arrival

  • 16:00-17:00 Afternoon Tea

  • 17:30-18:45 Meditation & restorative yoga

  • 19:30 Dinner

  • 21:00 Opening ceremony (dress in white if you can!)

Wednesday 12 June  

  • 8:30-9:30 Breakfast

  • 10:00 Morning Circle

  • 10:15- 11:30 Yoga with Karine

  • 11:30-12:30 Free time

  • 12:30 Lunch

  • 14:00 Art mindfulness

  • 16:00 Tea Break

  • 16:30-17:45 Pilates with Charles

  • 17:45 Free time

  • 18:00-19:00 Appointment available to book a relaxing aromatherapy massage or Reiki treatment with Karine

  • 19:30 Dinner

  • 20:30 Free time

Thursday 13 June       

  • 8:30-9:30 Breakfast

  • 10:00 Morning Circle

  • 10:15 Walking meditation

  • 12:30 Lunch

  • FREE AFTERNOON

  • 15:00-18:30 Appointments available to book a relaxing aromatherapy massage or Reiki treatment with Karine

  • 19:30 Dinner

  • 21:00-22:00 Late night calming meditation (optional)

Friday 14 June

  • 8:30-9:30 Breakfast

  • 10:00 Morning Circle

  • 10:15- 11:30 Pilates with Charles

  • 12:30 Lunch

  • 13:30-15:00 Free time

  • 15:00-18:00 Yoga & self-healing energy work

  • 18:00 Free time

  • 18:15-19:15 Appointment available to book a relaxing aromatherapy massage or a Reiki treatment

  • 19:30 Dinner

  • 21:00 Mantra evening

Saturday 15 June       

  • 8:30-9:30 Breakfast

  • 10:00 Morning Circle

  • 10:15-11:30 Yoga/Pilates fusion with Karine & Charles

  • 12:30 Lunch

  • 14:00-16:00 Art Mindfulness

  • 16:00 Free time

  • 16:45-19:15 Appointments available to book a relaxing aromatherapy massage or Reiki treatment with Karine

  • 19:30 Dinner

  • 21:00 Closing ceremony (dress in white if you can!)

Sunday 16 June       

  • 8:30-9:00 Breakfast

  • 9:30-10:45 Pilates fusion with Charles

  • 10:50-11:15 Goodbye Circle

  • 12:00 Departure

About yoga

Hatha yoga Scaravelli inspired is both gentle and demanding.  It is a form of Hatha yoga which focuses on developing core strength, through the release of tension. Using the breath and integrating the use of gravity, it works on lengthening the spine to create space in the body.  The result is freedom of movement, a release of mind and body and a boost to the energy.

Scaravelli inspired yoga is a stress-free yoga that can benefit everyone.  I welcome working with anyone - no matter how stiff, weak, flexible or strong.  My classes are suitable for all ages and all levels of yoga experience.  They cultivate awareness, flow of breath, clear energy and strong alignment to balance and open the body. 

About Pilates

Pilates is a method of exercise that strengthens and tones the body without building bulky muscles.  It promotes alignment and elongation, avoiding boring repetitions by focusing on precision and concentration.

Pilates can help with recovery from injury or surgery, improve posture, reduce back pain and deal with many musculo-skeletal issues.  It is an ideal way for anyone to keep fit, supple, strong and prevent injury.

The location

Lower Marsh Farm is on the outskirts of the pretty village of Landulph in the Tamar Valley on the Devon / Cornwall border. It was a finalist in the Cornwall Tourism Awards Self Catering Property of the Year 2017 category and awarded Highly Commended in their Wildlife Friendly Tourism Business Award category. 

This gorgeous spot has its own private woodland, orchard, vegetable gardens, shingle beach, and the salt marsh has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The tranquillity of this area will allow you to completely immerse yourself in nature and find your own private place to meditate, reflect and reconnect… or simply taking some quiet time alone with the elements and nature.

There will be ample free time to relax, practice your serve on the tennis court or switch off in the hot tub. You can also opt for a Reiki session or an aromatherapy massage (at an additional cost of £65 per session). Or treat yourself to a peaceful walk in a world of greenery, while looking out for deer and squirrels in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, set in over 40 acres of grounds sloping down to the River Tamar.

For details of how to get to Lower Marsh Farm, see: www.lowermarshfarm.com/find-us/

Take this chance to immerse yourself in yoga, Pilates and mindfulness - recharging, relaxing and reconnecting with yourself, surrounded by nature.

Accommodation and prices

Prices are per person and include 5 nights accommodation, all meals and classes.

Bulrush Barn

A charming new barn, converted in 2018, with an open-plan living space and modern kitchen area, dining area and comfortable corner sofa near the log burner with views into the garden.  Accommodating 2-3 people, there is a spacious bedroom with a king size bed and separate single day bed. The luxury en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower and separate bath for soaking in. Outside there’s a private garden area with views across fields, outside cooking facilities with a table and chairs for al-fresco dining.

*Early Bird* £830 early bird rate per person based on 3 people sharing for 5 days (if booked before 31 January 2019)

£875 per person based on 3 people sharing for 5 days (if booked after 31 January 2019)

or

*Early Bird* £925 early bird rate per person based on 2 people sharing for 5 days (if booked before 31 January 2019)

£975 per person based on 2 people sharing for 5 days (if booked after 31 January 2019)

 

Orchard Cottage 

Sleeps 2 or 3 with a king size bed or two single beds and a double sofa bed - both of these are in the same room. Set all on the ground floor, with a garden which overlooks the orchard across the woods, it has been fully refurbished in 2016 with a modern eat-in kitchen, stylish bathroom, comfortable living and sleeping area with oak flooring and a wood burner. There is a luxurious en-suite bathroom. Outside there’s a private garden area overlooking the orchard with your own hot tub, a table and chairs for al-fresco dining.

*Early Bird* £785 early bird rate per person based on 3 people sharing for 5 days (if booked before 31 January 2019)

£825 per person based on 3 people sharing for 5 days (if booked after 31 January 2019)

or

*Early Bird* £870 early bird rate per person based on 2 people sharing for 5 days (if booked before 31 January 2019)

£915 per person  based on 2 people sharing for 5 days (if booked after 31 January 2019)

 

Kingfisher Barn

An attractive converted stone barn.  Set over two floors, the top floor is an open plan kitchen/living area with oak flooring and wood burning stove.  There is a fully fitted kitchen where you can help yourself to tea, coffee and healthy snacks.  The accommodation is downstairs, as is the shared bathroom and separate lavatory. Outside there’s a garden area with a hot tub, table and chairs.  

Bedroom 1: 1 x king size double or 2 x single beds

*Early Bird* £665 early bird rate per person for 5 days (if booked before 31 January 2019)

£700 per person for 5 days (if booked after 31 January 2019)

 

Bedroom 2: 2 x single beds

*Early Bird*  £640 early bird rate per person for 5 days (if booked before 31 January 2019)

£675 per person for 5 days (if booked after 31 January 2019)

 

Bedroom 3: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

*Early Bird*  £640 early bird rate per person for 5 days (if booked before 31 January 2019)

£675 per person for 5 days (if booked after 31 January 2019)

 

Bedroom 4: 2 x single beds in a bunk bed  SOLD OUT

*Early Bird* £475 early bird rate per person for 5 days (if booked before 31 January 2019)

£500 per person for 5 days (if booked after 31 January 2019)

 

The food

The price of the retreat includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals will be vegetarian, prepared by our in-house chef, using fresh local ingredients as much as possible.  If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know and we will try to accommodate them.

You can help yourself to hot and cold drinks throughout the day, and afternoon tea will be available.

About your teachers

Karine is a yoga teacher, Reiki Master, aromatherapist and crystal healer. She divides her time between London and Paris, combined with teaching workshops around the world. Her yoga style is Scaravelli inspired, rooted in the Hatha Yoga tradition and, like all her work, is focused on supporting people in awakening to the mystery of who they truly are.

Charles is one of London's leading Pilates teachers. His classes are fun but rigorous, suitable for all levels. Comprehensively trained and accredited by the Pilates Foundation UK, Charles is fully qualified to teach all forms of Pilates.  His training in anatomy supports a keen interest in postural problems.

Using carefully-selected Pilates exercises, he helps his clients to improve their posture, reduce back pain, recover from injury or surgery and to deal with many musculo-skeletal issues.  Above all, Charles believes that Pilates should be enjoyable and tries to ensure that his clients find it a positive, enlightening experience and are left with a sense of satisfaction and well-being.

Booking

Due to the nature of this retreat, the places will be limited to 14 people so, if you would like to share this beautiful 5 days with us, please use this form to get in touch and to book your place ASAP. 

 

How to come?

Driving


If you are driving, you can use the above postcode for satnav but the final part can be confusing so to make things easier for you we have detailed instructions for the final part of the journey, which you can download and print by clicking here. https://gallery.mailchimp.com/dd5cea365515a3e497d66c021/files/ec612176-49ba-4792-81ed-9dff4f68e6c6/Travel_information.pdf
 

There is parking at the farm. You can view general travel details on the Lower Marsh Farm website by clicking here. 

Train

If you are travelling by train we suggest to book your ticket  as soon as possible.  In general, train tickets are like airline tickets: the earlier you book, the cheaper they are. Saltash station is the nearest to Lower Marsh Farm.  However, Plymouth has more frequent, faster services and is not much further away. You can take a taxi from Plymouth or Saltash.  

 

Taxis


If you are travelling by train to Plymouth, you can take a taxi from just outside the station.  It should cost around £30.  If you arrive at Saltash, you can book a taxi in advance with Cotton Taxis in Saltash (01752 848484) or Delta4 Taxis in Saltash (01752 545545).  A taxi from Saltash should be around £10.

Flying

For those of you flying, please note that Exeter and Bristol airports are much closer than the London airports and are worth considering. You will need to arrange transport from the airport, of course.


 

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I really look forward to sharing this relaxing, strengthening, healing and inspirational retreat with you!

Love and blessings.
Karine