5 days, 4 nights - Cleansing Wellness Retreat - Yoga, Fitness & Meditation
Flow and Glow - Saucha
Monday 7th - Friday 11th March
Higher Wiscombe Holiday Cottages
Southleigh, Colyton EX24 6JF, United Kingdom
Rest, restore and rejuvenate on a coastal Retreat with sisters Sarah and Cheryl for a heavenly four nights of yoga practice and fitness in exquisite luxury accommodation in Devon, close to the world heritage Jurassic Coast. Take some time out to restore balance and harmony with nourishing and grounding yogic practices.
The retreat theme is Saucha - a Sanskrit word for cleansing. We will take you on a journey of yogic practices and meditation alongside healthy, holistic inspiration for living.
Each rising starts with a freshly pressed juice and morning mediation. You will be invited to explore a variety of yoga asana practices with daily dynamic yoga; Vinyasa and Ashtanga. Sarah will lovingly and playfully put you through your paces in daily energetic work out sessions. The evening practice will be an offering of meditation, restorative yoga and sound bathing to promote deep relaxation and release. We will join together for a cacao ceremony (a powerful plant medicine) alongside some light sound healing.
You will have ample free time to explore and reconnect to nature with walks, runs or however you wish.
We will have a skilful chef to provide delicious and carefully crafted plant based meals to leave you feeling satisfied and nourished.
Emerge feeling more grounded and reconnected to yourself having taken some time to recharge and relax.
Stunning Five Star Gold spacious contemporary house, set in 52 acres of spectacular Devonshire countryside, the perfect venue to soak up nature and have a digital detox.
The vast kitchen, diner and sitting room has wide sliding doors onto the terrace to enjoy socialising inside and outside. Take in the spectacular views from the property, looking out onto the private garden and majestic view of the valley below.
Price based on shared single beds occupancy - en suite
£760 (early bird bookings made before 15th Jan 2022)
£810 normal rate
Price based on single occupancy King sized bed - en suite
£960 (early bird bookings made before 15th Jan 2021)
£1,050 normal rate
Price based on shared super-king double bed occupancy - en suite
£1,400 per room (early bird bookings made before 15th Jan 2022)
£1,600 normal rate
50% deposit to secure booking. Payment plans are very welcome, please contact Cheryl/Sarah to discuss this. This can be arranged after the deposit has been paid.
Deposits are non-refundable - in the event the country goes into a lockdown the venue owners will be happy to provide us with an alternative date.
Final balance to be paid 8 weeks before the retreat date, after which, is non-refundable - final payment of the retreat is required by Feb 10th 2022.
What's not included?
Travel to/from the retreat accommodation.
All-inclusive accommodation for 5 days/4 nights
8 yoga classes (mixture of styles)
Daily morning and evening Meditation/Nidra/Gazing/Mantra
2 Workshops will be offered during your stay
4 fitness workout sessions
All meals will be home-made/prepared by a chef.*Dinner will be provided on Monday. Brunch - (2 courses) and Dinner (2 courses) on Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday. Brunch will be provided before your departure on Friday
Mindful breath work
All training equipment will be sterilised between sessions
You'll be invited to join us in a cacao ceremony
Support will be given by Cheryl and Sarah throughout your stay
Daily walks in nature; fields/coastal
Daily fresh fruit is available throughout your stay
24 hour tea and coffee bar
Goodie bags for you to remember the experience
The retreat will begin on Monday 7th March
Arrival from 4pm onwards.
The retreat will conclude on Friday 11th March.
Departure by 1pm.
The retreat is catered to all levels of physical movement, you will be encouraged to move to a level that suits your body and you can do as much or little as you wish.
What's not included?
Travel to and from the accommodation is not included
Yoga equipment cannot be provided at this time. Its suggested you bring your own mat for hygiene. (Cheryl's happy to help provided suggestions if you need this.).
At the heart of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the South West Coast Path. Peaceful, secluded, stunning and set in our own beautiful 52-acre valley, four miles from beaches at Beer, Sidmouth and Branscombe
Important Note for All Drivers using SatNav
EX24 6JF is a huge postcode and some SatNav systems WILL take you to the wrong property, or deep into Southleigh Valley where there is a poor phone signal. To avoid getting lost at the very end of your journey please read the following tips.
The best tip is to use your Sat Nav or road map to get you to Honiton, on the A30 in Devon. Then use the map we send you on booking for the last five miles. This will avoid errors and is really easy to follow.
(If you are looking at this on your phone whilst trying to find us, head out of Honiton on the A375 towards Sidmouth, for about two miles. You come to major crossroads, Putts Corner, with a large pub, The Hare and Hounds on the right. Turn left towards Seaton. Two miles along this road the country side opens up on both sides of the road and after two small turnings to your left, signed Southleigh, some white painted gates will appear on your left. This is the entrance to Higher Wiscombe. If you get as far as a brown sign to Blackberry Camp and Southleigh you have gone half a mile too far. Turn around and the white gates will be half a mile on your right. They have three signs on them saying Higher Wiscombe).
Our second tip to make sure that your Sat Nav gets you here first time is to use the co-ordinates below by entering them just prior to your departure into your Sat Nav.
These co-ordinates will take you to the entrance of Higher Wiscombe, which is on a good road, just off the A375 between Honiton and Sidmouth.
Healthy nutrition is the basis for life and we want all of our guests to experience the richness of freshly prepared vegan/vegetarian cuisine.
We will have an experienced chef/caterer who will be lovingly preparing your meals throughout the duration of your stay. Delicious plant based food will be prepared for you during your stay, using quality ingredients to nourish you.
Throughout your stay you can access a 24 hr tea/coffee bar. We will be serving you a daily two course brunch after your daily morning yoga practice. During the day you will have access to a selection of fruit. In the evening you will be served a nutritious two course meal.
Cheryl loves making sourdough so we'll aim to get some sourdough made whilst we're there.
Any food intolerances, allergies or special diets can be accommodated for (please specify in the booking form).
**Some diets may cost extra, please email us to find out. Special diets need to be requested by 21st February.
Cheryl will be guiding the Yoga practices throughout the retreat, guiding you through energetic, sweaty Vinyasa flows and gentle, calming Restorative yoga, weaving in Nidra and Nadi to guide you during your time on your mat. She will also be guiding you and holding the space during your daily meditation practices.
Cheryl teaches yoga from the heart and offers a warm and light approach to the practice whilst weaving in the spiritual elements of the practice, including meditation, pranayama and Nidra practices. She is also an anatomy enthusiast and loves to integrate her understanding into her teaching.
Cheryl attained her L3 diploma, 200 hrs yoga teacher's training (YTT) in 2011 with a CQY Accreditation . Cheryl completed her advanced 300 hrs YTT with YogaLondon in spring 2021. Cheryl loves to learn about yoga philosophy to understand the depth of the practice as a way to understand herself better. Cheryl has trained in Pre/Post Natal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga and Sound healing to offer a well rounded experience and yoga offering.
Cheryl's teaching is inspired by various styles of yoga and all the amazing teachers she has practiced with. The styles of yoga she's really enjoyed practicing are including Astanga, Dharma, Sivananda and Bikram. She is passionate and enthusiastic about teaching and feels blessed to be able to share the amazing practice with people like you.
Sarah is a highly skilled fitness trainer with years of experience in the field. Having had a love for exercise and movement from a very young age, Sarah left her corporate marketing role to pursue a career in personal training and hasn’t looked back since. As a successful mobile PT Sarah has managed to build a strong business off her passion , discipline and determination to get people active and healthy, both mentally and physically. A favourite saying being your body will only go where the mind lets it!
Sarah is great at being able to push you to a point that is challenging for you but still manageable. Her passion for fitness and exercise shows through the energy she delivers in her teaching. What she does not know about form and technique in exercise is not to be known!
Sarah will deliver classes which will encourage, push you and teach you. She is always creating new and exciting exercise classes and moves that will challenge and keep you focused. Under her watchful eye be ready to dive in to the exercises with great form and technique.
Your safety and well-being are paramount to us during your stay. The property has a comprehensive COVID-19 cleaning guidance which we will adhere to during our stay at the property.
PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING: With the easy and free access to lateral flow tests now available in pharmacies, we ask all guests to take 2 lateral flow tests prior to coming on the retreat. One 24 hours in advance of arrival and a second one will need to be conducted on arrival in your vehicle. We know this isn't ideal we'd loved to just give you a big hug on arrival but in order to keep everyone safe and for peace of mind we would appreciate you complying with this. If the result is positive 24 hrs before you have time to get a PCR test to confirm a positive test result. By doing this we can attempt to create COVID safe retreat.
The Government rules in relation to COVID are constantly being updated and are therefore subject to change. We will continue to update this page with more information as and when we can, but in the meantime, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your understanding and support.