Join our adventure in Health, happiness & freedom 23rd-25th August 2019 Inner Guidance Holistic Retreat Centre Lavenham, Suffolk
Secure your space, just £60. Full weekend price £260!
Price after 30th April, £290
Beautiful 16th Century Grade II Listed Tudor Building
Sitting atop a hill in 3.5 acres of garden
Highlights of the weekend:
9 hrs of workshops
Freshly picked food from the allotment in the garden
Hot tub Trainer swimming pool
Grass tennis courts
Labyrinth circle Fire pit
500 acre estate
Views across unspoiled countryside
Full Active Balance Treatments (for an additional but reduced fee)
Come on a journey with us & meet like-minded, friendly people.
Pay £60 to secure your space.
Full retreat cost only £260 until 30th April, then its £290!
Please arrrive at 4pm on Friday and leave by 4pm Sunday.
Friday: 4pm: Welcome drink & chocolate treat
5.15pm-6.30pm: Gi Gong Workshop
8.30pm-9.30pm: Restorative practice/meditation Saturday:
8-9.15am: Energising Workshop
11.30am: Labyrinth Walk
2pm: Use of facilities: Hot tub, hammock, Grass tennis courts, Trainer swimming pool, relaxation swing, tipi time out
3.30-4.45pm: Flexibility Workshop
9-10pm: Restorative workshop/meditation
Sunday: 8-9.15am Invigorating Workshop 10am: Breakfast 11am: Free time / use of the facilities (see 2pm on Saturday) 12.45pm-2pm: Reflective Workshop 2.15pm: Lunch 4pm: Leave Retreat Centre
Above is one of the eight bedrooms within the house that sleeps 16 people. There are 10 spaces left.
Pay your deposit and choose your bedroom. First come, first served. The Gandhi Room: 2 singles en suite beamed room with fireplace and sofa. The Churchill Room: 2 singles en suite with fireplace and armchair. Jack & Jill Room: share 1 bathroom amazing views over expansive countryside. Character Room: 2 singles beamed room with huge seating area. Shares bathroom with wobbly room. The Wobbly Room: 2 singles beamed room with sofa. Shares bathroom with Character room. The Rose room: 2 singles en suite and amazing views of rose bushes in the garden and expansive countryside.
The workshops energise, detoxify, strengthen and purify your mind, body and soul and will vary in style, difficulty and intention. They are not compulsory but are encouraged. If you would like to make yourself familiar with what to expect at the retreat please come along to Loudwater Farm, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HG on Tuesday @ 9.30am-10.30am for just £7.
A member said: “This class has truly touched my mind, body and soul. Sarah’s approach is soothing and inspirational so would recommend these classes to anyone” Helen Crooks
All the salads served at the retreat centre will be hand picked and home grown from the allotment within the grounds and lovingly prepared by our creatively talented chef. As it is a detox retreat all the food will be home made and will be free from refined sugar, processed meat and gluten. There will be a variety of teas available but no coffee available.
It is advised to stay away from refined sugar, processed food or coffee 2 weeks before the retreat to make your visit an easy experience. If you have a headache or feel nausea during the retreat please be aware this is because of the toxicity being removed from the blood stream. Drinking lots of lemon water will make it pass as quickly as possible.
Natural Medical Clinic treatments specialise in curing your physical pain and balancing your internal dysfunction. An 1hr 15 minute treatment involves acupuncture, acupressure, cranial sacral therapy, massage, remedial exercises, visceral massage, MET stretches and nutrition advise. 20% reduction on treatments, saving you £11! Retreat Treatment Price: £44 Standard Treatment Price £55 You save £11 for every treatment you have at the Retreat.
Have you ever heard someone say ‘if you are in pain, punch somewhere else and make the pain go away?’ This is what doctors call ‘referred pain.’ The idea is similar to holistic massage, whereby, if for example, your hamstrings are tight they can become suppler with a massage to your lower back; this is because your hamstrings are connected to your pelvis, which joins to your spine and thus relaxing one area helps the other.
To Japanese Medicine Practitioners the spine is the most important part of your skeletal system and, therefore, the back is where we will most commonly massage. If it is necessary to massage other areas of the body, instead of or as well as the back, we will do so in a direct approach as this is going to be more sustainable for the reduction of your symptoms.
Clients have reported reduced abdominal pain e.g. digestive issues after a holistic massage, less tension in their back neck and shoulders and feeling a sense of calmness. There are studies to support the positive effects of a holistic massage on the body’s immune system by stimulating the lymph nodes. It is also said to improve the condition of the body’s largest organ, your skin, by promoting tissue regeneration so reducing scar tissue and stretch marks. Also enhancing circulation by pumping oxygen and nutrients into your tissues and vital organs.
To ensure you feel the most amount of relief from your pain Natural Medical Clinic T/A Active Balance uses a combination of Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Massage in one treatment.
Active Balance practices in Chorleywood with clients travelling from surrounding areas such as Rickmansworth, Watford, Moor Park, Maple Cross and places further afield like Chalfont St Peter, Slough, Luton, London and even Birmingham. Sarah has experience with, and is happy to travel, to treat the disabled and heavily pregnant. Please visit our contact page to make arrangements.
Part of every acupuncturist’s theory is to learn the ‘five elements.’ These elements work with what we call the ‘meridian lines’ which in turn govern the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, vessels and skin of the body. The five elements, driven by nature, are: fire, earth, metal, water and wood and give good reason as to why there are no hazardous side effects to an acupuncture treatment, unless there are contraindications to the symptoms you are displaying, which a trained professional should notice, eradicating any harm.
The connection between nature and the body isn’t seen as obviously in the 21st century because of the ‘out of touch’ environment that we have created to function as ‘easily’ as possible using convenience, generally, wherever we can. The holistic part of an acupuncturists role is to take the ‘patients’ symptoms and turn them around, including lifestyle, emotional and physiological advice, changing how the body is adapting to its current climate.It is not uncommon for people to suffer fatigue, constipation, depression, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, high cholesterol and much more without giving it any consideration, unaware that they could feel so much lighter, brighter and more energetic if they sought the help they needed.
Acupuncture was originally used, over 2,000 years ago, as prevention. Using the same principles now, as they discovered way back then, it is more often called upon to find a cure, as we are ignoring our bodies first signs that it is in danger. Pain is one of the body’s primary symptoms, which is its unique way of knocking on your body’s front door alerting you that there is damage. Leaving the damage, thinking it will go away on its own without making any effort to find what is causing the initial response, will lead you down the sticky path of ill health and therefore it is important to see a practitioner as soon as your symptom/s arise regardless of your age.
Being comfortable around your practitioner is essential for your own well being. Connecting, trusting and opening up to them, giving them as much information about your case, past and present. As there are many medical acupuncturists around it can feel like trying to find a needle in a hay stack but start by asking friends and family who have had positive experiences, look online for good reviews and booking a practitioner once does not mean you have to keep returning to them. If you have had a bad previous experience with a practitioner please take into account that every practitioner has had different training, from different teachers and learning a different syllabus so try, try and try again. As there will be one out there who can suit your needs, giving you answers that can turn your life around.