Welcome to the May Yoga & Detox Retreat at Viveka Gardens. Benefit from the full spring energy to release, cleanse and bring new vitality. With Fiona Law, yoga teacher and coach, and Ellen McCallum, naturopathic nutritionist.
Currently these retreats are still going ahead. Please have a look at Coronavirus: information and guidance
Each day of this Yoga & Detox Retreat four-day-three-night retreat there is:
- a gentle-ish hatha yoga class to stretch and stimulate
- juices, herbal teas and light meals to support safe detoxification
- a workshop on an aspect of nutritional self care with tips to take away
- circle, meditation and journaling to reflect and digest mentally
- a yin yoga and yoga nidra session for deeper tissue and emotional release
In addition, each participant will receive:
- a pre-retreat questionnaire and then individual consultation with Ellen on the retreat
- a coaching session with Fiona to explore your onward life and spiritual goals
Viveka Gardens Retreat Place is in a peaceful, rural location in Mid-Devon with plenty of space and time to zone out, read, journal, soak up the earth, sun and plant energy. There’s a kitchen garden where you can help with light tasks if you like. Also, an orchard for lying down in, fields and woodland for wandering and dreaming in. We’ll be able to forage nettles, cleavers, dandelion and plantain from the land to add to our green juices, all excellent cleansing plants. Perfect for a Yoga & Detox Retreat!
Accommodation is in two shared rooms, airy and calm, part of the ethos of community and sharing (click on link)
Fruit and veg is organic and sourced locally. Brown rice that we serve is also organic.
Digital detox and mental fasting are supportedwith silence from lights out til after meditation in the morning
Ellen McCallum is a naturopathic nutritional therapist with over 16 years’ practice in alternative health. Combining nutritional science, biochemistry and naturopathic principles Ellen offers a truly holistic approach to prevention and healing with lots of practical ideas for implementation. Ellen leads the nutrition advice on the Menopause Day Retreat here at Viveka Gardens. Scroll down to read more about her approach and the workshops for the retreat.
Fiona Law is a long-experienced practitioner and teacher in traditional hatha yoga. Viveka Gardens is her vision for an ashram-like place where spiritual practice and nature connection integrate for making whole again. She is a fully trained and experienced facilitator of Yoga Nidra and Yin Yoga and holds ‘Senior Teacher’ recognition through Yoga Alliance Professionals. In addition, she upgraded her professional coaching qualification in 2016-17 and holds an Advanced Diploma in Executive and Life Coaching. “My aim is to facilitate a space in which individuals can connect with inner truth and come home to themself”.
Arrival from 2.30pm, departure from 1pm
make £150 non-returnable deposit by March 1th and take £50 off!
Balance (£160) payable by 13th April
7am Group meditation and circle with hot water and lemon
8am Yoga class
10am light meal and workshop
12 gentle tasks in the garden or walk
2pm green juice
6pm light supper and circle
8pm meditation/nidra then detox warm drink
9.30 lights out