“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity” Hippocrates
I’d love you to join me on a journey deeper into what wellbeing means for you, and from that knowledge to find sustainable, practical ways to bring about positive change in your life.
Retreats are an act of loving service to yourselves, to your family and to the world.
The retreats provide a gentle way to detox, nourish, rebalance your system, allowing you to return to your self.
Your body is already an expert at detoxing and restarting itself, what I provide is time, space, methods and practices to help you help yourself and find a more balanced lifestyle.
I run a number of seasonally tailored retreats throughout the year. The groups are small (no more than 18 people) so that I can spend time with each participant and for the period of the retreat we can spend time together as a living community.
These retreats don’t entail harsh regimes or fasting.
We will practice yoga together, exploring physical, mental and spiritual balance through movement and breath.
We will cook and eat together learning how food can nourish our bodies and balance our entire selves.
We will reconnect with nature and with our natural selves in the beautiful family run, ecological spaces that I have carefully chosen for the retreats.
Let yourself be nourished.
Let yourself go inwards and explore the places that need attention.
Let yourself be accepting, gentle and forgiving.
Let yourself acknowledge that this inner work is intrinsically linked to service beyond ourselves.
Let yourself be the change.
Teaching yoga is a joy I have had the opportunity offer guidance on the mat for the last 13 years. During the retreats I offer supportive playful classes suited to beginners as well as those who have spent more time on a yogic path. The classes focus on the liver and lymphatic system meridians using vinyasa and restorative yoga, and breathing exercises to regenerate and support the nervous system. We will also look at companion breathing exercises to help alkalize the body and stimulate the liver function.
We will finish the sessions with meditation or Yoga Nidra, an ancient form of deep relaxation to set intention and release deep tensions.
You can read more about my style of yoga here
Beautiful, organic, seasonal, and where possible, local food is central to every retreat. Together we will prepare and eat both cooked and raw foods chosen to nourish the body and support mental and physical balance.
Nourishment is a core element of my work and the retreats include guidance and education of how you can use food to rejuvenate the self.
During our time together you will learn how to prepare superfood shakes, smoothies, cook healthy delicious food, including raw chocolate and turmeric shots (all sugar, gluten, animal protein free).
- Autumn is a time for slowing down; the perfect time to nurture and restore your body and mind.
- Winter is a time to strengthen the immune system, to reflect, heal and find mental clarity.
- Spring is the best season for a quick liver detox, for rest and rejuvenation.
- Summer it the perfect time for the body to detox fully, allowing for deep relaxation and regeneration.
I am a strong believer in the healing power of the natural world and I carefully choose beautiful, peaceful places to retreat. I am very grateful to be able to collaborate with the teams that run these places and share their values of sustainability, community and living in harmony with their surrounding environment. By supporting them I can provide you a perfect supportive environment for your relaxation and rejuvenation. See my upcoming retreats here
A Typical Day:
My retreats combine structure and space to just be; action and relaxation; opportunity for learning and reconnecting; opportunity for reflection.
08.30-09:00: Superfood shake
09.00-11.00: Morning breathwork, Vinyasa yoga & Yoga Nidra
11.30-13.30: Preparing and eating raw & cooked lunch
13.30-14.30: Silent walk, private consultation, treatment or just time to chill out
14.30-15:00: Tea & raw snack break
15.00-16.00: ‘Healing Living Kitchen’ 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
0.30-21.30: Yoga Nidra / meditation / movie
“Rina ran a wonderful retreat. It was extremely relaxing and I came away feeling light and lovely. She is very practical – you don’t have to come away with a complete change of mindset about how to live your life, but some practical tips about health and wellbeing that make a real difference. I highly recommend.”Clare, Writer, London
“We were talking today about what an impact your retreat has had on us – particularly Abi. She has gained so much confidence and zest for life in the last 6 months, helped by fantastic GCSE results and really enjoying studying for her A Levels at our local 6th form college. We have also both stopped eating meat and are pescetarian (on our way to being vegetarian). We are both feeling the health benefits and have much improved complexion, hair and nails. We have also been enjoying doing yoga”Lara Joyce & Daughter
“Rina’s weekend detox retreat was an absolute breath of fresh air. The balance of invigorating morning yoga and a deeply restorative afternoon yin session fully satisfied my yoga cravings, whilst the exceptional juices, salads, soups and snacks all freshly prepared nourished me far more than expected. There was space within the weekend to snooze, read, walk and massage yet the best bit of all was that I left having learnt a lot about nutrition. Thanks to Rina bee pollen and chaga tea are now weekly staples and my body has never been happier!”Alex Chayney
“Thank you for an incredible retreat, I came away feeling healthier, lighter, emotionally and physically, and full of knowledge of food, yoga and my self.”Cindy Tapscott, New Zealand
“As I have found with her approach to yoga, Rina embodies everything that she teaches, with clarity, poise and precision. Her direct and distinctly unfussy approach is accompanied by a vast wealth of knowledge gained by personal experience. Rina speaks of the alchemy behind living food – and as with all magical recipes it remains the secret ingredient. As with most things nowadays, there is information available to us at our fingertips or in all good bookshops. Rina’s intimate and knowledgeable approach cuts through the hours you could so easily spend trawling for information, comparing reviews and recipes”Lizzie, Bradford on Avon
“Rina created a nourishing, calming space . I loved the balance of yoga, walking, free time for thinking and reflecting, and cooking yummy food together. I considered myself someone who already knew a lot about healthy eating but I learnt a lot, and got fired up to learn more especially about superfoods after the retreat.”Teresa Fabian, Financial Advisor, London
“Rina’s Spring Detox and yoga retreat was exactly what I needed; like minded individuals, discovering beautiful fresh healthy food (if you are feeling bored with your normal diet and uninspired walking around the supermarket, discovering these yummy foods is perfect), yoga with Rina (boy do I miss her yoga sessions, her narrative, pure love of the practice, knowledge and humour are unique) and peaceful walks in beautiful countryside. It was a real privilege to have a whole weekend dedicated to really looking after myself surrounded by amazing people. What an experience, thank you Rina and to everyone else that was there, a truly special group.”Lyndsay White, Barrister, Bristol
“Rina created a wonderful nourishing space, and her yoga and meditation classes took me beyond my previous experience to a calm, warm and beautiful place in my mind whilst enabling me to make new shapes with my body. The food we cooked was delicious – I really did not know raw food could be so incredible – and I learned a lot about feeding my body with the nutrients it craves to work best. The surroundings were divine and the group sessions supportive and illuminating. I left feeling refreshed and uplifted with my mind and body truly detoxed, relaxed and energised. I can really only describe the experience as magnificent. I am so grateful I went, it is probably the most positive thing I have done for myself in a very long time.”Lara Whyte, Journalist, London