A joyous celebration of movement, good intentions and a chance to reset - the perfect combination.
We were delighted to welcome a special guest - London based Yoga Teacher and Holistic Nutritionist Libby Limon back to The Chimney House and The Mowbray for her second Winter Retreat with us.
This time of year was the perfect chance to gather a whole room of like minded friends together - this time over both of our locations over Friday evening and Saturday morning.
We'd like to extend special thanks to Libby for two excellent classes, Link Nutrition for our Relax Supplement gifts on Friday evening and much needed Vitamin D boosts for Saturday morning. Guests also loved their gift of ever delicious OM Bars to!
Huge thanks to Polly A Baldwin for her photography of Saturday morning's DAYLIGHT session while being the ever graceful yogi!
Friday's Yoga & Supper
On Friday we hosted CANDLELIGHT at The Chimney House - an evening of nourishment and peace, good intentions and a chance to reset - the perfect recipe...
The Chimney House was stacked out with antique candlesticks amongst the leafy green plants of The Meeting Room and The Living Room and soft and fragrant cut stems in curious pots and bottles filled the spaces... The underfloor heated timber floor was both soothing and cosy that gave a new dimension to the practice.
Slow Hatha Flow
Libby guided our guests through a breath-centred slow Hatha flow that stretched out even the sleepiest of limbs to give nourishment and peace to the body.
We finished with a restorative yoga ‘nidra’ - an ancient practice that takes you to a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the 'going-to-sleep' stage.
Served in the candlelight - our yogis feasted on a hearty plant based stew and a sublime sweet treat!
Mowbray Made Wholemeal Loaves with Mowbray Garden Herb infused Oil (ve)
Roast Tomato & Canellini Bean Stew. With smoked garlic, rosemary & kale. (ve)
Fig & Dark Chocolate Truffles (ve) & Leafy Clementines and blood oranges
A Couple of Comments From our Yogis
"Super relaxing, beautiful session! Loved the truffles - Thank you! XX"
Wonderful venue, pleased to have made it here at last! Super evening of yoga and lovely food, thank you"
Great Friday night relax! Yoga & supper was perfect! X"
"Fabulous evening, can not wait to repeat the experience - thank you!"
"A lovely yoga session, beautiful supper!"
Saturday's Yoga & Brunch
Saturday was one of those grey snoozy mornings - so perfect for some get up and go vibes! The Mowbray was heated to a blissful temperature to aid Libby's 90 minute detox vinyasa flow, designed to stimulate the body’s own detoxifications systems.
After our Yogis twisted and sweated it out we served up a delicious brunch around The Mowbray's feasting tables.
Mowbray Made - Baked Sweet Potato & Onion Rosti with Wilted Spinach & Chard, Roasted Portabella Mushroom & Poached Organic Eggs.
Turmeric Latte & Banana, Almond & Maca Muffins
A Couple of Comments From our Yogis
"A lovely morning spent with friends, great food and a wonderful yoga session. Feeling relaxed and happy - many thanks"
"Feeling fabulous after Candlelight and Daylight yoga, scrumptious food as always and lovely to meet up with old school friends and catch up over a Turmeric Latte - Perfect! Thank you!"
"Very enjoyable. Beautiful room, really great way to start the weekend. Thank you!"
"The perfect start to the weekend. Feeling calm and refreshed ready to take on the outside world. Fantastic location for a yoga brunch, fabulous food as always, can not wait for next time!"
"Thank you for a fab morning of yoga and brunch. The food was beautiful and felt well deserved after the yoga, thank you".
"We had a great time! Lovely yoga session followed by a delicious brunch, can't wait for next time!"