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Woodland Retreat

So after being away from our blog for a couple of months we are back and back with a brand new venue for our October fitness and yoga retreat.

Myself and Kerry stumbled across this stunning venue and we are so glad that we did!


The retreat is nestled in a valley in the heart of Carmarthenshire. The Nant Bargoed runs around the retreats borders and there is not a sound to be heard apart from the birds and faint ripple of the river.


What drew us most to this place was the fact that we can use it as a green gym and get back to nature. By using the terrain available we can provide some amazing fitness sessions for all our retreat guests. Yoga sessions will take place in the light and airy studio and outdoors in the mowed areas of the meadow and on the decking which has the most amazing views.


The retreat is a small holding run by two of the loveliest and friendliest ladies. They have restored the buildings on the property retaining their character but with their own twist. The detail in the buildings and the landscaping is what makes this place extra special.


The Barn is at the heart of the retreat. It dates back to 1850 and has been lovingly restored. There is a quaint cottage and the bunkhouse which looks onto the meadow and woodlands.


You really could be anywhere in the world being at the retreat and that is why we have fallen in love with it. Surrounded by nature in the peace and tranquility of this beautiful location. Myself and Kerry cannot wait to welcome you on our October fitness and yoga retreat.


For more information please get in touch via eandkretreats@gmail.com or take a look at the rest of our website.

Elly x


Rude Health

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day and even more important when you need fuel to keep you going through an active fitness and yoga weekend. So with that in mind we contacted a fantastic company, Rude Health who have supplied us with their amazing products!


Rude Health are a small but outspoken company who believe in standing up for real, honest food. Clean ingredients,  no artificial ingredients, no refined sugars and non-GM ingredients.  All their ingredients are sourced from vines, orchards and fields, not from laboratories.

Our Rude Health breakfast feast will consist of Almond and Brown Rice Milks, Granola, Muesli and Cereals.  These breakfast products are not only made with fab natural ingredients but most of them are also gluten free, wheat free, nut free, diary free and refined sugar free, result!

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As an extra treat we have Corn Thins and Beetroot Bars for your goody bags! For someone who isn’t a huge beetroot lover the Beetroot Bar was extremely tasty! I actually had to stop myself from consuming the entire box !!


From myself, Kerry and the Rude Health team “eat right, stay brilliant!”




Go Organic – healing the body inside and out…

It seems that increasing numbers of us are concerned with the chemicals we put in and on our bodies. With this in mind we have teamed up with Ritec Valley Organics and Neal’s Yard Organic Remedies to make sure you leave our retreat feeling completely cleansed, refreshed and recharged.

A ‘New You’ to start the ‘New Year’


I first became concerned with what I exposed my body to when I fell pregnant with my first child & when making choices about what products to buy, it felt as though I needed a PhD in Chemistry. If you want to buy organic then the UK Soil Association is the largest certified body. Whilst I find it difficult to go completely organic, I do try to buy as much as I can for myself and my growing family & I just love the veggies from Ritec Valley Organics and delicious smelling health and beauty products from Neal’s Yard Organic Remedies.

 Healing from the inside:

Did you know organically grown vegetables contain more beneficial vitamins, minerals and antioxidants..? Ritec Valley Organics have been Organically certified by the Soil Association since 1999 and grow vegetables in their 100 acre farm near Tenby, in Pembrokeshire. We can’t wait to satisfy your appetite with some fresh, local, seasonal vegetables.


Healing from the outside:

Neal’s Yard Organic Remedies are the Worlds first health & beauty company to get 100% for ethics in The Ethical Company Organisation’s & the Uk’s first and largest Soil Association certified organic health and beauty company. Their eco-principles have set them apart from any other health and beauty provider as they believe in safe cosmetics and for that reason have banned the use of any nasty products. We’ve got our hands on some skin care samples for your goody bags – just so you can have a little pamper after a hard day in the great outdoors….

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