I spent the weekend back down at Stackpole, exploring new routes for all our lovely retreat guests.
Not only will we be using Broadhaven South beach as we did back in January but we will be utilising the fantastic trails that surround the lilly ponds. We are going to include far more runs (for those who like running) and hikes so that you get to explore this amazing part of Pembrokeshire!
Our trails, hikes and runs will take in Bosherston, Stackpole, Stackpole Quay and Barafundle. With milder weather (fingers crossed) we will be able to really enjoy the stunning surroundings and work up an appetite for our delicious new menu!
For more information on our march retreat please get in touch via the contacts page or find us on facebook and stay up to date with all the exciting news!
It was a cold, crisp but sunny weekend for our very first yoga and fitness retreat at the beautiful Stackpole Centre.
Once everybody had arrived on the Friday afternoon we settled down with cups of Pukka Teas to introduce ourselves to the group. It turns out that many of our retreat guests have led very interesting lives (Charlie Boormans bike!!!!). After a lovely dinner of vegetable hotpot we set out on a moonlit walk towards Stackpole Quay. There is no better place to see the stars, Stackpole has one awards for it’s clear nights due to the very low level of light pollution. We ended our Friday with yoga Nidra and then it was time for bed.
Saturday saw a 7.00am start with a run down to the stunning Broadhaven Beach and a beach bootcamp.
After a very physcial start to the day we all needed a good breakfast. Luckily for us we had been provided by some stunning produce from Rude Health. Granolas, muesli’s oats and milks.
During the morning our retreats guests took part in power yoga, more beach bootcamps and of course copious amounts of tea! Lunch was winter warming soup with a selection of vegan rolls and salads.
After some chill out time we stepped things up a notch and performed a high intensity interval training session, lots of squats, burpees and push-ups. Dinner was moussaka and roasted veg followed by baked apples with berry compote!! We finished off the day with core and ab work and another relaxing yoga Nidra session.
Another 7.00 am start on our last day. We all headed down to the beach and got very sandy performing lots of dune sprints, topped off with a beach yoga session. We warmed up with soup at lunch and then finished off the afternoon with a nutrition seminar hosted by our registered dietician.
Myself and Kerry could not have asked for a more wonderful group of ladies to share our inaugural retreat with. You really did make the weekend extra special for us and we hope that you all went away feeling energised and refreshed.
If you would like more information on our March retreat then please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook
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.
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!”
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….