Today is a TWO months anniversary since the stunning cute and lovely Colby Hanks of Kinetic Studios and I held our first ever Lush Escapes Retreat.
Lush Escapes is a luxury (oh yes luxury, we wouldn't have it any other way!) Raw Food and Yoga weekend retreat, which we designed specifically for those individuals wishing to get away to tranquillity but be involved in a stimulating program at the same time.
"Fun, energising, relaxing, and enjoyable weekend away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and a chance to relax in beautiful surroundings with like minded people" -Anita, Ireland
In June we escaped to the deluxe lodges set amongst a forest and a meditation centre of Yorkshire. Even on a rainy day, it all looked completely serene and picture perfect.
We were blessed with a group of truly amazing people- sisters, friends, married couple, singles, those with health challenges, and those in top health, many complete beginners to yoga or raw food, some that already practice yoga on a daily basis, some that study nutrition, and two beauties even flew over from California especially for Lush Escapes.
"I’ve done and overcome more in the past 3 days than the last 12 years... Tanya and Colby made me feel so positive and relaxed." - Laura, Wales
The program consisted of divine mocktails and canapés on arrival Friday evening, followed by a get to know each other session and voluntary Zumba. Both Saturday and Sunday included energising morning yoga and digestion boosting evening yoga. The raw food sessions were all workshop based, which included a selection of my top signature classes, where you got to learn all about the nutrition and the making of every drink, breakfast, meal and dessert. Yummy!
“Life-changing and life-enhancing. We picked up loads of new food recipes and ideas. The food was amazing and there was plenty of it; we were never hungry!” – Lynne & Roger, Yorkshire
We had awesome surprise challenges, group activities, educational dvd evenings, a crazy mask night, plenty of free time for hot tubs and exploring walks, even an unplanned Reiki session. I’ll tell you what was tough though... saying goodbye on Monday morning!
We all turned up as ourselves, individuals from all walks of life and left not only inspired to create a healthy lifestyle, but having formed solid friendships. We are all still in contact on a regular basis and that’s not about to change...
"I arrived depleted and emotionally empty. Within a few hours I felt revived and my energy, strength, spirit and happiness increased rapidly throughout the weekend. I recommend Lush Escapes to everyone!" -Michelle, Australia
This Autumn, we want to do it all over again!! And this time, it will be our final retreat for an entire year. What do you think? Will you join us?
The new location is a mansion house in Woodbridge, Suffolk and Oh My, when I say luxury, I mean luxury! You will absolutely relish in the extravagant rooms and hallways, bedroom suites, magnificent dining setting and a delicious kitchen (yes I want to eat it!)
It is just 1,5 hours from London by train and we’ve even got transfers from the station covered. Just bring comfy clothes and a toothbrush (well that’s your choice) and let us take care of the rest!
And if that wasn’t enough of good news... you may still be eligible for Early Bird Savings! Are you still here? Oh good you are already checking out http://www.lushescapes.co.uk/ :)
Hope to hear from you soon and CAN NOT wait to meet you!
Too much Love,
PS If you can’t quite wait till 16th September, Colby and I are running our popular 1 Day City Retreat on Sunday 21st August. It is an absolute steal of a deal for a full day of Raw Food and Yoga for Beginners, take a look