Living here at Wood Farm we know the restorative effect of our nature Nirvana. We breathe clean air, walk untrodden paths, swim wild and watch as the cycles of life enchant us. The ancient trees, the wildflower meadows, the birds, the tranquillity and the privacy of so special a place never ceases to calm and revive the spirit.
Our Nurture by Nature retreats distil these rare and wonderful comforts into a leisurely weekend where you can be at one with the living world, be restored by yoga, refreshed by wild swimming, nourished by soul food, relaxed by aromatherapy and engaged by kindred companions. A weekend to unwind and be revived by good company, gentle therapies and mother nature herself.
Our retreats are made all the more special by collaborating with kindreds in life and living, Camille and Claire van Hoegaerden. Camille set up Wildling Yoga Studio perched on the far hill across our valley and her sister, Claire has a love of nourishment, having cooked, baked and brewed in New York, London and Berlin. They bring their passions for body and soul to be central to the weekend.
Welcome and Nesting from 5pm
Dinner made for you
Meditation at Fire Circle
Breath Deep, Wild Swim
Root to Rise Yoga
Lunch Al Fresco
Take Part Supper Prep
Roam Free, Swim Wild
Brunch made for you
Walk & Watch
Yoga Elemental Yin
Simple Supper made for you
Out and About
Farewell & Safe Travels – by 11am
Choose to come with a friend or be teamed as a sharer at £1250/2 person room (£+625pp). Or take a room to yourself at £950.
10% discount for bookings of 2 rooms or more – a perfect idea for hen parties, birthday parties, mini-breaks or mother daughter weekends.
Arrival is from 5pm on Friday 16th September
Departure is before 11am on Monday 19th September
Our award-winning Barn at Wood Farm has a contemporary vibe with two super-comfortable double or twin ensuite bedrooms.
Our Stables at Wood Farm have a classic farmhouse style with two ensuite bedrooms and a kitchen.
I’m Camille, founder of Wildling Studio, a yoga studio and workshop space dedicated to cultivating joy and whole hearted living, just across the valley from Wood Farm.
Steady, heartfelt connection lies at the centre of my practice as I explore movement, creativity and the simple pleasure found in sweet connection. Connection to myself, connection to others, connection to nature and connection to life. What makes my heart sing? For me, it’s a deep, slow, steady relationship with the land I live on, gently attuning to the ebb and flow of the seasons. Experiencing the heartfelt joy of adventuring in good company, taking the time to explore creativity in all its many forms, and practising an embodied movement system which gives me a wonderful opportunity to feel comfortable in my body.
If I’m not outside with my four-legged friends, or off in search of the next best wild swim spot, you’re likely to find me surrounded by dried flowers, and scraggly branches speckled with lichen.
Retreat into Stillness
Meditation around the fire
Breath Deep - Swim Wild
Explore breathwork techniques before taking adip in the lake and a warming cardamom coffee.
Root to Rise
Root to the earth beneath you in a sequence that will leave you feeling both grounded and energised as you tune into your natural surroundings.
3 - 4.30pm
Elemental Yin Yoga
A nourishing sequence to take you deep into your body as you explore the five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
8 - 9pm
Melt into your mat as you release into deep relaxation.
I am Claire van Hoegaerden and have worked in the fine dining restaurants of New York, London and recently creating craft kombucha in Berlin. I approach food with curiosity creating, simple, spontaneous meals that celebrate local produce and bring people together. The food we eat is an integral part of our lives, it supports our wellbeing, brings us joy and connects us to others.
Our Nurture by Nature menus are inspired by what is blooming and growing in the Wood Farm meadows, woods and garden. My passion is for making seasonal dishes that consider both soil and soul. We’ll be making the most of the abundance of September - the peak of the harvest season. We’ll share simple wholesome dishes capturing the best of what nature has to offer, dishes which celebrate the seasons with foraged finds and fizzing ferments to nourish, comfort and heal.