Health & Wellness Retreat | Daylesford & Bamford Spa


After huge popularity following previous retreats, we are so excited to see that Daylesford are offering another Health & Wellness weekend retreat. An opportunity to fully experience the very best of both Daylesford cookery school and Bamford Haybarn Spa, whilst staying in one of the idyllic Cotswold cottages – it sounds like a pretty perfect way to spend a weekend to us!

The collaborative retreat will include Daylesford’s resident nutritionist Rhaya Jordan, as well as yoga teachers that will provide guests with a series of relaxing classes, whilst the expert therapists at Haybarn Spa will provide restorative massages and facials.

Bamford Haybarn Spa combines physical alignment with emotional and nutritional balance. Their team of experts will guide guests to achieving harmony, health and happiness in body and the mind with carefully curated treatments as well as mind and movement classes. The Bamford philosophy is all about taking time to slow the mind, relax and unwind as this is a necessity, not a luxury.

Over the weekend guests can enjoy both hands on and demonstrative classes at the Daylesford cookery school. Each delicious nutrient dense dish will be created using organic produce from the Daylesford farm, market garden and will be backed up Rhaya’s nutritional expertise. From raw food to super smoothies, energising snacks and wholesome broths the classes will help you to feel energised and rejuvenated.

Top Tip: Rhaya will also be available for short 1:1 sessions over the weekend for individually tailored invaluable advice.

So, after a morning yoga class, a slow mindful walk through the market garden followed by a treatment and cookery class, guests are then invited to an unforgettable ‘Chef’s Table Supper’ on the Saturday evening. This will take place in the cookery school where the chefs will create a seasonal tasting menu paired with fine wines from the cellar to enjoy.

As for accommodation, Daylesford has that covered too. The cottages offer a peaceful haven to restore and relax you. Each guest will be welcomed on arrival with a hamper of healthy and delicious Daylesford goodies to help kick start your weekend of exciting activities.

You’ll also be pleased to know that both single and twin rooms are available over the weekend in the shared holiday cottages, you can choose from The Egg Store, The Wood Store or The Potting Shed.

The Daylesford Health & Wellness retreat runs for just three days from Friday 13th September 2019 – Monday 15th September 2019 and costs £995 pp for twin occupancy or £1,295 pp for single occupancy. Prices include three nights of accommodation, all course materials, spa treatments, food and refreshments, consultations and for those who would prefer to stay elsewhere an activity only option is available.

For an idea of what the weekend will entail, here’s the full itinerary:


From 4pm: Arrive and check into one of the Holiday Cottages where you will be welcomed with a hamper of healthy and delicious Daylesford goodies.

At 8.30pm: A gently releasing and stretching yoga session, finishing with a short centering meditation to help you arrive into the retreat.


8.30am: Awake gently and make your way to The Haybarn Spa for a nourishing breakfast of fruits, birchers and cold-pressed juice.

9am-10.30am: Vinyasa Flow Yoga at The Bamford Haybarn Yoga Studio: Using the breath as the focus, the morning yoga will be a mindful practise of traditional yoga sequences and postures to release tension and stress, awaken the flow of internal energy, cleanse the internal organs and systems and rejuvenate the mind and body, ready to focus on the day’s teaching.

11.30-2.30pm: Over lunchtime, they will cook a number of healing, cleansing dishes together. This will be accompanied by sage advice from Daylesford’s resident nutritionist, Rhaya Jordan, on how to best create a midwinter cleanse that suits your body and lifestyle.

3-5pm: Enjoy your choice of a cleansing facial, a Bamford Signature massage or a bespoke, state-of-the-art nutritional check-up with Rhaya Jordan.

5-6pm: Healing Yoga: A deeply relaxing, nourishing and grounding yoga practise that eases the mind, body and breath back to a natural state of health and wellbeing. The practise is gentle and calming with a steady pace and is deeply effective for soothing various parts of the body, including internal organs and systems, with deep rhythmic breaths. You will come away having released deeply held tensions, leaving you feeling calmer, more peaceful and ready for a wonderful night’s sleep.

7.30pm: A special Chef’s Table Dinner, again focusing on light, cleansing and often raw dishes with everything prepared in front of you by the expert tutors whilst you relax in the comfort of the award-wining Cookery School.


8.30am: Start your day at The Haybarn Spa for a detoxifying green juice before morning yoga.

9-10.30am: Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Using the breath as the focus, this session will be a mindful practise of traditional yoga sequences and postures to realign the body and rebalance internal energy flow to cleanse the internal systems. The mind becomes calm and the breath more soothing, bringing a sense of peace and calm ready for the day’s teaching. The session will finish with Pranayama practise (Yogic breathing) and mindfulness meditation.

11am: This time is purely to take a moment to consider your place in time, being mindful of where you are and taking a leisurely stroll around the 20-acre organic market garden.

11.30-2.00pm: Re-join The Cookery School for an opportunity to cook with some of the ingredients that you have found in the garden to create simple, fresh dishes to inspire cooking at home.

2-5pm: Return to the Bamford Haybarn Spa to relax with a Rejuvenating Massages where you can discuss with your therapist which areas of tension you would like them to focus on.

5-5.30pm: Join a final meditation session to finish your weekend in a calming manner. In addition, you will have the chance to spend 20 minutes with your Yoga teacher for individual Yoga Therapy advice before enjoying a relaxed evening in your cottage for a final night at Daylesford.

For more information on the retreat or to make a reservation visit the website here.

Images, Bamford Haybarn, Daylesford

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