The Yoga & Foraging Retreat:

A Walk on the Wild Side



Join us in the beautiful and wild surroundings of Carthew Farm in Cornwall for a very special five days of Foraging, deeply healing nature-based practices, delicious food and Yoga. Immerse yourself in your practice and be supported by Ruby Reed and Christabel Reed from Advaya Initiative as we celebrate the abundance of nature and nourish our souls, our practice and our bodies. Each day will be filled with movement, breath-work, wild drawing, art, craft, wild swimming, long coastal walks, nature connection, embodiment and plenty of free time to relax, explore and assimilate.

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YOGA: Two yoga classes will be taught each day by Ruby and Christabel Reed (founders of Advaya Initiative). We will take a deep dive into the practice while building strength and flexibility over the 5 days. We will prioritise the development of breath and incorporate elements of movement, chanting, pranayama and meditation.

FORAGING: On two days George Linklater will lead a four hour foraging session, guiding us through the woodland and along the camel trail or to the coast to study and pick a whole range of edible plants native to the coast and countryside of North Cornwall. We will discuss nutritional benefits, historical and contemporary uses, facts and recipes. N.b. the terrain will be uneven and steep and require walking shoes or boots.

WHO IS GEORGE? George Linklater works at Bello Wild Food, a leading provider of wild edibles to some of the best restaurants in the country. The walk is aimed towards encouraging people to re engage and hopefully let them gain a new insight into the natural environments we live in.

HEALING FOOD: Delicious and healthy breakfasts, lunch & dinners will be cooked and prepared by our talented and healing chefs Atty and Bea. Atty & Bea have cooked on many of our retreats in the past and never fail to create incredible meals that warm the heart and boost the soul. Recipes will be inspired by balancing Ayurvedic traditions using locally sources and organic ingredients wherever possible.  

CRAFT, WALKS & WORKSHOPS: We will lead wild walks in the magical surroundings each day, and host optional nature workshops, from sit-spots to deep awareness practices that connect us deeply with the natural world. The brave ones will go wild swimming, while the rest of us will get cosy in warm baths. We will set up an art station too, and throughout the weekend we invite you to paint, draw and read, engaging with your natural creativity whenever you can. There will of course be plenty of opportunity to relax in our beautiful home and it's gardens and take all the time you need to rest for the most important thing of all, your self-care.

WHAT NEXT? All inclusive prices from £345-£610 depending on which room you choose. Camping is possible if you want to go for a cheaper option, just let us know. To reserve a place and choose your room please contact us. We will then ask you to pay a 50% deposit before paying the full price by mid September.

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3.00pm - Arrive
6.00-7.30pm - Yoga
8.00pm - Dinner


7.00-8.30am - Yoga
8.30-9.30am - Breakfast
9.30am-12.30pm - Cliff walk or Art workshop
1.00-2.00pm - Lunch
2.00-600pm - Foraging in the Woodland along the Estuary
6.30-7.30pm - Yoga
8.00pm - Dinner


7.00-8.30am - Yoga
8.30-9.30 - Breakfast
10.00am-2.00pm - Foraging along the Coast
2.00-3.00pm - Lunch
3.00-6.00pm - Cliff walk or Art workshop
6.30-7.30pm - Yoga
8.00pm - Dinner
9.00pm - Moonlight walk


7.00-8.30am - Yoga
8.30-9.30 - Breakfast
10.00am-1.00pm - Cliff walk or Art workshop
1.00-2.00pm - Lunch
4.00pm-5.00pm - Ayurvedic Tastes workshop
6.30-7.30pm - Yoga
8.00pm - Dinner
9.00pm - Last night dinner, celebration & reflection


6.30-7.30 - Silent walking meditation as a group
7.30-9.30 - Yoga
10.00-11.00am - Brunch/breakfast