Retreats that offer you the space and time you need to step away from daily responsibilities and mundane challenges and invest in your own health and wellbeing.
Rosalind’s Pilates and Mindfulness retreats are carefully orchestrated to combine her expertise in both areas to provide intuitive, sensitive guidance and instruction in beautiful, comfortable locations, so all you have to do is ‘arrive’.
The benefits of Pilates strengthening, toning stretches combine with Mindfulness training and guided meditations to help restore and re-align the body and mind. Both philosophies have been attributed to a slowing down of the ageing process at a cellular level by maintaining mobility, flexibility and providing ways of managing mental stress.
You can be confident you are in good hands and can look forward to letting go and enjoying peace, therapeutic practices and good food and wine in beautiful surroundings .
Friday 18nd – Sunday 20th November 2022
A Two-Night Weekend Pilates Break in the timeless elegance of the gorgeous 200 year-old Doxford Hall, set in glorious private grounds. The wild and beautiful Northumbrian coastline is within easy reach. Enjoy award-winning cuisine, and luxurious accommodation.
|WEEK 2:||11TH JULY - 17TH JULY|
|MORNING COURSES:||9.15AM TO 12.15PM|
|AFTERNOON COURSES:||1.45PM TO 4.30PM|
|FULL DAY COURSES:||9.15AM TO 4.30PM|
This fun course uses balls, toning circles, bands and weights to add variety to pilates mat work. Whether you are a beginner or a more practiced pilates devotee, you will come away full of challenging and stimulating ways to enhance your pilates practice. Using equipment can isolate and intensify the work of core muscles and enhance your awareness and understanding of pilates.
Mindfulness is an approach to life that helps you become aware of your own thoughts and feelings through simple practices, empowering you to deal with stress more effectively. Neuroscientific studies have shown it to reduce cellular ageing as well as improving memory and attention span. While the principles of living a mindful and therefore richer, calmer life are simple, it takes practise and an understanding of the philosophy behind it. On this course, your tutor will provide through group discussion, mindful movement and guided meditation, the tools and techniques needed to incorporate this life-enhancing practice into daily life.
“My partner and I came to the Pilates and Mindfulness retreat for some much-needed rest and relaxation as we have a young daughter who doesn’t sleep very well and it sounded like it would be just what we needed. It was much much more. We came away from the weekend feeling recentred, positive and rested. Ros was so knowledgeable and made us all feel at ease. I would recommend the weekend to anyone. Thank you"
Lizzie Fordham and Nick Green. January 2018
Rosalind Hoyes has been teaching Pilates in many different environments since qualifying with the gold-standard teacher trainers, Body Control Pilates, in 2004. After many years running her own busy studio in Northamptonshire, she moved to rural Derbyshire and embarked on teacher training with the University of Bangor, which has an international reputation for the quality of their teacher training programme. She also gained a qualification as an NLP Practitioner with Quadrant 1.
She now teaches her unique blend of these skills at Retreats and Workshops in the UK and abroad, using the combination to enable people to take a relaxing break in good company whilst improving mobility and strength.