Consciousness & Spirituality, Health & Wellbeing

Yoga and Rewilding Retreat at Carthew Farm, Cornwall

Retreat with Christabel Reed, Ruby Reed

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Carthew Farm in Cornwall, Advaya hosted our yoga second retreat with meditation, wild walks, foraging, swimming and vegan food.

Wednesday 4th May to Sunday 8th May, 2016 Carthew Farm, Cornwall

Yoga and Rewilding Retreat at Carthew Farm, Cornwall

In the Spring of 2016, Advaya Initiative had the absolute pleasure of hosting twenty-two twenty-something year olds at Carthew Farm for their second, very affordable, Yoga and Rewilding Retreat.

Each morning was spent practicing Vinyasa Krama Yoga, Pranayama and Chanting, followed by delicious vegan breakfasts of bircher muesli, cosy porridge, fruit, rye bread, jams, peanut butter, avocado and roasted tomatoes.

From breakfast until lunch we’d either go on long walks through the woods, foraging wild garlic and other treats, or go wild swimming and walking along some of the stunning beaches of Cornwall.

After a healthy and fresh lunch, all cooked by the amazing Ithaka Roddam with the help of our guests, some would take it easy chatting, reading or drawing whilst others would take trips out.

Around 18:30 the evening Yoga class would begin, again taught by Christabel Reed. The evening sessions would generally be less dynamic, leaving more time at the end for meditation practice and breath development. Soon after the evening class finished, dinner was served.

Ithaka did an incredible job of serving the most delicious vegan food, which didn’t feel as though you were limiting yourself from what you might usually consume!

Evenings were spent playing games, chatting and laughing. It was truly the greatest pleasure to host this wonderful, open-minded, easy-going and very funny group of individuals! Can’t wait for many more to come!


Thank you so much for the last 5 days down at Carthew Farm for your retreat. I always feel so much better and stronger and more at peace within my self after attending your retreats. You girls have started me on a journey that is making me a much happier, less anxious and calmer person. I can't believe how lucky I was to come across you both and signing up off the internet to that first retreat you held at Carthew Farm last March. It was meant to be. You have opened up a whole new world to me that I now want to live and incorporate in my daily life. People have noticed a change in me and for the better. What better confirmation of being on the right path. Thank you so much.

Sasha Schwerdt

Wednesday 4th May to Sunday 8th May, 2016 Carthew Farm, Cornwall

Christabel Reed #

Christabel Reed is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist trained in Hatha, Ayurveda and the lineage of Krishnamacharya and Sri Desikachar. At the heart of her practice and teaching is the exploration of how we can come back to our most natural state — to our wholeness.

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Ruby Reed #

Ruby teaches an alignment based vinyasa yoga. Her teaching style engages a subtle and embodied approach that uses the breath to guide a slow, strong and creative practice. She brings an excellent knowledge of anatomy and physiology to a passion for the authentic teachings of yoga philosophy, blending these in an informed and full approach to the study of Yoga.

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