Yoga & Foraging: Take a Walk on the Wild Side — Advaya

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Yoga & Foraging: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Retreat with Christabel Reed, Ruby Reed, George Linklater

Join us in the beautiful and wild surroundings of Carthew Farm in Cornwall for a very special five days of Foraging, nature-based practices, great food and Yoga.

Wednesday 17th October to Sunday 21st October, 2018 Carthew Farm, St Issey, Wadebridge PL27 7RQ

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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, practice and bodies. Each day will include 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.

A magical week - we hope you will join us!

See Photos from our May 2018 Cornwall Retreat HERE


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. We will prioritise breath development and incorporate elements of movement, chanting, pranayama and meditation.


On 2 days George Linklater will lead a 4-hour foraging session, guiding us through the woodland and along the camel trail or to the coast to study and pick a 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 us to re-engage with the natural world around us gain new insights into the environments we live in.

Healing Food#

Delicious and healthy breakfasts, lunch & dinners will be cooked and prepared by our 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 £200-£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.

For more information about the type of yoga you will practice please see Ruby and Christabel’s websites.


..(subject to change)..


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

Our Home for the Week#

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Carthew Farm is a beautiful family home set in one of the most picturesque areas of North Cornwall overlooking the Camel Estuary. With woodlands for walking and seas for swimming this is a very special retreat space.

All-inclusive prices range from £300-£600, depending on which room you choose or if you decide to camp.

Wednesday 17th October to Sunday 21st October, 2018 Carthew Farm, St Issey, Wadebridge PL27 7RQ

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.

Read Christabel Reed’s profile

Ruby Reed #

Ruby is a curator, creator, yoga therapist and free-diver fascinated by how we relate to the world around us.

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George Linklater #

George is the co-founder of Bello Wild Food, whose goal it is to reconnect chefs and their customers to the exciting flavours and sensual experiences of wild edibles.

Read George Linklater ’s profile