The Winter Detox Retreat: Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda to Nourish the Soul

Health & Wellbeing

The Winter Detox Retreat: Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda to Nourish the Soul

Retreat with Ruby Reed, Christabel Reed

Bring in the New Year in the best way possible, surrounded by the wild beauty of the North Cornwall coast for five healing days of Yoga, meditation, walks and delicious food to warm the heart & nourish the soul.

Wednesday 16th January to Sunday 20th January, 2019 Carthew Farm, St Issey, Wadebridge PL27 7RQ

yoga retreat nature and practice

YOGA: Two yoga classes will be taught each day by Ruby Reed 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.

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. Recipes will be inspired by balancing Ayurvedic traditions using locally sources and organic ingredients wherever possible.

SUSTAINABILITY & ORGANIC LIVING: This retreat will be healthy and nourishing in every way - for both people and planet. We will be sourcing food which is organic, local and plastic free!

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 with the natural world. Some of the very brave might have a cold swim, while the rest of us will get cosy in warm baths. We will host a workshop in Ayurveda and explore the constitutions and doshas in detail. We will take this further by applying the principles to the food we eat and consider new step. Ruby and Christabel will also host an afternoon workshop on ‘Practicing For Peace Within & Without’, through which we will look at two ancient Yoga texts and see how we may practically apply this wisdom in our daily lives. We will set up an art station, 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 £250 to £650 . 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 7 days before the retreat starts.

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
1.00-2.00pm - Lunch
2.00-600pm - Relaxation, Workshops & Creative Down Time
6.00-7.30pm - Yoga
8.00pm - Dinner


7.00-8.30am - Yoga
8.30-9.30 - Breakfast
10.00am-2.00pm - Cliff Walk to Fairy Glen
2.00-3.00pm - Lunch
3.00-6.00pm - Witch Museum Trip or Creative Down Time
6.00-7.30pm - 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 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.

Affordable options available - please get in touch for details.


Thank you so much for all your work, putting together such a wonderful weekend. As I said to some of you, I came with no expectations and a heavy heart, but found a whole new world of regenerative practices I cannot wait to explore.


Wednesday 16th January to Sunday 20th January, 2019 Carthew Farm, St Issey, Wadebridge PL27 7RQ

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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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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