Yoga & Foraging: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

£200 - £610

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

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. 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! 

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

FORAGING: 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: //


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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


Ruby Reed - Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation, Walks & Nature Connection

Ruby is an activist and yoga teacher interested in embodiment, breathwork and nature connection as sources of healing and empowerment. She has been practicing Yoga for the last 10 years, which has been a transformative process in widening her levels of awareness. She began her practice within the Ashtanga tradition, studying with Ursula Scott in London and at KPJAYI in Mysore, but has been increasingly drawn to a therapeutic application of the practice to balance and harmonise the body and mind along the principles of Ayurveda, in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and his son Desikachar under the guidance of Colin Dunsmuir and Miranda Taylor. 

Her passion for the oceans and connection to the natural world inspired her to co-create Advaya Initiative towards the end of 2015, an environmental and holistic wellbeing platform sharing a story that empowers young people to take action for healthier, more environmentally aware and globally considerate lives. Ruby has travelled extensively around the world living with diverse communities and coming to understand different ways of perceiving who we are and the Earth we are part of.

She has an MA in Countercultural Art in Latin America and the Eastern bloc from the death of Stalin in 1956 to the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and an MA from Edinburgh University in Spanish and Art History with a focus on ideal beauty and the body in the early Renaissance.

 Christabel Reed - Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation, Sound & Art Workshops

Christabel is a yoga teacher, activist and the co-founder of the environmental and holistic wellbeing platform Advaya Initiative. Currently completing a 4 year advanced teacher training with Colin Dunsmuir in the tradition of Professor T. Krishnamacharya & T. K. V. Desikachar, Christabel is working towards becoming a Yoga Therapist and is deepening her knowledge of how the many tools of yoga may be applied to all kinds of individuals, meeting them where they are at and developing individual practices so they may evolve as efficiently as possible and overcome whatever they feel afflicted by.

Teaching many weekly 1-2-1s as well as group classes in West London, Christabel is fascinated by the concept of peeling back the conditioned layers that prevent individuals acting from their inherent peace and power and thriving as they naturally should. Uniting breath with movement whilst honing their awareness, students are encouraged to develop compassion for themselves alongside acknowledging their power to act, replacing limiting or unhealthy patterns of action, thought and attitude with positive ones that nourish their relationship with themselves and the world around them. Christabel teaches that yoga is fundamentally a tool for freedom.

Practicing yoga as a teenager helped liberate Christabel from years of chronic anxiety and the constructed narratives that limited her ability to fulfil her potential and really enjoy life. This transformation led her make the resolution to learn how she could apply these tools to others. During Christabel’s History BA at Manchester she went back to India to do her first teacher training in Hatha Yoga. After graduating Christabel went on to do a second training in Viniyoga and Vinyasa Krama before beginning her Masters at SOAS, University of London, in The Traditions Of Yoga & Meditation.

 George - Foraging, Bello Wild Food

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. They source their products from across the UK, from the highest peaks of the Scottish highlands to the sunny coasts of Cornwall, calling on some of the country’s leading experts in wild food. 

Their abiding ethos is to protect and respect our countryside. They source only the very best wild edibles using sustainable and ethical harvesting practices. Their years of experience, research and experimentation means they offer invaluable knowledge to our clients.

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. 


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