Reviews

The FoodSpa & Yoga Urban Retreat Experience

 

Debra Blenkinsop – TV Producer

“What a wonderful idea of an urban day retreat in London.
I received the itinerary and immediately felt excited and relaxed at the thought of
taking time out of a normally crazy life to de-compress.
Even though it’s only one day it’s so well thought through that you honestly come
away more mindful, rested and fully of positivity. Sam is a perfect host and so
perfectly skilled (excellent Yoga teacher and incredibly knowledgeable nutritionist)
She welcomes you with warmth and a gorgeous smell of scented candles
which is immediately relaxing. I had a rather stressful journey due to crazy
London traffic but that all vanished the moment I walked in with lemongrass tea
and homemade energy balls on arrival while Sam discussed the day.
Shortly afterwards we were taken to a beautiful yoga studio at the bottom of the
garden where we had a brilliant yoga session followed by guided meditation.
By this point I was so relaxed I just wanted to move in!
We then went back into the house and under Sam’s guidance all chipped in to help
prepare the most nutritious and tasty lunch.
It was a great bonding moment all helping with lunch and learning how to cook healthy
and nutritious food and then all sitting down together to eat and talk.
 
A fantastic discussion about nutrition followed in which we could ask specific
questions about ourselves which Sam answered so thoughtfully and with great care.
As the three people who attended where all working mothers the talk centred
around the effects of stress on the body and ways to counteract these
effects through nutrition. The final part of the day was more lemon grass and
ginger tea and some home made cakes.
What a day.
I can’t recommend it more highly and I hope you feel as relaxed, calm and
stretched as I now do.As Sam is a trained nutritionist there is the opportunity to
arrange a one on one consultation with her on another day. I did this and feel that
I have someone who is looking after me and guiding me through the
process of becoming a stronger, healthier and happier person.”

 

Rania Robinson – Company Director London

“Being a company director and mum makes it incredibly difficult for me to find time
for myself that is enriching and positive and it’s often a struggle to justify the time
away from work and family. Sam’s urban spa retreat is a wonderful combination
of Yoga, meditation and nutrition in a beautiful setting.  Everything rolled into
a few hours over one day makes it easy to do.
After a stressful week, the complete mood change from arriving to leaving was quite
remarkable and the level of focus and calm I’ve experienced since has been surprising.”

 

Elv Moody – Editor

“Wow ! – I feel as though I’ve been on a weekend away, not just spent a few gorgeous
hours in a sunlit garden studio. Sam’s retreat is a perfect combination – she
guided us through an amazing morning’s Yoga, before we all learned to cook
a healthy and mouthwatering lunch. The nutritional consultation was eye-opening
on ways to fight stress, fatigue, bad sleep – all the details everyone needs to
look and feel better. A fantastic day – perfect for friends, a bridesmaids’
or ‘Hen’ day experience, or whenever you need to get away from it all.”