Dewsall is perfect for inspiring short courses based on country lifestyle and wellbeing.
Countryside and lifestyle
Go walking, foraging and exploring the flora and fauna of the nearby Black Mountains and Golden Valley, acquire new kitchen skills by cooking with a well-known chef, listen to concerts by candlelight in the church in the garden and incorporate into your stay some of the many interesting and exciting events that happen around us, such as The Hay Festival, The Three Choirs Festival, The Abergavenny Food Festival, The Big Chill etc.
- Monday 9am – 10am Absolute Bliss Yoga
- February 1st – 3rd The Elite You: an inspirational New Year Retreat
- April 12th – 14th Ayurveda: Vata managemen
Absolute Bliss Yoga
Classes: Monday 9am – 10am
£8 per session
Small, intimate and very friendly groups (10 max) held in our light, beamed, purpose built studio barn with underfloor heating. All abilities welcome, equipment provided.
The Elite You: an inspirational New Year Retreat
1st-3rd of February 2013
Floyd Woodrow MBE Joins Forces with Dewsall Court for a New Year Retreat to Inspire ‘The Elite You’
To start the year, Dewsall is joining forces with former SAS soldier, author and motivational guru Floyd Woodrow MBE DCM for a unique retreat, ‘The Elite You’, offering total revitalisation of body and mind for the year ahead. Woodrow will also be joined by renowned nutritional therapist Kerry Evans, who will be serving up thought provoking and delicious food throughout the weekend.
Having settled into one of Dewsall’s ten luxurious bedrooms, guests will be welcomed on the Friday afternoon with a ‘Sun Down’ yoga class in the dedicated studio barn, nestled in the lush private grounds of the house. After a dinner served in the conservatory, there will be an evening sound therapy session led by professional practitioner Richard Mack.
Mack’s work is both visually and atmospherically inspiring, and is used to help imbalances such as anxiety, sleeping disorders and stress, leaving guests feeling fully in tune for the weekend ahead.
An energising walk across the acres of breathtaking Herefordshire countryside surrounding Dewsall will blow away the cobwebs on the Saturday morning. The unique location of the house with far reaching views to the Black Mountains and surrounded by beautiful Duchy of Cornwall land, make for a truly inspiring outdoor experience.
On return to Dewsall, Floyd Woodrow will talk, drawing on his years in the elite Special Air Service regiment and his studies in law and psychology, to inspire guests and equip them with the ‘tools’ to fulfill their ambitions for the year ahead. Despite a challenging career, Woodrow is well-known for his sensitive and passionate approach to personal coaching, and guests will receive one on one time with him, where both personal and professional plans for the year ahead can be discussed and developed.
Woodrow’s prestigious client list ranges from the Welsh Rugby Union and the England Cricket Board, to Universal Music Group and Marks & Spencer. His recent book ‘Elite!: The Secret to Exceptional Leadership and Performance’, published October 2012, is an insightful guide to how individuals can work to achieve both their professional goals and future ambitions.
Individual massages on both the Saturday and Sunday form the ultimate mind and body indulgence, combining deep relaxation of the muscles and stimulation of the lymph system to promote detoxification. This will be followed by food demonstrations from In The Pink Cookery School nutritionist Kerry Evans, who will prepare a gastronomic feast of gluten and dairy free treats. Evans specialises in helping people get to grips with health beneficial diets, revealing how to create genuinely delicious food, which is just as great for the body as it is for the taste buds.
Saturday evening will see a voice sound therapy session, and guests can indulge in a yoga detox class on the Sunday morning, promoting detoxification through breath and movement. Tasty breakfasts, lunches, dinners and refreshments will be served throughout the weekend in both the conservatory and the elegant Chinoiserie.
‘The Elite You’ retreat is priced at £590 based on two people sharing. There is a single room supplement of £90. Prices are inclusive of an overnight stay on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd February 2013, all meals, classes, lectures and demonstrations throughout the weekend.
Dewsall is located only 20 minutes from major motorway networks and national rail, with direct routes to all major cities. It is 2.5 hours from London and Manchester, and 1.5 hours from Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff.Back to the top of this page