Nature is the greatest healer and Valley View brings us in touch with all its elements. Traditional world views recognise the importance of keeping our individual inner climate in harmony with the the seasons. Our wellness breaks help you recognise where you might be out of balance and offer simple diet and lifestyle advice to bring you back.
Our wellness teachings are rooted in Ayurveda also known as ‘the art of conscious living’. We help you understand how the elements or ‘doshas’ of space, air, fire, earth and water work in the body. And, how, when out of balance, the ‘doshas’ create ‘dis-ease’. Through diet and lifestyle choices we can return to wellness (Ayurveda a brief introduction and guide).
When considering natural health solutions we also use the Chinese five element theory. In particular this is the basis for the seasonal and Yin yoga styles which work with the dominant meridian or energy lines of each season.
Wellness through diet and lifestyle
Two night wellness breaks with yoga, three workshops and cooking sessions. We look at daily routines, eating and exercising for health and vitality, and how to know your body type and which foods work for you. For Wellness through diet and lifestyle week-ends click here
Rebalance and detox
If we eat food in season the bacteria in our gut will flourish. And if we look after our digestion better we can banish, or minimise, many common ailments. The Valley View three or five day detoxes feature a simple gluten free plant-based diet. The meals are complemented by toxin burning herbs and teas. Each participant has a 30 minute individual assessment to determine their unique type. Then they can choose the foods most suited to them. There is appropriate yoga and plenty of time in nature. When you clean up your diet in this way you will feel mentally and physically lighter. And become more aware of which foods do not suit your constitution.
Unless food is freshly picked it is devoid of ‘qi’ or ‘prana’ – energy. Growing our own food is a big part of the Yogandspice ethos. Mark offers advice on growing your own vegetables. Lorraine explains how to use Chinese, Indian and Western herbs and spices. These balance the flavours in a meal and the enhance absorption of nutrients. We build in foraging trips according to the season.
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Help recognise your body type and put together a wellness programme to help rebalance your doshas. With supporting cooking or yoga sessions if required. Contact Lorraine to discuss or book an appointment. First session (90 minutes) with written recommendations £60. Follow up £35.