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Retreat and Recharge : A Yoga Wellness Retreat @ Green Craig, Aberlady

  • Green Craig Longniddry EH32 0PR Scotland (map)

Kinship.Studio is delighted to bring a weekend of gorgeousness to East Lothians beautiful Green Craig. Situated on a private estate on the Firth Of Forth, Green Craig was built in 1923 for the family of the Earl Of Wemyss and March. It is privately placed in 50 acres of mature woodland and offers uninterrupted views over the sea to Edinburgh, Fife and beyond . It is the perfect place to unwind, retreat and recharge boasting 4 star traditional luxury accommodation, stunning views and complete quiet, all just minutes away from local train stations and 15 minutes east of Edinburgh.

Place; Green Craig, Aberlady

Dates; 20th/21st/22nd September 2019. Arrival-Friday 20th September @ 5pm. Check out- Sunday 22nd September @ 7pm

Price; £390 per person sharing a twin room. £475 per person single occupancy- All bedrooms are en suite. Prices include; A two nights stay in 4 star luxury accommodation, all rooms are en-suite with stunning views! Let us look after you. Full board catering includes continental buffet breakfasts, healthy buffet lunches and two course dinners cooked on site, you don’t need to lift a finger. Expect delicious locally sourced seasonal ingredients cooked to the highest standard. If you have any dietary requirements please talk to us. Water and hot drinks are also included throughout the day, we want you to feel at home so enjoy at your leisure. What else is included?!

The Yoga of course! Sally will be teaching four one and a half hour long Yoga sessions before breakfast and before dinner. Sally trained in the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga with CYS ( Classical Yoga School) Scotland in 2015 and has been teaching Yoga ever since. She teaches a style called Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga which is a very accessible style of Yoga and teaches to all levels throughout East Lothian. Beginners are very welcome on our retreat. Class starts slowly, focusing on certain breathing techniques that help to focus the mind and centre the body followed by fundamental Yoga poses that will stretch and lengthen the body and finishing with a deeply relaxing Yogic Sleep (Savasana and Yoga Nidra). Sally will be on hand throughout the retreat to answer any questions you might have about your Yoga practice.

Our 30 minute reflexology treatment will be delivered by Caroline @ Sanctuary by the Sea. Caroline graduated from The Edinburgh Therapy Academy in 2011 and is delighted to provide you with your 30 minute reflexology treatment over the course of the weekend. Reflexology is a non intrusive pressure point massage therapy that is tailored to the individual taking into account both physical and non physical factors that might be effecting your well being. Reflexology brings your body back into a state of balance and can reduce stress, promote better sleep, bringing about a profound sense of calm and relaxation, improving your emotional state and general health and well being! If you have any questions please talk to us! Extras!

*Within the grounds is a large hot tub with stunning views across the Firth Of Forth, the warm relaxing water massage will stimulate your body to release endorphins, increasing blood circulation speeding up recovery and repair. A soothing little haven to help you slow down, tune in and let go. You are very welcome to venture out to the hot tub in the evenings for a calming soak and a bit of stargazing! We are also encouraging wild sea swimming on the retreat, come and embrace the chance to step out of your comfort zone in a supported environment and take a dip in the sea! If you didn’t already know, sea swimming is incredibly good for your health! Apart from the sea being packed full of health promoting minerals like sodium, magnesium and calcium, the cold water releases hormones such as endorphins, adrenaline and cortisol which lifts your mood and brings a sense of calm and serenity to your being. Get the Glow! (Sea Swimming optional!).

*Laura Thomas of Laura Thomas Co is coming to give a small informal chat about how to create a relaxing space using soft furnishings and candles and then will offer us a 15 minute guided meditation after our Yoga class using one of her beautiful luxury soy candles. Mmm, bliss!

*Rebecca O’Connor BSC Aromatherapy and Beauty Therapy and founder of award winning Beatitude products will be coming in to talk about aromatherapy, it’s benefits and then offering a facial massage demonstration using some her stunning facial oils! Rebecca is an incredibly knowledgeable woman, we can’t wait to offer you this experience!

Anna Neubert -Wood from WanderWomen Scotland is coming to talk to us about the benefits of getting outdoors and sea swimming, offering sound advice on how to be adventurous safely and will be leading an optional sea swim.

Maireed Moodie is coming in to offer us an incredible 1 hour crystal bowl sound bath which includes an Ayurvedic soothing drink and aromatherapy oils to ease you into a deep state of relaxation. Mai runs her own business and specialises in Ayurvedic medicine.

Sarah Thompson Stylist is coming in to talk to us about colour therapy and will be offering her professional styling hints and tips! Her finger is on the pulse, her intuiton is on trend and will no doubt bring some glamour and fun to the retreat!

*Glass of healthy fizzy Kombucha by Leftfield Kombucha upon arrival

*Goodie bags. Who doesn’t love a little extra something! We have some fantastic health and well being contributors, you are in for a treat. More to follow soon…

We have 12 spaces available! Any questions and to secure your place please email Sally @ A £100 deposit is required upon booking to secure your place and full payment is due one month before the retreat date, 20th September. If your booking is cancelled before the 20th August you will be refunded in full MINUS your £100 deposit, after this date we will be unable to refund you. In the unlikely event that the retreat is cancelled a full refund will be given. Please talk to us if you would like to pay in installments. Get in touch, ask questions, book in!