Since 2009 we have been helping people to feel at peace with themselves. To experience the happiness that comes from being kind to your body and mind whilst on retreat. Our philosophy is that 'too much of a good thing is wonderful' so we would like to share the love....
We are fortunate enough to have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience over the past few years of running retreats and we believe that in giving you also receive, so we are slowly developing the 'Chillout Retreat foundation'. A charity that helps to support others less fortunate than ourselves, provides grants and opportunities for those who are in need of a helping hand. Every one of your bookings generates money towards this worthy fund which in turn helps others too. We are currently supporting 'Gideons Trust' in Uganda which provides health care and education to orphaned children. Our wish is that we can help others to achive, to assist people onto courses that could change their lives forever, to help those who have financial difficulties to take part on a retreat, to offer life coaching and therapies that can help ease a tired mind and re-focus towards a brighter future.
If you know someone who is desperately in need of their own retreat, someone who cares for other peoples wellbeing at the expense of their own, then contact us now...we may be able to help.
More charity photo's and fundraising efforts coming soon....
YOGA SHOW WINNER NICKY DYE (Above left)
I was lucky enough to win a yoga retreat at the OM Yoga Show in London last October. My first ever retreat! I was so impressed with the beautiful Barn and vast views over Arundel. What made it so special was that Chillout Retreats is family run by sisters Nat and Lucy - Nat teaches yoga and mindfulness, while Lucy dishes up delicious, nourishing veggie food. Their daughters helped with mealtimes, cooking pancakes and making desserts and even clearing away the dishes. Together, they created a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
There were 3 yoga classes and 1 yogalates class over the weekend, each with a different theme - from restorative to dynamic, with easy-to-follow guidance and lots of fun with balancing and partner poses. I enjoyed doing core and stability moves, balancing a ball on your back, and imagining you're a king prawn in a sushi roll, while lying back over your partner in childs pose. We also had two long evening mindfulness sessions, on the breath and on compassion. It's so rare in modern life to treat yourself to a longer meditation.
I was a little nervous about who was going to be on the retreat, and how we would mix, but Nat & Lucy created an optimal environment for us to relax and have a laugh together. We ate together, went on a walk exploring the beautiful cathedral, castle and surrounding countryside in monsoon rains, (we saw the funny side!) and had fun creating and sharing visions in a life coaching workshop.
The retreat lived up to its title for everyone, and the following Monday morning, when my daughter shared the fact that she hadn't brought her homework book home over the weekend, and had lost all her uniform shirts in the last couple of weeks, there were no raised voices, just two people calmly discussing the best way forward. That's the power of Chillout Retreats....brilliant!
Each month Chillout Retreats sponsor orphaned children through the Gideons Trust in Uganda. Providing them with healthcare, school fees and love. Letting them know that there are people out there who care and love them...
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