Suzanne loves to eat food, cook food and talk about food. She’s been catering on Retreats for over six years and collaborates on Pilates, Yoga, Walking and Wellbeing Retreats in Cumbria. In Manchester Suzanne co-hosts Urban Day Retreats, Brunch and Supper Events. Suzanne specialises in healthy, distinctly seasonal food and creates mouth-watering dishes for all, whether vegetarian, vegan, dairy or gluten free. Where possible local, fresh and season produce is sourced and any nutritional dietary requirements are catered for.
Rikke has been teaching Pilates for many years, specialising in Prenatal and Postnatal classes. After teaching at the Yoga Rooms and other studios, Rikke set up her own studio called Loving Pilates in Didsbury, Manchester. Here she practices Classical Pilates and offers women only classes.
After Rikke had a stroke during her 34th week of her first pregnancy, she experienced first hand how important Pilates can be in rehabilitation. It was during her full recovery that Rikke gained an understanding of the body's mechanics leading to her becoming a Pilates Instructor.
Julia is the founder of La Lune Yoga based in Manchester. Julia teaches both Hatha and Yin Yoga and workshops at The Yoga Rooms in Chorlton, Withington Baths in Didsbury along with other locations. She completed her Yoga Teaching Training (200 hours) in Costa Rica three years ago and hasn’t looked back.
Helen is a yoga teacher in Heaton Moor, teaching at her new studio The Fold. She specialises in yoga for women who are trying to conceive, with an emphasis on creating a restorative space for connection to self and others. Helen is also a lecturer in education and has a passion for exploring the unique experiences of journal writing. She currently runs a monthly journal circle, Unscripted.
Belle is the founder of Pilates Hub in Monton, Manchester and has been teaching regular and pre/post natal Pilates and Pilates Barre Method since completing her teacher training in 2017. Belle incorporates Fascia Release within her sessions as this has a huge impact on overall health and wellbeing. Belle loves nothing more than seeing her clients leave class with a better understanding of what works for their body.
Kate is a highly experienced therapist with over 20 year’s experience. She has worked in Salons and Spas and now operates a highly successful business from her therapy rooms in Cheshire. Kate has provided treatments on many of our Retreats providing luxury holistic therapies using Neal’s Yard Products to complement our fabulous weekends. Treatments can be adapted to individual’s requirements. Treatments can be booked directly with Kate here
Tina is a well–respected interior designer and has run her own company for over 20 years. Recently Tina has transformed Bracken Hill, her childhood home, into a quirky, boutique space which can be booked for holidays or for specialist retreats. Tina is currently putting together an exhibition of her Prints, some of which are on show at Bracken Hill and are available to purchase.
Lucie is a 200hr Independent Yoga Network certified yoga teacher who trained with Studio One Yoga in the North West in 2016. She has also completed a 5 day Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course with Norman Blair in 2018.
Her style of yoga is an Authentic Hatha Yoga Flow a fusion of Hatha and Slow Vinyasa focusing on strength, alignment & you. Postures are held in-between flow sequences giving the body time to ensure correct alignment. This builds strength within the body and also gives fluidity to the movement by using the breath. Lucie's aim is to share her passion for yoga and encourage as many people as possible to step onto the mat and start their yoga journey.
Beth is a Manchester based yoga teacher. Beth teaches Hatha, vinyasa and breath led movement at Withington Baths, Didsbury Nuffield and other locations in and around Manchester. Her teaching has a strong emphasis upon the breath inspired by her work as a classical singer and performer. Beth is the founder of classical music group Couch Opera who create meditation led classical gigs. She likes to bring a meditative, free, flowing feel to her classes creating space for students to truly connect inwards and accept wherever they are in their practice.
Julia has been a keen reader all her life and set up a book club in Didsbury with some friends over a dozen years ago to give them something to talk about other than children. The club is still going strong even with said babies starting university this year. The book club has given the group something to focus on and look forward to and 2020 saw it conducted on zoom, in gardens and parks, often with Julia lugging cakes and flasks of mulled wine around south Manchester.
Alison is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist working in south Manchester. Alison’s desire to work with individuals to help them to achieve their goals has always been central to her working life, both previously in the education sector (as a Teacher) and now as a Hypnotherapist.
She trained with the CPHT Manchester School of Hypnotherapy and holds the Diploma for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (accredited by both the National Council for Hypnotherapy and the NCFE ). She is a member of two professional regulatory bodies, The CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) and the Association of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH). She has an enhanced DBS Certificate which means enables her to work with children.