Rachel Cox has a background in dance, art, martial arts, and law. She returned to her first love of holistic therapy. It came naturally to her as she had been raised in an environment that welcomed and encouraged complementary therapies. Rachel has traveled the world to complete her various training and brings her unique zest for life to everything she does.
Roger has had a lifelong fascination with yoga and various Eastern philosophies, as well as Shamanic indigenous native north and south American cultures. He started a Hatha yoga practice, initially, and principally self-study from books in 1972. His teaching is thoughtful, intelligent, insightful, and often playful. Using Nada yoga (gongs and Himalayan singing bowls) in class to raise consciousness. Teaching primarily from a tantric perspective, his classes will always vary according to students needs, with neither age, inexperience, nor injury being a barrier.
Molly will run the detox food program.
Louise has a wealth of knowledge in both self-healing and about Bali, where she trained as a yoga teacher.
Susie is really knowledgeable about nature's ability to heal. She will hold a workshop on this retreat.
Kirsty Davidson Great Britain
April 2017, BookYogaRetreats
As a beginner I was unsure what to expect but the yoga teachers Rach and Amanda were fantastic in teaching all levels and abilities. The venue, facilities, food and teaching were fab. I would definitely recommend to anyone interested even as a complete beginner.
I first met Rach during the Om & Bass Yoga Festival that she organises in Braziers Park, Wallingford. With her Multi coloured mohawk wig and bright pink tutu! I thought, never had I seen a yoga teacher like it! Haha!
I've never quite got to grips with yoga in the past, being in jam packed classes where you're left to your own devises and not getting much support from the teacher I was pretty put off from the beginning. But having been to a couple of Rach's classes now, i can safely say that yoga is looking to become something im more interested in!
Rach is very encouraging and allows you to go at your own pace without that pressure of it being a certain way. She understands that each person is different and has different abilities and this means her classes are open to all levels and you never feel 'the odd one out'.
I have now joined a regular class with Rach and me and my body are happy.
Lots of people go to a retreat for a reason, I went for the love of yoga and got so much more! The House and surroundings are beautiful, loved the Yoga, I've been practicing for a while and felt like I got so much more out of the practice with Rach, I've even signed up for her weekly Yoga classes even though I have to travel it's worth it when you find a great teacher. Great itinerary with a mix of activities to take your mind off detoxing. The food was really good (not something you normally hear on a detox) but it really was! Freshly made, locally sourced, delicious and made with peace and love! It was my first retreat and at the risk of sounding dramatic it was life changing! I'd recommend this retreat for anyone...it's a must!
Another fantastic Wildhuman yoga retreat this last weekend. As I pulled up to this wonderful Eco house i instantly felt relaxed and happy and have to say wasn't disappointed.
I was met by Rachel Cox received a warm welcome and a heartfelt hug. I had finally arrived and my weekend spiritual adventures were about to begin.
I chose a detox A which comprised of fruit teas, smoothies and soup. I thought "what the heck..lets go the full hog". After an introduction to my fellow yogis we enjoyed actually i have to say, the best pumpkin soup i have ever tasted. What a relief detox food is tasty.
I unpacked my bags in a huge 3 bed dorm and met my room companions before heading down to the open basement, a beautifully set out yoga space with laid out mats, bolsters, blocks and stretching straps. The window sills were beautifully and calmingly adorned with irnate candle holders, ornamental elephants and an array of healing gems this is it, I am ready to welcome back my inner self.
Rachel took us through an inspiring and calming YIN journey, opening our hearts and souls with gentle and relaxing stretching, breathing and meditation. I felt like i was floating peacefully along a calm and endless river after which my endless river floated me up to bed and into a beautiful sleep.
The next morning our day started with a delicious fresh grated ginger and lemon tea a refreshing zing to wake us all up from our slumber.
Our first yoga session of the day started with some wonderful stretches and evolved into a slightly stronger Yin practice concentrating on breathing, lifting, stretching and twisting easing our spines gently to a younger version of ourselves. I have to say very painless and rather more satisfying. We undertook some delicious flow work and i felt my steel body gently soften to bamboo. We completed the session with a beautiful guided meditation taking us on a tour of every part of our bodies. I very nearly fell asleep at this point listening to Rachel's soft and gentle voice. We finished with a beautiful melody of Oms.
Another fantastic shake digested and scrub in the shower and i was off for a lovely dip in the salt hot tub enjoying the steamy bubbles then lunch. Beetroot and horseradish soup plus many more tasty ingredients, detox is delicious!
Now for breathing alchemy with our second teacher Karen. This involved lying down and breathing through a wide mouth, strange to be sure and my mouth was getting dry quickly, just as Karen started to mention that this happens to start with and soon you wont notice and sure enough, my next journey climbing mountains and casting my unwanted baggage away, just watch the rucksacks and rocks tumble down behind me. I realised that despite my gaping mouth, i was smiling well on my way to finding that little lost soul inside of me. A full stop with a gentle Om and we drifted back into the living area of the house.
Rachel was well into our included Reiki by this point treating us one by one. Noting our chakras in need of our help and attention and Karen took us on another journey through some longer holds and stretches and more relaxing meditation finishing again with an Om. I am feeling dream like, floating and at least a foot above the floor.
Dinner, then bed.
Sunday, my alarm crackled into life like a dinner bell and we all yawned into life on this Sunday morning.
Looking forward to the rush with my morning tea ready for our first practice. We all headed down to our silent den ready to go. A radient Rachel took us through some strong flows, stances and balances. After falling over a few times i realised that my balance had been left in bed that morning and started to smile and eventually wobbled myself back to balance. Great session finishing with 9 harmonious Oms followed by breakfast and reluctant packing. Then my Reiki session had arrived. Rachel's healing hands set to work and their warmth and energy flowing right through me. My two wantant chakras coming to light and oh so true absolutely spot on.
We were all off for a walk in the rain. Hopped into a couple of cars and into the countryside. We were met by a beautiful wooded area and instantly adopted by a lovely little dog, delighted with our bubbly troup passing by. Time for photos and a quick dash through the worsening rain back to our cars and home to our retreat. Lunch and greeted with a comforting hot soup rest then our final session of yoga.
Karen took our last session and with Rachel training next to me the whole group of new best friends and adventurers began our final journey of the weekend stretching, holding, breathing guided image meditation then Ohms.
Our journey was complete and after many warm heartfelt goodbyes and thank your i was on my way back out into the world feeling fresh, re generated and most definitely me an absolutely fantastic weekend and I am grateful for the chance to have been a fellow adventurer. Rachel worked so incredibly hard to get this retreat up and running she really is an inspiring and incredible WildHuman.
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