Following the success of Glenapp Castle’s inaugural Woodland Wellness Retreat in November 2021, the hotel is excited to announce that it is continuing with its journey into wellness and partnering again with Barbara Griffin of Transform Body + Mind to launch its second retreat in March 2022.
Tucked away on the breath-taking Ayrshire coast in Scotland, sits Glenapp Castle. In addition to its beautiful location, the Castle is renowned for offering 65 indoor and outdoor activities. With 110 acres of private estate, beautiful gardens and local woodland, plus stunning views out to sea and the famous volcanic outcrop of Ailsa Craig. Glenapp Castle provides the perfect backdrop for this retreat.
What’s more, the retreat is taking place from 4th – 6th March and will welcome the beginning of spring. At this time, the countryside in Ayrshire slowly comes alive and the Glenapp Castle gardens will display beautiful flowers, including tulips, daffodils and magnolia.
Barbara is a professionally accredited and accomplished Coach (Fitness & Life) with over 20 years’ experience in helping people transform their lives. Drawing from her psychology degree, years of working in the leisure and health industry, her research into the world of wellbeing and feedback from her courses, workshops and retreats, Barbara assists and encourages clients to live their best life.
She helps people thrive by using mindset, fitness and nutrition. She is passionate about helping people to develop clarity, confidence and control in their personal and professional lives. The words she lives by are “Inspiration, Motivation and Solutions” with love and some sparkle thrown into the mix.
Over the three days, guests of this event will experience a full schedule of body and mind coaching workshops and sessions that will take place on the estate and utilise Glenapp Castle’s stunning gardens. With nature’s truly awe-inspiring surroundings as a backdrop, Barbara will incorporate effective and safe fitness with walking and/or running, yoga/pilates style flexibility and conditioning and strength work – all individually tailored. There will also be a focus on meditation and mindfulness, growth mindset and life strategy sessions. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn and taste delicious and nutritious food. Indeed, Glenapp Castle’s Executive Chef, Joe Gould, will create delicious and nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners each day. Menus will encourage a more mindful eating approach.
Managing Director of Glenapp Castle, Jill Chalmers comments – ‘’We are delighted to be hosting our second Woodland Wellness Retreat this March. We are committed to expanding our wellness offering here at the hotel, having recently added forest bathing, yoga and a digital detox day to our extensive activities and experiences programme. Following the success of our inaugural Wellness Retreat last year, we wanted to invite our guests to re-energise, to say goodbye to those winter months and to welcome the start of spring – Glenapp Castle provides the perfect setting to do this and to reconnect with nature’’.
After active days out taking in the beauty of the estate, guests can retreat to the comfort of their bedrooms. With sumptuous beds and linens that are fit for a duke or duchess, elegant baths and glorious views of either the expansive gardens or Scottish isles, Glenapp Castle is looking forward to welcoming its guests on this retreat this March.
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