Based in the Lledr Valley and Gwydir Forest in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, we run residential workshops and retreats including naturopathic (nutrition, herbs etc.) cleanse retreats, Body Electronics and Tai Chi. Click on the links or the pictures below for more information on the workshop of your interest, or if you have a group of friends you can ask us to host one tailor made from our range of skills. If you are a health therapist or teacher looking for the perfect venue to run small groups, please give us a call. We are running the workshops from home - a beautiful place called Rhiw Goch.
We offer residential accommodation on all our workshops and retreats, and currently have two bedrooms we are using in the house. In addition we have our self-contained cottage. All rooms are shared. The gardens are full of idyllic and secluded spots for camping for those up for a more down to earth experience or with a tighter budget.
We can accommodate up to 4 people in our cottage as there is a King size bed and a bunk bed. When not running workshops we offer the cottage as a holiday let. It is cosy, fully equipped and a perfect base from which to explore Snowdonia, or to simply come and enjoy the tranquility of the gardens and surrounding landscape. Visit our Rhiw Goch Cottage Page for details and booking information.
Passionate about the energy and beauty of Snowdonia, we are skilled and experienced health practitioners who run small residential workshops. We value what people take away when they have the individual attention that only a small group experience can give. Generally there will be no more than 10 people on any workshop, with 2 or 3 of us facilitating the all-round experience of staying at Rhiw Goch.
We see that changing ourselves, by shifting old emotions and beliefs, starts changes in our lives. We can start this process by working with sound nutritional principles, clearing out old debris. We can continue by working strongly on the body, our vessel which holds onto those emotions and beliefs. At Rhiw Goch we do this either through the complete cycles of inner work which come out of the sustained holding of body points known as Body Electronics, through bodywork such as yoga, tai chi and massage, through cleansing and naturopathy and with fresh air, fun and good exercise!
One of us will be workshop leader depending upon our skills and the rest of us will be in supporting roles, to be there for our guests, see to the food and accommodation, organise trips out or walks and so on. We aim to make this a total retreat experience, a seamless one and a personal one. We want you to leave as a friend not just someone who came on a workshop. Success to us is not growth in numbers of people in workshops and an endless increase in the money coming in, it is to create a space where people can go deeper into themselves. This is a place to retreat and escape from your outer life, but not from yourself.
Our goal is to give our workshop participants an experience to remember, with principles on all levels of being to take away and apply in their lives. From past experience of running workshops, the experience can be life-changing after long held emotions have shifted out of the body.
We provide comfortable accommodation and facilities for a variety of tastes and budgets, so that you can experience your chosen workshop right in the heart of this area of outstanding natural beauty. Being embraced by Rhiw Goch is the perfect setting for this sort of transformative experience. We cannot hear any road, we don't get much in the way of phone signals and you can walk into the forest from right out of the door or get lost in the landscaped gardens.
We are a small team of practitioners experienced at running workshops, groups and in a one-to-one setting.
Peter is our naturopath who has been taking clients since 1994 and leading week long cleanse workshops since 2006. He has in depth experience with Body Electronics gathererd since 1997 - running groups, workshops and a practitioner training programme in this profound discipline. Read More. He is also a very experienced tai chi teacher, specialising in teaching the finesse of basic principles. He has been running classes since 1994.
Kerry is trained in Clinical Massage with the Jing Institute and is a basic level tai chi teacher. She is well versed in naturopathy, nutrition and Body Electronics and helps to teach and facilitate on Peter's workshops. Kerry provides a supporting role on all our courses. She loves to create a comfortable homey space, to help people settle in and to get stuck in with making loads of healthy delicious food!
This area of Snowdonia National Park is full of possibilities for outdoor activities. The Welsh Government's site Visit Wales gives a good overview of activities in Snowdonia.
The Snowdonia mountains are a great buzz for climbers, offering some serious challenges and the highest mountain in England and Wales. See the Gwynnedd Council website Visit Snowdonia for more information.
There are plenty of mapped out walks within a short drive. See Walking Britain for a good long list. A slightly longer drive and you are in the mountains in the county of Gwynnedd. See the council's website Visit Snowdonia. There are a short list of walks from Betws-y-Coed at Mud and Routes. Or walk straight from our door, along the Roman road and onto the forest tracks between us and Betws.
The amazing Zip World is right on our doorstep. At Bleanau Ffestiniog there is the Zip World Slate Caverns and at Betws the Zip World Forest.
100 lakes and almost countless rivers make Snowdonia a popular place for the angler. See This Website for some good destinations.
Canoe almost anywhere there's river, and there's lots of those. The National White Water Centre is 25 miles away at Bala.
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