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by Bec Jakstas Say hello to glowing smooth skin rain...

Understanding Your Doshas

Learn more about the three primary energy patterns in Ayurveda...


9 July 2018

by Bec Jakstas Say hello to glowing, smooth skin – rain, hail or shine! As a lover of this invigorating self-care ritual, I share with you nine of my favorite benefits dry body brushing has to offer: STIMULATES LYMPHATIC FLOW AND INCREASES BLOOD CIRCULATION Dry Body Brushing promotes healthy, glowing skin and aids lymphatic drainage. […]

Understanding Your Doshas

4 July 2018

Learn more about the three primary energy patterns in Ayurveda, and how they can provide a deeper insight into what you body needs in order to find balance.

Willow is officially launched

6 June 2018

Now the Willow team has had some time to pause, reflect, and yes — breathe, we were thrilled to formally invite guests to an intimate event to celebrate Willow's official opening. The lucky folk who attended were treated to an early morning moving meditation with Gontug Rinpoche, followed by a nourishing breakfast in our beautiful retreat café.

EAT YOUR TREATMENT! Foods to add to your winter diet now

6 June 2018

With the changing of the seasons, especially the transition from warm to cold weather, many people become more susceptible to colds and flu. The great news is that Chinese medicine is equipped to deal with colds and flus at any stage. 'Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.'  Those are the famous words from the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. Nutritional therapy, one of the pillars of Chinese medicine, contains a vast amount of foods for building up your immune system, preventing, as well as combating colds and flu. Here are some foods and herbs to help you stay healthy this cold and flu season:

What is TCM

31 May 2018

When it comes to holistic healing some of the oldest cultures in the world really did have it right. You’ve likely heard us talk a lot about Ayurveda as it plays a big role in our ethos and programmes here at Willow Urban Retreat. Alongside Ayurveda as a wonderful holistic healing system is Traditional Chinese Medicine, or as it’s know TCM.

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