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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.

Ayurveda, an ancient system of healing

9 May 2018

You may have heard the term ‘Ayurveda’ floating around a yoga room, in a spa or read an article online. It’s an ancient wisdom tradition that’s becoming more and more popular and prolific here in the West, and for good reason! If you’ve ever asked yourself ‘what is Ayurveda’ then this article is for you!

What is Rebounding?

6 May 2018

You’ve probably seen Rebounding on our menu and thought “what on earth it that?” We can assure you, it’s not a new kind of speed dating for recently single folk… Rebounding is a type of movement performed on a specially-designed trampoline hailing from Germany (so you know it’s good) designed to get your heart rate up and your lymphatic system working in a low-impact and FUN way.

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