2024 “FUNKY FIT SOUL RETREAT” – with Emelina James

Prepare yourself for a weekend packed with high-energy fitness classes, rejuvenating yoga sessions, stunning Autumnal hikes, wild swimming in Devon beauty spots, and a menu that will leave you in awe! Get ready to groove to the disco vibes as we GET DOWN ON IT for the last SUST! retreat of 2024!
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Date:
15th-18th November 2024
Location:
Lynton, Devon, UK
Accommodation:
Guest House
Length of Retreat:
3 nights
Retreat Code:

FFS-NOV24

Your hosts:

Emelina, Natalie, Lesley, Steve, Beth

Cost:

£620 for a Luxury Suite twin ensuite

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Sust! Health Retreats is thrilled to welcome back the one and only EMELINA JAMES from ELEM FITNESS for this seriously FUNKY FITNESS RETREAT guaranteed to get you moving, grooving, shaking, and jumping!

This incredible event includes:

  • REBOUNDING CLASSES
  • ZUMBA FITNESS
  • FITNESS PILATES
  • BOOTY BAND AND RESISTANCE BAND CLASSES
  • YOGA FLOW CLASSES
  • RESTORATIVE YOGA
  • STUNNING GUIDED HIKES along the SOUTH COAST PATH
  • WILD SWIMMING in beautiful, wild SWIM SPOTS
  • NUTRITION TALKS
  • A sensational HEALTHY MENU showcasing the BEST LOCAL DEVON PRODUCE.

This phenomenal retreat boasts Luxury ensuite Guesthouse accommodation in the picturesque village of Lynton, nestled within the majestic Exmoor National Park, surrounded by the breath-taking beauty of the North Devon Coast.

THE PROGRAMME

NATURE, MOVEMENT and FOOD is what Sust! Health Retreats is all about! Following the Sust ‘Fit, Flow, Fuel‘ formula, the daily programme includes a varied mix of fitness and yoga classes, guided hikes, expert-lead cold water immersion, nutrition talks and an exceptionally delicious and healthy menu.

SAVE THE DATE!

This retreat will take place in Lynton (North Devon) from Friday November 15th to Monday 18th November 2024.

WHAT TO EXPECT…..

HIKING

The North Devon Coast is a haven for hiking enthusiasts, especially with the unparalleled beauty of Exmoor National Park and the stunning South West Coast Path offering breathtaking views.

We’ve curated two extraordinary guided hikes for the weekend that will leave you exuberant and brimming with vitality.

Choose between a shorter or longer hike based on your fitness level. These invigorating journeys typically span 3-4 hours (totally worth it!) and cover distances ranging from 5 to 8 miles, depending on your chosen option.

Soak up the Autumn vibes and marvel at the expansive landscapes of Exmoor National Park at one of the most special and dramatic times of the year in North Devon.

FITNESS AND YOGA CLASSES

Get those muscles pumping and your heart beating with a dynamic mix of mini-trampolining, Zumba fitness, resistance band workouts and Pilates. We make fitness FUN at Sust health retreats! We focus on simple and effective forms of exercise that prime your muscles and your metabolism for the rest of the day. The yoga classes offer a perfect counterbalance to the high-energy fitness sessions, providing an opportunity to flow, stretch, breathe, and relax. After a day of hiking, dipping and fitness classes, the yoga will calm the mind and unwind the body, bringing a sense of harmony to your overall well-being.

EMELINA

Emelina is a Lancashire-based fitness, dance and yoga instructor and a professional Soul and Motown singer. She co-founded fitness company ‘ELEM FITNESS’ with her daughter, and together they deliver an extensive weekly timetable of fitness classes including Fitness Pilates, trigger-point Pilates, weight-based Pilates, Zumba, resistance training, spinning, mini-rebounding, aqua, Barre, yin yoga, and 5 programmes from world renowned Les Mils. Emelina has a huge wealth of experience in the health retreat industry and currently splits her time working abroad on retreats in Turkey and Portugal, and teaching 30 classes a week at various fitness centres in her home town. Heavily inspired by music and her passion for singing, Emelinas’ classes are always accompanied by an EPIC playlist to get you moving and grooving and put the biggest smile on your face! Be prepared to sing and dance like no ones watching!

NATALIE

Natalie is a yoga, pilates, and fitness instructor based in North Devon and the owner and founder of Sust! Health Retreats. She has spent her entire career in the health retreat industry both as a teacher and manager and she is dedicated to motivate, inspire, and educate people through unique and exceptional health retreat programmes based within Exmoor National Park. Growing Sust! Health Retreats is a dream taking shape after years of dedicated work and a strong vision.

Natalie will be hosting this event alongside Emelina and can’t wait to share her passion for movement and nutrition during this exciting event.

COLD WATER IMMERSION

Cold water immersion in secret swim spots along the North Devon Coast will take your breath away (in the best possible way). Nature is at the heart of the Sust! experience so if you are a lover of rivers and the sea, and you are open-minded about trying cold water immersion, then this weekend provides a brilliant opportunity for beginners and seasoned cold dippers alike, to reap the many benefits of this practice in a supportive and safe environment. Be warned….you might become addicted!!

LESLEY

Lesley is a qualified cold water therapist and educator. Her passion for cold water dipping has lead her to research deeply into the topic and she enjoys sharing this knowledge and personally coaching small groups in and around Exmoor National Park at her favourite wild swim spots. Lesley is also a Nordic Walking instructor, Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, and Group Fitness teacher.

FOOD!

Get ready for an incredible culinary experience featuring nutrient-dense dishes crafted from locally sourced Devon ingredients. The Sust! menu takes pride in offering high-quality protein to help regulate blood sugar levels and support muscle development. Our commitment to providing a nutrient-rich menu produced from UK farms means that seafood, meat, eggs, and dairy are generously incorporated into most of our dishes, alongside plentiful seasonal vegetables exploding in colour and fibre.

At Sust! we seamlessly blend the timeless wisdom of traditional cooking techniques with the contemporary trends of modern healthy cuisine. This is why you will enjoy classic foods like broths and stews, alongside refreshing vegetable juices, vibrant smoothies bursting with nutrients, and guilt-free dessert creations.

In the Sust! kitchen, our dedicated team works tirelessly in preparation for your retreat. They laboriously simmer bone broths, slow-cook hearty stews and soups, dehydrate nuts, seeds, and crackers, and carefully select the finest produce from UK farms, all of which form the core of the SUST! food philosophy.

For those who prefer plant-based options, rest assured that our meals burst with vibrant plant-based ingredients, and our Vegetarian and Vegan menu is just as satisfying and delicious.

Natalie will share her passion for Nutrition through informative talks and practical demonstrations, ensuring that simple, take-home tips and knowledge can be implemented right away at home.

ENSUITE LUXURY GUEST HOUSE- WOODLANDS

Nestled in the exquisite West Lyn Valley in Exmoor, Woodlands is a luxurious boutique guesthouse that offers a perfect retreat. Originally built in 1882 for a prosperous London gentleman and his family, this charming detached Victorian property has a fascinating history, having been owned by the Church, served as a private school for evacuees during World War II, and operated as a hotel in the 1960s.

The property holds a 4.5-star rating and features five luxury ensuite rooms. Its strategic location provides easy access to prominent attractions like the Valley of Rocks, Watersmeet, the South West Coast Path, Lee Bay, Woody Bay, and The Two Moors Way. The quaint village of Lynton is a 10-minute stroll away along a pleasant, wooded track. 

If you appreciate tranquillity, the melody of birdsong, the murmur of a woodland river, and captivating valley views, Woodlands Guesthouse will appeal to you. 

For allocated down time, there is a comfortable and cosy lounge, upstairs ‘snug’ area, an onsite hot tub and Infra-red sauna, making Woodlands the perfect place to RETREAT YOURSELF ūüėČ 

TRAVEL

Travel direct in your own car and park in the onsite carpark. If you prefer to take the train, Lynton is a 40 minute taxi ride from Barnstaple Station, or 75 minute taxi ride from Tiverton Parkway. We do our best to connect guests travelling by train to facilitate taxi-sharing.

INCLUDED IN YOUR HOLIDAY

  • 3 nights‚Äô luxury ensuite Guesthouse accommodation at Woodlands Guesthouse or nearby Lynbridge House apartment
  • 3 x 6-9 mile guided hikes in Exmoor National Park (short options available)
  • 2 x three-course meals a day using high quality, ethically sourced produce from trusted suppliers.
  • Daily fitness and yoga classes with Emelina and Natalie
  • Hiking snacks, fruit, tea station and coffee pod machine
  • Cold Dipping Immersion talk and 1 x practical session per day in the river or sea.
  • Nutrition Talk with Natalie

EXAMPLE DAILY PROGRAMME

  • 8-8.30am Bouncy fun!- wake-up rebounding
  • 8.30-9.15am Booty band and upper body sculpt with resistance bands
  • 9.15-10am Yoga flow
  • 10.45: Breakfast
  • 11.30-3.30pm: Hike and wild swim
  • 3.30-4.30: Restorative yoga
  • 5.30: Dinner
  • 6.30-7.30: Nutrition Talk

The retreat begins on Friday 15th November at 3pm (arrivals from 2pm) and will kick off straight away! The programme runs until 11am on Monday 18th November

ROOM COSTS

WOODLANDS GUESTHOUSE- LUXURY ROOM

The Luxury rooms are spacious double en-suite rooms with King size beds that can be configured as twins. They each have spacious ensuite bathrooms, and beautiful views over Lynton and Exmoor. 

  • TWIN or DOUBLE SHARE ¬£620 per person 
  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY ¬£1140 
  • Perfect for friends or couples¬†
  • ***2 ROOMS LEFT ***

WOODLANDS GUESTHOUSE- SMALL DOUBLE ROOM

This cosy room has an ensuite shower room and a comfortable double bed. It is best taken as single occupancy, but is also suitable for a couple on a budget. 

  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY ¬£795 
  • DOUBLE SHARE ¬£445
  • Perfect for someone wishing to have a room to themselves or a couple¬†
  • ***AVAILABLE ***

WOODLANDS -STANDARD TWIN ROOM

Beautifully appointed twin room with comfortable twin beds, large en-suite shower room and gorgeous views of the Bristol channel. 

  • TWIN SHARE ¬£595 per person
  • **AVAILABLE**

KING SUITE ROOM- LYNBRIDGE APARTMENT

Lynbridge House is an elegant and roomy apartment, conveniently located a brief stroll from Woodlands Guesthouse, and boasts stunning views of the Lyn Valley. This comfortable double bedroom has a spacious en-suite and a luxurious king-size bed.

Perfect for people wishing to have a room to themselves or for friends who do not mind sharing a bed.

  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY ¬£895
  • DOUBLE SHARE ¬£525pp
  • ***AVAILABLE***

STANDARD TWIN ROOM- LYNBRIDGE APARTMENT

Lynbridge House is an elegant and roomy apartment, conveniently located a brief stroll from Woodlands Guesthouse, and boasts stunning views of the Lyn Valley. 

This comfortable twin bedroom features two high quality single beds and has sole use of a large, contemporary bathroom with a bath and shower over.

Perfect for friends wanting to share a room.

  • TWIN SHARE ¬£595pp
  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY ¬£1040 
  • **AVAILABLE**

JOIN US!!

This weekend retreat caters for ALL fitness and yoga levels, and equally beneficial for men and women.

DO NOT DELAY in joining us for this vibrant, energetic, and soulful health extravaganza! This is the FINAL RETREAT in the 2024 Sust calendar. Get ready to shake your body down with a weekend full of fitness, funk, and fun! NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US NOW…..!!