I have worked in customer service and make up industry for over 20 years. I have a great understanding of listening to people and meeting their expectations and needs. I have always worked within large teams and a happy team makes for a successful retreat!
How did I come to be working in the retreat Industry? I needed a new direction.
I was overweight and stressed out. My brother Oliver suggested I do the Diploma in Raynor massage, I found my natural ability of working with peoples energy and their emotions suited this massage technique and me perfectly. I was then invited to do the 2nd stage of the course. I changed how and what I ate, my outlook on life and took up meditation and yoga. I lost the extra weight and am fitter, happier and healthier than 2 years ago.
I then decided late in 2017 to join the Retreat People Team. In a week we will give you the tools you need to make small changes that make big differences. I haven't looked back and neither will you! Come and experience the The Retreat People Magic!
Co Founder, Chef
Oliver is a trained massage therapist, yoga teacher and is passionate about sound-frequency-technology for deeper healing. After years in the music business as an international DJ - he knows a thing or two about creating space through music. He also thrives in retreat environments and has the opinion that, “If you really 'are what you eat,' then inspiring guests to explore healthier options and enjoy authentic, restorative, home-made meals, is certainly my priority.”
Modern day living leaves us spoilt for choice and we are bombarded with quick-fix, highly processed foods that make us sluggish and often compromise our bodies most important but fragile systems".
With a background in pop-up restaurants and coming from a family of head chefs, Oliver Walkers' passion for real food is infectious. "Using local produce where ever possible and favouring super fresh, organic food, i always aim to pack a meal full of nutrients. Making home made meals from scratch and adopting a healthy love of 'whole foods' is an approach that your bodies and souls thank you for. Obviously life is BUSY and sometimes all you need is a little inspiration to get creative in the kitchen again and to learn some quick tips and tricks to help you prepare ahead."
Co Founder and Yoga Teacher
Lucy B is an antipodean import from the Southern Australian lands, with talent in her hands. A self-confessed dreamer with a heavy case of wanderlust; her fingers in many pies. She loves a task and enjoys life's journeys. Her passion is people, hearing their stories, connecting and inspiring them through the healing arts and natural therapies.
Thriving in retreat environments, she is on her quest to re-connect with her higher vibratory self through yoga, meditation, superfoods, and learning ancient wisdom's. Her motto being 80/20 she is well aware that you also need to go easy on yourself sometimes and choose 'the path of least resistance'.
Life is for the living, after all. Also a trained Doula, she is full of wisdom and can help ease you into motherhood and assist in creating the perfect birth plan specific to your needs.
Co Founder, Chef
Olivia Wood is an intuitive healing therapist and Tantra Yoga teacher. She shares her practice at festivals, on retreats and through individual sessions, spending much of her time in London, Bulgaria, Ibiza and India. Her approach is heart-centred and open to all. Olivia trained in Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin and Tantra Yoga in India where she returns each year to deepen her personal practice. Her blended, fusion style is inspired by her passion for dance and travel, ancient knowledge and Shamanic arts. Classes are meditative yet strong, with an emphasis on conscious breath-work, Yoga Nidra and Kundalini energy flow to heighten awareness of the body-mind-soul connection.~ MassageEvery treatment is unique. The intention - to return the body to its natural state of balance and bliss.
Olivia intuitively combines deep tissue massage, Tantric and acupressure techniques with hand and feet reflexology and kundalini energy work. Her treatments work deeply on emotional, mental, physical and spiritual levels. Hands-off energy healing is also available supported by a crystal mandala.
Jessica is an Artist, Yogi and fitness lover from the UK. She thrives on delivering the full package of holistic training through accessing the mind and body in her practices.
Jess will guide you through taking on challenges in your daily yoga and fitness routine to then counterbalance this with meditation and art therapy, leaving your physical and mental state feeling nourished as you indulge into the free flowing love of inks and water colours.
Fitness is my passion. I believe in taking a holistic approach to exercise. This means combining both my physical movement with mindfulness. I believe without finding mindfulness you cannot reach your body’s full potential. Currently I hold the boxing Victorian Welterweight State title and Australasian title. My journey as a professional athlete began by focusing on purely the physical aspect of exercise and performance. But with maturity I have learnt the right mentality is needed for effective improvement.
State of consciousness, awareness and being present are essential to finding the right mentality. It is where I find my drive, my focus and my happiness. I seek to obtain full control of my mind, as the one who has full control of their mind will obtain the power to use their physical body to achieve anything they desire. I believe in this holistic approach to training and use it to influence my clients to help them become better versions of themselves on all levels physically, mentally and emotionally.
Veronica Amarelle - Healed Soles London.
Bringing you a light, playful and deeply therapeutic approach to healing and wellbeing. With 13 years’ experience in the industry Veronica applies a holistic practice to her treatments, intertwining the incredible healing benefits of body work, energy healing and personal development to ensure each and every person is nurtured from the outside in and the inside out.
Veronica is a Level 5, 5 elements reflexologist, a personal performance life coach, Reiki teacher and healer and Raynor Masseur practitioner.
Voga is a fusion of Yoga and Vogue; fitness and fashion set to an 80s beat and designed to empower."Having known first-hand how it feels to suffer but fully recover from depleted energy levels with post viral chronique fatigue in my teens, my main priority since has been to cultivate energy and help others prioritize health, well being and a zest for life.
I created VOGA after the illuminating moment that life can be everything you want it to be. Free your mind, combine your passions." Juliet has been practicing yoga for the last 15 years and trained in Sivananda Amboli Ashram, India, 2011.
She created VOGA to help others believe in their inner power and really connect to the physicality of the body through breath, movement and music, making your fitness experience a social and memorable experience.
Our personal trainer and Massage therapist.Ive always loved sport. Ive competed in Rugby, Thai boxing, western boxing, mountain biking, weightlifting and a few others. I have enjoyed every game i have taken part in and have learned a lot from all of them.
While sustaining a injury to my foot while playing Rugby, this ended up leading to a hip injury and a major operation and this them led me to discover functional training which is a combination of movement, strength training regaining your physical self.
I combine this with my ongoing knowledge for the human form and incorporate my massage technique, stretches to reline the body.