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Resonant Renewal - Cornwall Retreat

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Join Ali & Fran for a complete vibrational re-set through holistic yoga, healing sound & nature’s nutrition. Our luxurious home for the weekend, the Five Elements Ayurvedic Retreat Centre in rural Cornwall, is an escape from everyday noise, stress & toxins. This vibrant programme offers not only physical renewal but re-connection with your emotional-energetic, mental and spiritual self too. It empowers you to maintain your resonance back 'out there' in daily life. 

In Spring we emerge into a new cycle and find renewed energy for healing and growth. The Celtic celebration of Beltane (1st May) symbolises a time of great fertility and fire; now is the time to plant seeds of intention.

Yoga & sound

Yoga teacher and sound healer Ali Gunning leads you through daily meditation, movement & sound. Yoga practises will be inspired by the rising sun: a slow flow of postures synchronised with breath; to cleanse the body and build resolve for change. And attuning to the lunar energies of yin yoga: staying longer in simple poses; making space and cultivating stillness.

Our mantra fire ceremony and exploration of voice-work are an opportunity to let go of emotions and patterns which we are ready to leave behind in the ashes. Daily immersion in the vibrations of the gongs is a powerful way to cleanse the subconscious mind and connect to our true and vast potential. Into this space we help you seed your intentions. 

Nature's nutrition

Eating consciously ensures that we are aligned with our intentions on a cellular level. Raw food chef Fran Paz creates a daily menu of 100% plant based super food goodness. Those who’ve attended our mini retreats know just how creative, satisfying and inspiring raw food can be. And how much prana we absorb by eating high quality food in its natural state. 

Fran also offers two hands-on workshops followed by a sharing meal; she’ll teach you how to make delicious superfood brunches, light dinners and sauces. No cookery experience is required. 

Our location & treatments

We are nestled on the North Cornish countryside, a few miles from famous surf beaches and wild coastal path (also near Newquay airport which offers direct flights from London). Treat Five Elements as your home from home; lounge in the hot tubs, explore  and wander or simply curl up in a reading room full of wellbeing books.

Our hosts Sari and Olly are highly skilled Ayurvedic therapists offering authentic treatments such as traditional oil massage and Shirodhara, as well as diet and lifestyle consultations.

May this offering spark great change and vitality within and all around you…

About us

We are Ali & Fran and we created Resonant Retreats out of a shared passion for conscious living and community. On a Resonant Retreat we invite you to laugh, learn, grow and share with us. We take the cycles of the Celtic calendar as an invitation to pause and look within; to connect with the seasons and connect with Self. 

With over 900 hours of training in yoga teaching & therapy, mostly in India, Ali Gunning offers yoga classes, retreats and trainings from her base in Cornwall. She is a graduate of the College of Sound Healing and has trained with gong & sound healing masters masters around the world to deepen her knowledge of sacred sound. She specialise in work with the majestic gong, an ancient instrument for raising consciousness. 'I'm passionate about sharing sound, breath and movement practises which can bring transformation on all levels of our being, in all areas of our lives. This certainly has been my own experience!'

Fran Paz is a raw food chef, creator of Moody Mango Raw Cuisine. She is known for her vibrant aura and ‘keeping it real’; passionate about smoothies and super foods, yet showing how a plant-based lifestyle can be affordable and accessible. Although based in East London she is a traveller at heart; inspired by several years in South America, living in raw food communities; she is a huge advocate of the ‘food as medicine’ philosophy and gets great pleasure out of making healthy food taste and look amazing.

Dates/ timings:

Friday 3rd May arrivals from 3pm (4pm start). Monday 6th May departures by 12noon

What’s included:

·             Meals:

o   Morning tea and snack

o   Brunch after yoga

o   Afternoon tonic & snack

o   Early dinner

o   Herbal teas & water

o   (Meals are 100% plant based, gluten free and predominantly raw - one warm option will be provided with dinner e.g. rice/ quinoa)

·             Workshops:

o   1 x brunch workshop

o   1 x supper workshop with Fran. We share the meal afterwards

·             Classes:

o   Daily meditation & movement (yin or flow) practise with Ali

o   Daily sound practise with Ali (gong &/or chanting)

·             Accommodation:

o   3 nights accommodation

·             Other:

o   Pick up from Newquay airport or station if required (Friday arrivals before 3pm only)


Payment plans are available, please chat to us! 

o   Simple single room (shared bathroom) £615

o   Sharing a double/ twin en-suite £695

o   Sharing a double/ twin (shared bathroom) £665 REG

o   Sharing the luxury cottage (double/ twin with en suite, own balcony, wood burner & kitchen) £740 P/PERSON



Please make your deposit payment online (LINK BELOW) and confirm your room preference to If you have any queries contact Ali on the same email or 07855402837.

Please note:

Yoga & sound practises are suitable for all levels but please advise us if you are pregnant, have any health conditions or injuries upon booking. Yoga equipment (incl blankets) is provided for you but please bring warm layers/ socks for during the sound baths. We recommend bringing sturdy/ waterproof shoes if you wish to walk locally and warm layers and a waterproof jacket. Being Cornwall we can experience all seasons in a day! Please also bring swimming cossie if you wish to use the hot tubs. 2 towels are provided. Please advise of any food allergies (e.g. nuts) or specific dietary requirements. It is your responsibility to arrange travel to and from the retreat as well as any insurance you wish to have. Please read our terms & conditions before booking. Rooms are allocated first come, first served - early bird ends 1st Dec 2018.

Terms and Conditions for Resonant Retreats: 

·             Deposit and payment:

We require a £100 non-refundable deposit per person. There is a 7 day cooling off period after making the deposit during which time the £100 is refundable should you change your mind for any reason and cancel your booking in writing (by email).

Full payment is required no later than ten weeks before retreat. Provided there is space, bookings can be accepted until the date of retreat, but for bookings within ten weeks of retreat, immediate payment in full is required.

·             Cancellations:

If you cancel: (a) More than ten weeks before retreat, the deposit is forfeited. (b) Less than ten weeks beforehand, the following percentage of the total fee is retained or payable, even if the balance remains outstanding: 8-10 weeks: 50%; 6-8 weeks: 75%; 1-6 weeks: 100%.

Notification of the cancellation of the retreat must be given in writing to us.

The minimum number for the retreat to take place is 8 people. In the unlikely event that the event is cancelled by Resonant Retreats you will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund of the total cost of your booking will be made.

The exchange rate for currency already converted for any refunds on retreats abroad will be at the rate given by the bank handling the transaction and shall be at the rate applicable on the date of the refund.

·             Travel Insurance, Visa’s and Health Advice:

All participants are responsible for arranging their own personal travel insurance providing full cover for the duration of the retreat for any loss or injury, including repatriation if necessary.

·             Disclaimer:

We reserve the right to make changes to our retreat programme, or facilitators. It is your responsibility to make your own flight/ travel arrangements. We do not accept liability for any costs incurred as a result of any of the following: Cancellations, delays or changes caused by war, threat of war, closure of airports, civil strife, industrial action, natural disaster, technical problems with transport, or other events beyond our control; participants' medical or psychiatric conditions which may develop during or subsequent to the retreat loss of, or damage to, personal property of participants.

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