Cranleigh House B&B for YOGA Retreats & Holidays. Cranleigh House Healing & Yoga School for a range of courses on health, detoxification, personal development, YOGA, self & planetary healing, and a combination of these elements. We aim to empower you to enjoy better health & to open up to a new range of possibilities for a happier more fulfilling & dynamic life.
Our local beach!
We bring together all the elements to create a personal retreat or holiday for you. For more details of our year round/ongoing retreat programme including yoga, walking & other elements please see our Courses & Diary of Events Page. Enjoy our Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw Retreats & more....
We would like to welcome you to our friendly, B&B, Healing and Yoga School in the heart of Combe Martin, close to Ilfracombe, on the North Devon Coast. We offer retreats, Yoga classes, natural and complementary therapies, healing & other spiritual activities. We are five minutes walk from the sea, beautiful coastal walks, Exmoor National Park and village shops.
This is the ideal environment for rejuvenating yourself with natural therapies and home cooking, walking & relaxing on the beach in the summer or in front of the fire in the winter. Enjoy our Walking & Yoga Retreats, Classes or our other healthy and spiritual courses ranging from Karma Yoga, to help the world, to introductory Detox, Juicing and Healthy food preparation days.
This is a comfortable house where you can retreat from the world for a few days or a few weeks. We only take a small number of guests. We provide organic food, where possible, home grown vegetables and wheat grass & we cater for many special diets, that are available by request.
CRANLEIGH HOUSE HEALING & YOGA SCHOOL:
We are a grassroots school of healing & yoga, giving people the tools to keep themselves, their families and friends healthy, fit, balanced & empowered.
Cranleigh House Healing and Yoga School came into being when Katherine Armitage MLCHom moved her Homeopathic Practice from Health Foods, Fulham, London. She had worked in the shop as a health advisor to customers for 10 years.
In 2008 she moved to Cranleigh House, Combe Martin on the North Devon coast. At the time she was teaching 'grassroots' courses and homeopathy for the Lakeland College of Homeopathy in London, and students came for homeopathic clinical training to Devon. Not finding that Homeopathy had all the answers for clients that she was working with, she did further studies in detoxification and naturopathic techniques with Peter Hinde www.bodyelectronics.co.uk. The fusion of Homeopathy, Flower Essences, Naturopathic techniques and Yoga makes a very powerful combination system of healing which she is passionate to share with as many people as possible.
Katherine found that she was often saying the same thing to clients and discovered that the best way to educate people in homeopathic principles was to run 'grassroots courses', giving the basic information on homeopathy to groups of clients, and interested people, so that they could inform themselves about how this wonderful system of healing works. Then she started to hold homeopathy support or 'apprentice' style groups to consolidate the learning. Everyone in these groups benefits from the cases and experiences of everyone else. This interactive style of studying is very empowering as the members of the group reinforce and help eachother. It is particularly important in the case of understanding homeopathy, with its principles which are based in the space age science of the 'New Physics', which is a rather different way of thinking, that can take a while to get used to.
Katherine teaches in such a way as to empower individuals, families and friends to help themselves and take responsibility for their own healing.
Katherine enjoys sharing and teaching 'self-care' healing tools so that everyone can feel inspired to enjoy a better level of health and wellness and overcome mild and debilitating illness which seems to affect so many people in this age. Our sister company 'Mother Earth's Minerals' was also set up to help people to improve their health from the grass roots.
Katherine is passionate about Yoga, and practicing regularly, to give ourselves the strength of body, mind and spirit to help us in what the Yogis call 'Kali Yuga', 'the age of destruction'. We are being asked to let go of much dross, in this age, so that we can be perfect channels for Divine Light to flow through us! Wahe Guru! As the Kundalini Yogis say, 'How great is the light in the darkness!'
Holdstone Down, Exmoor, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is only a stone's throw away.
General information about Cranleigh House & what we do.:
I bought this house as it is close to the natural power centre Holdstone Down on Exmoor and my aim is to facilitate as many people, to act as channels, to send out love energy, from the top of this mountain, to our suffering world as possible. The pile of stones on the top is now known locally as 'The Jesus Rocks', due to the history of the Master Jesus being seen on Holdstone Down and at other places in the west country. Now visitors to Holdstone Down bring a rock to add to the growing pile, which gives shelter to people who come to pray on the top! 'Sister's Fountain,' just off the Countisbury Road, above the Doone Valley is also associated with the Master Jesus.
The history of Cranleigh House & The Magdala Centre
Cranleigh House was owned and run as a healing centre and metaphysical study centre in the early 1960's by Mary King, mother of my Spiritual Guru the English Self-Realised Master of YOGA George King. He advocated 'Karma Yoga' the Yoga of Service to Humanity and he used Holdstone Down extensively for many Missions dedicated to service to the world. You can read more about him on www.aetherius.org . I am a devotee of George King and the Cosmic Masters/Angels from other planets that he worked with.
Mary King opened Cranleigh House on July 3rd 1960. In 'The Magdala Centre' booklet, which dates from that time. it is stated 'The work of the Centre is to give free training to any person seriously desiring to learn the great Cosmic Truths; who will, after training, teach others. Also for Spiritual Healing to all who may come to it for help'. On page nine of the booklet it says, 'Many pilgrimages have been made to Holdstone Down and the pilgrims have visited 'The Magdala Centre' and have gained in Knowledge and Wisdom through the many manifestations which have been experienced there.' We aim to carry on the traditions started here by Mary King.
Following in the footsteps of Mary King we provide a school for grassroots healing & yoga courses, classes & workshops and a B&B/retreat for those who need to retire from the world, for a short time, to recover their strength and health or to have a holiday in beautiful surroundings, benefiting from good vegetarian, vegan or raw food. Thanks to our Healing & Yoga School, you can attend courses, amongst others, that will teach you how to 'cleanse and purify' yourself, according to the principles of the great yogis & naturopaths. You can also benefit from different alternative health advice and treatments from Homeopathy to Massage or Reflexology, from us or local practitioners.
Who we are:
We are a community of like minded people who have come together with similar aims and objectives; a love of our Mother Earth and a love for humanity in general and a wish to see people enjoy good health and happiness and to reach their full creative potential in their lives.
We believe in self care, caring for others & our beautiful planet, self responsibility and self empowerment.
We have dedicated our lives to the service of humanity and our planet aiming to connect more & more with the Divine Power within to guide us on our paths.
What some of our visitors have said:
"Thank you for sharing your knowledge & passion for life" "Amazing place with an amazing host. Combe Martin rocks!"
'Turned up a month ago with a pair of pants and a toothbrush in my pocket, leaving today with a complete new mindset on how my body works, reacts and responds. Thank you' Mark Bedford
'lovely energy in this house, I feel much better for staying here'. Arabella London
"A fabulous 3 day stay, one of the most hospitable places I have ever stayed" - David, Yorkshire
"This retreat was worth every penny spent. Our hosts Katherine and Stewart were what I would say, "The perfect host", with good food, accomodation, company, one of my best retreats that I have been on for many a long day and life". - PD London
"Mrs Healthy and Mr Armitage are the best English people I know, I'm very grateful that we came to your family". - Sofia, Sweden
"I felt like I was walking on a cloud, I felt so good for two days after my first yoga class" - Diane, Scotland
We are environmentally aware. We recycle and we have solar powered hot water. We filter our drinking water and we have Grander technology.
If you are experiencing conditions such as an aversion to your normal working day or city life, or you'd like a restful country retreat, we may very well be able to help.
We are within easy reach of Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and Lynton on the North Devon bus route. Come and visit the North Devon Coast designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, with Exmoor National Park and the beach close by.
Katherine Armitage is the director of Cranleigh House.
Cranleigh House, High Street, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 0EP Tel 01271 889325 m.07985928461 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cranleighhousehealing.co.uk