Those who have been fortunate enough to visit
Cranleigh House will agree with me when I say it is a
very special place. As soon as you enter the building a
state of calm envelopes you; a peaceful vibe that
enables you to leave life’s worries at the door.
A typical weekend at Cranleigh house gives visitors a
multitude of opportunities to take part in well-being
practices. A perfect example of this is the one day yoga
and mindfulness workshop that we hosted on May 1st.
The day included a lovely yoga lesson from Katherine,
talks and discussions on mindfulness lead by Jo, and
group sitting and walking meditations. There are a huge
number of benefits to being mindful, including increased
concentration and clarity of thinking, and decreased
stress and anxiety.
This workshop allowed participants
to learn mindfulness practices to take forward into their
daily life, so the long-term benefits can be enjoyed.
To follow the workshop, a beautiful sound bath took
place, where Zara used a wide range of instruments
(including her singing voice) to create wonderful, healing
sounds and vibrations. We were bathed in tranquility
created by sound for one hour, which initiated a deep
sense of calm and peace throughout the mind, body and
soul. When we experience crystal singing bowls,
stronger energy begins to run in the body, pushing
against physical, emotional and energetic blockages.
Consequently, sound baths offer not only the
spaciousness for self-connection, but also the incredible
opportunity for deeper healing through the experience of
the sounds and vibrations created.
To end the day, we had a bring & share dinner which
included a delicious array of vegetarian and raw
delights. Giving our bodies an essential nutrient boost
to contribute to physical health and vitality provides the
perfect foundation for mental and emotional well-being.
It was also a great opportunity for like-minded souls to
come together and share experiences in a non-dogmatic
space. Therefore nurturing not only our bellies, but our
Not only is Cranleigh house a venue for a peaceful B&B
getaway or a life-changing detox retreat, it is a place for
healing; for learning through sharing knowledge and
experience, where beautiful people can gather to share
love and joy. Overall, it has been a great start to May in
the Cranleigh household, a place that is bursting at the
seams with kindness and positivity.