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We are passionate not just about Pilates, but also about nutritional awareness, mental health and emotional wellbeing 

Moving to North Devon in 2015 was the start of a new journey for us which we now share with our guests. Woodvale House is over 200 years old and was once an old staging post. It is now our family home, stone-built and quite rustic but with lovely modern touches, terraced gardens and a pizza oven and wood-fired hot tub in the garden. We are easily accessible and not too far from glorious sandy beaches, stunning national parks and the gorgeous city of Exeter. This is where our guests are welcome to come to relax and unwind, whether a local or on holiday in north Devon. From 2020, we will no longer offer overnight options in order to concentrate more on group daytime retreats. We have opened up part of the ground floor for our guests, with an open plan kitchen / dining room / lounge with TV, DVD and a selection of films, games and books. There is a Pilates studio for Matwork in the main house and shower room with wc / changing area, and a Pilates Equipment Studio room adjacent to the drive.  At home, we have three rescue border collies from the Dogs Trust which are very much part of our family life and love to meet people; they are well-behaved (unless extremely excited!) but do stay in the main house and are not allowed in the Matwork Studio

We have a natural approach to what we offer; eco-friendly living is a hot topic with us and we love time spent relaxing, discussing and sharing some wonderful tips on healthy living that can support the environment as well as ourselves. This is time to breathe, take a moment and recuperate from modern living

We are unique in that with our venue, booking is available year round… space permitting!

On offer:

Pilates Tuition in Matwork as a class which can be made topic specific to suit the group or privately

Studio Equipment Tuition with Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, etc…

Mindfulness Movement and Meditation

Vegetarian / Vegan brunches and / or tea, coffee breaks with healthy treats… 

Detox Programme

Open and relaxed discussions from how to manage busy lives, to mental health awareness, to strategies to deal with menopause..!

Sports or Remedial Massage

Testamonial: “I had a fantastic 3 day Pilates Retreat with Lauren and Jess, who I found so personable, knowledgeable and passionate about their work. They couldn’t have done enough to facilitate my every need and make me feel welcome. A wonderful experience which I would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to gain more support with their Pilates journey.’ Susie E

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