Retreats - Courses - Workshops - Classes - Treatments

  • “It was relaxing and energising — the perfect holiday!”

    “La Serrania Retreat was heavenly. The location and house were lovely and the food was healthy and delicious. The best part of the week though was undoubtedly the treatments, massages and reflexology, given by Claire and Pru and the twice daily yoga and meditation sessions in the spacious open studio, or out under the stars.
    It was relaxing and energising — the perfect holiday!”

    —Fran

  • “I am forever grateful.”

    Claire Latimir, is a highly informed and sensitive healer, the wealth of knowledge and menu of different practices she brings with her are highly effective. Claire's support is immense and, over the 7 Years I've been lucky enough to know Claire, she has helped me through some really tough times, I am forever grateful.

    —Tara

  • “Claire organised an amazing week for us all”

    “Claire organised an amazing week for us all; we started the day with yoga in the fresh early morning air, followed by meditation and then a delicious breakfast. Divine treatments of reflexology and aromatherapy massages took us to lunch, and then a trip to anywhere we wanted to go for walking or shopping in the afternoon. More treatments in the early evening and then dinner under the stars — the whole week reflected Claire's relaxed, thoughtful and positive manner and left us feeling calm and thoroughly looked-after.”

    —Sally

  • “I feel very grounded and reconnected, thanks to the retreat.”

    “I loved the retreat in Villa Harmonia. Claire and Debbie are such amazing healers and created such a pampering, relaxing environment, I feel completely rejuvenated. It was great to have a structure to the day — to start doing yoga as the sun was rising was so perfect… but it was also lovely to be able to opt in and out of the different activities, depending on your mood. It was also such a beautiful place, both the location and the villa itself. It was perfect to be in the mountains — very grounding. In fact, that's a really good summary, I feel very grounded and reconnected, thanks to the retreat.
    Thank you again, it was a really wonderful experience.”

    —Elspeth

  • “Thank you for a great massage and yoga weekend!”

    “There are so many pressures upon couples these days. What a wonderful opportunity you gave us to avoid the distractions of modern living, in the peace and quiet of a beautiful rural location. We had space and time to give attention to ourselves and each other, our health and wellbeing and the valuable feelings we share…”

    —Joe & Heather Baker

Therapies

Relax and unwind. Call Claire on 07985 077 227 to book your treatment today.

Go on, treat yourself today, it's easy!

Things you will want to know; treatments:

  • are available for ½ hr, 1 hr or 1½ hours.
  • make wonderful presents! Gift vouchers available.
  • in my therapy room cost £45+ for 1 hour.

Aromatherapy products

Claire also makes customised aromatherapy products: Shower Gels, Body Balms, Bath and Body Oils, Creams, Lotions and Sprays—all personally made for you. Contact Claire for further details.

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes at Henllys Coach House, Llandovery SA20 0EW.

Small friendly classes in our beautiful new studio. All ages and yoga experience welcome. Yoga has a multitude of physical and mental benefits… Come and try it for yourself!

Mondays 10–11am, 6–7pm
Wednesdays 6–7pm
Thursdays 10–11am
Fridays 12.15–1.15pm: Gentle, restorative chill out yoga with meditation
Sundays 10–11am

Please call or email me before your first class or if you have any questions.

Mats provided. Just wear comfy clothes. Classes cost £5, discounts for 6 classes paid in advance. Hope to see you soon.

NEW Belabacci Cupping

An amazing new massage technique using silicone cups which is a highly effective lymphatic drainage and deep tissue treatment.
Based on the ancient Chinese medicine belief that illness stems from stagnation and inflammation, cupping uses a suction or 'vacuum' to lift up the skin, muscle and fascia to increase the circulation, break down congestion and release knotted muscles and toxins out of the body. The cups can be used anywhere on the face and body and you can see and feel a deeply relaxing lifting and tingling sensation.

Aromatherapy

Massage using a specifically blended essential oils to recharge or relax the mind and body. Massage works in many wonderful ways—releasing muscular tension, increasing circulation and toning the muscles. It's great for fluid retention and sluggishness. Why not try a ‘detox’ massage—the treatment starts with a skin brush to get rid of dead skin cells and boost the blood and lymphatic system followed by a massage using highly effective detoxifying oils. A great complement to a health regime!

Pregnancy Massage/Reflexology

Massage and reflexology during this special time not only nurtures the mum to be but also increases endorphins (the feel good hormones) and blood to the growing baby. It also helps create a unique and special bond and connection with the baby. Prenatal treatments can help with heavy swollen legs and feet, relax tight muscles and alleviate uncomfortable aches and pains as the body changes shape and size. The Aromatherapy oils help skin keeps it elasticity minimising stretch marks. It can help increase energy levels and prepare the mum for child birth in a calm, positive way. These treatments are wonderfully relaxing and recharging. A much deserved and needed time out!

Yoga/Meditation

These classes can be tailored for individuals or small groups so that greater flexibility, core strength and fitness can be addressed. Any level of ability or experience can be catered for.
Yoga is about having fun, learning correct asanas (postures),breathing and relaxation techniques and leaving feeling fully revitalised and re-energised.

Hot Stone Massage

A wonderful treatment which is incredibly relaxing. Warm stones are used to massage the body and placed on the body. Excellent for physical and emotional stress. Particularly great in winter or when the body has been feeling deficient or suffered immune problems.

Indian Head Massage

This treatment focuses on the head, neck and shoulders and can be done with or without oils. The client sits fully clothed in a chair. Firm and invigorating techniques are used to release muscular tension and energise the upper part of the body.

Reiki/Healing

The client relaxes under warm blankets while the therapist gently places her hands on and over the body. This treatment helps release physical and emotional blocks. The person may feel tingling and a deep sense of relaxation and well-being. Considered to be as rejuvenating as a good nights sleep!

Aquadetox

A light electrical current passes through a bath of salt water in which your feet are immersed. As the treatment progresses, the water changes colour as the body releases toxins through the feet. This treatment has scientifically been proven to help make the body more alkaline and release toxins from the cells. Great for clearing the head and mind and helping kick start a health regime. A course of treatments is recommended but you will see and feel the difference even after one treatment. An excellent treatment to combine with Reflexology.

Facial Rejuvenation Massage

This treatment specifically focuses on the face and head. Using pressure point techniques with or without aromatherapy oils. It is excellent for plumping up sagging muscles and releasing tension which builds up in the muscles—particularly in the forehead, under the eyes and jaw. After the session you will look as refreshed and as bright as you feel!

Reflexology

A deeply relaxing treatment on the feet. Each part of the foot is related to a part of the body, each part of the foot or ‘reflex point’ is gently massaged to help remove blockages from the body and restore balance.

Deep Tissue Massage

This treatment works deeply on specific areas of the body and helps release knotted muscles and tension.

Welcome to our new home

I am delighted to say that Holistic Heaven has relocated to the beautiful Brecon Beacons.

Our grade 2 listed home (which was recently awarded 4 stars) has 5 luxurious en suite guest rooms and over 30 acres of woods, a lake and nature reserve to explore and enjoy. There are stunning views of the distant mountains and it really is a warm and inviting place to become rejuvenated and inspired. So whether you want to come and relax and do your own thing or enjoy all we have to offer, our aim is to give you a really wonderful restorative and holistic experience with many wonderful memories to take home. I will be offering all my usual treatments and yoga sessions - in the summer we can be outside under the trees in the woods or by the lake. We have recently completed our new fantastic purpose built Yoga Studio and treatment room inside one of our barns.

There is an ancient woodland walk which takes you through the woods and is a truly fantastic escape from the outside world. It is private and uninterrupted and allows all stresses and tensions to melt away.

We can offer customised weekends or weeks away from simple bed and breakfast to full board Retreats. We can provide picnics, lunches and evening meals. We have mountain bikes to lend and there is nearby horse riding , fishing and golf which we can help arrange. Everyone is welcome!

Our new home
Henllys Estate, Wales

2017 Retreats at Henllys Estate

We are delighted to be holding our 2017 Retreats at Henllys Estate, Llandovery, Wales.

Come and enjoy a fabulous 2 or 3 night weekend of yoga, holistic treatments, walks, evening relaxation sessions and delicious healthy food.

We also offer inspiring and interactive afternoon holistic workshops, learning tools to take home and giving and receiving a simple but wonderful treatment to enjoy with family and friends. Workshop themes include reflexology,Indian head and face massage, meditation and aromatherapy essential oils and massage.

Henllys is a perfect location to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. We rarely have the time to give back to ourselves and restore our selves on a deep level. These weekends give us this opportunity.

We can go for woodland walks and do yoga in our nature reserve or by the lake and go for walks in local areas of outstanding natural beauty. Or you can simply relax and find space and time to chill out with peace and quiet. Whatever you want to gain from these weekends, you will leave feeling fully recharged and revitalised.

What makes these retreats unique is that they are customised to suit your wishes and enjoyments. We can tailor the activities and weekends to what you would really love to do. Each yoga session focuses on you and your particular needs. We deliberately keep the retreats small, personal and welcoming and particularly enjoy seeing out guests return again and again.

We are delighted to offer our Yoga studio and treatment room for hire for yoga teachers, therapists and other complementary health practitioners who would like to hire the venue and/or our accommodation on an hourly or retreat weekend/week basis.

Photos of Henllys

Everyone is welcome — come on your own or bring a friend. You don't need to have done any yoga before to enjoy the weekend. All activities are optional. We have 5 en suite rooms in our grade 2 listed guest accommodation.

Space is very limited so book today!

Dates

  • Fri 22nd Sept – Sun 24th Sept 2017
  • Fri 13th Oct – Sun 15th Oct 2017
  • Fri 3rd Nov – Sun 5th Nov 2017

Price

All meals and drinks, snacks and afternoon tea, accommodation, daily yoga and meditation/relaxation classes, a guided walk through our beautiful grounds — around the lake and through the woods and nature reserve, a 60 minute holistic treatment of your choice (more treatments available to purchase if desired) and an optional holistic workshop.

  • 2 Nights single occupancy: £265
  • 2 Nights shared occupancy: £235
  • 3 Nights single occupancy: £320
  • 3 Nights shared occupancy: £270

All rooms are en-suite.

Please contact me to book your place or if you have further questions.

You can find more information about Henllys Estate at henllysestate.co.uk.

Holistic holiday in Andalusia, Spain. 2017 dates to be added shortly

Come and join us for a truly magical and memorable 5 day holiday in Southern Spain in 2017.

‘Casa Esencia’ is the perfect setting to recharge and rejuvenate your mind and body.

A large town house in the heart of the quaint Andalusian village of Benahavis, it combines being located in the vibrant traditional Spanish quarter and being a couple of minutes walk into the peaceful, picturesque mountains abundant with nature and wildlife.

There are some breath taking views from the rooftop terrace as well as from the lounge terrace and pool terrace. Guests have two lounges to use and enjoy, and a kitchen-diner for complimentary tea & coffee making. Guests are also invited to store and prepare any locally purchased snacks and drinks in the kitchen. There is a large studio for exercise and workshops and a tranquil treatment room.

Roof/breakfast terrace
Roof Terrace

Debbie Potter Wilson and her husband Neil are welcoming hosts to their beautiful Andalusian home.

Guest terrace
Guest Terrace

Debbie is a renowned Acupuncturist and Holistic Therapist having worked in London for many years before she and Neil created their dream in Benahavis which is ‘Esencia Casa Rural’ which they run as a guest house from April to October

I am so delighted to be in Benahavis again following a successful Retreat there in 2009 and then again in 2014 and 2015 at Esencia. It's a really lovely village with numerous restaurants serving some of the best cuisine in the whole region. Subject to flight arrival times, transfers can be arranged with Neil from Malaga airport. Once at the house, we will be shown around and offered a welcome drink and snacks outside on one of the terraces.

There will be time to unpack and relax – perhaps have a dip in the pool or join us in a gentle stretch and unwind Yoga class outside in the warm late afternoon sunshine.

We will meet again in the early evening to go out into the village and enjoy dinner before returning and having a blissful candlelit Relaxation session under the stars before bed.

In the mornings there is Yoga on one of the terraces or in the studio, before a continental breakfast buffet on the roof terrace or in the breakfast room. Yoga classes are all optional and suit all levels and experience from the beginner to a regular practitioner. You will really feel amazing after the holiday… being more flexible and supple and having eased away aches, pains and tensions.

During the day there is ample time to go for walks accompanied by Neil or explore on your own if you prefer. Indulge in a Holistic treatment or two — perhaps try one of Debbie's amazing Healing Acupressure Massages or a relaxing Reflexology session from me.

Two holistic treatments are included in your stay and you are welcome to indulge in further treatments. Available treatments include: Deep Tissue, Swedish and Aromatherapy Massage, Hopi Ear Candles, Facials, Indian Head Massage, Facial Rejuvenation Massage, Reflexology, Acupressure and Reiki/Healing. In 2016 I am also offering the new exciting treatment of Bellabaci Cupping Massage — which is similar to Cupping in Traditional Chinese medicine and can help stimulate the skin, underlying tissue and can help of multitude of health issues from digestive problems to headaches and lymphatic stagnation.

Perhaps you might like to play golf on one of the many local famous courses or visit the beach or simply chill out and read a book by the pool. This holiday is for you to do as much or as little as you want — everything is optional.

I am delighted to offer one afternoon an inspiring holistic workshop on a subject of your choice. Perhaps you are interested in Reflexology, Indian Head Massage or Aromatherapy — learn how to give and receive a simple but wonderful and effective treatment to take home to family and friends. These afternoons are really uplifting, fun and interactive.

One afternoon you might like to join me with a truly special Yoga experience — a walk into the mountains stopping at a secluded beauty spot to do some Yoga and Meditation immersing ourselves fully in nature.

Debbie will also be available to give us a guided meditation session — which is totally blissful and relaxing!

Overlooking the pool
The Pool

Lunch and Dinner each day can be taken in the village, just a few steps away. There are numerous cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

Local tapas delicacies or fine dining… it's up to you! There will be another Yoga class every afternoon and a Relaxation/Meditation session before bed for those who want to truly make the most of all that is on offer for these 5 day/4 nights away.
You might even like to extend your stay with Debbie and Neil once the Holistic holiday has ended. (Extra nights payable direct to Debbie and Neil.)

Roof and breakfast terrace panorama
Roof and Breakfast Terrace panorama
Views of the Yoga and Pilates studio, guest balcony and treatment room.
Views of the Terrace Suite bedroom, guest balcony
and the Andalusia Escape bedroom.

The price

Just £450 per person based on a shared occupancy room or £525 for a single occupancy room.
Places are limited, contact me to secure your place.

What's included

  • Transfers to and from Malaga airport on selected flights
  • Accommodation in shared or single occupancy en suite rooms:
  • 1 King four poster bed with en-suite shower room, 1st floor
  • 1 super king bed with en-suite shower room, 1st floor
  • One twin room with own separate bathroom, 1st floor
  • 1 king bed with own separate bathroom, pool level/lower ground floor
  • All breakfasts, and teas/coffee/water throughout the day
  • Twice daily Yoga classes and evening candlelit Relaxation/Meditation sessions
  • All local walks
  • On arrival each guest will be given a goody bag with bespoke hand made Aromatherapy face, hair and body products worth over £50
  • 2 × 1 hour Holistic treatments of your choice from Debbie and myself. Further treatments are available at £50 per session from Debbie or myself
  • A wonderful afternoon holistic workshop

What's not included

  • Flights to/from Malaga
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Trips out
  • There are many flights to Malaga Airport from the UK (Luton/Stansted/Gatwick/London City and Heathrow), I can advise on the best ones. BA/Ryan Air/Easy Jet and Iberia are some of ones to look out for. They range in price from around £80 return to around £150.

Other Bespoke Retreats

Some spectacular views of the accomodation.

At Holistic Heaven we offer wonderful, bespoke weekends and weeks away in the UK and abroad. Inspiring, luxurious locations and venues. You tell us the date and what you would like and we organise the rest!

Perhaps you have a special birthday or celebration or just want a chill out weekend away with a few select family members or friends… leave it all in our experienced, capable hands!

We sort out everything from accommodation and transfers to cooking delicious healthy menus which you choose. You might like to enjoy blissful yoga or candlelit meditation sessions, have a wide range of holistic treatments or simple chill out and escape the busy stressful world.

About Claire

Photo of Claire Latimir

“I feel blessed to be able to have a job which is so fulfilling and one where you're always learning.”

—Claire

Claire's story…

In 1996 after completing her BA Hons degree in World Religions at University, Claire studied and became a Complementary Therapist. Her training initially took her to the Tisserand Institute—a renowned Aromatherapy College in London.

After working at the Sanctuary in Covent Garden for 2 years, Claire became a busy and successful freelance practitioner in London. She was able to combine her passion of work with a love of travel and exploring different cultures. In 2001 Claire travelled round the world, settling in Australia for almost a year.

Her travels took her to Tibet, Nepal, Burma, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia. In Thailand Claire enjoyed living in a hill tribe village and studying Thai yoga massage.

Other training and qualifications include: Reflexology, Healing and Reiki Master, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, Aquadetox, Hopi Ear Candles and Facial Rejuvenation Massage.

Claire also attended Obsidian College run by Lee Everett for 4 years and attained a Diploma as a Healer Counsellor.

In 2003 Claire became a fully qualified yoga teacher having trained at the Sivananda Yoga Centre in the Bahamas.

Claire is particularly enthusiastic about running Holistic retreats abroad.

In September 2007, Claire and her partner Richie began running their own successful retreats at home and abroad.

In April 2009 Claire completed an Advanced Diploma in Oriental Aromatherapy, combining Aromatherapy with Traditional Chinese Medicine and the 5 elements with Gabriel Mojay at The Institute for Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA).

Claire is fully insured, is a member of the The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA).

Today Claire enjoys her work as a Practitioner and life as a wife and mother to Ollie and Theo. Claire has a treatment room at home and enjoys her yoga studio in Wales.

Her outside interests have included sky diving in New Zealand and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Her treatments are about using her intuition combined with her years of experience and her skills as a therapist. Treating each person as a unique individual that will best restore energy and balance to the mind, body and spirit. She believes in being gentle and nurturing and working from the heart.

Her Yoga classes are aimed to empower and give clients tools to use in every day life to gain greater understanding of the mind and body and achieve greater health and well-being. Personal Development and spiritual growth are very much at the heart of Claire's philosophy.

Claire and her family found their dream home in the Brecon Beacons in Wales in 2015 and have jumped at the exciting adventure of a lifestyle change and relocation. They enjoy welcoming guests to their new home, Henllys Estate, which has 5 en-suite guest rooms and 30 acres of paddocks, woods and a trout lake. An idyllic place to set up Holistic Heaven and run Retreats.

For further information on Henllys Estate please go to www.henllysestate.co.uk or phone 01550 721332.

Get in touch

Booking your treatment today couldn't be easier!

It's easy to get in touch with me, so if you are interested in:

  • booking a therapy session,
  • our next retreat
  • or simply have some questions,

I'd be delighted to hear from you!

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Henllys Coach House
Cilycwm
Llandovery

Mid Wales
SA20 0EW

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