Meet the Glastonbury Retreats Team
Glastonbury Retreats began life as purely a retreat for fitness. Raw Strength Country Retreat is now in its third year and has been very successful. However, through enquiries to the website and feedback from her fitness retreat clients, Inez learned that there was a desire and need for a variety of retreats from yoga to running, detox to wellness and so Glastonbury Retreats was established.
The retreats take place in the Somerset countryside in the town of Glastonbury. Glastonbury is renowned for its spirituality and quirkiness, as well as myths and legends and provides tranquil spaces and enchanting views, which lend themselves to our holistic approach to improving our physical and mental wellbeing.
Inez Findlay – Director and Co-ordinator
Inez is the brains behind Glastonbury Retreats! Having always had an interest in fitness and wellbeing, her dream was to be able to offer like minded people the opportunity to escape from their everyday lives and take a the kind of holiday she herself would enjoy. A mix of well coached exercise, comfortable accommodation, excellent food and great company.
She is a very motivated and driven person, who prefers the hands on approach. So don’t be surprised to find her participating in activities alongside you during your stay. She will always be on hand to ensure complete customer satisfaction and will bend over backwards to make your retreat the best it can be.
Lyndsey Bath – Operations Manager
Lyndsey is the newest member to the team, having joined in 2020. She has a wealth of experience in organising events and managing the day to day running of a business. She is a people person that likes to get involved and will be supporting the smooth running of the retreats. She enjoys travel, walking and weight training.
Jack Draper – Chef
Jack, originally from Glastonbury, moved to Poole, where he trained with an award winning chef in the industry. Jack utilises his skills and passion to produce amazing meals and ensures that he caters to all our guests dietary requirements.Using our onsite farm shop, Jack’s menu is made with fresh, high quality local and seasonal ingredients. It is healthy and wholesome and will keep you well nourished throughout your stay.
Anna Boyle – Chef
From a young age, Anna has had a passion for cooking. Being polish she learnt about traditional dishes and how to use spices to bring out flavour in foods. She loves to cook food that is healthy and tastes great. She has worked in many places and has accumulated a variety of skills. Most recently she worked in a vegetarian and vegan restaurant and learned how to replace meat with plant based products, without impacting the taste of the dish. She experimented on her children and they never knew they were not eating meat.
Anna admits to be a little crazy, but in a fun friendly way. Exercise is another of her favourite ways to spend her time and she is currently teaching herself about macrobiotic balanced food, which she will incorporate into the meals on the retreats.
Born and raised in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, Lucy now lives in Glastonbury with her fiancé and young daughter. She made the move to Glastonbury in 2014 after the sudden death of my father in 2013.
Since then she has spent a lot of time traveling in Asia and completed her yoga teacher training certification in Goa in 2014. When in the UK she had the opportunity to run classes at the Shekina Yoga retreat where she was also managing the centre.
Since the arrival of her daughter in May 2019 life has been much more grounded and she retrained to be an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist. Initially Lucy completed the Grief Recovery Method for myself, knowing this was something she had to share with others.
Yoga is still a huge part of Lucy’s life on a personal level and my focus has shifted to teaching on retreats. Lucy also loves nature, music, dancing, food and living a simple life.
Sarah Pavey – Yoga and Crossfit Coach
Sarah is a previous studio professional and personal trainer, who has been teaching Pilates and group exercise since 2009. In addition to that she has been teaching yoga since 2014 when she trained in India.
She is also a L1 CrossFit coach. She enjoys power yoga, functional training, walking in nature, reading, cooking… Sarah is an excellent asset to the retreats as she has insight into what yoga will be of benefit to you following training sessions with us.
Lisa Mower – Massage Therapist
She has a Level 3 Body Massage qualification which includes Swedish and deep tissue massage. Also a Level 3 Sports Massage qualification.
She specialises in Hot stones, Indian head, cupping and pregnancy massage along with Holistic facials. She also has a Level 3 qualification in reflexology.
She has a natural interest in nutrition, well being and exercise and enjoys yoga and countryside walks.
Phoebe Bateman – Massage and Beauty Therapist
Phoebe is a caring and approachable character, who is enthusiastic about her profession. She has over 6 years of experience in the beauty industry working in salons and on cruise ships. She is qualified in all aspects of Beauty Therapy, including lash lifts.
In addition to that, she trained in Chang Mai, Thailand and specialises in Complementary Therapies such as Lymphatic Facials, Bamboo Massage, Hot Stones Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Thai Massage. She uses her knowledge to personalise every treatment and tailor it to your needs.
Georgina McHugh – Psychodynamic therapist
Georgina has over 15 years experience working throughout the Priory hospitals specialising in all aspects of mental health. She has coordinated and facilitated all the inpatient and outpatient therapy programmes and 1:1 sessions. Personally, she grew up on a farm always around horses with a passion for endurance riding around the world. She have travelled to all continents, living in New Zealand and Australia for several years. She recently returned to the Uk, where she is presently studying to become and equine therapist to enable her to incorporate this one day into her therapy work.