Wrabness raw food retreat

Our Wrabness raw food retreat will help you kick start a healthier lifestyle and help you discover how energizing a raw food diet can make you feel. Guests will learn the fundamentals of raw food preparation with daily workshops and discussions that are both uplifting and engaging. Our meditation sessions will soothe the mind and bring about clarity of thought; whilst our simple yoga classes will revitalize the body, mind and spirit. Here you can feel fully relaxed in a truly calming and peaceful environment. Set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside wrabness is the perfect place to unwind and reflect. Here you can explore the local area with daily guided walks or just relax at your own accord. Our retreat is ideal for anyone looking to make positive and healthy changes in their life.

Weekend retreat includes:

  • Luxury accommodation with full amenities at the Wheatsheaf barn, Wrabness
  • 100% Organic Raw Vegan cuisine (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Organic fruit and vegetable juices and fruit smoothies
  • Raw food preparation classes
  • Talks and discussions on the benefits of raw food
  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Countryside walks
  • Evening activities (films, games and vision boarding)
  • Access to raw vegan and detox books and films

Location and Accomodation

The retreats are held in a beautiful 17th century barn conversion in the lovely village of Wrabness. Located on the banks of the Stour estuary the Wheatsheaf barn offers the perfect backdrop for you to relax, and rejuvenate. The barn was built in 1715 and carefully restored by the owners in 2011 to create a contemporary interior, using quality oak joinery and luxury fittings. The 60-foot open plan living area offers very spacious accommodation and an excellent view of the Stour estuary from the upstairs balcony.
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hot tub
  • Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided



Our menu will captivate you. Consisting of delicious, wholesome and nutritious foods that will keep you feeling satisfied for hours. Our food is prepared with an emphasis on an alkalizing and energizing clean diet; therefore all meals are 100% raw, organic, and vegan. Teresa always uses fresh locally sourced organic vegetables, dark leafy greens, fruits, nuts & seeds. Luckily enough you will get the chance to see first hand what happens in Teresa’s kitchen during the food preparation classes. Here you can participate if you wish and make your own raw food delights.

There will be no cooked or processes foods on this retreat. Our cuisine is based on the living/raw food philosophy so it is inherently wheat, gluten and dairy free. If you have food allergies / intolerances or any special requests please email Teresa to discuss before booking. Aside from the designated meals there will be bowls of fresh fruit and herbal/fruit teas to enjoy anytime. All meals are included in the price Inc. snacks. We ask that you come with an open mind, willing to try new foods and experience a new sense of wellbeing

Yoga and Meditation

Yoga is beneficial and can be enjoyed by all, no matter what age, size or fitness level. Our yoga and meditation classes will help you to reconnect with your body, soul and mind. Classes take place in a calming and supportive environment that invites exploration and encourages personal growth. Meditation sessions will promote a more peaceful internal environment making space for healing, creativity, stillness, and enlightenment. Learn how to transcend the ego and start to quieten the busyness of the mind.

Yoga teacher Chrissie Joy runs our yoga and meditation sessions. Chrissie has been practicing yoga for over eight years and has been teaching regular yoga classes since 2011. Chrissie holds a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Training Diploma and continually strives to develop her competence as a Yoga teacher. Chrissi runs regular yoga classes at the Colchester Buddhist center. Take a look 

All Yoga equipment is provided: including mats and fleeces, comfortable clothing is advised.

Additional info

How to find the Wheatsheaf barn, Wrabness:

Wheatsheaf Barn, Wheatsheaf Lane, Wrabness, Manningtree CO11 2TF.


Car advised. Parking available on site.

How to get there:

Airport: Stanstead: 42.3 miles

Railway: Wrabness: 0.8 miles

Ferry: Harwich International port: 5.3 miles

Stanstead airport is fifty minutes away; Harwich International port is fifteen minutes drive; the Dartford tunnel is an hour away by car; London Liverpool Street station is one hour fifteen minutes from the village railway station and an hour to Stratford interchange and the Olympic Park.

Local train station transfers can be pre-arranged.

What we can expect from each other:

  • Our role is to support you throughout the retreat. Don’t hesitate to ask if there is anything we can do to make you time more enjoyable
  • No activity is compulsory, but we hope you can participate to receive the full benefit of the retreat
  • Staff is on site and available 24-7 for any enquires
  • If issues arise, please bring them to our attention so we can deal with them swiftly and appropriately
  • Please be sensitive to other people’s experience and report any problems directly to us.
  • There will be no coffee, alcohol, meat, dairy, wheat, cigarettes, gluten or processed foods on this retreat, and we ask you to leave these items at home


  • If you have food allergies / intolerances or any special requests please email us to discuss before booking. Please note the menu is raw vegan that uses nuts.
  • If you are in need of any special assistance and need arrangements to be made beforehand please get in contact


Thank you so much for another wonderful week-end. It’s amazing how 2 days out of my usual routine can be so benificial. I felt quite spaced out when I got home, Perhaps this could be my new reality without caffiene & booze !!  I have commited to only using I “full fat” tea bag a day & see how this feels, then maybe give it up all together. Im looking forward to trying out some of the recipes, & gained lots of ideas from the discussions. Please also thank Tina for all her hard work.  Hope to see you soon JO CRAWFORD

Thank you so much lovely ladies for hosting and catering a beautiful tranquil setting and nourishing retreat. I learnt so much more about myself, the environment and food ideas. You are such inspiring ladies and I had an amazing. Hope to see you soon


Below are some of the Frequently Asked Questions we receive. If you still have any other questions or need any further information, please feel free to contact us

How do I prepare for my stay?

Try to reduce the amount of caffeine, alcohol and nicotine that you consume the week before your arrival. We also suggest you start increasing you intake of fruit, salads and vegetables (cooked or raw) from 1 week before. We recommend that you bring casual, comfortable clothing including some comfy shoes. Once at Raw alive retreat, we prefer that you do not dine outside in order that you gain maximum benefits from your stay and your package is fully inclusive of all meals and beverages.

What should I bring?

Whether during the day or at night you will always feel comfortable in casual wear. Clothing should be practical, functional and comfortable. It is recommended to “layer dress” in the cooler months so you can discard clothing layers as needed. As your course may involve an outside walk or hike we recommend you bring some walking shoes and a rain jacket is also advisable in the event of inclement weather. We will email you list of items we suggest you bring with you for your stay.

Are pets allowed on your retreats?

We do not allow pets to ensure that any guests with allergies are not compromised.

Will I feel comfortable if I come alone?

Yes, in fact many guests come to wellbeing retreats alone and it’s a great opportunity to meet other people with the same interests and needs. Some people have commented that they feel more free to ‘let go’ and open when they have come to our retreats on their own. You may even make life long friends during your stay.

Can I have a glass of wine at dinner?

We are an alcohol free environment and prefer that you do not bring your own alcohol. You will be surprised as how quickly you realize you can enjoy a meal without wine.

What are you booking requirements?

For details on the deposit required and refund and cancellation policies please read our Terms and Conditions.

Terms & Conditions


We strongly advise all our guests to arrange Personal Accident and Travel/Cancellation Insurance when booking onto one of our retreats..

Payment Policy:

A non-refundable deposit is required for each retreat. The amount will be £50 per person. This deposit is taken upon booking the retreat, with the remaining balance being due 4 weeks prior to the start of the retreat. If the retreat is booked less than 4 weeks in advance the deposit facility will not be available and the full amount will need to be paid when booking.

Refund Policy:

If you decide to cancel the retreat after paying the deposit, this deposit can be transferred to another retreat or another person (to be used within a 12 month period of the original retreat booked) but cannot be refunded. A rescheduling fee of £50 will apply.

If you have made full payment, cancellations made 4 weeks or more before the retreat start date will receive a refund of the remaining balance of the retreat fee but none of the deposit will be returned. If you cancel less than four weeks before the start of the retreat, a 50% refund of the remaining balance will be given, but none of the deposit will be returned.

If you cancel within two weeks of the start of the retreat, no refund will be given. We strongly advise you to take out your own insurance in case you have to cancel through illness or other unforeseen circumstances.


Raw alive shall in no event be held liable for any loss or other damages including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential, or any other damages.


Wellbeing Coaching does not diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure any disease or condition either physical or mental. Wellbeing Coaching should not be construed as a prescription, a promise of benefits, claims of cures, or a guarantee of results to be achieved. Our Coaching programs are provided for informational, educational, and self-empowerment purposes.

Any information, instruction or advice given is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or psychological diagnosis and care. You should not discontinue or modify any medication and/or treatment presently being taken pursuant to medical advice without obtaining approval from your healthcare professional.

Raw alive does not accept any liability for participants’ medical or psychiatric conditions which may exist or which may arise during or subsequent to participation in one of our retreats.

Always consult your healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet, lifestyle or prescription drugs.

Booking information:

The retreat cost includes the retreat fee, accommodation and all meals during your stay. Travel to the retreat is not included in the price but if you are travelling by train we will collect you from the station and return you there after the retreat.

Accommodation is arranged on booking.  Special diets can be catered for, but you must inform the Teresa Harding of your requirements when booking your retreat. Participants must be over 18 years of age and all our retreats are non-smoking inside the premises.

It may be possible to book to stay overnight before and/or after your retreat depending on our retreat schedules. This can be booked through Teresa Harding, once your retreat has been booked.

Rescheduling Policy:

If you decide to reschedule from one retreat to another retreat, it will be treated as a cancellation on your part and the ‘Refund Policy’ terms and conditions herein shall apply.

Cancellation Policy:

All information included in our website and publicity is correct at the time of going to press, but may be subject to change. Whilst we do not anticipate changes to the advertised retreat dates, we may have to cancel or postpone retreats at our discretion.

The retreats managed by Raw alive offer fixed programs, which all guests are encouraged to take part in. A program timetable is understandably subject to change at little or no notice due to weather conditions, staff availability and other circumstances, which are often beyond the control of Raw alive.

If the retreat is cancelled, you may transfer your registration to another retreat date or receive a full refund of all monies (excluding travel costs).


We reserve the right to ask participants to leave the retreat if their behaviour is disruptive to the running of the retreat or to the other participants and staff. If you withdraw from the retreat at any time or if you are requested to leave due to disruptive behaviour, no part of the retreat fee shall be refunded. In the case of our staff’s decision to ask you to leave, all matters arising from a dispute are subject to English law and are subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.