Gardens & Grounds
Ellasfield has many special areas to enjoy, where guests can find peace and tranquility to recharge and find calm. We have taken great care to create a healing & holding environment, enabling guests to feel safe, supported and listened to.
Why not enjoy a book under the shade of the oak tree or take a stroll to meet our ponies or friendly pigs who will enjoy any veggie scraps you may have or you can simply soak away any tension in your private, wood-fired hot tub.
Guests can enjoy our four acres of beautiful paddocks. We simply ask that you keep all gates closed and do not enter paddocks that the horses or pigs occupy unless accompanied by a team member. If you have children please watch little fingers and make sure they are accompanied by an adult at all times – parents and guardians take full responsibility for their children.
Reiki Energy Healing
Reiki (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’ and is also a word used to describe a system of natural healing. It is not a set of religious beliefs and is open to all.
Reiki is used holistically on the whole body, mind and spirit and is a relaxing treatment that uses natural healing vibrations through the hands of the Reiki practitioner, acting as a conduit to the body of the recipient. Reiki helps with relieving stress and pain, induce relaxation, release emotional blockages, accelerate natural healing, balance subtle body energies and support other medical modalities including traditional therapies.
We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us, we experience a sense of well being but when this balance is interupted we can experience –
* Lethergy * Feeling Stuck or Restricted *Negative Thoughts & Behaviours *Headaches or Dizziness * Aches & Pains *Stress & Anxiety * Inability to make Decisions * Irritability or Erratic Emotions * A Tendancy to Repeat the Same Mistakes * Constipation & Digestive Issues. This list is by means exhaustive.
Reiki treatment is a process that anyone can enjoy in the normal course of their life. Reiki can be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatments and often helps to provide support during recovery from surgery or illness.
Meditation and Mindfulness
Ellasfield is a space for individuals, couples, families, children or larger groups to stay in tranquil surroundings, find peace and recharge. We can add optional elements of Mindfulness and Meditation to your experience, with as much or as little as you wish.
Ellasfield has mindfulness running through all we do – from preparing guest rooms to cooking the delicious and nourishing food. We believe that if you carry out everyday tasks such as washing and ironing bed linens, perfecting guest rooms or preparing home cooked meals from the heart and ‘in the moment’ i.e. with Mindfulness, your guests will reap the benefits.
Mindfulness is our ethos here at Ellasfield, from the day to day running of this family run business through to retreats, workshops, one to one or couples sessions.
Early Morning Silent Meditation
During our retreats we hold early morning silent meditation at 5.30am – this meditation simply brings the focus to the breath and is not guided.
The silent meditation starts with the invitation of the bell at 5.30am which will signal the start of the meditation. Please come a little before and settle into the relaxing, candlelit meditation hall ready for this sacred and special time of day to take care of yourself.
After 30 minutes has passed there will be another invitation of the bell which signals the end of the meditation. Please feel free to enjoy a freshly prepared juice shot as you silently stroll back to your accommodation.
This is a time of silence, so if you are with little ones who can’t manage total silence for half an hour, please do leave them with someone who can look after them for this short period of time and please respect other guests in their practice.
Silent meditation may not be for everyone and I would suggest that if you have any medical or mental health difficulties that you seek advice before taking part in silent meditation as it may give space for strong emotions or sensations to surface, which can be followed up in a one to one, walking therapy or Reiki Healing session. Please feel free to talk with me before you attend.
One-to-One Mindfulness Sessions
Mini Mindfulness Break example itinerary
4pm – 6.30pm Arrival and settle in
7pm Light Supper and relax for the remainder of the evening.
5.30 Optional Silent Meditation
Sitting meditation in the meditation hall. Please silently enter the building by 5.30am, take a cushion and blanket if needed and simply sit and breathe. The invitation bell will ring at 5.30am, the meditation will finish at 6am. A freshly juiced shot will be available to enjoy on your silent stroll back to the accommodation.
9am Full Vegetarian or Vegan Breakfast delivered to your door
11am Talk with question and answer session on ‘Mindfulness’
1pm Home cooked vegetarian or vegan lunch
2pm Optional Reiki, Coaching, Yoga, Thai Massage or Mindfulness sessions or take the time to enjoy the paddocks, take a stroll on the many footpaths or enjoy your wood-fired hot tub
5.30pm Vegetarian or Vegan Supper
7pm Evening guided mediation before heading back to your accommodation to relax, read a book, watch a film or simply take a soak in your private hot tub under the stars.
5.30am Optional Silent Meditation
Sitting meditation in the meditation/lounge area. Please silently enter the building by 5.30am.
9am Vegetarian or Vegan Breakfast delivered to your door
10am-1pm Reiki, Coaching, Yoga, Thai Massage or Mindfulness and Relaxation sessions
1pm – 2pm Light Buffet Lunch before departing
Book your stay
For further information, dates and pricing for 2020 and to book your stay at Ellasfield, please contact us today.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to find out more about a retreat at Ellasfield, or to make a booking. We would be delighted to speak to you.
07990 511 250
West Chilington Lane,
Billingshurst, RH14 9DN