Colour For Ultimate Well Being. Retreat
Join Lucy at her colourful garden, home and studio for this blissful face to face retreat, in the Derbyshire Dales.
Platinum award winning tutor Lucy Renshaw will explore the huge benefits of colour and the impact it has on every angle of your life and well being.
A day to relax, revive and re-energize, in nature and the comfort of Lucy's studio and home, exploring the power and holistic use of colour for interiors and the impact it has on every level of our lives.
The day will include guided colour meditation, fresh herbal teas and remedies, working with essential oils, understanding the benefits of colour in daylight and nature, colour theory and therapy.
How to find the right shades and tones to create the perfect environment which is truly reflective of your personality, working with colour and intuition.
Guest speaker: Practising colour enthusiast, either: Herbalist/reflexologist/yoga/nutrition TBC
A seasonal, nutritional Veg/Vegan lunch, catered by local 'Vegan Revolution' where your’ll gain an insight into the impact of colour on our bodies through what we eat.
Plenty of sweet treats with colorful nutritional benefits.
It is truly amazing how Colour can help transform your home, your style, your behavior and your whole sense of well being.
Lucy Renshaw runs her workshops and business from her renovated 17th Century colourful home in the Derbyshire Dales.
A Royal College of Art graduate with 18 years experience in her field.
She runs her consultancy business and workshops/retreats from her home studio, and also tutors Interior Design at Nottingham Trent University.
Over the years Lucy has exhibited at various trade shows, including Maison et Objet, Paris. ICFF, New York and has also completed commissions for Liberty London and Colin Firths Eco Age, as well as being commissioned to write a book about her design concepts - 'Mixed Media and Found Materials.' (A&C Black)
Lucy is known for her bold use of colour, working with reclaimed materails. She has a passion for working holistically with colour, nature and interiors and the impact they have on our well being.
Inspirational classes to suit all abilities with experienced tutoring in a relaxed environment.
Lucy also runs Interior Design, upholstery and upcycling workshops, which are very practical and could be used in conjunction with this course.
Please note this is a new course with no reviews. Please see Lucy's other courses where she has platinum status with over 100 5 star reviews, by clicking on 'All Reviews for this course provider' link below.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Vegetarian/Vegan seasonal lunch, tea, cake home remedy to take home.
Take away home remedies and herbal teas.
1 day (10:00am to 3:00pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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Unfortunately this was not at all what I expected, and consequently didn't really meet my needs. I was not looking for yoga, cooking, or gardening tips but more about the theory of colours and in particular how to put colours together which would be relevant to my knitting and crafting hobbies. Having had a scientific career, I am understandably sceptical about the mystic and spiritual aspects of yoga and didn't feel this was relevant to the discussion about colour. I didn't really feel I learnt much at all about colour theory, although I can see that this approach would appeal to some. For what was offered, the course seemed very over-priced.
Response from Lucy Renshaw:Hi Shirley
I found the colour retreat to be just what I needed after a difficult year – it was incredibly relaxing; I had the time and the space to forget about the stresses and strains of life, to take time out to replenish my depleted energy levels, and I found Lucy to be very warm and inspiring. Since the course I have found that I am noticing colour more, recognising the effect it has on me, and looking out for colourful clothes, food, and things for the home to brighten my family's time spent indoors, especially now winter is on its way. I loved the emphasis on autumn and connecting with nature, as Autumn is my favourite time of year, and I think we could all benefit from connecting with nature more. I really enjoyed the home-made cakes, herbal teas, and lunch, and the setting was beautiful – it really helped to create a sense of retreating from the everyday world.
Response from Lucy Renshaw:Thank you so much for your kind review. I’m so glad you were able to get the rest and rejuvenation you needed! Enjoy your journey of discovering more about the benefits of colour and hope to see you again x
I was unsure whether this day would be a little to “out there” for me, but I need not have worried, it was great! I arrived feeling tired and stressed and I left feeling relaxed and energised. The setting was lovely, and the day was really insightful in terms of how colour can affect our mood, how we all have our own individual preferences, thoughts on home decor, impact of food choices etc. The food and drink provided were delicious too. I loved it.
Since the day I’ve been eating more colourful food, I’m wearing more colourful clothes, and I’m re-thinking my colour scheme for my house!
Response from Lucy Renshaw:Thank you Jasmin
I really enjoyed Lucy’s colour retreat, it helped me to unwind and regroup. Lucy’s passion for colour is infectious and it was so interesting to experience it growing from a one dimensional concept into an accessible language as the day progressed and we looked at all the different ways in which colour nurtures us in nature, food and our subconscious. Lucy and all the other participants were supportive and there was sense of everybody’s unique thoughts and feelings being valid and welcome. Lucy Kay’s talk about food and colour was fascinating, and the healthy salads, cakes and teas throughout the day.. delicious!
Response from Lucy Renshaw:Really lovely to meet you Carla, I’m so glad you enjoyed the day.
What a wonderful day spent in the beautiful surroundings of Lucy's home and garden. The yoga and meditation sessions were fabulous - and different to anything I've experienced before. The discussion around colours and how they relate to our mood, personality, emotions and chakras was fascinating. It really slotted in nicely with how the different colours of foods support different areas of the body. Nice little introduction to herbs and their colours and properties too.
Overall it was just a gorgeous day. It felt very much like a retreat, time for me, time in nature, time surrounded by colour, lovely people and nutritious, beautiful food.
I would highly recommend Lucy and this course.
Response from Lucy Renshaw:Thank you Lucy, a very kind review. Hope to see you again soon x
Wow- this day course literally was what it says in the title…in fact more so!
This exceeded my expectations in so many ways. Lucy has such a calm, friendly relaxing presence, aided by her incredible setting of her home and stunning British country garden.
Following the freshly picked herbal teas on arrival (and I am usually an avid English breakfast tea drinker!), followed by some yoga, I immediately felt at ease and my mind a million miles away from my work, kids/usual hectic mindset, which is a rarity. As a result I felt really able to tune in to the amazing theories of colour and the different ways we can proactively bring colour into our lives depending on what we may be needing/seeking- I found this fascinating. The links between this and the nutritional benefits of colour provided by Lucy Kay was just brilliant. Lunch was divine with home made (gluten free- thank you) fresh vibrant lunch and all helping making up the colourful delicious salad with Lucy Kay really helped cement just how easy, but yet how yummy and satisfying bringing more colour in to your diet can be. The day finished off picking out various colours from nature that we were drawn to, or bits of colour from Lucy’s collection to prompt consideration of our natural seasonal colour tendencies. I left feeling truly treated to such valuable insight and treated to proper ‘me-time’ as well as genuinely useful “take-home” ideas. Brilliant- I thoroughly recommend and I shall be back, thank you!
Response from Lucy Renshaw:Thank you for such a detailed review Sally! It was lovely to spend the day with you. Hope you’ve been enjoying the lemon balm and catnip..... I haven’t forgotten to pot some up for you x
A really interesting, enjoyable and relaxing day. With the beautiful setting of Lucy’s garden, and lovely food, being the icing on the cake.
I came away with a much greater awareness of why we are drawn to certain colours and their influence on our lives.
As an added bonus, the yoga and guided meditation left me more relaxed than I have been in months.
Thank you, Lucy for a great day.
Response from Lucy Renshaw:Thanks so much for leaving such a kind review. I do hope to see you again x
This was a great retreat to do online -especially during lockdown! A good mix of activities, meditation and reflective time. I really enjoyed cooking along with Lucy and the gardening presentation inspired me to grow a rainbow of colour . A follow up call a few days later was a great way to get to know Lucy better and to do more with colour in my home . Many thanks 😊
Response from Lucy Renshaw:Thank you for your lovely review.
The most amazing insight into all aspects of how colour can lift everyday life, from colour therapy, colour meditation to a colour clothing consultation. The most amazing day from start to finish, Lucy is a brilliant course leader and host and is knowledgeable, inspiring and welcoming.
I will definitely be booking more courses soon!
Lucy's course provided a riches of wealth in terms of looking at colour in so many ways, to enhance wellbeing and spirit. From food to conscious focusing, from herbal and essentials oils to states of mind. Fiona’a input on clothes, makeup and presence was an additional rich layer of what was a truly uplifting day of giving back to yourself by finding ways to enhance your enjoyment of life, whether in a small or a big way. Delicious lunch in beautiful surroundings.
Lucy also attracts giving and supportive fellow course attendees, whose kindness and laughter make her workshop days really special.