Cowdray's Gut Health Retreat at Cowdray House

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A three day extensive gut health focused retreat at Cowdray House

Cowdray House, in partnership with Nicola Russell, Nutritional Therapist and Gut Health Specialist, are holding three-day gut health focused programmes throughout the year. Cowdray’s Gut Health Retreat offers you a transformative gut and lifestyle overhaul designed to help you understand all the key elements you need to focus on to continue your journey for better gut health.

cowdray's gut health retreat

Upcoming dates

August 2024

Tuesday 13th – Friday 16th August

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November 2024

Monday 11th – Thursday 14th November

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January 2025

Tuesday 28th – Friday 31st January

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Registered Nutritional Therapist specialising in Gut Health

Nicola Russell

"What makes this retreat so unique is the personal service each guest receives ranging from individual recommendations based on test results to being educated on how to enhance your gut health through diet, exercise and stress reduction techniques. No two people are the same, which is why a bespoke service is key."

Functional testing

bespoke and personalised

Functional testing

"I will provide pre-retreat consultations to discuss full medical history, symptoms and concerns, along with comprehensive functional testing. Throughout the retreat your glucose will be monitored and we will hold one-to-one consultations and based on your test results provide a personalised regime." - Nicola Russell

14th - 17th May 2024 at Cowdray House

What does a gut health retreat involve?

Day one:

– Welcome introduction and meet the Cowdray Retreat Team
– A guided walk to discover your beautiful surroundings, or take a swim in the indoor or outdoor heated pool
– Change and Empowerment Workshop
– Pre supper drinks and a presentation by Nicola Russell, Nutritional Therapist
– Sound Bath in the spectacular Buck Hall

Day two:

– Personal trainer available throughout the day to take you through core functional exercises
– Cookery demonstration: learn how to cook quick and easy gut healthy meals
– Plenty of time to explore the grounds or take a swim
– Pre supper drinks and a presentation by Nicola Russell, Nutritional Therapist
– Candlelit Yoga

Day Three:

– Cookery demonstration: learn to make your own gut friendly sauerkraut to take home
– Wim Hof Method Workshop, be guided through breath work, mindset and cold exposure. Take a plunge in the ice bath at the end, if you wish.
– Pre supper drinks on the picturesque front terrace if weather permits
– Guests can enjoy the indoor ten pin bowling alley or a game of billiards

Private, exclusive and beautiful

Spectacular Setting

Set in one hundred acres of landscaped gardens overlooking the South Downs, Cowdray House offers guests complete privacy in beautiful surroundings that they are free to explore throughout their stay.

a warm and welcoming

place to relax

Guests enjoy a private, ensuite room where they can enjoy precious time relaxing and recharging away from the pressures of everyday life. The elegant reception rooms are also stylish and beautiful places for guests to unwind during the retreat.

place to relax
Food and Drink

detoxifying and nourishing

Food and Drink

Throughout the retreat guests will enjoy a detoxifying and nourishing menu curated for optimal gut health by our Executive Chef Ben Jupp, in consultation with Nicola Russell. Gut friendly meals using, where possible, locally sourced organic produce with a strong emphasis on a low FODMAP Diet.

Executive Chef

Ben Jupp

Cowdray’s talented Executive Chef Ben Jupp has worked for the Estate for over 14 years. He now oversees catering events across Cowdray including heading up the Yellow Kitchen, the in-house catering team. Under Ben’s guidance the menus across the Estate have been developed to celebrate the best of seasonal, local British produce.

Meet the team

Jo Glynn-Smith

Transformation Coach

Dan Hughes

Wim Hof Method Instructor


Yoga Teacher

Paul Cook

Fitness Trainer

Rachel Usher

Wellbeing Manager

Jez Smith

Sound Bath Therapist

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