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An amazing and transformative experience in beauty, so grateful for the time there, definitely recommended!  It was a real adventure, felt so welcomed by the guardians and guided with a real sense of connection.

Thanks again to you guys for putting on the week!

Will

I had a wonderfully re-energising shamanic healing with Rachel. It helped me to release a lot of stress and tension that had built up inside me and allowed me to deal with a life priority with trust and truth….

After an initial conversation on my reasons for seeking healing and what I hoped to achieve from it, I lay down in the beautifully handmade cabin and allowed her energy to support me. It was a gorgeous auditory experience of drumming and singing which resonated through my being. It helped me to release a lot of stress and tension that had built up inside me and allowed me to deal with a life priority with trust and truth.

Cherry

I feel blessed to have had this experience…I slept, painted, dreamt, read, ate and sometimes did nothing at all. Absolute bliss!..

I had a two night break in the Moon Lodge in May. As a mother with three children at home, the most valuable thing for me is to have the space to “be”.

I arrived at the Moon Lodge with pre-prepared food, paints and card, my dream journal and a book. My aim was to do whatever I felt like in the moment. The Moon Lodge is a beautiful, holding space. Through the windows of the Lodge all you see is a circle of trees, a fire pit and sky. Birdsong surrounds you and at night the stars are incredible. So I slept, painted, dreamt, read, ate and sometimes did nothing at all. Absolute bliss!

I feel blessed to have had this experience.

Jacqui

I feel freer and calmer…blockages that were holding me back and increasing my daily stress were released…

I had a combined 2.5 hour session with Rachel for a shamanic healing and massage. I was a bit apprehensive as I did not know what to expect, but was also curious to what this involved. I had been going through some tough emotional issues over the past 2 years and was about to embark on a new job and chapter in my life and I wanted to break free from issues in my past that I felt were holding me back.

Rachel immediately put me at ease and talked about what I wanted to get out of the session and the focus was all upon me and my emotional wellbeing. It’s a fabulous feeling to focus on myself, have this time with no distractions and explore my innermost self at a fundamental and natural level. I found the healing and the massage both invigorating, energising and inspiring. Blockages that were holding me back and increasing my daily stress were released and I feel freer and calmer.

Niki

Rachel’s combination of tenderness and clarity supported me through a deeply transforming process…

The healing space that Rachel had setup was both beautiful and safe, so that on arriving I immediately felt more relaxed. As the session unfolded, Rachel’s combination of tenderness and clarity supported me through a deeply transforming process.

Lawrence

I would highly recommend you and The Living Well Centre to all of my friends, colleagues and clients…

This is just to thank you for the amazing home, hearth and healing retreat experience you provided me in my hour of need Rachel! Your gentle wisdom and humour are healing balm for a weathered soul.

The Moon Lodge is so beautiful and was a warm womb of safety and stillness that just held me, I could feel the deep earthy energy of her lulling me into a unusual state of calm.. and I would like to also say that I find your professional, sensitive and very attentive, consistent provision of all my earthly, emotional and spiritual needs have left me feeling met and nourished on a very deep level. I would highly recommend you and The Living Well Centre to all of my friends, colleagues and clients for a very home from home, deep healing retreat immersion.

I feel much lighter after my absolutely blissful shamanic healing massages too, and two days spent with you at the Centre. Thank you again, I hope to be back!

Teya

“an experience I’ll never forget… it’s given me the push to move forward and deal with things… it’s inspired me… you have magic hands …”

Thank you for the massage, it was an experience that I’ll never forget as it’s given me the push to move forward and deal with things so I can live a fulfilled life. I’ve tried the whole counselling route and that didn’t really help me – this experience has opened up a new avenue to explore and its has inspired me in so many ways… you have magic hands!!! Thank you!!

Layla

It was an experience that I’ll never forget….you have magic hands!!! Thank you!!

Thank you for the massage and healing, it was an experience that I’ll never forget as it’s given me the push to move forward and deal with things so I can live a fulfilled life.  I’ve tried the whole counselling route and that didn’t really help me – this experience has opened up a new avenue to explore and its has inspired me in so many ways…you have magic hands!!! Thank you!!

I will definitely be back to see you for more healing, its such a shame that you’re no longer in London!

Thank you for the Moon Lodge – what a beautiful place, we felt truly nurtured by nature and feel we’ve come back with new inspirations and drive, it truly is a magical place and we can not wait to come back again.

Layla

I had a very beneficial massage, and I found acceptance, warm friendliness and understanding, sensible help and a context into which to put my worries. I wish I had gone there before, and I will look back on my visit with affection for the whole experience. It’s such a kind, welcoming place to go…

Kate

I had a beautiful stay in the Moon Lodge. I felt immediately at home in the nurturing space of the Lodge, slept peacefully and left renewed and inspired in so many ways.
Warm wishes and thank you for creating and sharing this beautiful place

Elizabeth

We were looking for somewhere local (West Cornwall) to hold our handfasting. We needed somewhere with a beautiful outside space, but also with an inside back up plan in case the weather wasn’t kind to us.

We’d visited The Living Well Centre previously on open days and knew what a beautiful space it was and how it’s ethics fitted with ours, so we decided to approach them to see about hiring a space there to hold our handfasting.

To our delight as we looked round the website we discovered that not only did they hire space out but that Rachel, who lives there, is a celebrant too.

From the first phone call, Rachel put us at ease and from our first meeting a few days later we knew we’d found the right space and the right celebrant.

Rachel took us through ideas for the ceremony, always making sure that it was what we wanted. She gave us to do lists and thought of all the little details that we wouldn’t have thought of.

The day itself was more than we ever could have hoped for, Rachel made sure that we took time at the beautiful well to get ourselves in the right place to make the commitments that we were about to make.

The holy well is such a peaceful place and we felt so blessed that Rachel used the water from there to bless our rings, broomstick and chalice which were part of the ceremony. The garden around the well is beautiful too, we couldn’t have found a more lovely space in which to have our handfasting.

The ceremony itself was amazing and we felt that the commitments we made were much more meaningful than any traditional marriage ceremony. When Rachel asked for a couple of minutes silent contemplation from everyone all you could hear was the wind rustling the leaves and birdsong, it would be impossible for anyone not to be present in that idyllic setting.

All our guests said what a wonderful experience it was and how much they enjoyed it. Paul’s brother said on Facebook “If I wasn’t already married, I’d do it in the middle of nowhere between Penzance and Lands End with morris dancers, a sacred well and all those I love.” And that’s exactly what we’re glad we did!

Rachel put us at ease… we knew we’d found the right celebrant and space…

I’ve experienced quite a major shift since coming home 2 weeks ago.  Something shifted in my relationship with my children.  We’ve all got so much closer after settling back into home life (after the initial chaos). I’m lost for words about this, its an absolutely amazing feeling.

I’ve reconnected with parts of me, meditating, etc. I feel stronger, and able.

I will reach out again when I’m ready for another session.

F

I will definitely be returning.  The healing was a powerful way to move inwards and start my healing journey…

Initially, I just spent a couple of days at the Moon lodge as I was quite unwell and nervous of being on my own.I felt so held, nurtured and stronger that I came back again for a five day retreat.

Again, I was very weak when I arrived and worried that I would find it hard to get grounded and make the most of my stay, but I immediately felt calmer on arrival.

The space feels so welcoming and, in it’s own little copse, so protected, and I felt able to ‘fall apart’ safely and do the work that I went there to do. I found that a healing session with Rachel on the day that I arrived was a powerful way to move inwards and start my healing journey. I left feeling more healthy, whole and creative than I have in years. I will definitely be returning.

Genevieve

It was the most peaceful I have felt in a very long time; a stillness I wish I could have held onto forever. My mind, body and soul all connected in harmony. It was a truly beautiful experience…

I came to stay at the beautiful Well House and booked in for a Shamanic Healing and a back, neck and shoulder massage with Rachel. Well, what can I say. I have been raving about it since I got home to all my friends. This was no ordinary massage. I can say, after many, many massages this was the best experience I have ever had. I felt Rachel intuitively went to all the places that were causing me pain and shifted that pain with both physical massage and energy work. It was the most peaceful I have felt in a very long time; a stillness I wish I could have held onto forever. My mind, body and soul all connected in harmony. It was a truly beautiful experience. Thank you, thank you Rachel.

Cherry

Rachel embodies the teachings of this tradition and imparts her knowledge in a way that is both clear and interesting…

I found the setting absolutely perfect for the Vision Quest – the land feels loved and has a beautiful energy to support the healing work. Whilst some elements of the practice were challenging, as expected, I felt held and supported at all times and greatly appreciated the joyful celebrations and sense of community that was fostered in the group to balance that. Rachel embodies the teachings of this tradition and imparts her knowledge in a way that is both clear and interesting. I also found the advice given before the Quest very useful to help get me through it. I came away with the clarity and tools I had hoped for. This work is much needed and may it continue.  With thanks, gratitude and love.

Lucinda

Rachel is a real gem…she is a powerful woman who always brings me back onto my own track…

I have had several sessions with Rachel, both shamanic healing and massage.  I always feel that she gives me exactly the spiritual support that I need. Her work is very personal and clear, she is a powerful woman who always brings me back onto my own track. Rachel is a real gem.

Astrid

Rachel is a powerful and meticulous healer. Her work goes deep, I’ve always left feeling lighter, seen, understood and held. Her voice alone is healing in itself and the way she creates the healing space can only be described as ‘beautiful’. I highly recommend a session with her.

Marina

The Living Well Centre is a wonderful place to go if you feel you need help with getting over an illness, making a recovery from trauma, or settling yourself more securely in your own environment. Merely sitting by the Living Well on the warm stone and drinking the well water makes you feel better, as does walking in the woods there and listening to the wind in the trees. The lovely Healing Heart building is a warm and comforting place for treatment – I had a very beneficial massage, and I found acceptance, warm friendliness and understanding, sensible help and a context into which to put my worries. I wish I had gone there before, and I will look back on my visit with affection for the whole experience. It’s such a kind, welcoming place to go.

Kate

The healing session with Rachel on my retreat left me feeling more healthy, whole and creative than I have in years.  It was a powerful way to move inwards and start my healing journey. I will definitely be returning.

Genevieve

What came out of the healing session astounded me! I still can’t get over the miracle of the experience itself and the continued healing that it holds for me…

How would I describe my Shamanic healing session with Rachel in the Moon Lodge? I was nervous about what it might involve and fearful of bringing up old wounds, however the whole experience was one of feeling very held and safe. The Moon Lodge itself gives another layer of feeling held in love and gentleness. Rachel is gentle but also a very strong and grounded person.  What came out of the healing session astounded me! I still can’t get over the miracle of the experience itself and the continued healing that it holds for me. I would recommend Rachel without hesitation.

Ali

This was no ordinary massage…after many massages this was the best experience I have ever had…

I came to stay at the beautiful Well House and booked in for a Shamanic Healing and a back, neck and shoulder massage with Rachel. Well, what can I say. I have been raving about it since I got home to all my friends. This was no ordinary massage. I can say, after many, many massages this was the best experience I have ever had. I felt Rachel intuitively went to all the places that were causing me pain and shifted that pain with both physical massage and energy work. It was the most peaceful I have felt in a very long time; a stillness I wish I could have held onto forever. My mind, body and soul all connected in harmony. It was a truly beautiful experience. Thank you, thank you Rachel.

Cherry

Bliss. A really calming, almost spiritual space, it was exactly what I needed. Feeling grateful…

The weekend just gone, I did the unthinkable and wrapped myself in self-love. Ignoring all the work stuff constantly hovering over me, I took some much-needed healing time out, to spend a couple of days on retreat in the newly built Moon Lodge at The Living Well Centre. A simple, curvy mud and straw hut, I could have stayed there indefinitely. No electricity, no laptop, just a futon mattress on the floor, sheepskins and rugs and a woodburner. Outside, compost toilets, a woodfired shower and camp sinks provided all the mod cons necessary for the perfect low-impact, communing with nature experience.

These precious two days were spent wandering nearby footpaths, sleeping in the sun, reading (I read a whole book in a day), playing my violin and ukulele, eating (lots) drinking, sitting by the fire in the evenings watching the barn owls at dusk, and shooting stars at nightfall, and thinking. Bliss. A really calming, almost spiritual space, it was exactly what I needed. Feeling grateful.

Fi Read “Community Spirit” column in The Cornishman newspaper, published June 18th 2015