Rest & Digest Retreat

Join us on the 3rd-6th of November 2023 for the ultimate nourishing Gut Health Retreat

"A healthy gut is a healthy body"

Welcome to Rest and Digest, a retreat created to provide you with the ultimate opportunity to unwind and nourish your body and mind. Taking place this November, when the cold weather starts to set in, this retreat is designed to help you relax, re-set and support your gut health, so that you can feel your best throughout the winter months.

 Our retreat offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, providing a sanctuary where you can switch off and focus on your wellbeing. Whether you're looking to escape from the stress of work or simply need some time to yourself, our experienced team of nutritionists, chefs, and wellness experts are here to guide and support you throughout your journey.

 So why wait? Join us on this unique retreat to Rest and Digest, and give yourself the gift of relaxation, rejuvenation, and a healthier gut.

Why Join Us?

Your gut is home to trillions of microbes that influence your energy levels, metabolism, immune response, stress resilience, sleep quality and mood.

The health of your gut is largely determined by your diet and lifestyle and the delicate balance of this ecosystem can be thrown off by our modern lifestyle, leading to symptoms of bloating and indigestion. In our one-of-a-kind retreat we will offer bespoke nutrition advice and result-driven activities to help achieve your (gut) health goals while enjoying delicious gut-loving foods.

Moments of relaxation are essential for optimal digestion and a healthy gut, there will be plenty of time to reconnect with yourself and move away from the stresses of daily life, allowing your body to Rest & Digest. Upon leaving our retreat you will be feeling rebalanced, lighter, and empowered with the right dietary and mind-body tools to feel your happiest and healthiest.


Our retreat location is set in the gorgeous English countryside of Cheshire, just a 3 hour journey from the hustle and bustle of London.

Set within a 12-acre private estate, the luxurious manor house itself benefits from beautiful views over the elegant gardens and is decorated with calming, warm neutrals, and features roaring fires, a state of the art cinema room and plenty of cosy space to snuggle up and get comfy with a book.

In addition to an open-plan kitchen, where cooking workshops will take place, our retreat home features six en-suite bedrooms in the main house, 5 bedrooms in the adjacent coach house, an indoor heated pool, infrared sauna, games room, snooker table, cinema room, table tennis and plenty of outdoor space to explore and take parkland strolls. 

How to get here?

  • The manor is located in the village of Shocklach - 12 miles from Chester
  • By Car: 20 minutes from Chester, 75 minutes from Manchester and 3.5 hours from London
  • By Train: the closest stations are Chester or Crewe, which are only a 2 hour journey from London 

We are here to help you organise travel logistics and can provide taxi numbers for those travelling by train/plane.

About Your Practitioners

With over six years of experience, Clarissa Lenherr has established herself as one of the UK's leading nutritionists, and is the founder of her own private nutrition clinic on prestigious Harley Street in London. She has helped hundreds of clients achieve optimal health through her passion for gut health, understanding that digestive health is fundamental to overall wellbeing.  Clarissa firmly believes that health begins in the gut, and she uses evidence-based strategies to address a wide range of gut health issues such as IBS, SIBO, chronic bloating and gut dysbiosis.

Clarissa’s personal experience with IBS and SIBO has played a significant role in shaping her expertise as a nutritionist. Her journey to find relief from her own gut health issues fuelled her passion for understanding the complexities of the digestive system - mental and physical. Clarissa's personal struggle lasted over 10 years, and after seeing nine different specialists (including doctors, gastroenterologists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, dieticians – across the globe!) with no relief, she took her health into her own hands and managed to find long-term, sustainable relief. This experience, like so many of her clients have gone through, has helped her gain a unique perspective and empathy towards her clients who may be struggling with similar issues.

When not in clinic, Clarissa spends her time delivering keynotes and workshops for leading companies globally, empowering their employees to transform and optimize their health, happiness, and productivity. Clarissa has worked with over 200 companies globally including Ebay, Starbucks, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Lloyds Bank, Coca Cola, Investec, Deloitte and more.

Clarissa is frequently featured in the press, sharing her insights and expertise with leading publications such as The Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Metro, Women’s Health and The Evening Standard. Her contributions to the media further demonstrate her standing as a respected authority in the field of nutrition.

Marilia Chamon, founder of Gutfulness Nutrition, came to Nutritional Therapy as a result of her own health journey having struggled with unexplained digestive symptoms for nearly a decade. Like most of her clients, she undertook every medical test under the sun but could not get to the root cause of her chronic digestive symptoms. Her determination to solve her problem sparked an immense interest in gut and digestive health and led her to qualify as a nutritional therapist. Marilia holds a certificate in Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice from the world-renowned Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and furthered her knowledge in gut health by becoming a SIBO approved practitioner and training on the use of the Low FODMAP Diet for IBS with Monash University. Marilia has engaged in hours of continuing professional development about gut health, the gut microbiome, IBS and SIBO with world-leaders in the field, and continues to update her knowledge. 

Marilia provides integrative and bespoke support for anyone suffering with gut health conditions impacting their quality of life. This means providing solutions both from a specialist consulting service to products that help support gut health, making people feel heard, validated, understood, supported and educated throughout their journey.

Her practice is rooted in evidence-based nutrition and her advice is based on the latest scientific research. Marilia is regularly featured in the press and offers expert comments to some of the UK's leading media outlets such as Women's Health, SheerLuxe, Marie Claire and Stylist.

“Being misunderstood is a common feeling amongst IBS sufferers. I’m here to provide support and clarity in a busy space through education, tailored support and empathy.


Food holds a very special place in our hearts, and so when we were planning the Rest & Digest retreat, we knew that the food had to be not only good for your gut, but delicious, nourishing and wholesome. 

Our top priority is ensuring that our guests indulge in food that not only excites their taste buds but also supports their digestive system. Our retreat chef is an expert in gut health and works hand-in-hand with our retreat nutritionists to curate a mouth-watering menu that promotes a healthy gut, beats bloating, and leaves you feeling lighter.

From delectable fermented foods to prebiotics and polyphenols, every dish is carefully crafted to maximize gut health benefits. Our guests can expect a diverse array of dishes that are not only healthy but also irresistibly tasty, proving that you don't have to sacrifice flavour for health.

Our menu predominantly comprises of plant-based and gluten-free options, supplemented with high-quality protein sources, and made with the freshest locally sourced, organic ingredients. We pride ourselves on catering to dietary restrictions to ensure that every guest's palate is catered to.

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What's Included

4 days/3 nights at our luxury retreat home

3 gut-loving meals per day + snacks  (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks)

Private nutrition consultation with Marilia or Clarissa

1 x group hike in the stunning countryside

Daily gut-happy yoga class

Daily additional movement class - barre/resistance band workout/ dance - to be confirmed

Additional workshops throughout the retreat including gong baths, meditation sessions and vagus nerve stimulation

Fermentation workshop with our gut expert chef

Post dinner fireside chats

Unlimited use of our indoor heated pool, infrared sauna, games room, snooker table, cinema room, cosy lounges and reading spots

Goody bag with a curation of our favourite products - worth over £150

Relaxing massage and lymphatic drainage massage treatments - available on request

Plenty of you time

What's Not Included

Travel to Scarlet Hall

Travel insurance

Additional food/drinks

Treatments with massage therapist

Sample Itinerary

Subject to change

Friday 3rd November

  • 5-6pm - Arrive at Scarlet Hall, settle into your room and explore the surroundings
  • 6:30pm - Group Welcome
  • 7:30pm - Seasonal gut-friendly dinner
  • 9pm - Relaxing meditation for deep sleep

Saturday 4th November

  • 8am - Morning digestive tonic
  • 9am - Gut-directed energising yoga
  • 10am - Gut-nourishing breakfast
  • 12pm - Group Forest Hike
  • 2pm - Lunch
  • 3pm - Free time - enjoy the pool, sauna, massage, mini-nutrition consultation, me-time
  • 5:30pm - Gong bath
  • 7pm - Gut loving dinner
  • 9pm - Movie night

Sunday 5th November

  • 8am - Morning digestive tonic
  • 9am - Resistance-band/ creative dance/ barre movement class
  • 10am - Gut-friendly breakfast
  • 12pm - Free time - enjoy the pool, sauna or get a massage, mini-nutrition consultation, me-time
  • 1.30pm - Lunch
  • 3pm - Fermentation workshop
  • 5:30pm - Restorative yoga
  • 7:30pm - Seasonal gut-friendly dinner
  • 9pm - Fireside chats and digestive tea

Monday 6th November

  • 8am - Morning digestive tonic
  • 9am - Gut-directed yoga
  • 10am - Gut-friendly breakfast
  • 12pm - Vagus nerve class
  • 2pm - Lunch
  • 3pm - Free time to enjoy the pool, sauna or get a massage, mini-nutrition consultation
  • 5-6pm - Check out/goodie bags with snacks for the road

Room Options

Master Suite

The stunning master bedroom in the main house flaunts a super king-size bed, private dressing room and an en suite complete with freestanding bath, his and hers sinks and a walk-in shower.

Single Occupancy: £1,990
Early bird pricing: £1,791

Double Occupancy: £1,400 per person
Early bird pricing: £1,260 per person


Super-king or king sized bed, that can be arranged as a double or a twin, and has an en suite bathroom with a bath and overhead shower.

Single Occupancy: £1,850
Early bird pricing: £1,665

Double Occupancy: £1,300 per person
Early bird pricing: £1,170 per person


Double bedroom, that can be arranged as a double or a twin and has an en suite shower room.

Single Occupancy: £1,750
Early bird pricing: £1,575

Double Occupancy: £1,225 per person
Early bird pricing: £1,100 per person


King sized double bed with own private bathroom - not en-suite.

Single Occupancy: £1,650
Early bird pricing: £1,485

Double Occupancy: £1,125 per person
Early bird pricing: £1,010 per person


Cosy double bed with shared bathroom - shared with one other room.



With stunning garden views, double or twin room with en-suite, jack and jill style, shared bathroom (shared with one other room).

Single Occupancy: £1,200
Early bird pricing: £1,080

Double Occupancy: £850 per person
Early bird pricing: £765 per person


Twin room with shared bathroom - shared with one other room.

Double Occupancy: £800 per person
Early bird pricing: £720 per person


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How To Book

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