We warmly welcome you to Yeotown, the definitive home of complete wellbeing.
Yeotown is based in rural North Devon where co-founders Mercedes Sieff and her husband Simon Sieff have nurtured and fine-tuned their shared vision of an authentic and original healthy lifestyle retreat with its empowering and inspiring emphasis on true health and optimum wellbeing.
Mercedes is one of the UK’s leading Vinyasa Flow Yoga teachers and a qualified Positive Psychology Coach. She is a wellbeing writer with a Coaching Diploma from the University of Cambridge and certification in Positive Psychology Coaching. Simon is a former art and antiques dealer with a background in interior design. In addition, He is an avid surfer & yogi. Both share the philosophy that we each can only gain greater health and wellbeing by first recognising that we are solely responsible for the steps that will achieve this goal. This is at the core of their life-affirming approach to healthy living.
Yeotown’s very special location in the rustic and unspoiled wilds of North Devon brings its own unexpected rewards too. Hiking across the moors in a fine mist that suddenly clears to reveal an astonishing view of devon’s expansive Atlantic coast, for instance, will not only help improve your physical fitness but also connect you back to a sense of wellness. This connection to self might be difficult to attain until you take the time out to reboot.
Experience the healing powers of nature by simply being active and outdoors with us. In recognising this, we differ from many more traditional UK spas, health farms and retreats. We offer the opportunity to transform your life, whilst in the comfort of a ‘home away from home’.
What We Are…
Yeotown is a stylishly comfortable, interior designed, rustic haven of health. Our team is authentic, down to earth and passionate. You will be nurtured and encouraged to begin living life as your best self. Here you will be educated on how to achieve and maintain your highest potential for overall physical fitness, mental health and spiritual wellbeing. Above all, we encourage a lifestyle filled with balance, confidence, movement and positive energy, and consumption of sensible, nutrient-dense, wholesome, real foods.
What We Are Not…
Yeotown is not a boot camp, fat farm, weight loss retreat or juice fast. We are not a pampering spa, yoga retreat, hotel, beach holiday, rehabilitation centre, ashram or B&B. We are not interested in creating fanaticism around food or exercising. Any weight loss on our programme is a by-product of mindful eating, exercise, rest and proper hydration, but we are not about ineffective, calorie strangling, quick-fix diets or starvation fasts.