The Field Retreat

Come grow in the field...

"Contrology (Pilates) develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit."


-Joseph Pilates




Pilates is both a physical and mental body-conditioning programme, which uses exercise to restore natural, normal movement and good posture. It increases body awareness, flexibility, strength, tone, co-ordination, stamina and general health.

As well as those who just want to stay in shape our qualified instructors can help clients during and after pregnancy, with osteoporosis, rehabilitation after surgery or with old and new injuries.

Pilates is recommended by many physiotherapists, osteopaths, GPs and chiropractors.


- A Symbol of Excellence in Pilates -


Body Control Pilates is widely seen as a benchmark for safe and effective teaching of the highest quality. It is Europe's largest professional Pilates organisation. All certified Body Control Pilates teachers have at a minimum completed a comprehensive training course and work to a laid-down Code of Practice governing teaching standards, professional ethics and continuing education.


Body Control Pilates is a registered trademark used under licence.

PILATES targets the deep postural muscles, building strength from your core. Re-balancing the body, to bring you into a correct alignment. Your body will become longer leaner and more toned and have an excellent balance between strength and flexibility. Clients ofte often that they can sleep better and have less tension and stress afterwards.

"Our mission has been to bring the benefits of Pilates to everyone. To this end, we have created a method that is effective, safe and challenging: a method that is taught by teachers with unrivalled skills, knowledge and integrity."



co-founder of Body Control Pilates




Are you interested in doing Pilates at home?

Either as a beginner, or as a seasoned Pilates client?

If so, Helen is startinging a new site dedicated solely to Pilates questions and help, with a focus on exercising at home.

Check it out here, or go to www.pilatesinitiatives.com.


Helen is also now doing private sessions via Skype or FaceTime. If you are interested in trying this out, just drop a message to her on the contact page for more information.


The Field is a place to come and relax, find new inspiration, find yourself, learn a new skill, or just for some peace and quiet.


We run various workshops that last from a weekend, a few days to a week at a time.


Workshops will be different depending on the time of year.

Yoga, Pilates, Creative writing, sketching/painting, contact improvisation, and more to come.


We are also open as a rentable space for anyone with inspiration for a course or workshop.


Depending on the course, you can come and join in with as much or as little of the day as you want or need. It's your time away, so if a day at a market instead of the farm is needed.......


You will have a choice of eating with us or of making your own food. We are Vegan and Vegetarian and you will be able to learn how to make the dishes we eat should you wish to.


Aiming eventually to be as self sufficient as is possible, The Field will be a quiet haven of tranquillity and learning. A place to boost your batteries or simply unwind.





There are many local sights and beautiful old villages. Gorgeous walks and bicycle trails. There are several lakes for both fishing and water activities.

Stunning old churches and cosy local cafes.




Homemade gifts, using as many

eco-friendly products as possible,

including home-grown or

recycled products.




The Field Retreat