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Amelia Freer

Lime Wood’s Wellbeing Expert

At Lime Wood and Herb House, we have teamed up with some of the most respected experts in the wellness industry to create a space that helps guests and members to really nurture their well-being and feel their absolute best.

The experts bring with them a wealth of knowledge, expertise and insider advice that has been integrated into the heart of the hotel and spa; their philosophies influence and underpin our overall approach to nutrition, fitness and holistic wellness.

To help us achieve this, we have teamed up with Nutritional Therapist Amelia Freer to introduce her nutritional guidance throughout our services so that those looking to support and enhance their well-being have access to the most nourishing options.

Amelia believes that food can be a very powerful tool for well-being and her purpose is to help others to enjoy the many benefits of nutritious food – food that is accessible, easy to make, that bursts with goodness as well as flavour. She takes a scientific and holistic approach and is vehemently against fad diets and exaggerated food marketing hype. Also a three times best selling author, Amelia has successfully helped thousands of clients to lead happier, healthier lives through nutrition and lifestyle measures. 

"There is definitely no such thing as the perfect diet – we are all utterly unique; with different genetics, microbiomes, environment, cultural influences and preferences. What works for one person will be wrong for the next. However, I do think that the fundamental principles of healthy eating are common amongst us all, and so I have created guidelines for Lime Wood and Herb House that provide a basis for a healthy lifestyle and focusing on nutrient dense foods that deliver the building blocks needed to support their health."

You will find Amelia’s influence throughout Lime Wood and Herb House, from well balanced ‘Amelia inspired’ dishes on the menu in Hartnett Holder & Co and Raw & Cured, to carefully selected goodies in our Room Larders and Curated by Lime Wood, as well as a series of well-being workshops, cookery classes and events hosted by Amelia. 

Simply Good For You Supper

Wednesday 29th January

To celebrate the launch of Amelia's new book 'Simply Good For You', she will be joining us for supper and a chat on Wednesday 29th January

In this relaxed and intimate evening, Amelia will introduce the evening with an informal talk about the inspiration behind her latest book - simple, wholesome and healthy cooking in between the layers of today's hectic day-to-day life. Amelia will share some of her favourite recipes from it and will also let you in on a few tips and tricks about how she cooks in a simple way for her family at home.

 Amelia will be joined by her associate nutritionist and 'co-pilot', Dr Rozzie Yoxall, who played a big role in helping to bring the book together.
The evening includes a glass of fizz on arrival, sharing nibbles at the table, a 2-course supper with dishes taken from Amelia's new book, and a glass of wine with supper.

When? Wednesday 29th January 2020
What time? 6.30pm arrival for 7pm sit down, 9.30pm finish.
Where? The Scullery, Lime Wood

Tickets are £80 and seating will be on long tables.

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Events & Workshops

Simply Good For You - SOLD OUT

In celebration of the launch of Amelia’s new book, Simply Good For You, Amelia and Iain, our Cookery School join forces in this relaxed and friendly 2-hour cookery demo, to inspire you with lots of tips, tricks and shortcuts to help make cooking healthy meals from scratch simpler and speedier. Because life is busy, but we still want great, nourishing food on the table; this workshop will show you how. You’ll leave with a folder of useful handouts and all the recipes we cover, as well as some extra handy information and cupboard essentials. We will wrap up with a delicious 2-course lunch at the Cookery School Kitchen Table and you have lots of time to chat to Amelia over 2-course lunch.

Why not make a night of it and add on a stay at the hotel or a treatment in the Herb House Spa.

When? Wednesday 29th January 2020
10am – 2pm
How much? £175 per person
What's included? Two-hour cookery workshop in HH&Co's Backstage Kitchen followed by a 2-course lunch with Amelia, plus a goodie bag to take away.

On the day:
- Cookery demonstration with Amelia, where she will share with you a selection of her favourite recipes from her book ‘Simply Good For You’.
- Group 2-course lunch, where you will sample some delicious ‘Simply Good For You’ dishes.
- Q&A with Amelia to answer all of your cooking and nutrition questions, and how to recreate recipes at home.
- A healthy goodie bag to take away including recipes, handouts and tasty treats.

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Why not consider adding on a treatment or even a night’s stay? Scroll down for preferential rates.

*SOLD OUT*

To be put on the waiting list and to hear about future Amelia Freer events at Lime Wood please email reservations@herbhousespa.co.uk or call 023 8028 6998 

Healthy Cooking for Kids

In this 2-hour cookery demo, Amelia and Iain, our Cookery School Chef join forces to share recipes, ideas and lots of tips, tricks and advice for cooking and feeding small children with health in mind. The demo is very relaxed and informative and each guest will be given a folder with handouts and all of the recipes as well as some useful information from products, kitchen essentials, extra reading and lots of tips. The demo will be followed by a 2-course lunch at the Cookery School Kitchen Table and Amelia will be available to talk and answer questions as well as sign books.

When? Wednesday 18th March 2020 
10am – 2pm
How much? £175 per person
What's included? Two-hour cookery workshop in HH&Co's Backstage Kitchen followed by a 2-course lunch with Amelia, plus a goodie bag to take away.

On the day:
- Cookery demonstration with Amelia, where she will share with you quick and simple ways to make healthy food choices and meal preparation.
- Nutritious group 2-course lunch, where you will sample Amelia’s delicious dishes.
- Q&A with Amelia to answer all of your cooking questions around making simple, healthy dishes at home.
- A healthy goodie bag to take away including recipes, handouts and tasty treats.

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Why not consider adding on a treatment or even a night’s stay? Scroll down for preferential rates.

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Events & Workshops

Eating for Health and Weight Loss

Through a series of enlightening talks, a cooking demonstration in our HH&Co Backstage Cookery School Kitchen, a seasonal and locally sourced 2-course lunch, optional relaxing stretch session or forest walk and lots of friendly advice, we will explore what it really means to eat well and how to go about doing so within our increasingly busy lives. The day will cover topics including Mindset and Eating, Blood Sugar Management and Positive Nutrition. You’ll leave with plenty of empowering knowledge and tasty recipes, as well as a goodie bag and exclusive 4-day meal plan to help take all you have learnt straight into your own kitchens. It’s a warm, supportive and nourishing day.

When? Wednesday 13th May 2020
9
am - 4.30pm 
How much? £299 per person
What’s included? Full day workshop, to include 3 hours of enlightening talks, 2-course lunch with Amelia, Cookery Demo, Relaxing Yoga session and a goodie bag to take home.

On the day:
- Arrival teas & coffees.
- 3 hours of enlightening talks with Amelia, topics include ‘Mindset and Eating’, ‘Blood Sugar Management’, ‘Positive Nutrition’ and a ‘Mindful Eating exercise’.
- Delicious group 2-course lunch, where you will sample some of Amelia’s tasty recipes.
- Cookery demonstration with Amelia, where she will share with you the secrets to some of her most popular dishes.
- Relaxing Yoga session.
- Q&A with Amelia to answer all of your health and weight-loss questions.
- A healthy goodie bag to take away including recipes, handouts and nutritious treats.
- 4-Day Meal plan to take away.

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Batch Cooking Course

In this fun and useful 2-hour cooking demo, Amelia and Iain our Cookery School Chef join forces to share their best batch cooking recipes and tips, helping you plan and stock your kitchen with warming, nutritious and delicious food – even when life is busy and time is tight. Of course, you’ll also have the opportunity to ask plenty of questions, and then enjoy a delicious shared 2-course lunch together before heading home with a folder brimming with ideas and a lovely goodie bag too.

When? Thursday 17th September 2020 
10am - 2pm
How much? £175 per person
What’s included? Two-hour cookery workshop in HH&Co's Backstage Kitchen followed by a 2-course lunch with Amelia, plus a goodie bag to take away.

On the day:
- Cookery demonstration with Amelia, where she will share with you her secrets to prepping ingredients and batch cooking for autumn.
- Delicious group 2-course lunch, where you will sample some tasty Amelia inspired autumnal dishes
- Q&A with Amelia to answer all of your batch cooking questions.
- A healthy goodie bag to take away including recipes, handouts and nutritious treats.

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Why not consider adding on a treatment or even a night’s stay? Scroll down for preferential rates.

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Events & Workshops

Winter Health and Immune Support Workshop

With 3 hours of enlightening talks from Amelia, a cooking demonstration in the HH&Co Backstage Cookery School Kitchen, a locally sourced and seasonal 2-course lunch, an optional relaxing stretch session or forest walk and lots of friendly advice, we will explore all things winter health and immune support including lifestyle choices, nutrition and supplements within a very friendly and relaxed environment. You’ll leave with plenty of empowering knowledge and tasty recipes, a 4-day immune supporting meal plan and a goodie bag.

When? Wednesday 14th October 2020
9
am - 4.30pm 
How much? £299 per person
What’s included? Full day workshop, to include 3 hours of enlightening talks, 2-course lunch with Amelia, Cookery Demo, Relaxing Yoga session and a goodie bag to take home.

On the day:
- Arrival teas & coffees
- 3 hours of enlightening talks with Amelia exploring how to combat the colder months and boost your immune system through mindful food choices and meal preparation.
- Delicious group 2-course lunch, where you will sample some tasty Amelia inspired immune-boosting dishes.
- Cookery demonstration with Amelia, where she will show you how to prep and cook dishes that are packed with nutrition.
- Relaxing Yoga session.
- Q&A with Amelia to answer all of your questions around building a strong immune system through food.
- A healthy goodie bag to take away including recipes, handouts and nutritious treats.

Little Extras
Why not consider adding on a treatment or even a night’s stay? Scroll down for preferential rates.

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Amelia Freer 3 Day Retreat - SOLD OUT

Whole Body Wellbeing

Take some time to focus on yourself for a few days without having to stray too far from home. New for 2020, our wellbeing and nutritional expert Amelia Freer Dip ION FdSc will be hosting her first ever three-day retreat with us at Lime Wood.

Amelia brings with her a wealth of experience, working with clients to improve their health and wellbeing, and in this intimate retreat you will learn from Amelia and her team with over 6 hours of varied and interesting sessions, including talks, interactive workshops and cooking demonstrations.

When? Monday 27th April
– Wednesday 29th April 2020
How much? From £1630
What’s included? In this 3 day intimate retreat you will learn from Amelia and her team with over 8 hours of varied and interesting sessions, including talks, interactive workshops and cooking demonstrations.

*SOLD OUT*

To be put on the waiting list and to hear about future Amelia Freer events at Lime Wood please email reservations@herbhousespa.co.uk or call 023 8028 6998 

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The power of food is Amelia’s passion!

Amelia’s purpose is to help others to enjoy the benefits of nutritious food – food that is accessible, easy to make, that bursts with goodness as well as flavour.

Amelia discovered nutritional therapy when seeking solutions for her own health. She was impressed and captivated by just how positive and powerful making changes to her diet were which led to her taking extensive training in the field of Nutritional Therapy, firstly, at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in Richmond where she completed a 4 year Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, graduating in 2007. She has furthered her education with leading professional bodies including the Institute for Functional Medicine and continues to seek out ongoing professional development and hands on experience.

Amelia takes a scientific and holistic approach and is vehemently against fad diets and exaggerated food marketing hype. Her guidance is not limited to a one size fits all theory, nor is it about restriction or perfection. Instead, she aims to educate and empower people to make healthier choices in a sensible, consistent way that is beneficial for them whilst still enjoying one of life’s greatest pleasures – eating great food!

I think when you have experienced first-hand what a difference good nutrition can make to how you look, how you feel, how you sleep, how much energy you have and your overall health, it is hard not to also develop a passion for it. And that passion naturally went on to become my career. Since making changes to my own eating habits, I feel empowered not restricted - I think I enjoy food now more than ever”.

Amelia has worked with thousands of clients, helping them to achieve and support optimal health with evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle guidance. She has been credited for helping a host of well-known clients such as Sam Smith, Victoria Beckham, Boy George and James Corden and is now considered one of the UK’s leading voices on the benefits of nutrition and lifestyle therapies.

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'I really couldn’t recommend Amelia’s workshop highly enough – it was a hugely informative, enjoyable day – I’d even go so far as to say life-changing (as I have indeed made many changes since the day). From the room we were in that allowed us outdoor breaks, the water bar with the delicious green smoothies, the most amazing lunch that we were able to enjoy on the lawn, the tour of the greenhouse to the take-home goodie bags. And then when I thought it couldn’t get any better – such a great yoga session. It was a perfect day.'

'Amelia’s workshop day was brilliant - thoroughly enjoyed learning more and exploring your beautiful grounds and surroundings'

'The workshop was outstanding and we have gained so much from it – the structure and setting was perfect too. Couldn’t be happier.'

'Thoroughly enjoyed the day and I feel completely spurred on with healthy eating and mindfulness.'

'Amelia is such a lovely person and so authentic and this makes her advice and ideas very powerful.'

'I learnt a lot and have taken away a good positive and more knowledgeable understanding of the importance of a properly balanced diet.'

'I SO enjoyed my day. The content was great – I liked the way the modules were constructed… easy to understand and remember.. and just the right amount of technical/science stuff and psychology. It felt like the right rhythm too – listening and thinking before lunch, stretching and watching/tasting in the afternoon. And Amelia is a such a lovely speaker – very engaging, modest, easy to talk to but absolutely knows her stuff of course!  She’s also gorgeous, brimming with health and natural beauty, which is very inspiring!  Lunch absolutely delicious – and the food demo fab!  Ian is a great addition, too.'

'It was so lovely meeting you and also attending the workshop with the wonderful Amelia. I found it really inspiring and came away with lots of useful hints and tips that I can weave into my day to day life. The nutritional pyramid in particular will be something I will find so useful on a daily basis. I loved the fact that it was a combination of learning through a more traditional presentation / talk but also through the cooking class and taking time out to stop and relax. The lunch was delicious and a great way to showcase Amelia’s recipes! I also enjoyed being surrounded by like minded ladies, many at a similar point in their life, who I learnt a lot from and also made me realise we all have the same issues and concerns in life.'

MAKE A DAY OR EVEN NIGHT OF IT

If you would like to make the most of a little more 'you' time whilst you are with us...

If you would like to make the most of a little more 'you' time whilst you are with us why not....

All Amelia Freer Cookery Demo and Workshop attendees get a 10% discount on all treatments - call our Spa Reservations team on 023 8028 6999 to book and quote AMELIAFREER and when booking.

For those attending the Cookery Demo & Lunch, why not book to spend the afternoon and evening in the Herb House Spa with our Sundowner Spa package, which includes a 60 minute treatment, a glass of wine with nuts and olives, and use of the spa facilities from 3pm-7pm for £130 per person. Call our Spa Reservations team on 023 8028 6998 and quote AMELIAFREER to book. (No further discounts apply). Please note this is not available for Full Day Workshop attendees.

If you really want to escape there is also the option to add on a stay with a complementary breakfast either the night before or the night after your Cookery Demo or Workshop. Call us on 023 8028 7177 to book and quote AMELIAFREER. A 10% discount on Herb House treatments will be extended to be taken at any point during your stay. (Rates apply for single or double occupancy)

All of the above optional add-ons to the Amelia Freer Workshop are subject to availability. Tickets to the Amelia Freer workshops and cookery classes are non-refundable, but are transferable. Please contact reservations@herbhousespa.co.uk in case of special circumstances or with any further enquiries.