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Amelia Freer

Lime Wood’s Wellbeing Expert

At Lime Wood and Herb House, we want to provide the space and opportunity for our guests to really nurture their well-being and feel their absolute best.

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.

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COOKERY CLASSES

FAST & HEALTHY FOOD

Eating well doesn’t have to mean hours slaving away in the kitchen. Simple, nutritious food can be prepared in a matter of minutes if you have the right tools and recipes. Come and join nutritional therapist Amelia Freer for a friendly and informative cookery demonstration and delicious lunch in our Backstage Kitchen, to learn her secrets of fast and healthy food.

When? Tuesday 14th May 10am – 2.15pm
How much? £235 per person

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AUTUMN BATCH COOKING

As harvest nears, and the long summer days start to drift towards autumn, come and join our resident nutritional therapist, Amelia Freer, for an informative cooking demonstration on abundant autumnal batch cooking, followed by a seasonal lunch and Q & A session.

When? Wednesday 11th September
10am – 2.15pm
How much? £235 per person

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ALL DAY WORKSHOPS

Plant-Based Balance

With many of us choosing more plant-based meals or making the complete switch to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, it's a great idea to ensure we are consuming all the nutrients our bodies need for optimal health. This full-day workshop with our resident nutritional therapist, Amelia Freer, will give you all the information and inspiration you need enjoy a balanced and nutritionally complete plant-based diet.

When? Tuesday 25th June 8.30am - 4.30pm 
How much? £399 per person

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EATING FOR HEALTH & WEIGHT LOSS

Through a series of enlightening talks, cooking demonstrations, delicious shared meals 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 at the end of the day with plenty of empowering knowledge and tasty recipes, as well as a lovely goodie bag and exclusive 4-day meal plan to help get you started.

When? Wednesday 23rd October 8.30am - 4.30pm 
How much? £399 per person

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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.

YOU SAY IT BEST

'Amelia was a joy, so generous with her time and knowledge. She has a no nonsense approach yet her message is delivered clearly and with great sensitivity.'

'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'

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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 why not....

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

  • Book a treatment at the Herb House Spa after the workshop - a 10% discount on all treatments will be extended to guests of the Amelia Freer Workshop - call our Spa Reservations team on 023 8028 6999 to book and quote AMELIAFREER and when booking.
  • Book to spend the afternoon and evening after an Amelia Freer Cookery Class or Workshop 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).

  • If you really want to escape there is also the option to add on a 1 night stay either the night before or the night after your Cookery Class or Workshop. Choose from the best available Room (Eaves, Cosy, Spacious or Generous) for £295 Bed & Breakfast or best available Suite (Forest Suite or Forest Hideaway Suite) for £395 Bed & Breakfast. 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 ad-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.