Holistic Homestay

Holistic Homestay is a residential therapeutic / healing experience which my wife Liane and I offer in our home, a beautiful 200 year old Georgian townhouse.  It is primarily for people who would benefit from taking a concentrated approach to their health and well being, often during or after a difficult period of life, emotionally or physically – i.e. following a bereavement, job loss, relationship break up, illness or surgery.  However, we are very flexible and the experience may also be suitable as a more general retreat, for writers or artists for example, or simply for anyone feeling a little worn out and in need of a few days where someone else takes care of everything. 

We aim to provide an environment and experience which is nourishing, with plenty of time and space for rest and reflection, and inspiration to help you refocus and start to move forward with your life.  Your experience will be tailored to your needs, which we would discuss with you before and during your stay.  We each have extensive experience in working with people developmentally and therapeutically, and between us we offer a breadth and depth of knowledge and skills which include Craniosacral Therapy, Shamanic Practice, Coaching, Counselling / Psychotherapy (Liane is a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, and has studied Sensorimotor Psychotherapy – a neurobiological approach to managing trauma and stress) and leading walks / treks in nature.  Liane is passionate about nutrition and we both believe in the Hipprocates view of ‘Let food be thy medicine’ – hence we can cater for any dietary requirement, and all our food is healthy (organic where possible).  We also have a meditation room and a portable far infrared sauna, which is an effective tool for natural healing and getting back in balance as it aids relaxation and detoxification, amongst other health benefits. 

We are located in the centre of Haddington, East Lothian, just 25 minutes from Edinburgh and a short drive to many stunning beaches and countryside walks.  Parking is available, and we are able to collect Holistic Homestay guests from Edinburgh airport or Waverley train station.  Our Holistic Homestay guestroom is beautiful, has a large en-suite bathroom and is on the middle floor of our three story home, which is not used during the day (the other room on the middle floor is our living room, which we only use in the evening) – so you will have plenty of privacy and space.  We should warn you, however, that we have a little dog called Barley, who can be nosy - so you may get an unexpected visitor if you don’t keep your guestroom door closed!  He’s a lemon and white cocker spaniel and, like us, he’s most welcoming.

A stay of 4 or 5 nights is ideal, but we can sometimes accommodate people for shorter or longer periods.  Please enquire for details.

For more information, please call 0800 193 2001 or drop us a message through the contact page.  After an initial conversation, we would look to set up a time to have a chat on Skype or FaceTime, so that you can ‘meet’ us to discuss your needs and decide if Holistic Homestay is the right choice for you.