We warmly welcome you to Yeotown Madeira. The island home of complete wellbeing. Yeotown Health Retreat first sprouted in Devon, England in 2010. In spring 2022 we opened a second sister site in the beautiful ‘Hawaii of the Atlantic’ Madeira, Portugal.
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 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 and an avid surfer & yogi. They believe we can curate optimum health and wellbeing by first recognising that we are responsible for taking the steps and putting the habits in place in order to achieve our goals. This is at the core of their life-affirming approach to healthy living.
Yeotown’s very special locations are in the rustic and unspoiled wilds of North Devon and beautiful island of Madeira. Hiking across the terrain in a fine mist that suddenly clears to reveal an astonishing view of the 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 spas, weightloss bootcamps. 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.