February 6th, 2012
“Dear Kim and James,
It was lovely meeting you. Thank you for providing such a wonderful place for my much needed “me” time. Although brief, my stay here did teach me some valuable concepts that I will incorporate into my home routine. Keep up the good work, and I hope to return one day- perhaps with a friend.
Take care, Julie. ”
” The experience was very personal. James and Kim have a lot of knowledge to offer on more than just what was involved in the workshops and classes. I feel that I learned a lot of very important things. It was so nice to feel at home and taken care of amidst all my travels alone. I felt I was staying with family which was wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing your home, knowledge and way of life with me, /thanks for taking care of me and making me feel so welcomed in you home! Fiona. “
September 27th, 2011
“Fantastically amazing! Much more than what I anticipated! The experience was priceless! You both are amazing human beings with so much compassion and love for all things. It was a great part of my journey! Thank you Om Santi xxx ”
“Your passion and knowledge shines through- a truly lovely & educational 4 days x”
September 6th, 2011
“My therapies exceeded expectations- in time, quality and variety of techniques…….each of our treatments wereclearly tailor-made with thought and care for our individual problems”
“Peaceful, agreeable, excellent care. I am particularly impressed by the loving care and concern manifested by both Kim and James throughout our stay (a good 50 hours)- and their understanding of J’s condition and sympathetic treatment of him. Very many thanks, heartfelt to you both”
J & A, Sept 2011
“I recieved a warm welcome and immediately felt relaxed. It was definitely a holistic weekend, wearing together diet,lifestyle, tai chi,yoga, meditation and therapy in a lovely environment.
There was a real positive energy about the place that offered me a space to just be and also a sense that it was important to carry this forward in my daily life.. I came away not just with the resolve to adjust my lifestyle, but with the confidence and understanding of how to do it. Thank you!”
Sally, Aug 2011
April 1st, 2011
James and Kim are the shining lights and which the whole experience evolves- they are warm, friendly, helpful and really care so they go the extra mile, again very therapeutic. The facilities are excellent and the treatments too. I felt an immediate improvement in my health and was able to begin detoxifying and healing. I got lots of well needed rest and the whole experience was a great balance between activity and rest.
March 1st, 2011
Very enjoyable, relaxing and calming weekend. Felt very comfortable with the facilities as a positive & welcoming approach. Treatments were brilliant and felt I benefited from them all. Food was also superb and it was great to learn.
Also good that what is advertised on the website & leaflet is true to what you get. Thanks for a great weekend.
February 6th, 2011
I love the approach of this retreat. Friendly, warm, intimate. It was not clinical or commercial and the fact that you (Kim & James) run everything, you really get to know everyone and relax.
The treatments were all great and taught me a lot as did the cooking sessions.
There was a great balance of activities, treatments and free time. I feel well rested and my mind feels much calmer!
Thank you very much x
December 3rd, 2010
Had a fabulous time. It has made me more aware of my body, the difference between the left and right sides. Also the effect of the body of what you put into it. You are both committed to helping people, it is brilliant to see. The mix of classes and treatments was perfect.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and passion.
I have found the whole experience very positive and calming & allowed me time to think about making some positive changes to my lifestyle. Your committment to what you are showing us shines through and I love the linkages ( cause & effect) . Like your sense of humour and grounding too. Thank you for the experience.
I have found it a very enjoyable experience. Excellent for recharging the batteries and very instructive in a healthy way of living. There is a general feeling of being nutured. James have a way of being very presentduring the one to one therapy sessionsmaking one feel special. Having a small number of guests gives a cosy, freindly atmosphere and more chances for personal attention if needed. I have loved the time I have spent here and it is certainly excellent value for money!
November 9th, 2010
I have really enjoyed my time at Shining Tree, I really feeel like you have both worked with the condition I have and made things better for me through treatments, advice and classes we have done.
When I arrived I was very down and at abit of a loss about how I was feeling, but following my consultation with Kim, I felt that someone finally understood what was going on with my body and what I needed to do to make it better. The advice and support Kim has given mehas been so very much appreciated and has shown me that there are ways of positively improving my health and diet.
Every consultation and treatment has been so beneficial and I have taken something away from each session. I plan to continue with the Yoga and Qigong.
James’ cooking has been fantastic and so enjoyable and I really like hoe during our cooking sessions, he spoke us through everything and got us to participate.
Overall I feel that the retreat has helped me to understand me more and my body and what I put in my body. James and Kim, you made me feel so welcome and I loved staying at your home. I felt happy, contented and relaxed during my stay.
Thank you so much for everything, it really has been appreciated and I know it will help me to move forward.
September 29th, 2010
“Excellent- For the first time, I really feel I have found somewhere that looked at the whole picture and which has given me some very useful tools to take away and look after myself better”
” I couldn’t have asked for more during my stay here. There is an excellent balance of treatments, classes & free time.You both have an amazing knowledge of your field”
“I think I possibly forgot to say on my feedback form that my time with you was also great fun.”