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Friday, November 12, 2021

Autumnal Five Elements Retreat


Join Arron Collins-Thomas for an immersive weekend exploring Qigong and the five elements.

About this event

Like all seasons, Autumn is an important time to nourish and tend to ourselves. As the energy shifts from summer’s Yang to winter’s Yin we naturally slow down, and through supportive practices we can release what is no longer needed so we may rest and regenerate in the darker months. Using the five elements theory, Arron - personal trainer, lifestyle coach and founder of TONIQ - has designed a unique retreat that, whilst focusing on the seasonal element of metal, also encompasses the other elements of fire, earth, water and wood.

With over eight years of experience within Chinese Medicine and Eastern wellness, Arron has created a balanced and energising retreat that helps you to connect with yourself, nature and others. Alongside Qigong and supportive breathwork there will be morning swims in the tranquil lake, wild foraging, fireside cooking, forest dining and plenty of time to enjoy the 170 acres of ancient woodlands or simply rest in one of the cosy nooks of the 18th century farmhouse. The menu for this retreat has been specially curated with the principles of TCM, focusing on gut health, seasonal ingredients and nutrient dense meals.

As 42 Acres is a regenerative farm, 80% of their hyper-local and organic ‘42 Mile’ menu is either grown onsite, wild foraged or sourced from the surrounding area. Complimenting the physical practices we will learn more about ancient ways of eating and how to care for your body through wild and homegrown foods.


What's Included

  • Qigong, movement and breath work sessions led by Arron
  • Morning cold water immersions
  • Delicious hyper-local food from our 42 Mile Menu
  • Access to 170 access of nature and our biodynamic gardens
  • Forest dining and fire cooking
  • Wild foraging
  • 42 Acres Whole Self Service (Optional)
  • On-site parking

About the host

Arron Collin-Thomas

Arron Collins-Thomas is the founder of TONIQ, a respected personal trainer and lifestyle coach with an impressive client base of film stars, CEOs and top UK locations. Arron has studied Chinese Medicine and Eastern wellness practices for the last eight years, and he takes this into his informed approach with clients in the personal and corporate worlds. He has used this range of skills and wealth of experience to create an effective, sustainable and balanced approach to fitness and health that truly works for anyone. Arron also runs a number of retreats for clients all over the world from luxury longer stays in Greece and Ibiza, to shorter, local weekend focuses. All of Arron’s retreats are aimed at educating participants on how to reduce the effects of stress in order to improve overall health and wellbeing.


Autumnal Five Elements Retreat


Friday, November 12, 2021

4:00 pm


Sunday, November 14, 2021

3:00 pm


Arron Collin-Thomas


42 Acres, Somerset


Price options available on ticket page



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