Thank you very much for a fabulous evening on Friday at your cookery school! We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and will definitely be attending again.
Just a short note to say how much I enjoyed the Fish Night. It was great. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and am now looking to see when I can come next!
As a man who has never cooked in his life apart from egg and beans and never even prepared a vegetable before, I found the class fun, informative and confidence giving, I was put at ease. So much so that I now intend to cook my wife a three course dinner, she wishes I had taken this class years ago!
We had a brilliant time on the Fish Night. We learned a huge amount and can't wait to have a fishy dinner party. Your chef was particularly good at training, and made each step easy to follow.
"With such an idyllic setting and beautiful grounds, it's hardly surprising that Penninghame has become a leading centre for wellbeing. Aside from the incredibly delicious and well-presented food, and the entertaining and instructive courses, what I appreciated most was the people. There is a genuine warmth among those who work there that is infectious. I greatly enjoyed my time there."
Deborah Valentine, Contributing Editor of Talent Engagement
"The house and grounds are beautiful, the perfect setting for the courses. I have carried much of the enthusiasm and knowledge with me and I feel honoured to have spent time with teachers Bill and Marlene and hosts Marie and Ray. Its not often you go away and find people who are so genuinely concerned for your well being. And the food was fantastic - I have incorporated a lot of what I learnt into my diet and feel all the better for it"
Felicity Cousins, Features Editor of Business Traveller Magazine
"Penninghame inspired me to live a healthier lifestyle, and by this I don't mean munching on salads every day, but really taking in to account what my body needs to function properly. I learned how to eat in a way that not only made me feel better, but made me look great too - friends were full of compliments on how much brighter I looked. The house and grounds are truly stunning, and Marie and Ray are there to make you feel right at home. Penninghame is a very special place"
Anna Magee, Editor of Sainsbury's magazine
"After a week at Penninghame I felt better than i had in years - relaxed but alert at the same time. The teachers at Penninghame help you to understand that eating should be all about getting the most from your food. For me, this meant never giving up my lamb fillet and glass of Chianti, but by following a handful of their other recommendations since I visited Penninghame, I still feel twice as good. I really believe that the Penninghame way of eating is at the core of future health and fitness"
Charlie Norton, Editor of Healthy for Men
The week with you has inspired me in so many ways... way too many to list!
Weighed myself this morning and I have lost 6lbs so I am chuffed to bits about that .... thank you for all your help, support and encouragement. I feel great!! I have been keeping up the routine we all had at Penninghame, up early, an hours exercise etc, keeping busy and trying to be organised - so far so good, it is so much easier when you feel well and have energy.
This is a magical, special place. Just walking through the wonderful grounds is a rest cure in itself but the knowledge and kindness of Marie, Ray and their team make it a transformative experience that can have a lasting effect. I learned so much and overhauled not just my diet but the way I deal with stress.
Times Fashion Editor
I was hoping to go on the Oneness course but due to some coincidences I got the day mixed up and got put on the Primal. I looked on the website and it mentioned the relationships with the father and mother, so I thought the course would do me some good anyway. After the course I felt more grounded, understand myself a lot more and am more open to everyone.
Bank Clerk, London
I thought that the course leadership was excellent, very thoughtful, caring and wise. The sense of a safe, experienced, wise, loving team brought wisdom and love into the group.
Artist & Film Producer, London
Penninghame's Ultimate Health Experience has completely changed the way I look at cooking, and opened up a huge range of delicious foods which I had no idea existed. I approached the week with a degree of hesitancy, expecting a fairly stark and strict regiment, but this turned out to be far from the truth. My food bill went down at the end of the week, which was an unexpected bonus. The cooking part of the course was a revelation, and I would encourage everyone to try it. If further evidence of the benefit of the Penninghame diet is required, just go there and look at the people who live there - I've never seen such a healthy looking group of people.
Shaun, meat and potatoes man
The Bookshop, Wigtown
The Penninghame Ultimate Health Experience changed the way I eat. As a result, I've kept my weight steady, my energy levels high and feel a wellbeing and vitality I've never experienced before. A truly life-transforming experience on every level. It boosts your physical, emotional and spiritual health, and the bonus is that you never feel hungry or deprived throughout the week. You leave on a health high, nourished in every sense.
If you want to get the most out of life, whilst also contributing to our beautiful planet, you really couldn't do better than spend a week in the tranquil, natural ambience of Penninghame House.
Kate Russell Peace
I would like to thank the whole team, it has been a real honour to be part of this programme. All the awareness and knowledge you have put into it has made it a very powerful experience for me. Thank you again for such a wonderful, transformative time.
I love the owls in the night and the sound of river and the huge great ancient trees standing and watching us in silence.
The accommodation is luxurious, the food plentiful, healthy and delicious, the beautiful grounds calming and nurturing. Throughout the whole process, the staff are there to ensure you are comfortable and supported at all times.
I've had a lovely 'hum' in my tummy the whole week :) I'll change quite a few habits when I get home. I feel so much more calm and balanced yet energised! I will definitely be recommending Penninghame to others.
It was really worth it. It was good to have the consultation before the course. Made all that we learned on the Health Week so much more real for me.
Kate Russell Peace
We have been in the restaurant business for a long time. Ray and Marie have taught us about the balancing and healing effects of food ... NOT only about the health aspect, but how to make it taste divine!
Carin & Christer Falkholt
Restaurant Owners, Sweden
Penninghame House's holistic programme for mind, body and soul suggests ways to help the individual make choices to create a more balanced life and benefit the greater good. I left with a sense of empowerment, hope and peace.
I am so grateful for each and every person who has contributed to this jewel ... not a retreat, more a "forward"! Not only course but true wisdom delivered with kindness and compassion
Kate Russell Peace
I feel that I have been given a second chance to live life fully to my true self.
Bonnie Ying Liu
Business Owner, Bejing
Having done all of the Penninghame courses, I have seen how deeply and profoundly my life has changed. I've reached a new level of inner peace, joy, freedom and creativity.
Business Consultant, Croatia
Penninghame...Where the world really starts to make sense and YOU start to feel alive, engaged and vital. I really can't recommend it enough!
Management Consultant, London
I have undergone many similar processes over the past 20 years both within the UK and other countries and I can honestly say that the Penninghame Process is the most powerful, life-changing course I have ever undertaken. I would whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone and everyone.
This is a truly powerful and transformational course led by world-class practitioners. After so many years of exploring and practicing macrobiotics principles on my own, it has been like a homecoming for me. Having the opportunity to study with Bill, Marlene and Paul has been a joy and I am feeling ever more ready to now support others to achieve their own optimum health and wellbeing. I challenge anyone to leave this course unchanged for the better!
Amanda - Helensburg
I'm not sure what words I can use to thank you for giving me a piece of myself back - what gift is more priceless and precious than that!
Emily Davies, P.A., UK