Dr Nicola Rowles is a qualified medical doctor (MBBS) who has completed four years of Masters Training in Mindfulness at Bangor University. She is listed on the UK Mindfulness Network Register to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and has run classes within the community; within trusts (for people affected by cancer), and medical schools (training future doctors to develop awareness of mindfulness within the medical profession). Nicola believes Mindfulness is an innate capacity we all share for supporting our wellbeing, a valuable resource that is so easy to lose touch with in our busy lives.
Deborah Theobald is a practising Illustrator, Photographer, Florist and Teacher of Art, Graphic Design and Photography. She read Foundation Studies and Graphic Design/Illustration at Brighton and Harrow Colleges of Art, graduating in 1978. Moving to Lincolnshire in 1993 she started teaching Graphics and Photography at Franklin College and for the last 15 years has lead the Art, Photography, Graphics, Media, Film and Foundation departments at John Leggott College where her teaching practise and Department were awarded Grade 1 by OFSTED. Deborah, has now retired from college teaching and has returned to Illustration and private teaching.
Suzy Walgate has over twenty five years of experience as a qualified Therapist, Yoga teacher, EFT practitioner and Nutrition Advisor.
Working with individuals and groups,she enjoys sharing her passion for Yoga, Energy Work, Healty Eating, Stress management, Meditation, Mindfulness and Emotional Freedom Technique. She has been advising people on Lifestyle for many years…she likes to make good health as SIMPLE as possible, and keep it FUN and REAL.
Interior designer, Farmer’s wife, Period Farm Yard Renovator, Chateleine and mum of Four. Emma is the Inspiration behind the creative and sympathetic restoration of the redundant farm buildings that form the backbone and relaxing hub of the Marris experience.
Lisa’s introduction to cooking began early with the family restaurant in the King’s Road, Chelsea opening in the 1970’s and continuing for three decades, when it moved to Chelsea Green. Combining working and learning in the restaurant with studying, before working for a model agency in New Bond Street. A new chapter opened when, after travelling around the world, she moved to Sydney, Australia. Enjoying all the culinary delights while running her own business, designing fabrics for bags for the cosmetic industry. Lisa returned home to the U.K. and settled in Lincolnshire where she specialises in cooking for families, shoots and local events.
Integral to the Marris Barn experience is the harmony of good food with Mindfulness and Art. With the emphasis on wholesome ingredients packed with flavour, Rosie Dicker creates memorable dishes that are as nourishing to the mind as food is to the body. From sour cherry granola to damson fruit compote, freshly baked sourdough and Rosie’s fruit and nut breakfast bread. Bowls of brightly coloured salads brought to life with vibrant flavours of oil, seeds, citrus and a little imagination. Piquant stuffed and baked delights topped with herbs and crumbs accompanied with beautiful sides of garden Vegetables. Sweet treats delightful and light, elegant and just enough to serve one’s need for pudding.
Rosie combines her artistic backround with a wealth of culinary experience and appreciation for natural taste and truthful flavours.