Raw Horizons Wellbeing Academy was established by Dr Claire Maguire and Andrea Maguire, a step-daughter and step-mother team to provide small exclusive training courses specialising in Wellbeing Coach Training. Developed and taught personally by Claire and Andrea, our exclusive accredited training courses ensure are given their full attention, expertise and encouragement.
The inspiration to create Raw Horizons came after Claire was diagnosed, at the age of 37, with breast cancer. Although Claire was already practising as a wellbeing life coach, this traumatic event shattered her own self-confidence and values about body image, making her realise the importance of loving our bodies as they are, accepting who we are, being passionate about our lives and being kind to ourselves.
The fact that the family had recently restored their traditional home, Split Farthing Hall, gave Claire and Andrea the perfect venue to fulfil their dream of establishing a Wellbeing Retreat Centre together with a Wellbeing Coaching Academy.
Dr Claire Maguire
Claire is passionate about life coaching and the benefits that can be derived from it. With her emphasis on Wellbeing Coaching, she specialises in training a small number of new life coaches of exceptional quality and integrity in this rapidly growing and exciting market.
She leads by example, also running her successful private life coaching practice plus the renowned Raw Horizons residential wellbeing retreat programs.
Whilst Claire was the tour-de-force behind Raw Horizons Academy, Andrea also contributes to the curriculum in her business related fields of expertise.
Andrea has many years of working in private enterprise, from starting her own IT/website design business over 20 years ago to consulting for luxury brands. Her background as an engineer means she enjoys all the technical aspects.
Of course Claire and Andrea couldn’t have done all of this alone so read on to meet the rest of our wonderful and amazing team…
Kay Turner not only trained as a Wellbeing Coach under Dr Maguire, but is also lead facilitator on the wellbeing programs for Raw Horizons Retreats. This ensures she keeps her coaching experience current and practical.
Kay’s extensive experience of teaching and the mind-body-spirit connection make her an exceptional wellbeing and spirituality coach. Through her background in theology, spirituality and psychology, her down-to-earth nature makes her a natural wellbeing teacher.
Nicole is our wonderful head chef who lovingly creates our delicious healthy meals. Also, on our Wellbeing Retreats, Nicole is our kundalini yoga teacher and gong meditation expert. She exudes calm and serenity, ensuring all our guests are looked after with lots of TLC.
She also enjoys creating tasty new dishes full of superfoods and healthy goodness. She loves living amongst nature in the North York Moors, relishing long country walks or curled up with a good book in front of her log fire.
Ellie is our ‘Magic Fairy’, helping out with whatever, plus the invaluable back-bone of our office organisation. She ensures all correspondence is answered with love and care and that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes.
Besides being a yoga enthusiast, Ellie also loves a good run through the North Yorkshire countryside with her dog by her side. An avid foodie, she enjoys blogging about her delicious home-made healthy meals especially her breakfasts.
'Thank you Claire for the inspiration and the whole experience. I loved everything about the week.' June R.