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Plumpton owns Moonlight Mountain,
a house built in a traditional Caribbean
colonial style, perched on a plateau high
on the top of a hill called Diamond Ridge,
Idlewild in Scarborough.
The view from the veranda or from the
lower wooden deck is a breathtaking expe-
rience, overlooking a wide expanse of a
rain forest canopy extending to distant
hills on the one side and the ocean on the
The location of Moonlight Mountain
lends itself to getting back to nature; letting
go of pressure and learning new techniques
to combat the stress of everyday living.
It is where one can spend times enjoying
the delightful sunsets, landscapes,
seascapes. It s a perfect escape from all
Plumpton and Almann share much in
common. Apart from dancing and the arts,
they share a love for nature and enter-
Over the years they entertained guests
both local and foreign. With her yoga prac-
tice and teaching and his skill as a builder,
the house was improved to Moonlight Mountain.
It is now a retreat. A place where one can enjoy
Wellbeing Weekends to relax, enjoy the views, the
cool ocean breezes and take part in gentle yoga
practice to release tensions caused by daily chal-
lenges in life.
With a team of other qualified therapists, Well-
being Weekends now offers other body therapies
including body massages to soothe your senses,
reflexology, specialised foot massage to energise
and harmonise, aromatherapy massages among
Plumpton explores a new area of social concern.
"We have added in our team a highly trained life
coaching therapist. We aim to guide the guests
along new emotional and physical pathways to
reach their maximum potential.
"Highly recommended for the young entrepre-
neur/corporate who needs to take a break, revalue
their goals and put in place the steps to achieve
those goals...to relax, restore and renew."
Plumpton spoke highly of her first yoga teacher,
Mamie Maclean who encouraged her to take a
teaching course, which she said "was revolutionary
in the UK at that time."
Having gained her diploma she started teaching
yoga in 1970 and continues to upgrade her practice
periodically in the UK and USA. She practices
Hatha yoga. This branch of yoga focuses primarily
on the physical body in which exercises touch on
the seven body energy centres to stimulate the
muscular, circulatory and nervous systems to balance
brain reflexes, which can assist in the prevention
of diseases, and thereby promote well-being.
The seven energy centres are located from the
crown of the head down through the middle front
of the body to the base. On the head is the crown
centre, others are the brow centre, throat centre,
heart centre, navel centre, sacral centre and the
These energy centres are also observed in the
practice of acupressure massage and kinesiology
along with many other natural therapies.
Today, Plumpton looks back to the many setbacks
and progress in her climb to achieving her goals
in her different endeavours. She is grateful to her
parents for their support as she spoke with tender
"I was encouraged to fulfill my potential in all
aspects of life. For that, I can thank my father, an
architect/engineer, for stimulating the calculating
formative side of the brain, whilst my mother
encouraged the arts and literature.
"These disciplines stood me in good stead later
in life when I learned to create scaled plans and
business studies to run my own design/fabric busi-
ness in Knightsbridge, London."
Plumpton continues to appeal for better parenting
and family life: "I truly believe that early family
discipline and encouragement is the only way for
a child to understand how to face the challenges
in life and reach their full potential.
"The discipline I learned through dance training
has been continued with yoga. There have been
extreme highs and lows in my life, but I have always
followed the positive path and understood my inner
strength---the ability to face life s challenges full
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Ginny's business helps to ease the pressure
With a team of other
Wellbeing Weekends now
offers other body therapies
including body massages to
soothe your senses,
reflexology, specialised foot
massage to energise and
massages among others.
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