“This place is out of this world wonderful!” Previous Retreater 2020
These retreats are an intimate and bespoke affair with a max of 9 people. There is a choice of comfy country farmhouse style private rooms most with their own ensuite or if you are looking for more private lodging we also have a couple of other nooks nearby.
“Thank you again for all the yoga activities and knowledge – I’ve kept up with the yin yoga as well as flow as I particularly liked it. I only wish it had lasted longer as just goes too quick!Retreater Sept 2020
Prices from £600pp for a Single, and £550pp Double or Twin, or £750pp for your own Studio
2021 Dates and Theme
16-18 Apr -Spring forward
21-23 May-Bring it on!
18-20 Jun- Sun Power
15-17 Oct- Changes of Nature
with more dates to follow. Book here
About the Retreat
These retreats are held in one of the most beautiful spots in the whole New Forest. Nestled in the heart of the forest, with Lamas and Deer on the doorstep. The house is like a dream with lots of room to spread out and plenty of little nooks to tuck yourself away in. The 10 yoga and meditation sessions will be woven into the weekend leaving plenty of time to enjoy the many other attractions nearby. These include trails into the New Forest, the coastal walks and quaint little hamlet within walking distance with a shop and fabulous pub. The weekends are the perfect place and time to really get in touch with whatever nourshes your soul.
feel good ethics
I have the same conscious commitment to be as eco, ethical, and socially aware as possible, because a retreat for you should make the world a better place for everyone!
We are doing this by supporting farmers by using their local produce in all the meals, giving to offset your travel to and from the retreats, using only ethical eco products during the retreats (where covid allows), we are able to truly make a difference.
I am commited to sustainable energy and solutions that create change, and most importantly supporting local food banks and charities to survive in this crazy time. And this venue is no different, by staying here we are able to support a trust in assisting young adults with learning difficulties to learn life skills and live independantly.
About the Yoga
We will make space to breathe and expand our connection to ourselves. Using the unique spaces in the gardens for sessions. The bespoke themes for each weekend, the yoga sessions and guided meditations are all interwoven with a deep awareness and responding to the needs of the group. So no retreat is ever the same.
Each group has the chance to direct the pace and direction of the sessions. For example one weekend the theme maybe say “negate the negative” and the group is a strong bunch of ashtangis, so the retreat will end up being a stronger physical one with lots of meditation still snuck in when they are too tired to argue!
Or the group might be more mixed and then it would respond to that energy with more journaling and group work. It really depends on people, you! But there is always an afternoon workshop, and plenty of time to explore different styles and levels within the yogic system.
The retreats start at 4pm Friday giving you time to drive or catch the train (nearest Stns Ashurst/Brockenhurst) and end on the Sunday at 1.30pm.
There will be fabulous masseuses on hand to offer a helping hand relaxing, including Indian head massages and mani/pedi as well as facials along with the many other massage styles (30 for £30 and 60 for £55).
About the Weekend
Firstly, you are introduced to your fellow retreaters, with a vegan treat. Then you will start with some journaling, and intension setting, then a physical practice which be theme dependant which maybe in the grounds or in a followed by a relaxation before a wonderfully warming homegrown and homemade dinner.
After you will have an hour or two to enjoy the grounds, get a massage, get out into the forest, or just relax by the fire before bed.
On the Saturday we will start with a morning meditation and then a light breakfest and walk over the yoga hall, if weather is kind sometimes it is done outside. After this long morning session you are welcome to wander off into the forest and help yourselves to the lovely bright hearty lunch whenever you come back. Then later we will come back to session with bit of group work and some contemplations followed by another yoga practice and end with either a deep relaxation or a related meditation. The day finishes with dinner and the chance to walk over the local pub to soak up some of the lovely country vibes. Or just relax at the house with your new or old friends.
Sunday is started witht the optional early meditation, and light breakfest then a final yoga and meditation session followed by lunch and goodbyes and treats.
Private Groups or Friends Retreats
These retreats are designed for the people on them so please do let me know if you have anything specific you would like to cover or if you have any specific dietary requirements please let me know. It is also possible to have a bespoke retreat created for just you and your co-workers, family or friends. After the long period of seperation it is the perfect way to reconnect and boost your mental health with a shot of closeness (socially distanced ofcourse). Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss.
About the Location
Rooms are clean, country farmhouse style and comfortable, with 4 ensuites, 1 twin, 2 double and 3 single room
Bedroom 1 Single bed -shared WC/bathroom £550
Bedroom 2 Double bed -shared WC/bathroom £550pp (room for 2)
Bedroom 3 Double bed -with en suite with hand basin and bath (Separate WC) £600pp (room for 2)
Bedroom 4 Single bed -with en suite £600pp
Bedroom 5 Twin beds with en suite £600pp (room for 2)
Bedroom 6 Single bed with en suite £600pp
Studio available on request £700pp
.The nearest stn is Brockenhurst (Waterloo 90 mins) and is a 12-15 min taxi ride away £15-20. The Retreat is just near Lyndhurst known as the capital of the New Forest since William the Conqueror established it as a royal hunting ground in 1079. Lyndhurst has been visited by kings and queens staying at the Royal Manor throughout the centuries, so you should feel at home here.
And if a wild swim is on your mind then you are only 6 miles from the magical solent which is an ideal place to take the plunge. Ask Nova for directions to a locals spot.
Also for those in love with cycling this is one of the best places in the country to just head out, with hundreds of miles of trails on the doorstep you can be immersed in nature for the whole day if you want. And you can bring your bike on most off peak trains.
Covid Secure Events
We will of course follow the latest covid guidance on social distancing and will have all meals, cutlery, drinks, snacks and equipment separated for your sole use during the weekend. We have completed a required risk assessment which is available on request.
There will be no need to wear a mask unless you personally prefer to during yoga and meals or outside or the guidance changes. (Under the exercise class and Restaurant rules). The yoga room will be ventilated well, within reason depending on weather and temperature. And there will be hand sanitisers available. There will only be sharing of bedrooms between couples, families, and friends in support bubbles. The shared bathrooms will be assigned and used only by those people. They will also be asked to assist in the regularly cleaning throughout the weekend.