The latest Covid guidelines do stop this version of retreats from running, but given the government would like us to be healthier, I believe it is more important then ever that people have a chance to reset their bodies and minds in nature. I will be running them as soon as it looks possible and safe to do so. Because of the social distancing and current Covid policy these retreats are not able to run until hopefully sometime in the Sept 2021. Last updated 23/02/21
This retreat been added to the Guardians list of 10 best yoga retreats in UK and Europe 2019/20 and had a sell out year during the non-lock down parts of 2020. BookRetreats has also featured my retreats as one of the top 10 in the world!
New, our very own Shepherdess Hut for those who prefer to be out in nature.
A Sleeping loft for those fearless yogis (accessed via a very high metal ladder). And a new private studio annex with views across the solent, just a mile away for those seeking to truly retreat whilest on retreat.
Here are the full list of dates, all retreats will have their own unqiue theme and topics are interwined within the whole weekend to include the food we eat to the way we practice and meditate without dogma. They run from Friday 4pm till after lunch around 1pm on the Sunday.
1-3 Oct – Renew You
12-14 Nov- Negate the Negative
26-28 Nov- Move your Mind
10-12 Dec- Magic of Life
17-19 Dec -Gift of Gratitude
7-9 Jan- Start Fresh-Booking
14-16 Jan- Bring it ON!-Booking
4-6 Feb -Love and Peace-Booking
25-27 Feb -Leap forward
11-13 Mar-Make Love
18-20 Mar- Heads and Hearts
NOTE -Usually if the warmer weather holds we will have some practices outside. or by the fire.)
Loft £350, Dorms £390, Open Double for one £600, for 2 £800, King or Twin for one £650, for 2 £900, Studio £650 for one £1000 for 2, Shepherdess Hut for 1 £600 or £900 for 2
The prices have had to increase due to social distancing requirements and the lower numbers in the barns. Let me know if you have any questions on firstname.lastname@example.org
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All the home-grown, homemade and wonderfully wholesome food you could ask for including vegan cakes/cookies for snack time, plus beautiful breakfasts, lunches and dinners -including puddings (the only thing you are detoxing from is digital here)
• 10 yoga, workshop, and meditation sessions
• Massages available throughout the weekend
• Lush facemasks by the roaring fire
• Acres to wander around and the national park
The Yoga Practice
Two yoga classes will be taught each day. These classes will be open to all levels. While building strength and flexibility over the 3 days, these Vinyasa Krama classes will prioritise the development of breath and incorporate elements of chanting, pranayama and meditation.
This weekend Includes; Beautiful food made from the farm, 180 acres of grounds to explore, plus you are in the heart of the forest with walks all around you, and deep tranquillity, 10 yoga and meditation sessions including a workshop. And why not book in with the amazing private masseuse, for only £30 for 30mins or £50 for 60mins in the magical shepherdess hut (with underfloor heating).
We will make space to breathe, and expand our connection to ourselves. Using unique and 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 weekend 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 physicial 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.
We intend to create an environment in which you can truly drop off the grid and recharge in nature. and really engage with your surroundings and fellow yogis for a weekend of deep restoration (you will be asked to give up your digital toys- phones/laptops etc. But remember everything is always optional).
About the accommodation:
You be staying in luxury at the amazing eco farm-stay with a choice of lovely dorms, bunks, single, twin and double, king rooms all with shared bathroom. Or new for this season a private studio annex with a double bed, bathroom and balcony with views across the solent, a couple miles away on the Pylewell Country Estate.
All the home-grown on the farm (when in season), homemade and wonderfully wholesome you could ask for including vegan cakes/cookies for snack time, plus beautiful breakfasts, lunches and dinners -including some truly decadent deserts (the only thing you are detoxing from is digital here).
I have followed all of the current Covid Secure Guidance and have make the retreats as safe as possible whilest still allowing for the retreats to be a place of relaxation.
The retreats now have reduced numbers and bubbles to help to reduce cross contact. The retreaters will not be asked to masks unless they wish in the barns or classes.
There will be a bubble for each the barns of a max of 6 and many of the meditations will be outside weather permitting. The barns will be well ventilated as will the yoga hall. All food is prepared ahead of time to reduce contact and will be served. The guests will be given their own set of cutlery and plates, cups for the weekend.
There will be hand sanitizer stations will be in all of the barns and yoga hall. And the guests will asked to clean the bathrooms after showering and bathing.