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Retreats

For a day, a night or a whole weekend, all my retreats give time and space to connect with ourselves and nature, away from the busy-ness and stresses of everyday life. A retreat provides a nurturing place in which you can relax, reflect, let go. 

Have a look in the shop for retreat dates and venues.

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Weekend yoga retreats

Being away from our everyday lives for a whole weekend, having the time to practice physical yoga, restorative yoga, relaxation, breathing, meditation, staying in a beautiful setting, eating nourishing healthy food: all these create a very special experience.

Retreats are held in our stunning new yoga retreat centre at Black Lion Barn in Shropshire or at Hill Cottage Retreat Centre, Powys.

Weekend retreat example schedule

Friday
from 4.00 arrival
5.30-6.30 hatha yoga
7.00 supper
9.00-9.30 welcome and relaxation session

Saturday
7.30-8.15 meditation and breathing
8.30 breakfast
10.30-12.30 hatha yoga
1.00 lunch followed by quiet time for walking, reading, reflection
4.30-6.00 yin (restorative-style yoga)
6.30 supper
8.45-9.30 relaxation

Sunday
7.30-8.15 meditation and breathing
8.30 breakfast
10.30-12.30 hatha/yin yoga
1.00 lunch
2.30 closing meditation
3.00 leisurely leaving

"Do I have to be an advanced yoga practitioner?"

A question that I’ve been asked several times over the years is ‘do I have to be experienced or advanced yoga practitioner?’ 

The answer is emphatically no – a retreat gives you the opportunity to deepen your own practice whether you are a beginner or have been practicing yoga for many years. More than anything, it is about inner reflection and building awareness of ourselves.

Yoga retreat days

Retreat days offer us the chance to reset mind and body and are especially useful if feeling stressed or burnt out with everyday life. They are a combination of hatha and yin yoga, deep relaxation, breathing and meditation. 

Depending on the weather, they include a walking meditation in the beautiful grounds of the retreat centre. A nourishing vegetarian lunch and supper are included.

At present, to be covid-safe, retreat days hold a maximum of eight people at a minimum of 2m apart. Toilet facilities are shared, with additional cleaning and sanitising measures in place.

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Weekend gardening retreats

Gardening retreats are time out from busy lives. It’s a luxury weekend filled with inspirational ideas, practical gardening techniques and an opportunity to meet and share gardening experiences with like-minded people.

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