Past Retreats
(a list of some of our previous retreats. For future retreats see the Retreats section).

2016 Retreats

May Bank Holiday Cotswold Yoga Retreat
Holycombe, Whichford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, UK (Sold Out)
Friday 27th - Monday 30th May 2016

Holycombe is a serene haven of beauty and tranquillity. It is warm and welcoming with a purpose built space for yoga and beautiful gardens to relax in, you cannot help but fall in love with this very special place in the Cotswolds.

Spring Weekend Yoga Retreat at Braziers Park Manor House
In the beautiful Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire (Sold Out)

Friday 4th - Sunday 6th March, 2016
This hidden treasure, set deep in the beautiful countryside of south Oxfordshire, offers a relaxing holiday in nature less than two hours from London. This weekend retreat is an opportunity to revitalise and enjoy reconnecting with self and others.

2015 Retreats

New Year yoga retreat at West Lexham Manor, Norfolk. Tuesday 29th December 2015 - Friday 1st January 2016. Teachers: Dory Walker & Kate McKensie (Fully Booked)
We are very excited to return to a fabulous venue in Norfolk, West Lexham Manor, the ideal location for a New Year Yoga Retreat. So we are back once again to celebrate another New Year in idyllic surroundings with great teachers offering: yoga, meditation, pranayama, music, singing and massage.

Autumn Yoga Retreat for Health & Vitality in Puglia - Italy at Masseria della Zingara 26th - 31st October 2015 With Dory, Gita & Rory (Fully Booked) An opportunity to feel truly fantastic: The retreat program includes 2 daily yoga classes, guided meditation, movement meditations and mantra chanting. There will be daily freshly made detox juices, an organic detox menu, super foods, treatments, cleansing techniques, workshops, shamanic ceremonies, nature walks and restorative quiet time.

Braziers Yoga Retreat September 2015 With Rory & Dory (Fully Booked) This hidden treasure, set deep in the beautiful countryside of south Oxfordshire, offers a relaxing holiday in nature less than two hours from London. This weekend retreat is an opportunity to revitalise and enjoy reconnecting with self and others.

2014 Retreats

West Lexham Manor, Monday 29 December 2014 - Thursday 1 January 2015. Teachers: Nigel Gilderson, Tania Brown & Dory Walker. We are very excited to return to a fabulous venue in Norfolk, West Lexham Manor, the ideal location for a New Year Yoga Retreat. So we are back once again to celebrate another New Year in idyllic surroundings with great teachers offering: yoga, meditation, pranayama, music, singing and massage. Also on offer are beautiful countryside and sea walks, delicious wholesome food, fireside chats, party games, new friends and the space to just be.

Restorative Pregnancy Yoga Retreat. Deepest Somerset for Deepest Restoration. Friday 21st – 23rd November 2014. An intimate residential retreat for pregnant women at the stunning Pennard House, Shepton Mallet. Daily Yoga for nourishment & strength with the inspiring Dory Walker. Active Birth Workshop with the empowering and knowledgeable Dominique Sakoilsky. Pregnancy Massage to relax and nurture both you and your baby with Sam Lacey. Acupuncture to rejuvenate your soul with the Chinese Medicine expert Claire Hamilton. Delicious vegetarian food served all day, prepared by the talented Anna Bywater. Beautiful bump photography with the incredible and infamous Venetia Dearden. Energising countryside walks and fireside relaxation and plenty of down time to rest

Weekend Yoga Retreat at Braziers Park Manor House. In the beautiful Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire, UK. With Dory Walker. Friday 17th - Sunday 19th October, 2014. This hidden treasure, set deep in the beautiful countryside of south Oxfordshire, offers a relaxing holiday in nature less than two hours from London. This weekend retreat is an opportunity to revitalise and enjoy reconnecting with self and others.

A peaceful week of yoga at Suleyman's Garden, Turkey. 21st - 28th July 2014 with Dory Walker. Suleyman's Garden is set in a stunning location overlooking the Mediterranean sea and islands, with swimming from a rocky cove only a few minutes walk away and not far from a lovely beach too. It is in a very unspoiled area, on what is known as the 'Lycian Way', a trail which is wonderful for walking on the dramatic and mountainous coastline.

A week of yoga in the heart of the magical Andalucian hills of Spain. Saturday 5th - Saturday 12th July 2014 (7 nights). With Dory Walker & Rachel Arkle. Suryalila, originally an olive hacienda, is a fabulous new retreat centre located in the heart of the Andalucian hills close to the charming villages of Arcos de la Frontera and Prado del Ray. It is less than an hour's drive away from the historic and beautiful walled city of Cadiz, the very best unspolit beaches in Spain and the vibrant city of Seville. On the edge of a mountainous national park, the property sits in a large river valley overlooking rolling hills and in the far distance, the white village of Bornos, situated by the side of a large lake.

May Bank Holiday Cotswold Detox and Vitality Yoga Retreat. Holycombe, Whichford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. 23rd - 26th May 2014 with Dory Walker. Holycombe is a serene haven of beauty and tranquillity. It is warm and welcoming with a purpose built space for yoga and beautiful gardens to relax in, you cannot help but fall in love with this very special place in the Cotswolds.

Masseria della Zingara, Puglia, Italy - A luxury yoga holidayA little bit of heaven on the unspoilt Italian coast... 8th - 13th May 2014 with Dory Walker. The chance to practise yoga in an idyllic setting with two classes a day. A truly high quality yoga holiday by the sea in beautiful Italy. Masseria della Zingara, the house of the gypsy, was built in 1710 and has been lovingly restored to suit all ages and tastes. The interior is stylish and comfortable and has been restored with the highest attention to detail.

10 day yoga retreat at Castle Bijaipur, Rajasthan, India. A truly exquisite and memorable holiday in Rajasthan. With Dory Walker. 17th - 27th March, 2014. Treat yourself to a holiday of a lifetime in the spectacular beauty and richness of Rajasthan. Standing high on a plateau of the great Vindhychal ranges is the 16th century Castle Bijaipur. Having been occupied by Kings and Queens for centuries, the present Maharaja (a great lover of yoga) has opened the doors of his exquisite castle to the public. The hospitality is so wonderful you are made to feel like a Maharaj yourself from the moment you arrive. Surrounded by villages and breathtaking views of the valley, this really is a very special place.

Journey to the Heart Yoga Retreat, Goa, India
20th February - 2nd March, 2014
(10 nights)
Sue Pendlebury & Dory Walker
Dory and Sue have both been teaching yoga for 14 years. They have come together for this unique retreat to share the wisdom and experiences they have gathered on their own journeys. They both draw from an extensive pool of spiritual and personal development.

2013 Retreats

New Year Yoga Retreat at West Lexham Manor, Norfolk The perfect way to see in the New Year! Sunday 29th December 2013 - Wednesday 1st January 2014 Teachers: Dory Walker, Sue Pendlebury & Nigel Gilderson We are very excited to have found a fabulous new venue in Norfolk, which is ideal for hosting our New Year Yoga Retreat. So we are back once again to celebrate another New Year in idyllic surroundings with great teachers offering: yoga, meditation, pranayama, music, dance, singing and massage. Also on offer are beautiful countryside and sea walks, delicious wholesome food, fireside chats, party games, new friends and the space to just be. Book early to make sure you can join us in our New Year celebration of love, life and friendship. Come on your own or with your friends, either way you're guaranteed to have a great time and begin 2014 with a clear mind, an open heart and a rejuvenated spirit…what better way to start the year!

A yoga & beach holiday on the breathtaking island of Kefalonia, Greece 21st - 28th September, 2013 (7 nights) With Dory Walker The first thing to strike you about Vigla Village is it's sublime location on the Ionian Coast of the Greek island of Kefalonia. It's a feast for the senses as you take in the intoxicating smell of the pine and eucalyptus trees and the crystal clear, deep blue of the Ionian sea. Coupled with the welcoming and open hearted, Greek hospitality of Anna and Angelos, you cannot help but begin to relax as soon as you arrive. Perched high on a clifftop, the clean and comfortable apartments with private balconies, overlook the inspiring panorama. Just a short stroll away you can take the picturesque path down to Vigla's own private beach and the warm and inviting sea. Vigla Village simply blows you away, it's the sort of place that you want to come back to time after time.

A luxury yoga and art holiday on the unspoilt Italian coast Masseria della Zingara, Puglia, Italy 15th - 20th September A Yoga and Art Holiday. The chance to practise your yoga in a beautiful setting with two classes a day. Together with the optional extra of learning how to express yourself through painting and drawing. A truly high quality yoga holiday by the sea in beautiful Italy. Masseria della Zingara - the house of the gypsy. Built in 1710, now lovingly restored to suit all ages and tastes. All the interior has been beautifully restored with the highest attention to all details. A beautiful way to enjoy your yoga holiday.

A week of yoga in the heart of the magical Andalucian hills of Spain Saturday 10th - Saturday 17th August 2013 (7 nights) With Dory Walker Suryalila, originally an olive hacienda, is a fabulous new retreat centre located in the heart of the Andalucian hills close to the charming villages of Arcos de la Frontera and Prado del Ray. It is less than an hour's drive away from the historic and beautiful walled city of Cadiz, the very best unspolit beaches in Spain and the vibrant city of Seville. On the edge of a mountainous national park, the property sits in a large river valley overlooking rolling hills and in the far distance, the white village of Bornos, situated by the side of a large lake.

Masseria della Zingara, Puglia, Italy - A luxury yoga holiday A little bit of heaven on the unspoilt Italian coast... 23rd - 28th May 2013 with Dory Walker The chance to practise yoga in an idyllic setting with two classes a day. A truly high quality yoga holiday by the sea in beautiful Italy. Masseria della Zingara, the house of the gypsy, was built in 1710 and has been lovingly restored to suit all ages and tastes. The interior is stylish and comfortable and has been restored with the highest attention to detail.

A long weekend of yoga at glorious Hazelwood House, South Devon 11th - 14th April 2013 with Dory Walker Hazelwood is the perfect place for yoga. Sitting in a valley, surrounded by acres of unspoilt nature, this idyllic spot, shared with a choir of birds, deer and foxes is a haven for the spiritual seeker and nature lover. An ancient oak tree guards the entrance of the house and the flowers in the summer are both stunning in colour and intoxicating in fragrance. As the night draws in to reveal its starry sky, the silence is broken only by the sound of its river and the call of the nights creatures. It is a place to unwind and return to that quiet place within. Space to think, space to breathe, space to be – is what Hazelwood quite naturally has to offer.

Easter Yoga Retreat at Braziers Manor House, Oxfordshire, UK Friday 29th March - Monday 1st April, 2013 Teachers: Dory Walker and Lila Conway Join Dory and Lila for Easter weekend at Braziers Park. This hidden treasure, set deep in the beautiful countryside of south Oxfordshire, offers a relaxing holiday in nature less than two hours from London. This weekend retreat is an opportunity to revitalise and enjoy reconnecting with self and others.

Goa, India A magical yoga & beach holiday, Leela Cottages 19th - 26th January, 2013, with dory walker A landscaped, lush tropical garden set amongst the coconut grove with beautiful eco-friendly wooden beach cottages, a yoga shala and spa just 2 minutes from the Arabian Sea on one of Goa’s most peaceful and least developed beaches. Leela Cottages is the ideal spot to experience the perfect combination of a yoga and beach holiday in Goa.

Weekend Yoga Retreat at Braziers Park Manor House. In the beautiful Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire, UK With Dory Walker Friday 4th - Sunday 6th October, 2013 This hidden treasure, set deep in the beautiful countryside of south Oxfordshire, offers a relaxing holiday in nature less than two hours from London. This weekend retreat is an opportunity to revitalise and enjoy reconnecting with self and others.

2012 Retreats

Rural Weekend Yoga Retreat with Lila & DoryIn the beautiful Chiltern Hills, OxfordshireBraziers Park Manor House Friday 9th - Sunday 11th March, 2012 Braziers Park is a warm country manor house (formally home to 007!), set deep in beautiful countryside and the rolling Chiltern Hills of south Oxfordshire, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The location is perfect for a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating retreat... the old manor is a Grade II listed building and has so much charm and beauty... real log fires and set amongst 57 acres of land with beautiful gardens.  Braziers is a working eco community with sheep, chickens, a walled vegetable garden and an ancient orchard.

Masseria della Zingara, Puglia, Italy - A luxury yoga holiday A little bit of heaven on the unspoilt Italian coast 17th - 22nd May 2012 with Dory Walker

Yogadamba Woodland Retreat 3rd - 5th August, 2012 Cherry Wood, Marshfield, Nr Bath, UK With Dory, Tori & Debs Yogadamba are hosting a unique woodland yoga retreat in Cherry Wood. Come and escape for a nurturing, fun and relaxing weekend of woodland delights. Immerse yourself in nature and weave some magic into your life with a weekend of yoga, meditation, guided visualisation, saunas, wild water swimming, campfires, massage treatments* and delicious vegetarian food.

A week of yoga in the heart of the magical Andalucian hills of Spain  Saturday 11 - Saturday 18 August 2012 (7 nights) With Dory Walker Suryalila, originally an olive hacienda, is a fabulous new retreat centre located in the heart of the Andalucian hills close to the charming villages of Arcos de la Frontera and Prado del Ray. It is approximately 45 minutes drive from the historic and beautiful walled city of Cadiz and an hour’s drive from Seville, the vibrant heart of Andalucia. On the edge of a mountainous national park, the property sits in a large river valley overlooking agricultural land and in the far distance, the white village of Bornos, situated by the side of a large lake.

Rural Weekend Yoga Retreat with Dory & Lila In the beautiful Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire Braziers Park Manor House Friday 7th - Sunday 9th September, 2012 Braziers Park is a warm country manor house (formally home to 007!), set deep in beautiful countryside and the rolling Chiltern Hills of south Oxfordshire, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The location is perfect for a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating retreat... the old manor is a Grade II listed building and has so much charm and beauty... real log fires and set amongst 57 acres of land with beautiful gardens.  Braziers is a working eco community with sheep, chickens, a walled vegetable garden and an ancient orchard.

Luxury yoga holiday at Tigmi, near Marrakesh, Morocco September 22nd - 29th, 2012 Tigmi, situated 24km south of Marrakesh is set within a magical desert landscape. On the brow of the Berber hamlet of Tagadert, its labyrinth of narrow alleyways and flat-roofed village houses has a timeless, biblical feel to it. 'Tigmi', meaning 'my house' in the local Berber dialect, was built in 1840 for the local judge. As with many North African dwellings, the interior is all: a step inside, and the peaceful beauty of Tigmi is revealed. The first impression is of a lovely garden laid to lawns and paths, with banana palms, citrus and olive trees and a swimming pool with soft, jade-coloured water. The scents and colours of orange blossom and roses assail the senses. Fifteen tortoises live in this garden, adding to the unhurried feel of this tranquil oasis. There are two swimming pools, one of which is heated to 26 degrees throughout the year. There are sun-loungers around the pool and shaded areas in the gardens, furnished with comfortable divans for those of you who prefer to laze around out of the sun.

A New Year yoga celebration at Braziers Park, Oxfordshire UK Braziers Park, 30th December 2012 - 2nd January 2013 Teachers: Dory Walker and Belle Greenwood Join Dory and Belle for a fantastic heartwarming and nurturing four days to welcome in 2013 in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire. Yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, chanting, dancing, massages and a fire ceremony… the perfect way to see in the new year!

2011 Retreats

Winter Solstice Yoga RetreatFriday 16th – Sunday 18th December, 2011 Braziers Park is a warm country manor house (formally home to 007!), set deep in beautiful countryside and the rolling Chiltern Hills of south Oxfordshire, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The location is perfect for a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating retreat... the old manor has so much charm and beauty... real log fires and set amongst 50 acres of beautiful gardens. Braziers is a working eco community with sheep, chickens, a walled vegetable garden and an ancient orchard.

New Moon Yoga Intensive with Lila & Dory 26th - 28th November at Yoga Kutir Long flowing Yoga asanas practices, pranayama, meditation, Sanskrit chanting, kriyas and wholesome vegetarian organic food. A wonderful way to deepen your practise...

Weekend Yoga Retreat Friday 28th – Sunday 30th October, 2011 Braziers Park Manor, Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire. Braziers Park is a warm country manor house (formally home to 007!), set deep in beautiful countryside and the rolling Chiltern Hills of south Oxfordshire, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The location is perfect for a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating retreat... the old manor has so much charm and beauty... real log fires and set amongst 50 acres of beautiful gardens. Braziers is a working eco community with sheep, chickens, a walled vegetable garden and an ancient orchard.