A yoga and beach holiday on the breathtaking island of Kefalonia, Greece (July 2018)
Jul
7
to Jul 14

A yoga and beach holiday on the breathtaking island of Kefalonia, Greece (July 2018)

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...

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Luxurious Winter Yoga Weekend Retreat in Oxfordshire with Lara Stapleton - November 2018
Nov
23
to Nov 25

Luxurious Winter Yoga Weekend Retreat in Oxfordshire with Lara Stapleton - November 2018

Once you arrive at Poundon House, you will feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in front of a roaring open fire, taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms or going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard, for over a century Poundon has been the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life.

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Luxurious Yoga Weekend Retreat in Oxfordshire with Jessica Lambert - February 2019
Feb
15
to Feb 17

Luxurious Yoga Weekend Retreat in Oxfordshire with Jessica Lambert - February 2019

Once you arrive at Poundon House, you will feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in front of a roaring open fire, taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms or going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard, for over a century Poundon has been the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life.

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Luxurious Early Spring Yoga Weekend Retreat in Oxfordshire with Jaya Jaks - March 2019
Mar
15
to Mar 17

Luxurious Early Spring Yoga Weekend Retreat in Oxfordshire with Jaya Jaks - March 2019

Once you arrive at Poundon House, you will feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in front of a roaring open fire, taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms or going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard, for over a century Poundon has been the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life.

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Luxurious Spring Yoga Weekend Retreat in Oxfordshire with Rory Viggers - March 2019
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Luxurious Spring Yoga Weekend Retreat in Oxfordshire with Rory Viggers - March 2019

Once you arrive at Poundon House, you will feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in front of a roaring open fire, taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms or going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard, for over a century Poundon has been the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life.

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Luxurious Spring Yoga Weekend Retreat in Oxfordshire with Dory Walker - April 2019
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Luxurious Spring Yoga Weekend Retreat in Oxfordshire with Dory Walker - April 2019

Once you arrive at Poundon House, you will feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in front of a roaring open fire, taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms or going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard, for over a century Poundon has been the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life.

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Luxurious Spring Yoga Weekend Retreat in Oxfordshire with Jaya Jacks - March 2018
Mar
9
to Mar 11

Luxurious Spring Yoga Weekend Retreat in Oxfordshire with Jaya Jacks - March 2018

Once you arrive at Poundon House, you will feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in front of a roaring open fire, taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms or going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard, for over a century Poundon has been the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life.

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A yoga & beach holiday on the breathtaking island of Kefalonia, Greece (September 2017)
Sep
24
to Oct 1

A yoga & beach holiday on the breathtaking island of Kefalonia, Greece (September 2017)

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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...

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Luxurious Winter Yoga Weekend Retreat in Somerset with Dory Walker (Fully Booked)
Nov
18
to Nov 20

Luxurious Winter Yoga Weekend Retreat in Somerset with Dory Walker (Fully Booked)

Luxurious Winter Yoga Weekend Retreat in Somerset with Dory Walker
Friday 18th - Sunday 20th November 2016
at 42 Acres, Nr Frome, Somerset.

(This Retreat is now Fully Booked. Our next 42 Acres Retreat is in March 2017. Our next UK retreat is over New Years Eve 2016/17)

Before the festive season is upon us we head to the luxurious setting of 42 Acres retreat space in Frome, Somerset for a magical weekend of yoga and an opportunity to revitalise and enjoy reconnecting with self and others...

42 Acres.
Set in 42 acres of private land, this beautiful retreat space is encircled by seven hundred acres of ancient forest. Sustainability and comfort are at the forefront of the 42 acres vision,  with reclaimed materials used to outfit the interiors of the property, plus all of the power is renewable and self generated through biomass and solar.

Yoga.
Flowing, traditional hatha yoga sessions will naturally open the heart and nurture you to a space of surrender and stillness. A typical class will include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), hands-on adjustments, guided relaxation, chanting and a taste of philosophy. Typically each class will last for 2 hours. 

The days will begin with silent meditation, pranayama and a little mantra chanting. This will be followed by the morning yoga class. We then have breakfast followed by free time, massages and then the afternoon yoga practice.

In the evenings there will be other activities that may include meditation, inspiring cinema and chanting.

Accommodation & living.
Accommodation options range from Dormitories to Twin's and Single rooms (ensuite options available) with luxury linen and towels provided. The centre has several communal spaces including a library and a meeting and reading space.

Food.
Delicious organic food will be served throughout the retreat. All meals are vegetarian. 

Travel.
By Car: 42 acres is an hours drive from Bristol, 2.5 hrs drive from London

By train:
Gillingham (Dorset) 17 mins by car
Frome 19 mins by car
Castle Cary 24 mins by car
Westbury 33 mins by car

Taxi’s from the station:
Gillingham Cars  – 01747 850 385
Castle Cary Taxis – 01963 351 333

Prices.
Dormitories: £310 (SOLD OUT)
Twin rooms: £360 (Limited ensuite) (Only 1 space left)
Single: £425 (non-ensuite) / £500 (ensuite) (SOLD OUT)

The cost includes your accommodation, daily meditation, all yoga classes and workshops. Delicious homemade organic vegetarian food. Beautiful nature walks. Log fires.

(*Massage treatments are available at an additional cost)

Booking.

Room Type:
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Testimonials.

“42 Acres is a truly magical retreat: a sacred space of calm and peacefulness set in the restorative nature of Somerset...” XB

“42 Acres is a magical haven. The unintrusively cool interior design is in a league of its own and absolutely bang up to date, and yet, this beautiful home still retains its connection to the past. The setting is 42 acres of glorious nature, gorgeous English farmland, bounded by ancient meadows and forests. I experienced one of the most magical weekends at 42 acres and this place will forever be in my heart. I can't recommend it enough.” SVS

"The house is beautifully appointed and has very comfortable luxurious rooms, the perfect place to get away from the stresses of everyday life and find some well needed peace. I will definitely be going back soon." MK

"I am still feeling the positive effects from my break. The location was beautiful, the food fantastic, the people lovely and Dory, by far, is the best teacher I have had in 18 years..." M

"I really enjoyed it all and found the space and quiet I needed ! Doing so much yoga was great! You are both so gifted at facilitating ... so nurturing and calm.  A joy ! Xx" J 

"I really enjoyed it and I have to say that it was largely down to the skill of your facilitation and how well you work together. You both so clearly put happiness on the map from the beginning and it filtered thro. Everyone relaxed and smiled! I loved the gentle humour too. I also appreciated all the hard work behind the scene and your attention to detail. You were both so generous and thoughtful".  C

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200Hour inspiring Yoga Teacher Training Intensive - Goa / India
Oct
8
to Nov 5

200Hour inspiring Yoga Teacher Training Intensive - Goa / India

Situated in the small village of Verla Canca, Satsanga Retreat is a home-away-from home and once you enter the gate, you may never want to leave! The colourful centre has beautiful gardens, an 18-metre swimming pool and many cosy places to rest and relax.

Decorated with flowers and details at every turn, you will be nourished by all of the special touches, as well as the care provided by the lovely Satsanga staff and the wonderful ayurvedic food.

The yoga shalas have beautiful hardwood floors and all of the props you will need for your training.

Visit the Joy Of Life Foundation website for full details about this life changing experience!

Certification.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Diploma
(Certified and registered with Yoga Alliance UK)

Venue & Location.
Satsanga Retreat Centre, no C/93, Naika Vado, Verla Canca, Bardez-Goa, 403 510, India.

Course Date & Schedule - 2016.
Four weeks in Goa at Satsanga
8th October - 5th November 2016

The course will start on the morning of 9th so the arrival date will be the 8th October.
The course will end on the evening of 4th November so your departure date will be the 5th.

Attendance to the whole course is mandatory for qualification.

Course Tutors.
Dory Walker (Course Leader) / Lila Conway (Course Leader)
Guest Speakers TBA

Course Cost.
Course Total: £2200 (sharing) / £2700 (single)

Includes:
Four week full board residential in India
Course manual

Not included:
Flights and transfers in India

Payment terms:
A deposit of £250 is required to secure a place, a further payment of £750 is required 12 weeks beforehand and the balance is due 8 weeks before the training begins.

Payment options:
Please take some time to read the following details. There are three ways to pay:

1. Bank transfer - contact us and we will email you details of how to pay into our bank account.

2. By cheque made payable to 'Yoga on a Shoestring Ltd' - post to: YOAS, 83 Herne Hill Road, London SE24 0AY

3. PayPal - Pay by credit or debit card. All major cards are accepted. You will need to set up your own PayPal account to do this which is easy to do.

Travel.
Travel to India from the UK.

Location: Satsanga Retreat Centre, no C/93, Naika Vado, Verla Canca, Bardez-Goa, India

There are many options for flights to Goa. It is a good idea to book a flight as soon as possible to get the best deals. You can fly direct to Goa from most major airports and from London with Thomson and Monarch. Many other airlines offer flights to Mumbai where you can connect to an internal flight to Goa.

A taxi from Goa's Dabolim Airport to Satsanga Retreat is not included but can be arranged for you. The cost is about £15.

Please note that a visa is required for visiting India.

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September Weekend Yoga Retreat at Braziers Park Manor House - Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire (FULLY BOOKED)
Sep
16
to Sep 18

September Weekend Yoga Retreat at Braziers Park Manor House - Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire (FULLY BOOKED)

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September Weekend Yoga Retreat at Braziers Park Manor House
In the beautiful Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire, UK
With Dory Walker & Rory Viggers
Friday 16th - Sunday 18th September 2016


(This Retreat is now fully booked. Our next UK retreat is November 2016 in Somerset and the next Braziers Park Retreat is March/April 2017)

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.

About Braziers Park:
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 Grade II listed in the strawberry gothic style, it has so much character and beauty. There are real log fires, plentiful sofas and a grand piano amongst its charms. All set in 57 acres of land with beautiful gardens. Braziers is a working eco community with sheep, chickens, a walled vegetable garden and an ancient orchard.

Sample Daily Programme:
Flowing, traditional hatha yoga sessions will naturally open the heart and nurture you to a space of surrender and stillness. A typical class will include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), hands-on adjustments, guided relaxation, chanting and a taste of philosophy. Typically each class will last for 2 hours. 

The days will begin with silent meditation and a little mantra chanting. This will be followed by the morning yoga class. We then have breakfast followed by free time, massages and the afternoon yoga practice.

In the evenings there will be other activities that may include meditation, inspiring cinema and chanting.

Things to do:
Braziers Park is very quaint and quirky with plenty of space to nestle down with a book. There's the library, the study, dining room and an informal space by the log fire and grand piano.

There is a lovely woodland walk, which is a great opportunity to experience some of the wildlife beauties of the estate. There will be delicious vegetarian food and plenty of time just to hang out and chat, meet new people, read, relax and enjoy being in the community in natural surroundings. A variety of massage treatments will also be available at additional cost.

Accommodation:
Braziers Park is an attractive listed Grade II building set in 50 acres of land. All rooms are comfortable and charming. All bathrooms are shared. A limited number of single rooms are available.

Arrival time on 16th September is from 3pm onwards and the first yoga class will be at aprox 4pm/5pm (TBC). Will finish after lunch on the Sunday.

Cost: 
Shared room £265 (Fully Booked)

Single room £320 (Fully Booked)

The cost includes: 
Your accommodation. Daily meditation, all yoga classes and workshops. Delicious homemade/homegrown organic vegetarian food. Beautiful nature walks. Log fires.

Travel:
Braziers Park is less than an hour and a half from London and just under 2 hours from Bristol. We will try and arrange lift sharing where possible. Full travel details can be seen on the Braziers Park website.

Booking Options:

1) Book Now / Pay Now

Room Type / Payment Options:
Book Now

2) Reserve Place / Pay via Bank Transfer

Braziers Retreat Feedback
'I am still feeling the positive effects from my break. The location was beautiful, the food fantastic, the people lovely and Dory, by far, is the best teacher I have had in 18 years..." M

'I really enjoyed it all and found the space and quiet I needed ! Doing so much yoga was great! You are both so gifted at facilitating ... so nurturing and calm.  A joy ! Xx' ... J 

'I really enjoyed it and I have to say that it was largely down to the skill of your facilitation and how well you work together. You both so clearly put happiness on the map from the beginning and it filtered thro. Everyone relaxed and smiled! I loved the gentle humour too. 
I also appreciated all the hard work behind the scene and your attention to detail. You were both so generous and thoughtful' ...  C

'Braziers park was such a wonderful weekend.  I really can't say anything critical at all - the place was unique and cozy, the food was really impressive, the people were all friendly, the yoga was brilliant, the other activities were varied and fun (film, walks around house, chanting, time on one's own or chatting with new friends.)' ... T

'I wanted to say how grateful I am for having this opportunity of learning yoga from you. 
After the weekend at Braziers Park I feel not only my body is stronger and mind more balanced and clear, there is definitely a shift towards other important change on my life journey. You have inspired me to go deeper into my yoga pratice and spiritual quest. It was a very very special weekend. What else to add? Charming venue, good food and nice company of other participants. The whole event was flawless only passed too quickly.' ... R

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