(FULLY BOOKED) May Bank Holiday Cotswold Yoga Retreat
Holycombe, Whichford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, UK
Friday 27th - Monday 30th May 2016
With Dory Walker & Rory Viggers
(Suitable for all levels)
Our first extended weekend yoga retreat of the year since our Guardian recommended New Year gathering...
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.
Set in a verdant wooded valley on the edge of the Cotswold village of Whichford, Holycombe is built on the grounds of a Norman castle, land which is believed to have been a sacred site many years before Roman occupation. Geomancers and dowsers claim that six leylines converge on the stone circle at the top field.
A natural stream rises from a holy well in the nearby wood and passes through the grounds and down a waterfall. The sound of running water adds to the sense of peace and tranquillity in the grounds whilst a coppice provides a shady outdoor space and a campfire area a place for evening song and chats. A beautiful Garden Room is used for eating in doors whilst a rose-scented terrace is available for eating al-fresco. Holycombe is the perfect venue for that peaceful break and escape from our, all too often busy and stressful lives.
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 for massage treatments, nature walks and relaxing, hanging out in the gardens, reading, or maybe taking a gentle stroll to enjoy the nearby bluebell woods, and the afternoon yoga practice.
In the evenings there will be other activities that may include meditation, inspiring cinema and chanting.
You will probably not want to do much when you get to Holycombe except relax, soak in its surrounding beauty and go on Bluebell Walks in the nearby woods. Across a nearby meadow is the ancient Whichford woods with its many rare species of trees and plants, an abundance of wood anemones, primroses and bluebells. Wildlife abounds: everything from Muntjack to polecats and kingfishers. So walks are abundant and the grounds themselves peaceful and serenely beautiful.
Rooms are all unique, single and shared options.
Please can you bring your own top and bottom sheet, pillow case and towels. If this is a problem please contact us.
£298 per person camping (SOLD OUT)
£335 per person in Yurt (SOLD OUT)
£385 per person twin room (SOLD OUT)
£425 per single room (SOLD OUT)
All meals are included, two yoga classes a day.
Please bring your own yoga mat.
Arrival time on the Friday is 3pm onwards. We will have our first yoga session together at 6pm. We will finish on the Monday after lunch.
Please bring your own top and bottom sheet, pillow case and towels.
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