Spring Weekend Yoga Retreat at Braziers Park Manor House
In the beautiful Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire, UK
With Dory & Rory
Friday 4th - Sunday 6th March, 2016
(THIS RETREAT IS SOLD OUT - THE NEXT BRAZIERS RETREAT DATE IS SEPTEMBER 16TH. OUR NEXT UK RETREAT IS IN THE COTSWOLDS ON MAY BANK HOLIDAY 27-30TH)
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.
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 4th March 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, Single room £320
The cost includes:
Your accommodation. Daily meditation, all yoga classes and workshops. Delicious homemade/homegrown organic vegetarian food. Beautiful nature walks. Log fires.
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.
(THIS RETREAT IS SOLD OUT - THE NEXT BRAZIERS RETREAT DATE IS SEPTEMBER 16TH)
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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