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New year yoga retreat in the heart of Oxfordshire


  • Braziers Park Ipsden, Wallingford OX10 6AN United Kingdom (map)

New year yoga retreat in the heart of Oxfordshire, UK

At Braziers Manor
29 December - 1 January 2020
Cost from £495
Teacher: Kate McKenzie

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About Braziers Park

This New Year's retreat is the perfect opportunity to relax and revitalise and enjoy reconnecting with self and others. Braziers Park is a hidden treasure, set deep in the beautiful countryside of South Oxfordshire, less than two hours from London. A warm country manor house, amidst the rolling Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. An idyllic location for a deeply rejuvenating retreat.

The old manor is Grade II listed in the 'Strawberry Gothic' style with an abundance of character and beauty. Real log fires, plentiful sofas and a grand piano are amongst its charms - all set in 57 acres of land with beautiful gardens. Braziers Park is a working eco-community with sheep, chickens, a walled vegetable garden and an ancient orchard. The community welcomes you to enjoy the rustic old charm of Braziers Park and to be part of the community.

The programme

Arrival is on Sunday 29 December from 3.30 pm. The first class will be at 5pm. This will be a gentle open flow to help you unwind from your journey and ease into the retreat. Afterwards the group will enjoy a delicious dinner before a bedtime meditation and mantra practice. On Monday 30 December there will be two classes - a long, more dynamic morning class to align to body and breath followed by a late afternoon class where we will slow things down and enjoy a deep relaxation. In the afternoon there will be a pop-up mantra choir for those who would like to sing.

On New Year's eve the morning will start with a strong practice then another delicious breakfast. The group will come together again in the afternoon for another practice before dinner and our NYE programme where we will set our intentions for 2020 and spend some time around the bonfire.

Each day after morning yoga there will be the opportunity to walk, have a massage or relax by the fire. The retreat will finish on Wednesday 1 January after a midday lunch.

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. 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 simple, comfortable and charming. All bathrooms are shared. A limited number of single rooms are available.

Arrival time on Sunday 29 December is from 3.30pm onwards and the first yoga class will be at approx 5pm. We will finish after early lunch on Wednesday 1 January 2020.

Cost: 
Shared room £495 per person
Single room £565 per person
All bathrooms are shared

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.

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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