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Luxury New Year Yoga Retreat 2019/20 at 42 Acres, Somerset

  • 42 Acres Holt Road, Witham Friary, Frome BA11 5HL United Kingdom (map)

New Year Yoga Retreat 2018/2019
42 Acres, Near Frome, Somerset
29th December 2019 - 1st January 2020
Teachers: Dory Walker & Rory Viggers

We are very excited to return to boutique retreat venue, 42 Acres, for a New Year Yoga Retreat to honour another New Year in idyllic surroundings with great facilitators offering, yoga, meditation, pranayama, mantra, and massage.

Dory and Rory teach strong traditional hatha yoga sessions that incorporate the mala and vinyasa approaches to practise. 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 two hours.

Book early to make sure you can join us to mindfully mark the transition from 2019 into 2020. Come and celebrate life and friendship -  on your own or with your friends, either way you're guaranteed to have a special time and begin the new year with a clear mind, an open heart and a rejuvenated spirit...what better way to start the year!

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 in the interiors of the property, plus all power is renewable and self-generated through biomass and solar.

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About 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.

The New Year programme

This retreat will be an opportunity for you to have some quiet time, space and contemplation. Alongside the morning and evening programmes of yoga there will be space to reflect and re-set for the new year.

After dinner on the first evening we gather together to enjoy a delicious yoga nidra (yoga sleep) practice to set the tone of these self-nurturing days.

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 which will build on what we have done in the morning and take us a little deeper into the poses.

In the evenings there will be other activities that may include meditation, yin yoga, yoga nidra and chanting. A retreat enjoying the full spectrum of yoga.

Also on offer are beautiful countryside walks, delicious wholesome organic food, fireside chats and quiet time to contemplate, new friends to meet and a space to simply be.

After dinner on New Year's Eve there will be a special evening programme.

Our schedule includes optional extras such as 'chanting the elements"'. Participants are welcome to offer talks or workshops over the four days which we will try to fit into our schedule. Spontaneity is very likely. This retreat is suitable for all levels of yoga.

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.

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

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

Triple en-suite (3 people sharing): £565 per person (FEMALE ONLY)
Twin room (shared bathroom): £610 per person
Shared room (en-suite): £655 per person
Single occupancy room (shared bathroom): £765 per person
Single occupancy room (en-suite): £795 per person
Master suite (single occupancy): £1195 per person
Master suite (double occupancy): £695 per person

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)

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“I've just had a really wonderful experience at the Yewfield retreat with Rory Viggers. Rory is such a gift of a teacher! We all felt incredibly lucky to have been taught by him. His total commitment to yoga is exemplary and underpinned the classes, and entire time, with consistent integrity. His classes are imbued with those qualities and with the utmost care to prepare the body and mind and spirit to receive from and give to the practice. On a personal note, I came to the weekend with a complaining lower back that had been troubling me for months. It was soothed and resolved after the first class. This was also the case for another participant, I later discovered. I mention this because it is evidence of the understanding and skill that Rory has. Yewfield is a perfect location for a yoga retreat. Breathtaking beauty all round and a lovely consideration for the guests.”

"Had an amazing weekend in Cumbria with my husband, brother and sister in law. The yoga was incredible, went home pain free and taller. Every session was fantastic. It felt like it was tailor made just to me. Thank you”

"What really made the retreat was Rory's wonderful teaching. His approach is so thoughtful and felt incredibly genuine. I came away really relaxed, stretched and invigorated. I felt my yoga practice advancing and deepening with Rory's teaching. I'll definitely be going on more retreats, and hopefully with Rory."

“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