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Summer Sadhana Yoga Retreat Weekend in Devon with Dory Walker & Rory Viggers

  • Eden Rise Sandwell Barns, Sandwell, Totnes, South Devon TQ9 7LJ United Kingdom (map)

Sadhana Yoga Retreat Weekend with Dory Walker & Rory Viggers
Friday 18th - Sunday 20th August 2017 at Eden Rise, near Totnes, Devon.


Our annual Sadhana Yoga weekender returns this August with the primary focus being YOU. Immerse yourself in yogic practices, nurture yourself and dive deep into practise. Enjoy the surrounding Devon countryside, eat delicious wholesome food, take a sauna and find the space to breathe.

There will be a full daily programme of yoga practice. See below for the sample schedule. Dory & Rory will host the weekend and hold the space. We look forward to welcoming you.

(Not suitable for complete beginners - having at least 1 years practice is recommended. Please email us if you have any questions regarding attending)

Yoga Sadhana.
This retreat is geared towards yoga. Across the three days we will immerse ourselves in a variety of practices; Asana, Pranayama, Kriyas, Mantra, Sutras, Meditation and more. 

Just two miles from Totnes, Eden Rise provides a beautiful environment for this Sadhana weekend. Neighbouring land includes wooded fringes, the Harbourne river, sculptures and shrines and the Santa Rosa labyrinth.

Sample Schedule (Full schedule upon arrival).

Friday (arrive from 4pm)
5pm - Yoga Asana / Pranayama
7pm - Dinner
8.15pm - Meditation & Yoga Nidra
9.30pm - Observation of mauna (Silence)

6.30am - Yoga Kriyas
7am - Meditation / chanting
8am - Juice / Tea
9am - 12.30pm Yoga Asana / Pranayama
12.30pm - lunch
2.30pm - 5.30pm Yoga Asana / Pranayama
6pm - Dinner
7.30pm - Meditation / Chanting / Sutras
9.30pm - Observation of mauna

5.30am - Kriyas
6am - Dawn walk
7.30am - Juice / Tea
8am - Yoga Asana / Pranayama
10am - Brunch
12.30pm - Restorative Yoga
2pm - Tea & Goodbyes


Dory Walker.
Dory has experienced the true spirit of yoga as transformational practice. She believes in the power of yoga to guide conscious evolution, individually and collectively. Certified to advanced level and teaching full time since 2001, Dory has trained with various yoga schools, amongst them Sivananda (traditional hatha Yoga), Satyananda (yoga nidra and meditation), Khrishnamakarya (Vedic Chant) and Dona Holleman (enlightened asana work), as well as studying yoga therapy with the Biomedical Trust. Dory teaches retreats and teacher training programmes internationally. Through her own practice Dory has discovered that regular practice promotes effective, positive and healthy living and is inspired to help others establish a strong practise in their own lives. She believes strongly in making the yoga (union) adventure joyful, keeping it light and remembering to laugh! Dory teaches classes, courses and private tuition around Bristol, the South West and London. She is a dedicated yogini and mother.

Rory Viggers.
Many years of yoga self practise has kept Rory grounded. As the positive and transformative effects from yoga became more profound, the journey to teaching was a natural progression. He now shares his experience of self empowerment, self purpose and self reflection that yoga initiates with others.

Inspired by classical teachings of Hatha yoga in disciplines that include Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Satyananda, Dona Holleman's enlightened asana work and Shaolin Wushu martial arts, his classes encompass a full range of yoga practices.

He continues to study with senior teachers and is currently embarking on a 7 year study with Dona Holleman and her inspirational Centered Yoga philosophy (born from her personal experience and encounter with Krishnamurti’s philosophy, B.K.S. Iyengar’s Hatha Yoga, Castaneda’s shamanic religion and her friendship with Vanda Scaravelli).

Accommodation for this retreat is shared twin rooms or mini dorms. Rooms are simple, eco-painted and most have doors to the courtyard garden or upper terrace. Camping is also available, please bring your own tent. The retreat centre and accommodation is perfect for a sadhana retreat. All bathrooms are shared. 

There is also a sauna room for guests to use.

All meals will be organic and vegetarian. Please do advise when booking of any dietary needs.

£275 per person - Mini dorm
£295 per person - Shared twin room
£310 per person - Single

Please bring your own top and bottom sheet, pillow case and towel. If you need linen this can be rented for £7.

If you have any questions or would like to know if this retreat is suitable for you to attend, please contact us.


Train: Nearest Railway Station: Totnes (direct line from London Paddington). A short (under 2 mile) taxi to the destination.
Road: Eden Rise, Sandwell Barns, Sandwell, Totnes, South Devon, TQ9 7LJ


'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 through. 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

'Thanks so much to Dory and Rory for hosting such a lovely relaxing retreat weekend in a beautiful venue. Lots of practice both physical and spiritual and an atmosphere of joy and laughter that was really good for the soul. Namaste x' ... R

'Love the classes, the teachers really know what they are doing and I see so much progression in my breathing, body and mind' ... B