Luxurious Spring Weekend Yoga Retreat at Poundon House, Oxfordshire.
Date: Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th March 2017
Teacher: Dory Walker
The Location - Poundon House.
The Queen Anne style country house is stunning and spacious; set within six acres of landscaped gardens on the edge of the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border. Pound House offer a luxury escape in the peace and tranquility of the countryside, with the bonus of being within easy reach of London, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, the Cotswolds and Bristol with fantastic transport links to the all of these places.
Once you arrive at Poundon House, you will feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in front of a roaring open fire, taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms or going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard, for over a century Poundon has been the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life.
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, 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.
In the evenings there will be other activities that may include meditation, inspiring cinema and chanting.
Accommodation & Living.
The luxurious rooms are spacious, light and offer an extremely comfortable heaven to relax and rest in. The fireside sofas are deep and comfy the views an expanse of nature and space.
Things to do.
The surrounding countryside offers a abundance of walks and the grounds a space to sit in nature and read a book or simply be. There will be massages on offer in the free time, or curl up on one of the big sofas to read or enjoy an afternoon nap.
Delicious organic food will be served throughout the retreat. All meals are vegetarian. We have the hugely talented Alexandra of Angelic Feast creating delights to delight and nourish body and soul.
Nearest train station: Bicester North
Taxis numbers for station transport:
Union Cars 01869 248248
Scenic Route 01296 738026
Apollo Cars 01869 323236
Driving: Poundon House, Poundon, Nr Bicester, Oxon, OX27 9B
Rooms / Prices.
The cost includes your accommodation, daily meditation, all yoga classes and workshops. Delicious homemade organic vegetarian food.
(*Massage treatments are available at an additional cost)
All rooms are spacious, stunning and unique. Bathrobes and towels included.
Triple Room sharing: £330 per person
Twin / Double Room sharing: £365 per person
Single Room: £495
Booking & Reservations.
“Massive rooms with wooden floors, high ceilings, and original features and fireplaces provide super spaces to dine, read, relax, and practice yoga, while the bedrooms are individually furnished, tasteful and comfy. There are no modern distractions such as televisions or speakers, and no en-suites, but there are enough bathrooms for it not to feel a chore to have to share.”
'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