Luxurious Spring Weekend Yoga Retreat at Poundon House, Oxfordshire.
Date: Friday 26th - Sunday 28th April 2019
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. Poundon House offers 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.
The first class will be on Friday evening, followed by a delicious dinner. Dory will then lead you through two classes on the Saturday, a strong morning class to align to body and breath including mantra, yoga philosphy and pranayama and an afternoon Yin practice. Each morning will start with meditation or a guided walk. On Sunday there will be a long morning practice before breakfast and a short class before lunch and the end of the retreat.
Each day after morning yoga and a healthy breakfast, there will be the opportunity to walk, have a massage or relax in one of the comfy lounges by a roaring fire, or take a long bath. This is a very special place indeed!
Arrival time on the Friday is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5pm. The weekend will finish on the Sunday after lunch at 1pm.
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 an 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, delights to 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: £375 per person
Twin / Double Room sharing: £420 per person
Single Room: £555
Booking & Reservations.
To confirm your retreat place you can either pay a 50% deposit or the full amount. Any remaining balances are due six weeks before the start of the retreat. Retreats are organised through global retreat specialists Yoga On A Shoestring (YOAS). Once we receive your online booking form, further communication will follow from both ourselves and YOAS. To ensure emails don't end up in your junk folder please firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com in your contact lists. We look forward to welcoming you on the retreat.
For more information and for alternate booking and payment options, please contact us.
“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