FRIDAY 15 - SUNDAY 17 MARCH 2019

Escape with me for a two night retreat at Boconnoc, one of Cornwall’s most stunning stately homes. Representing the heights of Cornish luxury, this is a retreat venue like no other. Relax in exquisitely designed rooms, indulge in delicious healthy food and allow your body and mind to unwind with twice daily yoga classes and a gong bath on Saturday evening. During the retreat you can do as much or as little as you please; rise and shine to the incredible Cornish landscapes at your doorstep, put on your walking boots to explore the nearby coastal paths, or be pampered from head to toe by making the most of the wide range of beauty treatments on offer.

This is the perfect opportunity to slow down and take time out for yourself in beautiful peaceful surroundings. No matter how you feel when you arrive, you’ll leave feeling revitalised.

THE VENUE

Tucked down two miles of private drive, as soon as you enter Boconnoc you are transported to another world; a world of tranquillity, peace and breath-taking scenery. Ancient trees inhabit the vast corners of the estate, whilst the gardens burst with extraordinary blooms.

Boconnoc’s story begins thousands of years ago. Since the days of the Domesday Book, people have inhabited this beautiful tract of Cornwall—and the estate itself is alive with centuries of history.

Boconnoc House sits in the heart of the estate. Restored to its former glory following a 12-year restoration project by the Fortescue family, this Georgian country house is surrounded by rolling countryside and immaculate lawns. Capturing the enchantment and beauty of Cornwall, the only sounds you will hear are the birds and the trees swaying gently in the breeze.

The house offers many fabulous reception rooms, each with a distinct style and personality. You will relax in style; the yoga classes will be in the light and airy Garden Room, you can curl up with a book in the cosy library, or snuggle up in the Smoking Room surrounded by an open fire and flickering candles.

The bedrooms blend contemporary design with charming historic elements and there are a range of accommodation options to suit your budget, with a choice of staying in the exquisite main house, or in one of the charming cottages adjacent to the main house.

THE YOGA

There will be four yoga sessions over the weekend, including meditation, pranayama and asana.  The morning sessions will awaken the body and mind ready for the day ahead. The evening sessions will be gentle and restorative to allow the body and mind to relax. There will be a guided meditation on Friday evening before bedtime. On Saturday evening we will have a gong bath with Tony Nec, Principle of the Sound Healing Academy, to promote deep relaxation. The retreat is suitable for all experience levels, including for those newer to yoga.

THE FOOD

Experienced retreat chefs Hayley and Jo from The Holistic Kitchen Academy will be with us preparing a delicious array of healthy feasts which will nourish and delight. All meals will be freshly prepared, vegetarian and low in gluten and refined sugar. There will also be vegan and dairy free options too. The weekend will be the perfect opportunity to nourish and replenish your body, so that you leave feeling restored from the inside out. Any special diets can be catered for; please advise me of any specific requirements when booking.

THE TREATMENTS

My favourite local therapists will be coming to the house to offer a wide range of wellbeing and beauty treatments during the weekend. These will be available at an extra cost and you will be able to book these in advance of the weekend.

THE DAY PLAN

Here’s an idea of what to expect each day on the retreat:

FRIDAY

From 2.00PM arrival and settle in
4.30PM welcome gathering
5.00 - 6.30PM gentle flow and restorative yoga
7.00PM delicious supper
8.30 – 9.00PM guided meditation

SATURDAY

From 7.30PM tea & healthy nibbles
8.00 - 9.30AM yoga
9.45AM big brunch
From 11.30AM free time for treatments, walking, reading, relaxing
11.30AM coastal walk (optional)
1.30PM light lunch (snacks provided for those walking)
5.00 - 6.30PM restorative yoga
7.00PM delicious supper
8.00 - 9.30PM gong bath

SUNDAY

From 7.30AM tea & healthy nibbles
8.00 - 9.30AM yoga
9.45AM big brunch
From 11.30AM free time for treatments, walking, reading, relaxing
11.30AM walk around Boconnoc Estate (optional)
1.30PM light lunch
2.15PM closing circle and meditation
3.00PM depart

TRAVEL

Boconnoc is locatated close to Lostwithiel near to Bodmin. It’s well connected with travel links, no matter how you are planning to get there:

CAR: I can group people together to arrange car sharing. Please let me know if this is of interest.

TRAIN: Boconnoc is just a 10 minute drive from Bodmin Parkway train station, which is on the direct line from London Paddington station. The journey time is approximately 3 hours 45 mins to 4 hours. Group transfers from and back to the train station can be organised at no extra cost, subject to prearrangement.

FLY: Boconnoc is just a 40 minute drive from Newquay airport. There are three direct flights a day to Newquay airport from London Gatwick with Flybe. Group transfers from and back to the airport can be organised at no extra cost, subject to prearrangement.

THE INVESTMENT

Prices are per person and include accommodation for two nights, meals, yoga classes, guided meditation, gong bath, walks and use of yoga equipment including lululemon mats. Prices do not include travel costs, travel insurance or beauty/wellbeing treatments.

The bedroom options are as follows:

MAIN HOUSE

Master bedroom with ensuite: SOLD OUT
£625 per person single occupancy
£525 per person double occupancy (that’s you sharing a double bed with someone)

Double bedroom with your own bathroom across the hall:
£595 per person single occupancy
£495 per person double occupancy (that’s you sharing a double bed with someone)

Twin bedroom with your own bathroom across the hall*:
£495 per person double occupancy (that’s you with your own bed, sharing a room & bathroom with someone)

COTTAGES

Double bedroom with ensuite:
£550 per person single occupancy
£450 per person double occupancy (that’s you sharing a double bed with someone)

Twin bedroom with ensuite*: SOLD OUT
£450 per person double occupancy (that’s you with your own bed, sharing a room & bathroom with someone)

Double bedroom with your own bathroom across the hall: ONE ROOM LEFT
£520 per person single occupancy
£420 per person double occupancy (that’s you sharing a double bed with someone)

Double bedroom with shared bathroom across the hall (bathroom shared with one other room): ONE ROOM LEFT
£500 per person single occupancy
£400 per person double occupancy (that’s you sharing a double bed with someone)

*If you are coming alone and would like to share a twin room I will pair you up with someone of the same sex. If you would like to share a room with someone in particular please let me know.

BOOK YOUR PLACE

A non-refundable deposit of £150 per person is required to secure your place. The final balance is due 6 weeks before the first day of the retreat. Once the final balance has been paid it is non-refundable.

Monthly payment plans are available – please contact me to discuss.

If you would give this retreat as a gift to a loved one, gift vouchers are available. Please contact me for more details.

Details of what to bring, travel directions, treatment bookings and other additional information will be provided 6 weeks before the retreat.

I hope you can join me on this magical retreat!

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