FRIDAY 20 - SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2019
Join me for a luxurious two night retreat in a gorgeously stylish farmhouse and contemporary barn which are nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds. Relax with yoga, meditation and a gong bath, nourish your body with delicious healthy food, unwind in the hot tubs or be pampered from head to toe by making the most of the wide range of wellbeing and beauty treatments on offer. There's also the opportunity to explore the glorious countryside on the doorstep or simply snuggle up by the fire with a good book. Whatever the weekend holds in store you’ll leave feeling restored and energised.
We’ll be staying in a gorgeous farmhouse and stunning contemporary barn which offer luxury accommodation to the highest standard. With a stunning farmhouse kitchen, cosy living rooms, a games room, two hot tubs and beautifully finished bedrooms with White Company toiletries and bed linen, you’ll be in complete comfort. The yoga space is light and airy, with oak wooden floors and high ceilings. There’s also a private garden with a footpath which will lead you out into the glorious Oxfordshire countryside.
There will be four yoga sessions over the weekend, including meditation, pranayama and asana. The morning sessions will be more dynamic to awaken the body and mind ready for the day ahead. The evening sessions will be Restorative Yoga to allow complete relaxation. The retreat is suitable for all experience levels, including those newer to yoga.
THE GONG SOUND BATH
On Saturday evening we'll relax with gong bath with Carole Love. Sound healing is one of the oldest and most ancient forms of healing and dates back thousands of years. The sacred sound of the gongs produce frequencies that can help resolve emotional, physical or spiritual dissonance; helping us find balance and harmony.
During the sound bath the gongs will generate waves of sound that intersperse with and bathe over your entire body – reaching parts of you that aren’t always reachable with other modalities. These powerful gongs are invaluable tools for stress reduction and personal transformation, allowing you to rediscover your true sense of self and reconnect to your own inner peace.
As a qualified Gong Practitioner, Carole is a registered member of The College of Sound Healing. She is also a qualified Health Kinesiologist and Biofeedback Practitioner. Her passion and joy is helping to bring transformation and a deeper sense of connection to those who are seeking real change and a different way of being - be this on a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level.
Experienced retreat chef Hayley 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.
My favourite local therapists, including Lisa Bickell, will be coming to the farmhouse 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:
From 5.00PM arrival, settle in and welcome gathering
6.15 - 7.30PM yoga
7.45PM delicious supper
9.00PM guided meditation
9.30PM free time
From 7.30PM tea & healthy nibbles
8.00 - 10.00AM yoga
10.00AM big brunch
10.45AM - 2.00PM free time for treatments, hot tub, reading and walking
2.00PM light lunch
2.45 - 5.00PM free time for treatments, hot tub, reading and walking
5.00 - 6.15PM yoga
6.30PM delicious supper
7.30PM gong bath
9.00PM free time
From 7.30AM tea & healthy nibbles
8.00 - 10.00AM yoga
10.00AM big brunch
10.45AM – 2.00PM free time for treatments, hot tub, reading and walking
2.00PM light lunch
2.45PM meditation and closing circle
The venue is situated near Great Tew in North Oxfordshire, which is approximately 35 minutes from Oxford and 25 minutes from Bicester. The cost of travel and travel insurance is not included in the retreat price. Car sharing can be arranged upon request.
Prices are per person and include accommodation for two nights, meals, use of the farmhouse facilities, yoga classes, gong bath and use of yoga equipment including lululemon mats. The bedroom options are as follows:
Master bedroom with king bed & ensuite bathroom: SOLD OUT
£550 per person single occupancy
£450 per person double occupancy (that's you sharing the king bed with someone or there is also an optional sofabed)
King bed with ensuite bathroom: SOLD OUT
£525 per person single occupancy
£425 per person double occupancy (that's you sharing the king bed with someone)
Double bed with ensuite bathroom: SOLD OUT
£500 per person single occupancy
£400 per person double occupancy (that's you sharing the double bed with someone)
Twin beds with your own bathroom across the hall: SOLD OUT
£425 per person (that's you with your own bed, sharing a room & bathroom with someone)*
King bed with separate bathroom (bathroom is shared with one other room):
£475 per person single occupancy
£375 per person double occupancy (that's you sharing the king 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 are coming with a friend and would like to share a room with that person 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 like to give this retreat as a gift, gift vouchers are available. Please contact me for more details.
Details of what to bring, the specific venue location, treatment bookings and other additional information will be provided 6 weeks before the retreat.
I hope you can join me on this magical retreat!