Spring Yoga Retreat 2018

Spring Weekend Retreat, 27-29 April 2018

A long weekend to slow right down and find a real sense of peace through the practice of yin yoga, movement and meditation.

Yin Yoga encompasses a wide range of methods for body awareness and meditation. It taps into the wisdom of Buddhism, Taoism, Yoga, Anatomy and Western psychology, to bring out your capacity to feel at one with yourself. A retreat gives us the opportunity to explore all of these aspects in more detail.

Over this Spring weekend we put everything into place for you to let go of the stress and restlessness of our usual world, and allow the body to relax, the mind to settle and come to know our true nature: contentment.
The practice of yin yoga is a gentle way of reaching deep into the body, freeing up the joints and reenergising the whole system so we feel more mobile and more alive. 

Although rarely practiced in a regular class Yin Yoga also encompasses Yang flows to wake up the body, some of which we will practice in the morning.
Meditation reveals what our thoughts and feelings are made of and taps into our consciousness that can see beyond them. It helps us to listen more carefully and make better choices in life.

The Barton is a secluded farm in Mid-Devon surrounded by nothing but countryside with far reaching views and short or long walks inside or beyond its gates. It’s profoundly quiet and peaceful, no sounds of cars or worldly white noise, just a few chickens scraping about and the hoot of an owl at night.
We will stay in two converted barns – woody, cosy, yet bright and spacious – one of which houses the dining room, the other the yoga space, and there’s a heated indoor swimming pool as well. The facilities are great, the rooms that aren’t ensuite have several bathrooms to choose from, and there are various indoor lounge areas and outdoor patios to catch the sun.

Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, as well as tea, coffee and snacks.

The program of the retreat includes various meditation methods, yin & yang flow, pure yin yoga, breath awareness, visualisation and deep relaxation. There will be ample time for a walk after lunch, local maps are available. There’s an indoor pool for our exclusive use, and a small library with yoga books.
To enhance the experience of connecting with yourself we will be unplugged and in social silence during the retreat, except at evening meal times. Silence is a time honoured tradition to cultivate a deeper quality of being. On retreat we purposely turn away from our daily preoccupations and distractions in order to meet ourselves just as we are and be open to our immediate environment.

Friday:
Arrivals from 5.00pm
7 Supper
8.30 – 9.30 Introduction

Saturday:
7 – 7.45 Meditation
8 Breakfast
10 – 12 Yin & Yang Flow
12.30 Lunch
4 – 6 Yin Yoga
6.30 Dinner
8.30 – 9 Relaxation Meditation

Sunday:
7 – 7.45 Meditation
8 Breakfast
10 – 12 Yin & Yang Flow
12.30 Lunch
4 – 6 Yin Yoga
6.30 Dinner

The venue is ours until Monday morning so if you like to stay on Sunday night you can, at no extra cost!

Accommodation options and prices:
£280 pp twin room, shared bath
£320 pp twin room, private bath
£280 pp shared king, ensuite bathroom
£380 pp single room, shared bath
£420 pp single deluxe, ensuite bathroom

A £100 non-refundable deposit to book your space will be required.

For information and booking contact Elles.