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Autumn Yoga Retreat

Friday 20th to Sunday 22rd October 2023

*** Available to book with just a £150 deposit ***

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An elegant country house poised on the edge of a rural North Somerset village, in a secluded location at the end of a sweeping drive, offers a truly serene yet extremely accessible location in which to welcome in the fall season. 

 

As the tree gracefully sheds its' once bright leaves creating a soft carpet of melded browns, brushed auburns and golden cinnamon hues, we will gather to share retreat themed vinyasa and yin yoga, yoga nidra, meditation, vegan/vegetarian food and a leaf lustrating walk in the private woodland.

 

Thoughtful and considerate attention will ensure that everyone who attends, regardless of age or experience, can fully enjoy each class.  All classes take place in a warmly inviting space, where the dwindling light of the season cascades through from every angle touching our shared practice with gentle surrender.  As well as the nourishment of yoga, this fully catered retreat will provide delicious vegan/vegetarian catering, lovingly created by a talented, passionate and experienced chef. 

 

The venue has 9 vast double bedrooms and 5 superb bathrooms each with shower and roll-top bath. There is a charming morning room which catches the morning and afternoon light and offers breath taking views of the surrounding countryside.  Here we will gather together to eat, drink, chat and relax, with a roaring log fire if the weather is cool.   The accommodation offers everything required to make this the perfect setting in which to retreat and share yoga, relaxation, laughter, connection and self-nourishment.  And with that in mind you are invited to do as much or as little as you want to - on Your Autumn retreat.

October is a truly inspiring time to venture outside and enjoy the sublime earthy colours of nature's pallet.  There are landscaped private grounds encircling the house, including an architecturally bordered pond, romantic arbours and secluded groves all of which are connected via meandering paths which flow whimsically through the estate.  Here you can roam free, discover and enjoy.  We will explore the woodlands on a group walk, perfect if you harbour yearnings to recreate those childhood memories of leaf kicking joy.  

A few guest reflections following the Spring Equinox Retreat in March and the Autumn Retreat in October 2022.

"I loved Emma's style of teaching and have never been to another class quite like hers.  I leave her classes feeling utterly at peace and I think it's because she creates an environment you can relax deeply into and achieve a moving meditation.

"I feel so revitalised by the weekend.  Such a fun and wonderful group.  Thank you to everyone."

What a perfect weekend, I loved every minute. The yoga was both physically challenging and relaxing in equal measure. The company was glorious, lots of laughs and support throughout.  Can't wait for the next one.  

"Thank you to Emma for a lovely weekend.  The practices were high level as always.  Vegan food from Alice was very very good, she needs and extra thank you! Really enjoyed the forest bathing, lovely seeing how peaceful everyone became.  Emma's chanting in the hall had great resonance - all in all a great weekend."

"Emma exceeded my expectations for the Yoga Retreat. The venue was stunning and the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. The yoga was super nourishing as was the spectacular full moon meditation. I have experienced many Yoga Avenue events and always come away wanting more." 

Each one of the gorgeous bedrooms is beautifully decorated with antique and vintage furniture, lavish soft furnishings and eclectic curios and many of the rooms have double aspect windows with mesmerising views of the landscape beyond.  Your slumber will be supported by either a double or a king size bed.  There are two double rooms, one with a sofa bed and one with a huge super-king bed ideal for sharing.

Burrington

A huge four poster bed with ensuite private bathroom. £575 single or £425pp double

Cowslip

Super King Bed, vast double aspect room. £549 single or £415pp double

Churchill

Double Bed and super comfortable sofa bed.  £800 for two people

Langford

Breathtaking views, large double bed. £449 single, £325pp double (a camp bed can be provided)

Rowberrow

Commanding the same stunning views as Langford this room is huge and could easily take a camp bed if required. £449 single, £325pp double

Rickford

A delightful cosy room, snug and quiet. £425 single, £300pp double (a camp bed can be put next to the window is required)

(see gallery below for room photos)

A maximum of 12 spaces are available (2 rooms have already been reserved by previous guests).  To secure your place please use the booking button below to make deposit payment of £150. Balance is due no later than 31st March 2023.  

 

Price includes all yoga classes (props provided but please bring a mat if you have one) meals* as outlined below and a bespoke gift bag to take home.

*vegan/vegetarian food - dietaries can be accommodated.  You are very welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages to accompany your evening meal only please.

 

Suggested Retreat Itinerary:

Friday 20th October

From 3:00pm - Guest arrivals, settle into rooms and explore your surroundings 

4:00pm - Herbal Teas and Proper Coffee accompanied by scrumptious cake whilst you gather and get to know your retreat companions around the cosy roaring fire.

6:pm -  Welcome circle followed by Hatha Yoga

7:45pm - Welcome Drinks served in the morning room followed by nourishing vegan Supper

9pm - Mythical Meditation & Star Gazing with hot cocoa (weather dependent) or Yoga Nidra

Saturday 21st October

8:30am - Morning vibrance, awaken with an energising Vinyasa flow yoga practice

10:45am - Hearty Brunch

1pm - Shinrin Yoku (bathe in the atmosphere of the forest) awaken your senses and experience the multiple healing benefits of the forest

4:30pm - Nutritious Smoothie and re-energising snacks

6:30pm - Yang to Yin practice (combining Hatha yoga and Yin yoga)

7:45pm - Suppertime

 

Sunday 22nd October

8:00am - Pranayama and Meditation

8:30am - Elemental Vinyasa flow yoga (partner yoga will be offered if the group wish)

10am - Brunch followed by Nutrition Talk

12 noon - Creativity Workshop

1:30pm - Closing circle and farewells

(Please note timings and activities may alter slightly depending on weather conditions and the needs of the group. Participation in any of the activities is entirely voluntary, so if you want to skip something, explore your surroundings, simply put your feet up, rest or read a book please know that you are most welcome to do just that.)

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