Autumn Yoga Retreat
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October 2022
Maximum 12 spaces available
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.
Guest reflections following the Spring Equinox Retreat held at this venue in March 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. "
"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."
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.
Each one of the gorgeous bedrooms (see below for more photos) 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 super-king for two to share.
£525 - four poster room with private facilities (only 1 available)
£449 single occupancy in a double room bathroom (5 available)
£399 per person double occupancy in a twin room (2 available)
There is also the option to add a put you up bed in two of the rooms - please contact me if this is your preferred option.
A maximum of 12 spaces are available. To secure your place please use the booking button above.
Priority for room allocation will be given to those paying in full and strictly on a first come first served basis. If booking a shared room please contact me should you wish to pay separately.
Price includes all yoga classes (props provided but please bring a mat) meals* as outlined below and a bespoke gift bag to take home.
*vegan/vegetarian food provided - dietaries can be accommodated. You are very welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages to be accompany your evening meal only please.
Suggested Retreat Itinerary:
Friday 21st October
From 3:00pm - Guest arrivals, settle into rooms and explore your surroundings
4:00pm - Tea/Coffee and scrumptious cake served in the morning room - around the fire if it's cool.
6:pm - welcome circle followed by Yin Yoga
7:45pm - Welcome Drinks served in the morning room followed by supper
9pm - Meditation & Star Gazing with hot cocoa or Yoga Nidra
Saturday 22nd October
8:30am - Morning Vinyasa flow yoga
10:30 am - Hearty Brunch
Free time - or join us for a woodland walk.
3:00pm - Workshop style yoga - we will explore a specific asana or pranayama in keeping with the theme
4:30pm - Tea/coffee and pastries or more scrumptious cake
6:30pm - Yin Yoga
7:45pm - Supper
Sunday 22nd October
8:30am - Vinyasa flow yoga
10am - Breakfast
11:30am - closing circle and farewells.
12:30pm - departures
(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.)