fri 31st Aug - mon 3rd sept 2018

Mel is delighted to return for our annual Rest and Restore retreat at this very special time of year. As we slowly transition from summer into autumn, this retreat offers us the perfectly opportunity to create time and space in our lives to embrace the changing season and to reflect on how we want to move forward in our lives. With a a maximum of 12 guests, this retreat offers a friendly, safe environment in which you can move closer to uncovering your true nature.

The yoga

Mel is delighted to share the practices which have brought her so much joy and peace. From restorative yoga to take the body out of high stress mode, to slow long stretchs to work deeply with long held tensions, and plenty of soulful yoga nidras, this retreat promises to boost your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Each morning after breakfast we will explore gentle yet powerful yoga practices including simple meditations and gentle yin and yang yoga. In the late afternoon we will use more restorative yoga practices designed to take the body and brain out of high stress, and into a state of complete relaxation. There will be 2 - 3 yoga nidras each day, and with free time in the afternoons you can read, walk or simply catch up on sleep.

Although the yoga practices themselves are gentle and kind to the body, they are incredibly powerful. By creating the time and space for ourselves to find deep, nurturing rest, we are able to reduce tension in the body and mind, enabling ourselves to see more clearly, feel more calm, and be able to move from summer to autumn in a mindful way.

The food

The food at Hawkwood is mostly organic, mostly local, and totally delicious! You certainly won't go hungry on this retreat as we start the day with a delicious breakfast including scrambled and boiled eggs, a variety of toast including sourdough, cereals and muesli, fruit, and a selection of organic tea and  coffee. Lunch and dinner are home-cooked with love, and include meat and vegetarian offerings, and the quality of the ingredients will boost and support your digestion.

Hawkwood is the home of a local community agriculture group, and many of the vegetables, fruits and salads are grown in their own gardens. Dessert range from famous local ‘Winstons’ ice-creams, homemade cakes and fruit. All diets can be catered for, including vegan and gluten free, please make this clear when you book.


Non-residential (breakfast not included) - £290

Shared room, shared bathroom -  £350

Single room, shared bathroom  £410

This stunning location, prepare your body and mind to move into a new season, and leave feeling restored, relaxed, and aware of your full potential. No prior experience of yoga or meditation required – this is course is accessible to all. Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket, and any yoga props you may have if possible. If you don't have equipment, don't worry - just let Mel know by contacting her here.

Mel gave us a well thought out programme alongside a philosophical, informed approach in a beautiful relaxed venue. Thank you.
— Annie