Spring Yoga Retreat

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th April 2019 

Join me for a weekend away in the country and deepen your yoga practice whilst restoring the senses. The yoga will open up the body, calm the mind, and give you time to rest and recover.  It's impossible not to relax and unwind in magical Dartmoor where you can stop, breathe and just be.


The venue

Hidden away in a valley in Dartmoor, Eastdown is a simple and peaceful place to retreat. Located close to Totnes, Eastdown is just a short hop from the M5 meaning it is easy to find and yet remains completely idyllic. With alpacas grazing nearby, easy to access footpaths, and a beautiful peaceful feel both indoors and out, there's a good reason that Eastdown is called the breathing space! With an original thatched roof and charming wooden furniture throughout, your stay here will leave you feeling truly rested.


The yoga 

The focus on this retreat will be to nurture and nourish every level of our being. Enjoy hatha yoga in the morning, and a mixture of yin and restorative yoga  in the afternoon, as well as deeply relaxing yoga nidra practices and the option to join us for an early morning silent walk.

All levels are welcome to this retreat, including those new to yoga. The small group size means you will get more of my time and attention, and we will explore how yoga philosophy can help us take our practice 'off the mat', and support us in our everyday lives. 


The food

Nemia is a much treasured part of this retreat, and her 5 star mostly organic, nutritious and simply delicious food will leave you feeling nourished and replenished. Catering for gluten, diary, wheat and refined-sugar-free diets (on request), Nemia prepares all meals from scratch, with love. From energy balls on arrival, early morning snacks, an amazing brunch including eggs, porridge, scrambled tofu, fresh fruits, granolas, yoghurt (non-dairy available on request) and a range of tea and coffee, lunches of soups and salads and bread, and vegan and vegetarian dinners good enough to convert any meat eater, not to mention her famous desserts, Nemia truly puts the nourish into this retreat.


The Schedule

The aim on this retreat is to slow ourselves down. I encourage you to let yourself move at the pace of your body. You may be surprised by how tired you really are, so afternoon naps, relaxing with a book, or enjoying a stroll in the fresh air are all welcome here. You are free to do as little or as much of the schedule as you like. We will have a massage therapist joining us on retreat at an additional cost, so why not make the most of this time to nourish yourself deeply?

Check out an example schedule here. This is subject to change, and you will be sent an updated schedule nearer the time.

Bedrooms and pricing

These costs include 2 nights accommodation, all yoga sessions and all meals. 

Shared room, shared bathroom - £325 per person 

Twin room, shared bathroom - £350 per person*

*If you are coming alone and do not wish to wish a room, you may be able to purchase a single room at £445

A deposit of £125 is required to secure your place. Once you have submitted your booking form by clicking on the button below, I will be in contact to arrange payment.

Please note travel, insurance and treatments (where relevant) are not included in these prices.

*Early bird discount - book before 1st DECEMBER 2018 and receive £25 off*



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

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive more information from me regarding what to bring, dietary requirements, travel, and more, 6-8 weeks before the retreat. Please do contact me if you have any queries or questions regarding this retreat.

Please see full terms and conditions here. It is highly recommended you take out insurance for the retreat, just as you would for a holiday - see terms and conditions for full details.

Terms and conditions

 

A retreat can be wonderfully relaxing, allowing you time to focus on yourself and taking away the every day stresses of life. However retreats can also be times of emotional release, as slowing down often offers the chance for reflection and contemplation. It is recommended that you slow down before your retreat if possible, and also allow yourself time to return to the everyday world, perhaps taking an extra day off work if you can, and avoiding making any unnecessary social engagements or obligation. 

It is good to prepare for all weathers, especially when retreating in the UK! For this reason, I recommend wellies and/or walking boots, waterproof clothes, comfy warm socks and slippers, a warm jumper or two, hat and gloves, sunscreen, and swimming clothes (when relevant).

Prepare for your retreat