Spring Yoga Retreat

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th April 2019 

Join me for a long weekend to unwind, relax and let go of your worries. Let the fresh sea air revitalise you, the nourishing food replenish you, and the nurturing yoga restore you. This retreat will help you to slow time, and create space in your body and your mind. The yoga will open up the body, calm the mind, and give you time to rest and recover. Escape to the country for this weekend of nourishment. It's impossible not to relax and unwind in magical Dartmoor where you can stop, breathe and just be.

The venue

In the tiny seaside village on Tresaith, on the coastline of West Wales, this charming home is just a stone's throw away from the beach, coastal path, and waterfall. The grade II listed Georgian house is nested within secluded woodlands, meaning you really are in the heart of nature. The rooms are stylish and luxurious, the bathrooms modern and spotless, and there are spacious kitchen and lounge areas to make yourself at home in.  Eastdown is located close to Totnes, meaning it is easy to find and yet completely idyllic. With alpacas, grazing nearby, easy to access footpaths, and a beautiful peaceful feel throughout, 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.We will use yoga equipment to make the postures as comfortable as possible, and the majority of yoga will be done supine (sitting or lying on the mat). The small group size means you will get more of my time and attention, meaning your needs will be catered for.


The food

Nemia is a much treasured part of this retreat, and her 5 star organic, nutritious and simply delicious food will leave you feeling nourished and replenished. Catering for gluten, diary, wheat and refined-sugar-free diets, 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 (dairy and non-dairy) 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 swim in the sea are all welcome here! You are free to do as little or as much of the schedule as you like.

Check out an example schedule here. This will be confirmed nearer the time. 

Bedrooms and pricing

Shared room, shared bathroom - £335 per person 

Twin room, shared bathroom - £365 per person (£550 single occupancy) 

A deposit of £125 is required to secure your place. Once you have submitted your booking form by clicking on the button below, Mel 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*


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 our 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

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