Summer Yoga Retreat
Dates 2019 tbc
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.
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.
The focus on this retreat will be to explore the gentle yet healing powers of yoga at a slower pace. We will explore yin yoga, a form of deep, slow stretching, with restorative yoga, a form of softening and releasing muscular tension. Our morning sessions will include pranayama (breathing exercises designed to bring more energy into the body) and meditation (to calm and ease the mind). In the afternoons we will practice restorative yoga, to reduce stress and anxiety, with yoga nidra, a highly relaxing form of meditation practice.
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.
Our host and chef Linda puts the heart of home-cooking into healthy and delicious food. From creamy vegan porridge, scrambled eggs/tofu, roasted tomatoes, sourdough bread, fresh fruit salads, smoothies, tea and coffee, our brunch is sure to set us up for the day. Lunch will be soup, bread, avocado and salad, keeping you feeling light yet indulged, and we will relax after the evening yoga with a fantastic vegan/vegetarian feast.
All food will be vegetarian, as well as free from gluten and refined sugar, but by no means will you feel deprived. Leave the retreat feeling truly nourished and well, and with lots of new recipe ideas and inspiration to take home
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 yoga as you like.
Check out an example schedule here. This will be confirmed nearer the time.
Bedrooms and pricing
These costs include 3 nights accommodation, all yoga sessions and all meals.
Double 4 poster bed, ensuite bathroom - £450 per person
Twin room with double beds, ensuite - £450 per person
Double bed, shared bathroom - £425 per person
Twin room, shared bathroom - £425 per person
*If you are coming alone and do not wish to share a room, a single supplement of £95 will be charged, subject to room availability.
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 February 2019 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).