Somerset Weekend Retreat – October 2021
Somerset Weekend Retreat – October 2021
Join us for a weekend of Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness, at our Somerset Weekend Retreat 2021 – Friday 1 October, Saturday 2, Sunday 3, and Monday 4 October.
Enjoy a restful Somerset weekend retreat, offering Hatha yoga and contemplative practices of mindfulness, meditation, journaling. With delicious home-cooked food, there’s plenty of space with 8 acres of gardens and 8 ensuite rooms. The price for this retreat is £565 per person.
Somerset Weekend Retreat 2021
YOGA, MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS
This 3 night Somerset weekend is offering you a space to nurture your practice. Jake and Jasminder provide a mixture of physical and mind-based practices. Focussing on traditional and contemporary Hatha Yoga. With mantra and pranayama (guided breathing techniques). Guided meditation and journaling practices, and philosophical discussions, and input from both teachers.
To help create a reflective and open-friendly environment, there will be a mixture of silence and conversation times throughout the weekend.
It’s a tranquil, stylish, and unique spot that is perfect to escape the stresses of everyday life. Clayhill Arts Centre is situated 4 miles outside of the historic market town of Bridgwater, in the heart of a 140-acre arable farm in Somerset. Heating and hot water are supplied by biomass technology, electricity by solar technology, and all of the water around the site is fed by a natural spring.
The accommodation consists of 8 en-suite bedrooms, arranged as a mixture of twins and doubles. Each room has its own tea and coffee-making facilities and an outdoor seating area.
With an open plan kitchen, dining area, and library, with an upper mezzanine. Beautiful roof lighting into the studio, where yoga, meditation, and mindfulness will take place. Surrounded by open windows and plenty of natural light, you’ll be able to absorb the scenery and local landscape. With four interlinking barns, there’s plenty of room and space for quiet time, exploration and development.
Homemade-cooked food is provided for the duration of the stay. It’s a meat-free weekend – with wholesome tasty vegetarian and vegan options laid out for you buffet-style. If you are feeling peckish, there’s light refreshments, hot drinks, and fruits throughout the trip
The yoga retreat classes will be between 1.5 – 2.5 hours long, some of which will be workshop-style to help you explore aspects of the practice in more depth. This retreat suits anyone in general good health, who wants to learn more about Yoga. We tailor the sessions to suit individual needs, and our pre-course questionnaire helps to ensure everyone gets something they are looking for out of the retreat.
• A typical Bahia Yoga class is varied (click here) and will include:
• A simple anatomical focus for each session (such as shoulders, hips, spine)
• Clear tips, and guidance, ensuring an accessible pace for various levels of practice
• Deep rest with Yoga Nidra and guided meditation
• The retreat offers practices during the morning, late afternoon, and early evening
Arrivals – Friday from 4 pm with an evening dinner, 7 pm
Departures – Monday after brunch
Additional information about the weekend retreat
The £565 per person fees include all sessions, single room occupancy, and full board. Accommodation is in newly built rooms, each with its own unique style, all with en-suite facilities. Rooms can be shared with a family member or someone in your bubble, please contact us for more information.
Please book here and secure your place via a non-refundable deposit of £150 per person. The remainder is due on 20 September, at the latest. We highly recommend that you source travel insurance appropriate to current times, Should a Covid outbreak mean that the retreat cannot occur, any payments made to Bahia Yoga, will be refunded. Should the retreat be safe to go ahead, but you decide not to attend, and notify us by 22 September, then the non-refundable deposit can be transferred to future retreats or to other services provided by Bahia Yoga, for example, online yoga classes or workshops.