Somerset Weekend Retreat Summer 2020

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Somerset Weekend Retreat – Summer 2020

A weekend of Yoga and Mindfulness is on offer at our Somerset Weekend Retreat  2020
Friday 31 July, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August 2020


The Somerset Weekend Retreat


Jake and Jasmin  will run 8 sessions to help develop and deepen your practice. With two workshops on self practise, philosophy and Q&As. To help create a reflective and open friendly environment, there will be a mixture of silence and conversation times throughout the weekend.

Mindfulness includes seated meditation, gentle movements and lying down practises. These will help to develop greater awareness of the body and to gain more perspective on our emotions and thoughts. The Yoga sessions include guided asana and pranayama. With slow flowing sequences, building stronger and deeper holds, suitable for different levels of ability.  Each practise will help to nurture the body and still the mind in preparation for Yoga Nidra or Restorative Yoga.


A tranquil, stylish and unique spot which 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 an 140-acre arable farm in Somerset. Accommodation consists of 8 en-suite bedrooms, arranged as a mixture of twins and doubles. Heating and hot water is supplied by biomass technology,  electricity by solar technology and all of the water around the site is fed by a natural spring.

With an open plan kitchen, dining area and library, with an upper mezzanine.  Beautiful roof lighting into the studio, where the Yoga and Meditation 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.


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Booking details


The £350 fee includes all sessions, rooms and full board. Accommodation is in newly built rooms, each with its own unique style, all with en-suite facilities. The rooms are for two people sharing, and  options for single occupancy at an additional fee of £75 per room. Homemade cooked food is provided for the duration of the stay. It’s a meat free weekend – with wholesome tasty vegetarian and vegan options. Plus light refreshments and snacks available during the weekend retreat.

Please book here. The retreat is available for up to 12 students. If you have any questions about the weekend, please email us. For those of you driving we highly recommend stopping off at Gloucester Services en-route. Which has its very own farm shop, a perfect rest stop on your journey.


  • FRIDAY Arrival from 3pm. Introduction to the weekend, time to explore and settle.
    Evening Meal 6:30/7:00pm
    Bedtime Yoga Nidra / Meditation 9pm to 9.30pm
    Light Breakfast 7am – 8am
    Morning Meditation & Yoga 9am – 10:30am
    Brunch 10:30 – 11:00
    Mid Morning Workshop  11:00 – 12:30
    Lunch 12:45 – 1:45
    Afternoon Workshop 2:00 – 3:30pm
    Break 3:30 – 4:00pm
    Late afternoon Yoga & Pranayama 4:00 – 5:30pm
    Evening Meal 6:30/7:00pm
    Bedtime Yoga Nidra / Meditation 9pm to 9.30pm
    Light Breakfast 7am – 8am
    Morning Meditation & Yoga  9am – 10:30am
    Break 10:30 – 11:00
    Depart by 12:30 or stay for lunch and depart by 2:00pm

The teachers

Jasmin Bahia has practised Yoga since 1998 and student of Zen since 2007. She is a Practitioner Psychologist and Director of Bahia Yoga. She has studied and trained in both Classical Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. Jasmin is also a teacher of Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga and Pranayama.

Jake Dartington has practised Meditation since 1995, following a three year teacher training with Christina Feldman he has taught retreats at Gaia House since 2007. Jake has also trained in Mindfulness teacher with Bangor University, and regularly teaches Mindfulness for Stress Reduction to individuals and organisations. A former college teacher he has masters degrees in Buddhist Studies and Philosophy, Jake has also completed a 200 hour Yoga teacher training programme.


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