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Spring 2023 Retreat

NOURISH + RESTORE SPRING RETREAT

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th March 2023

Tall John's House

Brecon Beacons

I invite you to indulge in this precious chance to press pause, unwind, reset and vacate daily life.

This exclusive two night retreat will honour and celebrate the arrival of Spring, the glorious season of growth and new beginnings.
As the season coaxes us out of hibernation, we will take an awakening and restorative journey, empowering you to harmonise with this time of great natural beauty. 
A mindfully curated combination of nutritious food, healing yoga, scenic country walks, like-minded company and time to yourself aims to

Spring clean your body, mind and soul, leaving you feeling grounded, nourished, tranquil and reconnected with the natural world.

Although not required, you are welcome to hand in your phone or switch it off for a digital detox.

WHAT TO EXPECT

ACCOMODATION + LOCATION

Tall John's House is a stunning Georgian Manor House set within a secluded valley in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

 The house is set back from a country road, offering total tranquillity away from noise and light pollution.

From the house you can enjoy breath taking views of the varied and stunning landscape, which boasts mountains, rolling hills, farmland,
wildlife, trees and water.

There are five bedrooms in the Manor House itself, which are all decorated to a high standard, while remaining sympathetic to the
historic, quirky charm of the house.

Across the lawn there are two cottages with additional bedrooms, also very well maintained and decorated to reflect the charm
of this peaceful country estate.

All bedrooms are unique, and therefore are priced accordingly.

PRICE GUIDE FOR ROOMS

*FULLY BOOKED* Large + Luxurious Ensuite King Room - Single Occupancy £565

*FULLY BOOKED*Large + Luxurious Ensuite King Room - Double Occupancy (shared with a friend) £425 per person

Mid Range Ensuite Double/King Room - Single Occupancy £540

Mid Range Ensuite Double/King Room - Double Occupancy (shared with a friend) £400 per person

Mid Range Ensuite Single Room £510

Cosy Double Room with shared bathroom (sharing with just one other room) £500

Cosy Single Room with shared bathroom (sharing with just one other room) £465

YOGA

A harmonising combination of slow flow and soothing yin yoga aim to nourish, restore and bring balance to your body, mind and soul.

Your daily yoga practices will interweave breathwork, meditation, poetry, philosophy and seasonal anecdotes, offering you a truly immersive and inspirational experience.

My teaching style is slow, considered and creative, with an emphasis on breath, relaxation, and mindfulness.
I aim to create a non-judgemental and inclusive space where you feel empowered to bespoke your practice according to your needs by encouraging a moment-by-moment awareness of your own body and mind.

All yoga classes will be open level and beginners are more than welcome to attend.

All yoga classes will take place in the barn which we will have exclusive access to during our weekend together.

Please bring your own yoga mat.

Yoga blocks, bricks, straps and blankets will be provided, but feel free to bring your own props if you know what you like to practice with.

Please make me aware of any injuries or limitations to your practice both upon booking and when the retreat starts.

FOOD + DRINK

All meals will be lovingly prepared by our own private chef. Food will be locally sourced, nutritious, plant-based and scrumptious!

Please let me know if you have any dietary requirements or allergies upon booking so we can do our best to accommodate.

All meals will be served in the exquisite dining room in the Manor House.

Even though this retreat is alcohol free, there will be a huge variety of herbal teas and other refreshments to enjoy during your stay.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

3PM WELCOME
Introductions and opening circle. Meet in the drawing room in the Manor House

4PM SETTLE
Time to settle into rooms. Chill with a tea

5PM YOGA
Combining flow and Yin to energise, yet calm and ground you. Meet in the barn

7PM DINNER

Enjoy a delicious, plant-based, two course dinner together. Meet in the dining room

8:30PM FREE TIME

Time for star gazing, chilling with new friends, watching a movie, reading, journaling or getting an early night

SATURDAY

8AM MORNING FLOW YOGA

A slow, yet energising flow class to set you up for the day ahead. Meet in the barn

9:30AM BREAKFAST

Enjoy a delicious, plant-based breakfast together. Meet in the dining room

10:30AM WALK

Meet outside the Manor House to embark on a guided group walk to explore the local area, take in the stunning scenery and varied wildlife while bonding with new friends.
There will be time for a short stop for refreshments, meditation, contemplation and conversation.

2PM LUNCH

Enjoy a nutritious, plant-based lunch together. Meet in the dining room

3PM FREE TIME

 Explore, play, relax, sleep, contemplate, meditate, chat... BE!

5PM EVENING YIN YOGA

Snuggle up for an extended practice of Yin yoga. Meet in the barn

7PM DINNER

Enjoy a delicious, plant-based, two course dinner together. Meet in the dining room

8:30PM FREE TIME

Time for star gazing, chilling together or alone, watching a movie, reading, journaling or getting an early night

SUNDAY

10AM CHECKOUT OF ROOM

A later start for a lie in or free time to enjoy the grounds before our final day together

10:30AM BRUNCH

Enjoy a delicious, hearty plant-based brunch together. Meet in the dining room

12PM YOGA

A gentle and slow practice to nurture the body, calm the mind and feed the soul. Meet in the barn
 

2PM CLOSING CIRCLE + GOODBYES

Time to reflect on our time together

3PM RETREAT ENDS

But there is no reason why you can't explore the local area longer. Go for a walk, a drive or find a country pub to enjoy some lunch with new friends.

Allow yourself to bathe in that delicious retreat feeling for as long as possible rather than immediately jumping back on the carousel of life.

WHAT TO BRING
 

A yoga mat

Yoga clothes and layers

Suitable clothing and footwear for walking. Please check the weather forecast when packing.

A flask for our walk and yoga. Make sure it is suitable for hot drinks and for carrying in your bag if you'd like to bring a warm drink out with you

A bag to bring on our walk

Something to sit on during our walk

A journal and pen

An open mind and heart

TRANSPORT

Transport costs are not included in the retreat fee, however, free parking is available at the house.

If you do not drive, Abergavenny train station is a 20 minute taxi ride away.
Alternatively I can do my best to arrange a car share with another participant. Equally, if you are driving and would be happy to give someone a lift, please let me know. This would be an enormous help.

Even your journey to the house should be wonderful!
As you enter Monmouth and the Brecon Beacons you will get to enjoy quiet country roads, rolling hills and stunning scenery!

BOOKING

A non-refundable deposit of £120 is required to secure your place. If you intend to share a room with a friend please add two deposits to your order.
 

Once your deposit is paid I will contact you to confirm which kind of bedroom you would like (subject to availability), and arrange payment of the remaining balance. This can be made in either one or two payments via bank transfer.
Balance must be paid in full at least one month before the retreat.


PLEASE NOTE In the event that you can no longer attend, your booking is only transferable if someone can take your place.

Please do not hesitate to CONTACT ME  if you have any questions. I would love to hear from you.