The retreats take place at the beautiful retreat centre, Eden Rise with a yoga studio that looks out over the rolling Devon hills.
The Yoga weekend will offer you a chance to deepen your yoga practise, explore meditation, relax in 7 acres of beautiful countryside and enjoy delicious food lovingly made by Charlotte.
An outline of the weekend
The retreat begins at around 3pm on Friday and ends around 3pm on Sunday – to allow time to get to Devon and back – often from London.
The first Yoga class is on Friday evening at 5pm. There will be Yoga Nidra – deep relaxation after dinner.
On Saturday morning there is meditation followed by Hatha Yoga class. There is the option for a fresh juice in the morning followed by breakfast feast after the class.
After the class there is free time where there are options for walks, visiting Totnes where there is often a Saturday market as well as many independent shops and cafes. You may prefer to have a massage or a sauna at Eden Rise or just do nothing and enjoy a leisurely lunch.
The next class starts at 5pm. This class combines Hatha Yoga with Restorative Yoga. It is followed by dinner and an evening activity – often another yoga nidra session is offered, sometimes a fire and singing outside. Some people choose to go to sleep as the process of slowing down can bring about a sense of how much rest our bodies need. All activities are options.
On Sunday again we begin with meditation and Yoga practise followed by breakfast, free time, followed by a final yoga class 12.30 – 1.30 and lunch. Then there is a final chance for tea and cake before carriages home!!
The Yoga is Hatha Yoga offering a balance of asanas – physical postures, pranayama – breath work and meditation. Classes are for mixed levels with options for all. The classes will be strengthening, reenergising and nourishing with dynamic and restorative yoga sessions and you can follow your own rhythm. The classes are set amidst the Devon hills – looking across the horizon with amazing views from the yoga studio.
No previous experience is necessary.
More about the weekend
Previous participants comment on how the moment you arrive at Eden Rise there is a sense of relaxation and feeling of being ‘at home’. We do also welcome you with tea and cake which may add to the warm welcome!
As you walk in May there are the bluebells and little woodland seats set amongst the trees where you can stop every few yards, should you wish, and take in the beautiful surroundings and views. The owners of Eden Rise have made many beautiful additions to the natural beauty of the place to make your stay extra special and unique.
When not in the yoga studio or relaxing in nature you will be treated to wonderful organic food lovingly made by Charlotte. All meals are included. All meals will be organic and vegetarian. Please do advise when booking of any dietary needs.
To book your place or for more info email Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org for a booking form.
Costing – £240 early bird if booked and deposit paid before 30th March and £270 if after. This includes all yoga and meditation classes, accommodation, use of wooden sauna and three meals a day of delicious organic food cooked by the wonderful Charlotte. Many students I’m sure return for the delights of Charlotte’s cuisine! Massage is also bookable as an extra.