3 - 6th October 2019
Bala Brook, Dartmoor, UK
Looking for a gloriously refreshing mid-autumn yoga retreat? As we wind down from summer days in to autumnal beauty we are given the opportunity to stop, reflect, and return to earth with this blissful yoga retreat with Yogafurie.
Set in the naturally stunning grounds of Bala Brook in Dartmoor National Park, this retreat offers you the gift of recharge, self care, and coming back to earth. Expect to feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to settle in to the night time of our seasons. Enjoy the final autumnal month with a tailored yoga practice, meditations, a sound bath and plenty of hearty food in a wonderful corner of the UK.
On offer are a variety of accommodation options that all share the simple, eclectic and peaceful nature of Bala Brook Retreat Centre.
Whether you are coming along with a friend, a loved one or flying solo, there are comfortable accommodation options to suit everyone’s needs. And you can add an en-suite option for extra privacy if you would like!
Read below for everything included in the cost of the retreat:
- 3 nights accommodation.
- 2 physical yoga sessions each day (1 on the day we leave).
- A guest expert will visit us to provide us with a sound bath!
- Optional early morning meditations.
- Optional daytime yoga workshop.
- 2 glorious practice spaces; the sunny Yoga & Meditation Studio and the Shradda, an art studio perfect for sunrise meditations.
- Hearty brunch and dinner every day (dinner on arrival day and brunch on the last day). You won’t go hungry!
- Complimentary tea, coffee and healthy, tasty snacks available throughout the day.
- Access to the Library, a quiet seating area with plenty to read on most every spiritual topic.
All meals are vegetarian with a lot of vegan options, if you have any other specific dietary requirements we are more than happy to cater for them. Please let us know as soon as you book in if you do have dietary requirements.
Sinead is one of the lead instructors at Yogafurie and assists on Yogafurie’s Accredited Yoga and Hot Yoga Teacher Training Course. An experienced teacher with sound knowledge of both the yogic tradition and the human anatomy. She is passionate about a variety of yoga styles and practices and seeks to share them in a way that is accessible for all, whether you’re a beginner to yoga or a seasoned practitioner.
On this retreat you will be shown how to deepen your yoga practice to suit your needs and develop your yoga in the way you’d like to. You will discover a variety of new ways to approach the physical practice of yoga, and a host of meditation, breath and relaxation practices. You’re sure to discover new practices that can benefit you in your everyday life.
Throughout the retreat you will be introduced to a host of yoga practices. In the optional early morning sessions you can expect to learn and explore meditations, pranayamas (breath practices) and more. For the physical practice you’ll be working with vinyasa, hatha, yin and restorative styles. And of course you’ll find plenty of nourishing and restful yoga nidra.
And don’t worry – although we specialise in hot yoga, this is not a hot yoga retreat! Normal temperature for every practice. You’ll find cosy temperatures in each studio space.
THE SOUND BATH
Sound Baths are on the rise. More and more often people try a sound bath and immediately experience beneficial effects after just one session. On the Saturday evening we will be visited by Aya who will treat us to 1.5 hour sound bath and nidra. This gives plenty of time to dive deep in the healing space of Native American chants, gong, singing bowls, drums, and Yoga Nidra.
Aya received training in Sound Healing by the ANSU School of Sound & Tribal Healing Arts and has been delivering regular sessions in Bristol for the last three years. People often say that her sessions stand out comparing with other sound baths they tried. Aya is a vocal improvisation student with Briony Greenhill and has been initiated by the indigenous Native American shamans.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
This location is perfect for exploring nature whilst on this yoga retreat. Going for a short stroll or a longer hike, Bala Brook is situated in Dartmoor National Park and on the edge of the open moor. There are thirty five acres of delightful gardens, fields, mature oak trees and woodland adjoining the waterfalls of Bala Brook, which tumbles down to join the river Avon. They also have a resident flock of Hebridean sheep.
Within the grounds there is plenty to explore and see. If you would like to venture further there is information provided at the retreat location as to great walks to do and places to see.
You can expect an extra optional workshop on the Saturday afternoon.
HOW TO GET HERE
Travel isn’t included in the cost of the holiday. Travel to Bala Brook can be quite simple by car or by train. We can offer all information at time of booking or you may request this ahead of booking if necessary.
We promote car pooling on our retreats so please let us know if you do not have a mode of transport or are looking for someone to share petrol costs with.
Book yourself in for some me time in a room to yourself.
Add an en-suite for extra privacy.
Whether sharing with a loved one, friend or family member Bala Brook has a room perfect for you.
Add an en-suite for extra privacy.
HAVE A QUESTION?
Contact Ed or Sinead at email@example.com with any questions or queries.
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
You can pay the entire price in one. Or you can pay in two stages – a deposit of 50% secures your booking, and then the full balance must be paid by September 3rd 2019.
If you need to cancel your deposit is not refundable. If you paid the entire amount upfront and you cancelled more than 1 month before the event, then 50% is not refundable. If for whatever reason you do need to cancel, then simply contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.