Yoga and Transformational Breath Retreat, 42 acres, Somerset

Friday 7th July – Sunday 9th July 2017

42-acres-outside-700-pixJoin us in beautiful Somerset this July for a 3 day luxury retreat combining nourishing and energising yoga and meditation with the powerful healing of Transformational Breath. 42 Acres is a stunning, 10 bedroom farmhouse set in 42 acres of woodland, perfect to get away from the craziness of life in London. It’s been built as a dedicated retreat venue so there are beautiful spaces for yoga inside and out.

All meals are provided by the in house chef, Mark Mabon, who has 20 years experience of cooking world foods, baking organic breads and draws on deep practical knowledge of the cleansing properties of healing whole foods, and nourishing properties of organic recipes. We’ll also be arranging for massage therapists to be available for deeply relaxing massages and bodywork.

Everything is hand-made from fresh ingredients in the relaxed, sunny atmosphere of the farm kitchen at 42 acres. To support the transformative process, we offer gluten free, vegetarian recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and any food intolerances are always catered for.

Herbal teas, healthy snacks will be available throughout the day and evenings.

Accommodation options range from Dormitories to Twin’s and Single rooms (ensuite options available) with luxury linen and towels provided. The centre has several communal spaces including a library and a meeting and reading space.

£375.00 for a luxurious dorm room (max 3 people to room)
£445.00 for twin room sharing
£645.00 for double room single occupancy (£890.00 for double occupancy of double room)
£670.00 for King room single occupancy (£1200.00 for double occupancy of King room)
£795.00 for Master Super King suite (£1250.00 for double occupancy of master suite)

This includes accommodation for 2 nights, 3 days of retreat activities, and all delicious food and snacks. Travel to the Somerset is not included.

Optional extras include massages which must be pre-booked

PROPOSED SCHEDULE – this is subject to change slightly

7th – 9th JULY 2017

2pm Arrivals and Lunch
3pm – 5.30pm Welcome and Introduction to Transformational Breathing
6pm Dinner
7.30pm – 8.30pm Yoga Nidra and Meditation

7.30am Breakfast smoothie
8am – 9.30am Dynamic yoga with Ann
9.30am – 10.30am Breakfast
10.30am – 1 pm Transformational Breathing session
1 pm – 2 pm Lunch
2 pm – 5.00pm Free time/Pre-booked massages
5.00pm – 6.30pm Yin/Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
7pm onwards Dinner

7.30am Breakfast smoothie
8am – 10am Dynamic yoga with Ann
1030am – 1130am Brunch
11.30am – 1.30pm Free time/Massages
1.30pm – 3pm Breathing practice
3pm – 4pm Light tea
4pm – 5pm Yoga and leaving ceremony
5.30pm Departures

THE BREATHING – Aimee Hartley

Aimee Hartley, founder The Breathing Room and co-founder of Inspiration Space, will take you on a powerful journey with your breath. You will learn and experience the deep healing benefits of Transformational Breath and practice a variety of conscious breath exercises to use in every day life. This can help you let go of any unhealthy breathing habits, such as breath holding, shallow breathing and over breathing and release both physical and emotional tension from the body. This can dramatically shift the way you feel in your body and bring higher states of awareness to the mind.

The retreat programme is developed in a careful way so you will have all the tools, knowledge and experience to develop your own practice of this deeply healing breath-work.

Aimee studied and qualified as a Transformational Breath Facilitator and Workshop leader with Dr Judith Kravitz, Founder of Transformational Breath Foundation, in Italy and the US. She currently offers Transformational Breath private and corporate workshops in London.

THE YOGA – Ann Pidcock

Ann Pidcock, will be teaching you a dynamic, heartfelt, creative Vinyasa Flow in the mornings and a more restorative routine in the late afternoon, sharing some of her favourite Yoga Nidras in the evenings to ensure you have a good night’s sleep. Her original teacher training was 500 hours BWY with Danny DeVille. She has since sought out wisdom from many wonderful teachers, adding texture and depth to this foundation. Her interest in how the body moves is largely influenced by her work in dance, whereas the breathing, asana and esoteric elements stem from her education in Yoga and its rich history of ideas and styles.

Ann trained in restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater and is a certified ‘Relax and Renew’ teacher. She is a certified Believing whole heartedly that being able to access this profoundly restful state is deeply important to being healthy human beings. It works in harmony with her more flow based teachings and fits well with embracing all necessary aspects of wellness.


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