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Our vegan micro retreats are intended as an introduction to a mindful, healthy life style. Vegan food,
The retreat features:
Switch off your phones and electric devices. Spend time with yourself.
This retreat includes short periods of silence each day, meaning staying silent and internal. This quiet time will allow us to be present for our thoughts, intentions and our practice.
A long weekend. Arrive Friday evening, depart Monday morning.
£1,125 for a group of three in our large Master Room, sharing bathroom.
£555 alone in a large double room or £795 for a couple. Share bathrooms.
£675 alone in a suite or £950 for a couple. Exclusive use of the bathroom (or £1,950 and £2,250 if booked in 2017).
Through transformative silence, meditative movement and cleansing diet we will investigate embodied awareness on this retreat in order to sense within, connect with the body and travel on the breath out into the world.
On this retreat, we will also visit nearby sites of natural beauty and historical interest
Your guide on this retreat is Gertrud. She comes to this from her background as an international athlete, a massage therapist and Reiki practitioner. She is guided by her passion for and ongoing studies of non-dual eastern wisdom traditions.
Although the practice incorporates elements of yoga asanas, this is not a yoga class. This is a unique approach to embodied spiritual practice. It is not a yoga holiday, nor a spa wellness retreat. This is an invitation to establish a rich, soulful personal connection to your yoga and meditation:
The focus of the practice is on the breath, movement follows the breath, and mindfulness is the tool to bring awareness to our physical and emotional edges. This is the place where divinity arises. The aim of the practice is to lead retreatants to listen to their own bodies and feel into what works for them.
Physically, the practice tones the vagus nerve (Polyvagal Theory) through use of deep diaphragmatic breathing. A toned vagus nerve improves digestion, ability to self-regulate when anxious, heart health, mental health and more.
Metaphysically, our spiritual and emotional core is strengthened by grounding to earth energy and by re-connecting to our internal source of nourishment. As our connection to source strengthens, the Ego is able to relax and can allows us to investigate within.
Gertrud uses common yoga postures from her own (Hatha) yoga practice. She is inspired by Erich Schiffmann's concept of "working the edge". She uses her own background and experience of energy phenomena, engaging the visual mind and sound frequencies to build up a practice of self-care and of internal massage at a cellular level.
In addition to the 2 daily sessions, we will enjoy wild swimming and a stunning location. Yobaba Lounge is known for its stylish accommodation and exceptional vegetarian food (much of it raw and all of it sugar, gluten and dairy free).
The retreat is intended for all those in need of rejuvenation, rest and relaxation, and those who are seeking a more mystical connection to their existing yoga and meditation practice. Nevertheless, it is suitable for beginners or those already proficient in either yoga or meditation.
Airport transfers are not included, but we will assist in liaison between guests to arrange shared taxis to and from point of arrival and departure. Price guideline for airport transfer:
Please confirm if you would like to book a massage treatments. Price guidelines:
You are welcome to add additional nights to the end of your stay. Please advise us during the online payment process and we will confirm availability and cost.
Arrive from 3pm on first day, and depart after breakfast on the last day of the retreat.
Structure of the day (a guideline only, actual timetable will be provided on retreat):
7am-8am Coffee, teas or chai in silence
8am - 9:15am Morning self-practice (Guided by Gertrud - meditative movement on the breath)
10am - 11am Raw green smoothies and breakfast. Silence ends at noon.
Noon-1:30pm Light lunch
2pm-6pm Optional excursion on one day to local site of interest.
7:30pm -8:30pm Dinner
The house was renovated using low-toxin and natural materials.
Guests with cat allergies need to be aware that cats visit our garden from neighboring properties, but are not permitted in the house.
Many of our meals incorporate nuts, including peanuts.
Please read our retreat terms and conditions before booking.