3 Days Well-Being Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Bicester, UK

  • Bicester, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

3 Days Well-Being Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Bicester, UK

  • Bicester, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Countryside Yoga Retreats UK

Adventure Yogi has been running their weekend yoga breaks in that gorgeous Bicester venue since 2010, when it was simply a private family home. Nestled in the Oxfordshire countryside, only one hour from London, and with views of sweeping fields, you will feel like you have stepped out of a busy chaotic life and welcomed in space and comfort to relax and revitalize.

Highlights

  • 2 yoga classes daily
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Guided morning silent walks
  • Rural tranquility by the countryside
  • Access to all yoga equipment
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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The accommodation is a beautiful family-owned stately home that has been refurbished to a beautiful standard stay-in, keeping its original features. There are no en-suite bedrooms because of this.

The rooms are sumptuously decorated to a very high standard. They are all spacious, luxuriously decorated in amazing fabrics, and have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. It has a classic feel so you will feel spoiled yet it also feels homely so you can completely relax and switch off.

The house has a huge, welcoming lounge with cozy sofas and an open fire. The dining room is light and airy with fabulous views of the grounds. There are fascinating paintings and fresh flowers everywhere. Built in 1908, in striking sandstone, it stands grandly at the end of a long drive flanked with lime trees. It is a world away from the everyday and is a place that will leave you feeling relaxed and positive.

It is a family home, a wedding venue, and now a yoga retreat venue, and so it continues to bring people together. It was bought in 1979 by the same family who own it now and have carefully restored the house and manicured its beautiful gardens to its present glory.

The retreat is very private and the yoga studio looks out onto the terrace, gardens, and extensive countryside. It is the perfect place to relax, switch off, and feel that you are being looked after for a relaxing and revitalizing weekend yoga break.

Let this well-being and yoga retreat permeate your inner self. Allow yourself to switch off, unwind, and let go. Take these three days as an opportunity to nourish yourself inside and out. That is what it all takes. You will have reset your inner battery, return to work glowing, and have your colleagues ask you what you did over the weekend!

The silent walk in the morning giving you a chance to wake up slowly in nature is a beautiful way to energize for the day ahead. With two hours of yoga a day, allow yourself the space to process what comes up. With an invigorating walk in the afternoon to blow away the cobwebs and a therapeutic massage to soothe aching muscles, you will feel like you are getting an emotional and physical treatment.

During this retreat, you will have guided silent morning walks to the sunrise to wake up peacefully and slowly, accompanied by early morning hot water and lemon or herbal teas with nut snacks to boost your energy levels pre-yoga. You will have daily morning yoga practice which will energize and awaken sleepy bodies and a variety of types of meditation practice to calm the mind.

In the evening, you will have yoga to unwind and calm with restorative practices, meditation, and yoga Nidra. On Sunday afternoon, you will take a guided walk for an hour in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

Let the food nourish your being. Allow the yoga team of expert teachers help you connect to your inner and most true being to show you where you are in the moment. The yoga retreat starts from 4:00 p.m. on Friday, with the first yoga class starting at 6 p.m. You will then finish at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Sample daily schedule

  • 08:00 Silent walk in the tranquil surrounding countryside
  • 08:30 Morning yoga and meditation class
  • 10:30 Healthy nutritious veggie brunch
  • 11:30 Treatments and relaxation time
  • 13:00 Guided walk on Saturday and free time on Sunday
  • 14:30 Healthy light lunch
  • 15:00 Treatments and relaxation time
  • 17:45 Evening yoga and meditation class
  • 19:50 Delicious vegetarian feast
  • Wenche Krag Beard

    British Wheel of Yoga (Yoga)

    Born in Norway, Wenche (pronounced Venca) is a global yogini with a wanderlust soul living and breathing her love for yoga and life. She trained as a yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2000 and now dedicates her yoga classes and her own yoga practice to the journey of joyful living. In 2014, Wenche created and started her own yoga school in England, Yoga Life Studio, of which its 200-hour yoga teacher training program is accredited by Yoga Alliance UK, where she now shares her knowledge and birthing new yoga teachers into the world.

  • Louise Gillespie-Smith

    Louise has spent time living at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, India, learning Hatha series and living a yogic lifestyle. She has traveled around India learning from different yoga teachers. She also trained to teach Vinyasa flow yoga in the foothills of the Himalayas and trained in trauma sensitive yoga which brings the therapeutic and mindfulness aspect of yoga to help heal sufferers of trauma and stress. Her classes have a strong focus of heart opening, releasing emotions, acceptance, and being present. She teaches a mixture of energizing flow yoga and a slower mindful practice.

This retreat will take place in Bicester, Oxfordshire, England. For a relaxing and sumptuous yoga weekend retreat, join Adventure Yogi in a venue only one hour from London and with easy access from the midlands and the north. It is a great location for everyone. It is also a beautiful part of the world with its rolling hills, scenic canal, and woodlands.

Near Bicester is a family-owned manor house. It is surrounded by the countryside with no neighbors all around. Relax at the retreat, explore the local area on foot, and enjoy the views. The yoga retreat near Bicester is set in a pretty little village in the heart of Oxfordshire. Only 10 minutes from Bicester, less than an hour from London by train, feel as if you have escaped the rat race and surround yourself in sweeping countryside with endless views.

Nearby places

  • Bicester - 10 minutes
  • London - 1 hour

During this retreat, you will be served three daily delicious vegetarian meals. AdventureYogi believes that retreats should be nurturing in every way. So their vitality chefs will create tasty, healthy, vegetarian meals for you from local, seasonal produce. All of the food are gently detoxing and they cater to various dietary preferences. Guests are always impressed by the creative, flavorsome dishes and that is because the food is just as important to as the yoga.

Adventure Yoga's own highly experienced therapists are on hand to soothe away your aches and pains. Choose from an array of wonderful different massages, facials, and Reiki, depending on your retreat and therapists available. These are available for 38 GBP for 30 minutes and 65 GBP for one hour.

  • 2 daily guided silent morning walk
  • 2 delicious veggie or vegan-inspired breakfasts
  • 2 fresh, warming, and healthy vegan style lunch
  • 2 hearty vegan evening meals
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 two-hour evening yoga with restorative practices
  • 2 two-hour morning yoga practices
  • All yoga equipment
  • Early morning hot water and lemon or herbal teas, with nut snacks
  • Service of helpful and friendly staff
  • Wheat, sugar, and dairy-free dessert
  • Travel to and from the venue
  • Treatments

Arrival by train

From London Marylebone station to Bicester North, it takes one hour. Book early for cheaper tickets. It is a comfortable, fast service with no changes. For those coming from other directions, please time your train to arrive and depart around the same time as the recommended trains from London, so that Adventure Yogi can organize taxi share. The retreat is only 15 minutes away and costs about 12 to 20 GBP depending on the day as bank holidays are more expensive.

Adventure Yogi will try and group you together to make the taxi a lower cost for you. Adventure Yogi recommends taking London Marylebone on Friday which departs at 2:43 p.m. and arrives at Bicester North at 3:42 p.m. On Sunday, you could take Bicester North which departs at 4:00 p.m. and arrives at London Marylebone at 5:05 p.m. On Monday, you could take Bicester North which departs at 12:16 p.m. and arrives at London Marylebone at 1:08 p.m.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 56 days before arrival.

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    Review by Jill Ferrie from United Arab Emirates

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    PROS Pros: Yoga teacher, vibes, spiritual aspect, relaxing surroundings.

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  • Review by Alice from United Kingdom
    8 out of 10

    "I had a great weekend retreat in Norfolk. I think it was good value for money: the highlights were our amazing yoga teacher, Chetana. Many of us felt very lucky to have her as she 'lives and breathes' yoga and incorporated the spiritual elements of the practice which we wouldn't normally benefit from in a weekly one-hour yoga class. So that was a real pleasure, and she was so attentive to each individual. A wonderful teacher!I very much enjoyed my hot stone massage with Lucy, who was excellent. The main complaint I have, which others shared with me, was that the retreat advertised a trip to the beach and to the local fort. But there is no way you can participate in these if you have been scheduled for the earliest treatment at 3:30 p.m. I was one of such, but the only one in my yoga group, so I was sad to not be able to join them at the beach (it wouldn't be fair to make one car return early just because of my early treatment time). It turned out that the earliest returnees got back at 4:30 p.m. as the beach is at least 45 minutes drive away with the traffic (advertised as half an hour) and some people ended up missing even later treatments because of this schedule clash. I personally managed to join the other yoga group at the fort, but even that was rushed and I had to march back to the center to be in time- not very relaxing. This scheduling really needs rethinking as many people found this unfair when the trips were advertised elements of the program.Anyway, I only wish for this retreat to be even better for the next guests, as everyone had such a good time overall. The food was wonderful and plentiful, very nourishing, and the chefs were lovely too. The wraps for a packed lunch were a good idea. The yoga was fantastic, the teachers and therapists were wonderful, and the center and its grounds beautiful, so I would really recommend it to others. The Kirtan chanting, group healing and 'trance dance' were wonderful additional elements."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Claire from United Kingdom

    "A relaxing and nourishing retreat for the body and soul in the heart of the countryside. I arrived feeling frazzled and left at the end of the weekend feeling more relaxed than i have felt in ages.The delicious home cooked vegetarian food, relaxing and restoring yoga, massages, walks, time to just sit and relax combined to make a truly wonderful weekend. The yoga instruction was excellent and suitable for all levels of experience. The setting was beautiful and the accommodation perfect. I will definitely return."

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  • Review by Lindsay

    "Stunning location, amazing little areas, the nook, outdoor kitchen Im coming back for the tree house! Katherine was a fantastic teacher and the fire space was perfect. The info before the weekend was fantastic, the correspondence friendly and the weekend very well organized. Wonderful weekend of bliss, Thank you!"

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  • Review by Martin

    "I wanted a weekend that took me out of myself and provided some relaxation and a focus on health and spirit. I left feeling happy and a bit cherished too, which was very welcome! Delicious food, warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere."

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  • Review by Andrea from United Kingdom

    "AdventureYogi ran a glorious winter yoga retreat at a Norfolk area old historic manor. The yoga was patient, calm and yet a healthy challenge for all levels. Food was healthy, tasty and plentiful. The full AdventureYogi team made it a wonderful break from a hectic life in London. Thanks Ladies!"

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  • Review by Alexie from United Kingdom

    "Magical garden, beautiful main house. Adventure Yogi is exactly what it says on the tin. Adventurous spirit and yogi level yoga, perfect for some healthy, holistic escapism and head space - a must try!"

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  • Review by Viv

    "I have fallen in love with Sri Lanka and cannot pick one single fault in the accommodation; it was 5 star in every single way. I was in my element with the food - curry for breakfast! it all exceeded my expectations... the food, the rooms, the yoga, and the little touches like the flowers on the sun beds and the bell on the gate made it very special."

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  • Review by Vicky

    "Excellent location, superb food, and wonderful yoga. Such a friendly, helpful group of organizer. I felt 100% better, reergenized, and healed - body, mind, and spirit."

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  • Review by Claire

    "It exceeded my expectations! I feel so grounded and calm. It was a good quality retreat and so tranquil and calm and it is a beautiful venue, very comfortable and loved the pool especially!"

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