3 Days Weekend Meditation and Yoga Retreat in UK

  • Farm Trust, Maidencroft Lane, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8JN, United Kingdom

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Overview

Glastonbury Yoga Retreat

  • 3 days with instruction
  • Enjoy an autumn weekend relaxing and meditating with BE Yoga Retreats. This retreat is carefully planned to create a unique experience for you. From the schedule to the menu, and everything in between, the program is packed with yoga classes, workshops, and meditation sessions that will be delivered in a brand new classroom built of recycled materials and with beautiful countryside views.

    Highlights

    • Three daily yoga classes
    • Three daily meditation sessions
    • Enjoy a relaxing massage treatment
    • Pranayama, Ayurvedic facials, and yogic philosophy workshops
    • Expert instructors that will guide the sessions
    • Delicious homemade vegetarian food
    • 2 nights accommodation

      Languages

      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    Paddington Farm is a charitable trust and a social enterprise, located on a 43-acre organic farm situated at the foot of the famous Glastonbury Tor, in Somerset. Just a 20-minute walk from the town center, the farm offers all the delights of escaping to the countryside with the chance to enjoy some of that unique Glastonbury charm.

    During your stay, you may be accommodated in the farmhouse and the adjacent longhouse. Dormitory style rooms, as well as smaller shared rooms and private rooms are available. The accommodation is basic but comfortable and enjoys a beautiful roaring fire in the communal lounge and dining area.

    Daily Schedule

    • 06:45 - 07:30 Optional early morning meditation
    • 07:30 - 08:45 Morning yoga class
    • 08:45 - 10:00 Breakfast
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Walking meditation
    • 11:00 - 12:30 Pranayama workshop
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
    • 14:00 - 15:30 Ayurvedic facial workshop
    • 15:30 - 17:30 Outdoor yoga class
    • 17:30 - 18:30 Workshop on yogic philosophy (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)
    • 18:30 - 20:00 Dinner
    • 20:00 - 21:00 Evening meditation and yoga Nidra relaxation

    Yoga at BE Yoga Retreats

    Often, you will find yourself rushing around trying to fit too many things into your life, leaving little time to devote to your own well-being. A yoga retreat gives you the opportunity to step back from your busy life, reflect, and let go of tension and anxiety, as well as to help you physically tone and strengthen your body.

    There are many different forms of yoga but they all descend from one tradition, Hatha yoga. Hatha meaning sun and moon, or opposing energy, and yoga meaning to unite. Yoga ultimately brings balance, it unites minds and bodies so that you will feel whole and complete.

    • Elise Beechen

      Originally from Devon, Elise is a qualified teacher of yoga and dance and holds the UK's highest qualification in sports and remedial massage. Elise has been practicing yoga for over ten years and since becoming a group fitness instructor in 2006, she has coordinated and taught fitness programs in health clubs and resorts across the UK and Europe. A patient and enthusiastic teacher, Elise is deeply fascinated by the many physical and psychological benefits of yoga and is keen to share her knowledge and experience.

    This retreat will take place in Glastonbury, United Kingdom.

    Nearby places

    • Town center - 20 minutes
    Activities
    • Massage
    General
    • Dining area
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Fireplace
    • Garden
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Picnic area

    Three daily home-cooked vegetarian meals are included in the package. BE Yoga Retreats is a family business; therefore, Elise's mother, Kathy, is the head chef, with the support of her father, Bob. BE Yoga Retreats understands the importance of food as part of the retreat experience.

    The whole Beechen family is involved in the careful planning of every menu, considering the theme of the retreat, the season, and the individual dietary requirements of guests. The family is always bringing new ideas to the menus, as well as bringing back some of the old favorites by popular demand. All meals served are vegetarian, made from scratch, delicious, and nutritious.

    During your free time, you will have the opportunity to walk in the surrounding countryside and visit Glastonbury. Paddington Farm offers a range of rural activities. BE Yoga Retreats will be organizing some optional extra activities which may include:

    Farm nature trail

    Come on a farm walk to see wonderful views and experience all its secrets and special places.

    Visit the farm's beehives

    Learn more about the amazing world of bees and how they help the farm.

    Woodland craft

    Includes learning about trees and woodland animals and using hand tools.

    One massage treatment is included in the package. Additional 45-minute treatments are priced at 40 GBP. You can choose from the following options:

    Deep tissue back and shoulder massage

    This treatment uses firmer, slower pressure and stretching techniques to release tension from tight muscles.

    Deep tissue hip, leg, and foot massage

    Ideal if you have tight hamstrings, quadriceps, or gluteus. This treatment uses a variety of deep tissue work and stretching techniques to help improve flexibility in the legs and release tension in the feet.

    Relaxing back, neck, and shoulder massage

    A soothing treatment which focuses on relaxation of the back and shoulder muscles.

    Relaxing face, neck, and head massage

    This treatment includes soothing work with peppermint oil around the head, neck, and face. It is ideal if you suffer from headaches or tension in the jaw and neck.

    Relaxing full body massage

    A soothing treatment, with long flowing strokes to lull you into a state of deep relaxation.

    Remedial massage

    This treatment is for you if you have a long standing muscular injury you would specifically like help to address.

    • 1 welcome head massage
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • 3 daily meals
    • 3 daily meditation sessions
    • 3 daily yoga sessions
    • 3 daily workshops
    • Drinks and snacks
    • Yoga equipment
    • Additional activities
    • Additional massages
    • Airfare
    • Personal expenses
    • Transport to and from the venue

    Driving directions from from London

    Take M3, then A303, and finally A37.

    Driving directions from the Midlands

    Preferably, take M40 and A34 to A303 and proceed to A37.

    Driving directions from the North East

    Take A1 or M1, then M25 to M3 (Junction 12), proceed to A303 and A37.

    Driving directions from the North West

    Take M6 then M5 to A39 (Junction 23) before proceeding to A361.

    Driving directions from Wales

    Take M4 then M5 to A39 (Junction 23) before proceeding to A361.

    Driving directions from the West Country

    Drive through A37 or A361.

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Bristol Airport (BRS). Transfer from this airport is available upon request, please send BE Yoga Retreats an inquiry for more information.

    Arrival by bus

    Coaches run frequently from London and Heathrow to Bristol, where you can connect with the 376 local bus to Glastonbury. There is also a daily direct service (403) that departs from Glastonbury at 06:50 a.m. or from London at 7 p.m. Additionally, there is a direct coach from Bridgewater to London, which you can get to using the 375 / X75 local bus from Glastonbury.

    Arrival by train

    Trains go from London, Paddington to Castle Cary or Bristol Temple Meads. From Castle Cary, you will need a taxi for the 12-mile journey. From Bristol Temple Meads, you can take a bus to Glastonbury (service 376).

    For information about the booking conditions, please send BE Yoga Retreats an inquiry.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

    • Review by Yolande Wase

      "I went on the BE Yoga Retreats French Retreat in May. It was all I had hoped for and more! Excellent yoga classes, delicious food, friendly, warm atmosphere, and luxurious accommodation. Can't wait to go on another one!"

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    • Review by Celeste

      "My family and I had a fantastic week in Carcassonne, France, with BE Yoga Retreats! Elise is an amazing teacher and her lessons catered perfectly for the different ability levels amongst the class. We also had one-on-one lessons with Elise to improve technique and develop a personal home routine, which encouraged us to keep up the yoga at home! The back massage, foot spa treatment, and Indian head massage were exceptionally good - Elise managed to diffuse the hip pain that I've suffered from for a very long time! Bob, Cathy, and Becky were perfect hosts and hostesses and we felt that nothing was ever too much trouble to ask. The food was exceptional and the location fantastic - we are very grateful to Elise and her family for all their hard work as we had an incredible week and came away feeling relaxed and a lot more flexible! Keep doing what you're doing guys!"

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    • Review by Gudrun

      "I would like to thank you both for a wonderful yoga evening last night. A well thought-through yoga session, with some very challenging postures, a delicious curry meal, and good company; the perfect start to the weekend! Thank you both for your commitment."

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    • Review by Yolande from Reading, UK

      "I went on a retreat last May, which was so thoughtfully put together. The classes were great, food wonderful, and atmosphere relaxing and friendly throughout. Would definitely recommend it!"

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    • Review by Annabel Booker

      "I attended a Christmas workshop, which was wonderfully restorative. There was lots of attention to detail, with lighting, scents, and also the yummy treats afterwards. Would recommend it!"

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    Testimonials

    • Review by Maggie

      "A great day with a wonderfully planned and varied programme in a lovely environment. And as usual - inspirational and excellent yoga teaching coupled with delicious food. Thank you"

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    • Review by Rhiannon

      "Hey Elise and Becky, Just wanted to say thank you. I had a really good time on Saturday, as usual excellent balanced and stretching classes, delicious food and a really welcoming environment. See you at another retreat soon I hope! xx"

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    • Review by Paula

      "Just to say thanks, a really enjoyable day, with both challenge and support for your practice whatever your level. scummy food too!!"

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    • Review by Dee

      "Having just enjoyed a week there, I can recommend it unreservedly. 10 out of 10 on everything."

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    • Review by Maggie

      "Thank you for a great De-tox week. Once again the two workshops were well organised with great yoga classes, well chosen activities and healthy yummy food. The daily videos were just right and it was good to have the face-book group to share how we were doing and feel supported. Recipes were fab and will become part of my regular diet. It was great experience and a lot of thought and planning had clearly gone into the preparation."

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    • Review by Dorothy R.

      "The yoga, the food, the people were great, the venue was freezing cold and overall shabby."

      "Response from BE Yoga Retreats"

      "We are delighted to say that the feedback we received for our weekend retreat at Paddington Farm was overwhelmingly positive! However this was a new venue for us on a cold November weekend and unfortunately some of the rooms weren't as warm as we would have liked. If we do return there it will be in the warmer summer months next time. "

      " As the same level of hard work goes into preparation of our schedules, hosting and catering for every retreat, (for which we always receive excellent feedback) the only way we can offer these very popular budget retreats is by going to more basic venues and we endeavour to manage expectations beforehand with our listings descriptions and photos. "

      "As well as our cheaper retreats we also offer retreats in more luxurious venues, which we hope enables us to cater for a range of budgets and tastes. We look forward to welcoming Dorothy on one of our more luxurious retreats where we are able to guarantee heat, comfort and stylish accommodation."

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    • Review by Kath

      "I loved it, it was a great day of yoga, good company and lovely refreshments. It was a really interesting theme and you had clearly done lots of preparation to help make the Koshas accessible to us. I always enjoy learning some yoga philosophy and tying it into the asana, pranayama and meditation. I thought the venue was perfect. So quiet, with good facilities and appropriate space for us to practice. Thanks so much for a lovely relaxing day (I slept so deeply that night!)."

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    • Review by Carla

      "Thanks so much for organizing such a wonderful day retreat. Both the yoga and the food were amazing. It was a lot of work, as I haven’t really attended a class for about six months, but I loved that it was a one-day retreat and meant I didn’t have to make plans beyond the weekend to get there. The whole day was very well thought out and I benefited from it enormously, in many ways."

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    • Review by Kathy Ager

      "I loved it, it was a great day of yoga, good company and lovely refreshments. It was a really interesting theme and you had clearly done lots of preparation to help make the Koshas accessible to us. I always enjoy learning some yoga philosophy and tying it into the asana, pranayama and meditation. I thought the venue was perfect. So quiet, with good facilities and appropriate space for us to practice. Thanks so much for a lovely relaxing day (I slept so deeply that night!)"

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    • Review by Mtzi

      "Fantastic Yoga Detox weekend in January. Every day packed with practice, meditation, relaxation and creative activities (but no pressure to join in if we just wanted to relax in front of the fire!). The food was sooooo good. Elise and Becky really give attention to detail, which shows in the smooth, relaxed delivery."

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