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3 Days Weekend Meditation and Yoga Retreat in UK

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

Glastonbury Yoga Retreat

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
  • 3 days with instruction
  • 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

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    Review by Anonymous

    Amazing Yoga Retreat!

    PROS Pros: The food was absolutely delicious, the workshops were really fun and a nice extra treat and the whole experience was top quality.

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    Organizer response: Thank you for taking the time to write us such a positive review we're so pleased you enjoyed the Retreat and hope you will be able to join us for another again soon, Namaste, Becky and Elise, BE Yoga Retreats

    2017-Jun-05 20:21:10

  • Review by Yolande Wase
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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 Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "This retreat has changed everything I feel and know about Yoga. My understanding and appreciation of Yoga have been so superficial until now. I feel like this weekend was the first ( truest) time I've practices real Yoga. I came feeling tired scared and disappointed in myself. I leave this place a different person to the one who arrived. I feel incredibly grateful for the gift of this experience. I'm a bit worried about leaving here, going back into the real world and forgetting all the amazing techniques and tools to help keep centered and of this world. I'd love to hear from Elise in the next few weeks/months post retreat Kosha check- in as a reminder of what we learned and experienced here. Becky- thank you for nourishing our hungry tummy and souls- you're wonderful! Elise Thank you for giving me both roots and wings this weekend- last week was such a dark time and I leave with shards of light beaming out of me!"

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing location, so peaceful. venue was perfect for a weekend retreat but not for any longer ( beds uncomfortable, showers a bit rubbish) Elise's classes were amazing. I loved the content. Such a patient, positive, inspiring teacher. The food delicious!! Thank you so much for helping me to improve my practice, relax and eat well. I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend "

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "Excellent- location was convenient and beautiful venue. The accommodation was basic but the pluses of space and surrounding more than made up for that. Catering delicious. The Yoga- great classes in calm and inspiring location. The full schedule- really enjoyed the holistic approach and all the other classes. How well organized it was- you really sensed the family values- everyone was so friendly and caring- really exceeded expectations. The schedule felt full and busy without being overwhelming. Good pace with time to relax and appreciate the Yoga sessions. Thank you for taking such good care of us!"

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "Great location, nice to be close to the ridgeway and lots of outside space. Staff and catering great as ever. Highlights: Yoga classes but the activities were also great and really interesting. Food was lovely. Retreat schedule: Really busy which I like but time for breaks and rest."

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  • Review by Anonymous

    "Catering excellent, staff excellent, location excellent, venue mostly excellent (hard beds). Highlights, making the various things, learning more meditation, learning Indian Head massage. Do you consider the retreat value for money? Compared to other yoga retreats and for the amount you do, yes."

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful venue. Catering amazing as always- great variety. Highlights: yoga outside, all the sessions and the workshops. Were you happy with the retreat schedule? Yes - loads to do and nicely timed"

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "All fantastic- especially the whole BE Yoga Team. The highlights was food! Learning about the 5 energy sheaths, Learning about the alignment and putting more strength into postures, meditation and stories. Were you happy with the retreat schedule - Yes worked really well- lot of fun but gentle activities between yoga. Could have easily done one more day. Excellent value for money. Thank you for a wonderful and insightful weekend lots of learning to take away, all thoroughly enjoyable. Namaste "

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "Catering was delicious and a mix of yummy food. Venue, location, and staff, great. Highlights: Focusing on the breath and energy throughout the postures and learning about the 5 layers. Learning and feeling about the specific alignment in postures. All the workshops also great fun. Excellent food. Loved this retreat. Yoga was fantastic and opened my eyes to exploring deeper into the energy side of Yoga. Thank you all."

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "All excellent. Enjoyed all the yoga and very relaxing to have late evening (relaxation/ meditation sessions) Enjoyed all the meals too."

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "Superb.- really good. Highlights: The food! Variable Programme. Relaxing Venue. Lovely - arrived stressed but leaving feeling renewed and blissful"

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing - beautiful location, amazing staff, the food was brilliant. The extra workshops were so fun and the amount of activity we did each day was amazing. The food was delicious! Everything was nicely spaced out and yet we still did so much. Absolutely great value for money. Thank you so much for the whole experience- everything was more than I had expected."

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "The location was brilliant, catering amazing! Highlights: Early morning meditation and yoga. Loved the 5 sheaths theme and of course the food! Amazing! Just a lovely relaxing weekend with amazing views, people food and treats. Namaste."

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  • 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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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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