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3 Days Reenergising Autumnal Yoga Retreat UK

  • Regmans Farm, Bishopwood, Lydbrook, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, South West England, England, United Kingdom

3 Days Reenergising Autumnal Yoga Retreat UK

  • Regmans Farm, Bishopwood, Lydbrook, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, South West England, England, United Kingdom

Meditation and Yoga Holiday UK

Forest Retreats UK, in collaboration with The Indian Wellness Academy Retreat, invites you to join this relaxing yoga retreat that will nurture your wellbeing. You will leave this September weekend yoga retreat feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and equipped with new tools on how to live a more balanced life. This retreat is suitable for those who want to recharge your spiritual batteries and practice twice daily sessions of blissful yoga and enjoy walking in the beautiful Forest of Dean.


  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation practice
  • An Ayurvedic cookery course
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Beautiful forest walks
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 2 days with instruction
  • English
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On this yoga retreat, you will be accommodated for 2 nights in a basic but cozy and clean bunkhouse. You will stay in a shared dorm at Ragmans Farm bunkhouse.

During your stay, you will have twice daily yoga classes and you can spend the evening sitting around a warm fire having stimulating conversations with your fellow Yogis or having a dip in the natural wood fired hot tub.

Yoga classes on this retreat will be led by Ildikos Bakos (Ildy) from the Indian Wellness Academy. The twice-daily yoga and meditation practice incorporate Yin, Hatha, and Kundalini yoga. The Indian Wellness Academy is registered with the International Yoga Alliance that ensures they maintain a high standard of teaching.

The benefits of yoga

  • Better sleep
  • Better metabolism
  • Better posture and balance
  • More energy and strength
  • Increased happy feelings
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Less pain and stress
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Provides an inner calmness
  • Tones the body

On this yoga retreat, there will be beautiful forest walk sessions to explore the local surroundings.

  • Ildiko Bakos

    Ildiko's training and teaching experiences allow her to combine traditional Kundalini and Hatha yoga styles with a contemporary western approach to help guide others to find their own love for and benefits from yoga. Her teaching is spontaneous and light-hearted, and she aims to adapt to meet the energies and needs of the group.

This retreat will be based at Ragmans Farm, England. It is a stunning 60-acre organic farm set in the Forest of Dean which is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

All food across the weekend is nutritious, wholesome, vegetarian, and home cooked. All dietary requirements are catered for. At Forest Retreats UK, they understand the importance of catering for dietary needs with the owner being a coeliac and regularly being "glutened" by various friends, family, and establishments.

You will generally start the day with home-made muesli, with a large brunch following the first yoga practice of the day. There will be water, herbal teas, and snacks (usually fruit, nuts, and flapjacks) available throughout the day and then there will also be a large evening meal and dessert.

There are optional massages options available for ultimate relaxation at an additional cost.

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • An Ayurvedic cookery course
  • Daily meditation practices
  • Forest walks
  • Vegetarian meals

Driving direction from the M4

  • Come over the old Severn bridge (M48).
  • Take the Chepstow turn off.
  • Go into Chepstow over the bridge on the A48.
  • Turn left onto the B4228 signposted to Coleford and the Forest of Dean.
  • Follow the signs to Cinderford out of Coleford.
  • Join the A4136.
  • Take a left turning to Lydbrook.
  • Drive through Lydbrook until you reach the River Wye.
  • Turn right.
  • After half a mile, take a sharp right-hand turn to Ruardean.
  • Forest Retreats UK is the first right up this road.

Driving direction from Gloucester and M40

  • Take the A40 from Glos as far as Huntley.
  • Turn left onto A4136.
  • Follow this until you reach Nailbridge (after Mitcheldean).
  • Turn right to Ruardean.
  • Go through Ruardean.
  • Come down the hill towards the River Wye.
  • Go past Little Marstow Farm (left) and Great Marstow Farm (right).
  • Forest Retreats UK is the next left after that.

Driving direction from the M5

  • Come down the M5.
  • Turn onto the M50 and go to Junction 4.
  • Take the ring road (A40) around the top of Ross.
  • Turn left to Goodrich after 3 miles.
  • Drive past the post office and school.
  • Turn left at the T-Junction under the stone bridge.
  • Go over Kerne bridge crossing the River Wye.
  • Turn right at T-junction at Kerne Bridge onto the B4234 (signed to Lydbrook).
  • Pass a garage on your right.
  • The second left fork after the garage is signposted to Ruardean.
  • Forest Retreats UK is the first right on this road.
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Verified reviews

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    Review by Anonymous

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  • Review by Caroline R.
    10 out of 10

    "Yoga with Ildy has improved my physical strength and flexibility, as well as making me feel wonderfully energized, relaxed, and calm. Throughout the yoga sessions, we all receive Ildy's friendly support, encouragement, and guidance in equal measure. She was always aware of the needs of everyone and even raises a giggle here and there. Taking up yoga with Ildy has been the best decision I have made to improve my health and well-being."

    Forest Retreats UK website, edited

  • Review by Brenda G.
    10 out of 10

    "Friday morning yoga is my Retreat! I enter an oasis of calm and tranquility where I can focus on my breathing and poses to open my mind and body. I always leave with a sense of well-being. Thank you, Ildy."

    Forest Retreats UK website, edited

  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Yoga sessions in Forest Retreats UK were fabulous and very high quality. They have brilliant development of the sessions and really inclusive of all levels."

    Forest Retreats UK website, edited