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Relaxing and Invigorating Yoga Retreat UK

This is a deeply nourishing weekend yoga retreat at Bala Brook on Dartmoor National Park with a deep and strong morning session of intelligent alignment and slow flowing yoga postures, and a Scaravelli-inspired afternoon class. This is for practitioners, teacher trainees, and teachers of yoga to bathe themselves in nature. Your Friday to Sunday stay will be nourished by delicious food, stunning landscapes, wonderful accommodations, and a beautiful studio yoga studio.

Retreat highlights

  • 4 yoga sessions
  • Strong-deep yoga
  • Dynamic and Scaravelli-inspired yoga
  • 2 pranayama and / or meditation sessions
  • Healthy meals and refreshments
  • 2 nights' accommodation

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 14
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Accommodation

Bala Brook Retreat Centre is a very beautiful retreat house on the very edge of Dartmoor with a purpose-built yoga studio and a variety of accommodation. From the house, you walk through a gate and out onto the moors. There is a mix of shared and single rooms. A few rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms.

Program

The yoga will be deep, strong, and slow-flowing morning practice with a more nurturing or restoring practice in the afternoon. You will get four yoga sessions with the duration of one and a half to two hours long. Frankie Teaches Yoga may also include a meditation or traditional pranayama early morning practice and a yoga Nidra session one evening. All of the teachings are influenced by the profound work of Vanda Scaravelli.

Schedule

Day 1 (Friday)

  • 16:00 - 18:00 Scaravelli-inspired yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 2 (Saturday)

  • 08:00 - 08:30 Pranayama and/ or meditation
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:30 Strong-deep yoga class
  • 13:00 Lunch and free time to walk the moorlands, explore the brooks, or relax in the stunning Bala Brook
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Scaravelli-inspired yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 3 (Sunday)

  • 08:00 - 08:30 Pranayama and/ or meditation
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:30 Strong-deep yoga class
  • 13:00 Lunch

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at Bala Brook Retreat Centre, South Brent, Devon, England, UK.

Nearby places

  • Totnes station, 13 kilometers

Unique features

General

  • Yoga studio

Food

You will be served with fresh, delicious, and healthy vegetarian / vegan food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Relax on the gorgeous grounds
  • Stroll by the brooks and streams
  • Visit Totnes
  • Walk the wild paths of Dartmoor

What's included

  • 4 yoga sessions
  • 2 pranayama and / or meditation sessions
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • All meals and refreshments from dinner on Friday through to lunch on Sunday

What's not included

  • Additional treatments or 1-on-1 sessions
  • Any excursions
  • Travel

How to get there

Driving direction from Exeter (south)

  • Leave the A38 at Marley Head, (north-east of South Brent) wriggle north-westwards around lanes following signs to Avon Dam, arrive at Shipley Bridge public car park, beside river Avon.
  • At Shipley Bridge, cross the River Avon, follow the lane turning around to the left, southwards over a cattle grid.
  • After 2 minutes down the lane, go past one farm on your right, down a little hill over a little bridge and look out for Bala Brook sign on your right beside a timber gateway. This is the second habitation on your right after leaving Shipley bridge.

Arrival by bus

There is a half-hour bus service to South Brent from Totnes.

Arrival by train

Travel to Totnes station, then take a taxi, it's about 8 miles / 13 kilometers.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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