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3 Days Winter Wellness Yoga Retreat in UK

  • The High Heathercombe Centre, Heathercombe Brake, Manaton, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9XE, United Kingdom

Overview

Meditation and Yoga Retreat UK

Enjoy this amazing winter retreat and embrace a full yoga practice, starting early each morning, including meditation, as well as posture work and pranayama breathing practices. This is a great time for taking time out to care for yourself away from all the hustle and bustle. This very popular pre-Christmas retreat will allow you to to totally relax, be pampered, and to enjoy the stillness!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Evening activities before bed
  • Breathwork and meditation sessions
  • Restorative, nurturing, and grounding practices
  • Daily wonderful vegetarian food
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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High Heathercombe is a purpose-built center that can accommodate groups of up to 26 people in six dormitory bedrooms. There is a large, comfortable sitting room with dining room area with an open fireplace. Adjacent to the main room is a well-equipped kitchen, where all meals are freshly prepared on site.

Separate from the main building is the forest room, which is a large, versatile recreational and workshop space, with an efficient wood-burning stove. The center has a shower room with four cubicles, a washroom, and two toilets. The building is centrally heated.

During this retreat, practices of yoga and meditation will be restorative, nurturing, and grounding, aiming to calm and center you; self care is a priority.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:30 Wake up
  • 07:00 Gentle yoga, breathwork, and meditation
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Yoga postures, breathwork and relaxation
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:30 Philosophy, relaxation, or discussion group in alternate days
  • 17:00 Meditation
  • 18:00 Supper
  • 20:00 Evening activity before bed
  • Virginia Compton

    Virginia Compton teaches yoga classes and workshops, leads retreats, and offers massage therapy at various lovely venues in Devon, sharing her passion for the holistic yoga lifestyle. In her own practice, she incorporates the yoga teachings, as well as Ayurveda, using a physical Hatha yoga practice, breathing (pranayama), and meditation, as well as massage therapies and healthy vegetarian cookery to enhance the whole life experience.

This retreat will take place in Dartmoor, Devon, United Kingdom. The High Heathercombe Centre is situated within the boundary of the southern half of Dartmoor National Park. The nearby section of the A38 Expressway skirts the south moor, running from Exeter to Plymouth, and provides easy access to the area as a whole.

Nearby places

  • Manaton, 3 miles
  • Totnes (home of the transition movement), 20 miles
Activities
  • Massage
General
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Library

All food will be freshly prepared by a talented chef; they will all be vegetarian.

Join additional arts, crafts, yoga, and bushcraft sessions.

Massages are optionally available with Virginia to aid your relaxation.

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Additional activities
  • Massage sessions

Driving directions from Ashburton

  • From the center of Ashburton, turn into North Street (spar on corner, coop opposite).
  • Follow the road round left bend over the bridge (signposted Widecombe).
  • Follow the road up for two miles.
  • As the road flattens, turn right where the road broadens and there are white stripes in the middle, (name on signpost post Auswell) signposted Widecombe and Haytor.
  • After two meters, turn left onto B3387 (signpost name Hemsworthy Gate) signposted Widecombe.
  • After a few hundred meters, turn right at signpost name Harefoot, after a while you will pass Hounds Tor.
  • After three meters, turn left at the crossroad signposted Heathercombe (signpost name Heatree).
  • Go round S-bend, past Heatree Activity Center.
  • After a few hundred meters, go straight on where road bends to left, signposted Heathercombe.
  • Follow narrow lane down, through a couple of houses, keep going up.
  • At the top, follow the car park sign, park, and walk down to the center.

Driving directions from Bovey Tracey

  • If having come from Exeter via the A38 or from Newton Abbot, follow signs to Widecombe, Haytor, and Manaton.
  • About a quarter mile after the roundabout, at Bovey fire station, follow the road to the right in the direction sign-posted Manaton (and Becky Falls) only.
  • After about four-and-a-half miles, you will reach the Kestor Inn in Manaton village.
  • Continue a further two miles on the same road until you meet Heatree Crossroads.
  • Go straight across in the direction signposted Heathercombe and Natsworthy and you will soon see the Heatree Activity Centre on your left.
  • At the top of the hill, go straight ahead following Heathercombe signs.
  • Continue down into Heathercombe, between two houses, and continue up the steep hill beyond.
  • The short driveway to High Heathercombe is on your right, near the top of the hill.

Driving directions via Callington, Gunnislake, and Tavistock

  • Just on edge of Tavistock, turn right onto the moor towards Princetown (B3357).
  • Follow signs for Two Bridges (B3357) and at Two Bridges, turn left for Moretonhampstead (B3212).
  • Keep going through Postbridge and Warren House.
  • Turn right signposted to Manaton for a couple of miles then turn right at Heatree crossroads (signposted Heathercombe).
  • Go round S-bend, past Heatree Activity Center.
  • After a few hundred meters, go straight on where the road bends to the left, signposted Heathercombe.
  • Follow the narrow lane down through a couple of houses, keep going up.
  • At the top, follow the car park sign, park, and walk down to the center.

Driving directions from Moretonhampstead

  • Follow the B3212 to Postbridge and Princetown.
  • After about three miles, having passed Bovey Castle and Miniature Pony Center, turn left at Watching Place Cross, sign-posted Manaton.
  • Follow the road for about two-an-a-half miles, bringing you to Heatree Cross.
  • Turn right at Heatree Cross, sign-posted for Heathercombe and Natsworthy, and you will soon see the Heatree Activity Center on your left.
  • At the top of the hill, go straight ahead following Heathercombe signs.
  • Continue down into Heathercombe, between two houses, and continue up the steep hill beyond.
  • The short driveway to High Heathercombe is on your right, near the top of the hill.
For information about the booking conditions, please send Holistic Yoga Sangha an inquiry.
  • Review by Kaz
    10 out of 10

    "Namaste. Thank you Virginia, Debs, and Debs for an absolutely amazing, wonderful, relaxing yet energizing weekend. Everything was brilliant, the location, fire yoga, yoga nidra, delicious food, and new friends! I couldn’t have wished for anything extra; just maybe one more day! Much love, Kaz"

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  • Review by Juliana Fonseca

    "I had the most amazing experience at the Spring Sadhana Retreat from Holistic Yoga Sangha. The place, the practices, the atmosphere, the food, and the massages were an absolute bliss! Virginia is an amazing person and teacher and her classes were nurturing, informative, and healing throughout the retreat. Debs, our lovely Ayurveda chef's food was both delicious and nourishing and we could all feel the love she puts into her cooking when sharing our meals together. Debs; another Debs, our masseuse, had the most unbelievable healing touch, personalized for each one of us, our constitutions, and our needs at the moment. From the moment I woke up to the moment I laid my head on the pillow at night, I felt loved and cared for, and I can say that as a group, we all felt like that, as we discussed in our last meeting together. I was blessed to share this experience with a bunch of amazing people from all walks of life and they all have a place in my heart now. It was a joy and an honor and I cannot recommend it enough! Namaste!"

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  • Review by Violeta

    "I just want to say big thank you from the bottom my heart. I walked in burnt out and exhausted, with the feeling I just didn’t have the energy for life. I am walking out with a renewed sense of self and energy for life. I will definitely be back."

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  • Review by Carla

    "It seems surreal that in this harsh hard world there can be a space and a place just to be. Thank you for creating and allowing that space, with no expectation, no pressure, no preciousness. I have loved being able to move my body and connect to such an important part of me. From feeling lost and disconnected to now feeling strong, with energy pulsing through my soul, meeting new people, being surrounded by warmth and laughter, and amazing nourishing good food, is priceless."

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  • Review by Jenna

    "Wonderful, amazing, and peaceful. Thank you all for creating such a nurturing space to recharge before Christmas. There was xcellent food, brilliant yoga, amazing gongs, great meditation, and a special meteor shower! Thank you."

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Devon, United Kingdom

Holistic Yoga Sangha offers retreats with a well established and dedicated team who ensures that you feel nurtured and you have a supportive and peaceful space in which to experience the practices.

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3 days / 2 nights

Departure:
Sunday December 18, 2016
(3 days / 2 nights)

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