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3 Days Relax, Release, Renew Yoga Retreat in UK

  • East Down Retreat Centre, Dunsford, Dartmoor, Devon, EX6 7AL

Overview

Yoga Retreat UK

Enjoy a mid-week retreat as you release, relax, and renew yourselves. Blend yoga with TRE as you let go of stresses and take up guided yoga and meditation sessions. Gently re-activate your instinctive tremor and shake mechanism which naturally releases deeply held tension or trauma. Dip your toe into the retreat, and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful haven.

Highlights

  • Neurogenic yoga sessions
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Candlelit, Restorative, Nidra and Hatha yoga
  • Enjoy delicious meals, tea, coffee, and home-made cake
  • Tension and trauma release exercises
  • Guided walk through the senses
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodation is arranged at East Down Retreat Centre, a stunning thatch, in one of the newly decorated bedrooms with exposed timbers. Bedrooms are shared and have either two or three beds. Subject to availability, you have the option to pay a single room supplement. Each room is named and decorated with the color of one of the elements - earth, air, fire, and water. The yoga studio is located in a fabulous space in the converted barn and enjoys stunning views over the countryside.

Neurogenic yoga and TRE gently re-activate your instinctive tremor and shake mechanism which naturally release deeply held tension or trauma. This is a comfortable relaxing experience that offers profound release. Neurogenic yoga is a form of gentle slow flow Hatha yoga followed by neurogenic release.These help you find release from emotional and physical trauma without having to talk about it, back, neck and shoulder pain, stress, and anxiety.

It is accessible to all levels and honors your pace and where you are in life right now. During teh retreat, you can dip your toe into the retreat, enjoying as much as feels right for you, or you may choose to simply dive in. You are free to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the beautiful haven through walks over the stunning countryside on your own or through a guided wandering, or you might choose to meet yourself on a hill and be still.

Tuesday, 8 November, 2016

  • 17:00 Arrive and make yourself at home
  • 18:30 Welcome followed by supper
  • 20:00 Yoga Nidra guided relaxation

Wednesday, 9 November, 2016

  • 08:00 Breathe, guided meditation
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Introduction to TRE trauma and stress release
  • 12:30 Neurogenic yoga and shake, followed by yoga Nidra
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • Free afternoon, or a guided wander
  • 15:30 Join in for tea, cake and a conversation on tools to comfort and calm you
  • 17:30 Yoga and shake
  • 19:00 Supper
  • 20:30 Candle lit Restorative yoga

Thursday, 10 November, 2016

  • 08:00 Breathing Kriyas, pranayama and guided meditation
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 10:45 Yoga and shake, followed by yoga Nidra
  • 13:15 Lunch
  • 15:00 Guided walk through the senses
  • 16:15 Gather for tea and cake together
  • 17:00 Departure
  • Jo Hamilton

    Jo's journey began in 2006 with her own search to restore and recover. She had been supporting her son Matt’s journey through the special education system, who had autistic spectrum difficulties. Jo got lost between bureaucracy and overwhelm and needed to find herself again to feel better. Her search began. In researching therapies that would support both her son’s and her healing journey, she gathered a tool kit of practices that offer powerful release from emotional stress, physical stress and trauma, safely and effectively. She has found all these tools personally healing.

The retreat takes place at Dartmoor, Devon, England with breath-taking views against the lovely backdrop of the hills and mountains. The beautiful breathing space has a historic thatch set among the rolling Devon hills on the edge of Dartmoor to find peace. Take in the breathtaking views in every direction. Spot the diverse wildlife including the wild deer, free to roam their home landscape.

General
  • Garden
  • Yoga studio

Enjoy a fabulous organic vegetarian feast throughout your stay, prepared with lovingly produced home-grown ingredients. All the food would be organic or produced in an ecologically considered way and seasonal. The menu is designed to the requirements of the group. The inspiration comes from traditional foods from around the world including Latin American food, Middle Eastern mezze style salads, Indian, and Asian.

Afternoon tea would be a home made cake or selection of home made biscuits and coffee or tea. These may include chocolate and beetroot cake, carrot cake, honey biscuits or lavender biscuits.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Guests can walk along the countryside in their free time.

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunches, dinners
  • Meditation sessions
  • Tea, coffee, and home-made cake
  • Nidra yoga, Restorative yoga, Neurogenic yoga, and TRE sessions
  • Airfare
  • Travel arrangements

Driving directions from Devon

  • Exit the A30 at the Cheriton Bishop turning and drive towards Cheriton Bishop village.
  • On entering the village, take the first turning on the left, before the Old Thatch Inn, signposted Dunsford.
  • Continue for 1.2 miles, then take the right turn signposted East Down.
  • Continue to the end of the tarmac lane, then turn left at the East Down sign across the cattle grid, and follow the lane down to the Centre.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Exeter International Airport (EXT).

Arrival by train

Please book your train to arrive at Exeter St Davids. The retreat's venue is approximately 20 minutes away by car.

  • Review by a traveler

    "I had been worried about joining a class, but the minute you started, I felt yes, I’m home, I arrived. Thank you!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Your class was soft warm and cosy."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I am actually on a bit of a ‘high’ after your session. I am feeling so positive about absolutely everything!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Thank you so much for Monday, it was very successful and I felt calm and controlled. Thank you again, Jo, you are a very talented teacher and I know your TRE will be enormously successful."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "That was amazing, wow! I feel so relaxed and calm."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I enjoyed my first TRE last week after living in my head for four decades and I feel this is the way forward."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Thanks so much for introducing me to TRE, I’ve done it quite a lot on my own and I really do feel it’s making a difference to my stress levels and well-being."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "My husband and I always look forward to our weekly yoga sessions with Jo. She has an intuitive appreciation of which poses and stretches will benefit us the most and we always move more easily and feel more energized after our sessions."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I treasure these moments you get me into my bubble beautifully."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Thanks for a lovely session yesterday. You are a really good teacher, so clear and gentle."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Jo has bought an amazingly useful tool into my life which enables me to be more in control when I notice any emotional issues creeping in. I am so grateful to have experienced classes with her. I feel everyone should be taught TRE for their own health and well-being."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I came across the day through an internet search in response to an increasing attraction to yoga Nidra as a practice. I had also seen TRE on the net before, videos of people releasing tension resonated strongly with my own experience of spontaneous release over a number of years through chi gong, craniosacral therapy, and meditation but I had not tried TRE myself."

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