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3 Days Massage and Yoga Retreat in Swindon, UK

Lower Shaw Farm, Old Shaw Lane, Shaw, Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England, United Kingdom

Budget Weekend Yoga Retreat UK

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in the United Kingdom.

Join this affordable and specially tailored yoga retreat with Lower Shaw Farm. During this retreat, you will have a reinvigorating weekend and a chance to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city. The lovely setting of the farm and its relaxing atmosphere will accompany you in a refreshing holiday to momentarily escape from your busy life.

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Mary & Mary
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  • Yoga classes
  • Massage sessions
  • Pranayama classes
  • 2-hour asana classes
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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  • Sauna
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
  • Meeting room

During this retreat, you will be staying in chalets or caravans which are provided by Lower Shaw Farm. Duvets and pillows are provided. Should you decide to upgrade the accommodation, you can stay at a room in the main farmhouse at an additional cost (20 GBP or 15 GBP per person extra for twin, double, or triple occupancy). Please request the upgrade to Lower Shaw Farm on your booking.


On this retreat, you will enjoy Iyengar yoga classes that are taught in a way that is suited for beginners and more experienced practitioners. The classes will focus on postures to improve flexibility, strength, and balance. The weekends sometimes include sessions on giving and receiving a relaxing and toning massage, covering different areas of the body. Alternatively individual massages may be available at an extra cost. Please ask for details of what is on offer for the particular retreat youy are booking.

On Saturday, there will be an early morning pranayama (breath control) class. It is then followed by breakfast, a two-hour asana (postures) class, and either a massage class or free time. After lunch, the options are to relax at the farm, use the super rustic sauna, or go on a led walk in the local countryside. In the late afternoon, you can join the restorative asana session and possibly a massage class.

In the evening, there will be either a guided meditation, foot baths, or time to relax around the wood burning stove or campfire. On Sunday morning, the program will be the same as Saturday’s with a late lunch. Then, you will depart in the afternoon from about 3:00 p.m.


Mary Mcinerney

Mary Maguire

Retreat location

Lower Shaw Farm is located in Swindon, England, UK. The farm is a three-acre oasis in an area of suburban development. It has developed an atmosphere and characteristic of its own with its large vegetable, herb, flower gardens, shrubs and trees, puddles and ponds, hens and ducks, black and white sheep, friendly pigs, vintage red tractor, and unspoiled areas for play and exploration.

Unique features


  • Massage
  • Spa


  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Yoga studio


  • Meeting room


Three daily vegetarian meals will be served. The meals are prepared using homegrown, local and mostly organic food, and. If you have any special dietary requirements, the meals can be catered upon your request. Please send the inquiry to Lower Shaw Farm.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

Volunteers and temporary residents (live in, help out, enjoy)

Enquiries always welcome from individuals wishing to experience life down on this farm and meet other people. Short stays or long stays arranged by mutual agreement. Also, working weekends held about once a month.

Educational visits - for schools and playgroups

Guided exploratory walks around the farm and gardens to discover the animal and plant life, with a chance to feed the animals, take part in seasonal farm activities, and play in the big barn.

Lower Shaw Farm children’s project

A registered charity which runs activities and courses at the farm for local children and their families. These include activity days in the school holidays, healthy cookery classes, etc. Donations to the project are always gratefully received, and are used to put on events, and improve facilities.

Team building – you could do it here!

An opportunity to team-build in an unusual setting. Juggling, drumming, story-walks, earth oven baking, big barn swinging, and communal cooking are just a few of the bonding activities on offer.

Spa treatments

On this retreat, you will enjoy sessions on a relaxing and toning massage that cover different areas of the body. You can also use the rustic sauna and enjoy the foot baths.

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Iyengar yoga classes
  • Pranayama and asana classes
  • Relaxing and toning massage sessions

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Central Swindon

  • Look for signs for the M4 (west) or West Swindon District Center (Link Center).
  • Leave at Junction 16 and follow signs towards Swindon (A3102).
  • At the first roundabout after the motorway, turn left.
  • Follow the Whitehill Way road over several roundabouts, pass the ‘link’ sports center to your right.
  • Go straight on until you see signs to Shaw, but ignore the first sign to Shaw & Lydiard Millicent.
  • Turn left as directed at a roundabout just before the big yellow ‘Meccano’ building.
  • Continue to follow the signs to Shaw, then turn left at the next roundabout.
  • Take the third turn on the left into Old Shaw Lane.
  • Lower Shaw Farm is on the right, 500 yards down the lane.

Driving directions from Cirencester

  • From Cirencester, take the A419 towards Swindon.
  • Take B4040 to Cricklade.
  • Through Cricklade, follow the signs to Malmesbury until you arrive at a mini roundabout.
  • From there, go straight on by following B4553 and the signs for West Swindon.
  • Eventually, you will pass Casa Paulo Restaurant on your left.
  • Not far from the pub, there will be a roundabout. From there, turn right and follow the signs to Peatmoor.*At the next roundabout, turn left.
  • At the next roundabout, turn right into Roughmoor Way.
  • At the next roundabout, turn left into Cartwright Drive.
  • Continue to the next roundabout and turn right into Shaw.
  • In a few yards, take the right turn into Old Shaw Lane.
  • Lower Shaw Farm is about 0.3 miles on the right.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). For more information regarding arrival from the airport, please kindly send Lower Shaw Farm an inquiry.

Arrival by bus

There are two buses that run from Fleming Way to Shaw. Bus no. 19 leaves from stop E. Ask for the stop just before Brook Field School. The journey takes about 20 minutes. Walk in the same direction as the bus, and at the pelican crossing, take the tarmac path on the left. At the end of the path, turn right and after a few yards, you will find the farm entrance.

Bus no. 1 or 1A to Ramleaze also runs from stand G in Fleming Way. Ask for the Village Inn. Walk between the church and shops, then crossing a side road, look for the leafy footpath that runs alongside some sheltered housing (on the left), into Old Shaw Lane. Turn right and in a few yards, you will see Lower Shaw Farm’s entrance.

Arrival by train

Swindon is easy to reach by train. From London, use London Paddington Station or Victoria Coach Station. It may be possible to get much cheaper train tickets in you to book well in advance. Then, you can get to Lower Shaw Farm by bus or taxi.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 33% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 28 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Friday September 6, 2019
Departure: Sunday September 8, 2019

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