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4 Day Restorative Resilience Booster Winter Yoga Retreat in Wales, UK

Dyffryn House 61 Water Street Kidwelly Carmarthenshire SA17 5BX, Wales, UK

Women Yoga and Wellness Retreat UK

The essence of the Winter 2020 retreat is focusing on women's' mind, body, and soul in the Autumn, a time of rest and restoration in the wake of Covid-19. It has been designed with love and care so all three elements combined will be given time and attention and the result is a relaxed, re-focused, reconnected, and vibrant you. The program offers a unique opportunity to experience deep relaxation, learn about and practice meditation, enjoy gentle Hatha yoga, walk in nature, connect with your true values in the group sessions and be nourished and cleansed with delicious homemade organic meals throughout your stay in our stunning country house set in its own private grounds. You will return to your daily life with the knowledge and tools to make a positive change for the long term feeling fully refreshed. Ideal for women in their 40's plus (and all the hormones that go with that!) who feel like they never stop, or who are at a crossroads in life, have relationship issues, feel taken for granted or have forgotten who they really are or who just need some time out to reconnect and relax. This will give you energy, clarity, and confidence when you return home and the tools to keep up what you have learned.

Meet the instructors

Laura, Lorna, & Emma
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Highlights

  • Hatha yoga practice
  • Group session 'My Map/Your Map'
  • An excursion to nearby Ferryside for a beach walk
  • Meditation and sound bath session and garden meditation
  • Nutrition information and advice if required, plus services of an in house chef
  • Recipes and women's health information if required
  • 3 nights accommodation with bedding and towels
  • Daily delicious, organic healthy meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Spacious, light, comfortable country house set in its own grounds with private large garden, private hot tub and plenty of parking. Beautifully decorated, clean, and very welcoming. The accommodation has twin rooms sharing and 2x king rooms. Large communal 40ft lounge for relaxation/socialising seating 12, and also communal dining area seating 12 - ideal for retreats.

Please notify Mind Body and Soul Women's Retreats if you want to book one as a single - there is a 200 GBP supplement for the king-size en-suite room and a 150 GBP supplement for the king-size room with patio doors to the garden. No supplement to pay if you wish to book a king-size room for two friends sharing.

Program

The combination of all the carefully selected elements of this spring retreat will help still the chatter of your busy mind, help you connect deeply with your true self, and offer you a chance to restore and refresh in a way only possible when time is taken purely for this reason.

Meditation and true rest along with the breathing exercises will strengthen your immune system and help your wellbeing simultaneously calming your nervous system. You will become more aware of the true wonderful you, and this, in turn, will bring a sense of self-love and gratitude that in your busy lives is often neglected. This awareness and reconnection will help leave self-doubt and insecurities behind as you move forward with your life.

Inner confidence will start to blossom as we sow these seeds with you, and you begin to recognize the true good and kindness in your heart. You will take away from the retreat a sense of happiness in yourself, contentment and confidence recognized and nurtured allowing your future path to open up, and relationships to flourish.

Mind Body and Soul Women's Retreats also offer you some helpful tools and signposts to help you stay focused on the things you have learned and those that have helped you.

Having time to carefully consider what truly makes you heart sing and doing more of those things is something you can gift to yourself and then use in your everyday life to restore balance and peace.

Taking time out from the busy chatter and demands of everyday modern life, opening your heart and mind to new ideas and having new experiences with other wonderful women may be the exact experience you need to help guide you on your true path being your best you.

Here is what is in store for the retreat:

  • A very warm welcome to everyone to put everyone at ease and get to know each other
  • The retreat includes a two-hour gentle Hatha yoga and meditation session which is concluded with a deeply relaxing asana, alignment and breathwork - led by Anavrin this is suitable for all abilities even if you have never done yoga before. This is a wonderful experience with attendees writing to tell us how much it relaxed and restored them fully.
  • Group session on 'My Map/Your Map', a real insight into beliefs, values, and identity coupled with how you communicate and make yourselves 'heard'. This session really helps identify all the good in every unique individual, helps you value yourselves and aids better communication and confidence for anyone struggling with anxiety. Very informal and fun but uniquely beneficial for those joining in. Touches on mindfulness and intention setting/gratitude and can help relieve anxiety and stress. Learning during the retreat to hit the 'Pause' will be invaluable when you return to your everyday life challenges and you realize you can manage challenges more positively and calmly.
  • A talk/discussion on rest and the Art of Rest - what does “rest” really mean and how can it help you? You may be surprised at what you learn. Curious? Fab, come and join in.
  • A guided beach Walk in stunning Ferryside listening mindfully to the sounds the gulls and smelling the fresh salty air, listening to the roar of the waves and feeling the wind in your hair, stress dissolving and leaving you feeling at peace and happy to be alive at this moment. Walking barefoot in the sand and connecting to Mother Nature is blissful and awakens your soul
  • Mind Body and Soul Women's Retreats has planned a stunning country walk to get out in green nature, be invigorated by the elements and blow away the cobwebs, see the snowdrops and daffodils in full bloom, spot birds and creatures with interest and build an appetite for the yummy food provided all weekend.
  • Mind Body and Soul Women's Retreats invites you to evening socialization and debate/chats for those who want to, or quiet reflection time in your comfy, clean and lovely room if you prefer - it’s all your choice as this is time for YOU.
  • Use of private hot tub included for anytime.
  • All homemade organic and locally sourced (where possible) meals and accommodation in light and comfy twin rooms or king-size if you prefer.

Daily itinerary

Day 1

  • 12:00 -13:00 Arrival, tea and welcome
  • 13:00 Lunch - Homecooked and organic food using fresh local produce where possible
  • Guided mindful country walk (optional)
  • 16:00 Your map/ My Map' session by personal coach and mindfulness guru Em Melrose. Much positive feedback from these sessions has been received with women making lots of positive changes following our last retreat.
  • Drink and snack
  • Free time to socialize, walk or do garden yoga, or reflect on the session in your own space or just take some time out.
  • 19:00 Home cooked dinner which is always vegetarian, healthy and delicious - contact Mind Body and Soul Women's Retreats if you have dietary needs and if they can oblige, they will be delighted to
  • After dinner, free time to socialize, read, use the hot tub, take time out alone and have any scheduled treatments such as reiki, massage, and more

Day 2

  • Pre-breakfast walk and meditation (optional)
  • 07:30 - 09:30 Breakfast and free time
  • 10:30 Excursion to nearby Ferryside where the main yoga and mediation session is held - Led by the amazing Anavrin whose intention is to help you discover a healthier, happier you using yoga, asana, alignment, and breathwork.
  • Chai and snack
  • Guided beach walk (tide permitting, or cliff walk if not)
  • 13:00 Lunch - homemade and organic vegetarian food
  • After lunch rest and relax and enjoy the peaceful house and grounds
  • Time for pre-booked treatments at the house or quiet and mindful reflection
  • Talk on the Art of Rest for those interested - very interesting learning a little about what rest actually is to you and how doing more of it can really help physical and mental health
  • 19:00 Dinner - Home-cooked organic and delicious!
  • Evening socializing or quiet time - there is also use of the hot tub

Day 3

  • Pre-breakfast walk and meditation for those who fancy it
  • 07:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • Regroup, relax and read, reflect, or socialize - a variety of tea, coffee, drinks available at all times
  • Walk, hot tub, journal, or do some garden yoga/mediation or take 121 chat with Laura or Em before.
  • 12:00 Departure
  • Free lifts to and from Kidwelly train station (by arrangement)

Additional information

To contribute to Gratitude jars and to receive one, this is a novel idea where all women have a jar with their name on for arrival and are asked to notice wonderful and positive things about each other and fill each other’s jars with these thoughts privately.

Everyone then has a beautiful jar filled with confidence-boosting, wonderful words from all the people they’ve just met. The feedback on this has been phenomenal as it's given people a huge lift after the retreat and whenever they need a boost!

Included excursions

On day 2, at 10:30 a.m., you will go on an excursion to nearby Ferryside where the yoga, meditation, and breathwork element of the retreat is held.

Instructors

Laura Pearce

Lorna Bailey

Emma Melrose

Retreat location

This retreat will take you to the beautiful little Welsh Township of Kidwelly in Wales. Surrounded by stunning countryside and spectacular beaches nearby. 4 hours on the train from London or Manchester and we offer free pickups from the little train station. Dyffryn House stands in 1/4 acre of private grounds on the outskirts of Kidwelly Town and is situated directly opposite the magnificent and historic Kidwelly Castle. The area offers:

  • Refreshing country walks
  • Beautiful beach walks
  • Historic Kidwelly Castle
  • Train and bus stations
  • Small Welsh Town
  • In the County Of Carmarthenshire known as The Garden of Wales for its beauty
  • Often clear skies for star-gazing

Unique features

Activities

  • Spa

General

  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace

Services

  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served with breakfast, lunch, and evening meal for each full day. Lunch and evening meal on the day of arrival and breakfast on departure day. Food is vegetarian, all homemade, organic where possible and locally sourced where possible. Drinks and snacks also included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
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)

  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Reflexology
  • Full list of beauty treatments available

All bookable in advance (you will be sent a form when you have booked) - Mind Body and Spirit Women's Retreats will try and keep each session to about 30-40 minutes and cost around 35 GBP as a guide.

Spa treatments

Private hot tub use included.

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Luxury white bed linen and towels
  • Arrival day - Drinks, welcome talk, and introduction
  • Breakfast, lunch, and evening meal for each full day
  • Group session 'My Map/ Your Map' with a personal coach and mindfulness guru Emma Melrose - get to know the group and find your true essence
  • Country walk
  • Reflection / journal time
  • Saturday morning - pre-breakfast walk (optional)
  • Gentle Hatha yoga, breathwork, meditation and sound bath - includes a tasty treat and chai during the midway break
  • Guided beach walk in beautiful Ferryside to refresh and restore and really notice nature at its best
  • Return to the house for lunch
  • Time for reflection about what you've learned and experienced
  • Privately booked treatments - facials, massage, reflexology, reiki, Alexander Technique
  • Evening motivational/mindful games for those who want to join in
  • Use of private hot tub

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Alexander Technique
  • Beauty treatments

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bristol Airport (BRS). You can also book your flight to arrive at Cardiff Airport (CWL) and get a train or bus directly to Kidwelly. Free collection from Kidwelly train station (by arrangement).

Free collections by arrangement from Kidwelly train station

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Monday January 25, 2021
Departure: Thursday January 28, 2021

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