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After the madness of Christmas and New Year's Eve, start 2017 by taking some time for yourself, to nourish body and spirit and set your course for the year ahead over this four day, three night retreat experience. Make the space to listen to and refine your relationship to your spirit or soul. What do you need to let go of or change? What positive actions can you take in 2017 that will bring you into alignment with your highest goals?
The retreat will be held at Trigonos retreat center, which provides a nurturing space with nourishing vegetarian food, much of it grown onsite, and comfortable clean rooms. There are single rooms with or without ensuite available and twin rooms with shared bathrooms.
Claire will lead you through daily Forrest Yoga classes and ceremonies. Forrest Yoga has been created by pioneer of yoga and emotional healing Ana Forrest. It is a physical but internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life and helps you to build strength and integrity in your body. The yoga taught will be ‘all levels’ classes, so options will be provided for both beginners and more experienced yogis looking to deepen their practice.
Jules will lead afternoon sessions which will help you connect to your wild nature through plants, working with the energy of the season stored in roots and dormant seeds.
Everything is optional: if what you really need to do for four days is to sleep, then you are welcome to do so.
The retreat will be held at Trigonos retreat centre, which provides a nurturing space with nourishing vegetarian food, much of it grown onsite, and comfortable, clean bedrooms. The retreat starts at 7pm on the Thursday evening but you are welcome to arrive from 4pm. The retreat ends at 2pm after lunch on the Sunday.
Claire Mace is an experienced Forrest yoga instructor who's been learning from modern master of yoga, Ana Forrest, for the last four years.
This retreat will ake place at Trigonos Center in North Wales, UK. Trigonos provides a high quality retreat environment set in 18 acres of land in the south of the Snowdonia National Park, next to the stunning Nantlle lake. Nestle inside in the library, warmed by a log fire, or explore the walled garden or nearby quarries. Much of the food is grown on site and the vegetarian chefs make absolutely delicious - and healthy - food.
Food is vegetarian, made by highly creative chefs, often from produce grown onsite and sourced locally.
As an essentially vegetarian center, Trigonos does not usually serve meat. However, in special circumstances the are happy to provide some meat dishes - if required before booking.
Lunch varies according to the season based on the following homemade items:
Dinner usually consists of a substantial main course, followed by dessert, cheese and biscuits, fresh fruit, teas and coffee. Here you have some examples of fresh meals:
Over 20 varieties of teas, caffeinated and decaffeinated coffees, coffee substitutes, and hot chocolate are available to residents at all times and at no extra charge.
Trigonos has been awarded a five star rating in a recent food hygiene inspection, the top score.
The chefs are very experienced at catering for all kinds of special dietary requirements and always produce a meal of equal quality to that given to the majority. If you have a special diet you won’t be disappointed when eating at Trigonos.
To ensure that they fully understand your requirements please use the definitions below to guide your request.
Vegetarian - No meat, fish or any products derived from slaughtered animals (rennet, gelatine, lard, fish oils, etc.)
Vegan - As for vegetarians plus no product from any living animal such as milk (cows', goats' or ewes'), cheese, eggs, cream, lactose, honey, etc.
Wheat-free - No product containing wheat in any form but other grains, such as rye, oats, barley, etc, allowed
Gluten-free - No product containing gluten, such as wheat, oats, spelt, rye. Suitable starches used are buckwheat, millet, rice, and potatoes
Dairy product / dairy / milk products are products derived exclusively from milk. Milk is obtained from animals that include cows, goats, sheep, and buffalo. There are always alternatives to milk as standard rice or soy drink.
These are the standard definitions used by health services in the UK:
An allergy produces specific symptoms, such as swelling of the lips which usually develops within minutes of eating the food. Only a tiny particle of food is needed to trigger a food allergy. The symptoms of a food allergy can be life threatening.
An intolerance produces more general symptoms, such as indigestion or bloating, that can develop up to several hours after eating. The symptoms of a food intolerance, unpleasant as they can be, are never immediately life threatening.
Please be certain to tell your special dietary requirements before your visit.
Please book flights to Manchester International Airport (MAN) or Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL). From the airports you may take a train, rent a mini bus or a car - 95 GBP for one to three passengers, and 120 GBP for more than four passengers or book taxi to get to Caenarfon.
Coach National Express buses no longer stop in Penygroes. Caernarfon is the nearest stop, from where you can get a bus or a taxi.
The 1N from Caernarfon serves Nantlle and connects with other buses running from Bangor, Caernarfon, and Porthmadog.
The 5A from Bangor runs to Nantlle twice a day, early morning and late afternoon.
There is also the T2 bus from Bangor-Aberystwyth which stops at Penygroes (two miles from Trigonos). Approximately two buses run a day, early afternoon and evening.
Nearest mainline stations are Bangor (West Coast mainline) or if travelling from mid Wales, Porthmadog. If you are coming by train (to Bangor), let us know and we'll help to arrange a liftshare or taxishare.