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3 Days Winter Glow Yoga Retreat in UK

  • Poundon House, Poundon, North Bicester, Oxfordshire OX27 9BB, England, United Kingdom

Overview

Weekend Yoga Holiday UK

Light will be the central theme to this weekend, taking inspiration from Divali. There will be candlelit yoga in the evenings and dinners by candle light. This retreat will help your body to unwind, so a good night sleep is assured. It is going to be a wonderful collaborative weekend of immersive yoga, delicious gluten, dairy, and refined-sugar-free vegetarian food, and relaxing treatments, in a beautiful, peaceful setting, sprinkled with lots of fresh country air.

Highlights

  • 5 yoga practices
  • A long countryside walk
  • A fire circle celebration and take-home goody bags
  • Afternoon tea and snacks between meals
  • 3 nourishing vegetarian meals daily
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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The accommodation options are on private, double or twin, and triple room basis. Poundon House is an Edwardian house built in 1908 and set within 12 acres of grounds. It is only offered on exclusive use basis to established well-being companies. With 10 bedrooms, it is an ideal venue for retreats with up to 18 guests.

The inside of the house is just as impressive as the outside with large paintings, ornate fireplaces, and plenty of space for you. You have exclusive use of three reception rooms, each one with its own unique character. The bedrooms offer the chance to really enjoy the venue and settle in for the weekend. They are spacious, light, and extremely comfortable.

The bed linens have been carefully sourced and is of the highest quality. There are shared bathrooms as the house has kept true to its original design. There are hypnos mattresses, homegrown lavender by the bed, linen sheets, feather duvets, and pillows. Please note that feather-based allergies can be catered for with advance warning.

Poundon House also has various spacious rooms like the drawing room, which is cozy with the open fire in the winter months. The library is a quiet room to curl up and read. The yellow room is a beautiful room for your meals with its far reaching views. The dining room is transformed into a yoga shala for the weekend.

The yoga space becomes an integral part of the weekend where you can keep silence and retreat to for private meditations whenever you need to. Poundon House provides yoga mats, blocks, and blankets. The views to the countryside are beautiful and tranquil and make the perfect backdrop.

Winter is a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. During this retreat, there will be plenty of time to stretch and open in the shala, cozy down in front of the open fire, and build up your internal energy for winter. It is also a beautiful golden and crisp time at Poundon House. This retreat is a unique experience and one that will stay in your favorite memories forever.

Upon arrival, you will feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in front of a roaring open fire, taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms, or going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard, for over a century, Poundon House is the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life.

Through this retreat, you will have a total of five yoga practices designed and led by an experienced yoga teacher, Charlie Morgan. You will get to enjoy healthy yet nourishing vegetarian food and snacks by the retreat chef and a 30-minute treatment with one of Poundon House's professional therapists.

On Saturday, you will be taken to a long countryside walk. You will also have a fire circle celebration and take home a healthy goody bag bursting with new ideas and goodness. This retreat is perfect for someone who wants some peace and quiet and make connections and giggles with like-minded people.

  • Charlie Morgan

    Charlie's mission is to spread the love and true benefits of yoga, as a lifestyle, as far and as wild as she possibly can. Making people smile and laugh along the way, opening minds and hearts, inspiring and empowering them to swallow their fears and fulfill their dreams. She believes that everyone should, and can, live a life they love.

The retreat will be held in Poundon, Oxfordhire, England. Poundon House is set in a convenient location, which makes it the perfect setting for a healthy weekend in peace, tranquility, mindfulness, and the chance to celebrate with your closest friends in splendid isolation.

Nearby places

  • Birmingham - 1 hour
  • Cotswolds - 1 hour
  • London - 1 hour
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Massage
General
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Lounge
  • Yoga shala
Services
  • Library
  • Wedding

All meals, afternoon tea, and snacks are included in the package. The food in Poundon House is just as important as the yoga and the setting. The retreat chef, Sophie, will be preparing delicious vegetarian food. All dietary requirements can be taken care of and the menu is designed specifically to suit the guests. They have Pukka and fresh teas available throughout the weekend.

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 5 yoga classes
  • A long countryside walk
  • Afternoon tea and snacks
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Fire circle celebration
  • Healthy goody bag
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

Driving directions from London

  • Take junction 9 off the M40.
  • At the roundabout above the motorway, head towards Bicester on the A41.
  • At the Esso petrol station roundabout, turn right. You are now on the Bicester bypass.
  • At the next roundabout, take the second left towards Launton.
  • Follow the signs to Launton.
  • In Launton, at the crossroads, turn left opposite The Bull Inn, this should be marked Poundon.
  • Leave the village, going over a railway track about a mile out, and then go straight over the next cross roads.
  • About three miles from there, after going up a steep hill and past a couple of farm entrances, Poundon House is on your right with black gates and a lime tree avenue.

Driving directions from Buckingham

  • On the Buckingham or Brackley ring road, follow signs to Gawcott.
  • Continue into Gawcott and turn left at the T-junction, signed towards Marsh Gibbon or Twyford.
  • Continue until you pass the Seven Stars pub on your right, where you can take the next right to Twyford.
  • Turn right into Twyford and continue through the village.
  • About one mile out of Twyford, turn right towards Poundon, then take the left by the Sow and Pigs Pub.
  • Drive up the village.
  • Poundon House is the last house on the left with the black iron gates and lime tree avenue.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

Arrival by train

The nearest train station is Bicester North. Poundon House can help arrange car share or pick up from or drop off to this station.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Poundon House Retreats an inquiry.
  • Review by Queen of Retreats
    10 out of 10

    "The perfect backdrop to encourage inner calm. The combination of unpretentious home comfort and discreet professionalism somehow shouldn’t really work, and yet it does to gratifyingly good effect. I felt I had walked into my dream home, experiencing almost instant calm and contentment. It is huge without being intimidating, comfortable without forsaking cleanliness, and I resolved to resume my lottery ticket buying habit instantly."

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  • Review by Zoe Cole
    10 out of 10

    "Reflecting back now on my weekend at Poundon House with the wonderful Saskia, I can honestly tell you I found this retreat to be totally transformative. There is scientific evidence to suggest that both yoga and meditation can change neural pathways in the brain and I have to say I can fully feel the effects. Trust me when I say I genuinely feel better than I have done in years! I wake with more energy and ready to hit the ground running most days whereas previously I was always pretty sluggish in the mornings. I also feel generally calmer and more positive on a daily basis. "

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  • Review by Poppy Cross
    10 out of 10

    "Natalie and Alicia have created a very personal environment which fits so perfectly with yoga and allows people to fully let go and get a really rich experience. "

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  • Review by Sam Bowers
    10 out of 10

    "The attention to details at Poundon has been amazing, from goodie bags on arrival, wonderful food, and amazing yoga and meditation. "

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  • Review by Victoria Fritz
    10 out of 10

    "I’m coming away feeling relaxed, in tune with myself, enriched, nourished, and with a better awareness of myself, thank you!"

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Massive rooms with wooden floors, high ceilings, and original features and fireplaces provide super spaces to dine, read, relax, and practice yoga, while the bedrooms are individually furnished, tasteful, and comfy. There are no modern distractions such as televisions or speakers, and no en-suites, but there are enough bathrooms for it not to feel a chore to have to share."

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Poundon House is a beautiful country house in Oxfordshire that hosts well-being weekends, working and collaborating with some of the most interesting people to create unforgettable experiences.

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3 days / 2 nights

Availability

Arrival: Friday February 3, 2017
Departure: Sunday February 5, 2017

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