3 Days Indian Summer Yoga Retreat in Buckinghamshire, UK

  • Poundon House, Poundon, Nr. Bicester, OX27 9BB, United Kingdom

3 Days Indian Summer Yoga Retreat in Buckinghamshire, UK

  • Poundon House, Poundon, Nr. Bicester, OX27 9BB, United Kingdom

Relaxation and Yoga Retreats UK

Celebrate nature, especially the natural flow and change of the seasons, on this unique and inspiring retreat at Poundon House. As well as providing a huge inspiration, these periods of transition are a fantastic opportunity to look inward, reflect, and find momentum for any change in your life that needs to happen. There is no better way to wake up on a weekend than full of life, love, energy, yoga, and a refreshing walk in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga practices
  • A refreshing walk in the Oxfordshire countryside
  • Fire circle celebration and sound healing session
  • Dynamic morning asana and afternoon Restorative practices
  • Healthy and nourishing vegetarian meals
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Healthy goody bags
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Poundon House was built in 1908, in the Edwardian era, and was designed for sumptuous entertaining. Downstairs, there are three large reception rooms and a library. One of the large reception rooms is converted into a sacred yoga shala for the weekend. The second and third floors feature ten guest bedrooms; all are spacious double or twin bedrooms.

Keeping true to the original design, the bedrooms are luxurious and large without en suite bathrooms. There are five beautiful bathrooms shared between the bedrooms. The house provides towels, white-towelling dressing gowns, and natural products in the bathrooms.

Poundon House is a family home with a family still living there. It has now been an event venue for 10 years and manages to combine luxury and efficiency with many homely touches. The house is light and full of the love and energy of those who have spent time there.

Once you arrive at Poundon, you will feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in front of a roaring open fire or taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms, going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard, or cartwheeling around the garden, for over a century, Poundon has been the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life and be at one with the countryside.

Kitchen

You are always welcome in the Poundon House kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the house and many problems can be solved while putting the kettle on or warming yourself by the Aga. On your retreat, breakfast or brunch will take place in the kitchen and dinners in the Yellow Room, one of the large downstairs reception rooms.

The yoga shala

The shala is carefully curated by &Sister and their collaborators. It has beautiful Manuka eco-mats, natural blocks, bolsters, and woolen blankets to keep you cozy during meditation and Restorative practices. The sacred altar is an important part of the retreats, created with love and reflecting the theme. Guests are invited to bring anything precious to place on the altar for the duration of the retreat.

This shala becomes an integral part of the weekend, where guests can keep silence and retreat to for private meditations whenever they need to. This beautiful space is lit by radiant natural light flooding in through three large windows in the daytime and in the evenings, an atmospheric setting is created using low lighting and candles.

The retreat is taking place as the summer draws to an end and autumn truly begins, so you will also be expressing gratitude for the summer and honoring the autumn with a ceremony, rituals, and plenty of fresh air to blow the cob-webs away.

On this Indian Summer retreat, you will rise to a delicious healthy smoothie, experience Dynamic morning asana to energize your physical body, afternoon Restorative practices to nourish your souls, replenish with delectable healthy food, go deeper with meditation, balance with pranayama, refresh with long country-walks, and connect with like-minded, lovely souls.

As well as a lot of time in the shala with Sally Anne, there will be sound healing on Saturday night, barefoot walks in the garden, star-gazing, hot baths to relax in, and massages and treatments to release tension. This carefully crafted retreat will nourish your soul and guide you lovingly on with an open mind and strong heart.

Joining a yoga retreat is unique and your experiences will remain etched in your memories forever. Sally Anne believes that, as well as the joys of the weekend, a retreat is a step on a path of discovery towards long-lasting connection and contentment with the deeper part of yourself.

They leave some of the treats as a surprise but expect the unexpected and be prepared to detach and disconnect from the fast paced life you usually live in and explore your internal world until you see the bigger and better picture.

During this retreat, you will have a refreshing walk in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

  • Sally-Anne Reynolds

    Sally-Anne explored her love of yoga by experimenting with Ashtanga, Hatha, Iyengar, and Bikram, finally discovering a style she loved in Jivamukti and Vinyasa flow. Sally-Anne’s energizing classes incorporate the deep wisdom of Ayurveda, having trained with Quantum Yoga Founders, Lara Baumann, and Judith Daniels. She offers students a playful and thoughtful space to learn and progress alongside a soundtrack of excellent tunes and inspiring sequences.

Poundon House is the ideal location for a yoga retreat. The Queen Anne-style country house is stunning and spacious, set within six acres of landscaped gardens on the edge of the Oxfordshire - Buckinghamshire border. Despite the peace and tranquility of Poundon House and the surrounding countryside, it is within easy reach of London, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, the Cotswolds, and Bristol with fantastic transport links to the all of these places.

Nearby places

  • Birmingham - 1 hour
  • Cotswolds - 1 hour
  • London - 1 hour

During this retreat, you will be served with healthy vegetarian meals.

  • Book massage and spa treatments
  • Explore the surroundings
  • Go for a quiet walk in the apple orchard
  • Read books in the library
  • Relax in your accommodation
  • See the stunning views
  • Unwind in the garden
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • A refreshing walk in the Oxfordshire countryside
  • Afternoon restorative practices
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Dynamic morning asana
  • Fire circle celebration
  • Healthy and nourishing vegetarian meals
  • Healthy goody bags
  • Sound healing session

Driving direction 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 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 crossroads.
  • About three miles from there, after going up a steep hill and past a couple of farm entrances, the house is on your right with black gates and a lime tree avenue.

Driving directions from Oxford

  • Take the Oxford ring road / A34 towards Bicester.
  • At the M40 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.
  • Follow instructions from the above paragraph.

Arrival by train

The nearest train station is Bicester North or Bicester Village, which is around nine miles or 10 minutes from the house. A taxi will cost approximately 12 GBP. If you are getting the train, please let Poundon House Retreats know your arrival time so that they can help arrange a taxi share.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Ieva Satkute from Lithuania

    Yoga Retreat with Charlie Morgan at Poundon house

    CONS Cons: Nothing

    PROS Pros: Everything was just incredible - impeccable organisation, the host was very warm and welcoming, food, drinks, snack, yoga, facilities, treatments - everything exceeded expectations and I had so much fun and a chance to relax. Couldn't recommend it enough

    2017-May-03 16:22:56

  • Review by Mike Freeman
    10 out of 10

    "I would give this retreat 10 out of 10. The location is beautiful and the retreat is supremely well organised. It is worth the money just for the vegetarian food that is served! It is quite simply some of the best food I've ever eaten. The yoga sessions are brilliantly structured and Mischa is an incredibly committed and knowledgeable yoga teacher. She teaches with the experience and knowledge of a great teacher and the enthusiasm, wonder and humility of a great student. It's a very powerful combination. Her commitment is total and completely inspiring. The combination of the nutrition, instruction and location really do make it a retreat that you take home with you. I have just read this review and I'm thinking that I should write down something that they could do better. However, I really can't!"

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  • Review by Caroline
    9 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful time at Pound House for the New Year Retreat. I felt truly blessed to have this time…with these people in such a beautiful setting AND great teaching!"

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  • 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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Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler

    "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 that hosts wellbeing weekends and works with some of the most interesting people to create unforgettable experiences.

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3 days / 2 nights

Availability

Arrival: Friday September 29, 2017
Departure: Sunday October 1, 2017

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