Weekend Yoga Retreat UK

Spend your weekend at a hidden treasure, set deep in the beautiful countryside of south Oxfordshire. You will be surrounded by in nature less than two hours from London. This weekend retreat is an opportunity to revitalize and enjoy reconnecting with yourself and others. There will be delicious vegetarian food and plenty of time just to hang out and chat, meet new people, read, relax, and enjoy being in the community in natural surroundings.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Asana and pranayama sessions
  • Guided relaxation, chanting, and philosophy
  • Revitalize and reconnect with yourself
  • Daily organic vegetarian breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer available: London Heathrow Airport

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Accommodation

All rooms are comfortable and charming at Braziers Park. All bathrooms are shared. Single rooms are subject availability.

Yogakutir UK Yoga Retreat Program

A Hatha yoga based practice with an integration of other traditions will naturally open the heart and nurture you to a space of surrender and stillness. A typical class will include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), hands-on adjustments, guided relaxation, chanting, and a taste of philosophy. Typically, each class will last for two hours.

The day will begin with silent meditation and a little mantra chanting. This will be followed by the morning yoga class. You will then have breakfast followed by free time, massages, and the afternoon yoga practice. In the evenings, there will be other activities that may include meditation, inspiring cinema, bonfires, and chanting.

Retreat location

Your retreat will take place in Braziers Park, a warm country manor house (formally home to 007), set deep in beautiful countryside and the rolling Chiltern Hills of South Oxfordshire, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The location is perfect for a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating retreat. The old manor is Grade II listed in the strawberry gothic style and it has so much character and beauty.

There are real log fires, plentiful sofas, and a grand piano among its charms. All set in 57 acres of land with beautiful gardens, Braziers is a working eco-community with sheep, chickens, a walled vegetable garden, and an ancient orchard.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served daily organic and vegetarian breakfast meals during this retreat.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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)

Braziers Park is very quaint and quirky with plenty of space to nestle down with a book. There's the library, the study, dining room, and an informal space by the log fire and grand piano. There is a lovely woodland walk, which is a great opportunity to experience some of the wildlife beauties of the estate. There will be plenty of time just to hang out and chat, meet new people, read, relax, and enjoy being in the community in natural surroundings.

Spa treatments

You can book a massage on site with a reservation for an extra cost.

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All yoga workshops
  • Beautiful nature walks
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Delicious organic vegetarian breakfast meals
  • Guided relaxation, chanting, and philosophy
  • Log fires

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Extra activities
  • Massage
  • Train fare
  • Train station transfers

How to get there

Driving directions from London

  • Leave M4 at Junction 8 / 9.
  • Proceed to Henley and then on through Nettlebed to the Crowmarsh.
  • At the roundabout (A4130), turn left onto the A4074 towards Reading.
  • After about seven minutes, ignore two left turns signposted Ipsden, the next left turn at the bottom of a hill a few seconds later is for Braziers Park indicate early and turn left there.
  • This will bring you to Braziers front gates.
  • Please note the five miles per hour speed limit and park carefully.

Driving directions from Reading

  • Follow signs for Railway station and Caversham, over Caversham Bridge, then first left onto the A4074, signposted Oxford.
  • Follow this road for around 15 minutes passing two signs for Woodcote on your left and then on a downward hill with open views, you’ll see a parking lay by with an airfield sign on the left and a vehicles turning sign, if there is traffic behind, it’s a good idea to start indicating right here.
  • You will then see a signpost for Braziers Park on the right, ignore the small right turn before the Braziers sign.
  • If you accidentally take this turn into Bottom Lane then continue to the first left up a rutted track and follow this to Braziers Park.

Driving directions from Oxford

  • Follow signposts out of Oxford to Henley / Wallingford / Reading (A4074).
  • Around seven minutes after Wallingford (follow signs to Reading) you will pass two left turnings to the village of Ipsden which should be ignored.
  • Soon after, there is a signpost to Braziers Park, indicate early and turn left into the small lane leading to Brazier Park.

Driving direction from the West

  • Leave M4 at Junction 8 / 9 and proceed as from London.
  • Car parking is at owners’ risk, the speed limit is five miles per hour on the driveways. Parking charges may be made for large groups and events.

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Heathrow Airport (LHR) or Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Arrival by bus

From Reading, the Braziers Park stop is not listed on timetables. It is between Woodcote and Wallingford and is known as Ipsden Turn by the bus drivers but you should also ask for Braziers Park as there are two stops called Ipsden turn. It is the first one if you are coming from Reading and the second if you are coming from Oxford.

From Oxford, go to bus stop H5 on St Aldates to catch the X39 or X40. The journey will take approximately 55 minutes on either bus, passing through Wallingford where it may stop for a while or change driver or bus. After leaving Wallingford, it is approximately six minutes before reaching Braziers stop.

You will pass two roundabouts and turn right onto the main road (A4074), travelling straight for a few more minutes when you will see large black and gold gates on your left, followed by a small wooden bus shelter. This is the stop immediately before Braziers stop but don’t get off there or you could get very lost as Braziers Park is not in Ipsden itself.

Ring the bell as you pass this stop, Braziers stop approximately 30 seconds later at the bottom of hill. If you’re unsure, ask the drivers. It is the second Ipsden Turn stop. After getting off the bus, follow the lane on the same side of the road (signposted Braziers Park) and it will lead you directly to the main entrance of Braziers five minutes or so away just behind the trees you can see at the end of the lane.

Arrival by train

Visitors travelling by train are advised to go to Reading central railway station and then catch the X39 / X40 bus to Braziers Park, as these buses run from just outside the station. Goring and Streatley Station is about 60-minutes walk with steep hills, no buses but occasionally taxis.

Once you are at Reading station, leave the station at the main entrance, cross the road opposite and you will see some bus stands, make your way to bus stop SB. The X39 takes approximately 25 minutes. The X40 turns off for a loop of Woodcote before rejoining the X39 route, so it will take ten minutes longer.

Airport: London Heathrow Airport Airport transfer available: London Heathrow Airport Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 42 days before arrival.
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