Rest, Reconnect, Rebalance: Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat

With experienced teachers Helen Bishop and Jessica Livingstone

October 4-6th 2024

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Oct 4-6th 2024

With experienced teachers Helen Bishop and Jessica Livingstone

Building on the success of last year and utilising – between us – 30 years of experience, we will offer you the chance to downshift, rebalance and reconnect again. You will be guided through a range of yogic practices, some more active, others very relaxed and inwardly focussed, combined with a mixture of guided meditations, restorative and mindfulness tools and breathing practises. The aim is for you to return home refreshed, revived and feeling more connected with your true self (suitable for all levels). 

The Setting

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty our accommodation is on a 500-acre “regeneratively managed” historic estate. The estate’s ethos is all about how they can help people and nature work together “to live happy, fulfilling, sustainable lives”. 

They also offer educational programmes for schools and young people, group retreats, marked trails to explore the estate and a programme of events. There is a world of wildlife and nature on the estate, as such they are committed to finding ways to improve biodiversity.

Sustainability is at their heart so their water is recycled, plus they generate more than 50% of their own energy; with the estate managed specifically to encourage wildlife. 

There are beautiful gardens to explore and enjoy. A reflective pond is a stand out feature. You can stargaze, explore or warm up around a cosy fire.

Guests also get to experience wildlife walks – gentle circular routes revealing the secrets of a landscape that’s been worked for 1,000+ years. 

So you will get to escape for a weekend, immerse yourself in this countryside, in comfortable and warm accommodation in a place that adopts an environmentally-friendly approach. 

Accommodation 

We’ve hired: 1) their historic House and 2) their Cottages plus 3) their Large Barn. The accommodation is comfortable, distinctive, character full and warm with views out over the gardens.

What about the food?

The food is key on retreats as such we are bringing in a highly recommended local chef and working with her to develop a nutritious and desirable menu using fresh, local and organic ingredients. The food is non vegetarian with vegetarian options (as well as options for dietary requirements) – it will be hearty, healthy and nutritious. 

Travel

About an hour’s drive from Brentwood / accessible by train – see below:

In Sum

Come and join not one BUT two very experienced, down-to-earth and caring teachers. Helen from Kent and Jessica from Brentwood, Essex.  

Take some time out and prioritise your self care/development on our wonderful retreat with – or without – friends. 

Please note if you are expecting a very small group retreat this isn’t it – with 2 teachers we will be bringing around 12 students each. The space is deliberately big enough for you to find your own space and it worked very well last year.

Expect to arrive for 4/5pm on the Friday and leave by around 4pm on the Sunday. You will not be required to do everything – it’s up to you, this is YOUR weekend.

What’s included?

  • 2 night’s accommodation 
  • Full catering from Friday pm to Sunday lunch – that’s 6 meals (dietary requirements can be catered for), unlimited teas/coffees, water, fresh fruit etc.
  • Full Yoga & Meditation programme (5/6 sessions: Friday evening, Sat am & pm, Sunday am + early pm)
  • Wood-burning stove as well as an outside firepit (weather permitting)
  • Separate spaces for respite / meditation

What’s not included?

  • Travel to and from the venue
  • Food and beverages beyond those included above. Feel free to bring your own snacks/drinks if you wish (not necessary but at your discretion)
  • Local excursions (inc bicycle hire)

Please note PLACES ARE LIMITED and we expect the retreat to fill very quickly. 

If you would like to receive more information or make a booking please email Jess on jessica@wellbeingyoga.co.uk thank you