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YOGA IN NATURE – A RETREAT FOR MIND AND BODY

Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June 2019

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Drawing inspiration from the land around us and a desire to work with natural principles rather than overriding them, during this weekend we will all share an approach to health and wellbeing which can help balance our physical, emotional, mental and inspirational energy.

Over the course of the weekend our carefully curated offerings of yoga, meditation, immersion in nature, shared meals, workshops and talks, aim to soothe any tightness, soreness and discomfort out of the physical body, recharge the energetic system, rebalance the nervous system and calm the mind.

Our intention is to take heartfelt care of you in every way and to witness you float out on Sunday feeling deeply replenished, refreshed, resilient and revitalised.

What you get:

  • 4 x Yoga sessions. A mixture of flowing hatha (am) and restorative yin (pm). Yoga sessions will take place outdoors in the ‘magic circle’ if the weather permits! If it rains we have plenty of dry space to hold our sessions and meals inside. My yoga classes aim to bring gentle strength and flexibility to the body and a sense of spacious calm to the mind.
  • Guided contemplations of nature by Eco-psychologist Mark Sparrow. These have been a real highlight year on year.
  • An aromatherapy workshop where you will learn to create your own bespoke oil blend (using the finest quality essential oils and based on your particular needs and desires) to create a skincare product to take home with you.
  • An Introduction to, and a greater understanding of, organic systems, natural principles, seasonality, and how we can learn from and thrive off the land with respect and reciprocity. Presented with passion and curiosity rather than formality or expectation.
  • Out of this world plant-based meals, snacks, smoothies, more snacks….The delicious organic food you will eat during your stay will complement the weekend’s activities perfectly and is all organically grown, and lovingly prepared.
  • Free time on the farm will allow you to reflect in peaceful surroundings.

 

“What an amazing experience! We enjoyed wonderful yoga sessions with Jasmine interspersed with fantastic food, fascinating guided walks & talks. Thank you for sharing your beautiful retreat.” 2016 attendee 

“Thank you for a wonderful weekend! It exceeded all expectations and was a truly magical experience. I’m leaving with a renewed, positive attitude and have been inspired to carry on with yoga. Please don’t change anything about the retreat – it is perfect the way it is!” 2017 attendee

In this increasingly turbulent world, its particularly wonderful to know that people like you are making weekends like this possible.” 2017 attendee

Weekend Details

Location: Haddon Copse Farm, Dorset

Dates: Friday 28th June – Sunday 30th June 2019

This weekend is suitable for beginners and more experienced participants alike. Please do contact us if you have any specific health concerns.

Leaders

Jasmine Pradhan – Jasmine teaches Hatha yoga (sometimes dynamic, sometimes slower) and Yin Yoga with an open heart and an open mind. A combination of attention to alignment for safety and tailor-made class plans to bring the postures to life, Jasmine’s yoga classes aim to build gentle heat, strength and flexibility in the body, whilst simultaneously bringing a sense of deep release and calm to the mind – a perfect blend of physical exertion and more contemplative, introspective exploration.

Tom Mettyear – Tom farms the 30 acres of organic land at Haddon Copse Farm and is passionate about the organic food the farm produces. For many years Tom has also worked for Neal’s Yard Remedies and has extensive knowledge of medicinal and native plants. He has a deep belief that by connecting to our food and our medicine we can create a healthier self and a healthier planet.

Mark Sparrow – as well as farming at Haddon Copse Farm with Tom, Mark is also a counsellor with a particular interest in nature-based practice & eco-psychology. Through a growing mindfulness-based practice Mark believes that connecting with the natural world is an integral part of our health and wellbeing.

Travel

By car – we are on the road between Sturminster Newton & Hazelbury Bryan – our postcode is DT10 2AQ

By train – the nearest train station is Sherborne. We can collect you from the station on Friday and take you back on Sunday by arrangement.

Accommodation

This is a camping weekend: you can bring your own tent or hire one of our lovely bell-tents which provide comfortable mattresses – you will still need to bring your own sleeping bag/bedding. Our bell-tents are based on two people sharing – single occupancy may be available for a supplement. There are two lovely shower rooms in the orchard next to the camping field.

Food

All food will be vegetarian, seasonal, local and organic. We’re sorry but because of the limited kitchen facilities, we cannot offer a gluten-free option.

Programme

Friday

3pm – 4pmArrival
4 – 4.15pmWelcome and introductions
4.15pm – 5.45pmFarm walk & an introduction to the principles & practices of organic farming
6pm – 7.30pmRestorative/Yin yoga
8pmSupper

Saturday

8.30am – 10amFlowing Hatha yoga
10.15amBreakfast, then free time on the farm
12.30 – 1.30pmGuided contemplation of nature
1.45pmLunch, then free time on the farm
3.30pm – 5pmHerb and Aromatherapy Blending Workshop
5.30pm – 7pmYin Yoga
7.30pmSupper

 Sunday

8.30am – 10amFlowing Hatha Yoga
10.15amBreakfast, then free time on the farm
12.30 – 1.30pmGuided contemplation of nature
1.45pmLunch
3pmDepart

Price£265 for the weekend and all food if you pitch your own tent

£295 for the weekend, all food and a shared bell tent

For further information and to book please email
E: info@angelcottageorganics.co.uk

You can also find us listed on www.yogablisshub.com/

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