LUXURY SOMERSET AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT, 20-22 NOVEMBER 2020
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” - Maya Angelou
Respira Yoga London brings you a blissful Luxury Autumn Yoga Retreat taking place in a secluded Somerset valley.
Seven hundred acres of ancient forest encircle the main 42 Acres Somerset house, originally built as a dairy farm in the 1800s.
Step away from the frenetic pace of life and join us as we spend a cosy weekend in luxurious accommodation surrounded by lush nature, whilst delving deep into the magic of yoga, practising in the incredible yoga yurt. Perfect for complete beginners and experienced practitioners who would like to deepen their practice alike.
Enjoy delicious, gourmet, plant-based meals, thrice daily yoga, free time to relax and unwind with a book or treat yourself to a massage or other treatment. Surrender into bliss as you allow the layers of stress to peel away in this gorgeous sanctuary. Enjoy beautiful walks, taking in the uninterrupted views of glorious landscape.
This healing and nurturing weekend will allow your nervous system to rest and will help to release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. A wonderful, nourishing opportunity to pause and reset your rhythm, get back in sync with nature and rebalance.
Pricing & Booking
Space is limited so if you are tempted to come along, book your spot by clicking here to contact us to pay £200 deposit. Balance due 10 weeks before the Retreat commences. Please read the Retreat Terms and Conditions before booking your spot. Prices below are per person, including all yoga, accommodation & food:
£495 - Luxury Partitioned Triple. Exposed beams, adjacent bathroom w/ standalone bath
£595 - Shared elegant twin room, shared bathroom / shower room
£645 - Single occupancy double rooms, shared bathroom, in the newly appointed Swallows Nest
£645 - Privately accessed, shared twin ensuite rooms in the Deer's Cottage
£695 - Single occupancy elegant double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom
£695 - A Morocco inspired King bedroom with floor to ceiling shelving and hanging space. Shared bathroom
£795 - Luxurious Master Suite of the house, Super-King Bed, walk-in closet, sofa & beautiful view of the 42 Acres landscape. Large ensuite w/ standalone bath & walk in shower (Single occupancy). £610 per person for a couple sharing.
Your Yoga Teacher:
Isabelle Sagra - Respira Yoga London Founder
A yoga experience with Isabelle is deeply affecting, soothing, therapeutic and a blissful journey for all of the senses, involving movement, breath, mindfulness and aromatherapy to bring complete surrender. She strongly believes that yoga is for everyone and that the benefits of this ancient practice can be experienced by every body, of any age or fitness level.
Isabelle is passionate about sharing yoga, making it accessible, enjoyable and an integral part of people's lives as she understands first-hand the power of yoga and how it can bring release, happiness and inner harmony.
She first came to yoga over 20 years ago finding that yoga brought a sense of clarity and calm to her overworked body and mind and that time spent on the mat gave her the chance to re-connect with her inner-self.
Her early training in classical ballet and later immersion in Latin dance has given her an intuitive understanding of the body and movement allowing her to recognize the unique patterns in different bodies. It is this passion for music and dance that allows Isabelle to create mindful flowing sequences set to evocative music, that are graceful and focused, moving meditations, synchronising breath with movement. Allow Isabelle to share her vast experience and love of yoga with you as she accompanies you along your own personal yoga journey.
- 3 days of luxurious accommodation in stunning Somerset Countryside
- Expert tuition by an experienced, passionate and friendly instructor
- Morning dynamic yoga practices to strengthen and free up the energy channels
- Beautiful nature walks in the surrounding lush countryside
- Evening Candlelit Yin & Restorative Yoga Sessions allowing you to unfold, surrender & release tension
- Pre-Bedtime mindfulness meditations and guided relaxations
- 3 delicious plant-based meals lovingly prepared by the inspirational on-site chefs
- Unlimited fresh fruit, tea, coffee and water
- All yoga equipment
- Use of the beautiful, purpose build yoga yurt & stunning meditation room
- Gorgeous grounds complete with panoramic views of the countryside
- On-site parking
- Victoria Ogilvy Handmade Organic toiletries
- Use of luxury linen and towels
- Travel to and from the venue
- Massage Treatments which can be booked in advance.
Retreat Sample Itinerary:
The retreat begins at 5pm on Friday with time to settle in before the first yoga class at 6pm. Dinner will be served at 7.30pm. The retreat ends at 2pm on Sunday when you should leave for home feeling completely replenished! We will send you the finalised itinerary once you have booked.
5pm onwards: Arrivals. Chill out with a cup of herbal tea, snuggle down in your inviting room and meet the group
6pm: Evening Yoga Stress-Melt. Gentle, healing yoga to ease you into the weekend
7.30pm: Welcome Feast
9.00pm: Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, a soothing guided meditation, easing you into a deep relaxation to set you up for an incredible night’s sleep
8am: Pre-yoga tea/coffee/granola/fruit
8.30am: Morning Hatha yoga and pranayama (controlled breathing) and relaxation.
10am: Nourishing Breakfast
11am – 5.30pm pm: Free time for walking, exploring, reading or a massage
2.30pm: Delicious Lunch
5.30pm – 7.30pm: Evening Yin Yoga Immersion - melting into deep, long held stretches bringing deep rest to the mind & nervous system & lasting structural change to the body.
7.30pm: Sumptuous Dinner
9pm: A calming & healing Guided Meditation
8am: Pre-yoga tea/coffee/granola/fruit
8.30am: Vinyasa Yoga, invigorating and rinsing the whole body, soothing the mind and peeling away any remaining layers of stress. Pranayama and Relaxation
10am - Nourishing Breakfast
11am - 1pm: Free time for walking, exploring, reading or a massage
1pm: Delicious Lunch
2pm: Retreat Ends
42 Acres Culinary Philosophy
The food at 42 ACRES is second to none. Expect the highest quality, locally sourced organic and biodynamic foods and ingredients that sustain the health and vitality of our bodies and community. The 42 Acres chefs believe in the restorative and regenerative benefits of meals prepared with care and shared with compassion. They even forage many wild ingredients from the land.
With few exceptions, food is prepared in the 42 acres kitchen using organic, hand-made ingredients and ferments. Food is sourced from a number of small heritage producers who maintain the highest standards of care and ethics in their operations.
The 42 Acres kitchen chefs are committed to creating meals that are diverse, colourful, flavourful, healthy and satisfying. Nourishment of both body and soul are integral to your stay with them. As such, know that the food you eat will be prepared with love, imagination, care and attention.
Processed foods are avoided (including refined sugar) and only cold-pressed oils and unrefined Atlantic sea salt are used in food preparation. Breads are made from organic sourdoughs (gluten-free options are available as well).
Food is plant-based with local duck eggs optional at breakfast. If you have any further dietary requirements, please let us know at time of booking.
Driving time from London approx 2.5hrs.
Trains leave from Waterloo at the following times to Gillingham:
Friday 15:20, arriving at 17:16
To return to London on Sunday we suggest the following train:
Gillingham 14:54, arriving at London Waterloo 17:02
Travelling by train:
Gillingham (Dorset) 17 mins by car
Frome 19 mins by car
Castle Cary 24 mins by car
Westbury 33 mins by car.
Taxi’s from the station:
Gillingham Cars – 01747 850 385
Castle Cary Taxis – 01963 351 333
42 Acres Somerset
Witham Friary, Frome
Somerset BA11 5HL