LUXURY SOMERSET SPRING YOGA RETREAT, 15 - 17 March 2019 FULLY BOOKED
“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 Spring Yoga Retreat taking place in a secluded Somerset valley. Step away from the frenetic pace of life and join us as we welcome spring spending a deeply nourishing weekend in luxurious accommodation surrounded by lush nature, whilst delving deep into the magic of yoga. Perfect for complete beginners and experienced practitioners who would like to deepen their practice alike.
42 Acres Somerset consciously creates space for connection: to nature; to each other and to our true self. This stunning retreat space, originally built as a dairy farm in the 1800s, is set in 42 acres of beautiful ancient woodland and wild meadows and acts as the perfect setting for a transformational yoga retreat.
42 Acres works with the land and its natural resources, using reclaimed materials to outfit the interiors of the property and all power is renewable and self generated through biomass and solar. Allow the fresh air, yoga, nutritious food and verdant nature to work their magic, aiding complete relaxation, detox and creative and spiritual growth
Surrender Into Bliss..
Enjoy healthy, nourishing meals, twice daily yoga (plus guided relaxation before bed), free time to relax and unwind with a book or treat yourself to a massage. 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.
Experience Deep Healing..
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 for the spring season.
Did you know that your immunity can be weakened during spring putting you at risk of catching colds or the flu or being affected by allergies, asthma or bronchial infections? Spring is the best time of year to support your body in the role of eliminating toxins and you can boost your detox functions by practicing a blend of dynamic & restorative yoga combined with guided meditation & relaxation.
The 42 Acres Vision..
42 Acres began with siblings Lara and Seth Tabatznik, and their belief that the most effective outer change starts from within. The mission was to create an intentional space that reconnects people with who they truly are and in doing so, allowing them to realise their highest potential.
42 Acres consciously supports this connection by striving to inspire aliveness in all that they do. It is their belief that nurturing internal transformation has a profound external impact; that individual growth ultimately serves both personal and planetary wellbeing. Their vision is for a world wherein we embody our true nature, as this fosters greater alignment with the world around us. This aligns intrinsically with the purpose of yoga in its truest form.
Take a look to see what the Press are saying about this incredible sanctuary.
Kind Words from Recent Retreats..
"Fantastic weekend. Feeling really chilled, de-stressed positive" - M. Feeney
"Fabulous, blissful weekend. Amazing food. Expert tuition. Meryl and Isabelle are first class teachers" - N. Mead
"The best yoga teachers! Food was soooo good! Wonderful weekend. Great company, amazing food and expert tuition. Thank you so much. It was blissful" - S. N'Jie
"I really enjoyed the retreat. I learned lots of techniques and will certainly book another retreat with you" - C. Mullins
"Beautiful location, gorgeous food, lovely people and amazing yoga teachers" - L. Turnbull
"Absolutely Fantastic. Feeling reborn. Fabulous food and lovely yoga. Will definitely book another one" - V. Lothian-Perenyi
"I loved it. I loved the place, I loved the people, I loved the food, I loved the yoga. I just loved it" - T. Turnbull
- 3 days of luxurious accommodation in stunning Somerset Countryside
- Expert yoga instruction by two experienced, friendly & passionate instructors
- Morning deep hatha yoga practices to strengthen and free up the energy channels
- Beautiful nature walks in the surrounding lush countryside
- 3 delicious meals a day lovingly prepared by the inspirational, award winning on-site chef
- Unlimited fresh fruit, tea, coffee and water.
- All yoga equipment and use of the stunning indoor yoga studio
- Use of the beautiful, purpose built yoga yurt
- Evening Candlelit Yin & Restorative Yoga allowing you to unfold, surrender & release tension
- Deeply nourishing Yoga Nidra, mindfulness meditations and guided relaxation
- Gorgeous grounds complete with panoramic views of the stunning countryside
- On-site parking
- Victoria Ogilvy Handmade Organic toiletries
- Use of luxury linen and towels
- Travel to and from the venue
- No Wifi encouraging you to truly unplug and reconnect
- Massage & Spa Treatments which can be booked in advance.
Your Yoga Teachers:
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.
Meryl Currie (The Union Yoga)
Meryl is a dedicated and experienced Yoga practitioner of 20 years who teaches Yoga and Meditation as a healing and transformational practice providing soul solutions for living an authentic, sustainable, spiritual life.
On the mat she uses asana as the vehicle of learning, her focus as a teacher is on creating a solid foundation through safe alignment, proper breathing and presence in each posture, so that students may move deeper into their practice looking inward rather than outward.
Off the mat, as a Yoga lifestyle coach and mentor Meryl has a special interest in how Yoga translates into holistic health, moving through trauma (physical, mental, emotional) and sustainable, compassionate living. Her personal sadhana is grounded in a daily meditation practice, self study, and asana but extends to all aspects of her life. Allow Meryl to share her vast experience and love of yoga with you as she accompanies you along your own personal yoga journey.
The retreat begins at 5 pm on Friday 15th March 2019 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 after breakfast, a yoga class and then lunch. 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-7.30pm: Evening Yoga Stress-Melt. Gentle, healing yoga to ease you into the weekend
7.30pm: Welcome Feast
9.00pm: 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/protein snacks/fruit
8.30am-10am: Morning Hatha yoga and pranayama (controlled breathing) and relaxation.
10am: Nourishing Breakfast
11am – 5.30pm: Free time for walking, exploring, reading or a massage
2.30pm: Delicious Lunch
5.30pm: 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
9.00pm: A calming & healing guided meditation
8.30am: Hearty Breakfast
10am-12pm: Vinyasa Yoga, invigorating and rinsing the whole body, soothing the mind and peeling away any remaining layers of stress. Pranayama and Relaxation
12pm: Yummy Lunch
2pm: Retreat Ends. Returned home feeling like new!
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 vegan/vegetarian but 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