You can’t have escaped to notice the ‘Hygge’ (Hou-gah) trend which was everywhere last year.
The Scandinavian concept of getting cosy and appreciating the simpler things in life during the long winter months, struck a chord with us Brits and inspired everything from cookery books, fashion and YOGADOO developed the concept of Hygge Yoga and held half day retreats, at Combe Grove Hotel just outside of Bath.
All eight of the half day mini retreats over the winter sold out within weeks of going on sale. The experience included candlelit yoga, a gift of knitted leg warmers, fireside meditation with woollen blankets and ‘comfort food’ including warming soup, freshly made bread, hot chocolate and cake.
Lucy Aston, founder of Bath yoga company, YOGADOO invented Hygge Yoga after having spending time in Scandinavia: ‘Hygge is a way of life over there but there is a lot of cross-over between Hygge and Yoga such as appreciating the simple things in life.’
But Hygge is for life, not just for Christmas and YOGADOO has just announced the dates for eight more Hygge Yoga mini retreats at Combe Grove Hotel. Four winter retreats between October and January.
But new for 2017, are four Summer Hygge Yoga retreats. Imagine practicing yoga outdoors overlooking beautiful countryside, then a gentle walk into the stunning grounds of Combe Grove Hotel for woodland meditation whilst listening to birdsong and breathing invigorating fresh air. After yoga and meditation, you’ll enjoy a luxury picnic hamper including a delicious cream tea prepared by award-winning chefs at the hotel. You will also receive a pair of very special Hygge Yoga leg warmers to keep your toes cosy as the sun goes down.
Before or after your Hygge Yoga experience, you make use of the hotel facilities including taking a walk or jog in the stunning 70 acre grounds, the restaurant, sauna, steam room and indoor or outdoor swimming pools to really make the most of your day.
Lucy added: “It doesn’t matter if you have never tried yoga or meditation before, or you practice yoga every week – the Hygge Yoga mini retreats are suitable for everyone.”
Summer dates: 11th June, 9th July, 13th August, 10th September
Winter dates: 29th October, 12th November, 10th December, 14th January
Reteats take place between 2:30pm and 6pm. Places are £62 (£55 for Combe Grove members).
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