As the English summer draws to an end, the Indian summer begins, and we invite you to join us for a weekend OF indulgent Indian inspired experience through yoga, meditation, food, fun and a celebration of Indian culture
YOGADOO presents The taste of Indian Summer weekend yoga retreat at the beautifully unique, boutique camping site, just 5 miles from Bath.
Retreat dates Friday 28th-Sunday 30th September.
Inspired by their recent trip to India together, YOGADOO founder, Lucy Aston and her friend and fellow yoga teacher, Bex Bridgford are joining forces and their passions to bring a flavour of India to Somerset.
A weekend celebration of India through yoga, meditation, connecting with the outdoors, sumptuous Indian cuisine, Bollywood dancing, Indian head massage workshops, an essential oils experience, sound bowl meditation, Indian-inspired crafting and much more!
Disconnect to Reconnect we hope this retreat will give you the opportunity to relax, unwind and connect with nature and yourself. Strictly limited to 14 places.
Timetable for retreat (Times and order of activities are subject to slight change)
All meals, drinks, snacks and activities are included in the retreat price
From 2:30pm Arrival and a welcoming offering of classic Indian chai and fresh juices, opportunity to enjoy a swim at The Farm Camp heated indoor pool. Begin to unwind and settle into your Indian inspired home for the weekend. We will also have henna artist to offer optional, complimentary small henna tattoos throughout the evening.
4:30pm-6:00pm Yoga session
6:00pm Prepare for dinner and meet the group
7:00pm Indian Banquet
9pm Campfire Meditation
8am Light breakfast
9am-10:30am Yoga session with essential oils
11:30am-12:30pm Vegan Brunch
12:30pm-3pm Activities including; Mandala creation, make your own mala beads, journaling
workshop, mindful nature walk and more. Option to book Lizzie for message
3pm Indian-inspired afternoon tea
4:00pm-5:30pm Yoga session
5:30pm-6:15pm Sound Bowl meditation and teas
7pm Indian Banquet
8:30pm Bollywood Dancing workshop
8am Light breakfast
9am-10:30am Yoga and Meditation, teas and fruit
11am- 12pm Indian head massage tutorial class with Lizzie Longhurst
Noon-1pm Indian-inspired picnic lunch
1pm Goodbye Meditation
1:30pm-3pm Optional crafts and swimming, nature walks, option to book a massage treatment
Yoga and Meditation workshops will be run by Lucy and Bex - classes will be fun, positive, and help you build a stronger connection to your body, blending the classic yoga poses into a beautiful mix of vinyasa flow that carries a creative feel with Indian-inspired soundtrack, whilst Forrest offers us a more dynamic class full of variations suitable for gravity surfers to beginners offering you a holistic approach into poses and can be modified to meet you where you are in your practice on the day.
As a real treat and we are delighted to welcome our guest teacher, massage therapist Lizzie Longhurst to give us an introduction to Indian head massage. This is a traditional Indian Ayurvedic therapeutic massage and an uplifting, yet relaxing treatment which will focus on you and your partner’s head, neck and shoulders. Using traditional Indian massage techniques to stimulate your upper body Marma points to rebalance and release held tension. This massage is great for stress related conditions, headaches, skin and hair health, postural imbalances and will leave you feeling re-energised and relaxed. We will use organic cold pressed oil for your head, but you can experience without oil if you prefer and the treatment is fully clothed. It is a wonderful massage to give to family and friends.
To complement our Meditation experience we will enjoy a crystal sound Bath to help you slip into a complete bliss. Scientific studies show that the vibrational sound creates a relaxed and meditative state, sleep can be improved, emotional shifts can happen. The meditative healing sound of the crystal sound bowl resonates and helps create harmony within the body, bringing you into a balance, this will be suitable for complete beginners.
Our afternoon of craft and other activities will include and introduction to journaling, we will create our own Indian meditation mala beads, enjoy a mindful nature walk, Indian mandala creation and more.
To delight your Indian senses further Lucy and Bex have designed a stunning sensual menu with flavours and smells that remind them of India. Inspired by the smells and tastes of the classic Ayurvedic diet that ordinates from India, but adding a modern twist to give you energy and the sense of being cleansed.
The Earlybird price for the full weekend is £425 (payable in instalments*) or £455 after the Earlybird deadline of 30 June.
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The price includes:
- Accommodation in a shared luxury yurt (we can accommodate groups of friends where possible (4 sharing)
- All meals, snacks, drinks, throughout the weekend, and wine on Saturday night.
- All Craft activities, Henna, Bollywood dancing, Indian Head massage taster and essential oils workshops. (Each guest will take away their own blend of essential oils.)
- All Yoga and Meditation classes (4 yoga classes and 5 meditation sessions)
- NOT INCLUDED but bookable in advance 1-1 Treatments: Book a well-earned treatment with Lizzie to complete your yoga weekend and feel even more relaxed. Choose from or ask for a blend of Holistic massage, reflexology or Thai Yoga massage (Thai only available for longer sessions). More information will be sent on booking.
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*£125 deposit paid before 30 June
1st Instalment paid by end of July £100
2nd Instalment paid by end of Aug £100
3rd Instalment paid in Sept £100 (or £135 if non-early bird) before 28th September