As we look to a more auspicious future, I thought it would be a good time to draw your attention to my up and coming autumn yoga retreat in the enchanting dwelling of Garth Barns in Mid Wales. This will be a 4 day retreat (3 nights) from 19-22 November 2020, a time to relax, rejuvenate and reassess. Now is the time emerge from months of quarantine and resettle in a different type of sanctuary for a few days.
Give yourself the gift of renewal and self-care before the chaos of the festive season, a chance to develop your practice in a nurturing and reflective way. Whether your wish is to create a tranquil and serene mind or enhance your physical practice, this retreat will immerse you in both.
How the days will be organised
Arrival time on the Thursday is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish around 10.30am on the Sunday after breakfast.
There will be two varied and enriching every day. Mornings will begin with meditation and pranayama (breath work) followed by an uplifting yoga practice to spark your day. In the evenings there will be a relaxing restorative/yin style yoga session with yoga nidra to help you drift into the tranquility of the evening. You can do as many or as few sessions as you like; it is your weekend after all!
Bountiful offerings of delicious and nutritious vegetarian food will be prepared by Sarah Garsfield, a local chef. A sample menu is available if you’d like to see it. She will cater for all dietary needs and be available throughout your stay so if you’re hungry or thirsty and need a fix she’ll be there.
There will be plenty of free time between classes for you to relax in the various hideouts of the barn or explore the breath-taking landscape in which this delightful gem is nestled, take a dip in the wild swimming pool if you’re daring enough in mid-November, or have a sauna (more like it!). There will also be a reflexologist on site for even more pampering!
GARTH BARNS, LLANIDLOES, MID-WALES – UK
Garth Barns is nestled in the glorious countryside near Llanidloes in mid Wales surrounded by the Cambrian mountains, lakes and panoramic views. There are two barns, Hafod and Ty Nant. Together they comfortably sleep up to 32 guests in 12 bedrooms, 10 of which are en suite. Plenty of space for us during this time of social distancing. The Barns and Garth Country House are part of Garth Farm, 240 acres of hill, fields, woodland and dingle with a private lake, wildlife pools and spectacular views. Excellent walking country. Good bird watching. Owls, woodpeckers, buzzards, nuthatches, woodcocks and redstarts are resident and red kites, ducks and swans are regular visitors. There is a gym and a real Finnish sauna.
Hafod is a traditional stone and timber clad barn with a cool modern interior and spacious living areas. There is large conservatory where will do our practice which is big enough to hold 15 students safely during this time. It also has under floor heating which will be perfect for the time of year. Ty Nant is an oak framed barn over 2 storeys, with a comfortable farmhouse atmosphere. We will be eating in the country house where there is more available space.
The types of rooms are:
Triple Rooms (with three single beds)
Twin Rooms (with either two single beds or a double and a single bed)
Double Rooms (with king-sized double beds)
Double rooms are available for couples or private individuals. All the rooms are en-suite with either a shower or a bath
Prices per person (maximum of 2 people per room for maximum space)
Two sharing (single beds) £360 (early bird price until 15 September) or £400
Two sharing (double/king beds) £380 (early bird price until 15 September) or £420
Single room with double bed (Single occupancy) £470 (only 4 available) (early bird price until 15 September) or £520
Double room with double bed (two sharing) £700 (early bird price until 15 September) or £780
Spaces are limited to 13 so please book asap. I require a non-refundable deposit of £100 by 15 September. This exempts Covid related reasons. Remaining payment will be due 6 weeks before the retreat.
Number of people per room are limited to 2.
Number of people at the retreat overall is kept at a max of 13 allowing you to practise safely
We will be eating in the Country house which provides more space.
Garth Barns will not be occupied by guests for at least the 72-hours prior to our arrival
Feel free to bring your own yoga props but there will be props available for you to keep individually during your stay. These of course will have had a deep clean prior to your arrival.
Please get in touch to book your space.