Indulge a whim this autumn and escape the pre Christmas chaos by grounding and restoring your body, mind and spirit in the enchanting dwelling of Garth Barns in Mid Wales. This will be a 4 day yoga retreat (3 nights) from 21-24 November 2024, a time to relax, rejuvenate and reawaken.
Garth Barns are set in glorious countryside near Llanidloes in mid Wales. There are two barns, Hafod and Ty Nant. Hafod has big living and dining spaces where guests from both barns can dine and socialise together. Former barns, they have been designed for celebrations and retreats
The Barns and Garth Country House, with a further 6 ensuite rooms, are at the heart of Garth Farm with 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, woodcock and redstarts are resident and red kites, ducks and swans are regular visitors.
For those of you who are partial to a be of wild swimming there is a beautiful lake if you dare to dip in late November!
There is also a small gym and a real Finnish sauna.
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 yoga practices every day. Mornings will begin with an uplifting themed 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! In between your yoga sessions there will plenty of free time for you to relax.
Tamsin from Foot Cwtch will also be around on Saturday if you’d like a reflexology treatment. Booking required.
Garth Barns is situated in the most beautiful area and there are so many places for you to walk and explore. The colours at this time of year are absolutely stunning so if you’re partial to a bit of photography, indulge!
Bountiful offerings of delicious and nutritious food will be prepared by Rosie Jones, a local chef. There will be three meals a day. A sample menu is available if you’d like to see it. She will cater for all dietary needs so please let me know in advance.
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:
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
Triple room £360 (only one available)
Two sharing (single/double/king beds) £405
Single room with double bed (Single occupancy) £515
These are early bird prices available until 31 January 2024
Spaces are limited to 17 so you’ve got lots of space in the yoga studio. My prices are very competitive for a four day yoga retreat. I require a non-refundable deposit of £100 for these early bird prices by 31 January 2024. Remaining payment will be due 6 weeks before the retreat or I can set up a payment plan for you. Please enquire.
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.
Garth Barns, Garth, Van, Llanidloes SY18 6NN
Travel by rail is to Caersws station – you can then take a taxi to the venue.
A tip on rail tickets – if you book in two stages from London Euston to Birmingham New Street and then Birmingham to Caersws, you can save more than 50% on the cost of a ticket.