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 17-20 November 2022, 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. 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 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.
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
3 sharing (single beds) £310
Two sharing (single/double/king beds) £395
Single room with double bed (Single occupancy) (only 4 available) £495
Double room with double bed (two sharing) £780
Spaces are limited to 14 so please book asap. My prices are very competitive for four day yoga retreat. I require a non-refundable deposit of £100 by 30 April for early bird booking. Remaining payment will be due 6 weeks before the retreat. Prices me increase later.
Number of people at the retreat overall is kept at a max of 14 allowing you to practise safely
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.
It might be wise to take out insurance if you suddenly test positive at the last minute and have to isolate. I will not be able to give you a refund unless you can fill your space.
Please remember that some people on the retreat may be vulnerable and will have been shielding so if you have a cold or are coughing please ensure you place your mat on the periphery of the room to minimise spread of infection.
Please get in touch to book your space.