Yoga, Meditation, Walking, Wild swimming
October 7th-12th, 2022
"Our true nature is like a precious jewel;
although it may be temporarily buried in mud,
it remains completely brilliant and unaffected.
We simply have to uncover it"
- Pema Choudron
A five day wild retreat in the heart of the Cambrian mountains, Wales, designed to uncover that precious jewel that lies within. This retreat is a moment in time to delve in to self, to explore the magic of the land whilst opening our hearts and cleansing our minds. A retreat offers the space to restore, learn new skills and deepen your practice, and make new connections to yourself, to others and to nature, its a moment to take a breath and soften back. We will be blessed by the full moon, an opportunity to open to sacred songs and rituals and the medicine of the nature and our connection to the five elements, the earth, the air, the fire, the water and the spirit, to honour life and all of the beauty that is held here.
We will arrive and settle in on Friday 7th from 4pm with an early evening gentle practice at 5.45pm.
We will depart on Wednesday 12th at 10 am after an early morning practice and breakfast .
The retreat Venue is in two beautiful barn conversions ,adjacent to the traditional farmhouse and yard ,situated amongst 240 acres of fields and woodland . The property has its own private lake for wild swimming and canoeing. It is excellent walking country with great bird watching. Owls, Woodpeckers, Buzzards and Red Kites are all residents. There is also a small gym and a beautiful Finnish Sauna.
The venue is close to the local town of Llandinoe and is a few miles from the Hafren forest with its numerous trails leading to the source of the River Severn. The area is also a designated dark skies location, so we can make a fire outside and sit and watch the stars, sing some songs and enjoy the vast open Universe.
The Venue is very beautiful and finished to a high standard, with ensuite bathrooms. The heating is from renewable biomass and all the water is from the farms pure spring water source
The rooms are spacious and sharing will be thoughtfully paired.
We will spend the days exploring meditation, pranayama, asana and yoga philosophy there will be three sessions of yoga everyday, you will be encouraged to attend all the sessions …come as you are !
7 - 8am -meditation and pranayama.
8.15 - 9.45 -yoga asana ,kriyas and space for a long relaxation - a dynamic morning practice.
5.45-7pm -yin and restorative ,mantra ,and yoga nidra.
journaling and exploration silence will be maintained in the mornings until breakfast time ,10am.
I encourage you to take the time to leave your phones behind and partake in a digital detox.
There are many trails and many options for short walks or longer ones on the properties 240 acres which is on the long-distance footpath Glyndwr Way. I'd like to do some group walking and meditation in the nearby Hafren Forest ,your welcome to join or just do your own thing .
We have our own private lake, with canoes and life jackets as well as many lakes, waterfalls and the ocean. I will instruct on the Wim Hoff method of entering and enjoying and embracing the cold water, I'm offering you an opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone and expand your potential for living as fully as you can whilst you can.
Five nights full board. Lots of yoga ,meditation ,pranayama ,Kriyas ,mudras and mantras. workshoping and learning new poses.
Incredible vegetarian food and vegan food prepared by Jane and Sarah who have been hosting retreats for more than 25 years. 3 meals a day with unlimited snacks and teas and options for packed lunches ,cakes and coffees.
Fully equipped yoga shala, so no need to carry mats and blankets unless you want to bring your own.
Other hikes can also be organised or we can explore together.
Full moon, fire and star gazing, sacred songs, ritual and magic, offerings to Nature, sparkle and delight, Meditations in nature, communing with nature. Silent walking meditations, Instruction and guidance in Wim Hoff method for wild swimming.
A wilderness of walks, gentle to explorative, a sauna, a gym, a private lake, canoes and life jackets
Goodie bags -yoga .
Love and support and kindness .
Self discovery ,heart opening ,clarity and connection .
Whats not included
Travel to and from the venue, although I'm happy to help people from the station and car pooling can be possible amongst guests.