Spiritual Yoga Retreat

28th-30th August 2020 – Charney Manor near Oxford

Retreat is an ancient pursuit and plays a significant part in spiritual practice. Coming on retreat is a valuable opportunity. A silent retreat affords the opportunity to turn off the noise of everyday life and go within.

This retreat is suitable for anyone – those with a mature practice, those who are developing a yoga practice, and even those who don’t currently have a yoga practice. Each person, regardless of their ability can benefit from spending a weekend dedicated to their spiritual advancement with a group of like-minded people.

The weekend is spent with daily gentle physical yoga (Asana) and relaxation, breathing exercises (Pranayama), mantra (Sanskrit chanting), meditation (Dhyana) and the yoga teachings. There is also free time to explore the beautiful countryside or sit in the private gardens which are part of the estate.

Retreat Venue

This weekend retreat is held at Charney Manor, an idyllic and peaceful venue in the Oxfordshire countryside dating back to the 13th century. It is currently owned by the Society of Friends (Quakers). The buildings and acres of gardens are privatised for the retreat which adds to a sense of calm and well-being.

Accommodations are all non-shared to facilitate the silence and are either en-suite or have a private bathroom.

Meals are all vegetarian with gluten-free and dairy-free options. They are expertly and lovingly prepared by the Charney Manor chef.

Images used courtesy of Charney Manor and Laurie Noble Photography.

Agenda

(Sample Agenda from the 2019 Retreat)

Friday

  • 4:30 pm – Arrive
  • Introductions, Dinner, First Meditation Session

Saturday

  • Early morning Hatha Yoga
  • Breakfast and Free Time
  • Morning Meditation Session
  • Lunch and Free Time
  • Afternoon: Walks, Meditation Sessions, Free Time
  • Dinner
  • Evening Meditation Session

Sunday

  • Early morning Hatha Yoga
  • Breakfast and Free Time
  • Morning Meditation Session
  • Lunch and Free Time
  • Afternoon Meditation Session, Q&A, Summary
  • 4:00 pm – Return Home

Date

28th-30th August 2020

Location

Charney Manor, Charney Bassett, Wantage, Oxon OX12

Cost

£350

(You can read about the last retreat and see the gallery of images in the 2019 retreat blog post here).

Bookings

Please contact me for more information or to secure a place