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DATES:

29 – 31 MARCH 2019. Yoga Weekend - one bedroom left
20 - 22 September 2019. yoga & cycling weekend
1 - 3 November 2019. yoga weekend

The Perfect Rural Yoga Retreat

ISLE OF WIGHT - an hour and a half from London

Yoga Weekends on Isle of Wight. Nestled beneath the Downs this enormous old farmhouse has an oak panelled hall with a burning log fire, to sit besides, read, relax and restore. The new bespoke yoga barn overlooks the hillside and animals and from the new purpose built retreat dining room we can pick ripe figs and apricots in summer’s abundance. Warm, congenial accommodation is perfect for relaxing, whilst stunning walks direct from the farm take you up onto the downs to enjoy the island’s seascape 360 degrees around. I relish moving beyond asana and teaching the revealing cocktail of pranayama, asana and meditation during these weekend immersions.

In September 2019 I am also offering a yoga and cycling weekend. This will involve meeting in Ryde on the Friday afternoon, dropping bags in the taxi and cycling to the farm before a relaxing yoga class in the evening. After a morning meditation class and hearty breakfast, we will join the round the island route. There will be a 60 mile and 40 mile option for riders, followed by a yoga class on the Saturday evening. On Sunday we will enjoy a longer yoga class in the morning before a hearty brunch before cycling the East of the Wight and returning guests to Ryde for travel back to mainland.

THE YOGA

I offer weekend yoga programmes to take participants deeper in their asana, pranayama (breath work) and meditation. Ideal for those of you who are curious about delving deeper into your yoga practice, these weekends are not suitable for the complete beginner. My background in Sivananda, Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga has cultivated a style that is flowing, clear and relaxing. As a lover of words and a teller of tales, my teaching is enriched with yoga philosophy, poetry and myths.

THE TEACHER

I am a keeper of words and a lover of stories, philosophy and poetry. My yoga offers clarity, suggests precision, offers strength whilst suggesting softness. Mornings will be dynamic and flowing and evenings restorative. I am senior yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, I am a teacher of teachers and my quest is that of the pure spirit, my guides are integrity and joy. A keen ambassador for the Isle of Wight, I love sharing the footpaths and quite corners of this beautiful countryside with yogis who enjoy blustery walks or muddy runs.

ACCOMMODATION

Godshill Park Farm is exceptional, with superior 5 star ensuite rooms in the farm house and retreat barn and standard rooms annexed to the property with shared bathrooms. There is the use of the ancient panelled drawing room and a further small sitting room within the farmhouse for quiet reflection and reading. There are televisions either in the bedroom or in the self catering communal areas.

The food

Local food is used wherever possible, even homemade preserves from the farm’s own fruit. Kathy and Mark are keen to help preserve native rare breeds of animals so the surrounding farm land is full of sheep, cattle and horses. Llamas and Alpacas graze beside our native breeds and their beautiful fleeces are collected and made into the rugs and cushions you see around the house – perfect for meditation.

PRICES

Cycling & Yoga Weekend

20 - 22 September 2019

2 nights

Superior shared accommodation - en-suite

£
290

Superior single accomodation - en-suite

£
350

Non-resident with food

£
200

£

£
SPRING WEEKEND

29 - 31 March 2019

2 Nights

Superior shared accommodation - en-suite

£
295

Superior single accommodation - en-suite

£
345

Non-resident with food

£
160

£

£
Autumn Weekend

1 November - 3 November

2 Nights

Superior shared accommodation - en-suite

£
290

Superior single accommodation - en-suite

£
350

Non-resident with food

£
200

£

£
For yoga tuition, accommodation, evening meal Friday night and a hearty but healthy brunch on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday night I cannot resist the muddy walk to the local pub which is simply the best pub grub I have ever had in a wonderfully warm and friendly environment. Timings wise – we can check in from 2pm on Friday and check out by 4pm on Sunday.
Terms and Conditions

Testimonials

“I wanted to say thank you for a wonderful new year retreat!! This year felt particularly special. I wish I could drop onto the island every week for a practice with you!”
- emma t

Testimonials

“I am just writing you this short note to express my gratitude for the teaching and guidance you gave this last week. I am sure you reached everyone in that room on several levels. Personally speaking, I got an awful lot out of the time spent at Godshill and thank you for the wonderful programme you put together. It was full of thoughtful words, authenticity and good humour — key components that will always hold my interest.”
- A. Butcher 2016/17

Testimonials

“Thank you so much! This years New Year retreat was even better than last years. Emma was fantastic, as was the accommodation and food. I also thought it was a really lovely group.”
- E. Tuffey 2016/17

Testimonials

“A brilliant retreat, thanks to all. Emma you were really excellent. Thanks.”
- S. Ramsey 2014

Testimonials

“I came back so uplifted and inspired by your teachings. This weekend was absolutely perfect, you make everybody feel so welcome and at ease."
- V. Alpe 2013

Testimonials

“A peaceful, quietening of the mind in a trusting environment."
- D.K  2013

Testimonials

“I feel like crying with happiness."
- S. Neary 2013

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