A Pause for Peaceful Presence - Meditation & Yoga Retreat
Friday 30th August - Sunday 1st September 2019
Take a pause in your wild summer fun…
… and come back to the foundation of your soul honouring it with the sweet nurturance of silence, stillness and presence.
Each day we will practice some slow, soulful hatha yoga, insight meditation and contemplation. There will be delicious vegetarian food to fill the belly and plenty of time to wander through the 35 acres of beautiful countryside of the Bala Brook Retreat Centre.
Settle in on the Friday with chai and chit chat to meet new friends. We will ground with some nourishing yoga then share a delightful vegetarian meal together. After dinner we will practice mouna (silence) until dinner the following day.
Saturday will start with meditation, yoga asana and breath work followed by breakfast. The majority of the day will be spent in silence alternating between silent sitting, walking and some guided meditation practices. We will come together at the end of the day to share our experiences and a delicious hearty and healthy dinner.
Sunday will start much the same as the previous day, but after breakfast you will have the choice of walking by yourself or as a group. After lunch we will close with a group meditation session then pack up and depart.
Bala Brook Retreat Centre is situated in Dartmoor National Park and on the edge of the open moor. There are thirty five acres of delightful gardens, fields, mature oak trees and woodland adjoining the waterfalls of Bala Brook, which tumbles down to join the river Avon. There is a resident flock of Hebridean sheep. The bedrooms are clean and simple and there are light, airy communal areas, including a library with quiet seating area hosting books on Yoga, Buddhism, poetry, spiritual paths and the local area. There is a beautiful well equipped studio for yoga and meditation practices. All equipment is available, however it is always nice to bring your own mat if you have one.
The food served at Bala Brook will be healthy, wholesome and vegetarian with seasonal produce that is organic and locally grown where possible. Meals will be lovingly prepared by the local chef, Polly. If you have any food allergies, do let us know beforehand.
You can take in the scenery and connect with nature by enjoying stunning walks through the gardens or the moor; maps and walking routes are available at the centre. Alternatively, just sit back and relax into the peace and tranquility with a good book. There is WIFI available, however you are encouraged to take the opportunity to disconnect from technology and honour some well deserved YOU time.
Large shared triple with own bathroom £230 per person
Twin shared bathroom £240 per person
Twin with own bathroom £245 per person - SOLD OUT
Large twin with own bathroom £250 per person - SOLD OUT
Single shared bathroom £260 per person - SOLD OUT
Single with own bathroom £270 per person - SOLD OUT
Residential prices include accommodation, three hearty vegetarian meals and yoga/meditation tuition. The price excludes travel and transfers. Please arrange your own holiday insurance.
Terms & conditions
Reserve your place with a non-refundable deposit of £150. The remaining balance must be paid no later than 4 weeks prior to the retreat. In event of cancellation, the remaining balance will be refunded with up to 8 weeks notice. Between 8-4 weeks notice, the remaining balance may be transferable to the next retreat so long as your place can be filled. Less than 4 weeks notice, no refunds will be made.