2 night, 2 day Retreat
Manor Farm, Thrupp, Oxfordshire.
Single occupancy from £425pp
Twin occupancy from £370pp
Triple occupancy £350 pp
Rediscover yourself once more in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, focus on your health and well-being on this rewarding Yin and Yang yoga retreat. Start the day with a opening meditation to set those intentions followed by a strong Ashtanga Practise led by Ness to ignite the fire within. Enjoy carefully planned Yin yoga to explore the Five Element Theory of Chinese Medicine, Restorative yoga to practice slowing down, opening your body through passive stretching. You can also enjoy a soothing alternative therapy or a deep sports massage with our in house therapists. Ending the day with a healing Gong Bath. On this retreat you will benefit from 2 experienced teachers, Ness Sherry and Lisa Valentine. We promise to diminish stress, boost your physical and mental wellbeing, and leave you feeling completely rejuvenated.
Set in Kidlington, Thrupp on the Oxford Canal with stunning countryside walks. With a friendly experienced team of Yoga instructors, therapists and our amazing retreat chef Tanya, unearth your mind and body, while being surrounded by like minded people. Immerse in nature with walks along the canal, woodland or open countryside. Savour delicious vegetarian meals designed specially to help support detox your body.
A Yogi for 20 + years, I discovered yoga on my travels around the world in my early 20's. I chose to travel alone as at times I preferred my own company, quietly contemplating life and escaping from Trauma, I found so much healing in Yoga and Meditation. On my return I became a regular student at some well known studio's in London where my passion for yoga grew. It wasn't until much later though in 2009 just before I started a family, I decided to take my journey further and qualified in Vinyasa flow 200hr TT in Ibiza with Still flowing yoga teacher training. Yin Yoga 80hr with Sarah Lo and Jennifer Raye, Restorative 30hr with Ana Davies.
As a teacher I'm always learning and am inspired by so many teachers. I continue all the time attending regular workshops and training so I can share the journey that yoga offers with all my students.
Ness has been practising Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga for over 12 years, yet she honestly feels that she didn’t really start practising fully until she discovered John Scott, and his teachings. It was through his teachings that she really understood the subtleties of the practise and the soft beautiful expression of connection and space that is to be found within it. That’s perhaps just the journey we go through, as we move through asana practice. It’s easy to misunderstand the intension of Ashtanga, it’s easy to connect to only a single aspect of this 8 limbed system. This is where the misunderstandings are created and there have been many myths that I have come across during my journey. My experience of Ashtanga is that it is a balancing of opposites, a balancing of strength and flexibility, of the active and passive energies, and a balancing of the masculine and feminine. It is a practise which shifts our attention inwards and gives us a greater understanding of our internal landscape and our connection to the relationship to ourselves and our world. It is Ness's mission to give people the full experience of this beautiful, humbling practice.
* Daily Energising Ashtanga classes
* Daily Mindful Yin & Restorative Yoga
* Gong Sound Therapy
* Therapy treatment included (Reiki, reflexology, Hot Lava stones massage and more) **
* Country or canal walks in surrounding area, minutes from house
* 2 large buffet style delicious vegetarian gluten free meals every day (brunch and dinner)
* Teas & organic fresh fruit available all day
* 2 nights in luxury accommodation in a newly renovated large stone Georgian cottage.