Leave your daily life behind to come to a unique, private location in Wales to deepen your yoga practice and press the reset button. This three day retreat will be held at Woodlands Farm, Penrhos, Wales which has been curated by its owners and incredible artists Craig Loane and Charles Horsfield. The spaces and gardens they have created are like walking into the inside of a World of Interiors magazine, with great sympathy for the neighbouring Buddhist Center and stunning surrounding landscape.
Experienced yoga teachers Kristin Alsop and Nicci Parry, with the support of Maygun Mansfield, will guide you through daily practices and offer you the space to calm your mind, reconnect with your body and awaken your spirit. The retreat will be opened with Colour Mirrors expert, Emily Smith who will guide us to set our intentions and create a safe and nurturing space for our time together.
Our nourishment will be carefully crafted by expert raw food chef, Phil Grist. Phil is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge about health and wellbeing. Not only is his food delicious, but it is so nourishing and you’ll feel the benefits of his creations over the three days together. He’ll be with us during mealtimes to discuss the advantages of raw food and how to address health issues.
And finally, and by no means least, Olvia Emes, yoga teacher and incredible DJ will be cranking out the tunes on Saturday night for us to let loose on the dance floor and have some fun
WHO WE ARE
Your experienced professionals
Nicci Parry BSc (Hons), MSc, Dip NHF, RCST, 300 & 500 Hr YTT, Aurolab Yoga Post Grad
Nutritional therapist, Yoga Instructor & Craniosacral Therapist
Nicci Parry has been practicing Yoga for 20 years and teaching for the past 15 she trained in the integral yoga lineage. She is particularly interested in how the body communicates with us through practice and how we can have two-way communication to really care for our form and our spirit. She’s a Craniosacral Therapist and nutritional therapist and through her practices, she coaches and supports clients to care for themselves and understand their interconnectedness with their ancestors.
Priya Alsop has been teaching yoga for the past 20 years, her training was in the integral yoga lineage she is also a yoga Nidra teacher. Her appreciation of the philosophy of yoga and the discipline of a strong practice complement how she is in the world and how she presents to her clients caring for the elderly and supporting them to pass. She brings a wealth of knowledge of how the practice of yoga on the mat translates to support us in our everyday lives.
Founder of The Energy of Spaces; Colour Mirrors Advanced Practitioner with Numerology, EFT, Reiki & Theta Healing
Emily works with Colour Mirrors and other energy tools combined with her ability to feel deeply, her intuition, life experience with mental health issues to offer lifestyle, business and spatial transformation. She works with you safely, softly and curiously from a vibrational perspective at soul level. Emily invites you to step out of fear, shift your perspectives, tune into your psychic innate capabilities allowing alignment, expansion and conscious creation.
Having worked extensively with music for the past twenty years, Olivia brings her magic as a music selector to combine restorative yoga and somatic meditation with heart warming rhythm and sound. Influenced by songs from around the globe, Olivia plays an eclectic collection of music from Brazil to Istanbul that target the chakra and nervous system and evoke a sense of deep relaxation and joy.
Our Chef, The RAW Builder and raw food expert
Phil is passionate that he can detoxify your life and help you build up the foundations for a better, healthier, more vibrant and natural way of life & being before: Indulge your senses and expand your mind.
Support Yoga Teacher, Mental Health Professional and Founder of Tiny Home Yoga with May.
Small space living has inspired Maygun to evolve her yoga practice and share her adventures on the UK canals. Combining her mental health background with the yogic principles, she offers her students invitations to explore a deeper connection to their inner nature.
Your yoga retreat starts from 6pm and on the last day departure time is at 4pm
The two full days of the retreat follow the daily schedule opposite.
6pm: Opening Ceremony
Setting our intentions (Sankalpa) and Colour Mirrors Stargrid
7-8pm: Yoga practice
8- 8:30am: Breakfast Shots
8.30am -11am: Yoga Practice
Kriya/pranayama, asana, voice work
11am - midday: Brunch
12 - 4pm:
Free time, walk with the garden curator and opportunities to book 1:1 craniosacral therapy, nutrition & wellbeing session or colour mirrors session. Snacks and juices available from 3-4pm
4-6pm: Yoga Practice
Supine inversions, meditation, mantra
8-8.30am - Breakfast Shots
8.30am - 11am: Yoga Practice
Kriya/pranayama, asana, voice work
12 - 2.30pm:
Opportunities to book 1:1 craniosacral therapy, nutrition & wellbeing session or colour mirrors session
2.30 - 4pm: Yoga practice and closing
Your optional boutique accommodation as seen on Canopy and Stars.
All camping is included in the weekend ticket.
THE STRIPY BOTHY
The Stripy Bothy has a comfortable double bed with crisp cotton sheets and duvet, dressed with a stylish bedspread and cushions. There is a wood burning stove for chilly evenings and lighting and power sockets. The wet room provides excellent showering facilities. With a stoop (balcony), terrace and ample lawn to choose from you can enjoy the fabulous views from all angles, or snuggle up inside in front of the wood burning stove.
An optional extra £100 per night, single occupancy. £120 per night, double occupancy.
The latest offering from Woodlands Farm. A stilted cabin with huge panoramic views from the bed. A stylish wood-clad bedroom and dressing area with all conveniences (lighting, heating, power and WiFi) and a short walk from a shared wet room.
An optional extra, £100 per night, single occupancy. £120 per night, double occupancy.
This part of Monmouthshire is bliss for unwinding – nothing but you and a patchwork quilt of green fields and copses rolling into the distance, only the bleating of sheep and clucking of hens to interrupt your peace. Your bed for the night is a sweet sleeping space in the roof of a repurposed horsebox made homely with fresh flowers and sockets to charge your phones. Rest and relax inside a hammock hitched under a garland of Nepalese prayer flags, whilst warming your toes by the firepit. Heating, Lighting, Wifi and Power included.
An optional extra £60 single occupancy.
Formerly Craig's art studio above the Pavillion. A stylish double with its artistic history evident in its design. It sits above the huge Pavillion with its comfy sofas and communal space. It shares a wet room with the horsebox and a shared kitchen. All conveniences available (lighting, heating, power and WiFi).
An optional extra £80 per night, single occupancy. £100 per night double occupancy
Two barns have been stylishly converted to create three comfortable double bedrooms and shower or bathroom suites, a communal kitchen, and two sitting rooms. The character of the barns has been retained with a very modern twist. Stunning views and loads of space, a four-minute drive from Woodland Farm Pavillion.
An optional extra £150 per night. Three double rooms are available
Beautiful camping meadow with the most stylish toilet and shower block in Wales. A breakfast kitchen with tea, coffee and everything you might need as a camper
Setting our intention for the retreat and developing a star grid with colour mirrors practitioner Emily Smith
Daily yoga and meditation classes suitable for all levels
1:1 session bookings are available with craniosacral therapist, Nicci Parry.
1:1 session bookings are available with raw food and health expert Phil Grist.
1:1 session bookings are available with colour mirrors practitioner Emily Smith.
Daily delicious and nutritious meals and snacks with Raw Food chef, Phil Grist
Lectric Lady, Olivia Emes on the decks on Saturday night
Walk around the grounds with garden curator, Craig Loane
Pre and post-retreat support from the team
Weekend ticket cost of £250
Boutique accommodation is not included in the weekend ticket price.
There are many Air BnB options in the area. If you need any help with this, just get in touch.
To book 1:1 sessions please email us directly for availability and cost.