Yoga & Transformational Breathing Retreat. Move. Restore. Breathe. Relax. Fri 14th – Sun 16th October 2016. 42 acres, Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset
October is a great time of year to kick-start an energising routine for the body and learn new reflective ways to master the mind. With the chill of Winter on the horizon, this retreat will inspire you to enliven the body and introduce you to the benefits of turning your awareness inwards, helping the mind to feel calm.
Inspiration Space’s 2 night retreat will be held at www.42acres.com, Somerset’s wellness retreat for those seeking sumptuous simplicity, combines the powerful healing technique, Transformational Breathing, deeply nourishing Yoga and Meditation. Recently voted ‘One of the most relaxing retreats in the World’ by Tatler Magazine, there will also be a chance to indulge in some body work with top massage therapists.. With a variety of rooms all designed by Jo Berryman, whether you opt for a shared multi-layered, Nomadic Loft dorm or go solo in the Grand Suite, you will enjoy the finest of style, comfort and company.
42 acres is Somerset’s stunning new wellness retreat for those seeking real transformation. “We work with the land and its abundance of natural resources and we use biomass and solar power to generate energy for the entire space. We have used reclaimed materials to both build and outfit the property, mixed with the influence, style and expertise of designer Jo Berryman”.
The huge renovated farmhouse is just outside Frome and the sunny reception space is just the start of this wonderful wellness retreat experience. With the French doors leading out to view across the 42 acres of private land and 700 acres of the surrounding ancient forest, theirs not really an excuse to move on from this room at all……until you see the kitchen, the reading room, the yoga & breathing room, the bedrooms….we didn’t want to leave…and that’s why we are going back.
The main house has 8 bedrooms, ranging from cool nomadic style loft dorms, twin rooms, double rooms and a Grand Master suite with a walk in Dressing Room and Ensuite Bathroom with roll top bath and a rainforest shower. All rooms have luxury linen, fluffy towels in the bathrooms with Boschendal Farm organic toiletries for your morning showers or evening baths.
Then there is Deer Cottage, just eleven steps from the main house which has 3 twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms and a dedicated massage room scattered with scented candles and low lighting.
Yoga and Breathing Room
The Yoga and Breathing sessions take place in the specially dedicated room for healing and transformation. This beautiful room has large windows for natural light, wooden floorboards to help you feel naturally grounded, gorgeous cushions and throws so you will be warm and comfortable during all your sessions. We provide all the yoga mats for the breathing and yoga sessions but some guests like to bring their own mat and blankets which you are welcome to do.
There are 8 bedrooms, from luxurious shared dorm rooms, twins with shared bathrooms, private rooms with ensuites and the Grand Master Suite with a walk in dressing room and ensuite complete with roll top bath. All are unique in design to suit the space and function of each room with a slick look and a country feel.
All meals are provided by the in house chef, Mark Mabon, who has 20 years experience of cooking world foods, baking organic breads and draws on deep practical knowledge of the cleansing properties of healing whole foods, and nourishing properties of organic recipes.
Everything is hand-made from fresh ingredients in the relaxed, sunny atmosphere of the farm kitchen at 42acres. To support the transformative process, we offer gluten free, vegetarian recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and any food intolerances are always catered for. Herbal teas, healthy snacks will be available throughout the day and evenings.
The Yoga and Breathing
Jess, co-founder of Inspiration Space is a British Wheel and Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher and has been taught by some of the finest teachers from around the globe including Sean Corne, Shiva Rea, Tias Little, Adhil Palkilava and Claire Missingham. Originally practicing Ashtanga yoga, she has also trained in Iyengar, Restorative and Yin and now teaches a blend of gently flowing, breath led and alignment based classes. She strongly believes in the transformative power of yoga and in helping students to discover tools to connect more deeply and mindfully with their bodies bringing more awareness into their practice and into their lives. She is a strong advocate that yoga shouldn’t be taken too seriously and should put a huge smile on your face and in your heart!
Aimee Hartley & Rebecca Dennis, co-founders of Inspiration Space will take you on a powerful journey with your breath. You will learn and experience the deep healing benefits of Transformational Breath and practice this progressive self healing breath work through out your sessions. This can help you let go of any unhealthy breathing habits, such as breath holding, shallow breathing and over breathing and release both physical and emotional tension from the body. This can dramatically shift the way you feel in your body and bring higher states of awareness to the mind.
The retreat programme is developed in a careful way so you will have all the tools, knowledge and experience to develop your own practice of this deeply healing breathwork.
IDEA OF RETREAT SCHEDULE (this may change a little)
6.00pm: Arrivals and Welcome.
8.30pm: 9.30pm Gentle Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Beditation
7.00am – 8.00am: Morning Smoothie and light breakfast
8.30am – 10.00am: Yoga with Jess
10.30am – 1.00pm: Transformational Breathing session
1.30pm – 2.30pm: Lunch
2.30pm – 4.00pm: Free Time
4.00pm – 6.30pm: Transformational Breathing session
8.30pm – 9.30pm: Yin/Restorative Yoga and Meditation
7:00am – 8:00am: Morning Smoothie light breakfast
9:00am – 11:00am: Yoga with Jess
11:00am – 2.30pm: – Free Time / Pre Booked Massages
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Lunch
2.30pm – 4:00pm: – Transformational Breathing Self Practice with Guidance
4:00pm – 5.30pm: Yoga and Meditation with Jess and leaving ceremony
NOMADIC DORM ROOM (SLEEPS 3 with each having a double lux futons) £425.00 p/p
SHARED LUXURY ROOMS: £495.00 p/p
SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS with Ensuite: £695.00 p/p
GRAND SUITE with ensuite: £895.00 solo occupancy (£1,295 for couple sharing)
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to book.
Read an Inspiration Space Retreat review in Tatler Spa Guide here.
Don’t ever empty the bucket of mystery. Never let people define what you do. It’s not about zigging when you should zag. It’s not about doing something unprecedented and unpredictable. It’s just about never being a word, or something that is not in the process of transformation.