Yoga Detox and Vitality Retreat with Dory Walker in the stunning Cotswolds. Yoga Meditation, sound and silence. 4 days & 3 nights to cleanse and feel great for the summer...
Holycombe is a serene haven of beauty and tranquillity. It is warm and welcoming with a purpose built space for yoga and beautiful gardens to relax in, you cannot help but fall in love with this very special place in the Cotswolds.
Set in a verdant wooded valley on the edge of the Cotswold village of Whichford, Holycombe is built on the grounds of a Norman castle, land which is believed to have been a sacred site many years before Roman occupation. Geomancers and dowsers claim that six leylines converge on the stone circle at the top field.
A natural stream rises from a holy well in the nearby wood and passes through the grounds and down a waterfall. The sound of running water adds to the sense of peace and tranquillity in the grounds whilst a coppice provides a shady outdoor space and a campfire area a place for evening song and chats. A beautiful Garden Room is used for eating in doors whilst a rose-scented terrace is available for eating al-fresco. Holycombe is the perfect venue for that peaceful break and escape from our, all too often busy and stressful lives.
Daily Programme: Early morning mediation will be followed by a 2 hour asana and pranayama class. Long, deep flowing and nourishing practises.
There will then be brunch and free time for massage treatments, nature walks and relaxing, hanging out in the gardens, reading, or maybe taking a gentle stroll to enjoy the nearby bluebell woods.
We will then come together again in the late afternoon for a second class, evening pranayama, guided meditations and chanting. Bhajans (devotional singing) will be offered after our evening meal for those who enjoy this wonderful heart opening and uplifting form of yoga, known as Bhakti Yoga. (The yoga of devotion).
You will probably not want to do much when you get to Holycombe except relax, soak in its surrounding beauty and go on Bluebell Walks in the nearby woods.
Across a nearby meadow is the ancient Whichford woods with its many rare species of trees and plants, an abundance of wood anemones, primroses and bluebells.
Wildlife abounds: everything from Muntjack to polecats and kingfishers. So walks are abundant and the grounds themselves peaceful and serenely beautiful.
For more information go to: http://yogakutir.com/may-bank-holiday-cotswold-2014/