A-YOGA RETREAT 2019
A-Yoga Weekend Retreat with Andrea
In the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors
22nd -24th November 2019
from £195.00 pp
THIS RETREAT IS FULLY BOOKED
A tranquil venue amidst stunning scenery in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.
Escape to our country retreat.
Offering you an oasis of serenity, a sanctuary for the body, heart and mind. it is a perfect setting to rejuvenate and emerge into the pure magic of tranquility.
YOUR TWO NIGHT WELLNESS & YOGA RETREAT PACKAGE INCLUDES
2 nights 3 days staying at High Ewecote, Bilsdale. North Yorkshire
Arrival 2pm Friday 22nd November 2019
- Delicious Healthy Homemade Cuisine made with local fresh produce and lots of love, by the venue host Veronica
- Arrival drink and snack
- Dinner on the 1st Night
- Daily fruit basket in your room
- Daily choice of healthy buffet style breakfast
- Homemade Hearty lunch on Saturday
- Coffee & Cake on Saturday afternoon
- Dinner on Saturday evening
Guided walk through the valley
Trip to Helmsley (optional)
Horse Riding (optional)
YOGA & WELLBEING
2 Daily Yoga sessions suitable for beginners and intermediate levels, with Andrea . Enjoy our daily Hatha classes, a balanced & holistic flow sequence will be introduced each morning to energise you for the day. Evening sessions by candlelight will unwind with more restorative & relaxing Hatha Flow that focus on healing and letting go. Both classes are designed to help you develop your own personal practice once you leave the retreat.
Daily Mediation and Pranayama sessions, you will learn and practice pranayama and simple meditation technique that will help to create a calm,creative and peaceful state of mind.
Guided walk amongst the beautiful countryside
Yoga Nidra and sleep preparation.
Massage treatments available
Set in a peaceful, rural location, on the owner's working farm with horses and cattle, they provide a wonderful tranquil retreat from which to recharge and relax.
The cottages have been sympathetically converted to provide award-winning accommodation, with them being awarded the National Parks Authority Design Award for 2016.
Black Cat Cottage is the largest of the three barn conversions, sleeping four people in luxury accommodation. 1 x Super King Bed and 1 x Twin Room. The yoga studio is located in Black Cat and all meals shall be served in the kitchen area within this cottage.
The Owl Cottage is a cosy and compact open plan living area, sleeping two to four guests. 1 x Double Room and 1 x Luxury Double Sofa Bed
Outside the River Seph running along the margin and beautiful views of the North York Moors foothills; an idyllic spot to relax , whilst the surrounding area is a walker’s paradise, with footpaths and trails leading through the wonderful scenery.
The cost per person for our Yoga weekend is
£195.00 per person staying in The Owl Cottage
£240.00 per person Staying in Black Cat Cottage
This price is based on 2 people sharing a twin room. Including all Food and Yoga Practice
If you do want to have a room by yourself then there is a supplement of £75, though if you are happy to share with a friend or another one of our guests there is no extra charge.
For any further information or to reserve your space for this relaxing weekend
Please contact Andrea 07973311361
A-YOGA RETREAT 2020
Palm Tree Yoga,
Kerala, Southern India with Andrea
January 5th to January 18th 2020
£995.00 13 nights single occupancy
£795.00 13 nights sharing.
2 SPACES AVAILABLE.
Palm Tree Yoga Centre is magical with its ocean views and its roof-top yoga shala.
It is placed just above the beach in a peaceful bay, yet is only a half hour stroll or a short rickshaw ride from the shops and restaurants of Kovalam.
Accommodation is spread over three houses arranged in a triangle. For large groups we also use a fourth house closer to the beach.
Massages and Ayurvedic treatments can be arranged on-site. Where specific Ayurvedic equipment is required (such as for a herbal steam bath) the treatment will take place at the nearby Ayurvedic Centre.
Sumadra Village is less than ten minutes walk away and has several cafes, a beauty parlour (pedicure £4) and shops
Food: There is an on-site restaurant. Each day after your morning yoga class a delicious breakfast will be served.
On four evenings each week dinner will be provided. Kerala has great vegetarian cuisine so on other evenings we will explore the many local restaurants
Kovalam Village: Kovalam Village is two bays away and you can either stroll in along the road or take a tuk tuk. This is a great place to shop, visit restaurants, treatment centres and places to change money.
Massages: Palm Tree has an on-site massage centre.
Swimming: The beach is directly in front of the venue, sunbeds and umbrellas can be hired at a discount.
The Indian Ocean can be quite vigorous and have a strong under-tow so there are well trained life guards on all beaches. The Leela beach is 5 minutes walk to the left of the venue and is protected by a reef so there the sea is normally calm and very suitable for swimming (you can also swim in hotel swimming pool at Sumadra Beach for a small daily fee - usually £2 to £3).
Excursions can be arranged for you: just ask Halin our manager and he will arange transport and the excursions for you.
Yoga will take place in the shaded rooftop yoga shala where we have space and equipment for 24 yoga students - however most groups are limited to 18 or less.
There are cooling roof fans and bamboo blinds so that we may practice in comfort throughout the season.
We will have magnificent views of the Indian Ocean as we practice. During the evening practice we will see the sunset over the ocean.
There will be two yoga classes daily, one in the mornimg before breakfast and one in the late afternoon.
We have allowed two days without yoga during the weekend in the middle of your holiday. This is so you may wander further afield to explore India, take longer excursions, or just relax.
Yoga mats, bolsters, blocks and belts are provided.
This venue is nicely decorated with cool marble floors throughout.
All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and en-suite facilities with solar heated shower, WC, basin and mirror, ceiling fans and mosquito nets on the windows.
Housekeeping service cleans the house daily and changes bed linen and towels every 4 days throughout your stay.
Each building has a communal kitchen with a fridge freezer.
There is plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking pots in case you wish to create snacks.
Teas, coffee, drinking water and biscuits will always be available outside of meal times.
Each building also has a large and airy living room for relaxing with a dining area, sofa and comfy chairs. Wifi is available.
Flights - Fly to Trivandrum - daily from Heathrow, several airlines including Emirates and Sri Lankan Air. All scheduled flights require changing planes on route. Emirates also fly from Gatwick.
Transfers - are included in the cost of the holiday, you will be met from your flight and taken to the venue.
Includes - Accommodation, breakfast, eight evening meals on set nights (13 night holiday), yoga and transfers.
Not Included - Flights, insurance, meals other than as specified above.
Visas are required for this holiday, you must purchase your single visit evisa, or your multiple visit regular visa on line, before you leave the UK.
Please check the web https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html. Alternatively you can use an agency www.visagenie.co.uk for a small fee
All passengers must have at least 6 months remaining on their passport upon arrival in India.
A-Yoga Retreat with Andrea
Source of Light Malaga Spain
25th April to 2nd May 2020
£645.00 excluding flights.
This Retreat is fully booked.
Nestling amongst the Andalusian Mountains this venue provides the perfect backdrop for a peaceful and tranquil yoga retreat.
During the Retreat
Morning / Guided Meditation walk amongst nature
2 Daily Yoga sessions suitable for beginners and intermediate levels.
Enjoy my daily morning Hatha session, a balanced & holistic flow sequence will be introduced each morning to energise you for the day.
Evening zen sessions shall unwind with more restorative & relaxing Hatha Flow that focus on healing and letting go. Both classes are designed to help you develop your own personal practice once you leave the retreat.
Daily Mediation and Pranayama sessions, you will learn and practice pranayama and simple
meditation technique that will help to create a calm, creative and peaceful state of mind.
Evening Yoga Nidra and sleep preparation sessions.
There is a purpose built yoga shala fully equipped with mats, blocks, bolsters and lavender eye pillows.
The relaxation area surrounding it is a natural sun trap. Lay on the sun-beds with a book and look down through the olive groves to the lake below you and far in the distance glimpse the glittering sea and occasionally Africa.
Additional Information As keen nutritionists the owners offer raw food options at some meals. The food is delicious.
Richard and Betty also offer on-site Massages, Holistic Therapies, Reiki and Healing that complement the retreat activities perfectly. Personalised consultations with a nutritional therapist are also available. Cost is 45 euros per hour.
The retreat is relatively isolated and car hire is recommended if you wish to explore the region. The nearest village is Periana, 4 kms away down the mountain – here you will find a variety of shops, cafés and a restaurant.
Horse riding (one hour away), visits to the hot springs and other excursions can all be arranged by your hosts.
A short walk away, within the hamlet, is a local bar (picture below) with coffee, drinks and snacks, these are also available on site from the in-house bar.Your basic holiday includes vegetarian, vegan or raw food diet options, with one night dedicated to a trip to a local restaurant where you can buy a Spanish meal for a modest price. A large breakfast/brunch will be served after the morning yoga class and dinner after the evening yoga class. A snack is provided at lunch time.
Accommodation All the facilities here are of a very high standard although we feel we should point out that the rooms are small – but perfect for your needs.There are 8 single rooms and 1 room with a double bed which serves as a double or single.All rooms have en-suite facilities with a terr- ace; look down the mountains over the lake (on a clear day you can see Africa).
Flights & transfers:You will need a flight to Malaga, you might like to search the internet for prices,
Includes:Accommodation, yoga, daily breakfast, a light lunch and dinner on 6 nights .
Not Included: Flight to Malaga, transfers, travel insurance. There will be one day without yoga and dinner. Instead you will be taken to a typical Spanish restaurant where you may purchase your own meal.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me 0797 331 1361
To reserve your place, or for more information, please contact the Free Spirit Travel office: 01273-564230
email: email@example.com www.freespirituk.com
Love Andrea x
A Yoga Retreat with Andrea
Casa Benedetto, Ishia, Itlay.
6th to the 13th June 2020.
This Retreat Is Fully Booked
£615 Single Occupancy £515.00 Sharing (Flights not Included)
DURING THE RETREAT
2 Daily Yoga sessions suitable for beginners and intermediate levels.
Enjoy my daily morning Hatha session, a balanced & holistic flow sequence will be introduced each morning to energize you for the day.
Evening restorative sessions shall unwind with more restorative & relaxing Hatha Flow that focus on healing and letting go. Both classes are designed to help you develop your own personal practice once you leave the retreat.
Daily Mediation and Pranayama, you will learn and practice pranayama and simple meditation technique's that will help to create a calm, creative and peaceful state of mind.
Evening Yoga Nidra and sleep preparation.
Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner on 6 nights and Yoga sessions
Not Included : Flights, transfers, treatments, lunch, snaks, one dinner , bottled water, tea and coffee and excursions.
Flights & Transfers
You will need a fight to Naples, from there you will be met and transferred to the venue.
Group transfers are 40 euros per person each way ( including the ferry ) payable locally. The transfer, including the ferry will take between two and a half hours.
This is our new venue on the beautiful thermal island of Ischia; we have chosen this venue specifically for its location, to allow you the delights of this part of the island at an affordable price.
A small family run guest house – expect simple en-suite rooms and home cooked food – chosen especially as our budget option for this expensive part of the island.
Whilst there is no swimming pool it is less than a 10 minute downhill walk from a volcanic sand beach with crystal clear waters, sunbeds and a small beach cafe.
Yoga takes place in the breakfast room which is fully equipped with bolsters, yoga mats and yoga bricks.
We are the only guests
The venue will be for the exclusive use of the yoga group and will take a maximum of 12 participants in the yoga space.
This is true Italy and we know you will enjoy it.
Casa Benedetto is situated in a cobbled side street in charming Succhivo, a small village. It is close to famous St’Angelo with its picturesque narrow streets and lanes and high-fashion boutiques – you may either walk there or take the bus from the nearby bus stop.
It is also close to the Thermal Gardens (5 – 10 minutes walk) where you can relax in the hot thermal springs and have beauty treatments and massages.
Casa Benedetto has a small garden with kiwi vines, flowers and lemon trees. To one side is a small vineyard. The upstairs terrace looks out across the roof-tops to the sea
Five minutes walk downhill is the small beach ‘Cava Grado’. Like the majority of beaches on the island it is at the bottom of the cliff, with steps leading down. Please talk to us if you have mobility issues.
Close by is the famous Sorgeto Bay, with its thermal hot springs coming from the seabed at a temperature of 90c degrees.
A bus pass for the island is less than 15 euros per week and the buses are very frequent, circling the coast in both directions until late in the evening. Perfect for those of you who love to get out and about.
Please note that this is a family run guest house, not a purpose built yoga venue.
Here are a few benefits I experienced whilst attending a Yoga Retreat as a student:
You take your yoga practice onto the next level, on retreat you practice twice daily , which will ensure your progress and you can experience the daily positive effects, Experiencing the unknown is an amazing way to grow and learn, You will (actually) meditate on retreat as you have extended free time and it often feels more natural to breathe deeply and to be in the present moment. It is the perfect opportunity to un-plug and set yourself a challenge, one of my favourite things about retreat is turning off my phone! A retreat provides you with the time to relax completely and de-stress, listen to your body and rest. Delicious, healthy, homemade local cuisine, made with locally grown fresh produce and lots of love by the resident chefs. An opportunity to make new friends from different parts of the globe, the majority of retreats I have done I travelled alone, which I highly recommend as it is so enlightening, A retreat gives you time to reflect and appreciate home, a week in paradise will make you feel happier, healthier and completely re-energized and I often return home feeling grateful and a refreshed appreciation for life. Lastly You deserve it, the key to happiness is deciding what you really want and making it happen one of my favourite inspirational quotes
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, Life the life you imagined" Thoreau.
To reserve your place, or for any further information please contact :
The Free Spirit Travel office : 01273 – 564230