Winter Solstice Yoga Retreat
Tofte Manor, Sharnbrook
3 – 5 December 2021
A Winter Solstice Yoga Celebration! Exquisite surroundings, Christmas, log fires, live music, festive food and friendship!
Tofte Manor is a stunning 17th century Manor House, located in a quintessentially English village, just one hour from Cambridge and London.
Tofte Manor is an historic building of exceptional beauty, held in stunning, landscaped gardens. The architecture has been exquisitely restored and it is a wonderful place to relax, rejuvenate and be inspired.
The glorious gardens offer nature’s beauty, serenity and space. As you wander, you will encounter sweeping lawns, rose arbours, ancient trees, ageless statues, a crystal ball water feature and an enchanting stone labyrinth.
The Manor House offers luxurious bedrooms, created with imagination and attention to detail for your comfort. The old Stables Courtyard has also been carefully restored and converted into beautifully designed contemporary cottages.
5 – 9 October 2021
Villa Marion is located in the stunning natural beauty of Tuscany in the unspoilt province of Siena. The area is surrounded by rolling green hills and valleys; vineyards and olive groves; sleepy hamlets and wild gorges; medieval churches and ancient castles.
This historic country villa is nestled amidst the rolling hills of Tuscany in acres of picturesque landscape, lavender fields and wild natural beauty. This majestic property has been beautifully renovated, retaining its original authenticity and rustic charm. The architecture is emphatically built in harmony with nature, radiating the golden light of Tuscany. The beautiful bedrooms have been uniquely designed to reflect the colours of the Tuscan landscape. Reclaimed wood and original features create an authentic country retreat atmosphere.
There is a beautiful garden pool that overlooks the Tuscan hills. This idyllic Tuscan villa creates an unforgettable setting and serene ambience for your retreat experience.
On waking up in this stunning location, we will do a blissful sunrise sadhana. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we will explore Mythical Vinyasa Flow and inspired Dharma Yoga. These soulful practices create a sense of lightness and radiance, leaving you feeling lovingly uplifted and alive. In the afternoons, we will surrender to a restorative Yin Yoga practice, allowing your being to rest, renew and rejuvenate.
The chefs at Villas Marion are committed to creating diverse, colourful, flavourful food. Meals are freshly prepared using the best of local produce. You will indulge in delicious, nutritious Italian inspired vegetarian and fish cuisine.
In your free time, walk in the beautiful countryside and Tuscan hills or relax by the garden pool surrounded by nature. Villa Marion offers the opportunities to explore Tuscany on horseback or hiking. For those that wish to indulge in the culinary culture of Italy, experience cookery classes and wine tasting.
You may also choose to explore the Tuscan villages and towns of Siena Province. Radicondoli is a quintessential Tuscan village and the world famous town of Siena is close by. Excursions to the Tyrrhenian Sea and pristine beaches can also be organised upon request. There are many places and spaces to relax and surrender to the beauty of Tuscany.
Pura Vida Yoga Retreat
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
24 July – 30 July 2022
Costa Rica is one the most beautiful and biodiverse countries on the planet, an ecological gem of tropical rainforests, rolling green hills and pristine beaches. Costa Rican culture is defined as Pura Vida, Pure Life, where the beauty and power of nature is the temple and sunlight is the soul.
Pranamar Villas offers a barefoot luxury boutique experience on the beautiful beach of Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa. Stunning white sand beaches, lush vegetation, tropical forest and spectacular sunsets make an unforgettable setting for your retreat experience.
Pranamar Villas has been ecologically constructed with tropical simplicity in harmony with the beauty of nature. The villas are Balinese inspired architecture, built from bamboo, hardwood and stone. The buildings surround a river-lagoon theme pool, tropical gardens and beautiful beach.
The elegantly designed villas offer stunning nature and ocean views. Each villa has two air-conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living space and terrace. Decorated with hand-crafted Indonesian furniture, the villas inspire a naturally relaxed atmosphere. Luxurious granite stone tubs surrounded by tropical gardens give a unique, exotic touch to the open-air bathrooms.
Neeleshwar Hermitage, Malabar Coast, Kerala
19 – 25 November 2022
Malabar Magic in ‘Gods Own Country’
This exquisite South Indian retreat is set in the shade of a coconut grove on the pristine shores of the Arabian sea in Northern Kerala.
The bare-foot luxury at Neeleshwar Hermitage is a sublime retreat experience, where Vedic well-being meets boutique-chic to create complete relaxation for the body and soul.
Neeleshwar is set in beautiful verdant gardens, oriented towards the rising sun and the ocean. The palm-roofed Garden Cottages are of traditional Keralan design, surrounded by lush gardens of palm trees, hibiscus and frangipani flowers. The cottages are built in local stone and embellished with carved woodwork by local craftsmen. Teak floors, handmade wooden furniture and contemporary art create the ambient charm of each room that is inspired by the yoga tradition.
Harmonise your being by the waves of the ocean, relax by the infinity pool to the sounds of the sea, walk along the golden sand, gazing into the ocean horizon.
On waking up in this stunning location, we will share a sunrise Vinyasa Flow and Dharma Yoga sadhana. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we will explore elemental vinyasa: the Earth, the ocean, the sun, the sky, the stars, the universe within. In the afternoons, we will surrender to a yin yoga practice, allowing your being to rest, renew and rejuvenate. Ayurvedic massage and treatments will also be available for you to experience at the Priya Spa throughout your stay.
Dates coming soon…
I will be offering a beautiful Vinyasa Flow yoga holiday for Sardinia Yoga in 2021. It really is a little piece of paradise.
Your two hour, energising morning class takes place on a private beachfront yoga space. Yoga is brought alive by the shining sun; the bright, blue sky; the turquoise sea and the white-golden sand.
The boutique hotel is positioned on forested hill top, offering ocean views from the gardens, outdoor pool, jacuzzi, and relaxation areas. The deep, blue sky, the golden sun, the colour of nature enlivens and soothes your body and being.
After a delicious, Italian brunch, the day is yours explore the stunning, sandy beaches, swim in the sea, snorkel, cycle the island or simply relax by pool under an infinite, blue sunshine sky. Sunset yoga classes are offered in the late afternoon for guests who wish to deepen their daily practice. Simply listen to the sound of the sea, your heart, your soul and create your experience.
This is an unique yoga experience and a beautiful island holiday, spiced with Italian sophistication and a stunning, natural environment. You cannot help but relax, smile and fall head over heels in love!
To find out more about Sardinia Yoga visit: www.sardiniayoga.com