Four Day Autumn Yoga Course at Bala Brook Retreat Centre, Dartmoor .Thursday November 4th - Sunday November 7th 2021

Upcoming Yoga Holidays & Retreats

Thursday November 4th  - Sunday November 7th 2021 . A long weekend of yoga on Dartmoor in Devon to settle autumn and ease into winter. Optional led walks are included and Thai massage and reflexology are available.

I hope this retreat will go ahead . Retreats will run according to the latest government Covid 19 guidelines and Bala Brook is fully equipped and organised to do this . Please get in touch if you would like further information .

Yoga 

Over the four days  we will explore dynamic and quiet practices to different effect including asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), deep relaxation, body centring and meditation. All practices are designed to bring us to our own energised and calm centre.

Bala Brook

 Is a small residential yoga centre on Dartmoor fairly close to the large village of South Brent and about 8 miles from Totnes in south Devon. It feels secluded and quiet and is not really within walking distance of anywhere apart from amazing Dartmoor and a nearby reservoir. It's a special place in my opinion. 

It has a fantastic recently refurbished and extended yoga room (with under floor heating), a large kitchen-diner/conservatory area, library and common sitting areas. As accommodation it is simple, comfortable and warm if necessary.

There is a very large garden with fantastic trees and the brook flowing through. There is a little waterfall at the top of the garden. It is easy to walk directly out on to the moor from several directions or to take lowland wooded walks.

More information on the venue - Bala Brook Website 

Dartmoor

Atmospheric and wonderful – we are situated in a green river valley, we can walk out onto the high moor from the house easily. I and/or my assistant/s will lead a couple of walks during the three days or you can just strike out with a map by yourself or take easy local walks – bring your boots if you fancy this . In warm weather wild swimming in one of Dartmoor's pools maybe possible.   

Daily Structure

Thursday

5.30 pm – 7 pm – Introductory class and wind down.

7 pm – Dinner, free time, massage.

Friday and Saturday

Morning silence until breakfast.

7.45 am – 8. 30am – Pranayama (breathing practice) and meditation

8.30 am – Light breakfast  

10am – 12 – Main asana class

12.15 pm – 5.30pm – Lunch, walks, massage and/or free time.

5.30pm – 7pm - Hatha Yoga  

7 pm Dinner, free time, massage.

Sunday

Morning silence until breakfast.

7.45 am – 8. 30am – Pranayama (breathing practice) and meditation

8.30 am – Light breakfast  

10am – 12 – Main asana class

12.15 pm – 5.30pm – lunch and departure – or staying on for more nights is an option by arrangement with the owner. There will be no pressure to leave. 

Thai Massage and Reflexology

Please book treatments in advance if possible - as it will determine whether I need someone to help me. Last minute bookings are only sometimes possible. There are options on some afternoons and some evenings. There may also be options for Shiatsu massage too - please ask in advance

Further information on lengths of massages and reflexology and prices - Thai massage  . Reflexology 

Booking Information

Please read all the course information and e mail or call 07915 650106 or fill in the form below before paying to check the type of room you would like is available if you have a preference. You can either pay by bank transfer, I will send the information, or you can also pay by debit or credit card through Pay Pal above to the right. Deposits are non refundable and non transferable. Any differences must be paid at least two weeks before we start. From two weeks before the course no refund is possible, it may be wise to have travel insurance to cover any eventualities that may stop you coming. Feel free to call me on 07915 650106 or email if you want to discuss anything.

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Details

Date Duration Venue Cost
2021-11-04 4 Days Bala Brook Retreat Centre, Dartmoor, Devon £410 single room and £380 shared room

*All inclusive apart from Thai massage and reflexology.

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COSTS

Include 3 nights’ accommodation, 3 vegetarian meals a day, drinks, snacks, yoga tuition and guided walks. Thai massage and reflexology is not included.

NUMBERS 

Maximum 15 people on the course.

BEDDING 

All bedding will be provided and beds will be made up. Towels are not provided but can be hired for £6 .  

ROOMS 

Vary from single rooms with en suite bathroom to simpler rooms with shared bathroom arrangements. There are not separate prices for the standard of most rooms, except a couple of the smaller rooms are a bit cheaper ( sharing price ) . All the rooms are of a decent standard but the larger en suite rooms will go on a first come first served basis. Some of the shared rooms are large and ensuite.

SINGLE OR DOUBLE ROOMS. 

There is enough room for ten people to have single rooms  and up to four rooms can share.

FOOD AND SPECIAL DIETS.

In Devon all meals are provided and are vegetarian, and teas, coffees and snacks are available at all times for free. Some special diets can be catered for, for example vegan and gluten free; anything more complex than that then please ask, we can be flexible up to a point, but we have one cook not a staffed kitchen.

YOGA TEACHING - LEVELS AND EXPERIENCE.

As an experienced teacher I can accommodate most levels of experience from beginners through to teachers. If you are a complete beginner try at least some classes before you come on a course like this. If you have significant health issues or body limitations then please talk to me; most things can be worked with, but not everything.
 

LIBRARY.

We have use of the library which has some fascinating yoga books, old and new; general interest books and books on Dartmoor.
 

WALKS

Will be led some afternoons by me or my assistant. There are a range of possibilities from half an hour up to 2-3 hours either on high moorland, low woodland or up to a nearby reservoir.

 
PHONES AND COMMUNICATION

There is no mobile phone reception at the house but there is wifi in the kitchen area. The land line for the house is 01364 649482. Calls can me made or received here if need be.

 
SOUTH BRENT

Is the nearest village with shops and is a 10 minute drive or a 45 minute walk. Most forgotten things can be provided at the house.
 

TAXIS AND LIFT SHARES FROM TOTNES TRAIN STATION OR TOTNES

Taxis from Totnes are £20 - £25 ish. Lift shares can often but not always be arranged through me or another student if you let me know in advance. If you get a taxi ask them to take you to Shipley Bridge public car park, beside river Avon. At Shipley Bridge, cross the River Avon, follow the lane turning around to the left, southwards over a cattle grid. – After 2 minutes down the lane, go past one farm on your right, down a little hill over a little bridge and look out for ‘Bala Brook’ sign on your right beside a timber gateway. This is the second habitation on your right after leaving Shipley bridge. Most taxi drivers in Totnes now know where Bala Brook is. Instructions on how to get to Bala Brook are on the website Bala Brook Directions.
 

PLEASE BRING 

Clothing for all possible weather,  a yoga mat if you can – though if it is a problem there are plenty of spares at the centre. 

Contact

Any further questions please either e mail or phone 07915 650106