An inspirational and luxurious winter yoga weekend retreat in Somerset, UK

8 - 10 February 2019

Cost from £435

Teachers Dory Walker & Rory Viggers

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We head to the luxurious setting of the 42 Acres retreat space in Frome, Somerset for a magical winter weekend of yoga and an opportunity to revitalise and enjoy reconnecting with self and others.

About 42 Acres

Set in 42 acres of private land, this beautiful retreat space is encircled by seven hundred acres of ancient forest. Sustainability and comfort are at the forefront of the 42 Acres vision, with reclaimed materials used to outfit the interiors of the property, plus all of the power is renewable and self generated through biomass and solar.

The daily programme

Dory and Rory teach strong traditional hatha yoga sessions that incorporate the mala and vinyasa approaches to practise. A typical class will include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), hands-on adjustments, guided relaxation, chanting and a taste of philosophy. Typically each class will last for two hours.

The days will begin with silent meditation, pranayama and a little mantra chanting. This will be followed by the morning yoga class. We then have breakfast followed by free-time, massages and then the afternoon yoga practice which will build on what we have done in the morning and take us a little deeper into the poses.

In the evenings there will be other activities that may include meditation, yin yoga, yoga nidra and chanting. A weekend enjoying the full spectrum of yoga.

Accommodation

Accommodation options range from dormitories to twin, double and single rooms, Some ensuite, others with shared bathrooms and all with luxury linen and towels provided. The venue has several communal spaces including a welcoming kitchen with chairs by the fire, a library and a reading space.

Delicious organic food will be served throughout the retreat. All meals are vegetarian.

Comments

42 Acres is a truly magical retreat: a sacred space of calm and peacefulness set in the restorative nature of Somerset...
I am still feeling the positive effects from my break. The location was beautiful, the food fantastic, the people lovely and Dory, by far, is the best teacher I have had in 18 years.
42 Acres is a magical haven. The unobtrusively cool interior design is in a league of its own and absolutely bang up-to-date, and yet, this beautiful home still retains its connection to the past. The setting is 42 acres of glorious nature, gorgeous English farmland, bounded by ancient meadows and forests. I experienced one of the most magical weekends at 42 acres and this place will forever be in my heart. I can't recommend it enough.
I must also congratulate you on the fantastic choice of Dory Walker as our teacher - she is truly amazing. Incredibly warm and friendly, she made us all feel very welcome from the start and I felt really looked after as a pregnant lady too. She always made sure I had an alternative when I needed one and was very supportive throughout. It was also great having such a dedicated all-round 'yogini' to lead the course. I had never experienced meditation / chanting before and it really was quite other-worldly and magical. Dory has an incredible voice and aura about her and she is obviously really committed to what she is doing.
Natalia
The house is beautifully appointed and has very comfortable luxurious rooms, the perfect place to get away from the stresses of everyday life and find some well needed peace. I will definitely be going back soon.
I cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful retreat at 42 Acres, I had such a lovely, peaceful time. Everything was absolutely wonderful: the food, the location, the classes, the massages and the people. I left feeling thoroughly rejuvenated and really inspired to explore yoga more.’
Alice

An inspirational and luxurious winter yoga weekend retreat in Somerset, UK, 8 - 10 February 2019

Costs

Dormitory 3 person £435
Twin room shared bathroom £475
Twin/double room ensuite £510
Single occupancy room shared bathroom £565

Single occupancy room ensuite £610
Master suite double occupancy £540
All prices are per person

Cost includes:
Your accommodation
Daily meditation, all yoga classes and workshops
Delicious homemade organic vegetarian food

Massage treatments are available at an additional cost

Travel Arrangements

Arrival is from 4pm on Friday 8 February
Departure is from 2pm on Sunday 10 February

Train, taxis & driving:
By car - 42 Acres is an hours drive from Bristol and 2.5 hrs drive from London
Address: 42 Acres, Holt Road, Witham Friary, Frome BA11 5HL

By train:
Gillingham (Dorset) 17 mins by car
Frome 19 mins by car
Castle Cary 24 mins by car
Westbury 33 mins by car

Taxis from the station:
Gillingham Cars - 01747 850 385
Castle Cary Taxis - 01963 351 333