About Braziers Park
This hidden treasure, set deep in the beautiful countryside of south Oxfordshire, offers a relaxing holiday in nature less than two hours from London. This weekend retreat is an opportunity to revitalise and enjoy reconnecting with self and others.
Braziers Park is a warm country manor house (formally home to 007!), set deep in beautiful countryside and the rolling Chiltern Hills of South Oxfordshire, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The location is perfect for a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating retreat.
The old manor is Grade II listed in the 'Strawberry Gothic' style - it has so much character and beauty. There are real log fires, plentiful sofas and a grand piano amongst its charms. All set in 57 acres of land with beautiful gardens. Braziers is a working eco-community with sheep, chickens, a walled vegetable garden and an ancient orchard.
The daily programme
Hatha tantra yoga sessions will naturally open the heart and nurture you to a space of surrender and stillness. 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 1.5 to 2 hours.
There will be a class in the morning and silence will be observed until breakfast. After breakfast there will be free time and massages treatments. Later in the day there will be an afternoon yoga practice. In the evenings there will be other activities that may include meditation, bonfires and chanting.
Things to do
Braziers Park is very quaint and quirky with plenty of space to nestle down with a book. There's the library, the study, dining room and an informal space by the log fire and grand piano.
There is a lovely woodland walk, which is a great opportunity to experience some of the wildlife beauties of the estate. There will be delicious vegetarian food and plenty of time just to hang out and chat, meet new people, read, relax and enjoy being in the community in natural surroundings. A variety of massage treatments will also be available at additional cost.
Accommodation at Braziers Park
Braziers Park is an attractive listed Grade II building set in 50 acres of land. All rooms are comfortable and charming. All bathrooms are shared. A limited number of single rooms are available.
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...
I really enjoyed it all and found the space and quiet I needed! Doing so much yoga was great! You are both so gifted at facilitating...so nurturing and calm. A joy! xx
A short weekend was simply not enough. I arrived feeling in need of reconnection, I left feeling rebalanced. The wonderful meals, attentive teacher, room to myself, sense of companionship, wonderful country surroundings was just what I needed Great value for money, this weekend should be offered for longer...! I would do this again!!!!Monika
Braziers park was such a wonderful weekend. I really can't say anything critical at all - the place was unique and cozy, the food was really impressive, the people were all friendly, the yoga was brilliant, the other activities were varied and fun (film, walks around house, chanting, time on ones own or chatting with new friends).
I wanted to say how grateful I am for having this opportunity of learning yoga from you. After the weekend at Braziers Park I feel not only my body is stronger and mind more balanced and clear, there is definitely a shift towards other important change on my life journey. You have inspired me to go deeper into my yoga pratice and spiritual quest. It was a very very special weekend. What else to add? Charming venue, good food and nice company of other participants. The whole event was flawless only passed too quickly.
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Autumn weekend yoga retreat in Oxfordshire, UK, 20 - 22 October 2017
Shared room £275
Single room £335
The cost includes:
Your accommodation. Daily meditation and all yoga classes and workshops. Delicious homemade & homegrown organic vegetarian food. Beautiful nature walks. Log fires.
Times: arrival time on Friday 20 October is from 3pm onwards and the first yoga class will be at approx 5pm.
We will finish after lunch on Sunday 22 October.
Getting to Braziers Park
Braziers Park is less than an hour and a half from London and just under 2 hours from Bristol. We will try and arrange lift sharing where possible.
Full travel details can be seen on the Braziers Park website.