A wonderful mid-summer sadhana yoga retreat in the Devon countryside, UK

10 - 12 August 2018

Cost from £275

Teacher Lila Conway


About the Sadhana weekender

The Sadhana Yoga weekender returns in August 2018 with the primary focus being you. Immerse yourself in yogic practices, nurture yourself and dive deep into the practice. Enjoy the surrounding Devon countryside, eat delicious wholesome food, take a sauna and find the space to breathe.

There will be a full daily programme of yoga practice. See below for the sample schedule. Lila will host the weekend and hold the space. She looks forward to welcoming you.

Just two miles from Totnes, Eden Rise provides a beautiful environment for this Sadhana weekend. Neighbouring land includes wooded fringes, the Harbourne river, sculptures and shrines and the Santa Rosa labyrinth.

Please note: this weekend is not suitable for complete beginners - least one year of practice is recommended. Please email us if you have any questions regarding attending.

The weekend programme

This retreat is geared towards yoga. Across the three days we will immerse ourselves in a variety of practices; Asana, Pranayama, Kriyas, Chanting, Mantra, Sutras, Meditation and more.

Friday (arrive from 3pm)
3.00pm - Arrival
4.00pm - Welcome
4.30pm - Hatha Yoga
6.00pm - Dinner
7.30pm - Silent Mantra Meditation & Kirtan (singing of Mantras)
9.30pm - Observing Mindful Mouna - Silence

6.30am - Guided Pranayama, Silent Meditation, Mantra Chanting
7.30am - Warm cleansing Lemon water or Tea
8.00am - Hatha Yoga - asana, pranayama, relaxation
10.00am - Brunch
11.00am - Karma Yoga (a selfless offering e.g. cleaning, chopping veggies for 20-30 mins)
12 noon - Cultivating Yoga Sadhana in daily life
1.00pm - Energy drink (so like a turmeric shot or power juice of some form)
2.00pm - Silent hour for reflection, journaling or Meditation
4.00pm - Hatha Yoga - asana, pranayama, relaxation
6.00pm - Dinner
7.30pm - Concentration & Calming the Mind - Tratak Meditation
9.30pm - Observing Mindful Mouna - Silence


6.00am - Group Silent Walk
7.30am - Green Smoothie / Tea
8.00am - Hatha Yoga - asana, pranayama, relaxation
10.00am - Brunch
12.30pm - Yoga Nidra, Group sharing & Kirtan
2.00pm - Retreat close - Healthy Chai & Treat


Accommodation & food

Accommodation for this retreat is shared twin rooms or mini dorms. Rooms are simple, eco-painted and most have doors to the courtyard garden or upper terrace. Camping is also available, please bring your own tent. The retreat centre and accommodation is perfect for a sadhana retreat. All bathrooms are shared.

There is also a sauna room for guests to use.

All meals will be organic and vegetarian. Please do advise when booking of any dietary needs.


This was my first ever retreat, and I'm also fairly new to yoga so had no idea what to expect. Let's just say I'm hooked and will definitely be returning!!! The venue was beautiful and everyone was so warm and welcoming to me. Lila our instructor was incredible, so warm and patient and there was no pressure. Also Justine's Lomi massage was the best massage I've ever had!!! So, if you are hesitant about booking a retreat, please don't wait I'm sure you will love every minute as much as I did
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!
I really enjoyed it and I have to say that it was largely down to the skill of your facilitation and how well you work together. You both so clearly put happiness on the map from the beginning and it filtered through. Everyone relaxed and smiled! I loved the gentle humour too. I also appreciated all the hard work behind the scene and your attention to detail. You were both so generous and thoughtful...
Thanks so much to Dory and Rory for hosting such a lovely relaxing retreat weekend in a beautiful venue. Lots of practice both physical and spiritual and an atmosphere of joy and laughter that was really good for the soul. Namaste x
Thank you for such a a lovely experience for my first yoga retreat. It was such a beautiful location, the venue was so inviting and comfortable and the food very tasty and plentiful. The yoga was very well paced, taught really well by yourself and Rory and interspersed with pranayama and meditation. I found the observance of 'silent time' liberating and will continue to practice this. I felt calm following the retreat and strangely the following day I also felt really energised. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend your retreats and have already mentioned to friends - I will certainly be booking again!

A wonderful mid-summer sadhana yoga retreat in the Devon countryside, UK, 10 - 12 August 2018


£275 per person - mini-dorm
£295 per person - shared twin room
£310 per person - single occupancy room (very limited availability)

Please bring your own top and bottom sheet, pillow case and towel.
If you need linen this can be rented for £7.

Travel Arrangements

By train:
Nearest Railway Station is Totnes (direct line from London Paddington) and then a short (under 2 mile) taxi to the destination.

By road:
Eden Rise, Sandwell Barns, Sandwell, Totnes, South Devon, TQ9 7LJ