About Poundon House
The Queen Anne style country house is stunning and spacious; set within six acres of landscaped gardens on the edge of the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border. Poundon House offers a luxury escape in the peace and tranquility of the countryside, with the bonus of being within easy reach of London, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, the Cotswolds and Bristol with fantastic transport links to the all of these places.
Once you arrive at Poundon House, you will feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in front of a roaring open fire, taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms or going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard, for over a century Poundon has been the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life.
The daily programme
The first class will be on Friday evening, followed by a delicious dinner. There will be two yoga classes on Saturday and Sunday. Mornings on both days will begin with meditation and pranayama followed by a flowing hatha class. The second class of the day will be a shorter more restorative and slower paced yoga class.
Each day after morning yoga and a healthy breakfast, there will be the opportunity to walk, have a massage or relax in one of the comfy lounges by a roaring fire or take a long bath. This is a very special place indeed!
Arrival time on the Friday is from 3.30pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5pm. The weekend will finish on the Sunday after lunch at 1pm.
Things to do
The surrounding countryside offers an abundance of walks and the grounds a space to sit in nature and read a book or simply be. There will be massages on offer in the free time, or curl up on one of the big sofas to read or enjoy an afternoon nap.
Accommodation & food
The luxurious rooms are spacious, light and offer an extremely comfortable heaven to relax and rest in. The fireside sofas are deep and comfy the views an expanse of nature and space.
Delicious organic food will be served throughout the retreat. All meals are vegetarian - delights to nourish body and soul.
The holiday was one of the best I've had in a long time. The location was stunning and I really felt at home...Jaya is a warm and charismatic teacher and really helped the group to come together. Everything was perfect!Martha
My Sister and I spent a wonderful weekend at Poundon House with Jaya and Marc...We were thrilled with our beautiful bedroom and lovely view. Jaya excelled herself with a thoughtfully planned and well-balanced (pardon the pun) yoga schedule with flowing yoga sessions in the morning and restorative stretches and yoga nidra in the afternoon. The group honoured her request for silence until breakfast despite being a chatty and interactive group at all other times. Marc spoiled us with some of the most exquisite delicacies that I have ever tasted. His vegetarian menu was both filling, nourishing and more-ish. The dairy and gluten-free chocolate ganache tart was out of this world...together they were both charming and considerate hosts for what was a fabulous relaxing weekend. Great team work in action!Lyn
I had a fantastic time on the Poundon retreat with Jaya and Mark. The house was delightful, beds comfortable with lots of lovely little touches. Both Jaya and Marc were wonderful hosts creating an atmosphere that was welcoming, fun, safe and freeing. Jaya's teaching was superb, there was a good balanced mix of yogic practices and encouragement to explore. Marc's food was exceptional, that he managed single-handedly was amazing, he was also a warm and encouraging presence. As a team I would recommend them highly. Many thanks.Nikki
Massive rooms with wooden floors, high ceilings, and original features and fireplaces provide super spaces to dine, read, relax, and practice yoga, while the bedrooms are individually furnished, tasteful and comfy. There are no modern distractions such as televisions or speakers, and no en-suites, but there are enough bathrooms for it not to feel a chore to have to share
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
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 thro. 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.
We all had a fab time on our weekend at Poundon House. Our only complaint was that we wished it was longer! Food was totally fabulous and Dory is a great teacher. The house is amazing. Such a privilege to stay in a place like that. Looking forward to the next one and I recommend YOAS frequently to my friends.Jenny
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Luxurious spring yoga weekend retreat in Oxfordshire, UK, 9 - 11 March 2018
Triple room sharing: £350 per person
Twin / double room sharing: £395 per person
Single room: £530
The cost includes your accommodation, daily meditation, all yoga classes and workshops. Delicious homemade organic vegetarian food. Massage treatments are available at an additional cost.
All rooms are spacious, stunning and unique.
Bathrobes and towels are included.
Times: Friday 9 March 3.30pm - Sunday 11 March 2pm
The nearest train station is Bicester North. It is a 10-15 minute taxi ride from the station.
A taxi costs approx £11 for up to 4 people.
Taxi numbers for station transport:
Union Cars 01869 248248
Scenic Route 01296 738026
Apollo Cars 01869 323236
Poundon House, Poundon, Nr Bicester, Oxon, OX2 79B