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. Each day will begin with a two hour morning yoga class. A strong and dynamic flowing asana practice gently opening the body and attuning the mind to the breath. We then have breakfast followed by free time, massages and then the afternoon yoga practice.The afternoon class will be more restorative and often include pranayama, meditation or yoga nidra.
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!
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.
I had a wonderful time last weekend at Poundon House. It was my first yoga retreat and a beautiful experience. Tania was amazing...an inspiration. Elspeth's food was delicious. Jessica's massage superb. Poundon House is such a beautiful,relaxing setting for a retreat and a joy to explore the countryside from. Thank you for organising it and I do hope I can go on another one soon.Amaryllis
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 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
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
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.
What can I say - 2 blissful days of amazing inspiring yoga with Tania in a beautiful place with a wonderfully diverse group of people. Would love to do it ALL THE TIME! Thank youFeroza
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Luxurious yoga weekend retreat in Oxfordshire, UK, 16 - 18 February 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 16 February 3.30pm - Sun 18 February 2pm
Nearest train station is Bicester North
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