About the Sadhana weekender
Our annual Sadhana Yoga weekender returns in June 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. Dory & Rory will host the weekend and hold the space. We look 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.
(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 4pm)
5pm - Yoga Asana / Pranayama
7pm - Dinner
8.15pm - Meditation & Yoga Nidra
9.30pm - Observation of mauna (Silence)
6.30am - Yoga Kriyas
7am - Meditation / chanting
8am - Juice / Tea
9am - 12.30pm Yoga Asana / Pranayama
12.30pm - lunch
2.30pm - 5.30pm Yoga Asana / Pranayama
6pm - Dinner
7.30pm - Meditation / Chanting / Sutras
9.30pm - Observation of mauna
5.30am - Kriyas
6am - Dawn walk
7.30am - Juice / Tea
8am - Yoga Asana / Pranayama
10am - Brunch
12.30pm - Restorative Yoga
2pm - Tea & goodbyes
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.
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 love Rory's no-nonsense, gentle approach and I always leave feeling peaceful and energised at the same time.
Rory is one of the best teachers in Bristol, by regularly attending his classes I have been able to achieve a moving meditative experience that has inspired me to continue to grow and develop my own practice. Rory is committed to continually develop and share a depth of knowledge that continues to inspire. Thank you.
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!
My yoga class with Rory is the highlight of my week. Its a fantastic way to start my day. I've learnt not just yoga practices but breathing techniques. Each week is different and I can't recommend the class enough.
Rory's class is my anchor point for each week. The asanas are challenging and the relaxation is incredible. I look forward to the class immensely and feel the benefit all week - the best thing I do for me!
I enjoy Rory’s classes so much that if I had to move out of the area, I would find a way to get back to Clifton at least once a week.
Rory's yoga classes are excellent. I really appreciate the variation in sequences from class to class, and Rory's attention to detail and ability to describe poses and movements. Rory, you are an inspiring yoga teacher!
I try to get to Rory's class every week. The practice is different each time, and I like the way he breaks things down to help with a physical understanding of the postures.
Following a move to Clifton I joined classes following a recommendation from a friend who regularly attended Yogakutir, which speaks volumes in itself and it certainly did not disappoint. I was looking for more than just a regular yoga practice and this has been expertly delivered and further enhanced after attending focused workshops with Rory and a retreat with Dory over the last year.
The years of experience and knowledge both share during each practice provided the therapy I needed - as of course yoga is far more than postures on a mat. Yogakutir has actually changed my life and I very much look forward to continuing my journey in the coming years with their guidance & support - and they are both so lovely with it too.
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A wonderful early summer sadhana yoga retreat in the Devon countryside, UK, 15 - 17 June 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.
Nearest Railway Station is Totnes (direct line from London Paddington) and then a short (under 2 mile) taxi to the destination.
Eden Rise, Sandwell Barns, Sandwell, Totnes, South Devon, TQ9 7LJ