About Garth Barns
The perfect combination of beautiful location, great facilities and accessibility, set amidst rolling hills of rural Wales. Garth Barns sits nestled in unspoiled and natural beauty in the countryside that surrounds the historic and pretty town of Llanidloes. A world away from it all, deep in the charm of rural Wales and yet easily accessed from London, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham.
The two large barn conversions that house the Yoga Shala and all of the accommodation, are heated from renewable biomass and the drinking water is from the farm’s own pure spring water source. The barns surround the old farmyard, now a lovely space with gardens, a stream and an outdoor dining area for warmer days. There is also a gym and Finnish sauna. For wild swimmers there is a swimming pond. The venue is set within 200 acres of farmland with plenty of walks in the hills and valleys right on the doorstep.
The daily programme
The yoga classes will take place in the large and airy yoga room with underfloor heating. 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.
In the evenings there will be other activities that may include inspiring cinema and bonfires.
Things to do
Garth Barns offers comfortable accommodation in which to relax and enjoy a good book, take to the hills and fields on long (or short) stunning nature walks. Amble about the local town and have a cup of tea or peruse the shops. Take a sauna or dip in the natural swimming pond. 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 nature and taking a break. A variety of massage treatments will also be available at additional cost.
The comfortable accommodation is finished to a high standard with single, twin and triple rooms available. There is also a 4-bed mini-dorm. All rooms are en-suite.
The yoga retreat Will organised was the best I've ever attended. Will is an incredible yoga teacher, but I knew that already from attending his classes in London. Will alternated between dynamic, upbeat classes in the morning to more restorative, yin-style classes in the evening which was the perfect combination. There were also meditation and workshops throughout the week. I came away feeling completely relaxed, revived and with a deeper understanding of yoga.Melissa
Will is an outstanding yoga teacher who brings such positive energy to the practice – funny, enthusiastic with a wealth of knowledge, able to help advance individuals at any level of yoga. Wouldn't change anything on the retreat – and would highly recommend to anyone – I know that all who attended would go back in a heartbeat!Fatima
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May bank holiday yoga retreat in the rolling hills of rural Wales, UK, 4 - 7 May 2018
4 bed mini dorm: £495
Triple Room: £510
Twin Room: £540
Double bedded Room: £540 / 1080 (price for 2 people)
Single Room: £600
All room rates are per person
Travel by rail is to Caersws station - you can then take a taxi to the venue.
Arrival is from 3pm on Friday 4 May and the retreat ends after brunch on Monday 7 May at midday.