Early autumn weekend yoga retreat, Dorset coast, UK

13 - 15 September 2019

Cost from £275, camping from £245

Teacher Lila Conway

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About Bonhays Retreat Centre

Bonhays is a beautiful eco Retreat Centre, nestled in the hills of West Dorset, between Bridport and Lyme Regis and just two miles from the sea.

The settling is secluded and peaceful, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Set around a central courtyard, with the soft curves of the straw buildings and the hills beyond, there is quiet and stillness here. Bonhays has lovely communal areas to relax and chat in as well as many peaceful and secluded spots for quiet and reflection. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool.

The coast and beaches are just 2 miles away if you want to get a dose of sea air and enjoy a beach walk, or you may simply want to enjoy a peaceful moment on the decking and watch the sunset, swim peacefully in the pool, share wonderful meals in the conservatory, practice yoga and meditation; be and rejuvenate.

Evie, the chef at Bonhays, sources organic ingredients locally if she has not grown them herself and then with her imaginative palette she produces lovely looking, healthy and very tasty food. All the food is vegetarian.

The daily programme

There will be a yoga class on Friday evening and meditation after dinner. On Saturday there will be two yoga classes typically each will be 2 hrs long, plus meditation and chanting. There will also be plenty of time to walk, rest, relax or take a dip in the pool or even the sea. There will be meditation and a yoga class on Sunday morning before lunch and good-byes.

There are plenty of lovely walks, local beaches to visit and ample space to simply relax.

Accommodation at Bonhays

Single, shared twin or double rooms are available. There are also two shepherds' huts set in a quiet corner looking up the Marshwood Valley. The huts have electricity, a wood burner and are fully insulted and fitted with an outside tap. They have a double bed so are suitable for one person or a couple. There is also the option to camp.

Bathrooms, shower and toilet facilities are shared.

Comments

I had a wonderful weekend! Everything was perfect. My accommodation in the shepherd's hut was cosy and quirky and felt like a complete treat. I was just so happy to be looked after, in a lovely setting and introduced for the first time to the concept of a relaxing yoga break. It will not be my last time I'm sure. I'll start planning for next year..many thanks for the high standards.
Harriet
A wonderful weekend. I really can't say anything critical at all - the place was unique and cozy, the food was really impressive, the people were all friendly, the yoga was brilliant, the other activities were varied and fun (film, walks around house, chanting, time on ones own or chatting with new friends).
Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. It was exactly what the doctor ordered! I live a fairly hectic life so to take a whole weekend for myself to relax, unwind and get a new sense of perspective was much needed and it felt so good. The best part is that I have carried that sense of peace, awareness and control that we blossomed over the weekend back home to the 'real world'. Life is good, I'm heading in the right direction, after clearing space at the retreat I can see that so clearly now.
Tom
My favourite yoga retreat so far! A lovely group and fabulous teacher. The weekend was well set up for a good balance of classes, workshops, rest and scrumptious meals. Our teacher Lila Conway was a blessing, very grounding and nurturing. Thank you! I will be booking up for more retreats with you!
Sarah
Lila, I love, I love, I love your classes.
Sathyaprem
Your strong, loving and sensitive presence was exactly what I needed. Thank you.
Ambika

Early autumn weekend yoga retreat, Dorset coast, UK, 13 - 15 September 2019

Costs

Single Room - £345
Double room, couple sharing - £285 per person

Twin bed room - £305
Twin bed bunk room - £275
Shepherds Hut, single occupancy - £345
Shepherds Hut, couple sharing - £285
Camping (please bring your own tent) - £245

All rates are per person
Bathrooms, shower and toilet facilities are shared.

The cost is per person and includes your accommodation, daily meditation, all yoga classes and workshops. Delicious homemade vegetarian food. Massage treatments are available at an additional cost.

Travel Arrangements

Timings
Arrival on Friday 13 September  is from 3pm onwards and the first yoga class will be at approx 5pm.
We will finish after lunch on Sunday 15 September.

Driving
Address: Bonhays Farm, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset DT6 6RF

Trains
Axminster Station is on the line from Waterloo to Exeter, with buses from the station to Morcombelake (a 20 min downhill walk away for the adventurous or taxi ride which we recommend. This needs to be pre booked )
National Rail

Taxis
Axminster Taxis 01297 34000
BJ Taxis 01297 35007

Bus
A local bus is also available that stops in Morcombelake (a 20 min downhill walk away).