About Braziers Park
This hidden treasure, set deep in the beautiful countryside of south Oxfordshire, offers a relaxing holiday in nature less than two hours from London. This weekend retreat is an opportunity to revitalise and enjoy reconnecting with self and others.
Braziers Park is a warm country manor house and home to one of the UK's longest standing communities (formally home to 007!). Set deep in beautiful countryside and the rolling Chiltern Hills of South Oxfordshire, an area of outstanding natural beauty, the location is perfect for a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating weekend break.
The old manor is Grade II listed in the strawberry gothic style, it has so much character and beauty. The library, grand piano and many quirky corners are amongst its charms - all set in 57 acres of land with beautiful gardens. Braziers is a working eco-community with sheep, chickens, a walled vegetable garden and an ancient orchard. The community welcomes you to enjoy the rustic old charm of Braziers Park and join in with the community.
The daily programme
The first class with Kate will be on Friday evening. This will be a gentle open flow to help you unwind from your journey and ease into the retreat. Then together the group will enjoy a delicious dinner. On Saturday there will be two classes. A long, more dynamic morning class to align to body and breath followed later on by a late afternoon class where we will slow things down and enjoy a deep relaxation.
Sunday morning will start with a strong morning practice then another delicious breakfast. The group will come together for a meditation walk and closing circle before lunch and then say our goodbyes to end the retreat.
Each day after morning yoga 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 3pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5pm. The weekend will finish on the Sunday after lunch.
Things to do
Braziers Park is very quaint and quirky with plenty of space to nestle down with a book. There's the library, the study, dining room and an informal space by the log fire and grand piano.
There is a lovely woodland walk, which is a great opportunity to experience some of the wildlife beauties of the estate. 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 the community in natural surroundings. Massage treatments will also be available at an additional cost.
Accommodation at Braziers Park
Braziers Park is an attractive listed Grade II building set in 50 acres of land. All rooms are comfortable and charming. All bathrooms are shared. A limited number of single rooms are available.
A short weekend was simply not enough. I arrived feeling in need of re-connection, I left feeling re-balanced. The wonderful meals, attentive teacher, room to myself, sense of companionship, wonderful country surroundings was just what I needed. Great value for money, this weekend should be offered for longer...! I would do this again!!Monika
Kate adds a magical dimension to all her teaching.Jennifer
I wanted to thank you for what was a really wonderful weekend. I had been to Braziers Park previously and it was exactly as peaceful and welcoming as I remembered it. This was my first retreat with Yoga on a Shoestring and being a very on-again / off-again yogi, I worried I would find it difficult to be part of. I was completely wrong, I absolutely loved your approach to classes, they were the perfect blend of challenging as restorative for me and I left the weekend feeling completely renewed.Aisling
Braziers park was such 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).
Kate is a very special person and creates a group dynamic that is so supportive and nurturing from which you feel able to just 'be'. The yoga was fantastic, set at just the right pace and the spiritual element adds hugely to the journey.Zoe
My first Yoga on a Shoestring trip and it was fantastic. Kate was a brilliant teacher and the food was fantastic. I can’t fault it!Emily
Share this holiday
Early summer weekend yoga retreat in Oxfordshire, UK, 5 - 7 June 2020
Sharing a twin room £315
Double room for a couple £315
Single occupancy room £375
All prices are per person
The cost includes:
Daily meditation, all yoga classes and workshops.
Delicious homemade/home-grown organic vegetarian food.
Beautiful nature walks and log fires.
Times: arrival time on Friday 5 June is from 3pm onwards and the first yoga class will be at approx 5pm. We will finish after lunch on Sunday 7 June.
Getting to Braziers Park
Braziers Park is less than an hour and a half from London and just under two hours from Bristol. We will try and arrange lift sharing where possible.
Full travel details can be seen on the Braziers Park website.
Wallingford OX10 6AN