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 (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 retreat.
The old manor is Grade II listed in the strawberry gothic style, it has so much character and beauty. Real log fires, plentiful sofas and a grand piano 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 Morven 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.
The yoga and Morven's teaching were outstanding. Left me feeling refreshed, reinvigorated and with a renewed desire to explore my yoga practice.James
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).
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
Morven who taught us is a delight - she has so much experience of teaching and is very committed to the Yoga path, yet she teaches so lightly and accommodates individual differences in ability with ease.Fiona
After the weekend at Braziers Park I feel not only my body is stronger and mind more balanced and clear, there is definitely a shift towards other important change on my life journey. You have inspired me to go deeper into my yoga practice and spiritual quest. It was a very very special weekend.
Absolutely superb! Morven is an excellent teacher.Sarah
Share this holiday
Spring weekend yoga retreat in Oxfordshire, UK, 6 - 8 March 2020
Sharing a twin room £315
Double room for a couple £315
Single occupancy room £375
All prices are per person
The cost includes:
Your accommodation. Daily meditation, all yoga classes and workshops. Delicious homemade/home-grown organic vegetarian food. Beautiful nature walks & log fires.
Times: arrival time on Friday 6 March is from 3pm onwards and the first yoga class will be at approx 5pm. We will finish after lunch on Sunday 8 July.
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