Winter yoga retreat in nature in rural Wales, UK

5 - 8 February 2021

Cost from £545

Teacher Ceri Lee

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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.

Numbers have been limited for this retreat to allow for single accommodation unless sharing with someone close and space for yoga practice and in all communal areas.

The daily programme

There will be two yoga classes each day with Ceri. Mornings will begin with a quiet meditation and gentle pranayama followed by an energising yoga asana practice. In the evenings there will be a shorter relaxing restorative yoga class to ease you into your evening.

Each day after morning yoga and breakfast there will be the opportunity to explore, take a dip in the wild swimming pool, have a sauna or simply relax.

Arrival time on Friday 5 February is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish at 10am on Monday 8 February, after breakfast.

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, have a cup of tea or peruse the shops. Take a sauna or a 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 an additional cost.

Accommodation

The comfortable accommodation is finished to a high standard and all rooms are en-suite. We are limiting the group size to 12 for this retreat and offering all rooms for single occupancy unless you are a couple or friends and happy to share.

Comments

The Garth Barns weekend was excellent- I feel rejuvenated! It was such a treat to get away to such a beautiful place and feel normal again. Jane and the team had made such a lot of effort to ensure we felt safe- which we did. The accommodation was very comfortable, the food yummy. The changes and adaptations to comply with Covid restrictions - hand gel everywhere, plated-up food at meal times, extra space in the yoga room and so on didn’t impede our enjoyment at all. I felt very safe and secure. Thanks for getting things going again, I look forward to my next YOAS adventure...
Sara
The Garth Barns weekend was wonderful. Jane and Rowen were warm and welcoming hosts - they couldn’t do enough for you. The food was superb - Sarah is a fabulous cook - and plentiful. All-in-all excellent value in a wonderful peaceful setting with people who genuinely cared about what they were doing.
Frances
It was truly wonderful. Everything I had hoped for, and more. Ceri’s yoga was amazing and she was professional, caring and delightful throughout. I left feeling totally relaxed and happy. I hope to repeat the experience again.
Kate
We had a lovely time at Garth Barns. The food was delicious with plenty of it. Sarah works incredibly hard but also joins in conversation and therefore it feels like she’s part of the group. The same can be said for Rowan too. The barns themselves are comfortable and have very pleasant surroundings. The room we had was large and airy and the shower was excellent.
Gwenli
Me and my mum had a wonderful time away at Garth Barns. Neither of us are true yogis, having both just done a course and a few classes, but it was brilliant, the food was amazing, the scenery and barns were wonderful, the swimming lake and sauna were perfect too. I can't say enough how much we both loved it. We will definitely be back!
Clare and Kath
Ceri is a superb instructor. I personally have a few hip issues and she helped me through the sessions making me feel very able. She has such a calming quality about her that made every session meaningful and fulfilling.
Tracey

Winter yoga retreat in nature in rural Wales, UK, 5 - 8 February 2021

Costs

Accommodation options:
4-bed mini dorm: £545
Triple room: £560
Twin or double room: £595
Single 0ccupancy room: £655

All room rates are per person & include all meals, accommodation & yoga

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.

Travel Arrangements

Venue location:
Garth BarnsGarth, Van, Llanidloes SY18 6NN

Travel by rail is to Caersws station - you can then take a taxi to the venue.

A tip on rail tickets – if you book in two stages from London Euston to Birmingham New Street and then Birmingham to Caersws, you can save more than 50% on the cost of a ticket.

Arrival time on Friday 5 February is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish at 10am on Monday 8 February after breakfast.