New year yoga retreat in the heart of Oxfordshire, UK

29 December - 1 January 2020

Cost from £495

Teacher Kate McKenzie

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About Braziers Park

This New Year's retreat is the perfect opportunity to relax and revitalise and enjoy reconnecting with self and others. Braziers Park is a hidden treasure, set deep in the beautiful countryside of South Oxfordshire, less than two hours from London. A warm country manor house, amidst the rolling Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. An idyllic location for a deeply rejuvenating retreat.

The old manor is Grade II listed in the 'Strawberry Gothic' style with an abundance of 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 Park 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 to be part of the community.

The programme

Arrival is on Sunday 29 December from 3.30 pm. The first class will be at 5pm. This will be a gentle open flow to help you unwind from your journey and ease into the retreat. Afterwards the group will enjoy a delicious dinner before a bedtime meditation and mantra practice. On Monday 30 December there will be two classes - a long, more dynamic morning class to align to body and breath followed by a late afternoon class where we will slow things down and enjoy a deep relaxation. In the afternoon there will be a pop-up mantra choir for those who would like to sing.

On New Year's eve the morning will start with a strong practice then another delicious breakfast. The group will come together again in the afternoon for another practice before dinner and our NYE programme where we will set our intentions for 2020 and spend some time around the bonfire.

Each day after morning yoga there will be the opportunity to walk, have a massage or relax by the fire. The retreat will finish on Wednesday 1 January after a midday 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 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.

Comments

The whole weekend was a wonderful experience...the venue was great and the food was fabulous. So as you can see I had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Will definitely be booking again!
Janet
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.
Aisling
Kate adds a magical dimension to all her teaching.
Jennifer
Braziers park was such a wonderful weekend. I really can't say anything critical at all - the place was unique and cosy, 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 one's own or chatting with new friends).
Kate was aware of all our needs and brought in a dimension of love and kindness.
Sally

New year yoga retreat in the heart of Oxfordshire, UK, 29 December - 1 January 2020

Costs

Sharing a twin room £495
Double room for a couple £495
Single occupancy room £565
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 and log fires.

Travel Arrangements

Arrival time on Sunday 29 December is from 3.30pm onwards and the first yoga class will be at approx 5pm. We will finish after early lunch on Wednesday 1 January 2020.

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 shared lifts where possible.

Full travel details are on the Braziers Park website.

Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford OX10 6AN