Autumn retreat in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, UK

21 - 23 October 2022

Cost from £495

Teacher Amelia Hodge

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Set in stunning countryside, Pauntley Court, dating back to the 1300s, offers a tranquil escape in a stunning location. Steeped in history, it is the birthplace of Dick Whittington and was home to Elinor Fettiplace. The house is full of character and offers luxury accommodation with far reaching views across the surrounding countryside.

Walk in the exquisite gardens, choose a bench to read your book, or simply get lost in the views. Just two hours from London and only one hour from Bristol and Birmingham, Pauntley Court is perfectly located for a weekend of yoga as you fill up on fresh air and nature.

The daily programme

The first class will be on Friday evening, followed by a delicious dinner. Amelia will then lead you through two classes on the Saturday, a more dynamic morning class to align to body and breath and an afternoon practice to delve deeper into the postures and relax and restore. Each morning will start with meditation or a guided walk. On Sunday there will be a morning practice before breakfast, another shorter class before lunch and the end of the retreat.

Each day after morning yoga and a healthy breakfast, there will be the opportunity to walk, enjoy the beautiful grounds, have a massage or relax in one of the comfy lounges. A magical and very special country retreat. Arrival time on Friday 21 October is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish on Sunday 23 October after lunch at 2pm.

Things to do

The surrounding area offers an abundance of walks. If you fancy exploring further afield take a trip to Gloucester's historic cathedral and docks or add a day of walking in the Malvern Hills. There will be massages on offer in the free time, or curl up on one of the sofas to read or enjoy an afternoon nap.

Accommodation & food

The luxurious rooms are spacious, light and offer an extremely comfortable haven to relax and rest in. All rooms are very well appointed and most are either en-suite or have their own private bathroom. Two rooms share a bathroom.

Delicious organic food will be served throughout the retreat. All meals are vegetarian - delights to nourish body and soul.

Comments

The trip was fantastic. Amelia is a brilliant teacher who brought incredible warmth, good humour and understanding to each class. The food was an absolute highlight, such care and love went into every dish and Elsbeth was working around the clock. The location was beautiful, comfortable, and calm and the group had a wonderful dynamic Overall I've come back thoroughly cleansed, calm, and inspired.
Claire
Pauntley Court is a stunning venue and the kind of place you feel relaxed as soon as you walk in there. The rooms were amazing with lovely views and the house has a lovely cosy feel to it. That combined with Amelia's yoga and extra evening meditation and relaxation sessions made for a very relaxing and recharging weekend.
Emma
Just returned from an absolutely incredible retreat at Pauntley Court with Amelia. Gorgeous location, the food was insanely good and Amelia went over and above with such diverse and nourishing yoga practices, meditation and fire gazing!
Katy
I had a wonderful w/e at Pauntley court, although it is expensive it is worth the money. The venue is lovely and having a real fire in the sitting room and the Arga in the kitchen made it all very homely. The bedding was lovely and cosy and the bedrooms well heated. Els was an exceptional cook and took a lot of care to prepare the food which was delicious and interesting. Amelia was an excellent teacher and really included the whole group in the sessions and around the meal. It was nice to be part of a small group of other Yogis and we all seemed to jell as a group. I came back feeling really rested and relaxed.
Trisha

Autumn retreat in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, UK, 21 - 23 October 2022

Costs

Triple room sharing: £495
Twin or double room sharing: £550

Single occupancy room: £645
All rates are per person

All rooms are either en-suite or have their own private bathroom.
The cost includes your accommodation, all yoga classes.
Delicious homemade organic vegetarian food.

Massage treatments are available at an additional cost.

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

Travel Arrangements

Times:
Arrival from 4pm on Friday 21 October. Departure at 2pm on Sunday 23 October 2022.

Driving:
Pauntley Court
Pauntley Court Drive
Redmarley D'Abitot
Gloucestershire
GL19 3JA UK

Trains:
Nearest train station is Gloucester or Ledbury
National Rail

Bus:
Take a train to Ledbury. Walk about 7 minutes to Tesco. Take bus 679 (direction Newent approx 48 minutes). Get off at 'Nursery'. Pauntley Court is a 15 minute walk from the Nursery stop.