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. Dory 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 19 November is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish on Sunday 21 November 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 are either en-suite or have their own private bathroom.
Delicious organic food will be served throughout the retreat. All meals are vegetarian - delights to nourish body and soul.
Thank you so much for a wonderful yoga weekend! Dory's yoga teaching was everything I could have hoped for - beautifully balanced practices with new awareness for me to take home, all taught with kindness and fun! I really respected your knowledge and practice as well as your good-vibe teaching.Lissa
We had an amazing time with a truly amazing teacher...one of a kind she is....brilliant on so many levels.Emma
It is the ideal retreat for anyone wanting a break that focuses on well-being. I would absolutely do it again. Yoga on a Shoestring are a fantastic company to deal with, everything ran like a dream.Sarah
It was a really wonderful and truly nourishing weekend. Thank you so much - it was such a treat to be able to stay there I really enjoyed the yoga and everything Dory brings to it. I like your analogy of having diamonds in your pockets that you want to share. I’m a very happy and eager recipient!Pat
Just to send heartfelt gratitude once again for the wonderful retreat at the weekend. Dory, you are so inspiring and words just can’t do justice to the impact the whole weekend, with you at its helm, has had on me.Annabelle
I had such a wonderful weekend with you. I loved the yoga schedule with so much variety and continuity at the same time. Saturday was such a treat; filling the day with so much inspirational yoga from Dory as well as deeply relaxing breath and meditation practice too. Sundays early morning walk was a perfect beginning to the day.Lucy
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Cosy winter retreat in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, UK, 19 - 21 November 2021
Twin or double room sharing: £530
Single occupancy room: £625
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.
Friday 19 November 4pm to Sunday 21 November 2021 2pm
Pauntley Court Drive
GL19 3JA UK
Nearest train station is Gloucester or Ledbury
Gloucester taxis 01452 500880
John’s Private Hire 0800 44 88 152
A Star Taxis 01452 555222
Andy Cars 01452 523000
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.