Winter retreat in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, UK

2 - 4 December 2022

Cost from £495

Teacher Elena Byers

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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. Elena 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 2 December is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish on Sunday 4 December 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

I had a really wonderful weekend - truly nourishing, wholly inspirational and a lot of fun too. It's a beautiful venue, there was delicious food for every meal, a really super group of like-minded spirits, a great massage and an awesome teacher.
Pat
I had a wonderful, relaxing time at Pauntley Court. Elena created a safe, nurturing environment and the yoga was exactly what I needed - the right level of intensity and relaxation. Keri’s cooking was a real highlight and so were the grounds and the house itself. It was really great to be under a different sky in such circumstances - something I very much needed. The organisation from YOAS was very easy. Will book again.
Jessica
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
When you learn something it's not just the practice that counts, it's the teacher, the whole experience, Elena is really special, empathetic and positively contagious...

Winter retreat in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, UK, 2 - 4 December 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 2 December. Departure at 2pm on Sunday 4 December 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.