Retreat in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, UK

10 - 12 February 2023

Cost from £595

Teacher Emma Arscott


About Pauntley Court

Set in stunning countryside, Pauntley Court, dating back to the 1300's, offers a tranquil escape in an idyllic 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.

Just two hours from London and only one hour from Bristol and Birmingham, Pauntley Court is perfectly located for a weekend of yoga and an abundance of fresh air and nature.

Retreat programme

The first class will be on Friday evening, followed by a delicious dinner. Emma 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.

On Sunday there will be a morning practice before breakfast, another shorter class before lunch and the end of the retreat.

Arrival time on Friday 10 February is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish on Sunday 12 February after lunch at 2pm.

Things to do

Each day after morning yoga and a healthy breakfast, there will be time to explore the surrounding area on a country walks. Or take a stroll in the exquisite gardens, choose a bench to read your book, or simply get lost in the views.

There will be massages on offer or you can curl up on one of the sofas in from of the open fire and 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 healthy food will be served throughout the retreat. All meals will be vegetarian delights to nourish body and soul.


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.
I had a wonderful, relaxing time at Pauntley Court. 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.
Emma is an excellent teacher and really embraces the spirit of yoga. She was thoughtful and helpful, and would always give options for the more difficult poses. The classes were interesting and challenging in part, which is the way it should be!
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.

Retreat in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, UK, 10 - 12 February 2023


Twin or double room sharing: £595
Single occupancy room: £695
All rates are per person

The cost includes:
Luxury accommodation
Morning & evening yoga classes
All meals throughout the retreat

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

Arrival from 4pm on Friday 10 February. Departure at 2pm on Sunday 12 February 2023.

Pauntley Court
Pauntley Court Drive
Redmarley D'Abitot

Nearest train station is Gloucester or Ledbury
National Rail

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.