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. Lara 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 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.
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, of course, Lara. She is an awesome teacher, a very special personPat
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
This was truly the best yoga retreat I have EVER been on. Lara's yoga is so inspiring, nurturing and restorative it created a unique spirit amongst the group and we were all challenged and supported to develop in a way we never had before (both on and off the mat). It's a beautiful location and the food was delicious.Tanya
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Winter retreat in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, UK, 19 - 21 November 2021
Triple room sharing: £475
Twin or double room private en suite: £530
Twin room shared bathroom: £515
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.