About Poundon House
The Queen Anne style country house is stunning and spacious; set within six acres of landscaped gardens on the edge of the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border. Poundon House offers a luxury escape in the peace and tranquility of the countryside, with the bonus of being within easy reach of London, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, the Cotswolds and Bristol with fantastic transport links to the all of these places.
Once you arrive at Poundon House, you will feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in front of a roaring open fire, taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms or going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard, for over a century Poundon has been the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life.
The daily programme
The first class will be on Friday evening. This will be a gentle open flow to help you unwind from your journey and ease into the retreat. Then together the group will enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by Elspeth (Elspeth's Kitchen). On Saturday there will be two classes. A long, more dynamic morning class to align to body and breath followed later on by a late afternoon class where we will slow things down and enjoy a deep relaxation.
Sunday morning will start with a strong morning practise then another delicious breakfast. The group will share a short gentle class before lunch and then say our goodbyes to end the retreat.
Each day after morning yoga there will be the opportunity to walk, have a massage or relax in one of the comfy lounges by a roaring fire or take a long bath. This is a very special place indeed!
Things to do
The surrounding countryside offers an abundance of walks and the grounds a space to sit in nature and read a book or simply be. There will be massages on offer in the free time, or curl up on one of the big sofas to read or enjoy an afternoon nap.
Accommodation & food
The luxurious rooms are spacious, light and offer an extremely comfortable heaven to relax and rest in. The fireside sofas are deep and comfy the views an expanse of nature and space.
Delicious organic food will be served throughout the retreat. All meals are vegetarian - delights to nourish body and soul.
This was truly the best yoga retreat I have EVER been on. All in all simply couldn't have been a more amazing week.Tanya
Wonderful event really joyed it. Teaching was superb loved the hands-on assistance. Wonderful event really enjoyed it. Very clever the way you built up the sequences – it really pushed us but in a very safe, knowledgeable fashion.
We all had a fab time on our weekend at Poundon House. Our only complaint was that we wished it was longer! Food was totally fabulous...the house is amazing. Such a privilege to stay in a place like that. Looking forward to the next one and I recommend YOAS frequently to my friends.Jenny
I love the way you speak with a calm and clear voice and that you watch your students rather than ‘perform’ at the front. You are a very thoughtful and kind teacher, which is particularly apparent when you accept a beginners attempt and not correcting it. Your hands-on adjustments are amazing, much appreciated and very wholesome.
It is the ideal holiday 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. I cannot recommend my experience enough.Sarah
Your instructions were clear and easy to follow even if the movement itself was a challenge sometimes. Having you moving around the class to assist is also a huge benefit when learning what to do and the correct way in which it needs to be done.
I really enjoyed the yoga and the hands on teaching. I have hyper-flexibility in my hips and back and have noticed recently that I have been feeling quite a lot of pain but it was great to know that you were constantly watching and making sure we were in the correct position. There were a number of beginners in the class - it did not affect the yoga class and I still found it challenging.
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Luxurious winter weekend retreat in Oxfordshire, UK, 15 - 17 February 2019
Triple room sharing: £375 per person
Twin or double room sharing: £420 per person
Single occupancy room: £555
The cost includes your accommodation, daily meditation, all yoga classes and workshops. Delicious homemade organic vegetarian food. Massage treatments are available at an additional cost.
All rooms are spacious, stunning and unique.
Towels are included.
Times: Friday 15 February 4pm - Sunday 17 February 2pm
Nearest train station is Bicester North
Taxi numbers for station transport:
Union Cars 01869 248248
Scenic Route 01296 738026
Apollo Cars 01869 323236
Poundon House, Poundon, Nr Bicester, Oxon, OX2 79B