Luxurious winter weekend retreat in Oxfordshire, UK

23 - 25 November 2018

Cost from £350

Teacher Lara Stapleton

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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, followed by a delicious dinner. Lara will then lead you through two classes on the Saturday, a long morning class to align to body and breath and an afternoon practise to delve deeper into the postures.  Each morning will start with meditation or a guided walk. On Sunday there will be a long morning practise before breakfast and a short 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, 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!

Arrival time on the Friday is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5pm. The weekend will finish on the Sunday after lunch at 1pm.

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.

 

Comments

I had such a wonderful time thank you - Lara was an incredible teacher. I loved my introduction to Scaravelli yoga and her enthusiastic, energetic approach. The classes were long but restorative and holding poses for longer enabled us to release from deep in the fascia...I felt an opening in my hips and shoulders and an awakening of my spine, which was wonderful - even my feet are much more spread and dynamic! The focus on pranayama and meditation was also excellent, as they often get forgotten for the asana and are such a crucial part of the practice.
Connie
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. All in all simply couldn't have been a more amazing week.
Tanya
I would like to thank you for arranging the most amazing yoga holiday which surpassed even my best hopes for the week. Lara is a teacher on a different level. If there was a bronze, silver and gold level, Lara would undoubtedly come in at the platinum level.
Nicky
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
Lara was as ever fantastic and truly dedicated, really using all the time to fit in practice and meditation. Also thank you for your support when I was booking. Conversations I had reassured me and gave me confidence to book.
Kathy
The weekend was wonderful, very nourishing and just what I needed – I didn’t know that was what I needed when I booked it. Lara is a great teacher and I felt very safe and relaxed with her. The venue was lovely and so was Elspeth and her wonderful catering.
Alex
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. Lara is an inspirational yoga teacher and I cannot recommend my experience enough.
Sarah
I had a really wonderful weekend at Poundon House - 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 person.
Pat

Luxurious winter weekend retreat in Oxfordshire, UK, 23 - 25 November 2018

Costs

Triple room sharing: £350 per person
Twin / double room sharing: £395 per person
Single room: £530

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.
Bathrobes and towels are included.

Travel Arrangements

Times: Friday 23 November 4pm - Sunday 25 November 2pm

Train:
Nearest train station is Bicester North

Taxis:
Taxi numbers for station transport:
Union Cars 01869 248248
Scenic Route 01296 738026
Apollo Cars 01869 323236

Driving:
Poundon House, Poundon, Nr Bicester, Oxon, OX2 79B