Nourishing autumn yoga weekend in Oxfordshire, UK

18 - 20 October 2019

Cost from £375

Teacher Raquel Alves

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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. Raquel will then lead you through two classes on the Saturday, a strong morning class to align to body and breath including mantra, yoga philosphy and pranayama and an afternoon Yin practice.  Each morning will start with meditation or a guided walk. On Sunday there will be a long morning practice 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

This was truly the best yoga retreat I have EVER been on. All in all simply couldn't have been a more amazing time.
Tanya
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
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
The trip was amazing. Raquel is a fantastic and very dedicated teacher. Her classes were extremely well thought out and I know they have deepened my practice. I was very impressed with how committed she was to helping us set our intentions. She was thorough and thoughtful. She was also careful to ensure we understood the poses and took time to work with us where we needed particular guidance. I learnt a lot from her and will lookout for other sessions she does with YOAS.
Sara
The retreat was amazing,one of the best experiences I have had on a Yoga retreat. Raquel is such a wise teacher and she has taught me so much about myself I will use it well. I will be booking more in the future.
Gillian

Nourishing autumn yoga weekend in Oxfordshire, UK, 18 - 20 October 2019

Costs

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.

Travel Arrangements

Times: Friday 18 October 4pm to Sunday 20 October 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