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. Rory will then lead you through two classes on the Saturday, a long morning class to align to body and breath and an afternoon practice to delve deeper into the postures. 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, 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
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.Pat
The yoga retreat was absolutely amazing - we had a great bunch of yogis and Rory is an excellent teacher who clearly has so much knowledge - it was a pleasure to practice with him everyday. The location was stunning and there really was nothing I can fault!Victoria
Rory was a fabulous yoga instructor and had a really effective way of explaining what was required for each pose and was always reminding us how to try to achieve the state of calm required in each pose. I've taken up yoga classes since my return and I can still hear Rory's voice in my head; "tongue soft, jaw soft, eyes soft" so his guidance is still helping me long after the holiday was over!Diane
Excellent intensive yoga retreat with Rory Viggers. Learned so many new things, plus the venue and food were lovely.Riki
Stretched and strong on a Yoga on a Shoestring weekend at Poundon House
Queen of Retreats website April 2018
Jane Dunford reviews a Yoga on a Shoestring weekend at a gorgeous manor house in the Oxfordshire countryside and finds all she needs to return to her life calm, clear and strong.
“Close your eyes and I’ll tell you when to open them,” says my taxi driver. A slightly strange request as we approach Poundon House – a short ride from North Bicester station in Oxfordshire – but the big reveal makes sense. There at the end of a long drive bordered by snowdrops and bare-branched lime trees stands a striking country pile, the Oxford sandstone glowing gold in the late afternoon sun.
I’m here for a weekend with Yoga on a Shoestring (who run a full programme around the UK and abroad), led by south London yoga teacher Tania Brown.
Read the full article on the Queen of Retreats website.
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Nourishing and restorative winter yoga retreat in Oxfordshire, UK, 14 - 16 February 2020
Triple room sharing £395
Twin or double room sharing £440
Single occupancy room £575
All prices are per person
The cost includes your accommodation, daily meditation, all yoga classes. Delicious homemade organic vegetarian food. All rooms are spacious, stunning and unique. Towels are included.
Massage treatments are available at an additional cost.
Friday 14 February 4pm to Sunday 16 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
Oxon, OX2 79B