September Wellness Yoga Retreat Bicester, Oxfordshire, 4 – 6 September / 18 – 20 September

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Description

Enjoy a staycation with reduced numbers, lots of single room options and stunning Oxfordshire countryside to escape to

After the year that we have all had, it’s time to re-treat yourself with a healthy, relaxing and stress-busting UK yoga retreat in the Oxfordshire countryside.

September at our Bicester venue is a special treat, as it’s usually a wedding venue so we have a 2-night retreat just for you. With stunning single rooms on offer, beautiful grounds and lots of space inside and outside. Take this time to re-connect to you, to others and share experiences in person instead of online in a safe and healthy way.

We love to share our Bicester retreat venue with you and it is well-loved by our guests for it’s grand, yet incredibly homely feel. Family-owned, it is no surprise it feels cosy yet sumptuous.

After 3 days of yoga (outside weather permitting), healthy vegan food, fresh air, wonderful sleep and socially distanced sharing of life with new faces of people who share the same common interests, feel revived, positive, connected, energised and ready for ‘the next phase’ whatever that may be.

Accommodation

Our accommodation is a beautiful family owned stately home that has been refurbished to a beautiful standard, staying in keeping with its original features. There are no en-suite bedrooms because of this.

There are 10 bedrooms and 8 are twin or double rooms and 2 are single rooms with large double beds for one person or a couple or two friends sharing.

The rooms have a sumptuous, classic feel so you will feel spoilt. Yet it also feels homely so you can completely relax and switch off. They are all spacious, luxuriously decorated in amazing fabrics and have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

The house has a huge welcoming lounge with cosy sofas and an open fire. The dining room is light and airy with fabulous views of the grounds. There are fascinating paintings and fresh flowers everywhere.

There are a lot of spaces to relax on your own, the living area, the library, the dining room and all rooms are spacious and some have sofas in for ultimate cosiness.

Yoga

On our Bicester wellness yoga retreat the classes are suitable for all abilities, from beginners to intermediate and advanced levels. Everyone is welcome. We have a range of inspiring and experienced teachers who are well practised at adapting the class for everyone’s level.

Whether it be Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Yin or others, all classes cover pranayama, asanas and meditation to help increase oxygen flow, balance, clarity and to promote a peaceful mind. Morning sessions are a more dynamic practice and the evening sessions are gentle with lots of stretches, meditation and relaxation.

Teacher

Claire Yates

Claires personal practice is Ashtanga, and she has studied both at the Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, and with Authorised Teachers of the lineage throughout Asia. After Mysore she went to work on a Yoga Retreat in Thailand, and another, a little closer to home in the Carpathian Mountains.

Cuisine

We believe that our retreats should be nurturing in every way. So our Vitality Chefs will create tasty, healthy, vegetarian meals for you from local, seasonal produce. All of our food is gently detoxing and we cater to various dietary preferences.

Our guests are always impressed by our creative, flavoursome dishes — that’s because the food is just as important to us as the yoga. For the new year we indulge in a 4-course supper with mocktails and canapes for that extra special evening. We bring our own chefs with us who all have their own individual flair and genius to produce high-quality vegetarian dishes. We offer fresh, local, seasonal and nutritious meals.

Retreat schedule

On our Bicester wellness yoga retreat, they all begin at 4pm with time to settle in before the first yoga class at 6pm. Dinner will be served at 8.00pm. The retreat ends at 3pm on the Sunday and for 3 night retreats they finish at 12pm on the final day.

7.30am: Hot lemon and ginger and protein snacks pre-yoga
8 am: Silent walk in the tranquil surrounding countryside before yoga
8.30am – 10.30am: Morning yoga & meditation class
10.30am: Brunch served of wholesome warming foods and teas
11 am – 5 pm: Free time for walking, 1:1’s, treatments or just relax
2.30pm: Hearty and warming lunch
5.30pm – 7.30pm: Evening yoga & meditation class
7.30pm: Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
10 pm: Bedtime!

Retreat price

Due to the Coronavirus, we have created our new health and safety policy which includes extra cleaning and reduced numbers which will allow for social distancing. As a result, we have more single rooms.

Twin/Double £525pp – 1 twin room

Single occupancy, large double room £645pp – 9 single rooms

Included

  • Cosy and spacious family run manor house accommodation in stunning Oxfordshire Countryside
  • Lots of single room options to reflect social distancing and safety measures
  • 2 hour morning yoga practices to energise and awaken
  • 2 hour evening yoga to unwind and calm with restorative practices, meditation and Yoga Nidra
  • Guided walk around the beautiful grounds of this manor house
  • Morning silent walks in beautiful countryside pre-yoga on 2 mornings
  • It’s summer so enjoy relaxing in the extensive grounds
  • Delicious wholesome and hearty vegetarian/vegan brunch, light warming lunch and 2 course evening meal
  • Complimentary arrangement of shared taxi’s if traveling by train – if you would like

Not included

  • Travel to and from the venue
  • Treatments are extra

How to get here

By Car:
We are near Bicester in Oxfordshire. It takes about 1 hour drive from London. Once you have booked your place with us we will give you the exact address and postcode.

Train:
From London Marylebone station to Bicester North it takes 1hr. Book early for cheaper tickets. It is a comfortable, fast service with no changes. For those coming from other directions please time your train to arrive and depart around the same time as the recommended trains from London so that we can organise taxi share. The retreat is only 15 minutes away and costs about £12-£20 depending on the day (bank holidays are more expensive). We try and group you together to make the taxi a lower cost for you.

Recommended train times from London:
Departs: London Marylebone at 14.43
Arrives: Bicester North at 15.42.

Departs: Bicester North at 15:26
Arrives: London Marylebone at 16.18

Booking

To enquire about or make a booking on this yoga and wellness retreat in Bicester, fill in the form. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com if you have any questions.

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