Autumn Restore & Nourish Yoga Retreat in Bicester, 13th – 15th November

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Description

Yoga and Wellness Retreat in Bicester

On our Bicester yoga and wellness retreat in Bicester, be prepared to switch off, let go and give permission to yourself to totally relax. Retreat to the Oxfordshire countryside and escape for the weekend. Our Bicester wellness yoga retreat venue is well loved by our guests for its grand, yet incredibly homely feel.

Surrounded by Oxfordshire countryside with sweeping views all around, in warmer weather relax in the peaceful grounds or in colder times curl up with a good book by the open fire.

We have been running our retreats at this venue for 8 years and it is a home from home for us and our return guests. Enjoy first class yoga teaching from teachers, meditation to calm your active mind, incredible meals lovingly prepared by our talented chefs and served as a community, optional holistic treatments to soothe your body and guided walks of the local countryside; you are guaranteed to leave feeling energised, a little lighter, and grateful to yourself for taking some time away.

This November, Join Rosie for an energising flow in the morning followed by a restorative evening class. Find out more below.

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.

Teacher

Rosie Iles-Jonas

Rosie has practiced Yoga since she was a child, her first teachers were her parents. In those early years she learned that movement should be playful and explorative, and she’s passionate about sharing that experience with students.

She’s been teaching full time since 2015, and now trains students to become teachers. She teaches in public sessions in Hove and has worked for a Premier League football club but her passion is heartfelt, meaningful Yoga and Meditation.

Rosie draws on a variety of movement disciplines, so her Yoga sequences are very well thought out, creative and designed to take you on a journey of unlearning. Unlearning tension and coping strategies, of pushing and forcing. Expect to move in new and beautiful ways, through styles like Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative and Somatics.

Rosie believes that Yoga in its truest form, offers a deeply empowering practice of self awareness, self care, resilience and unlearning oppression. It can enable a process of liberation, both on the individual and collective levels. Rosie loves retreats because of the connection; Students might attend as individuals but they experience the feeling of a supportive community. Whilst she plans sessions, she also tunes into the needs of the group, so sessions feel incredibly personal, like they were written for you. Rosie is known for her humorous delivery, philosophy offerings and journaling activities.

When Rosie isn’t teaching, she can be found cycling around Hove, growing vegetables (and weeds) on her allotment and studying in London for a Masters in Yoga and Meditation.

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

We base our prices on two people sharing a room. If you are coming on your own, you are welcome to share a twin room with another guest of the same sex, or pay £150 single supplement to have your own room.

Twin/Double £427pp
Single occupancy, small double room £535pp
Single occupancy, large double room £645pp

Included

* Luxurious manor house accommodation in stunning Oxfordshire Countryside
* 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
* Evening celebration with a feast followed by dancing and meditation
* Cookery workshop and tasting
* Yoga workshop on setting intentions for the year ahead
* Delicious wholesome and hearty vegetarian/vegan brunch, light warming lunch and 2 course evening meal
* All Yoga equipment and spacious yoga studio
* Complimentary arrangement of shared taxi’s if traveling by train

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.