Yoga & Pilates in North London

Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat in Dorset

With Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

Friday 17th - 20th June 2022

Make the most of Midsummer with 4 days and 3 nights of Yoga and delicious vegan food in an idyllic location. The summer solstice marks peak solar power. What better time to practise Sun Salutations in the beautiful surroundings of Bonhays, our venue? Energising Vinyasa Flow in the morning, gentle Yin Yoga in the afternoon, and blissful Yoga Nidra (relaxation) before bed. Take a dip in the pool, walk to the beach, sit by the campfire, marvel at the stars & relish every moment …

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THE RETREAT

Treat yourself to:

    • 4 days / 3 nights full-board stay in a beautiful eco-Retreat
    • Exclusive use of venue & all facilities, including heated pool (see below)
    • 9 x Yoga / Meditation / Relaxation classes
    • Delicious vegan meals prepared by the resident Chef
    • Complimentary gift bag
    • Free WiFi and parking

     

    THE VENUE

    Bonhays Retreat Centre is a magical place. A secluded sanctuary, nestled in Dorset's rolling hills between Bridport and Lyme Regis, and just 2 miles from Charmouth beach. With its heated pool, comfortable accommodation, valley views, and tranquil location, it's the perfect getaway. 

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    The accommodation is simply furnished, well-equipped, with a warm, welcoming feel, and clean, comfortable rooms. The main living space (there's more than one) has big sofas for lounging.

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    THE FOOD

    The food at Bonhays is an event in itself - a taste-fest of wholesome vegan delights cooked up by the resident Chef, using locally sourced, seasonal and organic ingredients wherever possible. All food and drink is vegan (plant-based). Lunch and Supper are prepared for us, and Breakfast is self-serve. Teas, real coffee, biscuits, snacks and fresh fruit available at all times. (Bonhays aim to accommodate additional dietary requirements such as gluten-free, with sufficient notice - so make sure you request this when booking).

    YOGA

    Yoga sessions are suitable for all levels, from beginners to seasoned yogis, and held in the Group Room - a lovely large space with a gentle, restful vibe. The morning Vinyasa Flow class is more energising, the later Yin session, softer and mostly mat-based, and Yoga Nidra, a guided full body relaxation, after supper.

    You are free to do as many, or as few, activities as you wish, there's no pressure.

    Programme:

    Friday 17th June:

    • 4.00pm: Arrival & settling in
    • 5.15pm: Welcome & Introductions followed by Yoga class (Yin)
    • 7.00pm: Supper
    • 8.30pm: Yoga Nidra (relaxation)

    Saturday 18th June:

    • 8.00am: Breakfast
    • 10.00am: Yoga class (Vinyasa Flow)
    • 12.30pm: Lunch
    • 1.30pm: Riverside Walk to the Beach (Charmouth)
    • 5.15pm: Yoga class (Yin)
    • 7.00pm: Supper
    • 8.30pm: Yoga Nidra (relaxation)

    Sunday 19th June:

    • 8.00am: Breakfast
    • 10.00am: Yoga class (Vinyasa Flow)
    • 12.30pm: Lunch
    • 1.30pm: Free time
    • 5.15pm: Yoga class (Yin)
    • 7.00pm: Supper
    • 8.30pm: Relaxation & Sound Bath

    Monday 20th June:

    • 8.00am: Breakfast
    • 10.00am: Yoga class (Vinyasa Flow)
    • 12.30pm: Lunch & Goodbyes
    • 2.00pm: Departure

    * Please note, the programme may be subject to change

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    BOOKING INFORMATION

    PRICES - Include meals, accommodation, and all classes

    Single & Shared Room options below. Please note that Twin Rooms are for pairs coming together.

    ALL prices are per person

    • £399 pp - Twin Bunk Room (2 sharing): with comfy bunk beds
    • £449 pp Large Twin Room (2 sharing): with 1 double and 1 single bed
    • £479 Small Single Room (sole occupancy): with single bed 
    • £489 Single Room (sole occupancy): with double bed
    • £499 - Large Single (sole occupancy): with double bed & desk

    (NOT included in price: Travel to/from venue & travel insurance)

    GROUPS - if you're coming as a group of 3 - or 4 (if your group includes a couple) - there's an option to have one of the accommodation buildings to yourself. This consists of one Twin Bunk Room, and one room with double bed, plus a bathroom, kitchen and lounge area.

    TO BOOK - You can secure your place by paying a non-refundable deposit of £150 (per person), or the whole amount if you prefer, with any remaining balance due by Friday 1st May 2022.

    To BOOK and arrange payment - email: wallislouise at icloud . com

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    ROOM PHOTOS

    Large Single Room with Double Bed (below) - £499

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    Single Room with Double Bed (below) - £489

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    Small Single Room with Single Bed (below) - £479

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    Large Twin Room (below) - £449 per person

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    Twin Bunk Room (below) - £399 per person

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    THE TEACHER

    Louise Wallis - owner of Mind Body Zone and an experienced, fun-loving Yoga & Pilates teacher who's been teaching movement for over 20 years & hosts 2 retreats a year at Bonhays.

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    Comments from previous attendees:

    "A wonderful, relaxing weekend in a fabulous setting. Louise is an excellent yoga teacher with the ability to ensure that her classes can be enjoyed by students with all levels of experience and abilityKathryn D

    "Louise radiates calmness and serenity when teaching. A passionate yogi who expertly demonstrates that she truly cares for the well-being of each student she is works with. Highly recommended" Julia CC

    "I absolutely loved my time at Louise's yoga retreat. There was a lovely relaxed pace to the weekend with just the right amount of yoga and free time. Bonhays was the perfect location with the indoor pool and amazing food” Nik R

     

    GETTING THERE

    The address is: Bonhays Farm, Whitchurch Canicorum, DT6 6RF

    Car: Please refer to map below. Plenty of parking at the centre. Train: Nearest station is Axminster - on the main London Waterloo to Exeter line. There are buses from the station to Morecombelake (a 20 min downhill walk away), or book ahead for a taxi from Axminster station for a cost of roughly £20. Try Axminster Taxis (01297) 34000, or BJ's 35007. 

    Dorset

    One of the the UK's most iconic and beautiful counties, Dorset has 364 more hours of sunshine throughout the year in comparison to the UK average and is home to the Jurassic Coast, the only natural World Heritage Site in England.

     

    COVID 19 POLICY:

    • Please take a Lateral Flow test the day before the Retreat
    • You must not attend if you suspect you have covid, or have any of the following symptoms: a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
    • You will have your own spot in the practice room, with a yoga mat and props that only you will use. Mats & equipment (bolsters, blocks, straps) are provided, but bring your own blanket if you want one
    • In the week leading up the Retreat it's important to reduce the risk of contracting covid by taking extra care, and minimising social contact. In the event you are unable to attend, due to covid, covid symptoms, or a positive lateral flow test, your retreat place will be rolled over to one of my future retreats, as I am unable to issue refunds

     

    NEXT RETREAT 2023

    May Day Yoga Retreat - Fri 28 April - Mon 1 May 2023 (Bank Holiday weekend)

    4 days / 3 nights - at the same venue

    Contact me for info / to book

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