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Fall Flow and Glow: a Yoga Retreat in Dorset

With Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

Friday 1st - 3rd November 2019

Discover the Autumnal art of Hygge, a delightful Danish concept encouraging us to embrace the "feeling of cosy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life".

Join Louise Wallis for 3 days and 2 nights of Yoga and delicious vegan food in an idyllic location, where you can induge to your heart's content. Energising Vinyasa Flow Yoga in the morning, gentle Yin Yoga in the afternoon, and blissfully relaxing Yoga Nidra before bed. Take a dip in the pool, walk to the beach, or get cosy around the wood burner and relish every moment …

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The food at Bonhays (our venue) is an event in itself - a taste-fest of wholesome vegan delights cooked up by resident Chef, Evie. On Friday she will pull out all the stops out with a special supper for World Vegan Day (1st Nov), and on Saturday, for 'Day of the Dead' (2nd Nov), we go Mexican!


Treat yourself to:

    • 3 x days and 2 x nights full-board stay in a beautiful eco-Retreat
    • Exclusive use of the venue & all facilities, including heated pool (see photo below)
    • 6 x Yoga / Meditation / Relaxation classes
    • Delicious vegan meals prepared by the resident Chef
    • Complimentary gift bag
    • Free WiFi and parking



  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 and well-equipped, with a warm welcoming feel, and clean, comfortable rooms. The main communal living space (there's more than one) has big sofas, and a wood burning stove to keep us cosy (see photo below) - with teas, snacks and fruit available in kitchen areas at all times.

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Resident Chef Evie will be catering specially for us. Well known for her fabulous feasts and personal touch, she sources local, organic ingredients wherever possible, if she hasn't grown them herself. She cooks delicious, wholesome dishes that are satisfying and super-tasty. Lunch and Supper is prepared for us, and Breakfast is self-serve. All food and drink will be vegan. Bonhays will do their best to accommodate additional dietary requirements such as gluten-free, with sufficient notice - so make sure you request this when booking.


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. After supper is Meditation, and Yoga Nidra (a guided full body relaxation).

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


Friday 1st November:

  • 4.00pm: Arrival & settling in
  • 5.15pm: Welcome & Introductions followed by Yoga class (Yin)
  • 7.00pm: Supper
  • 9.00pm: Yoga Nidra

Saturday 2nd November:

  • 6.00am: Go to beach to watch the sunrise / meditate 
  • 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: Relaxation & sound bath

Sunday 5th May:

  • 6.00am: Go to beach to watch the sunrise / meditate
  • 8.00am: Breakfast
  • 9.30am: Yoga class (Vinyasa Flow)
  • 12.30pm: Lunch, and goodbyes
  • 2.00pm: Departure

* Please note, the programme may be subject to change

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PRICES - Include meals, accommodation & all classes

Room options below. Please note that twin rooms are for pairs coming together.

ALL prices are per person:

  • £299 - Twin Bunk Room (two sharing): with comfy bunk beds (fully booked)
  • £329 Large Twin Room (two sharing): with 1 double & 1 single bed
  • £349 Small Single Room (sole occupancy): with single bed 
  • £359 Single Room (sole occupancy): with double bed (fully booked)
  • £369 - Large Single (sole occupancy): with double bed & desk

(NOT included in the price: Travel to and from the venue, and travel insurance)

To BOOK and arrange payment - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Louise Wallis is owner of Mind Body Zone - an experienced and fun-loving Yoga & Pilates teacher who has been teaching movement for over 20 years. 

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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 ability" Kathryn 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. 


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.

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