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Summer Solstice Retreat 2019 Fully Booked

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Join us at the Summer Solstice Retreat 2019 Fully Booked

  • Date: 4:00 pm 21 Jun - 4:00 pm 23 Jun
  • Cost: £365.00 Location: Big House by the Sea

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Join us next summer for a wonderful yoga weekend on the coast of North West Wales. We are so excited about this new venue we can hardly contain it! With a wood fired sauna that looks out across the Llyn Peninsular, a wood fired hot tub, a purpose built yoga space and a cinema room, not to mention the mountains, rivers and sea all close at hand, this promises to be a very special weekend, you may not want to leave!

              

The accommodation is extremely comfortable, with a mixture of double bedrooms, twins, one single room and plenty of bathroom provision. There are plenty of communal spaces both inside and out so you can choose to take some quiet time to yourself or be as sociable as you like.

There will be two yoga sessions each day as well as a Friday evening session once everyone has arrived. In between you are free to simply relax and enjoy the facilities or you could choose to go out for a walk and wild swim with our walking guide Becky. Cader Idris is a short drive away if you are craving a mountain day, the beach is a ten minute walk too. If you want to bring your mountain bikes we can give you some good routes to ride nearby or you can head out with Polly on a wild 20km route straight from the venue. The choice is yours!

There will be the usual fresh and delicious vegetarian food on offer as well as plenty of tea and cake. Freshly made healthy juices will be on offer every day. There is also our very own little bar which we will stock with some choice drinks if you wish to have a little  tipple on the sun terrace.

We will also have our in house Thai massage expert Dave Hoyle on hand to make the weekend a total treat. You can prepay for a session with him when booking and arrange your preferred time when you arrive.

In the evening relax in the sauna or hot tub, take in some inspiring adventure films or simply sit around the fire.

                 

Further Info

Whats included in the price?

Full board accommodation from Friday 4pm to Sunday 4pm

All yoga sessions and activities

 

Whats not included?

Transport to and from the venue. We can however arrange pick up from the local train station which is in Llwyngwril

Alcohol – we can’t imagine you would want to drink much on the weekend but we will need to charge. Wine is included with dinner

Bike hire – if you haven’t got a bike and would like to come out riding with us please get in touch and we can arrange bike hire for you

Massage sessions

 

 

FAQs

Q: Can I drink alcohol on the weekend events/retreats?

A: In some venues there is an honesty bar and on our weekend yoga retreats we do serve wine with dinner. We neither encourage nor discourage drinking alcohol as we see it as a personal choice.

Q: Do you cater for special diets/vegan/gluten free?

A: We cater extremely well for most dietary needs. Often our gluten free puddings are the envy of everyone else at the table. Just make sure you let us know any dietary needs

Q: Is there wifi/phone reception?

A: In most of our venues we have limited phone reception and wifi. We see this as a rather good thing, giving everyone time to switch off and unplug.

Q: Can I have a single room?

A: In Elan Valley lodge everyone can have a single room if they wish. At some of our other venues the rooms are shared twins. We do have some single rooms available with a supplement. See individual events pages for details.

Q: Do I have to attend all the yoga sessions?

A: You can attend as many or as few of the sessions as you wish.

Q: What type of yoga will we practice?

A: I teach Hatha yoga with a emphasis on Vinyasa Flow. This is a freestyle form of yoga where poses are linked together with the breath to form flows. It's not necessarily fast but it is strong and dynamic. There will also be elements of Yin and Restorative yoga included.

Q: My balance is terrible, why is that?

A: It's very common to struggle with balance, especially if you are just starting out on your yoga journey. The best approach is to not worry too much about it. Don't focus too hard on trying to balance and definitely don't worry if you fall over. Focus on keeping the breath nice and steady and stay relaxed and with practice you will improve.

Q: Isn't yoga just about sitting and meditating?

A: Meditation is an aspect of Hatha yoga, however there is much more to yoga than sitting in the lotus position. We use a strong physical practice along with specific breath techniques to tap into our focus and concentration. We see this practice as a form of moving meditation.

Q: Are the yoga sessions suitable for beginners?

A: Yes! The sessions are tailored to be accessible for most people with plenty of options for more or less challenge. If you do have specific limitations or an ongoing condition or injury do get in touch to discuss.

Q: I'm not flexible at all, can I still do yoga?

A: Yes! You don't need to be flexible to practice yoga. The practice itself will improve range of motion, strength and flexibility so being stiff is all the more reason to start.

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