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3 Day Weekend Yoga Retreat in Worcestershire 10-12 Decembre 2021

Come and join 3 Day Iyengar Yoga Holidays in Worcestershire for a full program of yoga, delicious food, and time to relax or explore the beautiful surroundings. You will have full yoga weekend, meditation, and relaxation sessions with pranayama in the beautiful Holland House to make yourself healthier and happier. So, what are you waiting for? You are only a step closer to a complete holiday, away from the daily hustle and bustle. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this unique experience of retreating yourself!

HIGHLIGHTS

* Daily yoga classes
* 2 meditation practices
* Daily pranayama session
* Relaxing session
* Mindful walks around beautiful
surroundings
* 2 nights’ accommodation
* Daily delicious meals and snacks

SKILL LEVEL

* Beginner
* Intermediate

ACCOMMODATION

* Check-in Time: 16:00

*Check-out Time: 14:00


Accommodation at Holland House includes 27 bedrooms, meeting rooms, a chapel, and gardens – space and refreshment for individuals and groups. The oldest part of the house dates from the early seventeenth century. Here you find a comfortable reception area, library room, drawing room, and a beamed dining room with an inglenook fireplace. Upstairs, they have a selection of mostly twin bedrooms and prayer and study rooms. The ‘library loft’ bedroom has a small sitting area, perfect for retreat leaders or those engaged in study or one-to-one meetings.

The modern block includes 18 bedrooms. This block includes a purpose-built room for people with reduced mobility or using a wheelchair. The ‘Anthony Gell suite’ includes twin beds and a modern wet room. It is situated on the ground floor. On the other side of the old house, there is a lovely chapel with a large clear window behind the Altar looking out across the gardens toward the ancient Cedar of Lebanon.

Holland House has three acres of beautiful well-maintained gardens sloping down to the River Avon. With many quiet spaces and private spots for relaxation and reflection, there is much interest to be found in the garden which is naturally divided between formal and natural areas. Paths lead down to the riverside and the landing stage for the Holland House rowing boat. Formal areas of the garden include well-maintained lawns, one of which is often used for croquet during the summer months, and deep colorful borders planted in the original Georgian style.

A recently redesigned rose garden dedicated to The Friends of Holland House contains 120 roses and is under-planted with natural annuals such as fox-glove, nigella, and Verbascum, the beds being bordered by lavender, box, and alchemilla Mollis. This beautiful garden is at its best during June and July and can be found opposite the chapel behind an historic yew hedge that has unusual ‘windows’ cut into it to let in light. Just outside the reception entrance, there is a remarkable sunken garden now filled with culinary and medicinal herbs.

This is in the Sir Edwin Lutyens style and is reputed to have been designed by him. Sir Edwin is described as surely the greatest British architect of the twentieth (or of any other) century and went on to design the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, and the city of New Deli in India. It also has a lovely labyrinth made from fallen branches and other natural objects found in the garden. This has become a special place for many, and guests can often be seen tracing its gentle and mysterious paths as they walk slowly around it.

Holland House’s garden is home to many interesting species of plants and animals, including a descendant of the pre-historic Ginkgo tree and Wollemi Pine. There is also a mature walnut tree and Atlantic and Lebanon cedars. Down by the river, you may spot kingfishers or the white-legged damselfly (platycnemis pennipes) and also hear green and greater spotted woodpeckers. In the evening, tawny owls can also be seen around the gardens. Dr. Paul Smith, professor of Botany, completed a natural history of the gardens and said that “such houses have a vital role to play in the future conservation of wildlife”.

PROGRAM

Friday 
16:00 arrival 
16:30-18:30 yoga practice 
18:30-19:30 Dinner 
20:30-21:30 pranayama
 
Saturday
7:00-8:00 meditation plus vinyasa 
8:00-9:00 breakfast 
10:00-12:30 yoga practice 
12:30-13:30 lunch 
14:00-15:30 walk
16:00-18:30 yoga practice
18:30-19:30 dinner 
20:30-21:30 pranayama
 
Sunday 
7:00-8:00 meditation plus vinyasa 
8:00-9:00 breakfast
10:00-12:30 yoga practice 
14:00 departure time 

THE KITCHEN GARDEN

They have their own large kitchen garden which is situated behind the greenhouse which you are welcome to explore. They grow a variety of vegetables and soft fruit, including fresh figs, raspberries, and blackcurrants which supply the kitchen.

FOOD

During this retreat, you will be served three locally sourced vegetarian meals and snacks every day included in the price. Holland House has two fine chefs dedicated to providing the best meals for guests. They understand that the best hospitality starts in the kitchen, and to that end, they work hard to provide top-quality meals made with care and attention.

They also have an ethos of buying as much local produce, some home-grown, free-range, organic, and MSC-sourced fish whenever possible and practical. British Farm Standard is their minimum requirement. Holland House provides a wide variety of health-related variations to all the meals, including gluten-free cake vegetarian, pescatarian, or vegan meals.

The ethos of Holland House is that they have a dining room (not a restaurant) and that you eat the same meal together as you would at home – hopefully achieving a sense of being together in a welcoming home, rather than a hotel or restaurant. Holland House works hard to cut down on waste and only cooks to order. Homemade jams and pickles from the kitchen are available to take home after your stay and during the summer months. They also have plants from gardens available to purchase.

The following meals are included:
* Breakfast
* Lunch
* Dinner
* Snacks
The following drinks are included:
* Water
* Coffee
* Tea
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
* Vegetarian
* Vegan
* Gluten Free
* Pescatarian
* Other dietary requirements on request


If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

INSTRUCTOR

Ewa is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher at the Intermediate Junior level 2 and continues to study with many senior teachers in the UK and abroad.
Ewa teaches in English and her lessons are suitable for beginners as well as for more advanced yogis. Her focus is on the alignment of the body by doing classical yoga postures and breathing exercises to find the balance between body and mind.

PRICE

HOW TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

£ 395
(£50 non refundable deposit is required)

If you want to book your place please contact Ewa via email: ewa797kubiak@gmail.com or call 07454865456

Yoga Retreat, Poland Summer 2020

Harmony of Body and Mind

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Dates:

30th July – 06th August 2020

Place:

Trzcionek Yoga Centre is located by the Bory Tucholskie National Park (4 km from the Tuchola city centre). This is acharming place surrounded by beautiful nature.

We are going to spend almost eight days practising yoga, walking in the forest and relaxing.

There will be 13 yoga classes in fully equipped studio. The sessions will be suitable for all levels. There will also be the oportunity for you to use the studio for your own self-practice.

Flights to Poland:

There are direct flights with Ryanair from Birmingham to Bydgoszcz and back again on the arrival and departure day. You can also fly from London Stansted. (flight tickets are not included in the price).

Transport from the airport:

Transfer from Bydgoszcz airport and back is included.

Accommodation:

There are comfortable rooms with bathrooms and 2, 3 or 4 beds (normally these will be shared).

Meals:

Wholesome vegetarian/vegan meals included in the price.

Classes:

There will be morning and afternoon yoga classes (including pranayama) during the workshops.

You can join us on a walking in the morning.

You can also try kayaking, biking, horse riding or sound bath (extra charge applies).

The price for the whole retreat:

£470 if you book and pay deposit before 17th of April,

£520 if you book and pay deposit after 17th of April.

Deposit of £150 is not refundable.

Cost includes:

Full board, yoga tuition, airpotr transfer in Poland and bonfire.

Teacher:

Ewa Kubiak – certified Iyengar Yoga teacher

How to book:

ewa797kubiak@gmail.com

tel: 0044 7454865456

during the classes.

All welcome

www.ewayoga.co.uk

FB: Iyengar Yoga with Ewa

The number of places is limited – max 16 people, on a first come first served basis.

WHAT YOU MAY WISH TO BRING:

Your own mat and belt.

NATIONAL IYENGAR YOGA DAY  

Saturday 19th January 2019

FREE YOGACLASSES!!!!!! 😀😀😀😀😀

The fourth National Iyengar Yoga Day is set for Saturday 19 January 2019. Each year Iyengar yoga teachers and centres organisefree taster classes, demonstrations, screening and other events to raiseawareness of the Iyengar method and the teachings of Guruji. 

This year we will be celebrating NationalIyengar Yoga Day with two free taster classes:

15:00-16:00 Beginners’ class

16:15-17:15 Recuperative class

To book the place please contact me. 
If you have any questions please contact ewa797kubiak@gmail.com(if you do not have a mat or a belt – these willbe provided)



Yoga Retreat, Poland Summer 2019

Harmony of Body and Mind

Dates:

25th – 30th July 2019 or 1st – 6th August 2019

Place:

Trzcionek Yoga Centre is located by the BoryTucholskie National Park (4 km from the Tuchola city centre). This is acharming place surrounded by beautiful nature.

We are going to spend almost six days practising yoga, walking in the forest and relaxing.

There will be 2 yoga classes per day in the Yoga Studio, fully equipped with all necessary props: ropes, blankets, bricks, chairs, bolsters and belts.

Flights to Poland:

There are direct flights with Ryanair from Birmingham to Bydgoszcz and back again on the arrival and departure day. You can also fly from London Stansted. (tickets are not included in the price).

Transport from the airport:

There is an extra charge for the transfer fromBydgoszcz airport and back. The cost will be around £15 both ways.

Accommodation:

There are comfortable rooms with bathrooms and 2, 3 or 4 beds (normally these will be shared).

Meals:

Wholesome vegetarian/vegan meals included in the price.

Classes:

There will be morning and afternoon yoga classes (including pranayama) during the workshops.

You can join us on a Nordic Walking in the morning.

In the evening we will meet by the bonfire, or have a relaxing sound-healing session.

You can also try kayaking (extra charge applies).

The price for the whole weekend:

£340 if you book and pay deposit before 17th of April,

£380 if you book and pay deposit after 17th of April.

Deposit of £120 is not refundable.

Cost includes:

Full board, yoga tuition, two sound-healing sessions, and bonfire.

Teacher:

Ewa Kubiak – certified Iyengar Yoga teacher

How to book:

ewa797kubiak@gmail.com

tel: 0044 7454865456

during the classes.

All welcome

www.ewayoga.co.uk

FB: Iyengar Yoga with Ewa

The number of places is limited – max 16 people, on a first come first served basis.

WHAT YOU MAY WISH TO BRING:

Nordic Walking poles;

your own mat and belt.