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South Devon Retreat

3-5 September 2022

South Devon Retreat

3-5 September 2022

We have selected the beautiful and tranquil venue of Bala Brooke for our 2022 retreat. Nestled in its own valley on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and affectionately known as ‘Devon Heaven’, Bala Brooke is set in a heavenly location surrounded by far reaching rolling hills, a babbling brook and luscious gardens. Nature fills every inch of your vision and touches the heart with overflowing inspiration. Offering privacy and calmness, the retreat centre is set in its own grounds besides a small river, which flows freely down from the moor. There is immediate access to the surrounding countryside and rooms are simple but elegantly decorated. The retreat centre has recently been refurbished and it is run, as far as is possible, on sustainable and ecological principles. They use eco-friendly cleaning products and have a re-cycling and composting scheme and the heating at the Shraddha uses a ground and air source heat pump.

The purpose of this retreat is to rejuvenate and rebalance the body and mind from the busy modern lifestyle. These busy patterns disconnect us from experiencing our essential nature, which is inner peace and happiness. We have selected this special venue for you to channel your energy towards rebalancing and relaxation. It's space which helps take you away from your daily commitments and immerses you into a conscious, mindful state, allowing you to feel your balanced self once more.

The retreat will comprise of morning vinyasa flow and afternoon yin/restorative yoga sessions, as well as an optional one hour aromatherapy and massage workshop. Meals will be provided by a locally based catering company who specialise in retreats. All meals will be vegetarian or vegan friendly and freshly prepared using quality produce. 

 

There will be free time for you to explore the stunning grounds, with its lush gardens and nature. Take the short walk down to the moorland brook with its clear fresh running waters, join our guided hike or simply enjoy the stunning landscape which surrounds the centre. The land at Bala Brook is beautiful and sacred. It is an ancient landscape which has a profound healing quality felt by everyone who spends time at the retreat centre. This Devon retreat is designed to allow you to fully relax with friends or partners, or simply take the time to be by yourself.

What can you expect

Daily yoga sessions

This retreat is suitable for all levels. Classes are designed in a supportive environment for those who are looking to learn or return to the foundations of yoga postures, alignment, breathing, and technique. It will be a mixture of Ashtanga, vinyasa flow, Hatha, and Yin / Restorative. The daily practice will help you to feel grounded, centred and rejuvenated.

Aromatherapy and massage workshop

Included in the retreat will be an optional one hour workshop using hand blended massage oils and knowledge of acupuncture pressure points, to help you learn these new skills that you can then take away with you.

Pranayama (breathing exercise) & meditation

In the medical community, there is a growing appreciation for the positive impact that deep breathing can have on the physiology, both in the mind and the body. Both Pranayama and meditation helps reduce anxiety and depression, lower/stabilise blood pressure, decrease feelings of stress and overwhelm, improve immunity.

Delicious plant based meals

Freshly prepared, plant based food using quality produce prepared by an experienced chef from Devon. We can accommodate special dietary requirements, please state this at the time of booking. Day one (arrival at 4pm) includes dinner, day two includes brunch, light snacks and dinner, day three includes brunch, and light snacks (retreat closes in the late afternoon).

Connecting to the self and nature

There will be scheduled free time for you to simply indulge in this lush land of nature and enjoy the stunning scenery, or take one of our optional guided hikes. There are many reported benefits of spending time in nature which helps release stress, improve the immune system, promote sleep and relaxation and spiritually cleanse your aura. 

 

A Place You Can Truly Relax

Accommodation

The bedrooms are sweet, simple and understated. On the ground floor of the main house, there are three single en suite rooms (one accessible room) On the first floor there is one single en suite room, two single rooms with shared facilities, two twin rooms with shared facilities and one triple room en suite.

At the Shraddha, there are two double rooms and two kuti (monastic style) single rooms on the outside of the building. Please not that all facilities are shared unless stated as en-suite.

  • Ensuite Triple Room (double occ) - £300pp (Sold out)

  • Ensuite Single - £360pp (Sold out)

  • Single Bedroom - £320pp (1 space available)

  • Shraddha Double Room (single occ) - £350pp (Sold out)

  • Shraddha Double Room (double occ) - £300pp (Not available)

  • Garden Ensuite Double Room (double occ) - £320pp (Sold out)

  • Garden Ensuite Double Room (single occ) - £380pp (Sold out)

 

* Currently fully booked. Please get in touch if you like to be added on the waiting list.

Rates are in GBP per person and are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, yoga practices and a workshop.

Sweet and Simple Rooms
Delicious Plant Based Meals
What's Included

Two nights accommodation 

2 x Morning yoga & meditation 

2 x Afternoon restorative yoga / yin yoga 

1 x Workshop

Daily vegetarian/vegan brunch, light snacks & dinner

 

What's not included:

Transportation to the retreat