SHALL WE RETREAT?
Refresh, rejuvenate and reset with an October retreat by the sea
Join me from 15th to 18th October for this long weekend yoga retreat at Caradoc – a wonderful and welcoming location on the beautiful Cornish coast that holds a special place in my heart as it’s where I myself retreated as I graduated my initial teacher training!
During the four days we’re together, I’ll be sharing my knowledge with you and providing you with the time and space you need to decompress, alongside plenty of opportunity to grow your practice and connect in deeply with yourself. Let the fresh sea air revitalise you, the nourishing food replenish you, and the nurturing yoga restore you.
What to expect
Numbers on retreat are always kept low to ensure that I’m able to best support all participants and, at this venue, that means 12 people maximum.
The yoga during this retreat will be a combination of hatha and yin, and there’ll be a number of (optional) complementary workshops running too that dig a little deeper into the yoga tradition. We’ll begin each day with time for meditation and reflection and then structure our practices as suits the day – the morning practices will be more energetic, but we’ll close each evening with a luxurious opportunity to wind down in yin. All levels are welcome but do get in touch with any concerns around health or movement beforehand.
You’ll have free time too of course, and you’re not obligated to participate in all of the classes – though it is highly recommended! I’m hoping to bring some therapists on board to offer treatments throughout the weekend, and we’ll be within walking distance of the sea with there are fantastic coastal paths to peruse too (you might even find the local pub for a cream tea!).
For an example schedule, check out this timetable from 2019.
Caradoc is a collection of Grade II listed and converted farm buildings set around a very private, grassy courtyard with west-facing terraces and gardens that provide incredible views over one of the wildest and least developed parts of the Cornish coast. Surrounded by 250 acres of farmland and set in a hamlet that includes just two other properties, Caradoc provides absolute tranquillity and calm.
Bedrooms are cosy and comfortable, often with beamed ceilings, and most have their own bathroom too. There’s also the economical option of staying in one of the simple outside ‘pods’ which, with their design of wood and dark sanded roof tiles, merge into the landscape and offer superb views.
The shared spaces include a number of sitting areas with wood-burning stoves and all meals are taken together in the main farmhouse’s open kitchen and drawing room, which has wonderful westerly views.
You can expect to eat very well while you’re here, with a vegan menu of home-cooked delicious and healthy food. You’ll leave the retreat feeling well and truly nourished – with lots of new recipes (like this wonderful pea and mint soup) to take home too! Other diets (vegan/gluten-free etc.) can be accommodated – just let me know when you book.
Rooms and prices
A selection of rooms are available with most able to be set up as either twins or doubles. Costs include 3 nights accommodation, all food and all yoga sessions (any treatments booked are paid for directly to the therapist).
- Double bedroom – £570 solo (£670 for a couple) SOLD
- Large twin room with sea view – £465 per person (£645 solo with superking bed/£745 for a couple) SOLD
- Standard twin rooms – £390 per person (£570 solo with double bed) 1x female space available @ £390
- Outside pod with porch – £300 solo/£420 for a couple (bring your own bedding) available as single/double
A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required to secure your place with two further scheduled payments after that. To enquire about availability or book, please just contact me and I’ll be in touch to confirm.
Please note that it is highly recommended you take out insurance for the retreat, just as you would for a holiday. For full terms and conditions of booking a retreat, please see here.
How to get there
As we get closer to the date I’ll start to put people in touch to arrange lift shares to and from the venue. Caradoc is located 1 hour from Exeter, and 3 hours from Cardiff. For satnav, the postcode is PL33 9ED
“Amazing, calming and beautiful. I came with no expectations but if I could choose all the elements to a retreat this would be it 100%”
“The retreat went beyond my expectations. Lisa’s teaching was wonderful, intelligent and uplifting and also a little challenging in a good way!”
“I knew I would enjoy the yoga but I was humbled and surprised at how the spiritual side has had an effect ofn me. It was a privilege to share all this with such lovely people.”
“The house, rooms, grounds and location were superb. The food was awesome and plentiful, and the yoga was the perfect mix of yin and stronger practices”
“It was a journey of self discovery – an opportunity to develop my practices and learn more about what makes me and my body tick.”
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