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Two AyurvedicYogi retreat dates for your new diary- Easter & October

January 19, 2013

Spring Ayurveda & Yoga retreat, Easter Friday 29th- Monday 1st April 2013 (3 nights)

Autumn Ayurveda and Yoga retreat Friday 25-27 October 2013 (2nights)

After a wonderful Winter retreat in November 2012, I will again running two wonderful Ayurveda and Yoga retreats in Somerset at the beautiful Pennard House. These weekends are hosted by my friends at Adventure Yogi. These retreats are timed at the change of seasons as Ayurvedic wisdom views this as a time when it is very easy to feel out of balance. The weekends include:

  • Yoga, meditation and pranayama tailored to the season
  • A Practical Ayurveda workshop (two on the Easter weekend)
  • Delicous seasonal healthy food
  • A free half and hour massage with the option to have a full hour

Booking information: Please email Michelle King on or call  01273 782734.  For more information from the Adventure Yogi site, including prices  click here.

Weekend format

Refresh body and mind by escaping to the countryside for a rejuvenating Ayurveda and Yoga retreat. Immerse yourself in ayurveda, yoga, enjoy health fortifying food  and explore the stunning Somerset countryside on this relaxing yoga retreat weekend. There will also be a 90 minute introduction to Ayurveda workshop.

On these weekends pamper yourself with a treatment, curl up by the wood burning stove, have a  snooze or indulge in a book you have been wanting to read but haven’t had time.

Perfect for those who work as hard as they play and can never find the time to look after themselves, you will find time to relax and let go on these weekend yoga retreats in Somerset. With lots of yoga, delicious food, countryside walks and on site treatments to soothe away the aches and pains of modern living, whether you’re after some active relaxation or indulging in a slower pace of life, then this is the weekend you’re looking for.

Our fabulous venue is just a stone’s throw from Glastonbury in South Somerset. Take a step back in time when you join us at our retreat whether it’s dining in the great hall or marveling at the 18th century family portraits on the walls, you will feel like you have had a taste of olde English aristocracy.    The sweeping lawns, mature trees and surrounds of the gardens and countryside provide a welcome respite from busy modern day living.

Ayurveda Workshops

images (4)Introduction to Ayurvedic health and healing

Ayurveda offers a complete tool box to maintain health and promote healing when we are out of balance. Ayurvedic theory may appear complex, but the principles upon which it is based are beautifully simple. This two hour workshop offers an introduction to Ayurveda. It covers:

  • The Fundamentals of Ayurvedic theory- the 5 element theory (The Panchamahabhutas)
  • The three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha (Ayurvedic psychosomatic type)
  • Dosha questionnaire to assess your Ayurvedic psychosomatic constitution (inc. your skin type)
  • Daily and Seasonal Routines for Optimal Health (Focus on Spring/ Autumn)
  • Common Ayurvedic herbs, spices and making simple Ayurvedic home remedies for common ailments.
  • Includes comprehensive handout with recipes to take home and try

images (3)Ayurvedic Bodycare Workshop (Easter Weekend only) 

Ayurveda sees outer beauty and healthy bodies as a reflection of inner health and peace. However, Ayurveda also advises how healthy eating and lifestyle habits to allow inner beauty to radiate. This two hour workshop focuses on how to tailor Ayurvedic wisdom to help you feel and look your best:

  • Dosha questionnaire to assess your Ayurvedic psychosomatic constitution (inc. your skin type)
  • The Ayurvedic daily routine- cleansing the 5 senses- including how to use a neti pot and tongue scraper
  • Daily self- massage of the body with tailored oils for yourbody type
  • Making skin products (Cleansing scrub and face masks) tailored to your dosha out of ingredients good enough to eat!
  • Includes comprehensive handout with recipes to take home and try. Please bring two clean, empty cosmetic jars to take home the products you make.

A Typical Day

8:00AM: Silent walk in tranquil surrounding countryside

8:30-10:30 AM Morning yoga and meditation class

10.30 AM: Brunch of juices, granola and eggs, organic where possible

11:30-1:30PM: Massages and free time to read, explore and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

1:30-2.30 PM Guided hilltop walk

2:30 PM: Healthy afternoon savory snack

3:00-5:00PM: Ayurveda Workshop/ More treatments to pamper yourself or free time

5:00 – 7:00PM Evening yoga and meditation class

7:00 PM: Delicious vegetarian feast

8.45 – 9.30PM: Yoga nidra/meditation/Dharma talk  (Saturday & Sunday)

So let the Ayurvedic Yogi and AdventureYogi team work their magic on you on their  retreats in the Somerset countryside.