A retreat is an opportunity to step away from the world and usual daily routines in order to gain a sense of inner calm, peace and true well being.
About our retreats
All of our retreats embrace a full Yoga practice, starting early each morning, including meditation as well as posture work and pranayama breathing practice. All food is free from harming, delicious, nutritious and is prepared by our lovely cook. Ayurvedic massage is available as part of your holistic lifestyle experience, to aid your relaxation and rejuvenation. All our UK retreats are at Bala Brook. This is a stunning and remote, peaceful venue in the heart of Dartmoor, South Devon.
Payment by Dana
All of our residential retreats on Dartmoor are offerred on a Dana (donation) basis.
In Dana (generosity) Practice the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless; Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from the heart. Your generosity is a gift that supports not just the teachers, but also the Sangha, the larger community, and your own practice.
A 25% portion of any profit received will be donated to a charity supporting Tibetan refugees.More information is on this link: Rigul Trust
We ask that you pay us a deposit to cover the initial deposit to hire the venue and to secure your place. At the end of the retreat we provide facilities for either bank transfer (online banking) or cash (anonymously deposited in an envelope). You are invited to give more or less as you see fit according to your resources and the value that you put on your experience. We request that you offer as much as you are able. This will support us to cover our costs and run events on a dana basis in the future.
Please see below for information on all of our forthcoming retreats.
For more information or to book your space please contact Virginia via this website or phone 07875217970.
We also have occasional non residential one day luxury retreats, for more information please check the Retreat for one day post.
Please note that we specialise in retreats which are small in group numbers to ensure individual attention and plenty of time and space for everyone. Therefore all deposits are non-refundable. Thank you for your understanding.
Summer Gathering 1-3 September
We have our summer gathering 1-3 September at low cost. Please click Summer Gathering for more information.
Winter wellness, nuturing and pampering 15-17 December 2017
Our very popular annual pre christmas retreat. A great time for taking time out to care for yourself away from all the hustle and bustle.
Practices of Yoga and meditation will be restorative, nurturing and grounding, aiming to calm and centre you and self care is a priority. Food will be warming and nutritious. In house massage is also available.
The Yoga practices on this winter retreat will be specifically designed to support women health and wellness throughout the female life cycle and will be nurturing and restorative. The Yoga sessions will be led by Virginia Compton and Jenna Richards who have studied well woman Yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli of ‘Womb Yoga’.
This winter retreat is at the Stunning location of Bala Brook, Dartmoor National Park.
This venue has a purpose designed Yoga studio with a heated floor, a huge kitchen and warm cosy bedrooms and bathrooms for you to enjoy!
We actively encourage you to come along to totally relax, be pampered and to enjoy the stillness!
Deposit of £80 to secure your space.
Dana at end of retreat, suggested amounts of (includes deposit already a[paid), £120 (unwaged), £180 (low waged), £240 (full waged)
Please note, Some of our retreats include periods of silence