Autumn Yoga & Meditation Retreat - Oxfordshire
Join me for a rejuvenating weekend of yoga, meditation and relaxation at this charming country house. A special haven to be still, calm the mind and energise yourself.
The Venue: Braziers Park is a community, a residential college and an architectural treasure hidden deep in the south Oxfordshire countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It was founded in 1950 as an educational trust. Community members share responsibility for running the mansion house (a Grade II* listed building), 55 acres of land, organic kitchen garden and livestock, facilitating courses and organising events assisted by visiting volunteers from around the world.
There will be morning & evening Yoga classes. Guided mindfulness Meditation, Pranayama ( Ancient Yogic breathing techniques) & relaxation ( Yoga nidra ) in the evenings. There will be plenty of opportunity to socialise and meet like minded people. If you’re an outdoors person, you can walk and explore the wild beauty of the woodland countryside during your stay. It also offers a cosy haven for anyone who wishes to chill out by the real log fire or tuck yourself away in the study to read a book or have a massage/one on one yoga session ( extra cost) You’ll be eating delicious organic and homegrown, vegetarian food.
My retreats attract every level of practitioner. I always have a mixture of people attending. I can cater for beginners to advanced. The style of Yoga varies too as I’ve trained in quite a few disciplines, such as Sivananda ( Hatha style ) and Ashtanga. I really work with the feel of the group and meet the needs and requirements of my class participants in that moment, adapting with modifications or more challenging versions of the postures for those who want the option.
We'll start with a 2 hour yoga & meditation session on Friday night to ease us into the weekend, followed by dinner. Yoga will be held in the drawing room. In the classes, I will be giving personal adjustments to correct postures and guiding you through the breath ( pranayama ) and meditation. Please bring your own mats. Thank you
Yoga: There will be 2 hour Yoga & meditation session on Friday night to ease us into the weekend, followed by dinner. Yoga will be held in the drawing room. In the classes, I will be giving personal adjustments to correct postures and guiding you through the breath ( pranayama ) and meditation. Please bring your own mats. Thank you :)
4.30-6.30pm – Welcome talk. Yoga, meditation & relaxation class
( You can help yourself to Tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit anytime )
8-9.30am Yoga class
Free time to socialise, do country walks, relax or book a massage/yoga session ( extra cost )
4pm tea/coffee break
4.30pm-6.30pm Yoga, meditation, relaxation class
8-9.30am Yoga class
Free time to socialise, do country walks, relax or book a massage/yoga session ( extra cost )
12-1pm Final group meditation
3.30pm time to say goodbye
Accommodation: All bedrooms are comfortable have remained their natural features. Most bedrooms have a sink. Bathrooms are communal.
There is also free parking and Wifi areas
Travel: Braziers Park is less than 1.5 hours from London. I’m happy to organise lift sharing where possible. For full travel details go to Braziers Park website: http://www.braziers.org.uk/how-to-find-us/
Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6AN Tel: 01491 680221
Autumn Retreat (2 nights ) : £295 shared room, £335 Single. The cost includes all Yoga & meditation classes. Accommodation and all 3 meals and snacks, which will be delicious homemade/homegrown organic vegetarian food. Beautiful nature walks. Log fires. There will be plenty of opportunity to socialise and meet like minded people.If you’re an outdoors person, you can explore the wild beauty of the woodland countryside during your stay. It also offers a cosy haven for anyone who wishes to chill out by the real log fire or tuck your self away in the study to read a book or have a massage/one on one yoga session ( extra cost). It is your responsibility to have an up to date fully comprehensive travel insurance.
Please send a non refundable/transferable deposit of £120 to Ladan Soltani by bank transfer. Email me for details: firstname.lastname@example.org. W: http://yoga-meditationretreats.com. The balance is due by the end of September 2017. All Bookings made after the cut off dates should be paid in full.
Please note any cancellations made 1 month before the starting date is transferrable (excluding the deposit). Thereafter the full amount is non-refundable.
The retreat welcomes all levels of practitioners!
Testimonials: ‘Ladan Soltani has been such a positive influence in my life. Her kind words of wisdom have helped me enormously. I have experienced some life-changing shifts on her retreats and always look forward to sitting in a meditation session with her and calming my senses. I owe you and thank you.’ Kate Anderson
‘Ladan has really changed my life. I went through a bad time with depression and stress for a number of reasons, but discovered her show on Fitness TV and her yoga/breathing techniques. They have really helped me improve and change the way I look at things for the better. She has a lovely warming personality that really comes across and helps to soothe. I can’t thank her enough for the way she has helped me and influenced my life for the better. She has been a true inspiration.’ Brett
Amazing yoga teacher. I can’t even put into words how grateful I am to have met Ladan and attended her Yoga classes. She’s a very genuine and authentic person and her lovely personality really shines through in her teaching.
Every week is different, you never get bored, you learn a lot of different things and she is always here to answer questions and give individual help.
She also helped me so much during my teacher training by allowing me to assist her Yoga classes. She trusted me giving hands-on adjustments to her yogis and I would not be where I am today without her invaluable help and advice.
It’s no wonder she has so many regular students, she’s just amazing!
Exceptional.I have attended many Yoga classes and Ladan stands out amongst the best. Seldom in other classes do you get the level of attention and expertise that Ladan provides. Her classes cover the full range of yogic disciplines from breathing, meditation and posture which gives a richer experience.
Therapy for body and soul! just fabulous. I feel very lucky to have Ladan as a teacher. She balances both the physical work with a clear connection and focus on breathing and mindfulness. Even if I have had a bad day I always come out of Ladans Yoga classes feeling peaceful, relaxed and rejuvenated. Just brilliant!
You won’t find better! What an incredible teacher. You’ll look forward to your yoga lesson and really feel the difference every time you leave.
Brilliant! I’ve been going to Ladan’s Yoga classes for over two years now and it’s a pleasure each time I attend. Not only is she deeply passionate and knowledgable about the practice, she is also spiritual to, with each class starting and ending with a short meditation and a few words of wisdom as food for thought. Ladan is very attentive to each member no matter how large the class is, and is always giving advice and tips whenever she feels the class is not up to scratch on a particular pose. With a fun sense of humour and an honest, down to earth attitude, Ladan is an excellent yoga instructor who makes her classes a joy to be in. Highly recommended!
Great classes. I’ve been attending weekly Yoga classes with Ladan for just over a year, she is the best yoga teacher by far I have practiced with. My yoga practice has improved greatly since joining; classes are physically challenging, varied and give a lot on a spiritual level. She’s present and in tune with the class and always seems to be bringing and sharing new things to the lessons. She is also great at explaining how to do the postures correctly. I love going!
Grounded and professional. Ladan is a delightful and motivating teacher. She is highly experienced, brings in many aspects of the limbs of yoga, always stretching our minds, bodies and self-imposes limitations! Ladan is wonderfully grounded and sensitive too to the mood of the group, knowing when to calm or fan our energy. She is a highly skilled yogi herself but is utterly non-judgemental as a teacher. I have learnt so much from her as a person.
Awesome yoga teacher – Ladan Soltani. Attending Ladan’s mix ability class for over 2 years. However been practicing different types of yoga i.e iyengar and sivananda, on and off for nearly 20 years. Ladan is by far the best teacher I have experienced; she is extremely professional, friendly, spiritual and knowledgeable not just about yoga, but general fitness and health. Don’t just take my word for it…come and try her classes!
Yoga Teacher with a difference. Ladan brings many years of experience and a holistic approach to yoga. Warm, friendly and inspiring, I always leave the class feeling more energised, uplifted and challenged. I wholeheartedly recommend Ladan’s classes!
Integrity in action. Ladan showed me how to dedicate my workout and or practise and that helped me ground my physical aspect of training in a spiritual context … Shares the wisdom and the knowledge without restraint in her Yoga classes.
FAB teacher, top Yoga classes. Ladan is the best of all worlds. She has a vast knowledge in yoga, the human body and more because of her background in fitness She is enthusiastic, funny, supportive and most of all very approachable. I love her shine and aura! She is so positive!
From a very non-athletic student. A very inspirational teacher that gives me a sense of fulfilment after every class.
It has been one of the best decisions of my life to take up yoga and I am so happy that Ladan is my teacher. She is so natural and is able to teach everyone regardless of age or level of fitness. I really enjoy her classes and appreciate that she always finds a way to help us improve in doing the postures and spiritually as well. I would recommend to anyone interested in yoga to try Ladan’s classes.
Ladan Soltani’s Yoga classes. Before I started taking Ladan’s Yoga classes I was very sceptical about the benefits of yoga and believed I would only attend one class. It has now been over a year and I find it is definitely one of the highlights of my week. Ladan will treat you as her friend and always ensures you feel good in your practise. She knows the names of all her yogis and their level. A yoga teacher who is very knowledgeable about both the spiritual and physical components of yoga.
Forward and Backward Bend Workshop.Loved this workshop. I went running the morning after and my body felt completely different. And not stiff at all. My core has always been my weak point, especially after two pregnancies, I don’t think my stomach muscles have ever come back together.. But I had a flat stomach for the first time in 4 years this morning! As with all of Ladan’s classes she accommodates all levels. The vibe is light hearted and fun and the way she explains each posture makes it easy and accessible for everyone.
Best yoga teacher I have come accross.I have been following Ladan’s classes for 6 months now and Ladan has been an inspiration.Her classes are amazing, well adapted to our level, she pays close attention to our posture and gives appropriate advice when needed. She also uses encens and perfectly suited music to put us in the mood and provides us with meditative thoughts and philosophy, to enlight/inspire us. It’s like we were transported into an Indian meditation retreat!
A teacher with so much more.Ladan is not only a fantastic teacher she also has experience of personal training and nutrition and so she brings this to her practice helping me to become an all round yogi and to embrace my practice as a lifestyle not just a one-off weekly class.
She’s also really friendly, open and very experienced.
Wonderful teacher! I was an absolute beginner when I started my yoga classes with Ladan a year ago. I am slowly improving, little by little, thanks to Ladans wonderful teaching, encouragement & the lovely, safe atmosphere she creates in the studio.
Ladan has a talent to make every one in her Yoga classes feel welcome & important. She knows everyones names, gently adjusts all her yogis, both demonstrates & explains equally and starts and ends the class with a short meditation and mantras which always calm me & make me smile. I often think about some of the wise words outside of the class. The class has the perfect balance of being body focused and spiritual.
It is a testament to Ladan that my class only seems to increase in size – no one ever seems to leave! Come rain or shine every one makes the effort to attend her weekly Yoga classes in Ealing. I consider my class a real treat. No matter how frazzled I am when I enter the studio or how hard I find some of the postures during the class, for some reason I always float out of the studio feeling super happy and energised!
And relax…Ladan is an excellent teacher and mentor. Knowledgeable, experienced and always fun.
Life changing yoga and mindfullness teacher! I have been practicing for several years with Ladan – both in her Yoga classes in Ealing and at her Italian retreats – and I simply cannot recommend her enough for her help, encouragement, enthusiasm and support.
Both her yoga classes and meditation and mindfulness sessions are wonderful; and she really does give it her all. Classes are clearly planned, but also flexed on the day to suit the mood and requirements of the attendees. She balances demonstrations with clear instructions, and is very hands on, ensuring that you develop your practise over time.
No matter what your level, or your goal, Ladan is the perfect teacher to get you to where you wish to be.
‘ Sue Leckie’
Top class teacher! Ladan has helped me progress more in the last few months compared to the years I have been going to yoga. She is an excellent teacher, very passionate, professional and challenges me at exactly the right pace! I would highly recommend her.
I have practising yoga with Ladan for nearly a year now and continue to improve and feel the benefits. She combines deep knowledge of the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga and the proficiency to demonstrate advanced asanas expertly. Ladan keeps us working hard, motivated and constantly improving in a class that is both friendly and fun.
Best mentor you can wish for.Ladan is a very experienced and fun tutor. And much more than a tutor: life coach, guide, role model, inspiration… Attending her Yoga classes in Ealing is like entering a nurturing sanctuary where you feel inspired, safe, supported, challenged, invigorated and just having fun. Thank you for being such an incredible human being, Ladan, emanating life force and the joy of living life.