May Bank Holiday Yoga Retreat in the Stunning Dorset Countryside
- Gaunts House
- Gaunts House, Wimborne, Dorset. BH21 4JQ.
- May 26, 2017 - May 29, 2017 (4 days)
Gaunts House has the fortune of being situated on a heavenly estate of protected Dorset countryside totalling nearly 2000 acres. The estate has a four-acre lake as well as many acres of private woods which, in the spring, are full of life and carpeted with bluebells. The grounds are cared for in an environmentally friendly way and are open for all to indulge in the tranquillity and enjoy country walks.
There will be morning yoga classes with more gentle evening sessions, followed by guided mindfulness meditation, pranayama (ancient Yogic breathing techniques) and deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra).
All levels are welcome!
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 ballroom. 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
Friday 3.30pm – arrival 4.30-6.30pm – introductions. yoga, meditation & relaxation class 6.30pm – dinner and welcome talk at 7.30pm
Saturday 8-9.30am – yoga class 9.30am – breakfast – free time to socialise, do country walks, relax or book a massage/ yoga 1-1 session ( extra cost ) 4.00pm – 6.00pm – Yoga & guided meditation, Pranayama ( breathing ) relaxation class 6.30pm – dinner
Sunday 8-9.30am – yoga class 9.30am – breakfast 10.30am – guided country walk ( optional ) go for a swim. Free time to socialise, relax or book a massage/yoga session ( extra cost ) 1.00pm – lunch 4.00pm – 6.00pm – yoga, meditation, pranayama and yoga nidra session 6.30pm- dinner
Bank Holiday Monday 8-9.30am – yoga class 9.30am – breakfast free time to socialise, do country walks, swim, relax or book a massage/yoga session (extra cost) 12-1pm – final group meditation 1.00pm – lunch 3.30pm – time to say goodbye
Facilities at Gaunts House Drawing Room – This room has an extensive collection of books, audios and videos from around the world available and free to all. Sanctuary – The library and other quiet rooms are available 24 hours/day. Swimming Pool – Open-air, heated in summer. On Gaunts Estate – Extensive woodland and wildlife, 3 miles River Allen, private chalk, gravel & sand quarries and River Springs.
There is also free parking and WIFI
Travel Gaunts House, Petersham Ln, Gaunts, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 4JQ
£395 shared room - £435 single ( 3 nights ).
The bathrooms are communal.
Shared ensuite rooms are available at £60 extra or single en-suite at £75.
The cost includes all yoga & meditation classes, guided country walk, accommodation, all 3 vegetarian meals and snacks ( you can help yourself to tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit anytime ) and a free copy of my book.
Please send a non refundable/transferable deposit of £150 to Ladan Soltani by bank transfer. Email me for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
The balance will be due by 26th March 2017. If you wish to pay in instalments, please let me know in advance and I can make arrangements. 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). The full amount is non-refundable if its any less than a month.
It is your responsibility to have an up to date fully comprehensive travel insurance.