Winter Yoga retreat in rural Wales
5th – 8th February 2021, from £545
Garth Barns, Wales
The perfect combination of beautiful location, great facilities and accessibility, set amidst rolling hills of rural Wales. Garth Barns sits nestled in unspoiled and natural beauty in the countryside that surrounds the historic and pretty town of Llanidloes. A world away from it all, deep in the charm of rural Wales and yet easily accessed from London, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham.
The two large barn conversions that house the Yoga Shala and all of the accommodation are heated from renewable biomass and the drinking water is from the farm’s own pure spring water source. The barns surround the old farmyard, now a lovely space with gardens, a stream and an outdoor dining area for warmer days. There is also a gym and Finnish sauna. For wild swimmers there is a swimming pond. The venue is set within 200 acres of farmland with plenty of walks in the hills and valleys right on the doorstep.
Numbers have been limited to twelve for this retreat, to allow for single accommodation, unless sharing with someone close and space for yoga practice and in all communal areas.
There will be two yoga classes each day with Ceri. Mornings will begin with a quiet meditation and gentle pranayama followed by an energising yoga asana practice. In the evenings there will be a shorter relaxing restorative yoga class to ease you into your evening.
Each day after morning yoga and breakfast there will be the opportunity to explore, take a dip in the wild swimming pool, have a sauna or simply relax.
Arrival time on Friday 5 February is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish at 10am on Monday 8 February, after breakfast.
“It was truly wonderful. Everything I had hoped for, and more. Ceri’s yoga was amazing and she was professional, caring and delightful throughout. I left feeling totally relaxed and happy. I hope to repeat the experience again.”
“Me and my mum had a wonderful time away at Garth Barns. Neither of us are true yogis, having both just done a course and a few classes, but it was brilliant, the food was amazing, the scenery and barns were wonderful, the swimming lake and sauna were perfect too. I can’t say enough how much we both loved it. We will definitely be back!”
“Ceri is a superb instructor. I personally have a few hip issues and she helped me through the sessions making me feel very able. She has such a calming quality about her that made every session meaningful and fulfilling.”