WellbeingYogi Somerset FAQs
We have 2 yoga retreat venues in Somerset so below are the faqs, the travel directions by car and train are the same.
Pennard House manor house
How to get there
Pennard House is very close to Shepton Mallet and The Manor House, Wincanton. So it’s an easy and stunning two hour drive down the M3/A303 from London and from Bristol/Bath an hour down the A37. Once you have booked your place with us we will give you the exact address and post code.
From London its the Paddington – Castle Cary line. It takes 1hr45mins. Book early, as it can get expensive, but it is a comfy and fast service with no changes.
From Bristol/Bath it’s the Castle Cary line too. It takes just over an hour and is a quirky local service!
Recommended train times from London:
London Paddington departs 13.00 arrives Castle Cary 15.46 or 13.30 from Paddington arrives Castle Cary 16.04.
Castle Cary departs 17.37 arrives London Paddington 19.29. (2 day weekend returning Sunday)
Castle Cary departs 12.45 arrives 14.54 London Paddington (3 day weekends returning Monday)
Please book trains according to the start time of the weekend (4pm) and finish times (5pm Sunday on a 2 night and 12pm Monday on a 3 night) because before the start time or after the finish time the AdventureYogi team are busy tidying/preparing and won’t be able to look after you!
Once at Castle Cary we will have arranged a taxi for you and the retreat center’s are both only 15 minutes away and costs about £12-£20 depending on the day (bank holidays are more expensive). We try and group you together to make the taxi a lower cost for you.
Please note, please book your travel to arrive at the retreat on Friday after 4pm.
What’s included in the price
* 2 x 2 hour yoga classes a day (5 classes in total on a 2 night or 6 classes on a 3 night retreat)
* Half an hour free holistic treatment of your choice
* Hearty brunch, a light savory lunch and delicious vegetarian 3 course evening meal
* Guided 1/2 an hour silent meditation walks in the morning
* Guided 1 hour afternoon walks in the stunning Somerset countryside
* a 45 minute yoga nidra (yoga sleep/deep relaxation), guided meditation or Dharma (spiritual) talk
* Use of yoga mats and yoga equipment
* Well qualified and experienced AdventureYogi staff to look after your every need
Once you arrive at the venue you don’t need to spend any more money unless you would like to extend your massage treatment or if you would like to sight see and check out Glastonbury.
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: 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)
2 night yoga retreat
Our 2 night yoga retreats start from 4pm on the Friday and finish at 5pm on the Sunday afternoon, following the daily schedule above until after lunch at 2.30pm, then you have 1 1/2 hrs to digest before a gentle closing yoga class from 4pm – 5pm. This gives you the opportunity to totally relax on Sunday until 5pm to get the most out of your Sunday and maximise relaxation time.
3 night yoga retreat
Our 3 night yoga retreats start from 4pm on the Friday and finish at 12pm on the Monday, with the daily schedule following the above all day Saturday and Sunday and the Monday following the morning schedule until after brunch and closing at 12pm. A 2 night yoga retreat is very relaxing and does offer time to switch off, however a 3 night yoga retreat really provides enough time to feel even more relaxed and like you have shed a few layers of stress, toxins and emotions, returning home feeling lighter in body and mind.
A half an hour treatment is included in the price. If you would like to extend it to 1 hour it is £30 for the extra half an hour and a whole hour is £50. Please don’t feel restricted and have as many treatments as you like.
What to do in the local area
On these weekends you can do as much or as little as you like so simply relax at the retreat center or enjoy the guided walks. If you feel like being more active then both venues are close to Glastonbury town so enjoy a trip into the hippy mecca of England, supposedly the heart chakra of the world it attracts a very colorful crowd. Walk up the tour for a 360 degree view of the Somerset levels or get your tarot cards read!