Easter Hiking and Yoga Retreat in Brecon Beacons, Wales
|Brecon Beacons, Brecon Beacons|
|30 March - 02nd April 2018 (Friday - Monday, 3 nights)|
For a special Easter weekend stay in luxurious manor house accommodation, invigorate with a guided hike in the national park and revive with dynamic and energising spring yoga
Experience our springtime adventure in Wales with our hiking and yoga retreat over Easter. A time for new beginnings after a winter of hibernation, feel yourself coming out of the darker days and feeling the infectious new energy of spring, by immersing yourself in a restorative and energising yoga practice and then immersing your self in breathtaking nature and scenery on the hike on Saturday afternoon, with experienced and qualified guides. Explore some of the wonders of the Brecon Beacons National Park. On Sunday it’s up to you to relax or be more active. Try canoeing, more hiking, biking or horse riding, or just relax with a soothing massage and enjoy the grounds and retreat.
Book this retreat
Coachman’s cottage only available. We base our twin or double room prices on 2 people sharing a room. If you are coming by yourself, we will pair you up with another member of the same sex, or if we have them available, you can opt for a single room.
About the teacher
Corrina is one of our senior teachers, she is an authentic and thoughtful teacher who strongly believes that yoga is for everyone. In Corrina’s classes you are empowered to listen to and trust your body, she encourages a mindful, inquisitive practice with benefits that extend outside of your yoga class. In Corrina’s classes you can expect an observant Hatha based practice full of somatic inquiry; using your breath to guide you and reawaken parts of yourself you may have previously forgotten about!View teacher profile
About the yoga
Joining one of Corrina’s yoga classes is a perfect opportunity for a little time to be kind to yourself. Corrina teaches a Hatha based class with a strong focus on the breath. Corrina weaves readings and mindfulness into the practice- aswell as connecting the mind to movement in a way that will allow you to discover yourself in a new way. Corrina’s morning classes are more energising, setting you up for the day, whereas the evening classes have a retorative focus, with time for meditation, yoga nidra and a long savsana.
SuitabilityThis retreat is suitable for those who love more dramatic countryside experience, love hiking or being active. If you have never been hiking before that's ok, but just bring suitable clothing and be prepared to be active! Men and women are welcome as well as solo travelers, couples, and friends.
- All ages
- Men & Women
The retreat starts at 5pm on the Friday with the first yoga and finishes at 11am on Monday.
- 7.30am: Hot lemon and ginger tea and protein snacks before yoga
- 8am - 10am: Morning yoga and meditation class to warm up the body ready for the hike
- 10am - 11am: Brunch of healthy energy boosting breakfast foods, porridge
- 11am - 12.30pm: Saturday – get ready for a hike. Sunday – massage, free time at the venue or try another activity
- 12.30pm - 5pm: Saturday guided hike with qualified mountain guides. Enjoy a packed lunch. Be ready for 12pm for departure at 12.15pm. Sunday enjoy a choice of optional activities; biking, climbing, horse riding, walking, or simply relax and enjoy a treatment
- 5.30pm - 7.30pm: Evening yoga, meditation and Yoga Nidra class
- 7.45pm: Delicious hearty and wholesome 2 course evening meal
- 9pm: Relaxation time
We make sure everything is included in this active yoga weekend in Wales
- Luxurious and cosy manor house accommodation in rural tranquillity surrounded by beautiful Welsh countryside
- 1.5-hour morning yoga practice to energise and awaken
- 2-hour evening yoga to unwind and calm with restorative practices, meditation and Yoga Nidra
- Morning silent walks in beautiful countryside pre-yoga on Monday morning
- Delicious wholesome and hearty vegetarian/vegan brunch, light warming lunch and 2 course evening meal
- Guided afternoon hike with packed lunch and experienced and qualified guides in the Brecon Beacons National Park
- All Yoga equipment and spacious yoga studio
- Complimentary arrangement of shared taxi's if traveling by train
- Travel to and from the venue
- Treatments and extra activities
Our Brecon accommodation is originally a Welsh long house dating back 600 hundred years. In the late 19th century the famousAdmiral Hamilton from the royal Navy used his substantial prize money to create a wonderful Georgian manor house. Since then the most recent family bought the house in the 1950’s and it now has all the comforts of the 21st century but has kept its character from the past six hundred years. The venue sleeps 22 and is luxurious and spacious.
Tall Johns House: This is the main house and the central hub with drawing room and open fire the dining and kitchen area. It is comprised of 11 bedrooms; 3 single rooms, 6 double rooms that are spacious and lovely to share as a couple or with a friend and 3 twin rooms. All are en-suite and the rooms are elegant, light and spacious with large Georgian windows and all the character of the period.
Honey suckle cottage: Honeysuckle Cottage has three bedrooms upstairs – the master bedroom has a superking bed that can be divided to make twins and an en-suite bathroom; the second bedroom has a king bed that can also be divided to make twins and an en suite shower room; the third bedroom has two single beds and an en suite shower room. These rooms are all light and airy with glowing wooden floors. Downstairs there is a fourth extra bedroom with a double bed and en suite shower. All bedrooms are provided with plenty of large, fluffy towels, soaps, shampoos and hair-dryer.
Coachman’s is a self-contained cottage with a beautifully decorated and really spacious bedroom with a zip and link super king bed that can also be divided to make twin beds. The handcrafted tongue-and-groove woodwork, the glowing wooden floor and the soft grey and gentle blue colour palette lend the whole room a feeling of tranquility and romance. The en suite high-spec bathroom with bath and power shower is complete with plenty of large, fluffy towels, soaps, shampoos and hair-dryer. The generous windows make the room very light and the outside door onto a tiny balcony overlooking the valley and the Black Mountains beyond is a lovely feature.
The downstairs living area is open plan and incorporates a cosy seating area with TV in front of the log burner. There is a small kitchen and dining area all the perfect size for two people.
The nearest train station is Abergavenny and then it is a 30 minute taxi ride which costs around £40. We recommend the below trains so that you all arrive at the same time in order to group you into taxi’s to keep the cost down.
Recommended train times from London Paddington:
Friday: Depart – London Paddington 13.30 to Abergavenny (via Newport (arriving at Newport 15.31 departing at 15.36) Arriving at Abergavenny at 16.01
Sunday: Depart – Abergavenny 12.58 to London Paddington (via Newport (arriving at Newport 13.22 departing at 13.40) Arriving at London Paddington at 15.37
We will give you directions in the welcome letter once you book. The retreat 30 minutes from Abergavenny, 40 minutes from Hereford and 20 minutes from Builth Wells.
To do our bit for the environment we encourage car share with guests. Once you have booked onto the retreat we ask those of you who are driving to offer a seat for someone who may have otherwise travelled by train. This alleviates our carbon footprint and makes it more fun for everyone.
Tall John’s House
Single room: £575pp
Twin/double room: £475pp
Coachman’s Cottage: £545pp
Twin/double room: £445pp
We base our twin or double room prices on 2 people sharing a room. If you are coming by yourself, we have lots of luxurious single rooms with en-suite available at this venue.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any availability?
Most retreat will show the availability on their specific page. If you are unsure or need to book for a larger group, you can always contact us before placing your order.
Whats the booking process like?
To reserve your space we ask for a £150 (UK) or £250 (abroad) deposit immediately, paid online on the page of the retreat you want to join, or over the phone by credit or debit card. We will then send you out your final invoice, your booking form and ask your room preference. We then ask you to pay the full amount 6 (UK) or 8 (abroad) weeks before the retreat or holiday. You can pay online, by bank transfer or Paypal but we add the 3.6% charge incurred by Paypal. Please call 01273 782734 to pay over the phone by debit or credit card. Two weeks before the retreat we will send you your welcome pack via email, and help you iron out any concerns you may have.
How do I pay for my retreat or holiday?
Firstly, pay your deposit online on the page of the retreat or holiday that you would like to book. We will send you a confirmation and your final invoice to pay. You can pay online by card, by bank transfer or Paypal but we add the 3.6% charge incurred by Paypal.
I haven’t done much yoga before, can I come?
We have designed our weekends and weeks for people who love yoga, whether they are beginners or have been practising for years. All our teachers are very experienced and are more than capable of adapting the classes to all levels. Our ethos is about being open & friendly, and we set up our business to spread the incredible word of yoga to people who perhaps wouldn’t have gone on a yoga retreat before. So don’t be shy, there is no time like the present to start your journey with yoga.
What is included in the price of a yoga holiday?
You will find everything included by looking under "what's included" tab on this page. If you have any particular request or requirements, feel free to contact us.
Do I have to attend all the Yoga sessions?
Of course not, we understand we all want different things. Our two-hour sessions normally also include meditation or mindfulness, so it's worth giving it a go.