Michelle – Oxford, UK
Davina – Manchester, UK
Jen – Guildford, UK
Lucy – London, UK
Join us for an August mini-break at our canal side manor house with walled Garden in Thrupp, Oxfordshire. Enjoy yoga outdoors in the sun, take high tea at the cafe or try SUP or canoeing.
This August enjoy a 2 night mid-week escape to our gorgeous yoga retreat in Oxfordshire. If you are looking to holiday in the UK this year you will love our Oxfordshire venue.
Situated alongside one of the Oxfordshire canal routes, Thrupp is a pretty and thriving hamlet, especially in summer when the canal-side comes alive. There are lots of walks either along the canal or in the surrounding woodlands, or hire a canoe or SUP down the canal and then enjoy an afternoon tea in the cute cafe opposite our venue.
With lots of space and reduced numbers on this yoga retreat in Oxfordshire, there is ample room to feel like you can relax at this time in your lives.
A large yoga space with wall to wall patio doors for light and ventilation, opt for indoor yoga or, weather permitting, enjoy yoga in the spacious and private walled garden.
Start the day with a silent walk along the canal, followed by energising morning yoga and then relax! Enjoy evening yoga at a slower pace and delicious organic vegan food.
Here is a lovely circular walk around Thrupp for the afternoons.
This retreat is around the summer solstice, which we love, so set some intentions here
Find out more about our covid secure retreats here
2nd – 4th August 2021
PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING: With the latest developments in the pandemic and lateral flow tests being available to everyone, we have decided to ask that everyone take 2 lateral flow tests prior to coming on retreat in the UK, so that if it comes back positive you have time to get a PCR test to confirm a positive test result. We ask for a negative PCR test for foreign holidays. That way we can attempt to create covid free retreats.
We take Coronavirus seriously. We have reduced numbers to allow for social distancing and we have safety measures in place for your wellbeing. Please see our COVID hub where you can find out exactly what our safety measures, financial protection, flexible booking and planet promises are.
A twin/double room is for two people sharing either two single beds or a double bed.
Over the 13 years that AY has been organising our bespoke retreats, we have always made sure that we work with exceptional yoga teachers who are dedicated to their practice and live and breathe yoga, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that you will be inspired, relaxed and tensions dissolved by the end of your retreat with us.
In these gently energising and strengthening classes, you can expect gentle flow sequences, breathwork, mantra and personal inspirations. The class will end with a deeply restful and soothing meditation and savasana.
Allow us to facilitate a deepening and lightening within you, melting away physical and mental tension. Enjoy a slower class in the evening, with aspects of yin, finishing off with an extended yoga nidra and savasana.
This summer we have reduced the group size so there is a lot of space in our light and breezy yoga shall and it is well ventilated with lots of patio doors to open straight into the shall. Weather permitting we will also be enjoying yoga outside in the private walled garden.
Beautiful canalside accommodation with walled garden to relax and unwind in
Quintessential British canal life to observe and immerse into
Outdoor yoga in the walled garden
All organic vegan food
Very spacious yoga room
Take out a canoe relax and read a book by the fire depending on the season - up to you
Only 11 guests to maximise space and relaxation areas
All of our retreat chefs are highly experienced and passionate about their craft. We have always been a vegan/vegetarian company! Expect delicious and creative brunch, lunch, and a 2-course evening meal. Each meal will be balanced to keep you energised all day.
Our food is now 100% organic and locally sourced and we and our chefs are working towards reducing plastic and waste as much as possible.
This yoga retreat Oxfordshire is suitable for anyone who'd like to enjoy a weekend away with wellness, healthy food and Yoga. Beginners are welcome as well as all ages.
Men & Women
Not only is it a great location it is also a beautiful part of the world with it’s rolling hills and scenic canals and woodlands. We have two venues – one for the autumn winter and one for spring summer.
Autumn/ Winter retreats Come and stay with us near Bicester. A family owned manor house, it is surrounded by countryside with no neighbours all around. Relax at the retreat or explore the local area on foot and enjoy the views
Spring/Summer retreats Thrupp is a pretty canalside village located to the north of Kidlington on the Oxford Canal Our retreat here is situated right on the canal, so you can enjoy the relaxed bustling vibes of canal life. Take a stroll along the canal, walk into the woods, visit the tea room for a naughty snack or relax in our private walled garden.
The yoga retreat starts from 3pm on the Monday, which gives you time to settle in before the first yoga class starting at 5pm. Dinner is at 7pm and then the retreat follows the schedule opposite. Don’t worry if you arrive late on the Monday. We finish at 10am on the Wednesday after the morning yoga from 7am – 8.30am and brunch.
Tea and pre-yoga protein snacks
8am - 8.25am
Silent walk in tranquil surrounding countryside and along the canal
Morning yoga and meditation class
Healthy nutritious veggie/vegan brunch
Free time; explore the waterway, go for a walk, try canoeing or SUP, relax in the walled garden
Healthy light vegan lunch
Evening yoga and meditation class
Delicious vegetarian / vegan feast
Sophie – Bristol, UK
Caroline – Taunton, UK