New Year and Yoga- Brecon Beacons
December 2017/January 2018 | From £375pp
Are you feeling the need to get away for the New Year? Want to completely unwind, immerse yourself in your yoga practice and soak up some tranquillity? Then join us in Brecon Beacons for our New Year’s Eve yoga retreat! Be one of the first to join us at our new venue, deep in the heart of the Llangorse Valley. Take the opportunity to kick back, relax, stretch out the Christmas excesses and enjoy the company of new friends. Our new year retreats are very popular and we have been running them since 2009 to bring you the best combination of celebration and peace to welcome in the new year.
For 2017/2018 we are delighted to invite you to our elegant Georgian manor house, situated ideally in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Explore some of the best walking country in the United Kingdom, relax in idyllic surroundings or simply curl up with a good book in front of one of our open log fires.
The week is split into 2, so you can stay for 5 days from December 28th – January 1st for the New Year, for 4 days from the 1st – 4th January or for the whole week. On both halves of the week there is a setting intention workshop and a guided hike with experienced mountain guides. Energise and invigorate on these days in the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Our retreats are wonderful in winter; think silent walks to the sunrise, energising and restorative yoga classes, wholesome and nourishing healthy food, holistic treatments and roaring open log fires to curl up with a good book at the end of it all. For New Year’s Eve we hold a special evening schedule; setting your intentions for 2018, meditation, a delicious vegetarian feast with mocktails and dancing.
These retreats are perfect for those who want to get away from the usual New Year celebrations, starting 2018 feeling healthy, alive and with positive intentions for the year ahead.
The retreat begins from 4pm on the 28th December with time to settle in before the first yoga class at 5.30pm. Dinner will be served at 7.30pm. New Years Eve has it’s own special New Year schedule. Below is an example of our well-being retreat schedule. The New Year schedule is extra special and a surprise! The retreat ends at 12pm on Monday morning after a yoga class and breakfast.
7.30am – Hot lemon and ginger and protein snacks pre-yoga.
8am – Silent walk in the tranquil surrounding countryside before yoga.
8.30am – 10.30am – Morning yoga & meditation class.
10.30am – Brunch served of wholesome warming foods and teas.
11am – 5pm – Free time for walking, workshops, 1:1’s, treatments or just relax.
2.30pm – Hearty and warming lunch.
5.30pm – 7.30pm – Evening yoga & meditation class.
7.30pm – Delicious Vegetarian Dinner.
10pm – Bedtime!
On booking we will send you the full new year itinerary.
Our Brecon Beacons retreat is a family owned Georgian manor and cottages set in a secluded valley deep in the heart of the Brecon Beacons national park:
“Originally a Welsh long house, Tall John’s House has been shaped by British naval history. The famous Admiral Hamilton used his substantial prize money to create a wonderful Georgian manor house in the late 19th century. In the 1950s another admiral, Watson, bought the house and it is still in the Watson family’s possession. It now has all the comforts of the 21st century but has kept its character from the past six hundred years.”
All of our spacious rooms are beautifully decorated and are provided with plenty of large, fluffy towels, soaps, shampoos and hair-dryer.
How to get there
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
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.
- Stunning 5 star accommodation in the stunning rural tranquillity.
- A housekeeper to make open log fires
- Early morning hot water and lemon or herbal teas with nut snacks to boost energy levels pre-yoga.
- Daily guided silent morning walk to the sunrise to wake up peacefully and slowly.
- Morning 2-hour yoga practice which will energise and awaken sleepy bodies and a variety of types of meditation practice to calm the mind.
- Evening 2 hr class yoga to unwind and calm with restorative practices, meditation and Yoga Nidra.
- Delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners from one of our expert in-house chefs.
- 1 x Yoga workshop on setting intentions for the year ahead.
- 1 x guided hike in the depths of the Brecon Beacons
- 1 x evening celebration for new year yogis with a feast followed by dancing and meditation.
- Onsite infra-red sauna.
- All yoga equipment.
- Helpful and friendly AdventureYogi staff to look after your every need to help you feel pampered and looked after.
- Travel to and from the venue.
Nutritious and delicious vegetarian food is an integral part of our New Year yoga retreats with an emphasis on warming and nourishing menus.
Our food is gently detoxing, is all vegetarian, made without sugar or dairy products and low in wheat and gluten.
There are herbal teas and caffeinated teas/coffee for you to choose, and there’s bread and cow’s milk in the morning if you prefer it, but also soya and almond milk to enjoy.
There are pre yoga snacks to support blood sugar levels. The chef always makes a special porridge for breakfast and there is granola, fruit, yogurt and eggs to enjoy. In the afternoon a wholesome healthy lunch is served and then, after evening yoga, there’s a wonderful 2 course dinner for you. New Year we indulge you in a 4 course supper with mocktails and canapes for that extra special evening.
We bring our own AdventureYogi chefs with us who all have their own individual flair and genius to produce high quality vegetarian dishes. We offer fresh, local, seasonal and nutritious meals.
Things to do
- Visit one of the many castles around the area
- Visit the ancient ruins of Llanthony Priory
- Climb Pen-Y-Fan, the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons National Park
- Visit the stunning lakes in the area, including the renowned Llangorse Lake
- Horse riding
Massage / holistic treatments
Our own highly experienced therapists are on hand to soothe away your aches and pains. Choose from an array of wonderful different massages, facials, Reiki, depending on your retreat and therapists available. Prices: £38 for 30 minutes and £65 for 1 hour.
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The classes are suitable for all abilities, from beginners to intermediate and advanced levels. Everyone is welcome. We have a range of inspiring and experienced teachers who are well practiced at adapting the class for everyone’s level.
Whether it be Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Yin or others, all classes cover pranayama, asanas and meditation to help increase oxygen flow, balance, clarity and to promote a peaceful mind. Morning sessions are a more dynamic practice and the evening sessions are gentle with lots of stretches, meditation and relaxation.
Prices From £375pp
A £150 deposit for retreats in the UK or a £250 deposit for retreats outside UK is required for all our events, please select from the available dates above to secure your space.
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