New Year and yoga – Hay on Wye

December 28th - January 4th 2017 | From £465pp

Breconshire

Overview

Feel the need to get away for the New Year? Want to completely unwind, immerse yourself in your yoga practice and soak up some tranquility? Join us at our Hay on Wye new year yoga retreat 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.

The week is split into 2, so you can stay for 4 nights from December 28th – January 1st for the new year, 3 nights 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 (or long walk depending on the weather) in the Brecon Beacons National Park with qualified mountain guides, to energise and inspire in the beautiful surrounding countryside that you will be staying in.

Our retreats are wonderful in winter with the silent walks to the sunrise, yoga classes, delicious wholesome, warming and nourishing healthy food, treatments and open log fires to curl up with a good book and cosy living spaces to relax in. There’s a special evening schedule to bring the New Year in with your setting of intentions, 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, feel healthy, alive and set positive intentions for the year ahead. These retreats are alcohol free over new year – so that you can really start the new year feeling a healthy buzz naturally.

Itinerary

7.30am: Hot lemon and ginger and protein snacks pre yoga

8.00am:Silent walk in tranquil surrounding countryside before yoga

8.30am – 10.30am: Morning Yoga & Meditation Class

10.30am: Brunch served wholesome warming foods and teas

11.00am-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

7.30pm: Delicious Vegetarian Dinner

10pm:Bedtime!

On booking we will send you the full new year itinerary.

Accommodation Options

  • Deluxe Four poster bed double room with large beautiful en-suite and free standing bath £565pp
  • Spacious deluxe twin with en-suite bathroom £525pp
  • Spacious twin room with own bathroom £525pp
  • Large double with own bathroom £495pp
  • Double with shared bath £475pp
  • Special offer price for couples or 2 friends happy to share a double bed in any of the double rooms: £50 discount for the second person.

Price per person is based on two people sharing a room with shared bathrooms. The Yoga retreat is of a luxurious standard and all rooms are very well finished. Linen and towels are provided. This yoga retreat is very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Yoga

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.

Teachers

Rebecca Keenaghan

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Food

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, it’s 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 and 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 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.

Add-ons

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.

Things to do

When you have some down time, relax in the house or wander around the grounds, or take a drive and visit Hay on Wye and peruse it’s book stores.

How to get there

By Train

The nearest train station is Abergavenny and then it is a 40 minute taxi ride which costs £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

Friday : Depart – London Paddington: 12.45 Arrive – Abergavenny: 15.27
Monday: Depart – Abergavenny: 11.58 Arrive – London Paddington: 15.11

By Car

We will give you directions in the welcome letter once you book. The retreat 40 minutes from Abergavenny, 40 minutes from Hereford and 20 minutes from Builth Wells.

Car share

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 traveled by train. This alleviates our carbon footprint and makes it more fun for everyone

Price: Included

  • Stunning luxurious privately owned manor house accommodation in the stunning rural tranquility
  • Early morning hot water and lemon or herbal teas with nut snacks to boost energy levels pre yoga
  • 1 x guided silent morning walk to the sunrise to wake up peacefully and slowly
  • Morning 2 hr 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 2017.
  • 1 x guided walk in the Brecon Beacons National Park with qualified hiking guides so please bring appropriate gear
  • 1 x evening celebration for new year yogis with a feast followed by dancing and meditation
  • All Yoga equipment
  • Helpful and friendly AY staff to look after your every need to help you feel pampered and looked after

Price: Not Included

  • Travel to and from the venue
  • Treatments are extra

Destination

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Accommodation Options

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