Wellbeing and yoga – Bicester, Oxfordshire

January / February / April / October 2017 | From £375pp - £550pp

Oxfordshire

Overview

On our wellbeing and yoga retreat in Bicester be prepared to switch off, let go and give permission to yourself to totally relax. You have chosen this wellbeing retreat to offer yourself just that – some wellbeing. It is time to nourish every cell in your body and mind. Allow the retreat venue to hold you, a safe space to start to unwind. Let the food nourish your being, gently cleansing you from the inside by removing the daily excess of toxins it is all too easy to consume when we are on the move. Allow the yoga from our team of expert yoga teachers help you connect to your inner and most true being to show you where you are in this moment. Slow down, let go, unwind, relax.

It may only be 2 nights but the rejuvenation can feel like you’ve been on holiday for a week. The stillness and the inner quiet that is your sanctuary is revived so now it is up to you to hold onto it!

We offer an afternoon walk on the Sunday and the Saturday is a time for you to rest and rejuvenate. In winter curl up in the cosy living room next to the log fire and read a great book or have a snooze. Enjoy a massage from one of our expert in-house therapists or just take time to rest and just be.

We have been running our wellbeing yoga retreats since 2008 so let our teams of highly trained chefs and teachers lead you to pure relaxation and contentment

Itinerary

Typical day

8am-8.25am – Silent walk in the tranquil surrounding countryside.

8:30am-10:30am – Morning yoga and meditation class.

10.40am – Healthy nutritious veggie Brunch.

11:30am-5pm – Saturday: relax and rejuvenate, enjoy a treatment.

11.30am-3pm – Sunday: Treatments and free time.

11.30am-1pm – Guided country walk.

1pm – Healthy light lunch.

5pm-7pm – Evening yoga and meditation class.

7:15pm – Delicious vegetarian feast.

The yoga retreat starts from 4pm on Friday, with the first yoga class starting at 6pm. For 2-night yoga retreats, we finish at 3pm on Sunday, after a walk and light lunch to send you on your way. For 3-night yoga retreats, we finish at 12pm on the Monday after the usual morning schedule until after breakfast.

Accommodation

The rooms have a sumptuous, classic feel so you will feel spoilt yet it also feels homely so you can completely relax and switch off. They are all spacious, luxuriously decorated in amazing fabrics and have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

The house has a huge welcoming lounge with cosy sofas and an open fire. The dining room is light and airy with fabulous views of the grounds. There are fascinating paintings and fresh flowers everywhere.

Accommodation Options

The rooms we have are:

The Toile Room or the old Studio, spacious and beautiful twin rooms £375pp

The Green Room – Deluxe spacious double or twin (usually the bridal suite),

The Blue Room, The Young Masters Room, The Old Nursery

The Red room – Spacious luxurious twin rooms with stunning south facing views £395pp

The French room & The Romantic Room – Luxurious and spacious beautiful double rooms £395pp or £550 single

The dressing room – Small double most suitable for 1 £495pp for 2 nights:

  • Price is based on 2 people sharing a room.
  • A twin room is two people sharing a room with 2 single beds.
  • Single supplement £550pp for a double
  • Please note there are no en-suite bathrooms. The house has stayed true to its origins so all the bathrooms are outside the bedrooms.

Teachers

Chetana Thornton

Chetana offers yoga as a way to come home to our self. Her joy is to share the teachings of yoga as a way of…

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Louise Gillespie-Smith

I am passionate about yoga and helping people feel good. I used to run long distance and turned to yoga to help my very stiff…

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Rebecca Keenaghan

Rebecca’s style of teaching is both tender and soulful yet deep and satisfying. Rebecca’s love and passion for all things Yoga is obvious in her…

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Tammy Mittell

Tammy has been a yoga teacher on over 20 AdventureYogi retreats over the years. Tammy has an exceptional breadth and depth of knowledge of yoga…

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Wenche Krag Beard

Born in Norway, Wenche (pronounced Venca) is a global yogini with a wanderlust Soul living and breathing her love for yoga and life. Wenche headed…

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Food

We believe that our retreats should be nurturing in every way. So our Vitality Chefs will create tasty, healthy, vegetarian meals for you from local, seasonal produce. All of our food is gently detoxing and we cater to various dietary preferences. Our guests are always impressed by our creative, flavoursome dishes — that’s because the food is just as important to us as the yoga.

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 30 minutes and £65 for 1 hour

How to get there

By Car:

We are near Bicester in Oxfordshire. It takes about 1 hour drive from London. Once you have booked your place with us we will give you the exact address and postcode.

Train:

From London Marylebone station to Bicester North it takes 1hr. Book early for cheaper tickets. It is a comfortable, fast service with no changes. For those coming from other directions please time your train to arrive and depart around the same time as the recommended trains from London so that we can organise taxi share. The retreat is 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.

Recommended train times from London:

London Marylebone: Departs 14.43 arrives Bicester North 15.42.
Bicester North departs 16.00 arrives London Marylebone 17.05 (2 day weekend returning Sunday)

Price: Included

On a 3 night retreat there would be x 3 of everything:

  • 2 nights accommodation in the rural tranquility surrounded by beautiful Oxfordshire countryside in privately owned stately home
  • Early morning hot water and lemon or herbal teas with nut snacks to boost energy levels pre yoga
  • 2 x daily guided silent morning walk to the sunrise to wake up peacefully and slowly
  • 2 x 2 hour morning yoga practice which will energise and awaken sleepy bodies and a variety of types of meditation practice to calm the mind
  • 2 delicious and wholesome veggie/vegan inspired breakfasts from one of our expert in house chef
  • A guided walk on Sunday afternoon for an hour in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside
  • 2 fresh, warming and healthy vegan style lunch with a selection of salads and dressings
  • 2 x 2 hour evening yoga to unwind and calm with restorative practices, meditation and yoga nidra
  • 2 hearty vegan evening meals with a selection of savoury and inspiring dishes plus a wheat,sugar, dairy free dessert
  • 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

Oxfordshire

For a relaxing and sumptuous yoga weekend retreat join us in Oxfordshire. Only 1 hour from London and with easy access from the midlands and the north, it is a…

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Venue

Bicester

Our Oxford yoga retreat, near Bicester is set in a pretty little village in the heart of Oxfordshire. Be prepared to be spoilt in our most luxurious and sumptuous pad. Rooms recently refurbished, relax in splendour and comfort and feel like you really are looking after yourself.

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£375pp – £550pp

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