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DIvine Soul Retreats

  Awaken Your Inner Smile



A restorative retreat on the edge of Dartmoor National Park at the Balabrook Retreat Centre


Balance, let go and reflect upon the cycles of nature in preparation for the winter months ahead.  This gentle, nurturing retreat will allow you to draw your attention inwards.  Reflect on the past year and the impermanence of life, with yoga postures and meditative practices that encourage deep introspection and acceptance.

Setting the scene

Autumn is a time for letting go, a time for withdrawal, reflection and gratitude. As the trees allow their leaves to fall gracefully to the ground when they are no longer needed, this deeply nourishing autumn retreat will allow you to gently release any issues that no longer serve you, and tap into the resources that will move you forward.

Balabrook boasts a beautiful yoga and meditation studio - a light and airy space featuring a wooden floor with underfloor heating. Two sets of doors open onto the delightful garden and bubbling brook.


Stunning location


Bala Brook is situated within the Dartmoor National Park and lies on the edge of beautiful open moorland. There are 35 acres of delightful gardens, wild flower-filled fields and mature woodland adjoining the tumbling waterfalls of the Bala Brook, which runs through the grounds of the retreat on its way to the river Avon.


Well-being activities


Daily yoga sessions
Daily meditation sessions
Break out and relaxation time
Additional optional activities 
Optional 2 hour guided walk within Dartmoor National Park
Wild swimming in the brook (dependent on conditions)
Holistic therapies, treatments and 1:2:1 sessions  

(click here for further details on holistic therapies available


A typical day

Typically, your day will start with an energising early morning yoga session, followed by meditation before breakfast. 


There will be optional activities before and after lunch; holistic therapies, coaching or 1-2-1 sessions are on offer at specially reduced retreat rates.  Throughout the day you will have opportunities to explore the surrounding national park, just sit back and unwind, read a book, or socialise with fellow retreat guests if you wish.


Before dinner, there will be a restorative yoga and meditation class, encouraging you to let go, relax and explore your inner world of peace and gratitude.


The evenings are free for quiet personal reflection and integration.


Wholesome food & healthy juices


Our dedicated in-house chef will prepare all your meals over the course of the weekend, offering a delicious selection of wholesome vegetarian and vegan food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus snacks and healthy juices. 

Tea, coffee and a selection of herbal teas are available throughout the day.

If you have any dietary requirements please let us know at the time of booking, so that we can do our best to accommodate your needs.


Delightful accommodation

Your accommodation for the retreat is based on twin or triple room, with both ensuite and shared bathroom facilities available. If you are travelling with friends, please let us know at the time of booking, so that you can stay together if this is your preference. Otherwise, you will be paired with a retreat participant of the same gender in a shared room. 

If you wish to have single occupancy, please let us know at the time of booking. Whilst this cannot always be guaranteed, we will do our best to accommodate your needs (single occupancy incurs an additional charge).

One single ensuite bedroom is wheelchair accessible.


Dates & prices

Dates: 13th - 16th October 2017


Price:   from £375


Timings & transfers

Arrival time: 4pm Friday (for 5pm yoga/meditation session)

Departure time: 12pm Monday (lunch not included)

By Rail - Totnes station, with links to London Paddington is approximately 20 minutes away by taxi

By Car - Car parking is available on-site

Car/Taxi share -  4 weeks before the retreat we will create a Facebook event page where people can offer/share car or taxi journeys.


What is included?

What is excluded?

  • Accommodation for the duration of the retreat (3 nights)
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners for the duration of the retreat
  • Tea, coffee and water
  • Yoga sessions
  • Meditation sessions
  •  Yoga mats, blocks, blankets, bolsters
  • All free additional well-being activities (as listed above)
  • Wifi
  • On-site parking

  • Travel to & from retreat centre (international and domestic)
  • Airport transfers
  • Cost of visas
  • Personal travel and trip cancellation insurance
  • Optional chargeable activities (excursions, plus any associated
     food, drink, entrance fees, etc)
  • Holistic therapies, treatments and 1:2:1 sessions
  • Personal spending (shopping, souvenirs, telephone, laundry, snacks, etc)

We have drawn up an extensive list of common questions & answers for each our retreats, so please click on our FAQs link below if you would like more detailed information.  We ask that you also read our terms & conditions thoroughly before completing a booking form, and to feel free to contact us if you have any further questions at all. We are more than happy to help. 


Frequently asked questions

If you cannot find the answer to your questions here, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.

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Please ensure that you read our terms and conditions before booking your retreat with us, and feel free to ask any questions before hand if you wish.

Make a booking 

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