SPRINGTIME AWAKENING AND NEW BEGINNINGS
A revitalising retreat in the stunning South Hams, at Higher Combe Retreat, South Pool, Kingsbridge.
This rejuvenating yoga and meditation retreat focuses on re-connections; the re-kindling of life and personal aspirations. Emerge from the depths of winter withdrawal and inner reflection by re-awakening your mind, body and spirit on this nourishing 4-day retreat.
Embrace the energy of spring-time and step forth into the coming year with renewed vigour, through yoga postures, meditative practices, vibrational medicine and guided coaching exercises.
Setting the scene
Spring is a time of renewal, rebirth and re-awakening. This gentle, nurturing retreat set in the heart of the beautiful South Hams, will encourage you to relax and unwind from those long winter blues; re-vitalise your physical body and tap into your inner source of joy and wisdom.
Notice how the daily yoga and meditation practice revives your senses, listen to the call of the creative forces stirring within, and feel yourself coming alive once more, as we enter into Spring - a rebirth of inspiration and the return of the light.
Higher Combe Retreat boasts a stunning, purpose-built yoga and meditation studio - a light and airy space with beautiful views across the neighbouring valley and South Pool estuary.
Higher Combe Retreat's magnificent flower beds and herb gardens, private orchard and woodland area invite quiet, mindful contemplation; whilst its two adjoining (22 acre) fields offer brisk, refreshing walks with gorgeous views across both the Salcombe and Kingsbridge/Frogmore estuaries.
A short 10 minute walk down the lane takes you into the charming village of South Pool with its picturesque creek and popular local pub, The Millbrook Inn.
There is also a pontoon at South Pool estuary, allowing you to access Salcombe and Kingsbridge by boat at high tide.
Wholesome food & healthy juices
At Higher Combe Retreat you will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner for the duration of your stay. Meals are usually served buffet style.
Our deliciously wholesome vegetarian or vegan food, will be freshly prepared.
Fresh fruit and healthy snacks, pure spring water (from our very own well) and hot beverages will also be available throughout your stay.
As part of our 'karma yoga' philosophy, guests may be asked to assist Suzi or Donna with the preparation of evening meals each night, on a rota basis.
The ethos of our retreats is one of collaboration and mutual support. We, therefore, kindly request that guests help tidy up the kitchen and the communal areas after each mealtime.
There is a friendly local pub 10 minutes walk down the lane, should you wish to go out in the evening after practice. However we kindly request that no alcohol is brought into the retreat centre during your stay and ask, if you do drink alcohol during your stay, that you drink in moderation.
If you have dietary requirements please let us know at the time of booking, so that we can accommodate your personal preferences.
Your accommodation for the retreat is based on twin and double accommodation, with ensuite or shared bathroom facilities. Two further single bedrooms are located within a separate barn, if required. These rooms offer more private, self-catering facilities. However, please note that this barn is also home to our two resident cats, Bob and Mollie, so if you have an aversion to cats or fur these would be unsuitable for your needs.
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 unless it is within the designated single room).
There is a large, comfortable lounge for guests to relax in during the evening and a large, communal kitchen with additional sofa (and beautiful window seat overlooking the front garden) .
The dining room is located in a bright, sunny conservatory, which also has a piano available for musically-inspired guests to play if they wish.
Outside there is a large table on the patio for outdoor meals should the weather permit. The large front lawn and more secluded upper lawn also offer an opportunity to practice yoga and meditation outside during the summer months.
The self-catering barn (which sleeps 2) is also home to two friendly resident cats, Bob and Mollie. If you have an allergy to cat fur and therefore require a pet-free environment please let us know at the time of making your booking, so that you can be accommodated within the main house (subject to availability).
Dates & prices
Dates: 2nd - 5th March 2018
22nd - 25th March 2019
Price: from £255
Option 1: £375 fully residential (includes all meals)
Option 2: £285 non-residential (includes all meals)
Option 3: £255 non-residential (includes lunch and one evening meal)
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 40 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
- All breakfasts, lunches & dinners for the duration of the retreat
- Yoga sessions
- Meditation sessions
- Mats, blocks, blankets, bolsters
- All free additional wellbeing activities (as listed above)
- Travel to & from the retreat centre (international
- Airport transfers
- Cost of visas
- Personal travel and trip cancellation insurance
- Optional chargeable activities (excursions,
- Holistic therapies, treatments and 1:2:1 sessions
- Personal spending (shopping, souvenirs, telephone, wifi,
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Frequently asked questions
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