Movement, Mudra and Manifestation

Access your energy through the skillful use of your hands and body.

Move with intention and manifest your greatest and healthiest self .

Bonhays Retreat Centre, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset.

Friday 28 June – Monday 1st July 2019.

Cost: £410 single, £365 twin share

This will be my third visit to the lovely Bonhays. Again we will have the luxury of 3 days of yoga, rest and play in the wilds of peaceful rural Dorset surrounded by the beauty of nature and supported by the wonderful uplifting energy of this amazing area.

The Yoga

For centuries yogis have known that we are far more than the physical body we can see, feel and touch. Hidden within lies an intricate and expansive body of energy which we can access and influence through our yoga practices. Over the course of this long weekend we will explore the use of mudra (hand gestures) and the enquiring movement of asana alongside breathwork and meditation to grow connections to our energy body. Move with intention, breathe with awareness and manifest your own greater insight and knowledge.

All curious yogis are welcome to join me  to move beyond the asana and delve deeper. Using inspiring teachings, poems, stories, myths, mudras and mantras we will cultivate ourselves and grow in our understanding and experience of yoga in its fuller sense.

The Venue & Area

Bonhays is a warm and welcoming Meditation and Retreat Centre in the beautiful Dorset countryside just 2 miles from the sea. Set amongst twenty acres of private land with many quiet spots to just sit and be , this is a perfect venue for our 3 day retreat. The centre has a heated indoor swimming pool, a meditation / group room and a selection of lovely walks spanning out from the land.  The sea is just a five minute drive or a leisurely 40 minutes walk away across the fields. Click here to see the venue website www.bonhays.co.uk 

The Accommodation

Simply furnished, comfortable single, shared twin or double rooms are available. Please note, in the straw buildings the twin share rooms have sturdy bunk beds built into the wall.

If the main house and straw buildings are full, for the more adventurous, a shepherds hut is available to hire in an adjoining field.

There are communal kitchen/ dining and sitting areas. Bathrooms, shower and toilet facilities are shared.

The Food

Food at Bonhays is tasty and wholesome with wonderfully  creative, nutritious, locally sourced and plentiful vegetarian food.  Breakfast is self serve (bread, eggs, fruit, cereal) Hot drinks and biscuits are available during the day. Meals provided are dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday, breakfast and lunch on Monday.

Pricing

£365 twin share. £410 Single room. Please note that bathrooms are shared. Price includes, all meals as specified and accommodation for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Additional Information

Arrival is from 4pm on Friday and we close and leave on Monday  at around 3.30pm. Please note, alcohol and drugs of any kind are not allowed at the centre.

Getting There

I will try to arrange car-shares where possible from my area of the East Midlands so please let me know if this interests you. Trains   Axminster Station is on the line from Waterloo to Exeter, with buses from the station to Morcombelake (20 minutes downhill walk away). Taxis   Try Axminster Taxis [01297 34000] or BJ’s [01297 35007]. Book Ahead from Axminster Station for a cost of roughly £20. A local bus is also available that stops in Morcombelake (20 minutes downhill walk away). Please let me know if you are travelling by train as if several people arrive together the cost of the taxi can be shared.

Booking and Terms

If you have any further questions or would like to book a place, please email or call me. ✎ julie@yogalighthouse.co.uk    ☏ 0771 8875614 Your booking cannot be confirmed until I receive your booking form. A deposit of £150 will reserve your place with the balance due 8 weeks before departure. I can accept cheque or bank transfer. The deposit is non refundable should you decide to cancel. If you cancel within 6 weeks of the retreat, I will be unable to make any refund and the full cost will be due.

Please note, I always seek to act in good faith in my description of the facilities offered but rely on information given to me by the owners regarding their venue.