Yoga & Swim Retreat
September 21-26, 2019
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Being in or near the ocean has immense health benefits, this is your time to allow your eyes to stretch to the blue horizon and your lungs to fill with the fresh salty sea air! Enjoy these benefits at our women's yoga retreat, combined with a daily nourishing yoga practice at our Yoga & Sea Swim retreat in Cornwall. This unique yoga retreat in Cornwall takes place in the beautiful surroundings of the Helford Passage on the famed south coast of Cornwall. You will stay in our exclusive retreat country home, eat daily delicious freshly prepared healthy meals, enjoy yoga and meditation sessions and of course daily trips to the ocean where you are free to enjoy the water in whichever way that you want to - sit by the water's edge and take in the view or if you're feeling really brave - swim, plunge or just float!
21st - 26th September 2019
Women's only retreat
We will practice yoga and meditation sessions each day. In the mornings we will wake up and invigorate with an energising vinyasa flow class with options available for all levels of practitioner. In the evenings we will wind down with more restorative practices including Yin and Yoga Nidra. Your teacher and host Lauren will guide you through these practices with a compassionate approach, always encouraging you to rest when you need to and look after your body - be kind to yourself! It does not matter how much or how little yoga you have practiced before, Lauren will be there to guide you through the alignment of the postures and hold space for your practice. This is your retreat, so if at any point you feel you would rather rest or take part in another activity at the house then you are free to enjoy your time however you wish to.
Each day of our retreat we will discover a new and stunning beach in the area. Transport will be provided and our local guide and qualified lifeguard will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and to make your swims both safe and fun if you decide to be brave and get into the water. We will provide you with beach towels and there are facilities at the retreat house for washing and drying your towels which you are free to use. This retreat was inspired by a book called Blue Mind by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols - written about the remarkable effects of water on our health and well being. Even just being near to the water has an almost immediate and profound effect on us - we recommend this book highly, it is a good and interesting read for your retreat!
Our in-house retreat chefs will prepare 3 healthy and delicious meals per day. On your day of arrival there will be dinner and on your departure day there will be breakfast for our final meal all together. We cater to your individual dietary requirements - just let us know.
- 5 nights accommodation at our stunning country home located on its own peninsula with private beach and woodland walks.
- Delicious and nourishing healthy meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our own retreat chef. Our food will be vegetarian but if you require vegan options or have any other dietary requirements we would be happy to accommodate you.
- Twice daily yoga with your teacher Lauren who will guide you safely through your practice no matter your level of yoga. We will enjoy both flowing energetic classes as well as more restorative practices including yin and yoga nidra.
- Daily trips to discover new and hidden spots in the local area where you can choose to swim or just sit and soak in the beautiful scenery.
EXAMPLE DAILY PROGRAM
3pm Coastal Trip
Our retreat house is a beautiful property located on its own peninsula surrounded by the seas of Cornwall in the Helford River area. You will feel immediately at home in this cosy and welcoming place. We are lucky to have access to our own private beach where we can take swims or just simply sit and relax. The property is also surrounded by a historic woodland where you can explore the coastal paths.
OUR RETREAT HOUSE
Affectionately referred to as 'The Bubble' by our previous retreat guests, this retreat home has it all - sea views, private beach, woodland walks, cosy spaces to curl up. All this can be yours to enjoy for 5 days of bliss...
"This was a very special retreat. I was just expecting some days off work in a nice location, but it turned out to be a retreat in the most literal meaning! From the minute we stepped into the beautiful spacious house, where the air was smelling very promising of melted chocolate (vegan brownies in the making by the two lovely chefs Tess and Jo) it felt like we were stepping out of the real world. Lauren truly created the perfect getaway. Early morning swims in the sea, little mindfulness practices here and there, amazing food all day long, yoga in all its forms from moving and sweating to restorative and meditation, amazing food and of course the sea!! We explored many different places and picturesque scenes all captured by talented photographer Lizzie, who took pictures in and out of the water. I am really thankful for this experience and can’t wait to be back!"
YOGA RETREAT INVESTMENT
(per person exclusive of flights and transfers.)
Shared Twin Room - £850
(just 2 spaces left)
Shared Quadruple Room - £700
(4 spaces left)
A deposit of £250 is required to secure your booking