New Year Yoga Retreat
We are very excited to return to boutique retreat venue, 42 Acres, for a New Year Yoga Retreat to honour another New Year in idyllic surroundings with great facilitators offering, yoga, meditation, pranayama, mantra, and massage.
Dory and Rory teach strong traditional hatha yoga sessions that incorporate the mala and vinyasa approaches to practise. A typical class will include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), hands-on adjustments, guided relaxation, chanting and a taste of philosophy. Typically each class will last for two hours.
Book early to make sure you can join us to mindfully mark the transition from 2019 into 2020. Come and celebrate life and friendship – on your own or with your friends, either way you’re guaranteed to have a special time and begin the new year with a clear mind, an open heart and a rejuvenated spirit…what better way to start the year!
Set in 42 acres of private land, this beautiful retreat space is encircled by seven hundred acres of ancient forest. Sustainability and comfort are at the forefront of the 42 Acres vision, with reclaimed materials used in the interiors of the property, plus all power is renewable and self-generated through biomass and solar.
The New Year programme
This retreat will be an opportunity for you to have some quiet time, space and contemplation. Alongside the morning and evening programmes of yoga there will be space to reflect and re-set for the new year.
After dinner on the first evening we gather together to enjoy a delicious yoga nidra (yoga sleep) practice to set the tone of these self-nurturing days.
The days will begin with silent meditation, pranayama and a little mantra chanting. This will be followed by the morning yoga class. We then have breakfast followed by free-time, massages and then the afternoon yoga practice which will build on what we have done in the morning and take us a little deeper into the poses.
In the evenings there will be other activities that may include meditation, yin yoga, yoga nidra and chanting. A retreat enjoying the full spectrum of yoga.
Also on offer are beautiful countryside walks, delicious wholesome organic food, fireside chats and quiet time to contemplate, new friends to meet and a space to simply be.
After dinner on New Year’s Eve there will be a special evening programme.
Our schedule includes optional extras such as ‘chanting the elements”‘. Participants are welcome to offer talks or workshops over the four days which we will try to fit into our schedule. Spontaneity is very likely. This retreat is suitable for all levels of yoga.
Practitioners: Dory WalkerRory Viggers
Dory has experienced the true spirit of yoga as transformational practice. She believes in the power of yoga to guide conscious evolution, individually and collectively. Certified to advanced level and teaching full time since 2001, Dory has trained with various yoga schools, amongst them Sivananda (traditional hatha Yoga), Satyananda (yoga nidra and meditation), Krishnamacharya (Vedic Chant) and Dona Holleman (enlightened asana work), as well as studying yoga therapy with the Biomedical Trust. Dory teaches retreats and teacher training programmes internationally. Through her own practice Dory has discovered that regular practice promotes effective, positive and healthy living and is inspired to help others establish a strong practise in their own lives. She believes strongly in making the yoga (union) adventure joyful, keeping it light and remembering to laugh! Dory teaches classes, courses and private tuition around Bristol, the South West and London. She is a dedicated yogini and mother.
Rory is one of Bristols most popular teachers. He has a breadth and wealth of experience, inspired by many systems of hatha yoga, martial arts and radical minds. His extensive and ongoing study with one of the worlds leading and much revered asana teachers, Dona Holleman (of whom has certified him to teach her method), continues to elevate and deeply enrich his practice, knowledge and teaching.
His in-depth classes seek to reconnect and harmonise body, mind and spirit.
The foundation of his philosophy and teaching is rooted in awareness, breath, and an understanding of the physical and subtle bodies. He is passionate about yoga asana in terms of approach, application, technique, form and essence.
His classes deliver a deep and strong practise, and can seamlessly accommodate both those newer to yoga through to more long term practitioners and teachers.
Rory believes we all have the capacity to find our still point, calm zone and true center, whenever we desire. The aim of his classes is to navigate you there.