Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd September 2019 with Claire Thomas
Step away from the demands of daily life with our retreat weekend at beautiful Stoke Rochford Hall, in Lincolnshire. On the weekend of the Autumn Equinox, we will come together to honour the changing seasons and deepen our yoga practice. There will be yoga, meditation and deep relaxation, interspersed with short periods of silence.
Nestled close to the borders of Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, Stoke Rochford Hall is approached down a long driveway, through rolling parkland.
The hall itself, sits in beautifully maintained, terraced gardens, providing us with the opportunity to spend time outside and renew our relationship with nature, during our time together.
The weekend will follow the routine of simple ashram style living, whilst allowing you to enjoy the more comfortable surroundings of Stoke Rochford Hall.
With arrival from 4pm on Friday, our weekend will begin with yoga and Yoga Nidra before dinner. Each day will start with early morning yoga, pranayama and meditation. During the day there will be further yoga practice, teachings, time for questions and a late afternoon Yoga Nidra. In addition to the teachings, there will be some free time on Saturday afternoon. You may wish to sleep, enjoy the gardens or take a walk in the surrounding parkland. The weekend will close at 4pm on Sunday.
Our retreat weekend, provides an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and understanding of yoga, and creates space for personal reflection. A time of balance and harmony, the Autumn prepares us for the darker months of the year. A time for rest, recuperation and inner knowing, you will be encouraged to slow down and create some much needed space away from the demands of daily life. We hope that you will leave feeling clearer and more in tune with yourself and the world around you.
Want to know more…
During our stay at Stock Rochford Hall, we will be based in the beautiful Newton Room in a separate wing of the hotel. Our practice space is a light, airy, spacious room with a fabulously ornate moulded ceiling… you’ll find it hard not to look up in shavasana! Meals will be vegetarian, with a wider range of options at dinner.
Accommodation is offered on a twin share basis, with the option of a single room. Our rooms are in the historical Courtyard part of the hall and each has tea making facilities. Please advise with your booking if you wish to share with a friend. The retreat includes all meals along with morning tea and traybakes. Please advise of any food intolerances with your booking.
Bring your usual yoga clothes, mat and blanket. Please also bring some warmer clothing – ideally layers. If weather permits, we will spend sometime in the gardens for yoga and meditation. You may also want to bring an old yoga mat to use on the grass. If you want to take a stroll in the hall’s grounds on Saturday afternoon, bring sensible footwear. You might even like to arrive early on Friday and enjoy the grounds before we begin. The hotel also has a sports club which can be used by arrangement.
Stoke Rochford Hall is approximately 7 miles South of Grantham and 30 miles from both Nottingham and Leicester, making it easily accessible from the A1/M1. It can be reached by car, using the postcode NG33 5EG. If you prefer to use public transport, the closest train station is Grantham, which is on the East Coast Mainline.
Cost is £285, additional £40 supplement for a single room (16 spaces) —> BOOK NOW
Ready to book your space?
If you’re new to Padma Yoga, please register with us and then follow the link above to enrol. You will be offered the option to pay the full balance or a non-refundable deposit of £125. The balance of the retreat will be due on 2nd August 2019.