May Yoga Weekend in Oxfordshire

Video of recent retreat at Poundon House 

 
14 -16 May 2021
 
From £495
 

Join Jeff Phenix at the stunning Poundon House, Oxfordshire for a wonderful yoga weekend in the UK.  

 Wrapped in the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding countryside, this UK yoga weekend provides the perfect opportunity to rest and recharge. Take this opportunity to immerse yourself in a full schedule and spectrum of yoga and practices, eat delicious, healthy vegetarian food, and return home feeling refreshed and restored. 

 

 
WE HAVE LOTS OF MEASURES IN PLACE TO OFFER YOU A SOCIALLY DISTANCED, SAFE COVID-SECURE ENVIRONMENT SO YOU CAN RELAX AND ENJOY A WONDERFUL WEEKEND
 
SEE DETAILS IN BOOKING INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO SEE HOW WE ARE DOING THIS
 
IF THIS RETREAT IS UNABLE TO GO AHEAD DUE TO CHANGING COVID RESTRICTIONS YOU MONEY IS FULLY TRANSFERABLE OR REFUNDABLE
 

The Venue

Poundon house is stunning and spacious; set within six acres of landscaped gardens on the edge of the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border. This Queen Anne style  House offers a luxury escape in the peace and tranquility of the countryside, with the bonus of being within easy reach of London, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, the Cotswolds and Bristol.
 
Once you arrive at Poundon House, you will feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in front of a roaring open fire, taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms or going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard, for over a century Poundon has been the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life.

The Yoga

Over the course of the weekend there will be four meditation sessions and four yoga sessions.  
 
The morning yoga practices will be be a dynamic, creative, playful and explorative ‘deep slow flow’ asana practice and will include meditation and pranayama.The afternoon sessions will be a mellower, soothing and nurturing practice, delving into areas such as yin yoga, restoratives, pranayama, chakras, yoga nidra and meditation.  This will be a deeply nourishing and blissful practise.
 
Yoga will take place in the beautiful wedding marquee which is well ventillated and  heated, so offering plenty of space for social distancing. 

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"I felt safe the whole time I was at Poundon House. Jennie & the team are so super organised, nothing is left to chance. The bubbles of 6 inside the house for meals & separate lounges with roaring fires to chit chat or chill out were just perfect.
 
Jeff took us for Yoga in the big Marquee in the beautiful gardens of the house. There was plenty of space to spread right out. Marquee was well heated & felt like a lovely space for yoga, meditation & pranayama. 
 
Jeff’s expansive knowledge of everything yoga is a joy to be around. Such varied, engaging practices, the weekend’s yoga just flew by, with a fair few laughs thrown in too.
 
This weekend was well needed & couldn’t have come at a better time. It often isn’t until we stop & look after ourselves for a weekend, that we realise how much we really needed to” Binny

Things to do

In your free time between yoga sessions and mealtimes you have the opportunity to enjoy the grounds and surrounding countryside as there are lots of walking opportunities. There are lovely characterful bathrooms just inviting you to take a long soak, massages are available and there is a lovely, comfy lounge where you can curl up by the open fire with a book and a cup of tea. 

Accommodation

There are ten unique and beautifully restored bedrooms, and during the current situation we have increased the numbers of singles available. 

The house has retained all of its original features so all bedrooms are without en-suites.  They all have their own style and are spacious with a luxurious feel but also comfortable and very relaxing.

Food

You will be treated to a healthy feast of delicious, home cooked vegetarian food, lovingly prepared by our talented chef Marc from Fork & Bindi, which will nourish your body and your soul.  

The menu is naturally light on dairy and  non dairy milk is provided as standard with breakfast and hot drinks.  If you have any specific alleriges or dietary intollerances  these can be caterered for at an additional cost of £10 a day due to the cost of extra ingredients and time to make extra dishes.

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What my students say

"Thanks so much for such a great UK yoga weekend. It was just what I needed. I have felt very clear-headed and a lot calmer since. I loved all the meditation and the asana practice too. I feel so much better physically and mentally from the weekend’s practices. Plus amazing food and a group of people. I loved it". 

Emma 

“Thank you, Jeff, for a wonderful yoga weekend in the UK. Your fresh and innovative approach to each class is always fun and inspiring. With such a mixed group of ages and stages, it was great how there was something for everyone. I just want to go back and do it all again...!”

Rebecca

"Just wanted to say a huuuuuge thank you for an amazing weekend, it was really fantastic in every aspect. I absolutely loved the yoga of course, and well done for meeting everyone's needs as there was a mixture of levels. I loved that there was so much meditation and pranayama, and feel inspired to keep some of that up.  Awesome venue, delicious and plentiful food, I really enjoyed it"!

Sasha  

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To book click on blue button below to select your room options and complete the booking process...

£495 per person based on 2 or 3 people sharing
(This option is for two people sharing who already know each other and are in their own bubble.  We can also have rooms suitable for 3 friends sharing)
£535 single occupancy, small double (limited availability)
£595 single occupancy, large double 

With the current Covid situation and to help with social distancing, unless you are coming with a friend who you are already in a bubble with we require you to book a single room.

A deposit of £200 is required to confirm your space or you can choose to pay the full amount if you wish.

The balance is due 4 weeks before the retreat  on 26 February 2021 and is payable by automatic direct debit, which is set up as part fo the booking process.

Included:

  • 2 nights  accommodation, 
  • 4  meditation sessions 
  • 4 yoga sessions,
  • Delicious homemade vegetarian food,  from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. 
  • Towels are included.

Not included:-

  • Massage treatments 
  • Taxis

All rooms are spacious, stunning and unique.  All rooms are non-ensuite. 

 

Covid-19  Safety Measures 

We can accomodate guests living in a tier 1 and tier 2 area.  If you live in a tier 2 area you will be able to join in the yoga which is socially distanced, we can provide you with your own small table in the dining room, so you can eat alone or with your partner, but you will not be able to use the communal living areas and mix with other guests.  Where possible we will allocate you a bedroom with a seating area so you have a lovely space to relax on you own.

To make it easier to socially distance we are limiting the numbers by a third to 12 on this retreat, and  encouraging guests to take a single  room as much as possible.  

All high touched surfaces and  bathrooms will be cleaned regularly throughout the retreat, and we will be asking guests to wipe down handles and taps after each use. Hand santiser will be widely available and we encourage you to also bring your own. We ask that you wash your hands regularly. 

Guests will be split into social bubbles of up to 6, sharing bathrooms, dining tables and living rooms to relax in. 

Meals will be socially distanced and appropriately served to allow for this.  

Guests are to maintain 2m social distance from other guests at all times where possible and to wear masks in communal areas other than during meals and yhoga.

We are asking that you bring your own yoga mat and props where possible. If this is not possible we can provide, and they will have been thoroughly cleaned before you use them. 

We ask guests to carefully monitor their health in the run up to the retreat, and if they have any symptoms at all they do not come on the retreat.   Make sure you have travel insurance, which includes cancellation, in  incase you need to cancel due to having covid-19.

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