Rejuvenating UK Yoga Weekend Retreat in Bedfordshire

11 - 13 October 2019
 
From £425

Escape to the peace and tranquility of this very special historic 17th Century Manor for a wonderfully rejuvenating and replenishing autumn yoga weekend in the UK with Jeff Phenix.   This beautiful, luxurious venue offers a peaceful, rural setting perfect to deepen your understanding of yoga  and meditation, nurture your body with fresh and delicious vegetarian food, enjoy gorgeous country walks and indulge yourself with a massage.  
 
By taking time out of your everyday life you can leave feeling recharged, reconnected and able to interact with the world in a more balanced and loving way. 

 

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The Venue

This is a private, intimate and exceptionally beautiful venue, set in 50 acres of beautiful gardens, less than one hour north of London.  Its magic is held in its gardens, its history which dates back to the Knights Templar and the lovingly restored interiors  which make this 17th centruy manor house a truly wonderful space fro a retreat. 
 
Part of what makes Tofte manor so special is that it is still a family home which adds to its unique atmosphere of privacy and comfort.  It  has an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, fire pit,  grass labyrinth and its own delicious.

 

The Yoga 
 
Over the course of this yoga weekend Jeff will guide you through 4 meditation sessions and 4 yoga practices.
 
The  morning yoga practices will be a dynamic, creative, playful and explorative ‘deep slow flow’ asana practice and will also include meditation and pranayama.  By emphasizing the breath, mindfulness & skillful action and building up through a range of appropriate options – students, from the less experienced to the more advanced, will discover how to work peacefully at the level appropriate to them.
 
The afternoon yoga 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 totally bliss you out!

Jeff has lots of experience teaching students of all levels. His depth of understanding, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely explore their edge and his love of pranayama & meditation will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally.

 

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Things to do 

Between yoga sessions and mealtimes you are free to do as you wish.   There is time to relax with a book in one of the comfortable lounges,  chat with new friends, enjoy the lovely grounds,  take a walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside or if you prefer just find time be to be on your own and relax.
 
There will also be a therapist offering massages and other treatments so you can treat yourself if you wish. Tofte Manor also has its own labyrinth, the grounds are anchored with beautiful crystals which  creaate a unique energy and space perfect for peaceful reflection and quiet time.

Accommodation

The manor has grand bedrooms with their own fireplaces, sumptuous beds, big baths, a cosy library and 3 sitting rooms with huge sofas and quiet reading spots. These rooms share a bathroom between 2 or 3 rooms.

The stable yard has 4 tastefully renovated cottages set around a courtyard leading to a secret landscaped garden. Most of these rooms are ensuite.

All of the rooms here are of a very high standard.

Food

You will be served three nutritous meals a day, cooked lovingly by our retreat chef. The food will be delicious, healthy and vegetarian with gluten free and dariy free options.

Tofte Manor bottles its own water that runs through the labyrinth pathway  which makes it is delicious, pure and vital, energised potent water.  It tastes delicious and is worlds away from our regular tap water.

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What my students say

"I thoroughly enjoyed Jeff's Yoga Weekend .The venue is a beautiful, perfect for  a Yoga weekend. Jeff is so enthusiastic and encouraging, I am a complete beginner and have gained a great deal from the weekend, I am now inspired to find a local class as I can see how beneficial yoga is to body and mind. I loved Jeff's relaxation and meditation sessions."

Sarah 

“Coming from German, this was my first yoga weekend in the UK and I have a feeling it set the bar high! The venue was a charming Victorian mansion in the middle of lovely English countryside. Jeff is an excellent, charismatic yoga teacher with a humorous yet very professional approach. We practiced yoga in a spacious, bright former chapel, it was a fun mixed group  and completed last but not least by very delicious homemade vegetarian food and superb organisation!"

Eva

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Details & Booking

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To book:
retreats@phenixyoga.com 
T.07954 578 439

Accomodation options:

  • £425 - Twin/double shared bathroom
  • £525 - Private room shared bathroom
  • £475 - Twin/double ensuite
  • £575 - Private room ensuite

All prices are per person.  If you are coming on your own and would like to share we will pair you with somone of the same sex

An  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 6 weeks before the retreat  on 30 August 2019 and is payable by bank transfer.  Details will be provided on booking 

Included:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals from Friday dinner until Sunday lunch
  • Tea & coffee on demand
  • 4 yoga sessions
  • 4 meditation sessions
  • towels & bathrobes

 

Not Included:

  • Travel Costs
  • Massage treatments 

 

Daily itinerary:

7.30am: Morning Meditation

8.30am: Breakfast

9am-10.30am: Free time 

10.45am -  1pm: Morning Yoga 

1.15pm: Delicious healthy vegetarian lunch

1.45pm – 4.30pm: Free time 

4.30pm - 6.30pm: Afternoon Yoga 

7.00pm: Delicious Vegetarian Dinner

9 pm: Evening meditation

Free time can be used for treatments, walking, relaxing as you like

Arrival is from 4pm on the Friday, to allow you to settle in before a welcome session and mellow yoga practice at 6pm.  Dinner will be served at 7.30pm.  Departure is on Sunday after lunch from around 2pm.

 

Tofte Manor, Souldrop Road, Sharbrook, Bedfordshire, MK44 1HH

Arrival is from 4pm to allow you time to get settled before the retreat begins with a welcome session and yoga practice at 6pm.

By Car: Only about one hour north of London. The venue is conveniently located near to the M1.

By Train: Nearerst train station is Bedford which takes about 35 mins from St Pancreas, London.  Tofte Manor is a 20 - 30 minute taxi ride from the station and costs around £15. 

Local Taxi numbers:

A1 Cars: 01234  364444 / 800800
A to B:01234  212222
Atlas: 01234 445153
24-7: 01234 511247

We can help put you in touch with others to share taxis if you let us know what train you are getting.

 

Cancellation:

Your deposit or full payment is refundable up until 6 weeks before the start of the retreat.  Less than 6 weeks before the start of the retreat your payment is only refundable or transferable if your space can be filled.  

Any refunds made will be less a £60 admin fee.

 

Travel Insurance:

 It is a condition of this holiday that you purchase travel insurance which includes cancellation insurance. None of us can predict unexpected events in our lives: illness, family emergencies, work conflicts, etc.  By purchasing a comprehensive plan, you will ensure being covered in full should you need to cancel after the said cancellation period. 

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