A retreat to restore and renew in a beautiful old country house. Prepare for winter with a weekend to nourish your body, mind and spirit. In a beautiful spot in the heart of Chilterns, slow down, quieten, and renew your inner resources. Leave feeling relaxed, de-stressed and ready for the world.

There will be eight meditation and yoga sessions starting early evening on Friday and finishing on Sunday afternoon. Morning practices will be more invigorating; evenings calming and restoring.

We will explore a range of meditation and pranayama (breath) practices; plus asana (postures) with an emphasis on developing the ability to find a balance between effort and ease. There will also be evening yoga nidra (deep relaxation), a Saturday night bonfire, and plenty of time in between sessions to relax, have a massage or go for a walk.

Gently and safely taught, the weekend is suitable for yogis wanting to expand the subtlety of their awareness within postures and to see what happens when they quieten and go within.

Braziers Park in the Chiltern Hills is a Grade II* listed building, parts of which date back more than 300 years. It is set in 55 acres in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the village of Ipsden in south Oxfordshire.

Once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming, it is now run as an educational trust. A great place for yoga, we will practise in the beautifully lit drawing room and have the run of the rest of the house, including the inner hall with its grand piano and open log fires.

There are plenty of single and shared rooms; or the option to camp; hearty vegetarian meals will be served in the panelled dining room, with much of the home-cooked food grown on the Braziers estate. From £335pp.

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