We are really excited to invite you to our first Autumn Yoga & Mindfulness weekend in the beautiful Suffolk village of Lavenham on Friday 13th October to Sunday 16th October 2017. We would love you to be there!

Use this weekend to completely rest and take some much needed time out for yourself. Create space for yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. Take walks in the peaceful surroundings, practice yoga and meditation, eat delicious, nourishing food.

There will be Forrest, Restorative & Yin yoga and Mindfulness based meditation practice. Sessions will be led by myself and Dr Rashmi Bismark.

There are 14 spaces only, so expect a small group with lots of attention and guidance from teachers.

Our venue is a 16th Century Grade Two listed house called Hill Farm, which sits atop a hill in 3 acres of gardens (and within a 500 acre estate), tennis court and meadow. With commanding views across unspoilt countryside, we are purposefully set up for yoga retreats.
Our practice room is triple aspect, has wooden floors and an open fire, plus doors leading out to the gardens.
All meals are lovingly and creatively prepared by chef Dominic De Rosa. You will feel nourished and energised throughout the weekend.

All rooms are shared between two guests (you can request a double or twin set up) with an option of ensuite or shared bathroom (one bathroom per two rooms).
Weekend Schedule*

Friday 13th October
4pm: Arrival & Refreshments
5.30pm – 7pm: Restorative Yoga
7.30pm: Dinner

Saturday 14th October
7.15am – 8am: Morning Meditation
8am: Smoothies, fruit & tea
8.30am – 10am: Morning Yoga
11am: Brunch
2.30pm: Optional walk / free time
3.30pm : Afternoon Tea
4.30pm – 5.15pm: Mindfulness practice
5.30 – 7pm: Restorative / Yin Yoga
7.30pm: Dinner

Sunday 15th October
7.15am – 8am: Morning Meditation
8am: Smoothies, fruit & tea
8.30am – 10am: Morning Yoga
11am: Brunch
1.00pm: Optional Walk / free time
2pm – 3pm: Meditation / Mindfulness practice
3pm: Afternoon Tea
4pm: Check out

*subject to small changes, however you can expect lots of yoga, meditation practice, wonderful food and plenty of time to relax, switch off from the daily grind and to generally feel more present and more yourself.

Price includes luxury accommodation, all meals, teas and fruit throughout the day, guided yoga and MBSR / meditation sessions with Deepa and Dr Rashmi Bismark.

Earlybird discounted rate (valid until 30th June 2017)
Ensuite: £355 per person
Shared bathroom: £325 per person

Regular rate
Ensuite: £385 per person
Shared bathroom: £355 per person


Dr Rashmi Bismark

Dr. Rashmi received her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2004.

Majoring in comparative medical anthropology at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, Dr. Rashmi spent her senior year studying traditional healing modalities in southern India.  Her awareness was awakened as she immersed herself into Ayurveda, India’s own sacred science of living, in addition to meditation, yoga, and energy therapy.

Dr Rashmi is a certified yoga teacher, a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher and is completing a 500-hr advanced teacher training with Yoga Medicine by Tiffany Cruikshank.

Drawing upon her 15+ years of personal experience and training in mind:body modalities, lifestyle medicine, and community health, Dr. Rashmi leads group classes, one-to-one consultations, and workshops on mindfulness and healthy living in medical, educational, and business settings.

Dr. Rashmi’s mission is to help individuals and communities rediscover their inner nature, redefine their relationships with the world around them, and harness the power within themselves to be healthy, well, and resilient.

Deepa Bidd

Deepa is a certified 300hr Forrest Yoga Teacher, an
Advanced Clinical and Remedial Massage Therapist, Aromatherapist and Reflexologist.
She is currently completing a 500hr advanced teacher training with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine.

As well as working privately, Deepa has worked for the NHS as a complementary therapist in oncology care.
Deepa has worked with a range of people from all walks of life: new mums, people with cancer and terminal illness, people who have suffered physical and emotional trauma.  She has trained with leading practitioners and trainers in their fields including the JING Institute of Advanced Clinical Massage, Tony Porter (Advanced Reflexology Techniques), Mauricio Kruchik (Maternity & Pregnancy Reflexology) and Ana Forrest, the founder of Forrest Yoga.  Deepa’s experience and ongoing training has helped to develop an intuitive sense for locating restrictions in the body where, often, there is an emotional aspect attached.

Her sessions focus on improving body awareness and creating more space and freedom in the body.

In November 2016, Deepa assisted a 200hr Foundation Yoga Teacher Training and in early 2017, Deepa completed a 10-day Vipassana meditation course.

Having experienced the benefits of yoga and meditation, Deepa wishes to continue her work towards empowering individuals through their own practice.

Deepa is a registered member of the Complementary Therapists’ Association (CThA) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

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