A weekend of yoga in an idyllic island setting of outstanding natural beauty. Nestled beneath the downs this enormous old farmhouse has an oak panelled hall with a burning log fire – the flames illuminate our yoga practice. Warm, congenial accommodation is perfect for relaxing, whilst stunning walks direct from the farm take you up onto the downs to enjoy the island’s seascape 360 degrees round. For further details please visit my website.
Travel from to the Isle of Wight is straightforward. Only 90 minutes from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour and then a delightful unwinding ferry journey for 20 minutes to Ryde Pier Head.
The Yoga: I offer weekend yoga programmes so participants can explore their asana, pranayama (breath work) and meditation. Ideal for those of you who are curious about delving deeper into your yoga practice, these weekends also welcome non yoga-ing partners. My background in Sivananda, Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga has cultivated a style that is flowing, clear and relaxing. As a lover of words and a teller of tales, my teaching is enriched with yoga philosophy, poetry and myths.
The accommodation: Godshill Park Farm is exceptional, with superior 5 star ensuite rooms in the farm house and standard rooms annexed to the property with shared bathrooms.There is the use of the dining room and a further small sitting room within the farmhouse for quiet reflection and reading. There are televisions either in the bedroom or in the self catering communal areas.
The Food & Farm: Local food is used wherever possible, even homemade preserves from the farm’s own fruit. Kathy and Mark are keen to help preserve native rare breeds of animals so the surrounding farm land is full of sheep, cattle and horses. Llamas and Alpacas graze beside our native breeds and their beautiful fleeces are collected and made into the rugs and cushions you see around the house – perfect for meditation.
The price: for yoga tuition, accommodation, evening meal Friday night and a hearty but healthy brunch on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday night I cannot resist the muddy walk to the local pub which is simply the best pub grub I have ever had in a wonderfully warm and friendly environment.
November 3 – 5 2017. Two nights
Superior shared accommodation – en-suite – £295
Standard shared accommodation – shared bathroom – £265
Single person supplement £70
Non-resident with food £160