Luxury Weekend Retreat at Tofte Manor, Bedfordshire
15 – 17 March 2024
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.
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 century manor house a truly wonderful space for 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, two labyrinths and beautiful gardens and surrounding countryside.
The Yoga – Over the course of the weekend there will be four meditation sessions and four yoga sessions.
The morning yoga practices will 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 practice.
The focus of this weekend will be to clarify and build our positive intention and resolve for the year to come. Also, a physical focus on cleansing, purifying and creating the space for change and transformation to happen in our lives.
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 and meditation will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally.
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 create 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 cozy 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 nutritious meals a day, cooked lovingly by our retreat chef. The food will be delicious, healthy and vegetarian with gluten-free and dairy-free options. We are lucky to have Marc from Love Munches catering for us for the weekend.
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.
Accommodation options and prices:
£547 – Stable Yard Twin/double shared bath with 1 other room – sharing
£577 – Manor House Twin/double shared bath with 1 or 2 other rooms – sharing
£677 – Manor House Private room no ensuite – single
£597 – Stable Yard Twin/double ensuite – sharing
£697 – Stable Yard Private room ensuite – single
If you are coming on your own and want to share we will put you with another person of the same gender.
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Jeff is a senior UK teacher, teaching at Triyoga and the Life Centre, training teachers on Triyoga’s teacher training course and teaching regular UK and international retreats. Jeff is very experienced at teaching students of all levels and the depth of his experience, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely push their boundaries and his love of meditation, will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally. He lives in South Bucks with his family.
“I had such a great time and as a new Mum – the best night’s sleep in literally 2 years…!!! Jeff’s classes were challenging but so fun, engaging and original! It was fabulous taking some time for myself for some much needed self-growth and repair. The whole weekend was perfectly organised and Tofte Manor was a dream setting.” Lou
“The Tofte Manor Retreat was amazing – it’s such a beautiful house! I have so much more energy and am stronger and straighter now. The yoga was a delight – Jeff is lovely to be taught by – positive, encouraging and kind, playful and funny, totally inspiring. Uplifting. Wise. I also found the meditations to be a bit of a revelation. It was like finally being able to swim after years of lessons.” Lucy
“Thanks so much for such a great 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 group of people. I loved it”. Emma
“Thank you Jeff for a wonderful weekend retreat. 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