4 Days Summer Bank Ayurvedic Meditation Yoga Retreat in UK

Summer Ayurveda Yoga Retreat in UK

Learn Ayurveda and yoga techniques, to bring a healing balance transformation during the summer holiday in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Ayurveda encourages us to seek experiences that are harmonizing to our senses through Ayurvedic practices which will be explained on the retreat. You can learn to minimize toxic input and maximize nourishing experiences for both body and mind. Join the retreat and learn to enhance your ability to create health and happiness in our lives and for those around you.

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Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Ayurvedic cookery lesson
  • Learn the basic of Abhyanga - Ayurvedic massage
  • Level 1 and level 2 Ayurvedic seminars
  • Daily Ayurvedic brunch and dinner
  • The opportunity to learn Neti
  • 3 nights accommodation

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4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking

The Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing is Harrogate's premier Pilates and yoga studio with free onsite parking. During the retreat, you will be staying in the hosts' own large, spacious, comfortable Victorian home which is in one of the most prestigious areas in the conservation area of Duchy Rd in Harrogate, only a five-minute walk from the renowned Valley Gardens and a 10-minute walk into Harrogate.

There are three large shared rooms that can accommodate up to three people (but usually only two people per room) and two single rooms on site, there is also a single space which is screened from the main living space with another single room just off site.

There is a large dining room, two lounges, with a newly built, large designer kitchen and living area, a luxury treatment room with its own lounge consultation area and a new café bar / reception are which can also used as a second yoga studio. There are also spacious mature gardens, with a pond and water feature with a garden swing and ample seating for guests to relax and enjoy.

Program

Friday

  • 16:00 Arrivals may be earlier if you have a treatment booked)
  • 16:30 Welcome
  • 17:00 Meditation
  • 18:00 Vinyasa flow yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner

Saturday and Sunday

  • 07:00 Opportunity to learn Neti
  • 07:15 Meditation / Pranayama / Hatha flow class
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:30 Ayurvedic seminar level 1 / level 2
  • 13:00 Free time / options
  • 16:00 Tea / meditation / yoga
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 Social time

Monday

  • 07:00 Opportunity to learn neti
  • 07:30 Meditation, pranayama, Hatha flow class
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:00 Learn the basics of Abhyanga-Ayurvedic massage
  • 12:00 Ayurvedic cookery lesson when you prepare your lunch
  • 13:00 Lunch and free time
  • 15:00 Meditation and yoga Nidra
  • 16:00 Departures

Instructors

Anne-Marie Burford
Anne-Marie is a highly qualified and experienced teacher (initially a secondary school teacher). She subsequently trained as a health education tutor, working in G.P practice with referred patients and later as an RSA YMCA exercise to music teacher Pilates and yoga teacher. Anne-Marie is committed to developing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being and is a certified "Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga" teacher with the world renowned Chopra Centre for Well Being, California.
James Burford
James spent over five years of study and training in India from 2007 to 2012. He is a Sivananda Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga teacher, as well as a Pilates teacher, Ayurvedic massage therapist, and a Reiki master. James provides in-depth teaching of all aspects of yoga and its underlying philosophy. He has sound understanding of Pilates and physiology with 10 years of experience in Pilates and appeared in Anne-Marie's DVD "Pilates on the Ball". James has a keen interest in sports, travel, and music, and is a grade eight pianist and also plays the guitar and djembe drum.
Chris Burford
Chris helps host the retreats. He is a great cook and helps prepare the amazing Ayurvedic food, some of which comes from the Chopra Centre cookbook. He is also involved in men’s retreat work and is a psychotherapist at Regent’s. Chris is also a Tai Chi teacher which he is always happy to demonstrate and will teach a class if requested.
Kelly-Anne Head
Kelly-Anne is a passionate, knowledgeable and very experienced spa and holistic professional. Trained in London with 13 years' experience as Press Therapist, trainer and manger of five-star spas, she offers a wide range of reconnecting and recharging therapies, including Ayurvedic treatments that are recommended in Ayurveda as part of the treatment strategy, while her chakra balancing treatments perfectly enhance the experience on the Chakra Tantra retreat.

Location

Harrogate is "famous for its healing waters, this Victorian spa town oozes cosmopolitan charm, smart streets and quaint mews. Enjoy fabulous shopping, atmospheric cafs, fine restaurants and plenty of green open spaces. Browse antiques and unusual gifts in the stylish Montpellier Quarter or watch the world go by in Betty's Tea Rooms. Stroll around Harrogate, admiring its beautiful floral displays along the way. The most attractive green spots include:

  • The Stray, 200 acres of green lawns surrounding the town
  • Valley Gardens, featuring well-heads of Harrogate's famous spa water
  • Royal Horticultural Society Garden Harlow Carr close to lush, green pine woods

Food

Meals are Ayurvedic vegetarian.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • A visit to a local 4-star hotel spa/leisure complex
  • Treatments - a full list of treatments and healing options available, such as Ayurvedic massage, chakra balancing, facials, spirit /body balance, Angelic Reiki
  • Browse antiques and unusual gifts in the stylish Montpellier Quarter
  • Dine in atmospheric cafes and fine restaurants
  • Enjoy fabulous shopping
  • Explore Harrogate's spa history at the Royal Pump Room Museum
  • Stroll around Harrogate
  • Tai chi / dance
  • Use of equipment: e.g. physio-acoustic sound wave chair, reviber
  • Visit Fountains Abbey Yorkshire's first World Heritage Site, Ripley Castle, and Harewood House
  • Visit the Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate International Centre and the Royal Hall for concerts and ballet
  • Visit the Sun Collonades, Sun Pavilion in the Valley Gardens and several art galleries
  • Visit the Turkish baths

Spa treatments

On this retreat, you have the opportunity to treat yourself to an Ayurvedic massage, Reiki, and also visit the Turkish bath and the local 4 star hotel spa.

You can also indulge in Aromatherapy massage (60 minutes), Reflexology (60 minutes), Hot stone full body massage, Acupuncture (60 minutes), Hypnotherapy (90 minutes), Hopi Ear candles (35 minutes).

For more information, please contact Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing.

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All yoga and meditation sessions
  • Ayurvedic seminar level 1 / level 2
  • Daily Ayurvedic brunch and dinner
  • Ayurvedic cookery lesson
  • Opportunity to learn Neti
  • Workshop on the basics of Abhyanga - Ayurvedic massage

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Availability

Arrival: Monday August 26, 2019
Departure: Thursday August 29, 2019

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