Recharge, replenish and nourish your whole life while staying connected to your every day commitments. This is a 7 day invitation to delve deep into your relationship with yourself, the environment and life in its integrated wholeness.
You will be offered non-dogmatic guidance on: - yoga posture practice - somatic meditation (including a recording) to do each evening - how to integrate the retreat into your everyday life - ecological dietary principles - simple steps towards an adaptable ecological lifestyle. On Sunday we will finish with a delicious (all locally sourced) breakfast, followed by a talk from Rae on ‘Regenerative Gardening’ in her organic garden. (Also, as an option, it is possible to come just for the weekend or to drop into any weekday class, have a look at the prices/details below).
All very welcome, no prior experience necessary.
Schedule: Monday 29th - Friday 3rd: 6 - 7.45 am guided yoga class. Saturday 4th: 6 - 9 am guided yoga class & somatic meditation. Sunday 5th: 6 - 9 am guided yoga class, somatic meditation, breakfast & talk from Rae on 'Regenerative Gardening, sustaining souls and soils'.
Further details: Before the course starts you will be sent (via email) information on the things you can do within each day to invite you into the nourishing benifits of retreat. You will be sent guided meditations, which you can do at any point each day or for just a few days in the week (whatever works with your schedule). Saturday and Sunday's classes will be longer so there is time to do a longer yoga class and meditation together. Breakfast on Sunday: Breakfast can be for omnivores, vegetarian or vegan. All ingredients are locally sourced, organic where possible or grown on the premises. If you have any specific dietary requirements just let us know in advance.
Location: The Kitchen Garden Ty Mawr, Llangasty Tal-y-llyn, Brecon LD3 7PJ Prices: £95 for the whole course, including course materials & breakfast on Sunday. £50 for just Saturday/Sunday including breakfast on Sunday. £10 for any morning yoga session Monday - Friday. Please note: the course materials and recorded meditation sessions are only available to those who book for the whole 7 day course. Payments options: Payments can be made by cash, cheque, bank transfer or paypal. You are welcome to pay in instalments and/or to pay in part by an exchange of some sort, contact Olivia to discuss.
What to bring for the morning yoga classes: There will be a yoga mat, meditation cushion and blanket for you to use, however if you prefer to bring your own, please do. You might want a shawl to wrap around you or a warm jumper for the longer mediations on the weekend.
Contact:Olivia for any further questions and booking.
A little about Rae (the host of the venue) and her garden: Rae runs The Kitchen Garden Ty Mawr on the edge of Llangors lake. It is a showcase for organic, re-generative no-till gardening. She sells a range of vegetables, herbs and edible flowers throughout the year and these are picked to order. The Granary shop is plastic free and stocks Welsh & local foods plus others which follow organic or sustainable production methods. They have local honey, organic & biodynamic wines & beers, their own apple juice & preserves. Plus environmentally friendly kitchen & bathroom products and recycled household wares. Books and cards by local authors & artists are also sold. They are open for tea, coffee & homemade cake; Wednesday-Sunday 10-5pm.
Rae also runs courses on no-till regenerative growing with the emphasis on soil regeneration & protection. She also hosts other peoples courses which range from painting to foraging to fermentation.
A little about Olivia (the teacher)... For the last 16 years Olivia has spent three to five months of every year at Windfire yoga retreats, where she has hosted and co-taught. In addition to that, for the last 18 years, she has either attended or taught on winter silent meditation retreats (10 - 14 days at a time). She knows well the benifits of retreat and has a wealth of experience to guide others to those benifits. You can read more about her here...