Yoga Day-Retreat and Nature Walk in the Coln Valley
Time & Location
About The Event
This day-retreat is being held in the solitude and tranquillity of the Coln Valley.
Our morning yoga, relaxation and meditation will be in the eco-friendly village hall. Autumn is the season of change; slowing down and letting go of what's no longer needed. We will use our yoga and meditation practice to create space and bring clarity to move forward. No previous experience of yoga is necessary.
A guided afternoon walk in the solitude of the Coln Valley (2.5 hours). Level walking requires a moderate level of fitness.
The Coln Valley is situated in the Cotswolds half-way between Northleach and Cirencester and 30-minute drive from Cheltenham.
Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for lunch.
Arrive early to settle and enjoy a welcome cup of tea on the veranda; absorbing your natural surroundings and feel the pace of life slowing down.
What to expect
Arrive early so you are ready to begin our morning yoga practice at 10.30am. We will start with activations to warm and loosen tight muscles. You will learn flowing breath and movement sequences and asanas (postures) to release tension in body and mind. Your practise aims to promote an overall sense of wellbeing and rejuvenation. Relax and be guided through breathing exercises to calm our busy minds; a deep relaxation and a short meditation to feel rejuvenated at the end of your morning.
We will break for lunch around 12.45pm. Please bring something vegetarian to share for lunch. If the weather is fine we can sit outside on the veranda or picnic tables overlooking green fields of the valley. Otherwise we will eat in the village hall.
As this is a 'bring and share' lunch we will need to wash and clear up our plates. There will be time to get changed to be ready to begin our walk at 2pm. Aiming to return from our walk around 4.30pm.
All timings are approximate and subject to change.
Is this for me?
Dru yoga is a gentle, yet potent, style of yoga using sequences and postures, breathing, relaxation and meditation exercises. Suitable for all levels of ability, as postures and sequences can be tailored to suit individual ability. If you have any health concerns and would to chat before we meet then please contact me
This circular walk (5 miles - 2.5 hours) is a gem; mostly level walking which meanders through the peaceful Coln Valley bottom. Passing through two hidden Cotswold villages; crossing fields, along quiet country lanes and the banks of the gentle flowing River Coln. There is a low style towards the end of the walk. A moderate level of fitness is required.
There are no facilities on the walk, just what nature provides, so please respect our environment and take your litter home.
Re-connect with nature and your inner stillness!
If the sound of this day lights you up! Then don't delay - booking is now open!
What to bring/wear
• Yoga mat and shawl/blanket for relaxation.
• If you have a meditation cushion or similar then please bring this too.
• Wear stretchy clothing for yoga.
• Bring change of clothes for the walk.
• Please wear strong walking shoes.
• A waterproof jacket, in case of a light shower.
• Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
• Bottle of water or flask.
• Small day pack.
- Adult full day£35£350£0
- Morning yoga only£25£250£0