Riverside Yoga Retreat

Buckinghamshire

7-9th June 2024

Time for you

This is a time for you to step out of your full, scheduled life and into a space of healing, rest and peace. You’ll be held in the surroundings of idyllic riverside oasis, in luxurious accommodation with deeply nourishing food.

You’ll be guided through practices to regulate, uplift, and open including Aromayoga, Restorative Yoga, Guided Relaxations, Essential Oils, Cacao and listening to Nature. The weekend will be wrapped in the healing power of Reiki, and you’ll also have the option to step into some Wild Swimming in the River.

You’ll be held in a loving and supportive space, with time to connect with others and also relax and take your own time for yourself. Self-care is no longer a luxury and the benefits of this weekend will ripple out beyond to your friends, family and wider community. 

THIS IS A WOMENS ONLY RETREAT.

Home from Home

Set on the banks of The Thames, your home for the weekend will be Riversdale Lodge, a luxurious new riverside retreat centre in Bourne End, just 40 minutes from London. Originally built in 1890, this historic, charismatic house has just been beautifully renovated to incorporate every luxury. A long, tree-lined garden stretches from the house all the way to the river’s edge, ending in a large jetty overlooking the Thames and Cookham Moor beyond. At the end of the garden is the Meditation Orb, a warm, cosy space lit by twinkling lights, perfect for individual meditation or quiet reading.

Your Luxury

The house and bedrooms are finished to the highest standard, with single beds, options to share rooms, beautiful decor and luxurious carpets and the bathrooms are spacious and superbly fitted with marble surfaces and Italian fittings. All linen and towels are provided.

Your Yoga

You will be guided on Morning Meditations, Aromayoga, and Restorative relaxation sessions.  We'll close with a Cacao Circle to connect to the medicine for your heart. You'll receive Essential Oils instruction with each practice, including specific therapeutic Aromatherapy protocols to support you. All the practices (11 guided Sessions in total) are open to all levels of experience. All yoga equipment is provided, if you prefer to bring your own mat then you are most welcome, otherwise everything is already available in the yoga space.

Suggested Schedule

FRIDAY 7th
Arrivals from 4pm
Welcome and settling in with Tea and Cookies.
5pm Opening Meditation and Grounding Yoga
7pm Delicious & Hearty Plant Based Dinner
9-9.30pm Guided Rest/ Yoga Nidra 
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SATURDAY 8th
8.00am Morning Meditation (Optional)
8:30am Smoothies, Juices, Teas & Coffees
9:00am Delicious Plant based Breakfast
10-11.30 am Energising Aromayoga Practice
12 Midday *Optional & Weather Dependent* - Refreshing Dip or Swim
1pm Delicious & Hearty Plant Based Lunch
2.30-4pm Free Time (including additional Reiki Treatments with Anka Lenka / Aromatherapy Consults with Amelia)
3pm-4pm Aromatics Masterclass (optional)
5pm Candlelit Yin/Restorative Yoga
7:00pm Dinner
9-9.30pm Guided Rest/ Yoga Nidra 
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SUNDAY 9th
8.00am Meditation (Optional)
8:30am Smoothies, Juices, Teas & Coffees
9am-10.30 am Energising Aromayoga Practice
10.45am delicious filling and hearty Brunch 
12 Midday Cacao Circle with Claudia Balara
1.30pm Closing Yoga, Aromatics and Goodbyes
3pm Departures

Your Nourishment

Throughout the weekend all meals are prepared and served by our two chefs Jo and Kelly from A time to Nourish The food is created to be delicious and nutritious so that meal times are joyous occasion for everyone to share. You'll be served a vegetarian menu with dietary requirements catered for as needed. The dining area seats up to 20 and a soft seating area includes 2 three-person sofas, 2 armchairs, and several meditation pouffes set around a Scandinavian wood burning stove. Sit back and relax and have these incredible natural chefs cook for you! 

THIS IS AN ALCOHOL FREE RETREAT.

Your Journey

All the practices, including Yoga, afternoon and evening relaxation practices, our Cacao Circle, optional Wild Swimming and other surprises will be included. AND this is your time. If at any point over the weekend, you need a different way of taking care of yourself then that is by all means encouraged. In your free time you can take a walk, journal, or sit by the river and there are also so many cosy places in the house where you can curl up with a good book or take a rest. Do as much or as little as you desire. Please feel free to design the weekend to your own personal needs.

Bookings

Want to come and unsure what to do next? Here's what to do.

1. Check out the bedroom types below and decide which one is your favourite OR select to come for 1 day only. If you are making a solo booking but wanting a shared room, please know that is absolutely fine and it is often a great way to make friends.

2. Complete the Booking Form at the bottom of the page. You don't need to pay in full until 24th May 2024 AND you will need to secure your spot with a non-refundable £250 deposit. From here we can create a Payment Plan if that supports you best.

3. You have the option of joining the Retreat for three days as a non-residential, (everything is included except overnight Accommodation). 

More information will be sent to you, including T&C's once your booking is received.

The Rooms

The bedrooms are finished to the highest standard, with single beds, beautiful decor and luxurious carpets with underfloor heating. The bathrooms are spacious and superbly fitted with marble surfaces and Italian fittings. The bedrooms feature superb Sleepeezee beds with beautiful soft bedding. The rooms are bright and airy, beautifully decorated and spacious with en suite and shared Bathrooms options available. We have a few Single occupancy Rooms, and also Twins and Triples which can be a great way to make new friends or create a special weekend away with your tribe.

 

Triples EARLY BIRD £530 per person* 

Twin EARLY BIRD £620 per person* 

Singles available on request from £888* 

River Suite* £800 per person (for 2) 

* Price includes: All Accommodation, Food, and Teachings including Yoga, Cacao and Aromatics and a gift bag to take with you to continue the Retreat vibes at home.

For more on the venue visist https://www.instagram.com/riversdalelodge/

BOOKING FORM

Select Your Room.

All Rooms will be allocated on a first come basis.

Travel

Riversdale Lodge, Bourne End, SL8 5EB 

Check in is from 4pm on Friday and check out is 3pm on Sunday. 

The venue is relatively easy to get to, less than an hour drive from London or if you're coming via public transport just a 15 minute walk from Bourne End station or a 15 minute taxi ride from both Beaconsfield and Maidenhead stations.‚Äč

To make travelling to the retreat more easily I will contact you nearer to time should you wish to car-share or find travel buddies.