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Weekend Yoga

Retreats

JOIN LAUREN & KATIA FOR THREE DAYS OF  YOGA, MEDITATION

& OPTIMISING GUT HEALTH

11 - 13 OCTOBER 2024 

Tofte Manor, Souldrop Rd, Sharnbrook, Bedford, MK44 1HH

15:00 on Friday 11 October to 16:00 on Sunday 13 October 2024

It feels as if it has been far too long since I have offered a UK-based yoga retreat, so I am absolutely thrilled to announce a unique three-day immersion filled with yoga, pranayama, meditation, nutrition therapy, and massage, all in the surrounds of beautiful Tofte Manor in Bedfordshire. 

The retreat will offer a full and truly holistic programme with four alignment-based yoga classes & three meditation sessions to bring you back to balance and, in partnership with nutrition therapist Katia Frank, the opportunity for each of you to create a customised nutrition plan to bring your gut and overall health back into balance too.

Katia’s proven evidence-based approach incorporates the latest research in nutrition and lifestyle and does not focus on a particular diet, advocate calorie restriction, or exclusion of entire food groups where possible. By focusing on her clients’ specific needs she empowers you to make critical diet and lifestyle changes that can resolve all manner of issues such as IBS, gut disorders, weight management, hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities and intolerances, skin conditions, and reduced energy and vitality.

In addition to our Yoga practices and individual nutrition sessions, the retreat will also have a traditional massage therapist and a Thai Yoga Massage therapist  available on site.

In keeping with the focus on balance and nutrition, meals will be carefully planned to be super-nourishing and a great way to support existing good eating habits or be a perfect way to start eating more healthily.

Everything about this weekend has been planned to help you recharge physically, mentally, and emotionally, and the gorgeous surroundings have been chosen with exactly that in mind too. The exquisite 17th century manor house will be our home over the three days while Yoga classes will be held in a light-filled Yurt set in a tranquil spot within the grounds. The rest of the estate will be yours to discover between classes, consultations, massages, and meals. That includes access to two beautiful and unique labyrinths, Star & Earth, ideal for exploring your own inner journey as research has shown that walking a labyrinth creates balance in the body and the mind by balancing the two hemispheres of the brain.

It promises to be a truly special retreat in a truly special setting. I hope to see you there.

RETREAT FEATURES

  • Suitable for all levels although some experience would be ideal as the classes will incorporate dynamic vinyasa flow yoga.

  • Two evening and two morning yoga classes.

  • Welcome Ceremony - a meditation where you will be invited set your intention for the three day retreat.

  • Closing Fire Ceremony - a meditation set around the fire pit in the beautiful grounds (weather permitting) where you will contemplate the shifts that have occurred and can lovingly burn what doesn't serve you.

  • Additional meditation class.

  • 45 minute consultation with nutrition therapist, Katia Frank * (appointments on site will be offered on a first come first served basis. The remainder will be able to attend an online consultation). Each client will be required to complete a questionnaire prior to the retreat detailing their health concerns, medications and current diet. After the consultation, the client will receive a comprehensive Health Plan which incorporates personalised diet & lifestyle recommendations, food lists, recipes, as well as supplement recommendations. There is an option to have a follow-up consultation with Katia at a discounted price (see below *).

  • Use of swimming pool (not heated in October) & tennis court.

  • All meals, tea, coffee & energetically charged water for optimal vitality (it runs through the labyrinth and through an implosion device.


The retreat doesn't include:

  • Transport to and from Tofte Manor.

  • Food and drinks other than those included in the price.

  • * Follow up online consultation with Katia after the retreat for just £40 extra (booked together, you save an incredible 33% on her regular price).


  • Massages (there will be both a traditional massage therapist as well as a Thai Yoga Massage therapist on site, depending on demand).

  • Local excursions.


EARLY BIRD PRICES UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER 2023 (thereafter add £50pp)

  • Manor House - Large Twin - £625pp (2 sold, 0 available)

  • Manor House - Single Room - £650pp (4 sold, 1 available)
    Bathrooms in Manor House are shared between two to three other bedrooms. Some bedrooms have washstands in room & will be filled on a first come first served basis.

     

  • Stables Courtyard - Twin (shower room shared with one other bedroom) - £625pp (2 rooms available)

  • Stables Courtyard - Large twin/double with ensuite shower ideal for a friends/couple - £655pp (sold)

  • Stables Courtyard - Large twin/double with ensuite shower & living area ideal for friends/couple £655pp

  • Stables Courtyard - Single ensuite shower room - £665pp (1 sold, 1 available)


PAYMENT OPTIONS
Terms & Conditions Apply 

  • £200 deposit (non-refundable under any circumstances, unless I or the venue have to cancel).

  • Balance paid in monthly instalments until 1 August 2024 via direct debit to spread out the cost of the retreat (small admin fee may apply); or

  • Upfront payment in full (includes £200 non-refundable deposit); or

  • 50% to be paid upfront to secure your space (includes £200 non-refundable deposit).
 50% balance to be paid by 1 August 2024.

Happy students at our retreat at Florence House, Sussex.
Retreat at Florence House 2017
Tofte Labyrinth 2.JPG

TOFTE MANOR
BEDFORDSHIRE

ABOUT THE FOOD

 

More information to follow!

ABOUT TOFTE MANOR

Tofte Manor is a hidden gem! It's magic is held in its gardens, its labyrinth, its history and the lovingly restored interiors of this wonderful 17th century manor house. What makes Tofte Manor different is the harmonious holistic environment, as well as the fact that the Manor House still retains its purpose as a home. It is set in 50 acres of beautiful gardens which contain a swimming pool, tennis court, fire pit and grass labyrinth.

Click here for more information on Tofte Manor

GETTING THERE

 

Tofte Manor, Souldrop Road, Sharbrook, Bedfordshire, MK44 1HH

By Car: Only about one hour north of London. The venue is conveniently located near to the M1.

By Train: Nearerst train station is Bedford which takes about 35 mins on the fast train from St Pancreas, London (slower trains take one hour). There are about 6 trains an hour.

 

By Taxi: Tofte Manor is a 20 – 30 minute taxi ride from the station and costs around £15 (check in advance).

GET IN TOUCH

info@laurenyoga.com  |  Tel: 07957 121 923

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