EXPLORE THE ELEMENTS

Monday 12 - Thursday 15 September 2022
 

EXPLORE THE ELEMENTS RETREAT PACKAGE
3 nights accommodation
Welcome hamper with Ayurveda goodies (worth £30)
Ayurvedic meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Light refreshments (teas)
5 Yoga classes focusing on the elements
(Gentle Flow & Restorative Yoga)
Yoga Nidra class
2 Ayurveda Workshops
(balancing our inner elements through diet & lifestyle)
Sounding Bowl Workshop

 

ROOM RATES
 

Ground Floor:

Garden Rooms (Double Bed) with en-suite

£680 (single occupancy)

£580pp (shared occupancy)

Single Room with en-suite - £625

First Floor:

Single Room with en-suite - £625

 

Triple Room with en-suite

BOOKED

Twin Room with shared bathroom

£500 (per person)

Single Room with shared bathroom - £580

£250 DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR ROOM BOOKING

 

Location

Bala Brook is located at a sacred site within its own valley on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park. The tranquil setting includes a fast-flowing moorland brook and is surrounded by nature. The healing quality of this ancient land is felt by everyone who stays.

 

The retreat centre is set within its own grounds with immediate access to the surrounding countryside. Recently refurbished, it is run on sustainable and ecological principles where  possible.  

 

Accommodation

The Bala Brook main building houses the guest bedrooms; a spacious kitchen; an open-plan dining space with doors that open onto the garden; a library and a yoga studio with stunning views and underfloor heating. There is a second yoga studio in the beautiful Shraddha glass building.

 

Parking is available on site. Arrivals are from 4pm and departures on the final day are by 12pm.

 

There are a maximum 12 spaces on the retreat with different accommodation options across 9 bedrooms, all within the main house. The floor plans below show the room layout.

 

Ground floor:

  • 1 single bedroom with en-suite (disability access)

  • 2 double bedrooms with en-suite 

 

First floor:

  • 1 single room with en-suite

  • 1 triple room with en-suite

  • 1 twin room & 1 single room which share a bathroom

  • 1 twin room & 1 single room which share a bathroom

 

Food & Drink

All your meals are provided on the retreat, with vegetarian and vegan options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Focus is on tasty, home-cooked Ayurvedic meals that are easy to digest and cleansing, with options available that are suitable for all dosha types.

A selection of teas are available in the kitchen for you to help yourself to throughout the day. 

 

Treatments

The list of treatments available for you to book during the retreat will be provided. An additional therapist will accompany Sarah, offering a wide range of treatments to suit your needs.

WORKSHOPS
 

Ayurveda Workshop 1

You will be introduced to the tri-dosha system and learn how the elements affect the body and mind.

We will explore characteristics of the elements and how they can manifest when in and out of balance.

Ayurveda Workshop 2

You will learn how to balance the elements in the body and mind through diet and lifestyle choices, with recipe and remedy demonstrations and tasters.

 

Sounding Bowl Workshop

A 2-hour interactive workshop with Tobias, who will bring a range of his own healing sound bowls, individually hand-crafted with love from locally grown woods.

Tobias will provide information and demonstrations and offers an opportunity for you to play them too.

 

YOGA CLASSES

Each yoga class focuses on one of the elements: water ~ earth ~ air ~ ether ~ fire

Classes help to balance the elements within the body & mind through movement, breath, meditation and visualisation.

Classes are suitable for all abilities.

Gentle Flow Yoga

Morning classes connect body-mind-breath as you move mindfully between the different yoga asanas. Some positions are held, whilst others flow continuously through gentle sequences.

Restorative Yoga

Evening classes are relaxing and reflective, promoting tranquillity and contentment.

Lots of yoga props are used to support the body in various positions which are held for 5-10 minutes each whilst you are guided through breathing or meditation techniques. 

Yoga Nidra

An evening guided meditation class as you lie comfortably in Savasana.

Often called 'yogic sleep' due to its deeply relaxing nature, where your conscious mind lets go of the everyday thoughts and drifts off to sleep, as your sub-conscious takes you into a profound place of self-healing and inner peace.

 

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