Welcoming Winter Retreat

Sunday 14 November 10.00-16.30

"The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go" ~ Unknown

This retreat is now SOLD OUT - due to demand I have added an extra date, Sunday 13 March, find out more and secure your place HERE.

Moving from the light and warmth of summer into the cooler, darker autumn and winter months is not always easy.

Through this retreat we will recognise that all of life is part of a never-ending cycle and here we have the opportunity to acknowledge new beginnings in the midst of endings.

Nature is getting ready to let go and move into a time of rest and renewal. Can we follow her wisdom and accept this period of release to turn inwards, to nurture new dreams and new seeds of intentions? 

Through yoga, mindfulness, breathwork and connections with nature, we will let go of what’s no longer needed within, create space in the mind and body and kick start our innate healing capacities.

Allow yourself to be held in a safe space to explore the wisdoms of the body, mind and Mother Nature to create greater calm, freedom and lasting happiness. As we learn to keep in harmony with the seasons, we naturally encourage a flow and ease to return.

No experience necessary, just a love of nature and readiness to journey inwards.

'A unique approach to yoga'

by Liz Hobman

'Louise has a very unique approach to teaching yoga, drawing learning from nature, neuroscience and nourishing spiritual teachings! I love the variety in her programmes, which combine mindfulness practices, movement and postures, readings and poetry, with wisdom and warmth. I am learning so much about how the mind, body and spirit can work together to cultivate compassion, strength and resilience for ourselves and those around us.'

This day retreat will be filled with:

  • Energising and awakening flowing yoga practices

  • Meditative yin yoga and restorative postures to relax and heal the body

  • Pranayama and chanting to awaken the bodies subtle energies

  • Mindful barefoot walking to connect with Mother Earth

  • Delicious homemade healthy lunch

  • Mindfulness techniques that you can take away to integrate into your life

  • Deep yoga nidra session for complete rest and renewal

  • All of the practices will be recorded so you can develop a home practice

'Supports mental health'

by Finola McManus

'What I love best about your teachings is that they not only give the benefit of a yoga practice but also deliver simple and practical ways to apply the teachings in every day life and help support mental wellbeing which is especially important at this time.'

This special location

Our Welcoming Winter Retreat will take at SouLand, an enchanting place set within the stunning Hertfordshire countryside, amongst the sounds and energy of nature.

Our practices will take place inside the stunningly beautiful, handcrafted yurt as well in the meadows and around the lake outside. 

Soak up the peace and quiet of this unique location and allow it to bring you home to yourself.

'A priceless gift'

by Liza Timpson

'These are more than yoga sessions! Louise has a gift at transferring a real sense of inner calm and peace, in what has been very challenging times. Her lessons are creative and extremely useful in understanding how to cope in challenging situations. I informed a friend quite simply attending online has been a game changer for me. I feel ready to conquer my day or week ahead. A priceless gift.'

What you can expect

This full-day retreat will begin with welcome warming tea and a settling meditation to ground and become present, to set intentions and recognise where we are at this time. We’ll move slowly into a soft flowing yoga practice to gently open the body and awaken subtle energies and we’ll complete the morning with a kirtan session. Kirtan is the yoga of sound and a form of meditation that effortlessly quietens the mind and opens the heart to bring us into a state of calmness, bliss, joy and connection.

We’ll then enjoy a homemade yummy lunch before heading out to the meadows and woodland outside for mindful walking (barefoot optional!). Once we’d had our fill of Nature, we’ll journey back to the comfort of the yurt to enjoy a deeply nourishing yin and restorative yoga session followed by a powerful yoga nidra (lying down meditation). To top off the day we will close with meditation and pranayama as well as reflections over tea and sweet treats.

Absolutely no experience necessary, just an open mind and a love of Nature!


The day will look something like this:

10.00-10.15 – Welcome warming tea and settling in

10.15-10.45 – Intention setting meditation

10.45-12.00 – Gentle flowing vinyasa yoga

12.00-12.30 – Kirtan – the Yoga of Sound

12.30-13.30 – Homemade nourishing lunch  

13.30-14.00 – Mindful barefoot (optional!) walking amongst the meadows

14.00-15.30 – Deeply nourishing yin and restorative yoga

15.30-16.00 – Blissful yoga nidra session

16.00-16.30 – Closing meditation and reflections over tea and sweet treats

'Classes are a life-line'

by Cathy Washbrooke

'Louise’s classes are a life-line! She is a very warm, nurturing and knowledgeable teacher. She also integrates elements of mindfulness through various readings, poetry and insights to deepen the practice and allow deep rest to take place. I always feel lifted, yet grounded after each of Louise’s yoga sessions. '
  • Location

    The SouLand Yoga yurt is located on the grounds of Home Farm Glamping, off Aldenham Road, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3AZ. Full directions will be sent once you are booked.

  • How to Prepare

    Yoga mats and props will be provided but you might like to bring your own mat to go over ours and bring your favourite blanket. Wear comfortable clothes you can move around in (maybe layers for the mindful walking) and bring some drinking water.

  • Recordings Included

    Parts of this retreat will be recorded so you will be able to practice again and begin to create a home practice, you will receive 31 days access to the recording.

Your Teacher

'Yoga gives us peace and clarity in order to see the beauty and wonder that is all around us'

Louise Neicho

Having spent the first 20 years of my professional life working in and with nature I feel a deep connection to the natural world that has promoted numerous benefits in my life. Combining this with a love and appreciation of yoga and mindfulness that spans two decades (9 of them teaching) has enabled me to share practices that help us connect more deeply with nature and ourselves. I have completed over 1000hrs of yoga and mindfulness teacher training and I’m excited to be currently studying an MSc in Mindfulness and Neuroscience. I can honestly say that yoga and nature has saved my life on more than one occasion, and I don’t think I would be the person I am today if it wasn’t for my practice. To bring all of this together is simply a dream come true and I hope you will join me and our like-minded community soon.

'Louise is so kind and caring'

by Emma Scinaldi

'I started as a complete beginner and was worried I would not be able to follow the moves, but Louise is so kind and caring, plus really knows her stuff so is able to give very clear, supportive guidance. There is never any pressure as Louise always offers alternatives. With care and kindness she has encouraged me to really develop my practice. I always feel really energised after a session with Louise but I am also starting to notice a higher level of peace and tranquility in my day to day life. I feel strong and calm at the same time!

Investment options

You can choose to pay in full or spread the cost of this retreat over 4 months - available when booking before 10th August

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Once payment is made your space is guaranteed for that particular retreat. Bookings are non-refundable and not transferable. By purchasing this retreat you are agreeing to these terms. Read full t&c's HERE.