Connect with yourself, Nature and beautiful like-minded souls that will ensure you leave feeling grounded and calm but at the same time energised and awakened.
The Oak House Studios is located in the grounds of Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire, AL9 5HX. Full directions will be sent once you are booked.
How to Prepare
All 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 and some drinking water. Everything else will be provided.
“Live in each season as it passes; breath the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each"
Following the wisdom of winter does not come easy for most of us. Just the thought of long, dark nights, harsh weather and bleakness can be overwhelming.
I know I felt the same before I started exploring the changing of the seasons in a meaningful way. I would relish spring and summer for the growth, ease and expansion it offered and autumn for its beauty and lessons of letting go, but winter was a season to ‘grin and bear’ and get through as quickly as possible, not really pausing to take in its wisdom.
- Do you feel similar?
- Is winter something that feels like a battle to you?
- Do you feel a heaviness or sluggishness, find it difficult to stay motivated?
- Or perhaps experience sadness, the ‘winter blues’ and long for spring to arrive?
If you answered yes to any of the above then this retreat will help you see a different side to winter.
Join us to cultivate a deep awareness, respect and love of winter (yes, it’s possible!).
It will awaken within you, your innate capacity to be mindful of how winter can be a beautiful time of year to gather your inner resources and go deep within yourself as nature does, in order to show up fully to this one precious life.
We will have the opportunity to explore areas of this ancient landscape that the public don't usually have access to, including 'the secret garden' which is just perfect for mindful walking.
No experience necessary, just a readiness to journey inwards.
Early Bird Offer available until 9th October - £134 after this date. Places are limited and sell out quickly so do book your space if you'd like to join us.
'A unique approach to yoga'
Our Welcoming Winter Retreat will take place at The Oak House Studio, a stunning location set within the grounds of historic Hatfield Park.
Our practices will take place inside the beautifully restored old church hall, which dates back to 1869, as well as in the grounds of Hatfield Park.
Soak up the peace and quiet of this unique location and allow it to bring you home to yourself.
'Supports mental health'
This full-day retreat will begin with a 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 pranayama and yoga nidra, a powerful lying down meditation to bring us into a state of calmness, bliss, joy and connection.
We’ll then enjoy a homemade yummy nutritional lunch before heading out to the beautiful grounds of Hatfield Park for mindful walking (barefoot optional!) and deep connections to nature . Once we’ve had our fill of nature, we’ll journey back to the comfort of the studio to enjoy a deeply nourishing yin and restorative yoga session followed by a another yoga nidra session. To top off the day we will close with meditation and pranayama as well as reflections.
Absolutely no experience necessary, just an open mind and a love of Nature!
The day will look something like this:
10.15-10.30 – Welcome warming tea and settling in
10.30-11.00 – Intention setting meditation
11.00-12.00 – Gentle flowing vinyasa yoga
12.00-12.30 – Pranayama and yoga nidra
12.30-13.30 – Plant-based nutritional lunch
13.30-14.30 – Nature connection in historic Hatfield Park
14.30-15.45 – Deeply nourishing yin and restorative yoga
15.45-16.15 – Blissful yoga nidra session
16.15-16.30 – Closing meditation and reflections
'A priceless gift'
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 (optional!) walking to connect with Mother Earth
Delicious plant-based healthy lunch
Mindfulness techniques that you can take away to integrate into your life
Deep yoga nidra session for complete rest and renewal
'Classes are a life-line'
'Louise is so kind and caring'
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.