Flow and Restore Yoga Weekend
Friday 16th – Saturday 18th February 2024
The Fintry near Godalming, Surrey, UK
Join me next February for a nourishing weekend of Flow and Restore yoga at a tranquil retreat centre near Godalming, Surrey. The yoga classes will encompass āsana (both mindful vinyasa flow and yin/restorative), prāṇāyāma, mantra, meditation and yoga philosophy. Classes take place in the Fintry’s peaceful yoga studio, well equipped with mats, bolsters and yoga props.
The Fintry is a historic retreat house with its own beautiful grounds, set in the Surrey Hills, close to Godalming and has been enjoyed for philosophical and spiritual development for over seventy years. During this retreat you will have time to totally unwind around our yoga sessions – you’ll have time to curl up with a good book in the cosy drawing room or relaxing in the extensive and lovingly cared for grounds which offer the space for wandering and contemplation, or even take a longer walk in the beautiful countryside nearby.
The food at Fintry is vegetarian, home-cooked and sourced, wherever possible, from their kitchen garden.
£445 for a shared room or £695 for a single room.
A £150 deposit is required to confirm your booking with the balance due by 31st December 2023. Please email me for more info or to book.
Going Deeper Yoga Retreat, Kefalonia, Greece
Saturday 22nd June – Saturday 29th June 2024
This retreat at Vericoco offers up the perfect opportunity to get deeper into your yoga practice and come home to yourself in the most restful setting on a beautiful Greek island.
Each day of the retreat begins with a two hour morning meditation and deep flow yoga practice before we enjoy a plentiful, healthy brunch. There will be a second daily class in the evenings before dinner which will be restorative in nature, drawing from the practices of yin yoga, Pilates, somatics and therapeutic movement. This retreat is suitable for those with at least a year’s consistent yoga experience.
Offered most days in addition to the yoga classes will be optional workshops on yoga and Buddhist philosophy, interoception and embodiment. All classes and workshops take place on a peaceful yoga shala set within a scheduled olive grove.
You will feel well-cared for with holistic treatments and massages available over the week and well-nourished with two plentiful vegetarian meals each day, full of fresh, locally grown ingredients inspired by healthy Greek cuisine. There will be time to explore the nearby beaches just 5 minutes walk away, enjoy a dip in the pool or a walk into the pretty village of Spartia or simply relax doing not much at all.
villa room ensuite with single occupancy: £1845
Beach House room with twin occupancy: £995pp
Prices include 2 plentiful vegetarian meals per day, accommodation and all yoga classes and workshops.
Here’s what participants said about this year’s Going Deeper yoga retreat:
“Excellent teaching, possibly the best yoga teaching I’ve had. Challenging but not so much that it felt a strain. Personalised and thoughtful sequencing, instruction and modifications, based in deep knowledge, care and experience. Really valued the pilates work which felt completely relevant and well integrated”.
“I had a fabulous week. I really enjoyed the fact that it was a fairly small group so there was the opportunity to chat to everyone a little and it didn’t seem to crowded or busy”.
Please email me for more info or to book.
Yoga Holiday to Greece
29th June – 6th July 2024
Vericoco Retreat, Kefalonia.
The beautiful Vericoco Retreat in Kefalonia, Greece offers us the chance to reconnect with nature; to pause, step back and recharge. Set within olive groves and with spectacular views of majestic Mount Aenos and the Ionian sea, the grounds at Vericoco are spacious enough for you to enjoy plenty of quietude, yet conveniently laid out to provide easy access to the yoga shala, 11m pool and outdoor living areas.
There will be twice daily yoga sessions at the shaded outdoor yoga platform: meditation, mindful movement and flow yoga in the mornings before brunch and relaxing yin/restorative sessions in the late afternoon before dinner. We will have Wednesday afternoon off, this will be the perfect opportunity to explore the island a little more or take a boat trip to visit hidden coves along the shoreline.
A peaceful 10 minute stroll down hill offers you the choice of Vericoco’s two nearest beaches; both with trademark Kefalonian crystal-clear shallow waters. Spartia beach offers the advantage of the local facilities for those who want to enjoy a drink or snack, and Thermanti has the advantage of being secluded as it is only accessible by foot making it a pretty magical place.
Kefalonia itself is a lush green island in the Ionian region, famous for its turquoise seas and clean sandy beaches. One of the largest Greek islands, it also boasts the impressive Mount Aenos with thick fir forests as well as underground caves and ample countryside.
You will eat well with two plentiful vegetarian meals a day – brunch after morning yoga and a delicious dinner every evening. The cuisine at Vericoco is grown locally, freshly prepared and delicious. There are three restaurants nearby and two shops in Spartia village and as all rooms have access to kitchen facilities, you can prepare your own lunch/snacks as you like.
There is a variety of accommodation at Vericoco, from top of the range en-suite rooms within the recently built luxurious ensuite villa priced at £1785 for solo occupancy, to rooms within simpler beach houses where twin share is priced at £955pp.
Please email me for more info or to book.
“Ruth draws on her huge depth of knowledge to teach yoga and pilates for all levels of student. Her calmness and clarity of instruction create a safe place to practice at whatever level you choose, and always come away feeling mentally refreshed and physically that bit stronger” Andrea D