Weekend Yoga Retreats in 2017
Healing yoga and mindfulness retreats in the stunning Welsh countryside. Our retreats offer a range of yoga, mindfulness and mantra practices for all abilities, from beginners to experienced practitioners.
Each retreat has 11-14 hours tuition - including meditation, chanting and yoga nidra - and you can participate in every session or take quiet time to enjoy the beautiful countryside. Your group leader, Louise Thorndycraft, is an experienced yoga teacher, also specialising in mindfulness meditation and kirtan chanting.
FORTHCOMING WEEKEND RETREATS
Embracing the Wild Mother - Women's Yoga Retreat
Friday 9th - Sunday 11th June 2017 at Felinganol
A weekend of kirtan chanting, hatha yoga and fire ceremony to deepen our connection with the Divine Feminine, or Shakti. An exploration of who/ what Goddess Kali really is.
Price: £220 - £260 depending on accommodation
*NEW* Moving with our Ancestors
Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd September 2017 at Felinganol
4 spaces remaining in shared accommodation
A weekend of yoga, chanting, voice work, meditation, fire ceremony, conscious movement and ritual, to help us connect with our blood, spiritual and cultural ancestors in order to heal. This retreat has primarily been inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh's practice of Touching the Earth, a practice which I have always found profoundly moving.
Price: £220 - £320 depending on accommodation
Cultivating Spaciousness in Daily Life
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd October 2017
at the Elan Valley Lodge
Co-teaching with Swami Krishnapremananda from the Mandala Yoga Ashram - 10 spaces remaining
A weekend of yoga, chanting, satsang and yoga nidra focussed on bringing a greater sense of spaciousness into our day to day life.
Our retreats take place at two different venues:
1. The Elan Valley Lodge, near Rhayader in mid Wales, UK and 2. Felinganol in Ceredigion, west Wales, UK. Both venues are ideally located to make the most of the stunning surrounding countryside.
All food is vegetarian and breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Special diets can be catered for.
At the Elan Valley Lodge, there is a choice of single and twin rooms, all of which have either en-suite or shared en-suite. At Felinganol, single and shared accommodation is available in a combination of woodland cabins and one shared room in the main house, with shared bathrooms. Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you have a preference, please book early and state your room preference.
The price includes accommodation, meals and all tuition. Please contact me if you'd like to book a retreat and I will email you the schedule and booking form.
Feedback from past retreat participants
"What a fantastic weekend I had in Felinganol. I cannot thank you enough it was just perfect. The combination of the venue, your fantastic teachings and a really special group of ladies made it a thoroughly magical time. I have come back more grounded and happy than ever before and with a real reassurance of the joy in everything despite difficult times. Gratitude from the bottom of my heart for creating such a life changing experience."
Sarah, Embracing the Wild Mother Retreat 2016
"Last weekend's yoga and meditation retreat on the chakras in the Elan Valley was sublime. Peaceful practices, friendly company, out-of-this-world food, thoughtful practicals, efficient organisation, sunny weather. What's not to like? I came home feeling renewed. Thank you, Louise."
Val, The Chakras Retreat 2015
"AWESOME yoga/meditation retreat with Louise Thorndycraft. Completely rejuvenated and still floating...fab group to share with and the Elan valley was the perfect place! Whole experience exceeded my expectations ...can't wait for next one"
Cari, The Chakras Retreat 2015
“The retreat is so much more than yoga practices, it is a truly spiritual experience.”
Donna, Leap of Faith Retreat 2013
"Thank you so much for such a fantastic weekend - I loved every moment and just didn't want it to end. I've never felt so relaxed and can still feel the benefits now and I can't believe how much I enjoyed chanting. It was a joy to meet so many lovely people too - it really was just perfect - thank you for making everything so special for us."
Allison, Leap of Faith Retreat 2013
"The weekend retreat felt so relaxed and really well organized. A great place to step back from life and see a bigger picture before embracing once again. The setting was fantastic and an adventure in itself. Fantastic hostess, at ease with sharing experiences and listening to others. A real gift."
Lizzie, Embracing Change Retreat 2013
"We floated home on a cloud of joy and energy, thanks to the wonderful weekend we enjoyed with everyone. Thank you for making us so welcome. The whole experience was well put together and co-ordinated. As we said, we had looked forward to, and talked about, this retreat for weeks leading up to it. Not only did it meet our high expectations, it managed to exceed them."
Sue and Tom, Embracing Change Retreat 2013