UK Yoga Retreats - Wales 2018
Healing yoga and mindfulness retreats in the stunning Welsh countryside. Blue Sky Yoga retreats offer a range of yoga, mindfulness and mantra practices and plenty of time and space to rest and just be. Everyone is welcome, whether you are completely new to yoga or have been practicing for years.
Each retreat includes 8 hours of led sessions - including meditation, chanting and yoga nidra. 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.
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April 2018
Inner Landscapes - Yoga Retreat
11 spaces available
An opportunity to explore our fascinating internal landscape through a combination of somatically-informed asana and movement practice, yoga nidra (deep relaxation), body scanning, mantra and sound work. The retreat will include periods of silence, where we can tune in more deeply to the subtle sounds of our inner landscape, as well as the healing sounds of the outer landscape in this beautiful woodland haven.
Prices range from £225 for camping to £355 for the deluxe cabin (single occupancy). A non-refundable 50% deposit will secure your space.
Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2018
Embracing the Wild Mother - Women's Yoga Retreat
11 spaces available
For the third year running, we will devote our midsummer retreat to an exploration of the Divine Feminine in the form of Goddess Kali. A weekend of kirtan chanting, hatha yoga (including asana, pranyama and mudra) and fire ceremony to deepen our connection with the Divine Feminine, or Shakti. An exploration of who/ what Goddess Kali really is.
Prices range from £225 for camping to £355 for the deluxe cabin (single occupancy). A non-refundable 50% deposit will secure your space. *Please note that this retreat has sold out very quickly the last two years, so do book soon if you are keen to join us!
Our retreats take place at the fabulous Felinganol Woodland Retreat in Ceredigion, west Wales, UK. This rustic and homely retreat centre is situated in an idyllic woodland location, close to Mwnt beach and is ideally located for you to make the most of the stunning surrounding countryside.
All food is vegetarian, home-made and organic where possible and special diets can be catered for. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
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.
The price includes accommodation, meals, all tuition and use of Felinganol's gorgeous wood-fired hot tub on Saturday evening. Please contact me if you'd like to book either retreat and I will email you the schedule and booking form.
Feedback from past retreats
"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