• Forest of Dean Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat - 2019

    7-9th June at Ragmans Lane Farm

    You are warmly invited to the Forest of Dean Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat for another weekend of healing, spiritual yoga, mindfulness and meditation in the beautiful Wye valley.

    This weekend is an opportunity to revitalise, reconnect with yourself and others who share the path, and to honour body, mind and spirit. It will be led by Rob Simpson who is a fully qualified and experienced teacher of spiritual yoga and meditation for 30 years.

    You'll be offered a full spectrum yoga experience: authentic spirituality, deeply philosophical yet down-to-earth & straightforward, without dogma, 'glamour' or religion. The healing power of yoga & meditation is well known and researched but its potential is amplified when we get together and do the work with others in the beauty of nature, taking time to re-connect on a deeper level.

    There will be hatha yoga to heal and strengthen the body, mindfulness/meditation to balance and 'heal' the mind and 'awaken' consciousness, there will also be short talks and sharing spaces where we can discuss yoga philosophy and psychology and address the issues we all have in living a spiritual but not religious life in the 21st century.

    The workshops will take place in a lovely and light wooden floored hall. If you'd prefer to sleep indoors rather than camp, the 'Bunkhouse' has beds in dormitory rooms. There is also a comfortable chill out space for evening gatherings as well as space outside where we can sit around a fire under a star lit sky. All the indoor spaces have heating and open out onto the farm-land which has orchards, a lake and beautiful views of the Wye Valley.

    Friday is setting up day where you can arrive anytime after 3pm and enjoy the idyllic surroundings. We will gather for dinner at 7pm and in the evening there will be a 'shamanic' vision-quest meditation session to help us begin our weekend journey of healing & empowerment. Delicious vegetarian meals are provided from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. On Saturday there will be two extended workshops. There will also be free time to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty, go for walks together along the river or to just relax in the surroundings.

    Our closing circle will be after our Sunday morning workshop and lunch which will finish around 3pm. This will be a wonderful weekend of yoga and bodywork, meditation, open-hearted sharing (bring musical instruments for fireside jamming) and good food, all in beautiful surroundings. It is suitable for beginners as well as those who have been on their spiritual path for a long time. It is also suitable for yoga teachers and healing practitioners who  want to do some work on themselves as well as for ongoing CPD.

    Please contact Rob Simpson if you're interested in booking a space for this year’s Forest of Dean Yoga and Midfulness Retreat, and also if you want a bed in shared rooms.

    If you are interested in Rob's approach to 'spiritual' yoga he has a Facebook page:

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    Places will be limited so do book early to avoid disappointment.

    Prices are £165 camping, £185 bed, inclusive of all food and drink from Friday eve to Sunday afternoon.

    Everyone is welcome!

    Ffi or booking, contact robsimpson32@hotmail.com Tel: 0790 3940694

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