• Forest of Dean Yoga Retreat - 2018

    15-17th June at Ragmans Lane Farm

    You are warmly invited to the Forest of Dean Yoga Retreat for another weekend of healing yoga, mindfulness and meditation in the beautiful Wye valley. This weekend, nearest the Summer Solstice is an opportunity to revitalise, reconnect with yourself and others who share the path, to honour body, mind and spirit. It will be led by Rob Simpson and Heather Buchan who are both fully qualified and experienced teachers of 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 Bhakti Yoga chanting for emotional wellbeing, as well as short talks and sharing spaces where we can discuss yoga philosophy and psychology in a down to earth and practical way 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 gorgeous wooden floored hall, very light and airy. If you'd prefer to sleep indoors rather than camp, the 'Bunkhouse' has 13 beds in all - a 6 bed dorm, a room with 2 sets of bunk beds and 3 single beds on a mezzanine. There is also a comfortable chill out space for evening gatherings as well as space outside where we can sit around a fire under the stars. 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, you can arrive anytime after midday and enjoy the idyllic surroundings. We will gather for dinner at 7pm and sometime after 9 pm 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. Our closing circle will be after Sunday lunch around 2 pm. 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.

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

    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