WAREHAM is a Saxon town. Beastewell is Medieval, and the farm where the retreats are held is listed in the Domesday Book. It is on North Bestwall Road (a corruption of Beastewell) I love the old name Beastewell, it brings to mind happy healthy animals drinking at the nearby river. Deer roam the fields throughout the year. Every night I see them in the field behind the garden, where we are planting a Bluebell woodland. I wanted to give them places to hide and feel safe. When I ask people what their dream peaceful environment would be, the idea of a bluebell wood comes up a lot. We are also 20 minutes from the excellent beaches of Studland, Swanage, Lulworth, and Poole.
Ever since I started teaching yoga ten years ago I dreamed of creating a sanctuary where people could hide and feel safe too. Where we could re-balance the elements in our bodies with nutritious food, yoga, and company. Where we could be playful and in touch with nature. Where we could have time to think and be, and intuit our priorities. It’s been ten years of saving up, searching, travelling the south coast and Wales, and eventually discovering the beautiful Fourfields Barn (Which I call Beastewell on account of its history) Over the last 14 months work has been continuous to bring Beastewell to its role as that sanctuary. I planted a vegetable and herb garden, got the barn walls and beams spanking clean by professionals from Devon, had heated floors laid out in both the yoga barn and the games barn by a great local contractor, and made sure the rooms in the house are as comfortable as possible.
Beastewell is only made meaningful when it is shared, and you are always welcome. The next retreat is from AFTER NOON SUNDAY 24 MAY – BEFORE NOON THURSDAY 28 MAY
For this Nourishing Yoga Retreat we are working with the moon phase to instil great habits.
Sunday 12 noon start to arrive & explore/ 3 pm tea/ 4 pm Vinyasa/ 5 pm Gong Bath/ 7pm supper/ 9pm Celestial Communication
Monday 8 am Vinyasa/ 9:30 am shake & brunch/ 12 noon Restorative Yoga with singing bowls/ 2 pm Kundalini/ 3 pm beach or walk/ 7 pm supper/ 9 pm celestial communication
Tuesday 7:30 am Vinyasa/ 9:00 am shake & brunch/ 11 am beach or walk/ 4 pm Kundalini/ 5 pm Yoga Nidra/ 7 pm supper/ 9 pm Celestial Communication
Wednesday 7 am Vinyasa/ 8:30 am shake & brunch/ 10:30 am beach or walk/ 3-6 pm Aerial Yoga sessions 7 pm supper/ 9 pm Celestial Communication
Thursday 6:30 am Vigorous Kundalini/ 8:30 am shake & brunch 10:30 Gong Bath/ Love & light Goodbye Circle.
Sunrise in May is about 5 am Sunset is about 9 pm
Full moon is May 7, New Moon May 22
Phase during the retreat will be new moon waxing.
It is a small group orientated retreat, so if you vote to alter the schedule we will. If you would like to take a picnic lunch to the beach you can. If you want to do the Mantras under starlight with a campfire you can.
There are lots of fluffy towels to take to the beach for your swims in the sea!
Full access to the kitchen: indeed, you are encouraged to participate in the food prep. All snacks and drinks from water to alcohol are included. Food is organic and vegan, some is grown in the kitchen garden.
The Yoga Beat retreats are boutique, relaxed, and if you enjoy tranquility but also like to have great conversation over dinner with like minded people, then this is for you.
This is a dog-friendly retreat.
Full Retreat, all inclusive £450.
Returning Retreaters have 10% discount automatically
Yogis who attend my classes have 5% discount
All are welcome, number of guests is limited to 6 (or 8 if there are any couples) so booking early is recommended.
For those who would like to drop-in it is £150 per night.
TEXT TO BOOK: 07402 126826