New Year's Yoga and Hiking Retreat

After the celebrations and excesses of the festive season, join Gillian on a mid-winter retreat to rest, restore and revive body and mind for the New Year 2019. Surrounded by  vast and ancient woodlands, the retreat takes place in Somerset in the luxurious setting of 42 Acres. This is an inspirational location perfect for easily connecting to nature, tuning in to your self and sharing a transformational weekend of hatha yoga, hiking, nourishing food and meditation practice alongside others.  



Practice yoga in the beautiful, heated yurt, enjoy meditation in the snug, and eat locally sourced, home-grown and home-cooked food prepared by the 42 Acres chef.  Sleep in gorgeous bedrooms, enjoy a massage and take time for your self in any of the beautiful resting places at the retreat. As usual, the number of participants is limited to guarantee individual attention and an intimate retreat. 


Rough Timetable

4th January

5pm: Arrival, welcome, show around and settle in
6pm: Opening circle
6.30-8pm: Restorative Yoga focusing on spinal release
8-10pm: Delicious vegetarian dinner

5th and 6th January

7-9am: Morning Meditation and Sunrise Yoga                                        
9.30am: Breakfast                                                                                                                                                                      
11.30-12.30: Silent yoga hike (optional)

10.30am - 2pm: silent yoga hike/ free time / opportunity for massages / longer walks / rest and relaxation

2-3.30pm: lunch

3.30-6pm Free Time/ massages/ longer walks/ rest and relaxation
6-7.30pm: Restorative Yoga focusing on spinal release
8-10pm: Dinner

7th January 

7-9am: Morning Meditation and Energising Sunrise Yoga

Closing circle

9am: Breakfast                                                                                                                 10am: Departure             



Night of 6th January

On the last night of the retreat, dance in the yurt, and enjoy the special winter's pleasure of gathering around a roaring bonfire; set your intentions for 2019 and commit them to the flames. 


Price includes 20% VAT

£499 per person for triple room ensuite

£449 per person for twin room shared bathroom 

£449 per person for a double room shared bathroom 

£499 per person for a double room ensuite  

£599 for a private room

Many people come on yoga retreats alone so there is nothing to worry about, most rooms are sharing options and everyone always leaves having made really good friends. This is a highly sought after retreat venue and promises to be magical.  Each room is slightly different with its own special charm, and the house is appointed to the highest standards, it is stunning.

Getting There

42 Acres is about a 2.5 hour drive from London and there is a car park if you wish to drive. The nearest stations are:
Gillingham (Dorset) 17 mins by car (direct trains from London)
Frome 19 mins by car
Castle Cary 24 mins by car
Westbury 33 mins by car (direct trains from London)
Bath Spa 45 mins by car (direct trains from London)
I will set up a whatsapp group nearer the time for people to share taxis.