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essence & flow:

a weekend yoga retreat

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essence & flow: weekend yoga retreat

Explore the calm of resting in essence with the vitality of allowing for flow. Our 2020 UK Yoga Retreat is dedicated to promoting a settling in the formlessness of awareness, and the zest of fluid, flowing being. This year's yoga weekend will take place at the luxurious Lighthouse Barn, a beautiful property set amidst 70 acres of rolling, serene Derbyshire Dales with the secluded location setting the tone for a retreat dedicated to your sense of wellbeing.


Led by two teachers, Charlene McAuley and Christoph Seiland, the weekend is geared around allowing you to completely reset and rejuvenate with practices including Yoga, meditation, somatic, and embryological exploration. So much of life is spent meeting a deadline and constant doing that taking a period of time to stop can feel near impossible. Perhaps you even feel like relaxing is just another thing on your to-do list! essence & flow  is about being supported in a nurturing environment to reconnect with your timeless essence and ever-present flow.


Over the weekend, you’ll be taught yoga, enjoy wholesome organic food, and given time to do whatever you need to do in order to reset. 


The Friday evening yoga class will be a restoring practice to allow a sense of ‘arriving’ and settling. Led by Charlene, the session will soothe weary muscles and an end-of-working-week mind with a somatic practice. Teaching the revitalising Embodied Yoga, Charlene will guide you through the Saturday and Sunday morning practice to energetically begin the day, placing the mind within the body. After our Saturday afternoon walk, Charlene and Christoph will take you through a yoga, somatic and relaxation practice to rest and reboot your nervous system. 


All sessions begin with a short meditation. 


Food is vegetarian with vegan options available with most ingredients organic and sourced from Unicorn Cooperative Grocery, Chorlton. All rooms have en-suite facilities with additional toilets available in the building. A small selection of rooms can accommodate groups of 3, two rooms are singles and all other rooms based on 2 sharing. 


Price and Booking

What's included:

4 yoga/somatic and meditation classes

5 meals

Cake and tea on arrival

Guided walk

Use of yoga equipment

What's not included:

Transport (car sharing can be facilitated)


Soft drinks and wine, but feel free to bring your own

Simply click 13/11/20 in the calendar to begin booking



Room based on 2 to 3 sharing: £270

Single room: £370

Deposit: £100 - final balance to be paid: 2/10/20

essence & flow: weekend yoga retreat

(times are approximate)



4:30pm    Arrivals

6:00pm    Yoga for arriving and resetting

7:30pm    Dinner



7:45am    Meditation and Pranayama

8:00am    Embodied Yoga 

10:00am    Breakfast

11:00am    Free time

1:30pm    Lunch

2:15pm    Walk

4:30pm    Restore & Relax Yoga

7:00pm    Dinner



7:45am    Meditation and Pranayama

8:00am    Embodied Yoga

9:45am    Breakfast/Brunch

11:00am        Departures


Any queries, don’t hesitate to get in touch at

Simply click 13/11/20 in the calendar to begin booking

Cancellations and refunds

Deposits paid are non-refundable, therefore, any cancellations will not include a return of the deposit. Should a cancellation be made 8 weeks prior to the retreat start date, you will receive a refund of monies paid minus the deposit and 10 percent administration charge. All cancellations after the 8 week period will not be returned unless your place is filled in which case you will receive a refund of monies paid minus the deposit and 20 percent administration charge.

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