An weekend of yoga
Explore flowing, dynamic sessions, yin and restorative practices and meditation, all woven around an overarching theme.
Arrival is from 4pm on Friday and the weekend formally starts with an evening yoga session followed by dinner. We will close with afternoon tea on Sunday.
We’ll enjoy a dynamic vinyasa flow yoga session every day with modifications throughout for different levels. There will be time to break down more challenging postures and explore details and variations.
In the afternoons we’ll balance the morning flow with a calming yin and restorative yoga practice where there’s a chance to stay with each pose for longer and explore any physical or mental experience, bringing consciousness into a calm, meditative space.
Sessions will include pranayama, some yoga philosophy, guided meditation and a long, deep yoga nidra (yogic sleep) – a guided relaxation practice to bring about complete physical, mental and emotional ease.
The yoga studio overlooks the beautiful courtyard and countryside. While some mats are provided it’s a great idea to bring your own. Please also bring any props you might need like belts, blocks or bricks.
Potash Barns consists of a set of beautiful and lovingly converted Grade II listed farm buildings, offering 4 star Farm Stay rated twin accommodation.
The setting is intimate with space for only 13 people and the hosts are incredibly welcoming and friendly. There’s plenty of communal space to lounge around, relax, read & chat, plus 3 kitchens and bathrooms (shared by a maximum of 4 people each).
Two ensuite single rooms may be available at the neighbours.
There will be a light breakfast with bread, jam and fruit for those who want and yummy homecooked vegetarian brunch, afternoon tea & cake and dinner. Fruit & tea are available between meals. The retreat will be alcohol free so we can focus on our practice for the weekend.
Some feedback from previous retreats at Potash Barns
Thank you so much for such an interesting, enjoyable, exhilarating yet peaceful weekend. I truly loved all of it! So much to take away from one weekend.Dan
I really like your approach and find your calming energy radiating around the room just amazing. Your calming voice is very comforting, and yet you remain clear and composed, explaining each new move or next set of instructions so incredibly clearly.Sylvie
Interesting topics which really made practical sense in combination with the yoga sessions. The yoga studio was really wonderful - the views, the peacefulness and the sunsets were beautiful.Sarah M.
Asana, breathing, history and philosophy were brilliantly themed through the lessons. It was obvious that everything had been thoroughly prepared but it all still came across with a gentle passion and enthusiasm.Robert
I couldn't think of anything I would change about the retreat, it was truly a great weekend. Studio was perfect, nice floor, lighting, views. Food was delicious and plentiful.Jenny
I loved all of the pranayama breathing techniques you taught us, and have taken these away with me since last weekend, frequently using the nostril one at work, in moments of total stress.Sylvie
The people i was sharing with were wonderful and made me feel welcomed. The studio has a great view. I loved overlooking the green with animals.Junko
Location & getting there
Potash Barns is located in Brundish, a secluded spot near Framlingham, amidst the quiet beauty of rural mid Suffolk and surrounded by beautiful gardens and fields. There will be time to explore the area – there are some lovely walks around Potash Barns and the coast is only 12 miles away.
Find out more: potashbarns.co.uk
Potash Barns is easily reached by train from London Liverpool street (90min to Diss + a taxi ride to Brundish). A pick up can be organised by our hosts for £25 (maximum 4 people) or you can pre-book a taxi from the station. Please let me know if you intend to drive and are happy to offer a lift.
Booking and Payment
The retreat costs £345 per person (based on 2 people sharing a room – I’m happy to pair you). A deposit of £100 will hold your space with the balance due 7 weeks before the retreat. Payments can be made by bank transfer (my preferred option) or cash. Please note that I will not be able to refund any payments if you’re unable to join unless the retreat is fully booked and I can find someone else to take your place.
All yoga classes, 2 nights accommodation and food & drinks.
What’s not included
Travel to Potash Barns. Please arrange appropriate travel insurance for the retreat, as you would for any holiday.
Please read the Terms & Conditions before booking