Dartmoor river

Women’s Nurturing Retreat

with Lucie Minne

Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November 2020

Lupins on our walk on Dartmoor Bala Brook

Following the last years successful Women’s retreats, we can again offer a space to unwind and reconnect with your inner source of being in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The program will support the nurturing of ourselves through yoga, both empowering and restorative, deep rest, breathing exercises and meditation. There will be some periods of silence providing a precious opportunity to find the still place within. And the imaginative vegetarian food created by our cook Polly is always a delicious and important part of a truly nurturing weekend!

At Bala Brook we are surrounded by nature and there will be opportunities to explore the atmospheric landscape of Dartmoor or you can choose to relax, be still and soak in the innate peace of this special place.

Yoga. Lucie’s teaching is influenced by different strands of Hatha Yoga to create a session that builds strength and flexibility in a graceful way. She blends posture work and relaxation in an harmonizing wholeness with emphasis on mindfulness – opening up to the innate joy and peace at the source of our being. Lucie teaches regular classes, one to one sessions and workshops in south Devon since 2002. During the last few years also much appreciated retreats at Bala Brook. All levels are welcome but to benefit most it is advisable to have some basic experience of yoga.

Food. Polly grew up on a Devon smallholding and has had a keen interest in food – both growing and cooking – from an early an early age. She chose the vegetarian road in her early teens and has been experimenting on her family ever since! Polly cooks regularly at Bala Brook and some recent quotes include

“The food worked really well, it was delicious”
“I felt really nurtured”
and ”Thanks for all your delicious food and heartfelt presence on the retreat”.

Cost includes accommodation, all meals, refreshments and tuition.
Single rooms: £305 en suite, £260 shared bathroom.
Twin rooms: £290 en suite, £260 shared bathroom.
Deposit £100 non-refundable.
There will be a maximum of 14 guests.

Typical Daily Schedule
(times and activities may change)

7:30 Meditation and breathing exercises
8:00 Breakfast
9.15 Mindfulness walk
10:15-12:00 Yoga
12:30 Lunch
13:00 Time to explore the area or rest
15:30-16:30 Tea
16:45-18:00 Yoga, restorative
18:30 Supper
20:00 Evening program