Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, or get in touch if you can’t see the answer to your query.
Can I chat to somebody to discuss which retreat is most suitable for me?
Absolutely! To discuss the retreat, teacher trainings, yoga or any health concerns, please call Anya on 07710 258 673258. For accommodation, venue or general enquiries please call Leonie on 07974 385 842.
Do I need to have experience to come on a retreat?
You do not need to have had any experience in yoga to attend our retreats. In fact, we often have complete beginners and seasoned practitioners attending the same retreat and everyone has the time of their lives. All the classes are designed to accommodate all levels.
I have dietary requirements: can you cater for me?
Our talented chef can accommodate all dietary needs. Please just make sure you let us know beforehand of any dietary requirements you have.
Do I need my own yoga mat?
Please feel free to bring your own yoga mat. We also have additional mats and other yoga equipment available.
Do people come alone?
Yes, people attend our retreats on their own. This is a great opportunity to make new friends or simply escape everyday life.
I’m coming alone but I’m happy to share a room, can you organise this?
We cannot guarantee this but we’ll try our best to match you up with a shared roommate.
How many people will there be on the retreat?
There are generally between 12 and 18 people on a retreat.
I went to a health farm once and it was very strict in terms of food and exercise. Will the retreat be like this?
Not at all. We want you to get the most out of the retreat so please feel free to make it your own and go at a pace which feels right for you.
Will the food be satisfying and sufficient?
We pride ourselves on providing an abundance of healthy food so you will not go hungry on our retreats; the meals are nourishing and served often enough that you should feel satisfied.
Can I bring my dog with me?
Occasionally we allow a very well-behaved dog to attend the retreat. Please contact us if you feel that your dog might fit the bill!
Are there any additional costs?
Everything is included on your retreat other than additional treatments which you may want to book.
Is there a spa or treatments that I can book during my stay?
Yes, please see our treatments page for more info.
What time does the retreat start/finish?
We start the retreats at 4pm on the arrival day and finish at 1pm on the departure date. Teacher training modules may differ from this.
Are the teachers certified?
All of our teachers and therapists are fully certified, highly skilled and experienced.
What is Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga?
Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga is a vinyasa flow yoga with a focus on optimised anatomy and biomechanics.
What is Yin yoga?
Restorative Yin Yoga is a gentler style that works on the fascia of the body and restorative yoga is a relaxing style of yoga, both of which will feature in our evening sessions.
Do I have to take part in all activities?
Please feel free to attend as many or as little of the activities on offer as you please.
I noticed there will be a candlelit dance session, what is this and do I have to dance?
This is a fun, non-compulsory dance session/moving meditation, to different styles of music in a candlelit studio. No experience necessary. You don’t have to dance but we reckon your feet will start moving!
Will my room be quiet?
All of our rooms are very peaceful and some of our rooms are very quiet. Please let us know on booking if you desire an especially quiet room and we will advise you of the best options.
Do I have to share a bathroom?
All of our rooms are ensuite, some with showers and some with showers and baths.
Can I drink alcohol?
We embrace everything in moderation. Whilst we do not advocate drinking a lot, if you would like to have a glass of wine with dinner, please feel free (however, on some retreats it won’t be appropriate).
Do you accept late arrivals?
Yes, just let us know when you will be arriving so we can be prepared to welcome you.
Can I come for just part of the retreat?
It is possible that you may attend part of the retreat if space permits. Please get in touch with us for details.
What do I need to bring?
Plenty of layers of comfortable clothes and good walking shoes, swimwear, toiletries and any personal affects you may need. Feel free to bring a book although we have a fabulous selection of reading available.
Which clothing do I need to bring?
Bring your walking boots, wellies, trainers and comfortable cloths. Your favourite workout gear if you are participating in any kind of activity. There are great hiking and running routes. Bring wet weather gear all year!
Allergies and sensitivities
All of our linen and towels are washed in eco laundry powder.
We ask that during classes visitors do not wear any highly scented perfumes.
All of our candles are non-scented.
How do I book a space?
To secure your space we require a 50% payment upon booking and the balance is due 6 weeks prior to the start date. Go to the booking page or call us. We accept PayPal or bank transfer.
How can I arrange transport from the station?
We use Steve : 07922 131 473
A & L – South Molten: 01769 572169
Smartway – North Tawton: 01837 880055
What happens if I need to cancel my booking?
Deposits are refundable up to 8 weeks prior to the retreat start date (less a £50 admin fee). After this refunds will only be made if your space can be filled.
Our pool is open from April until November. We suggest you bring a lightweight wetsuit if you are attending a winter retreat.
In summer bring a hat and sunscreen.
Water bottle – our water comes direct from our very own spring.