WEEKEND RETREATS | YOGA
STOODLEIGH COURT COACH HOUSE
Restorative Yoga Retreats
in Rural Devon
Relax and unwind in the rolling hills and of Mid Devon, come and spend a weekend getaway in the peaceful rural setting with this three-night yoga retreat for mind, body and soul. Leave the hustle and bustle of daily life behind and join a nurturing, revitalising, and deeply restoring weekend retreat hosted by StoodleighStays in collaboration with ExmoorYoga. Come and enjoy a real treat!
Your hosts are really looking forward to meeting you & welcoming you to Stoodleigh Court Coach House Yoga Retreat. There will be plenty of time throughout the weekend to chat with Claire about this approach to yoga and how it applies to us in our lives. These retreats are designed to be small and personalised to those attending. The aim of the Friday meet and chat is to find out what you are hoping to learn or develop in yourself by coming along to the weekend. It might be that you have particular physical goals in mind or it might be that you need some calm and quiet or time to create order in your mind. The hope is that with this understanding of what everyone is hoping to develop, Claire can tailor the sessions to meet everyone’s needs. The sessions will all be structured but informal to allow for discussion, learning and a giggle too! The more everyone asks, the more we will all get out of the weekend. And of course, with this relaxed nature or format, there is always scope to adapt according to how everyone is finding the session. In summary… it will be a weekend of fun, relaxed but hopefully personally challenging (in a good way!) yoga and suited entirely to you and those joining with you!
• Restore and revitalise over the weekend so you leave feeling refreshed and energised
• Energising yoga in the morning and restorative in the afternoon, held outdoor where possible
• Walk in the scenic local countryside with views to Dartmoor and Exmoor
• Meet and spend time with like-minded people
• Enjoy a unique form of Hatha yoga which focuses on developing our sense of self
• Relax in the hot tub each evening before dinner
• Fresh and delicious seasonal vegetarian healthy and energising meals daily
• 3 nights’ accommodation
• Evenings around the fire pit with hot cocoa (or the log burner on colder evenings)
• Sleep in beautifully designed rooms all with ensuite bathrooms
• Group size: 4-6 participants
• Activities take place outside where possible.
This retreat is suitable for those new to yoga, or to this approach, or for those who are keen to refresh the core asanas in greater depth. We will focus the retreat around the asanas that make up the sun prayer which include, the half moon, the cobra, downward dog but we will also explore lots of twisted positions such as the sitting twist, the twisted triangle and fun balancing positions such as the tree. We will work on clearly picturing each asana, shaping our bodies with an open consciousness and developing our will power, throughout the retreat. The discussion on Saturday evening will focus on how this form of yoga can help us to develop our sense of self and guidance over our life – quite a big topic that will hopefully spark lots of intrigue and discussion! The content of each session throughout the retreat will always be tailored to the group and different options will be given so that everyone is challenged to the right degree.
Stoodleigh Court Coach House, located less than two miles from the A361 North Devon Link Road, ideally placed between Tiverton and Exmoor, 15 minutes from the J27 of the M5, is a gorgeous Victorian stone Coach House built in 1881. Easily accessible by car and a short taxi ride away from Tiverton Parkway train station.
Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
The peaceful, tranquil setting makes Stoodleigh Court Coach House the perfect location for a rejuvenating and deeply restorative break to get away from it all. The Coach House is set amongst the beautiful mid Devon countryside with woodland & fields around it and being the highest point between Exmoor and Dartmoor there are breath-taking views in all directions to enjoy on all the nearby walks.
Relax during free time, go for a walk, and enjoy seasonal produce, or simply unwind in the yoga space and chill out areas: it’s up to you. Practice yoga in both indoor and outdoor spaces, in the sun, or under the cool shade of luscious trees when the weather is at its best.
The rooms are all luxurious, ensuite, warm, and cosy and complement the surroundings and traditional character of the Coach House. They have bed linen, towels, a kitchen for making teas and coffees plus free Wi-Fi (unless you’re including a digital detox in your weekend away).
yoga room • Breakfast/Dining Room • Lounge • Kitchen • Terrace • Hot tub
The following meals are included:
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
The following dietary requirements can be catered for:
Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten Free & Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements, please communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation
Relax in the hot tub each evening before dinner
Enjoy a 30 minute, relaxing and rejuvenating aromatherapy massage, Indian head massage or reflexology session that is included in your stay.
Aromatherapy massage is a very relaxing and calming treatment.. Aromatherapy oils extracted from flowers and plants are blended specifically for you into a massage blend to support the emotions and improve general health and well being. Beneficial for aiding many conditions such as anxiety, depression and stress related problems, joint and muscular aches and pains, supporting the immune system, poor circulation and many other conditions.
Indian Head Massage
Massage to the head neck and shoulders where tension can accumulate. Can be helpful in easing stress related symptoms such as stiff neck and shoulders, tight scalp and eyestrain. Massaging the scalp stimulates the flow of blood carrying nutrients to the hair follicles and can promote healthy hair growth and improve the hair condition. Nourishing oils can be applied to the hair and scalp if requested.
Reflexology works on the belief that energy channels run through the body and its systems and end in the feet at points called reflexes. During a reflexology treatment, pressure is applied to the reflexes on the feet to stimulate the energy flowing through the channels and their related body systems. An imbalance of energy flow can be felt in the reflexes as tender areas and can correspond to an imbalance of energy flowing through the body systems it supports. By applying pressure to these areas flow and balance can be restored. It is possible to treat a wide range of conditions in this way.
Arrive between 4 & 6pm and meet your yoga teacher and friends for the weekend over a relaxed evening drink followed by a pre-dinner gentle stretch and relaxation session to calm the mind and prepare for the weekend ahead. This is a good time to unwind and leave the stresses and tensions of the week behind.
9 – 10.30am yoga
10.30am hearty snacks
11.30am – 1pm yoga
1pm lunch is served for hungry tummies!
2.30pm yoga session or country walk depending on the weather
3.30pm relaxation time for treatments, soak in the hot tub or relax with a book
6.30pm dinner followed by a talk by Claire about how yoga can help us to guide us in our thinking and actions through our lives followed by sleeeeeep!
9 -10.30am yoga
10.30am delicious snacks
11.30am – 1pm yoga
1pm lunch is served
2.30pm yoga session or country walk depending on the weather
3.30pm relaxation time for treatments, soak in the hot tub or relax with friends
6.30pm dinner followed by relaxing and chatting then more sleep!
8am – 9am breakfast
10am goodbyes and checkout
A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
The remainder of the payment is due in full 2 months before the retreat and is non-refundable once paid unless the place can be filled so please ensure you have suitable travel insurance.
The organisers reserve the right to cancel the course and either refund or transfer the bookings if there are insufficient attendees. This will happen no later than 2 weeks before the workshop.