May Retreat

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In-person classes starting from September 15th!!!

Strict Covid-19 regulations in place including 2m mat spacing, using own equipment, hand santiser provided on entry, extra cleaning before and after each session, large and airy halls to keep us all safe as we move. £10 per class payable in advance for the 6 week term = £60.

Online classes, via YouTube, still running, also now on a termly basis. £7 per class payable in advance for the 6 week term  = £42

Keep safe, keep well and keep moving!

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These weekend Yoga Retreats for up to 11 people run from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon and are held in 2 large converted barns in a beautiful, peaceful location in North Devon, just over 2 hours drive from Gloucestershire.

The weekend includes:

. 5 Yoga sessions

  Yoga dance

  2 Meditation sessions

  Space for outdoor yoga with beautiful views of the Devon countryside ( weather permitting!)

  Delicious home cooked organic food.

  Exclusive use of heated indoor swimming pool.

10 spacious bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, plenty of room to go off and find your own space

  A choice of large dining areas and sitting areas.

  Peace and quiet on a family run farm with chickens, sheep and Aberdeen Angus cattle.

  Countryside walks right on the doorstep.

The 2020 Retreat will be held on May 15 - 17th. Prices from £320 - £385. These prices are based on single occupancy of all rooms as it seems most people like their privacy on Retreat. If, however, you are happy to share a room then prices can be reduced.

The different cost of the bedrooms will be as follows:

Large Double ensuite  £385

Twin with private bathroom £360

Double with shared bathroom £340

Twin with shared bathroom £320

Up to 4 non-yogis are also welcome to share any of the larger rooms and they would only have to add on the price of food for the w/e if eating with the group. I can only accommodate a maximum of 11 taking part in the yoga because of the size of the yoga space.

Reviews and comments for previous Devon Retreats:

Carol's yoga retreat provided the best way to get away from all the stresses and strains of my humdrum life. Carol was very inclusive, the other people on the course were all very friendly and there was also plenty of time to just enjoy my own company. The yoga was as good as ever with something for everyone, it was challenging but I was never made to feel I wasn't good enough. The setting was idyllic, my room very comfortable and the food amazing. Penny, May 2019

Thanks for yet another wonderful retreat, Carol.  Such a lovely setting for our rejuvenating, calming yoga, swimming, walking and of course eating of the superb food. Karen, May 2019

Carol’s Devon yoga retreat is an amazing experience. It is a fabulous location with good facilities. The planned activities build on her weekly classes but are accessible to all. The plan allows plenty of time to enjoy the area and the lovely food. Laramie, May 2019

"I had a truly magical time on the retreat. It was my first time going away like this on my own. It proved to be one of the best decisions I have ever made for both my mind and my body. Perfect destination with such beautiful surroundings and the food was wholesome and delicious. Carol is the most amazing teacher and Host. I came away feeling like I was floating on a cloud!" Joanna, May 2019

I would highly recommend Carol’s yoga retreat. It’s a very holistic, relaxed, calm and fun weekend. The teaching is superb catering for all levels, with options in the class for everyone. I love the pace and non- judgemental philosophy in the classes, full of mutual support. You are encouraged to give everything a try, but you can practise at your own level and finish feeling energised and happy. At the weekend, I felt a big glow of achievement and happiness. Well done Carol.xx

This was my first time at the Devon retreat.  It is a fantastic location and very comfortable accommodation with plenty of areas to relax between sessions.  The swimming pool was a bonus.  The food was excellent.  Overall very good value. (and the yoga wonderful, as always). Gill, May 2019

Reflecting on a fabulous yoga retreat with Carol Maguire in May 2016 I feel regenerated and have enjoyed my new found skill of meditation. Thank you for your skill and humour :) Susan C.

Quite a fabulous way to spend a week end, in  a perfect setting with panoramic views, wonderful barn for yoga sessions, meeting fellow yoga followers, eating great organic food from the farm, cooked by the passionate owner/chef Anne. Memories of extraordinary curry and lemon posset, home made cakes and bread. 5 yoga sessions with meditation in the garden. (weather only permitted part of a session outside)Walks through farmland, bluebell woods and Devon roads, not forgetting Puddington Bottom, swimming ('indoor pool) quiet times and plenty of talking. Good break from social media too.Big thanks to all, especially Anne, Phil, Anne's mother and above all Carol. Sally, May 2017xx

A safe & peaceful retreat with Carol's usual magical, humorous touch. The location leant itself perfectly to the spirit of the weekend. Surrounded by the countryside and wildlife it was easy to become absorbed and soothed. The outdoor yoga was my highlight, bliss. I loved the yoga dance too. Uplifting, fun and good exercise as a bonus. Can't fault the weekend, fab, fab, fab. Elaine W, 2018 x x

I had a fabulous time.  It was a real treat to spend time just being and with such amazing company in such wonderful surroundings.I liked the easiness of it all, that you could be in company or be on your own, join in or not.  I loved the yoga sessions and that, for almost the 1st time ever, I got to the end of a session and wondered where the time had gone!  Loved my 1st ever dabble with meditation.  I enjoyed my walking in that area which is truly gorgeous.  May 2016, Laramie G.   

Thank you for an amazing experience on my first ever Yoga Retreat! Not the last I hope!! Next time I would like the it to last longer & maybe give Yoga Dance another go.... Anne  McT. May 2016

“I am so pleased that I came along. Loved everything about the whole experience. Great classes, great company, great weather, great food, great accommodation, great venue, great pool, great access to the heart of the local natural environment, great reboot and recharge – time to be!!”Thanks Carol for making this event possible. Babs Powell .  

It was a great experience, wonderful place, calm and tranquil with a good group of people and with a relaxed but helpful teacher as always! Richard M.

I attended the Devon yoga weekend after being promised yoga, beautiful surroundings and delicious food and cake... and I wasn't disappointed!   There were five yoga sessions which all offered something slightly different whilst building on the previous session.   In between sessions there was the opportunity to go for a swim or explore the local countryside and of course eat and enjoy lots of good company.  A real treat!  I am already looking forward to next year... :-) Thanks again for a lovely weekend. Sharon C.