August 2021

August Working Weekend

Date:
Fri 6 – Sun 8 Sep
Price:
No charge

This is a chance to get to know the farm, turn your hand to old jobs and new, enjoy good company and good food too!

An opportunity to have bright ideas by the compost heap, happy talk in the hen house, and cool chat in the kitchen. Join us to prove that many hands make light work and that today’s stranger is tomorrow’s friend.

Our Working Weekends are run in the beautiful spirit of the WWOOF organisation: we feed and accommodate you, you work, with us.

For more information on WWOOF, see www.wwoof.org.uk.

Book August Working Weekend

The Lower Shaw Farm Family Activity Holiday

Date:
Sun 15 – Sun 22 August
Price:
Adult £360 • Child £225
with…
Lower Shaw Farm residents and friends

This is a week for people of all ages. We will do things, make things, and have a lot of fun.

Mornings are likely to be spent art and crafting it in the big shed, while the afternoons will be filled with games, outings, and walking trips.

Evenings will find us round the campfire, telling tales or reading a good book, together, singing songs, and watching stars. And those are only the official bits! The rest is determined by who comes, who connects, and who makes things happen. In the past this has included juggling, philosophy, board games galore, origami, creative writing, pizza making, a cabaret, campfire cooking, walks, yoga, sauna, riding on the vintage red tractor, and lots more!

This is a perennially popular high-summer week of high action and laid back inaction. Children experience both freedom and structure, while adults can enjoy the companionship of other adults, as well as having fun and learning new skills alongside their children.

The week begins after 4pm on Sunday 15th, and ends mid-morning on Sunday 22rd August.

Book August Family Activity Holiday

Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend

Date:
Fri 27 – Mon 30 August
Price:
£195 veranda room, £225 room in main house
with…
Mary Mcinerney and Mary Maguire

A chance to unwind and be rejuvenated!

Yoga will be taught in the Iyengar style in a way that is suited to beginners and more experienced practitioners. The classes will focus on postures to improve flexibility, strength, and balance.

The weekend will also include sessions on giving and receiving a relaxing and toning massage, covering different areas of the body.

On Saturday there will be an early morning Pranayama (breath control) class, then following breakfast, a two hour asana (postures) class, and a massage class. After lunch the options are to relax at the farm, use the super rustic sauna, or go on a led walk in the local area. In the late afternoon there is a restorative asana session, and a massage class.

In the evening there will be either a guided meditation, or foot baths, or time for a sauna, or to relax around the wood burning stove, or campfire.

On Sunday morning, the programme will be the same as Saturday’s, with a late lunch, then on Monday there will be early morning Pranayama, and a last Asana Yoga session.

Departures during Monday afternoon, from about 3pm.

Group size: up to about 12.

Book Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend

2021 Yoga Weekends: Yoga and Massage 9–11 April, Yoga and Walking 18–20 June, Yoga and Massage 23–25 July, Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend 27–30 August, Yoga Weekend 17–19 September.

August 2021 Events

Fri 6 – Sun 8

Working Weekend

Sun 15 - Sun 22

Lower Shaw Farm Family Activity Holiday

Fri 27 – Mon 30

Yoga & Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend

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