Prices include accommodation, meals and tuition unless otherwise stated

Yoga, Massage, & Walking Weekends

Nordic Walking and Yoga Weekend

Date:
Fri 29 – Sun 31 March
Price:
£175 (Veranda room), £195 (House room)
with…
Melanie Mackintosh and Claire Parnell

Nordic walking is a good workout, very sociable, and a wonderful and social way of seeing and enjoying the great outdoors!

Whether you are a beginner or already familiar with Nordic Walking and Yoga, this is a weekend for you!

Nordic Walking was first developed in the 1930s in Finland for the Olympic Ski squad as a way of keeping fit in the summer months. It soon became popular throughout Europe, arriving in Britain in 2000. Since then it has become increasingly popular as a very effective way to keep fit and enjoy the outdoors.

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience. Its technique is similar to the upper-body action of classic cross country skiing. The poles propel you forward and act as stabilisers at the same time, taking strain off joints and helping to improve your posture.

Yoga too is a workout that improves your joints, muscles, and posture. And in our lovely sun-filled oak-beamed Yoga Hayloft, is also very enjoyable.

Melanie Mackintosh took up Nordic Walking as a way of keeping fit when she retired from front line General Practice and soon became an enthusiast for its health benefits and accessibility for anyone who can walk. Melanie is a trained instructor with British Nordic Walking. Claire Parnell is an experienced Personal Trainer, Sports Therapist, and Teacher of a gentle style of Hatha Yoga.

Note: Walking poles and yoga mats are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Make sure you bring walking shoes, and ideally, a small day pack to hold water bottle, waterproofs and any layers you might peel off during your walk.

Booking has closed for this event

2019 Yoga Weekends: Nordic Walking and Yoga 29–31 Mar, Yoga and Massage 26–28 April, Iyengar Yoga 31 May-2 June, Yoga and Walking 12–14 July, Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend 23–26 August, Iyengar Yoga 6–8 September.

Yoga and Massage

Date:
Fri 26 – Sun 28 April
Price:
£175 (Veranda room), £195 (House room)
with…
Mary Mcinerney and Mary Maguire

A chance to unwind and be rejuvenated!

Yoga works not only on the body but also calms and sharpens the mind and leads to all-round alertness.

Iyengar Yoga will be taught 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 countryside. 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 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. Departures during the afternoon, from about 3pm.

Group size: up to about 12.

Booking has closed for this event

2019 Yoga Weekends: Nordic Walking and Yoga 29–31 Mar, Yoga and Massage 26–28 April, Iyengar Yoga 31 May-2 June, Yoga and Walking 12–14 July, Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend 23–26 August, Iyengar Yoga 6–8 September.

Iyengar Yoga Weekend

Date:
Fri 31 May – Sun 2 June
Price:
£175 (Veranda room), £195 (House room)
with…
Dave Dayes

Iyengar Yoga will be taught in a way that is suited to those who already have some experience of yoga.

Dave’s aim is to challenge students to make progress on their poses and come out of their comfort zone, but the general atmosphere is light-hearted and fun! When a student goes up into headstand for the first time we all share in their sense of achievement and joy. He recognises that everyone develops at their own pace and aims to teach with compassion and empathy.

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

Group size: up to about 12.

Price includes accommodation, meals and tuition. During the weekend, Lisa will be offering a sensatinal HOT STONE FUSION massage treatement. Hot Stones are therapeutic and soothing for the body. Muscular tension will melt, and knots be ironed out. Lisa will give you a focused treatment, tailored to your needs. A one hour treatment costs £45, and is bookable in advance directly with Lisa:

Booking has closed for this event

2019 Yoga Weekends: Nordic Walking and Yoga 29–31 Mar, Yoga and Massage 26–28 April, Iyengar Yoga 31 May-2 June, Yoga and Walking 12–14 July, Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend 23–26 August, Iyengar Yoga 6–8 September.

Yoga and Walking

Date:
Fri 12 – Sun 14 July
Price:
£175 (Veranda room), £195 (House room)
with…
Mary Mcinerney and Farm residents

A chance to unwind and be rejuvenated!

Yoga works not only on the body but also calms and sharpens the mind and leads to all-round alertness.

Iyengar Yoga will be taught 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 a walk on the Wiltshire Downs, and a local walk leaving from the farm.

On Saturday there will be a morning yoga class, followed by a hearty brunch. Then there will be a walk on the Wiltshire Chalk Downs (about 4/5 miles). We will return to the farm for tea and cake, followed by a restorative yoga session. In the evening, our rustic sauna will be available.

On Sunday morning, there will be an early morning Pranayama class, followed by breakfast, then, a short local walk, followed by an asana class, and then a late lunch. Departures during the afternoon, from about 3pm.

Massages with Mary Maguire can be booked at a cost of £35, (payable to Mary during the weekend)

Group size: up to about 12.

Booking has closed for this event

2019 Yoga Weekends: Nordic Walking and Yoga 29–31 Mar, Yoga and Massage 26–28 April, Iyengar Yoga 31 May-2 June, Yoga and Walking 12–14 July, Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend 23–26 August, Iyengar Yoga 6–8 September.

Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend

Date:
Fri 23 – Mon 26 August
Price:
£195 (Veranda room), £225 (Farmhouse room)
with…
Mary Mcinerney and Mary Maguire

This is a much-requested, one-day-longer version of the Yoga and Massage Weekend!

A chance to unwind and be rejuvenated!

Yoga works not only on the body but also calms and sharpens the mind and leads to all-round alertness.

Iyengar Yoga will be taught 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 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

2019 Yoga Weekends: Nordic Walking and Yoga 29–31 Mar, Yoga and Massage 26–28 April, Iyengar Yoga 31 May-2 June, Yoga and Walking 12–14 July, Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend 23–26 August, Iyengar Yoga 6–8 September.

Iyengar Yoga Weekend

Date:
Fri 6 – Sun 8 September
Price:
£175 (Veranda room), £195 (House room)
with…
Dave Dayes

Iyengar Yoga will be taught in a way that is suited to those who already have some experience of yoga.

Dave’s aim is to challenge students to make progress on their poses and come out of their comfort zone, but the general atmosphere is light-hearted and fun! When a student goes up into headstand for the first time we all share in their sense of achievement and joy. He recognises that everyone develops at their own pace and aims to teach with compassion and empathy.

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

Group size: up to about 12.

Price includes accommodation, meals and tuition. During the weekend, Lisa will be offering a sensatinal HOT STONE FUSION massage treatement. Hot Stones are therapeutic and soothing for the body. Muscular tension will melt, and knots be ironed out. Lisa will give you a focused treatment, tailored to your needs. A one hour treatment costs £45, and is bookable in advance directly with Lisa:

Book Iyengar Yoga Weekend

2019 Yoga Weekends: Nordic Walking and Yoga 29–31 Mar, Yoga and Massage 26–28 April, Iyengar Yoga 31 May-2 June, Yoga and Walking 12–14 July, Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend 23–26 August, Iyengar Yoga 6–8 September.

Yoga and Massage

Date:
Fri 18 – Sun 20 October
Price:
£175 (Veranda room), £195 (House room)
with…
Mary Mcinerney and Mary Maguire

A chance to unwind and be rejuvenated!

Yoga works not only on the body but also calms and sharpens the mind and leads to all-round alertness.

Iyengar Yoga will be taught 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 countryside. 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 to relax around the wood burning stove, or campfire.

On Sunday morning, the programme will be the same as Saturday.

Departures during the afternoon, from about 3pm.

Group size: up to about 12.

Book October Yoga and Massage

2019 Yoga Weekends: Nordic Walking and Yoga 29–31 Mar, Yoga and Massage 26–28 April, Iyengar Yoga 31 May-2 June, Yoga and Walking 12–14 July, Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend 23–26 August, Iyengar Yoga 6–8 September.

Yoga, Massage, & Walking Dates 2019

Fri 29 – Sun 31 Mar

Nordic Walking and Yoga Weekend

Fri 26 – Sun 28 Apr

Yoga and Massage

Fri 31 May – Sun 2 Jun

Iyengar Yoga

Fri 12 – Sun 14 Jul

Yoga and Walking

Fri 23 – Mon 26 Aug

Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Sep

Iyengar Yoga

Fri 18 – Sun 20 Oct

Yoga and Massage

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