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Polly & Mark


3 Night Easter weekend Schedule

2017 Schedule



  14- 17 April (Easter) 


  3 nights     Places available


The latest addition to our venue portfolio, 42 Acres is a self-proclaimed space for inner transformation, set in the middle of a Somerset valley. Alongside 15 other guests you’ll indulge in yoga and meditation, healthy feasts prepared by the in-house chef, a Saturday night bonfire and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of 700 acres of ancient forest that surround this one of a kind venue. 

Location

42 acres, Witham Friary, Frome,
Somerset, BA11 5HL, UK


 

 

yoga retreat at 42 acres somerset

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You're welcome to join us from 4pm on the Friday and the retreat finishes just after 11am on Monday.
FRIDAY
Feel free to arrive  any time from 4pm, where herbal tea and healthy snacks will await you. You'll also have access to your room right away. If it's a mad rush from work, don't panic. Just get to us when you can, even if you miss yoga and get to us for dinner, that's fine. See below for suggested travel times. 
7-8.15pm: Evening Yoga to arrive & ground.
8.15pm: 3 course feast.

​SATURDAY
8-10am: Dynamic morning Yoga
10.15am: Brunch, then free time. Choose to have a leisurely soak in the bath, curl up in the snug with a book or explore the stunning Somerset surroundings. 
1.30-2.30pm: Posture Clinic. Dumb-founded by downward dog? Confused by crow pose? Delve in to the detail of popular yoga poses, with Charlie's in-depth alignment cues and anatomical knowledge.
2.30pm: Light lunch, followed by free time
5.30-7pm: Evening Yin & Restorative Yoga
7.15pm: Dinner (3 courses)
8.30pm-9.30pm: Gather outside around a 2.5m bonfire. 

​​Treatments

Treat yourself to a pampering massage  with one of wonderful holistic therapists in a dedicated treatment room on site. Treatments incur an extra cost of £30 for 30 mins or £45 for 60 mins to be paid directly to the therapist and will be scheduled in free time over the weekend. 

 

Travel

 If travelling by train we suggest getting the train to Castle Cary (24 mins away in a taxi) or Gillingham, Dorset (17 mins away in a taxi). In order for guests to share the cost of taxis from the train station, we recommend booking the following trains:
Good Friday
Waterloo to Gillingham:

14.20 - Arrive 16.16 OR 15.20 - Arrive 17.16 OR 15.50 - Arrive 17.47 OR 16.20 - Arrive 18.16

Paddington to Castle Cary:

15.00 - Arrive 16.41 OR 17.00 - Arrive 18.45

 

Easter Monday

​Gillingham to Waterloo: 11.51 - Arrive 13.49

Castle Cary to Paddington: 09.42 Arrive 11.20 OR 12.31 Arrive 14.20.

 

Your retreat team

Accommodation

You’ll stay in the main house, which was originally built as the dairy farm in the 1800s and has since been renovated using natural, sustainable methods. The team behind 42 Acres pride themselves on working with the land and her natural resources, so expect to find reclaimed materials throughout the main house and use renewable, self-generated power. Accommodation options range from luxe dorms to a super king en-suites, to suit a variety of budgets. Wherever you lay your head, you’ll be guaranteed a luxurious cosy bedroom complete with fluffy towels, hair dryers and organic toiletries. There are also plenty of communal spaces, such as the library, snug and reading space to relax during down-time.

 

Yoga

Yoga will be taught  by Polly Mason both incredibly inspiring and nurturing vinyasa flow, yin and restorative yoga teachers with an infectious enthusiasm for all things yoga and wellbeing. On this retreat we go deep! We’ll start the day with dynamic vinyasa flow classes, before winding down for some hatha and yin yoga come the evening. They’ll also be plenty of opportunities for some meditation too. Throughout the course of the weekend’s yoga and meditation, your teachers will take you on a journey of the chakras, working with the subtle energies of the body to bring you in to a state of balance and back home to yourself.

Food
Food will be prepared by in-house, local chef, Mark Mabon. A self-taught, 20 year explorer of world good and health systems, Mark draws on a deep and practical knowledge of healing with whole, nourishing foods. All food will be hand-made from fresh ingredients and lovingly prepared in the relaxed, sunny atmosphere of the farm kitchen. Expect organic, local and seasonal ingredients in this 100% sugar-free kitchen. 

 

 


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Prices
Super king Master En-Suite - With walk in dressing room and a beautiful view of the 42 Acres landscape. This master suite room also has a large ensuite bathroom has a standalone bath, walk in shower and plenty of room to wander about in!   ​

3 nights: £625 single occupancy or £1,100 for 2 people.  (Sold out Easter weekend)

 

King Room - A Moroccon – inspired King sized bedroom,  sharing a bathroom (with bath) with one other room. 

3 nights: £575 single occupancy or £900 for 2 people

 

Double En-suite -  An elegant double room with en suite shower room.
3 nights:  £575 single occupancy or £900 for 2 people

 

Twin En-suite - Cosy twin rooms with luxurious soft furnishings, reading lights and your own 2 bathroom.

3 nights: £475 pp

 

Twin Room - Cosy twin rooms with luxurious soft furnishings. Sharing a bathroom with one other room.
3 nights: £395 pp

 

Luxe Dorm - Dorms like never before: Skylights, exposed beams and three small double futons, each with a partition in between for privacy. There is a large adjacent bathroom with a standalone bath with

a shower head.

3 nights: £395 pp . (sold out Easter weekend)



Booking
We currently have places available for all our Somerset Easter yoga retreats. You can secure your space by emailing us  for our bank details and booking forms, specifying what bed and price you'd like. Alternativelyfill out the adjacent 'Book me in' form and we'll email you. 


SUNDAY
8.30-10.15am: Morning Sun Salutations, Dynamic Yoga & Meditation
10.15am: Breakfast
12.00-2pm: Foraging walk in the wilderness and permaculture discussion
2.30pm: Light lunch
4.00-5.30pm: Mandala creating and meditation
7.15pm: Dinner (3 courses)
9.00pm: Yoga Nidra


MONDAY
8-8.30am Silent meditation walk
8.30-10.15am: Yoga Therapeutics
10.15am: Breakfast
11am: Home time