August 8th – 10th 2014 (2 nights)
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This is a Gold Buddha rating
Our Oxford yoga retreat, near Bicester, is set in a pretty little village in the heart of Oxfordshire. Be prepared to be spoilt in our luxurious and sumptuous pad. Rooms recently refurbished, relax in splendor and comfort and feel like you really are looking after yourself.
Venue and local area
Less than 1 hour from London by train, feel as if you have escaped the rat race and surround yourself in sweeping countryside with endless views. Built in 1908 in striking sandstone, it stands grandly at the end of a long drive flanked with lime trees. It’s a world away from the everyday, and is a place that will leave you feeling relaxed and positive.
Historically, the house was used during the Second World War to help in the effort to break the Enigma code. Over 10, 000 people were involved in this work, as each day the code had to be broken anew, creating a sense of community and support. Today it is a family home, a wedding venue and now a yoga retreat venue, and so continues to bring people together.
It was bought in 1979 by the same family who own it now who have carefully restored the house and manicured its beautiful gardens to its present glory. The retreat is very private and the yoga studio looks out onto the terrace, gardens and extensive countryside. The rooms are sumptuously decorated to a very high standard. It is the perfect place to relax, switch off, and feel that you are being looked after for a relaxing and revitalising weekend yoga break.
The rooms have a sumptuous, classic feel so you will feel spoilt yet it also feels homely so you can completely relax and switch off. They are all spacious, luxuriously decorated in amazing fabrics and have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The house has a huge welcoming lounge with cosy sofas and an open fire. The dining room is light and airy with fabulous views of the grounds. There are fascinating paintings and fresh flowers everywhere.
There’s a choice of 9 rooms which are either twins or doubles. The house has stayed true to its origins so all the bathrooms are outside the bedrooms.
8am- 08.25 am: Silent walk in tranquil surrounding countryside
8:40 am -10:40 am Morning yoga and meditation class
10.40 am Healthy nutritious veggie Brunch
11:30-1:30pm: Massage & free time: read, explore, enjoy the beautiful surroundings
1:45-2.45 pm Guided country walk
3.00 pm: Healthy light lunch
3:30-5:30pm: More treatments to pamper yourself or free time
5:30 – 7:30pm Evening yoga and meditation class
7:45 pm: Delicious vegetarian feast
The yoga retreat starts from 4pm on the Friday, with the first yoga class starting at 6pm. For 2 night yoga retreats, we finish at 5pm on the Sunday, after the walk and a light lunch and closing ceremony to send you on your way. For 3 nights yoga retreats we finish at 12pm on the Monday after the usual morning schedule until after breakfast.
All yoga retreat weekends at our Oxfordshire venue are for 2 nights.The prices below are based on a per person basisTwin means 2 people sharing a room with 2 single beds.
The green room, Deluxe spacious double (usually the bridal suite) £375pp
The dressing room, small double room £295ppor £395 for single person
The French room, beautiful double room £365pp
The Romantic Room, beautiful double for a couple, single or friends sharing £375pp
The blue room, Beautiful blue twin with 2 comfy single beds £355pp
The old studio, a twin room £345pp
The Toile Room, a twin with 2 single beds £345pp
The old nursery, a spacious twin room with stunning views £375pp
The Red room, a spacious twin room with stunning views £375pp
*Special offer price for couples or 2 friends happy to share a double bed in the double rooms, The green room, French room, Romantic room £50 discount for the second person making the price £325pp, £315pp or £325pp for 1 person respectively*
*Single supplement is £150. Price is based on 2 people sharing a room.
*A twin room is two people sharing a room with 2 single beds.
How to get there
We are near Bicester in Oxfordshire. It takes about 1 hour drive from London. Once you have booked your place with us we will give you the exact address and postcode.
From London Marylebone station to Bicester North it takes 1hr. Book early for cheaper tickets. It is a comfortable, fast service with no changes. For those coming from other directions please time your train to arrive and depart around the same time as the recommended trains from London so that we can organise taxi share. The retreat is only 15 minutes away and costs about £12-£20 depending on the day (bank holidays are more expensive). We try and group you together to make the taxi a lower cost for you.
Recommended train times from London:
London Marylebone departs 14,48 arrives Bicester North 15.49.
Recommended return train times from Bicester North
Bicester North departs 15.46 arrives London Marylebone 16.47. (2 day weekend returning Sunday)
For more information on our Oxford yoga retreats please contact AdventureYogi.