Warming Winter Solstice Retreat
Bala Brook, Dartmoor, Devon
18-20th December 2021

At this time of year Mother Nature asks us to slow down, to quieten our activities and to make time for deep rest.

This retreat will offer you the chance to stop and take stock and hence to rejuvenate in preparation for what is next to come.

Are you running on empty?
Do you find yourself always rushing and yet still feel you can't meet deadlines and required standards?
Would you like a more healthy relationship with food?
Can you forgive yourself and accept things when they don't go well?

If you would like to come to a place of deep rest and to receive profound transformation, then join me, Michelle Levi, for a weekend of yoga and related practices that focus on finding ways to be more kind, nurturing and compassionate to ourselves.

As we take time away from our usual stressors we can bring some fresh awareness to our habitual ways of thinking and consciously encourage a more generous attitude towards ourselves and others.

The yoga will be suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners, I have over 20 years of practice in teaching a range of abilities.

The venue is a perfect place for this kind of contemplation - practice yoga to the sound of bubbling brook, wake up to birdsong. Let your senses feast on the delicious scents and beautiful colours of the wild and garden flowers. Wander freely through the woods and relax into the spaciousness of the open moors.

All in all, the schedule, the venue and location, and the generous care from the team will ensure that you are safely held in a nurturing environment making way for deep relaxation, for growth and for healing.

The food served will be delicious, nutritious and especially suitable for practitioners of yoga and meditation. It will be mostly organic and PEOPLE ON VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE DIETS ARE MOST WELCOME!
We will explore mindfulness of eating to improve our relationship with food and to enhance our digestion.

In the evenings we will enjoy a little time to sing together. With no need for musical ability, singing is a gentle form of exercise - it works the lungs and heart, oxygenates the blood and generates endorphins - happy hormones!




Guided Reflection



15:30 - 16.30

Group walk / meditation lying down

17:15 - 18.00




Evening session with songs and bedtime treats
One single room has just become available for this retreat. Call Michelle on 07986654068 if you would like it.

Dates for our next retreats in 2022 are:
April 1-3rd Refresh and Renew
July 20-24th Summer Reconnection

Watch this space for more information!
The retreat at Bala Brook provided me with the nourishment and support I was seeking. I would recommend this retreat to anyone looking to begin or deepen their practice.
Peter G.
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Participants are invited to arrive from 4.30pm with the first session beginning at 6pm. We will close at about 11am on 20th.

This was a great introduction to all aspects of yoga for anyone thinking of starting out on their yoga journey as well as for more experienced people. You will leave inspired, refreshed and nourished.
Sarah Rushton
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The word ‘transformative’ is often overused in retreat circles and publicity, however I have now attended 2 of Michelle’s weekend retreats and on both occasions, I left feeling not only calmer and physical stronger but also having changed my mindset or mood in some way. I would highly recommend Michelle’s retreats - she provides a very supportive environment for participants of all experience levels.
Christina Sensale
The Yoga was amazing! Michelle’s instruction was superb - clear and good choice of levels. She was very intuitive - she knew my body better than me sometimes!
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Great to have such a knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate teacher. Great that she came and adjusted or gave advice to individuals. I never felt bad that I couldn’t do all the poses. Great variety of techniques/ poses/ breathing - fantastic!
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Please watch this space for dates of our 2022 retreats!