A Summer Immersive - Yoga, Deep Rest, Holistic Living
August 6-11th, 2020
Bala Brook, Dartmoor, Devon

Would you like a Summer break that lets you really unwind and relax to a profound level?

Are you looking for a more healthy relationship with food?

Is it time for transformation?

Open to everyone, our Summer Immersion offers you six days to immerse yourself in a wide variety of practices enabling profound transformations to occur and allowing you to return home refreshed and inspired.

You will receive a gentle and healthy detox as we share the healing practices of yoga and enjoy balanced cleansing food. Set at a stunningly beautiful and peaceful natural location, there will be time for silence, sharing and for music. Suitable for both beginners and the more experienced; individual attention will be emphasised.

By combining asana practice with meditation, deep relaxations, discussions, nutritional guidance, pranayama and chanting, we offer an experience of holistic living. This means developing a fuller and more meaningful connection with our experience, with our bodies, with those around us, and with our purpose and place in the world.

The pace of the retreat helps participants to remain energised and engaged throughout. The schedule is designed in such a way as to balance activity with rest, discussions and socialising with quiet, reflective time, and earnest inner exploration with fun and laughter.

The retreat experience can be deep and transformational, and we put a lot of care into setting up an environment that is safe, nurturing, friendly, relaxed and supportive. At Holistic Yoga Retreats, we are committed to promoting improved health, wellbeing and understanding, for the benefit of all sentient beings.

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! The food and practices will offer a gentle and healthy way to detox.

Michelle will offer yoga and meditation based on the traditional Hatha Yoga teachings but taught in a way that is fluid, free and up-to-date taking into account each individual's needs.

Ollie will share some of his rich experience from the worlds of Ayurveda and Oriental traditions with an emphasis on mindful eating.

In the evenings we will enjoy the chance 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!

I had such a wonderful rich experience. Over five days I’ve learnt ways of thinking and being which I know will change and influence my whole life going forward.
Diana W.
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Participants are invited to arrive from 4.30pm with the first session beginning at 6pm. We will send you on your way with a delicious lunch on the last day leaving you satisfied and ready to hit the road at about 2pm.

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Thank you Michelle and Ollie for everything I experienced and learnt on this August’s yoga retreat, from the yoga to meditation, laughter and challenge, I feel you have helped me develop physically, mentally and spiritually. An absolutely priceless journey that has developed my appreciation for nature and simplicity as well as given me a deeper insight into the positive affects of cleansing diets on the body, I'm already looking forward to the next retreat.
Lisa Pilkington, August 2014

7:30 - 8:30

Gentle wake up with movement, Meditation, and Pranayama




Gentle Yoga Asana, deep relaxation, and restful meditation



15:30 - 16.30

Restorative yoga or walk

17:15 - 18.15



20:00 - 21:00

Evening circle with songs and bedtime treats
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The retreat was a wonderful experience. Michelle and Ollie were unstinting in their energy and enthusiasm, and together they filled the days with an amazing variety of activities. Their passion and humour made for an outstanding retreat experience in a beautiful setting.
Lucy H.
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