Summer Reconnection- Yoga, Conscious Cookery, Holistic Living
Bala Brook, Dartmoor, Devon
31st July - 4 August 2021

We expect that this retreat can go ahead but in the event of Covid-related restrictions preventing travel or gathering, we will refund you in full.

Would you like a summer break that helps you connect deeply to your true nature and to the world around you?

Would you like to share time and space with others who value holistic living?

Would you like some fresh inspiration for cooking healthy meals?

After a year of isolation for many of us, we offer this retreat as a welcome chance to connect with others in a safe, respectful and enjoyable way.

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

  • Gentle Hatha Yoga - connect to your true self
  • Cookery Classes - fresh recipes and techniques
  • Meditation - be here now
  • Pranayama - breathwork to recharge
  • Bhajans - singing from the heart
  • Relaxing - massage, walking
  • Mindfulness of eating - for improved digestion
  • Yoga Nidra - transformative inner journeying
  • Fire and Water Ceremony - let go of the old, call in the new
  • Laughter Yoga - yes, seriously!

The retreat offers a wonderful mix of practices and in this way offering a rich experience of holistic living. The asana practice will be gentle and accessible to all and the meditation practices will be simple and include ones practised lying down to facilitate profound relaxation on a cellular level and the chance to release somatically-held trauma.

As well as mindfulness, Ollie will share some of his rich experience from the worlds of Ayurveda and Oriental traditions as well as raw food and other contemporary cuisines. You will be given a printed booklet full of useful information and vibrant recipes to take home.

Meal times will offer the chance to eat mindfully and the evenings will be devoted to discussion, sharing, singing and ceremony.

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.

The pace of the retreat helps participants to remain 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.

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.

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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

7:45- 8:30

Gentle wake up with movement, Meditation, and Pranayama




Conscious Cookery Class

11.15 -12.45

Gentle Yoga Asana and deep relaxation




Restorative yoga or walk




20:00 - 21:00

Evening circle with songs and bedtime treats
Accommodation options:
Shared room shared bathroom £495
Shared room ensuite - SOLD OUT
Single room shared bathroom -SOLD OUT
Single room ensuite - SOLD OUT

Accommodation options
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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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