Refresh and Renew Retreat
Yoga, Conscious Cooking, Holistic Living
April 5-8th 2018
Bala Brook, Dartmoor, Devon

As Spring approaches, are you yearning for new growth and positive change?
Could you do with some fresh inspiration for cooking delicious, healthy food?
Would you like more ease and peace in your life?

Open to everyone, beginners to yoga and those with more experience, our Refresh and Renew Retreat offers an immersive experience of yoga and its associated practices at a stunning location in the heart of the Devon countryside. By combining yoga practice with meditation, relaxation, conscious cookery and singing, the retreat is a chance to explore holistic living, and to develop a more meaningful connection with your life, your purpose and your place in the world.

Taking a balanced, 'middle way' approach, the practices and diet we share will be gentle and moderate, making way for easy integration post-retreat. You will receive a gentle and healthy detox as we share the healing practices of yoga and enjoy tasty yet cleansing food.

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!

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

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 booklet full of useful information and vibrant recipes to take home.

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!

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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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I didn’t really know what to expect on retreat and it’s been challenging in different ways but Michelle and Ollie have provided guidance, wisdom, inspiration and laughter and I am taking so many things away from my experience - all of them positive. I’m glad that I have had this time to grow and reflect on what is important. Life matters - everyone should try this!
Anita C. 2014

7:00 - 8:00

Gentle wake up with movement, Meditation, and Pranayama



9:30 - 10:30

Cookery Class

11.00 - 12.45



15:30 - 16.30

Gentle yoga or walk

17:15 - 18.00



20:00 - 21:00

Evening circle with songs and bedtime treats
Got a question? Call Michelle on 07986654068
Book here now for our Refresh and Renew Retreat

Payment options:

If you wish to pay by BACS transfer and receive a DISCOUNT on the prices listed below, then please email Michelle and we will send you bank details.

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Accommodation options Early Bird Prices:
Shared room shared bathroom - £335
Shared room ensuite - £345
Single room shared bathroom - £360
Single ensuite - £375 - SOLD OUT!
Accommodation options
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This yoga retreat is so rejuvenating. A perfect mix of silence and tranquillity in the mornings, and uplifting music in the evenings. I especially enjoyed the vigorous chanting and singing, the vibrations lingered on in my body long after. In addition, coming home with practical knowledge and new ideas of how to eat more healthily has vastly improved my way of living. Thank you Michelle and Ollie, you created a really safe and friendly place in which to completely let go.
Linda Lemieux, 2010
Dates for our next retreats in 2018 are:
July 20-22nd
August 9-14th