spring awakening yoga retreat

Join Davina for a weekend of tranquility and transformation in the beautiful, luxurious and peaceful 42 Acres in Somerset.

with Davina Wellesley

As we feel the unfurling of spring, join Davina for a weekend of tranquility and transformation in the beautiful, luxurious and peaceful 42 Acres in Somerset. 

Nature is expressing determination and creativity and there’s a sense of renewal all around and while the winter is a time to conserve energy and reduce activity, spring is a time of regeneration, renewal and birth, with an upward expansive movement of creativity, planning, vision and perspective. This time of year, in accordance with Chinese Medicine, relates to the element Wood which will also inform our practice this weekend. As nature is changing around us it’s important to remain in harmony with the prevailing seasons. 

This weekend in nature will encourage perspective and acceptance for where we are and encourage our creativity to flow so we can map our evolution for the coming months. Our asana practice will reflect this, in the morning there will be a more Yang practice moving and feeling our way into the day. There will be a Yin practice to close the day helping to remove stagnation and encouraging a smooth flow of energy around the body, leaving us feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. 

No yoga experience is necessary for the weekend retreat, beginners and advanced practitioners are equally welcome, the pose modifications will be offered to both. There will be an opportunity to have one to one yoga class on the Saturday or the Sunday, for an additional cost, where you can work on any aspect of your practice you desire. 

As part of the weekend we will be journaling our minds, emotions and moods as its a very effective way of seeing or acknowledging ourselves truly. Through mindfulness and some gentle meditations we will tap into what needs to be released and what needs to be cultivated. 


Friday 3 March - Sunday 5 March 2017

The prices start from £330. You can bring a friend or a partner to stay with you in a double bed room or a super king size room for the price of £200.

You can stay an extra night and leave on Monday 6 March afternoon for the price of £80. It will include two extra meals and two extra yoga sessions.

twin room - single occupancy £500

twin room - £440

triple room - £380

double bed room - £550

super king bed room - £620

  • timetable

    We will arrive at 4pm onwards on Friday and depart after 1 pm on Sunday, unless staying for extra night. We will have a class in the morning at 8.30 am and a class in the evening. There will be time for mindful walks, journaling or just being by the fireplace.

  • yoga shala

    There is a beautiful yoga shala with fireplace and plenty of sunlight. We will greet the sun in the morning with invigorating yoga practice and honor the sunset with the reflective yin yoga practice.

  • The location

    42 acres, witham friary, frome, somerset, ba11 5hl, uk Seven hundred acres of ancient forest encircle the main house, originally built as a dairy farm in the 1800s.

  • Accomodation

    There are 5 twin rooms and 3 double rooms as well as one dormitory with 3 double futons. The prices start from £330. If you wish to bring the friend and share the double room we would only charge £200 supplement.

  • Meals

    We will have delicious vegetarian meals - the food provided on the retreat will align with this time of year nourishing and supporting our systems so we can embody our most radiant selves.

  • Cancellation policy

    6 weeks cancellation for full refund; 1 month cancellation for 50% refund. We will not be able to offer the any refund within 1 month cancellation, but we will gladly accept the friend in your place.