Yoga Weekend in the Cotswolds

Vinyasa Yoga – Walks – Yoga Nidra – Juice & Smoothie Workshop

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th June 2015 – Holycombe Retreat Centre, Whichford


I have teamed up with Elena Balabashka, Yoga Instructor and Health Coach, to offer this yoga weekend in the picturesque Cotswolds.

We designed a special programme combining vinyasa yoga, meditation, pranayama, yoga nidra and  juice & smoothie workshop. We will also embrace the start of the summer season with fresh vegetarian food and scenic walks. In addition, health coaching consultations with juice detox and/or massages are available upon request as an add-on. See below the full weekend schedule.

Spaces are limited and will go fast, we advise you make an enquiry now to guarantee a place.
Contact us to express your interest and check availability.

Daily schedule

Friday 26th June 2015
5:00 – 6:00pm: Welcome session and introduction
6:00 – 7:00pm: Evening yoga practice
7:30 – 9:00pm: Dinner
9:00pm: Meditation (optional)

Saturday 27th June 2015
8:00 – 8:30am: Meditation and pranayama
8:30 – 10:00am: Morning yoga practice
10:00 – 11:30am: Brunch
11:30 – 5:00pm: Free time, afternoon group walk (optional)
5:00 – 7:00pm: Evening yoga practice and yoga philosophy
7:30 – 9:00pm: Dinner
9:oo: Meditation (optional)

Sunday 28th June 2015
8:00 – 8:30am: Meditation and pranayama
8:30 – 10:00am: Morning yoga practice
10:00 – 11:3oam: Brunch
11:30 – 2:00pm: Free time
2:00 – 3:00pm: Juice and smoothie workshop (bring your notepad to take notes!)
3:30 – 4:30pm: Closing session
Check out before 5:00pm.

The retreat will take place at Holycombe Holistic Centre just after the summer solstice. We will benefit from the longest days of the year and will draw on this energy to practice yoga in a serene environment. This is an opportunity to take a break from a daily routine, explore the yoga practice further, and reconnect with your inner nature, priorities and values.


Holycombe is a serene haven of beauty and tranquillity, about two hours away from London. It is warm and welcoming with a purpose built space for yoga and beautiful gardens to relax in, you cannot help but fall in love with this very special place in the Cotswolds.

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Set in a verdant wooded valley on the edge of the Cotswold village of Whichford, Holycombe is built on the grounds of a  Norman castle, land which is believed to have been a sacred site many years before Roman occupation. Geomancers and dowsers claim that six leylines converge on the stone circle at the top field.

A natural stream rises from a holy well in the nearby wood and passes through the grounds and down a waterfall. The sound of running water adds to the sense of peace and tranquillity in the grounds whilst a coppice provides a shady outdoor space and a campfire area a place for evening song and chats. A beautiful Garden Room is used for eating in doors whilst a rose-scented terrace is available for eating al-fresco. Holycombe is the perfect venue for that peaceful break and escape from our, all too often busy and stressful lives.

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Whichford CV36 5PH
Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

Click here to see the transport options.

There are wide range of lovely accomodation options available for this retreat. For the prices, please refer to the investment section.


Double bedrooms (shared or single use)

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Twin bedrooms (shared)

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Tree house (shared double)                                                      Gazebo

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Yurt (shared – up to 4 people) – picture available soon


Note: duvet and pillows are provided but you will need to bring your own linen and towels.

                                                               Full price                      Early bird (15% discount)
                                                               per person                   Only until 2nd April!

Double bedroom single use            £349pp                            £297pp

Shared Double bedroom                 £289 pp                           £246pp

Shared Twin bedroom                     £299 pp                           £254pp

Shared Glamping                              £279 pp                           £237pp


Payment by bank transfer. Contact us for booking and details.
To secure your space, you need to pay 50% of the price when you book. The rest will be due by 24th May 2015.

Spaces are limited, we advise you make an enquiry now to guarantee a place.  Click here to express your interest and check availability. 


What is included:
– All yoga classes
– Accomodation – two nights
– Vegetarian meals (brunch & dinner) Vegan option available upon request
– Guided walk
– Juice & smoothie workshop
– Unlimited tea

What is not included:
- Additional snacks
– Linen and towels (bring your own)
– Health coaching and massages (available on request - see add-ons section)
– Transport to and from Whichford (see Holycombe’s website for directions)
We will put the retreat participants in touch before the retreat to carpool or share taxi cost from/to train station (approx. £15)



Health Coaching Consultations with Juice Detox

nr_green_juiceReceive a 50 minute one-to-one personalised consultation on your health with Elena, an Integrative Nutrition Coach qualified health coach. Get clear on your health and wellness goals and get support to achieve them. Elena specialises in helping people get more energy in everyday life through food and lifestyle choices. She also helps her clients achieve healthy weight, clear skin and other wellbeing goals they are working towards.

The consultations will take place during the afternoon free times at the Holycombe Holistic Retreat Centre. In addition to the 50 minute consultation, this add-onn also includes two morning detoxifying juices which will be served before the morning yoga practice.

Additional investment £20pp



Massage with a qualified massage therapist is available upon request at Holycombe Holistic Retreat Centre. We can arrange an appointment for you during the afternoon free times.

The Retreat in Pictures

See the Album

Location: Holycombe