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This exclusive retreat is limited to a maximum of 10 guests only so is sure to offer you intimate experience and the highest level of personal attention through the yoga sessions. Great if you are a beginner hoping to gain more understanding of the shapes we invite our body into or an experience yogi gaining more insight into the smallest sensations and the delicate balance between effort and surrender. Home Farmhouse offers a wonderful space in which to relax and escape for a few days. Set in acres of magical woodlands, stunning gardens and beautiful lakes, guests can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings.
Feel free to arrive any time from 4pm,
where herbal tea and healthy snacks will await you.
7.00 - 8.15pm: Evening Yoga to arrive & ground
8.30pm: 3 course vegetarian gluten & dairy-free feast
8.30-10.00am: Morning hatha Yoga
10.15am: Breakfast, then free time
1.00-2.00pm: Cooking & nutrition workshop
2.15pm: Light lunch, followed by free time
4.00 - 5.00pm: Posture clinic
5.30 - 7.00pm: Restorative yoga & meditation
7.15pm: Dinner (3 courses)
8.30 - 9.30pm: Bedtime yoga nidra
8.00-10.00am: Morning hatha yoga
12.00-1.30pm: Walk around the grounds
1.45pm: Light snack
2.00-2.45pm: Yoga & closing meditation
3.00pm: Home time
The yoga will take place in a purpose built studio. It's light, bright, warm and just a short stroll within the estate from the Farmhouse. All mats and props are provided.
Throughout the weekend you the opportunity to explore a range of yoga styles suitable for beginners as well as seasoned yogis. The small group size is such that there will be the opportunity for lots of exploration, individual attention, discussion and fun.
Your Teacher - Pippa
Pippa is a yoga teacher, speaker and Founder of ‘the girlness project’ - an initiative that seeks to support the emotional and physical wellbeing of young girls and women.
Pippa's Hatha yoga classes are spacious and intuitive, allowing time for exploration and contemplation. Her teaching encourages intuitive movement as she supports her students in exploring embodiment and developing self-awareness. She has a focused approach to alignment, which honours the needs for different approaches for individual structures.
Pippa teaches classes and private sessions in London as well as running workshops, talks and retreats across the country and abroad. She also works weekly within the NHS with adolescents that are in Intensive Treatment Programs for Eating Disorders.
Her work is inspired by her own rich experience of working 1-2-1 with her teacher for 5 years and her study of body psychotherapy. She is a faculty member on the 'The Art of Teaching Yoga 1-2-1’ a two year training for yoga teachers. She has also returned to the Triyoga Teacher Training Program, the UK’s leading Teacher Training School and where she studied as a mentor for new teacher trainees.
Pippa has been featured in and written for a number of national newspapers and lifestyle magazines including Women’s Fitness, Yoga Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, the iPaper and Prima. She has worked with a broad range of clients including Marlborough College, Latymer Upper School, Cheam School, The British Army, NHS, The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Save The Children, The Brownies and Girlguiding.
With an abundance of nature across acres of magical woodlands, stunning gardens and beautiful lakes, guests can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings that Home Farmhouse, set within Wasing Park, has to offer.
All six bedrooms have been individually designed and furnished with hand selected accessories which contribute to the authentic and creative flair of the property.
As a child in Thailand I used to join my mother on her yoga mat, I seemed to think she was a climbing frame and likely she didn’t get quite as much out of the practice as I did on those days. Many years later I began my own practice in my early twenties in 2006, exploring my body and mind and the effects of the asana and pranayama which eventually lead me to study a 200hr YTT with Bridget Woods Kramer at Triyoga London. Long before the training I worked as a retreat chef with Adventure Yogi and Stretching the City with numbers anywhere for eight to 55, I came to this through my studies in Nutritional therapy at one of London’s leading Complementary and Alternative medicine institutes; CNM.
My life and interests are all interwoven and focus on the theme of wellbeing, finding health through nutrition, movement and mind. For each of us we can step into a feeling of wellbeing from different perspectives and angle depending on the individual and current circumstances, from creating delicious and nurturing yoga retreat menus to nutrition and food preparation workshops, yoga and movement sessions to exploring the mind and its chemical drivers I am enjoying finding different paths to access the feeling of health for individuals.
Treat yourself to a pampering massage or facial with one of wonderful holistic therapists. Treatments incur an extra cost of £30 for 30 mins or £50 for 60 mins and will be scheduled in free time over the weekend where possible.
Twin room with shared bathroom £425.00 per person
Double room with shared bathroom £745.00 single occupancy rate
Nestled in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, Wasing is less than an hour from London and close to Reading, the M4, M3 and A34.
We'll suggest which train to catch when you make the booking and link you up with fellow train travellers to share taxi costs.