UK Weekend Yoga Retreat

3 days / 2 nights Yoga & Pranayama weekend in Bedfordshire

October 21st – 23rd, 2022 – 1 ROOM LEFT

Feel welcome to join Ravi for a weekend of Yoga and pranayama at the beautiful Tofte Manor. This retreat offers you a 3 day, 2 night break to reset and relax in comfortable and peaceful surrounding.

Tofte Manor is a very special historic 17th Century Manor less than one hour north of London. This beautiful, luxurious venue in a calm, rural setting, is the perfect location to deepen your understanding of yoga and meditation, nurture your body with fresh and delicious vegetarian food, enjoy gorgeous country walks or indulge yourself with a massage.  



Location

Tofte Manor is a private, intimate and exceptionally beautiful venue, set in 50 acres of lush gardens. its history which dates back to the Knights Templar and the lovingly restored interiors make this house a truly wonderful space for a retreat. It has an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, fire pit, grass labyrinth, and its own delicious water.

Between yoga sessions and meals, there is time to relax with a book in one of the comfortable lounges, chat with new or old friends, take a walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside or treat yourself to a massage.

Tofte Manor also has its own labyrinth, the grounds are anchored with beautiful crystals which create a unique energy and space perfect for peaceful reflection and quiet time.



Yoga with Ravi

Immerse yourself in the practice of authentic Yoga.

Ravi will share his years of experience of teaching Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga to create a holistic practice, bringing harmony to body and mind, leaving you feeling energised and with more clarity.

There will be 5 yoga & meditation sessions during the weekend, balancing with enough free time to rest, relax and socialise.

Yoga classes will take place in the Crystal Room and the Sanctuary at Tofte Manor. The Crystal Room, located in the Stables Courtyard has lots of natural light and underfloor heating. The Sanctuary is hidden in the grounds near the Labyrinth and is a lovely quiet, hexagonal shaped wooden building with a magical ceiling and large crystals.



Accommodation 

There are a variety of accommodation options across the Manor House and the adjoining Stables Courtyard.

The interior of the Manor House has been sympathetically restored, featuring interesting architecture and beautiful antiques. It has a large and comfortable drawing room and a welcoming study with huge sofas, as well as a cozy library offering quiet reading spots for the use of all guests.

The manor has beautifully decorated grand bedrooms with their own fireplaces. The manor bedrooms have comfortable beds and share beautiful bathrooms with both big baths and showers shared with 1 or 2 other bedrooms. All rooms have coffee & tea making facilities.

The old Stables Courtyard has been carefully restored and converted into 4 tastefully renovated cottages set around a courtyard leading to a secret landscaped garden. The Stables Courtyard bedrooms comprise of doubles or twin-bedded rooms. Some of these rooms have ensuite bathrooms.

All of the rooms at Tofte Manor are of a very high standard.

Scroll down to see the various options. The pricing reflects the different room types.


MANOR HOUSE – Luxury rooms with shared bathrooms


STABLES COURTYARD – accomodation across several cottages :



Area & Things To Do

Between Yoga sessions you can explore the grounds of Tofte Manor, take a walk in the beautiful gardens and mystical labyrinth. For those brave enough to brace the October weather, there is an heated outdoor swimming pool and private tennis court.

If you prefer to stay indoors, you can snuggle up in one of the many rooms in the Manor to read a book and relax, or treat yourself to a massage.

On one of the evenings there may be some of Ravi’s famous Bollywood dancing and weather allowing we will light a bonfire in the outdoor fire pit.




Food

You will be served home cooked food, prepared with love and passion by our amazing retreat chef Sal Dhalla. 

Sal is an experienced chef specialising in exquisite plant-based cooking and teaching. She has been a guest chef on ITV’s “Living on the Veg” and describes her cooking as intuitive, creating meals for joy and self care, particularly seasonally led vegan and vegetarian food for retreats and events. 

Tea and fruits will be available before Yoga and there will be a hearty brunch afterwards. Dinner will be served in the grand dining room and there will be healthy snacks in the afternoons during time off. The food will be delicious, healthy and vegetarian with vegan options. Dietary requirements such as pure vegan and gluten-free can be accommodated.

*Food photos courtesy of Sal Dahlla





Retreat testimonials

(from previous retreats)

“Ravi is the nicest, kindest teacher and our classes left me feeling so much more supple and stretched and at peace with myself. I have never met a teacher who explained so well, and who was so encouraging. The food was plentiful and delicious, all locally sourced and freshly prepared (often by Ravi himself) and I was astonished by the sheer variety and abundance of dishes at each meal. Communication with Ravi was always simple, both in booking the holiday and arranging transport to and from the airport…. It was just lovely, thank you Ravi.”

Linda

“Ravi is an inspiring, motivating and very detailed and articulate yoga teacher. After 5 days of yoga classes my body felt more stretched and flexible than ever and learning his techniques has encouraged me to incorporate practice every day since returning home to London. For this I am very grateful as I can feel the benefits already. The food is also very tasty and healthy and they were incredibly accommodating to our vegan and GF requirements”

Katie


To book, please email namaste@ravi.yoga with your preferred room type. If you have any questions before booking, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Rooms & pricing:

Weekend retreat: 3 days / 2 nights

Last space available: 
1 ROOM LEFT: 1 double / twin room in the Manor House – for double or single occupancy

Shared room options

Price is per person, based on 2 people sharing a room.

Stable Yard – Twin or double room – shared bathroom – £450 – SOLD OUT

Manor House – Twin or double room – shared bathroom  – £480 – 1 ROOM LEFT

Stable Yard – Twin or double room – Ensuite bathroom – £510SOLD OUT

Rooms without ensuite will share bathrooms with 1 or 2 other rooms

Private room options 

Price is per person, based on single occupancy:

Stable Yard – Private room – shared bathroom – £550 – SOLD OUT

Manor House – Private room – shared bathroom – £580 – 1 ROOM LEFT

Stable Yard – Private room – Ensuite bathroom – £610 – SOLD OUT

Rooms without ensuite will share bathrooms with 1 or 2 other rooms

If you are coming on your own and would like to share a room, we will do our best to pair you up with another guest of the same gender who would also like to share, although we can’t guarantee this, please do ask.

Price includes:

Weekend retreat: 3 days / 2 nights

  • 5 Yoga, Pranayama & meditation sessions with Ravi Dixit
  • 2 nights luxury accommodation at Tofte Manor
  • 3 day access to Tofte Manor and its grounds
  • Brunches and dinners by our private retreat chef Sal Dhalla
  • Afternoon snacks, all day teas, coffee, fruit   
  • All taxes

Not included:

  • Transport to the Manor
  • Massages

To confirm your space, a deposit of £200 is payable on booking. The final balance is due 9th September 2022. Payments can be made as a transfer to a UK bank account, or we can send a link for online card payments. Invoices and payment receipts are available. Payment plans can be discussed, please contact us if you require this option.

If this retreat cannot go ahead due to changing Covid 19 regulations your money would be fully transferable or refundable.

Book now

Arrival day is Friday October 21st – check in from 4pm.

Departure is Sunday October 23rd – room check out by 2pm. (although you are welcome to stay at the Manor until 5pm)

Daily schedule to be published soon.

Travel:

Tofte Manor, Souldrop Road, Sharbrook, Bedfordshire, MK44 1HH

Arrival is from 4pm on Friday, room check Out by 2pm on Sunday (although you are welcome to stay at the Manor until 5pm)

By Car: Only about one hour north of London. The venue is conveniently located near to the M1.

By Train: Nearerst train station is Bedford which takes about 35 mins on the fast train from St Pancras, London (slower trains take one hour). There are about 6 trains an hour. There is also a train from West Hampstead station.

Tofte Manor is a 20 – 30 minute taxi ride from the station and costs around £15. We will help to coordinate shared taxis between attendees closer to date.

Local Taxi numbers:

A1 Cars: 01234 364444 / 800800
A to B: 01234 212222
Atlas: 01234 445153
24-7: 01234 511247

Cancellation Policy:

If the retreat needs to be cancelled due to changing covid regulations in the UK your money will be fully refundable or transferable. If you decide to cancel your booking within 6 weeks of the retreat date, any deposit paid will only be refundable if the space can be filled.

Travel Insurance:

We recommend you purchase travel insurance which includes cancellation insurance. Unfortunately, we can’t predict unexpected events in our lives: family emergencies, work conflicts, etc.  By purchasing a comprehensive plan, you will ensure being covered in full should you need to cancel after the said cancellation period. 

T&C’s: When we receive your booking requests you will be sent our full Terms & Conditions to accept.

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