2016 Retreats at Bonhays Meditation and Retreats Centre

 Other Retreats 2019

When Bonhays is not running it's own courses we hire out the centre to other unassociated course leaders. If you are looking specifically for Bonhays courses click here.  If you are interested in running a course here click here


Louise Trew Yoga

With Louise Trew

February 8th - 10th

 

Enjoy a revitalising weekend away refreshing your body and mind. A whole weekend is a wonderful way of immersing yourself into your yoga, breathing and meditation practice. You’ll find yoga, relaxation, fresh air and nourishing food. Perfect either on your own or with a special friend, relative or partner.

Learn more here.


Winter Yoga Weekend

With Angela Roberts

February 22nd - 24th

The yoga will include include exploration of posture, breathing, meditation, use of sound and relaxation as well as time for discussion.
Angela is a highly experienced teacher and will offer modifications or variations dependent on your needs and ability.

Learn more here.


Restore and Renew Yoga

With Sarah McFadden

February 22nd - 24th

Restore and Renew is my weekend retreat to help you embrace the benefits of yoga more fully in your life. A specially designed experience to help you feel healthier, happier and more at peace.

Designate special time for yourself to go deeper with yoga and discover ways to support your daily wellbeing through unique and relevant healing tools.

Through delicious and complementary dynamic vinyasa flow classes and slower restorative practices, and some exploration into your self-care needs, you’ll melt away accumulated stress, and feel renewed, balanced and calm, better able to take care of yourself.

By taking this time out to connect with yourself and being supported by a beautiful community of other yogis, you’ll be able to fully integrate the practices and teachings and take the tools you learn into your life.

So journey with me to a new place. A place where your practice serves you in the way you most need.

Learn more here.


Celebrate the May Day Bank holiday, and the first stirrings of summer, with 4 days of Yoga and delicious vegan food with Teacher Louise Wallis.

As May bursts into life, so can we! Eight Yoga sessions: morning Vinyasa Flow, afternoon Yin, then evening Yoga Nidra or Meditation. We'll also have a campfire one night to celebrate Beltane (the traditional fire festival at the beginning of May). Join us as we marvel at the stars and toast (vegan) marshmellows. 

More info here: http://www.mindbodyzone.co.uk/retreats

To book, email: louise@mindbodyzone.co.uk


Yoga with Pam

with Pam Steele

May 10th - 12th

Jnana Yoga – Finding your inner wisdom through mindfulness.

 The retreat will include meditation, yoga asanas (postures) and yogaphilosophy. There will be time to swim, walk, rest and spend time with others on retreat or take time out for you. The objective for the weekend is to take time out from your normal responsibilities, routines and daily workloads and enjoy the wellness and mindfulness you can learn from yoga teachings which can be integrated back into your home life.

The yoga I teach is a subtle style; it is often slow and flowing, sometimes strong but in the moment. I use yoga philosophy with each movement. Breathing is important to enhance the benefit of each asana (posture) Some asanas are held in meditation. Effortless awareness is necessary to come to stillness where the mind and body find harmony, so silence within is experienced. 

The varied activities throughout the weekend mean you can participate in as much or as little as you can manage, allowing you to choose how much you learn and take away from the weekend.

Learn more here.


Pilates, Massage and Beauty Treatments

Enjoy a weekend away soaking up the peaceful environment, of this delightful retreat which is nestled in the hills of West Dorset. The rooms are simply furnished, the food is vegetarian, the setting tranquil...

Learn more here.


Shanti Yoga Weekend

with Lauren Gray

June 14th - 16th

Shanti means peace and this is what our whole weekend will encompass.
This retreat is perfect for those who have busy working lives and can't always spare a full week for a Yoga retreat.

Yoga is a beautiful physical, mental and spiritual practice and over the course of the weekend we will explore moving freely (asana), breathing deeply (pranayama), and seeing clearly (meditation). 

Arriving from 3pm Friday afternoon we will have time to settle in, get to know one another and enjoy our first Yoga session before our evening meal.
Saturday and Sunday will be filled with plenty of traditional Yoga practices starting with meditation and pranayama early morning, followed by some tea, coffee and fruit. At 8:30am we’ll gather for our morning Yoga practice to energise the body, followed by breakfast. Well then have some free time to use the centres beautiful facilities, before eating a delicious lunch together. 

Our afternoon will consist of a short optional talk on Ayurveda and Yoga on Saturday and the History of Yoga on Sunday. Then an afternoon Yoga and meditation class to calm and nourish the body and mind.

Learn more here.


Join Soraya to celebrate the Summer Solstice, exploring our connection with the rhythms of nature, lightness and darkness, through dynamic flowing practices with an emphasis on alignment, the breath and self exploration. Early evening  Restorative yoga will help to draw you deeper within and find stillness,  just as the earth becomes still as night falls. In the afternoon there will be Nordic Walking with Hilary Warrell, time outdoors immersed in light and sea air.

To book or for more details contact www.sorayayoga.co.uk


Movement, Mudra and Manifestation

with Julie Robinson

June 28th - July 1st

For centuries yogis have known that we are far more than the physical body we can see, feel and touch. Hidden within lies an intricate and expansive body of energy which we can access and influence through our yoga practices. Over the course of this long weekend we will explore the use of mudra (hand gestures) and the enquiring movement of asana alongside breathwork and meditation to grow connections to our energy body. Move with intention, breathe with awareness and manifest your own greater insight and knowledge.

All curious yogis are welcome to join me  to move beyond the asana and delve deeper. Using inspiring teachings, poems, stories, myths, mudras and mantras we will cultivate ourselves and grow in our understanding and experience of yoga in its fuller sense.

Learn more here.


Compassionate Heart Retreat

with Caroline Bliss

July 5th - 7th

Who would you be without your story?

Imagine if you could let go of the past and the future, and be free of becoming, grasping, judging, and the pressure to achieve. Imagine realizing everything in your life - the problems, emotional patterns and traumas - have been specifically created for your own unique awakening.

We are not here by chance, struggling alone to cope with the problems of existence, we are invisibly guided by the Intelligence of Life while those around us on our journey are our guides. Once we let go of resistance and see ourselves with compassion and acceptance, we begin to view the world through the eyes of the heart. Only then can we move beyond our limiting personal self to an awareness of the One movement of Life. This movement is total peace, infinite love...’

If you would like to join Caroline Bliss for a weekend of exploration Please email Caroline at info@carolinebliss.co.uk for an e-brochure.

The timetable starts at 5pm on Friday and finishes at 5pm on Sunday. Overnight accommodation in your own room, all meals and tea breaks are provided.

Learn more here.


We will come together to enjoy plenty of Yoga and there will be lots of time to swim in the pool, read a book or take a walk in the lovely surrounding countryside. Or you may wish to venture out to Bridport, Lyme Regis or take a trip to the beach. Hopefully we will get some summer sunshine too! But ultimately it will be your weekend to relax, restore and do less.

Learn more here.


Yogakutir

with Dory Walker

July 19th - 21st

We are passionate about the full spectrum of yoga. We live, teach and embrace the richness of a yogic lifestyle. We endeavour through our teaching to share our own experience of yoga as a transformative practise on and off the yoga mat. Our classes are inspired by our study of classical teachings of Hatha yoga in disciplines that include Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Satyananda, Krishnamacharya and Dona Holleman's enlightened asana work. We teach group classes and private lessons, host courses, workshops and retreats, and organise Yoga Teacher Training programmes.

Learn more here.


Yogakutir

with Dory Walker

September 13th - 15th

We are passionate about the full spectrum of yoga. We live, teach and embrace the richness of a yogic lifestyle. We endeavour through our teaching to share our own experience of yoga as a transformative practise on and off the yoga mat. Our classes are inspired by our study of classical teachings of Hatha yoga in disciplines that include Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Satyananda, Krishnamacharya and Dona Holleman's enlightened asana work. We teach group classes and private lessons, host courses, workshops and retreats, and organise Yoga Teacher Training programmes.

Learn more here.


Shanti Yoga Weekend

with Lauren Gray

September 27th - 29th

Shanti means peace and this is what our whole weekend will encompass.
This retreat is perfect for those who have busy working lives and can't always spare a full week for a Yoga retreat.

Yoga is a beautiful physical, mental and spiritual practice and over the course of the weekend we will explore moving freely (asana), breathing deeply (pranayama), and seeing clearly (meditation). 

Arriving from 3pm Friday afternoon we will have time to settle in, get to know one another and enjoy our first Yoga session before our evening meal.
Saturday and Sunday will be filled with plenty of traditional Yoga practices starting with meditation and pranayama early morning, followed by some tea, coffee and fruit. At 8:30am we’ll gather for our morning Yoga practice to energise the body, followed by breakfast. Well then have some free time to use the centres beautiful facilities, before eating a delicious lunch together. 

Our afternoon will consist of a short optional talk on Ayurveda and Yoga on Saturday and the History of Yoga on Sunday. Then an afternoon Yoga and meditation class to calm and nourish the body and mind.

Learn more here.


Healing Light Yoga

with Jane

October 4th - 6th

Jane has evolved her own personal style of teaching yoga ,  drawing on her experience of Dru, Scaravelli and Iyengar yoga teachings.  She also introduces into her classes ancient Tibetan healing techniques, working with the breath and visualisation  to create a free flow of energy through the whole system, both physically and mentally.

Learn more here.


Join Yoga Teacher and the founder of World Vegan Day, Louise Wallis, on the Day itself for a weekend celebrating Veganism and Yoga.

Six Yoga sessions: morning Vinyasa Flow, afternoon Yin, and then evening Yoga Nidra or Meditation. 

The food is an event in itself, lovingly prepared for us by Bonhays resident chef Evie. Including a special, World Vegan Day feast on Friday 1st.

More info here: http://www.mindbodyzone.co.uk/retreats

To book, email: louise@mindbodyzone.co.uk