2016 Retreats at Bonhays Meditation and Retreats Centre

 Other Retreats 2020

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 click here


With Love Retreat

With Sally Davis

February 20th - 23rd

A yoga and meditation retreat based around the concept of love. Designed for the body, mind and soul, the With Love Retreat will be held over 4 days by myself and Yoga teacher Carolyn Thompson, among beautiful surroundings of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Restore a little balance after festive indulgences with wholesome plant based food, warm and free your body with Slow Flow Yoga and connect with your heart through mindfulness and meditation practice. You will be aided to bring love into your heart, accept and share love and create space for new ideas and intentions.

Learn more here.


Louise Trew Yoga

With Louise Trew

February 28th - March 1st

 

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.


Rest and Restore Weekend

With Vicky Manning

March 6th - 8th

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.


Awakening the Self

During the two days you will have a chance to take a break from the demands of life, and delve into your deepest self. Looking at your story with eyes of compassion frees you from inner judgement, and allows you to fully embrace all aspects of yourself and your past, bringing a profound peace.

Out of this peace arises the energy which unifies all beings: Love. You are this love, and immersing yourself in this awakens your life’s purpose and brings you in line with the wonder of each moment.

Learn more here.


Reawakening and Renewal

with Jayne

April 10th - 13th

Join Jayne for a magical long Easter weekend of yoga, meditation with play/chill (and chocolate) time in beautiful Dorset. Easter traditionally signifies new beginnings… when those little seeds planted start to spring forth and take root. Our practices will help blow away the cobwebs accumulated in our bodies and minds over the darker seasons, inspire us to form new habits (and friendships) and generally feel good about ourselves. Arrive from 3pm for a revitalising Good Friday yoga practice before dinner.

Learn more here.


Healing Light Yoga

with Jane

April 24th - 26th

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.


Yoga with Pam

with Pam Steele

May 8th - 10th

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.


Educators Course

with Nicola Goodall

May 15th - 19th

For the last few years Red Tent has been busy building an army of birthkeepers to support women and their families through the childbearing year. We believe all women have the right to have a loving, safe and healthy experience when they birth their babies and we believe support is key to that. Good support should include a good educator.

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.


Make the most of midsummer with 4 days and 3 nights of Yoga and delicious vegan food in an idyllic location.
Summer Solstice (21st June) marks the longest day and peak solar power, when the sun is at its highest and Nature is bursting with life.

The perfect time to practice Sun Salutations in Bonhays beautiful surroundings.

Energising Vinyasa Flow in the morning, gentle Yin Yoga in the afternoon, and blissful relaxation before bed.

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


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.


Yogakutir

with Dory Walker

July 17th - 19th

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.


Indian Summer Yoga Retreat

with Louise Wallis

September 11th - 14th

Savour the last weekend of summer with 4 days and 3 nights of Yoga and delicious vegan food in an idyllic location.
Bask in September's golden glow, as we invoke the spirit of India through daily Yoga practice.
Take a dip in the pool, wander the glorious grounds, watch the sunset, or relax by the campfire (or wood burner) ... and relish every moment.

Learn more here.


Yogakutir

with Dory Walker

September 18th - 20th

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.


Yoga with Pam

with Pam Steele

October 2nd - 4th

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.


Rest and Restore Weekend

With Vicky Manning

October 9th - 11th

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.


Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is based on research by Kristin Neff, integrated with the clinical perspective of Christopher Germer. MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding. The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential inter-relatedness, so that we know we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm, connected, presence.

Learn more here.