Our Bicester venue is well loved by our guests for its grand, yet incredibly homely feel and love our New Years Eve retreat because it is a chance to pause, reset, be thankful for the year behind us and set intentions for the year ahead!
This year, alongside guided walks, twice daily yoga, and our intentions workshops, we have added a cookery workshop so you can take a little piece of the retreat home with you. Start 2020 feeling like your true self: rested, rejuvenated and ready to take on the year with a renewed sense of purpose.
This retreat is suitable for anyone who’d like a New Year away with wellness, healthy food and Yoga. Beginners are welcome as well as all ages.
On our new year yoga retreats the classes are suitable for all abilities, from beginners to intermediate and advanced levels. Everyone is welcome. We have a range of inspiring and experienced teachers who are well practised at adapting the class for everyone’s level.
Whether it be Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Yin or others, all classes cover pranayama, asanas and meditation to help increase oxygen flow, balance, clarity and to promote a peaceful mind. Morning sessions are a more dynamic practice and the evening sessions are gentle with lots of stretches, meditation and relaxation.
Our accommodation is a beautiful family owned stately home that has been refurbished to a beautiful standard, staying in keeping with its original features. There are no en-suite bedrooms because of this.
There are 10 bedrooms and 8 are twin or double rooms and 2 are single rooms with large double beds for one person or a couple or two friends sharing.
The rooms have a sumptuous, classic feel so you will feel spoilt. Yet it also feels homely so you can completely relax and switch off. They are all spacious, luxuriously decorated in amazing fabrics and have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
The house has a huge welcoming lounge with cosy sofas and an open fire. The dining room is light and airy with fabulous views of the grounds. There are fascinating paintings and fresh flowers everywhere.
There are a lot of spaces to relax on your own, the living area, the library, the dining room and all rooms are spacious and some have sofas in for ultimate cosiness.
We believe that our retreats should be nurturing in every way. So our Vitality Chefs will create tasty, healthy, vegetarian meals for you from local, seasonal produce. All of our food is gently detoxing and we cater to various dietary preferences.
Our guests are always impressed by our creative, flavoursome dishes — that’s because the food is just as important to us as the yoga. For the new year we indulge in a 4-course supper with mocktails and canapes for that extra special evening. We bring our own chefs with us who all have their own individual flair and genius to produce high-quality vegetarian dishes. We offer fresh, local, seasonal and nutritious meals.
The retreat begins at 4 pm on the 28th December with time to settle in before the first yoga class at 5.30pm. Dinner will be served at 7.30pm. New Year’s Eve has its own special New Year schedule. The New Year schedule is extra special and a surprise!
The retreat ends at 12 pm on Wednesday morning after a yoga class and breakfast. On booking, we will send you the full new year itinerary.
7.30am: Hot lemon and ginger and protein snacks pre-yoga
8 am: Silent walk in the tranquil surrounding countryside before yoga
8.30am – 10.30am: Morning yoga & meditation class
10.30am: Brunch served of wholesome warming foods and teas
11 am – 5 pm: Free time for walking, workshops, 1:1’s, treatments or just relax
2.30pm: Hearty and warming lunch
5.30pm – 7.30pm: Evening yoga & meditation class
7.30pm: Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
10 pm: Bedtime
Twin/Double to share £695pp
Small single £795pp
Large Single 845pp
Payments can be made via bank transfer. For PayPal a charge of 3.5% will be added for fees.
* Luxurious manor house accommodation in stunning Oxfordshire Countryside
* 2-hour morning yoga practices to energise and awaken
* 2-hour evening yoga to unwind and calm with restorative practices, meditation and Yoga Nidra
* Guided walk around the beautiful grounds of this manor house
* Morning silent walks in beautiful countryside pre-yoga on 2 mornings
* Evening celebration with a feast followed by dancing and meditation
* Cookery workshop and tasting
* Yoga workshop on setting intentions for the year ahead
* Delicious wholesome and hearty vegetarian/vegan brunch, light warming lunch and 2 course evening meal
* All Yoga equipment and spacious yoga studio
* Complimentary arrangement of shared taxi’s if traveling by train
* Travel to and from the venue
* Treatments are extra