“I want you to walk into the fields… I want you to fill your hands with mud, like a blessing.” Mary Oliver
This retreat is a deep dive into nature – into the nature of our bodies, and the nature that surrounds us – elemental, physical, connected. We will hike, visit the sea, meditate with the sun, flow like water and dance into space. Expect a weekend of connection to your own physicality and the healing, calming and expansive possibilities that time in the natural world can provide. You will return warmed by the sun, cooled by the water, connected to your body, your heart and the space to be and feel you.
Morning practices will explore connections to the earth and space, embody our bones and muscles in unique ways, and incorporate exercises and imagery that you can weave into your home practice and life. Days will involve walks, meditations, time for massage and sound healing, reflections, nourishing food, and loving company. Evenings will involve relaxation practices, hot tub bathing, and time for rest.
This retreat will be held at Maison Fish DEVON, a treasure chest of a farmhouse in the middle of Exmoor National Park. You can expect rolling hills, forests of whispering trees and meandering rivers for us to splash in. Our farmhouse is a premium property, with wooden floors and open fire places. We’ll take our yoga in a converted barn, soak in our Five Elements hot tub under the galaxy, and take a plunge in either the slate swimming pool or private lake. Maison Fish Devon is our home away from home, and we just love watching people’s jaws drop when they walk through the door.
Our live in chef will make sure we are all nourished deep down into our cells. Our menu is based around whole foods that taste amazingly good. This will be a heart feast of a vegetarian retreat, and any vegans and dietary requests warmly welcomed. All of our ingredients are sourced freshly from local suppliers, and our eggs from the chickens in the field next door. Our chef will work in an open plan kitchen, and is happy to talk you through her recipes so you can go home with some new health food pointers and inspiration. We believe in not only serving a healthy menu, but also providing an education in how you can re-create it at home.
WHAT A DAY MIGHT LOOK LIKE
730am : Morning Nourishment
8am – 10am : Yoga
1030am : Breakfast
S P A C E
5pm – Early dinner
7 – 9pm – Yoga
9pm – Bedtime treat / hot tub soak underneath the galaxy
*S P A C E – opportunities to receive retreats, hike, surf, write, rest, write, hot tub, swim
The retreat will open at 5pm on Thursday 9th May. We will have our first practice, followed by a welcome dinner.
The retreat will close Sunday 12th at 2pm.
The Maison really is in the middle of the countryside nestled away in the Exmoor National Park. Some guests like to arrange car shares – this is helpful for us! The trains from London are also very simple. If you wish to book your travel in advance, please can you arrive into Tiverton Parkway at 6pm.
THE MONEY STUFF
Guests are asked to select the following option when booking:
£450 Gypsy Fish – a futon style bed on a twin room. Room to be shared with a Premium Fish.
£500 Standard Fish – a single bed in a twin room. Room to be shared with a Standard Fish.
£550 Premium Fish – a double bed in a twin room. Room to be shared with a Gypsy Fish.
£1050 Deluxe Duo – the best room with a sunrise view suitable for a couple or two friends sharing.
£895 Solo Fish – we have one single occupancy available.
All rooms are spacious with the comfiest of beds and the softest of sheets for the cosiest of nights.
A non refundable deposit of £250 is required to secure your space. Or pay the full balance through the Maison Fish website.
Daily extended yoga practices, as well as movement, meditation and sound therapy experiences
All meals from Thursday night until Sunday lunch
Accommodation in a spectacular premium farmhouse within 200 acres of private land, hot tub, private lake and swimming pool.
What’s not included
The cost of travel from your home to the Maison.
OPTIONAL ADD ONS
£35 for 2 hr surf lesson (including kit hire), or £20 kit hire (if you don’t need the lesson)
£65/ £85 Therapeutic body work and Reiki with Fern
£45 Reiki Treatment with Fern
£20 shuttle service from Tiverton Parkway station to the Maison
It makes Maison Fish sad when finances interfere with yoga and wellbeing. So if money is not flowing, please suggest a payment plan that is realistic for you.
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