Join Abi and Colline
for a Two night Yoga Retreat in Dorset, UK
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th April 2020
You will practice :
3 x 90 Minute Mandala Vinyasa Flow classes with Abi
1 x 120 Minute late afternoon workshop with Abi
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be prepared by Colline from Colline’s Kitchen.
All dietary requirements can be catered for.
Expect to feel completely nourished and looked after.
£385 pp for a shared room (4 twin rooms and 7 double rooms)
£435 pp for a single occupancy in a double room
A non-refundable deposit of £150 is due to secure your place.
The final balance is due 10 weeks before the retreat.
“Behind Symondsbury Manor’s mellow stone walls and mullioned windows lies a surprising discovery: a fresh, creative interior full of colour and playful charm. The atmosphere of this special place always makes for a great house party.
There are11 bedrooms, sleeping in plump beds under white linen. Light streams into the huge open-plan living space where everyone can gather comfortably together to eat, drink and generally celebrate.
Throughout the house, there are interesting pictures, books, vintage furniture and hand printed wallpapers at every turn. Outside, there’s a couple of acres or more of gardens and orchard to explore, with chandeliers in trees and a croquet set to unpack. Beyond the old stone garden walls is the picture perfect thatched village of Symondsbury, with welcoming pub, shop and café.
Travel just a mile and you meet the sea. Along this stretch of the Dorset Jurassic coast, there are spectacular walks along cliff tops and beaches, plus fossil hunting too. A mile in the other direction takes you to bustling Bridport, famed for its street market of antiques, artisanal craft and local produce. The location of this magical house could not be more perfect.
We have also welcomed a few famous celebrities who have stayed with us here at Symondsbury Manor including Sir Mick Jagger’s family, Jerry Hall, Boy George, Lee Mack, Count Arthur Strong, Simon Callow, Richard Ayre, Lee Child, Vanessa Kirby, Douglas Booth, Freddie Fox, Daisy Lowe and Jo Brand just to name a few!”
Guests swing through the gates of Symondsbury Manor to find the honey coloured house hidden behind ancient trees. On your arrival, a white unicorn peeking over a hedge gives a hint of the relaxed, playful style hidden inside this Tudor Manor. Colourful contemporary furnishings mix with traditional pieces to create an inviting home that provides the space and history of a country house without any of the stiff formality.
Pushing open the oak door, you’ll find a beautifully wood panelled ballroom which can be a games room, a place for partying or making music together (there’s a piano) or simply a space for kids to run around – it’s up to you.
A short flight of steps leads into the open-plan living space, lit from all sides by french windows which open onto the garden. At one end, a huge dining table seats everyone comfortably, presided over from above by an impressive gilt cupid (a stage prop from the 1960s film Billy Budd). At the other end, squashy sofas are grouped round a wood burner (limitless logs provided), making the space ideal for everyone to relax together, perhaps glass in hand, whatever the weather. There are interesting books and games, plus TV, piles of DVDs and an ipod dock.
There are 11 bedrooms, of which 7 have double beds and 4 have twin beds. There are 4 bathrooms and 5 of the bedrooms have either freestanding baths, or ensuites with showers and/or lavatories and washbasins. Under the eaves in the large attic, 2 of the double bedrooms are linked, making it ideal for a family. Linen is provided to make up 2 day beds if there’s an ‘overspill’ of children or teenagers.
All the bedrooms are decorated and furnished with originality: expect to find 4 posters, ornate French beds and hand painted headboards, Designers Guild curtains and hand printed wallpapers. There are books in every bedroom, specially chosen for a little light reading before you drop off to sleep on crisp, white cotton sheets.