Brecon Beacons Weekend Retreat from £400
The twice daily yoga to help restore balance to all the systems of the body, promote deep relaxation and encourage the natural renewal processes.
Energising morning sessions integrate mindful movement, therapeutic yoga interventions, myofacial release, simple breath work and guided relaxation to help release, stabilise, strengthen . More so these practices are about building awareness and connection to perhaps the most intelligent thing we have at our disposal - the intelligence housed within our own body.
Evening sessions will delve into the contemplative practices of mindfulness, restorative yoga and guided relaxation to access our natural dimmer switch and build resilience.
There will also be a time set aside each day to join a group discussion. The practice of yoga is by its very nature a work in progress. As our practice experience evolves we become aware that yoga offers more than a state of physical well-being. It takes little more than this to ignite curiosity about the deeper possibilities of yoga. At our usual class we may not have the time to explore how these possibilities be brought to light. On retreat we have the luxury of plenty time to discuss these together.
You won't get bored here there is so much to do!
For anyone who enjoys walking, your biggest problem will be choosing where to go!Here are a few suggestions.
Follow an original Roman road for a 4 mile walk over the Allt with its panoramic views of Llangorse Lake, The Black Mountains, the Usk Valley and the Brecon Beacons.
Pen-Y-Fan is the highest peak in the National Park. Take the 4 mile long walk to the summit for spectacular views.
Take one of the National Park's well-maintained footpaths to above the village of Talybont, where the River Caerfanell drops through the mountains in a series of spectacular gorges and cascading waterfalls.
Crickhowell, Hay-on-Wye, Brecon and Talgarth are all a short drive away. Spend an afternoon browsing the shops, cafes, bars or visit the working watermill in Talgarth or the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh Infantry in Brecon.
Visit Raglan Castle, Llanathony Priory, Llangastay Church and Bird hide. Or if you need more activity theres also horse riding, canoeing, indoor climbing, fishing, golf and much more
For further information about things to do in the local area see talljohns.house/house/local-area
Tall John's House
Originally a Welsh long house, Tall John’s House has been shaped by British naval history. Admiral Hamilton created this wonderful Georgian manor house in the late 19th century. In the 1950s Admiral Watson, bought the house and it is still in the Watson family’s possession.
Tall John's has all the comforts of the 21st century but has kept its character from the past six hundred years.It has several reception rooms, large lawns, a walled garden, a small fitness room, sauna, table-tennis table, wifi throughout and ample parking, One thing that is sure to strike you is the cosy, home from home feel that the Watsons and their staff have created. It will make your stay very special.
Bedrooms are elegant, light and spacious either in the main house or across the lawn in the old stables. Each with its own bath or shower room. All bedrooms are provided with plenty of large, fluffy towels, hair-dryers and a range of soaps, shampoos and shower gels.
Every effort is made to use locally - produced and locally-sourced ingredients. From award winning local Welsh cheese, delicious smoked salmon from the local Black Mountains Smokery or the home-made jams and marmalades. At Tall John's they strive to use their own fruit and vegetables grown in the traditional walled garden and encourage guests to eat as seasonally as possible.
What's included & What's the cost
The Retreat price includes:
Non refundable deposit of £150 secures a place on the retreat.
Shared Twin room £400
Small Double: Solo £450
Double Room: Solo £500
Manor King Room: Solo £550
Manor Room Superking: Solo £600
2nd person in Double, King or Superking room £300
All rooms have a private bathroom.
Massages, facials and other treatments, transport and all other activities are additional costs to be paid for by each individual.
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