Suitable for beginner and intermediate practitioners
Restorative, candlelit yoga
Deep rest
Plant-based meals
Yoga Nidra
Walk on the beach / sea dip (optional)
Yoga flow
Hot and cold immersions
Fireside journaling
Meditation
Massage (additional cost)
Motherhood is a wild and precious ride. This retreat in the peaceful expanse of the North Devon countryside is dedicated to mothers to give them the gift of self connection, deep rest and nurturing care.  Because the more we take care of ourselves, the more we can show up for others with the patience and compassion we want to share.

Take the opportunity to step into a nurturing space to receive love and care from Carolyn, from yourself and the power of community from other mothers. 

Treat your body to intuitive & approachable yoga that invites you to feel into what feels right for you in that moment and follow that journey - just as we might like to Mother - letting go of rules and expectations. Sinking into slow, quiet restorative yoga by candlelight, this is opportunity for a complete nervous system reset and revive, letting go of the load and taking time for you to connect to your lightness and felt sense of ease. 

Nourish with delicious, plant-based dishes and soak up the serenity of the countryside. Cleanse your body and mind in a garden sauna and take time to connect to other layers of you through journaling in front of a crackling fire. 

Everything is optional over this weekend as this is a weekend for you to care for YOU. To mother the mother, just as she needs and return home with a new found sense of spacious energy to tend to. 

Accommodation

Nature and Beach setting
Caters for vegan diets
Historic farmstead
En-suite and shared bathrooms
Yoga studio
Therapy room
Sauna
Twin, double, and king rooms
Expansive woods and orchards
Vegetable garden
Fire pit
Close to the beach
 Holwell Holistic Retreat is a short drive from some of Devon's most scenic landscapes, including Woolacombe and Lee Bay beaches and Exmoor National Park. The peaceful farmstead is set on five acres of serene woodlands and orchards and has a vegetable garden, sauna garden with fire pit and plunge showers, therapy rooms, and a private yoga studio with heated floor and well equipped with yoga mats. bolsters and props. Choose between options of cozy, modern twin, double, and king rooms that have a mix of en-suite and shared bathrooms and feel like a hug as soon as you arrive.  
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11th November to 13th November 2022
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Program

This weekend retreat begins on Friday afternoon and ends Sunday around noon. Sink into the weekend with a welcome circle and gentle yoga. Start your mornings with an energizing yoga flow followed by a nourishing breakfast. On Saturday after breakfast, spend time in the Sauna garden, moving between hot and cold immersion from the sauna to the plunge showers. Use the afternoon to journal and rest before rejoining for restorative yoga in the evening. 
Day 1
3pm
Arrival. Tea & Energy ball
5pm
Welcome Circle & Gentle Yoga
7pm
Dinner. Evening fireside journaling
Day 2
8.30am
Intuitive Flow Yoga
10am
Breakfast. Sauna Garden
1.30pm
Light lunch. Journaling
5.30pm
Restorative Yoga
7.30pm
Dinner
8pm
Sound Bath
Day 3
9am
Yoga (or lie-in)
10.30am
Brunch
11.15am
Closing circle
12pm
Home time

Instructor

Carolyn Thompson
Carolyn
Carolyn is a Pre and Postnatal Yoga, Motherhood Yoga, as well as Children's Yoga teacher inspired both by ancient wisdom and by contemporary practices. Her classes combine foundational postures with intuitive movement and restorative stillness, with a focus on inviting the individual to notice their own experience, and tune into the awareness of what they need in that moment to discover internal strength and support, physically, emotionally, energetically and mentally. Acceptance, compassion, and connection are at the heart of Carolyn's philosophy in life and yoga.

As a mum of one, Carolyn has found deep support on her Motherhood journey from yoga, meditation, journaling and connection practices and feels passionate about sharing down to earth, approachable yoga for all  to guide others to discover the strength of this support too. 

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 60 days in advance for a 60% refund
Cancel up to 28 days in advance for a 60% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

Free reschedule to later retreat if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
11th November to 13th November 2022
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