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Delete the meditation apps and soothing whale sounds, because this retreat is the ultimate form of relaxation. Nestled in the quaint village of Lee in North Devon, this yoga and spiritual retreat offers busy parents, burnt-out professionals and beginner yogis the opportunity to relax and deepen their practice in the quietude of the countryside. Open your heart with flowing asanas and recharge with Yoga nidra naps. When it comes to the gong baths, imagine a refreshing dip in the ocean, only better.
Suitable for beginner practitioners
Vinyasa, Yin, and yoga
Cacao ceremony
Nidra Classes
Woodland cabins near coast
Meditation and gong bath
Plant Based Food
Come relax in woodland cabins nestled in four acres of private woodland in the sleepy village of Lee, North Devon. This retreat is suitable for anyone who’d like to get away from the pressure of life, take time out in nature to relax, nourish and energise with wellness, healthy plant based food, yoga and learn how to manifest your deepest desires. All levels are welcome and you can take everything at your own pace. The Cleave boasts a brand new yoga studio, and infinity deck which offers views that not only take your breath away but offer a deep sense of relaxation whilst you participate in asana, pranayama, and meditation. These practices will not only relax you but will help to increase oxygen flow, balance, clarity, and promote a peaceful mind and an open heart. All asana practices are based around heart openers so you will experienced a deep sense of love for yourself and others. Yoga nidra, crystal meditations and healing through sound vibrations during a gong bath and crystal bowl meditations will definitely melt away any tension and stress, as well as help connect you to your true self.
This retreat is suitable for anyone who’d like to get away from the pressure of life, take time out in nature to relax, nourish and energize with wellness, healthy plant-based food, yoga, and learn how to manifest your deepest desires. All levels are welcome and you can take everything at your own pace. The Cleave boasts a brand new yoga studio and infinity deck which offers views that not only take your breath away but offer a deep sense of relaxation whilst you participate in asana, pranayama, and meditation.

These practices will not only relax you but will help to increase oxygen flow, balance, clarity, and promote a peaceful mind and an open heart. All asana practices, meditations, and journaling are based around the heart chakra so you will experience a deep sense of love for yourself and others. Yoga Nidra, crystal meditations, and healing through sound vibrations during a gong bath and crystal bowl meditations will definitely melt away any tension and stress, as well as help connect you to your true self.

Accommodation

Beach and Nature setting
Caters for vegan diets
Close to the beach
Shared cabins in woods
Plant-based meals
Positioned on planetary ley lines, The Cleave is simply a magical place on earth. Anyone and everyone who is lucky enough to come to The Cleave leaves feeling energised, relaxed and centred. Combine this amazing setting with the practices of yoga, meditation, sound healing and self exploration you really will leave here feeling on top of the world! In fact, you won’t want to leave! You will stay in one of our three delightful cabins for two people, (twin or super king bed) and have access to a modern fitted woodland shower room. There are three cabins in the woods. Mole cabin, Badger Cabin and Toad Hall. There are twin beds in each cabin but if you prefer these can be connected to make a super king bed, upon request. (There is no guaranteed single occupancy unless you purchase both spaces.  Please contact me for cost) Toad Hall is located at the top of a steep woodland path. Handrails and lighting are there to guide you. Due to the distance there is no running water in this cabin, but the views certainly make up for it! Water containers with plenty of water are supplied.
Please note there is no single cabin available.  All cabins are shared cabins.
The Cleave is located in the hamlet of Lee in North Devon.

Positioned on planetary ley lines, The Cleave is simply a magical place on earth. Anyone and everyone who is lucky enough to come to The Cleave leave feeling energized, relaxed, and centred. Combine this amazing setting with the practices of yoga, meditation, sound healing, and self-exploration you really will leave here feeling on top of the world! In fact, you won’t want to leave!

The Cleave is a 10-minute walk from the local award-winning pub and a 15-minute walk from Lee Bay and Sandy Cove for the fresh sea air.

You will stay in one of our four delightful cabins for two people, (twin or super king bed) as well as have access to a modern fitted woodland shower room. There are twin beds in each cabin but if you prefer these can be connected to make a super king bed (please request).

In each cabin, there are two single beds (based on shared accommodation). The maximum occupancy in each cabin is 2.

The single beds are also designed to be connected together to make a super king bed upon request.

Toad Hall and Owl cabin are located at the top of a steep woodland path. Handrails and lighting are there to guide you. There is no running water or toilet facilities at the top of the hill. Water is supplied and the woodland shower room is down the bottom of the hill.

Food
All food is vegan. Please provide information regarding dietary requirements upon inquiry.

Example menu

Friday dinner
Jerk tofu, sweet potato and butternut squash, coconut and kidney bean rice, sweetcorn slaw with mango and avocado.
Zesty lime pots

Saturday brunch
Homemade granola, fruit salad and coconut yoghurt, toast, nut butter, date and oat smoothie

Saturday dinner
Black Bean Chilli and quinoa, guacamole, salsa, corn tortilla chips, shredded lettuce, radish and spring onions.
Spiced chocolate mousse with honeycomb

Sunday brunch
Vegan sausages, scrambled tofu, hash browns, mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach
Afternoon tea
Chickpea curry with wholegrain rice, popadoms, mango chutney, mint yoghurt, onions and coriander
Vegan Icecream
A selection of Yogi herbal teas, tea and coffee with oat milk. A selection of vegan cakes, Fruit bowl are available throughout
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Program

The long weekend blends a mix of dynamic vinyasa flow and relaxing Yin yoga classes. Explore a variety of types of meditation including yoga Nidra, a gong bath with Tibetan singing bowls, and a meditation focused on opening the heart chakra. Learn how to mix essential oils and spend free time journaling or taking silent walks through the woods or to the nearby beach. 
Please arrive in plenty of time to settle into your cabin and receive your goody bag. Do bring with you your yoga mat and yoga blocks. Pillows from the cabin can be used for Yin yoga.

Day 1, Friday 
  • 15:00 Tea/coffee and snacks
  • 15:45 Journalling
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Vinyasa flow
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Yoga Nidra
  • 18:30 2-course dinner
  • 20:00 Evening meditation and bonfire at Toad Hall

Day 2, Saturday
  • 08:30 Gentle yoga
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:30 Essential oil mixing
  • 12:00 Journalling
  • 12:30 Free Time
  • 16:00 Tea/coffee and snacks to include spiritual chat/free time
  • 17:00 Vinyasa flow yoga
  • 18:00 2-course dinner
  • 19:30 Gong bath (meditation to gongs and Tibetan singing bowls)

Day 3, Sunday 
  • 09:00 Yin yoga
  • 10:30 Cacao ceremony
  • 11.30 Brunch
  • 12:15 Journalling
  • 13:15 Pre silent walk meditation followed by a silent walk to Lee Bay
  • 13:40 Wild swimming/free time
  • 16:00 Tea/coffee snacks
  • 16:30 Heart chakra opening meditation (bowl)
  • 17:00 Journalling
  • 18:00 2 course dinner
  • 19:30 Bonfire ritual
  • 20:00 Intentions going forward and closing ceremony
Day 1
1pm
Arrival
3pm
Tea / coffee and snacks
3.30pm
Journalling
4pm
Vinyasa flow
5pm
Yoga Nidra
6.30pm
2-course dinner
8pm
Evening meditation and bonfire at Toad Hall
Day 2
8.30am
Gentle yoga
10.30am
Brunch
11.30am
Essential oil mixing
12pm
Journalling
12.30pm
Tea/Coffee and snacks to include spiritual chat/free time
5pm
Vinyasa flow yoga
6pm
2-course dinner
7.30pm
Gong bath (meditation to gongs and Tibetan singing bowls)
Day 3
9am
Yin yoga
10.30am
Cacao ceremony
11.30am
Brunch
12.15pm
Journalling
1.15pm
Pre silent walk meditation followed by silent walk to lee bay
1.30pm
Wild swimming/free time
4pm
Tea/coffee snacks
4.30pm
Heart chakra opening meditation (bowl)
5pm
Journalling
6.30pm
2-course dinner
7.30pm
Bonfire ritual/letter burning
8pm
Intentions going forward and closing ceremony
Day 4
9am
Teas/Coffee and Toast before you leave

Instructor

Amanda Pitman
Amanda
Amanda is delighted to host and hold space for your yoga retreat. With 23 years teaching experience Amanda is a yoga alliance qualified yoga instructor.  Amanda welcomes all abilities in yoga and not only is able to guide people with their own practice but those who have a desire to go inward and look deep within themselves. Yoga philosophy is a way of life and Amanda has studied this along side the mind, body and soul connection for many years. Amanda continues her own work of self exploration and offers guidance to those who wish to do the same.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

No refund if you cancel in advance.

Changes

Change your dates up to 30 days in advance

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
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