Friday 3rd February – Sunday 5th February 2017 – Winter Glow with Charlie Morgan

We are incredibly excited to be collaborating with Charlie Morgan for our &SISTER seasonal retreats calendar at Poundon House.

Charlie Morgan, an exceptional and sought-after yoga teacher will be leading two of our ‘Autumn Light’ and our ‘Winter Glow’ yoga retreats.

Winter  at Poundon House is a season of light & warmth, of being outside in the cold, coming into the home and hearth, and is the ultimate opportunity to create ‘hygge’. As such, its one of our favourite seasons at Poundon House, where a brisk walk in the sleepy countryside is followed by a turn in front of the fire or AGA. Roasting chestnuts in the fire, warm drinks, it is a season to celebrate light and warmth, friends and family. There will be plenty of time to stretch and open in the shala with Charlie, cosy down in front of the open fire and build up your internal energy for the rest of Winter whilst we wait for nature to awake with Spring.

It is a beautiful time of year at Poundon House. Retreating with us is a unique experience and one that will stay in your favourite memories forever.

More about Charlie

 

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Charlie’s mission 

To spread the love & true benefits of yoga, as a lifestyle, as far and as wild as I possibly can. Making people smile and laugh along the way, opening their minds and hearts, inspiring and empowering them to swallow their fears and fulfil their dreams. I believe that everyone should, and can, live a life they love

Charlie’s yoga training

I have been practicing yoga on and off for 15 years, coming to it initially from a workout perspective. Following a life-changing trip to the Himalayan Yoga Institute in 2011, I decided to leave my job as an Assistant Buyer for The Disney Store and deepen my knowledge of yoga. In 2012, I became a certified teacher in Bali with WLYA – The Wise Living Yoga Academy (affiliated to The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai, India – the world’s oldest organized yoga institution).

I cater the type of yoga I teach to the needs of each individual. However, my public classes involve an innovative and forever changing style of dynamic vinyasa flow. Although extremely fast-paced at times, I am a perfectionist when it comes to correct body alignment, the synchronisation of movement and breath and the importance of a sumptuous, meditative relaxation. My classes are down-to-earth, fun, creative and challenging, but at the same time accessible, maintaining the philosophy that ‘yoga is for all’.

What your Winter Glow retreat will include:

– a retreat spanning three days and two nights at luxurious private venue Poundon House, set in its beautiful 6 acre garden in Oxfordshire;
– daily yoga practices (five in total over the retreat) and bespokeAutumn Light Retreat designed and led by experienced yogi Charlie Morgan;
– healthy yet nourishing vegetarian food and snacks by our experienced retreat chef Sophie;

– a long led country walk on Saturday;
– fire circle celebration;
– healthy goody bags bursting with new ideas and goodness;
– support from Charlie, Sophie our chef and Alicia; and best of all
– opportunity to book releasing and relaxing treatments with our wonderful therapists and best of all peace, quiet, yoga and connections with like-minded people.

Costs

£360pp for a space in a triple

£380pp for a space in a twin or double room

£550 for a solo occupancy double

To book a space please email enquiries@poundonhouse.com

 ‘Stay, season of calm love and soulful snows!
There is a subtle sweetness in the sun,
The ripples on the stream’s breast gaily run,
The wind more boisterously by me blows,
And each succeeding day now longer grows.
The birds a gladder music have begun,
The squirrel, full of mischief and of fun,
From maples’ topmost branch the brown twig throws.
I read these pregnant signs, know what they mean:
I know that thou art making ready to go.
Oh stay! I fled a land where fields are green
Always, and palms wave gently to and fro,
And winds are balmy, blue brooks ever sheen,
To ease my heart of its impassioned woe. ‘

To Winter, Claude McKay

 

 

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30th December 2016 – 2nd January 2017, New Year Soul Dive with Mischa Varmuza

Four days and three nights of bliss over New Year. An incredible way to finish one year and start a new.

Yoga: meditation: pranayama: ritual: NYE ceremony & banquet: detox-party: country walks: treatments

Join us for an immersive yoga experience as we dive deep into our hearts and practice over a three day retreat in the luxurious and beautiful setting of Oxfordshire’s Poundon House. Guided by our gifted teacher and experienced retreat leader Mischa, we will celebrate the past and present and craft heartfelt intentions as we look ahead to the New Year.

You will experience morning and afternoon yoga practices, nourish your souls and bellies with a delectable NYE banquet, let loose with a detox dance-l party, welcome in the New Year with glorious ceremony and life-affirming rituals, go deeper with meditation, pranayama, refresh with long country-walks and make connections with like-minded, lovely souls.

As well as a lot of time in the shala with Mischa, there will be open fires to bask before, long walks to be taken, hot baths to relax in, massages and treatments to release tension and a creative workshop time to spark our imaginations into life.

There is no better way to wake up to the New Year than full of life, love, energy, yoga and a refreshing walk in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside!

This carefully crafted retreat will nourish your soul and guide you lovingly into 2017 with an open mind and strong heart.

Your yogi – Mischa Varmuza

Mischa’s yoga journey began over a decade ago and slowly began to weave its way through her life; she is continually humbled and inspired by the potential of yoga to transform, expand and heal and is devoted to sharing the practice with others. She holds enormous gratitude to leading vinyasa flow teacher Claire Missingham with whom she completed her initial 200 hours and went on to assist for some time afterwards.

Most recently Mischa finished an additional 300 hour training with her teacher Sianna Sherman who is of enormous influence and inspiration to her. She has now stepped into apprenticeship with Sianna and assists on her workshops and trainings. Mischa has spent over a year in India studying, practicing and visiting sacred sites and it holds a special place in her heart.

Mischa teaches a heartfelt practice with creative sequencing, a deep focus on breath and alignment and a combination of strong steady flow and longer holds to both uplift and tap into the stillness. She draws her understanding from a number of styles and traditions, particularly inspired by the philosophy and practices of the Tantric lineage. Her classes are woven with philosophy, myth and stories and often include music, chanting, meditation and ritual. In a retreat environment the practices offered are incredibly diverse and always expand far beyond the students expectations as Mischa weaves in layers of influences from her personal practices and study to create a unique and beautiful experience.

Mischa’s teaching is passionate and knowledgeable, her intention is to both challenge and restore, holding a space for individuals to open, reflect and absorb. You will be taken on a joyful journey of self inquiry and unfolding. Mischa is committed to her own study and practice as the foundation of her teaching.

6pm Friday 30th December 2016 – 12pm Monday 2nd January 2017

Costs:

Triple room from £395pp
Twin or double bedroom from £425pp
Solo occupancy in double room £550

To book a space please email enquiries@poundonhouse.com

 

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Friday 11th November – Sunday 13th November – Autumn Light with Charlie Morgan

We are incredibly excited to be collaborating on a second AUTUMN LIGHT YOGA RETREAT with Charlie Morgan.

Charlie Morgan, an exceptional and sought-after yoga teacher will be leading two of our ‘Autumn Light’ yoga retreats.

4pm Friday 4th November to 3pm Sunday 6th November – SOLD OUT

4pm Friday 11th November to 3pm Sunday 13th November – PLACES AVAILABLE

Autumn is a season of ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness’, there will be plenty of time to stretch and open in the shala with Charlie, cosy down in front of the open fire and build up your internal energy for Winter. It is also a beautiful time of year at Poundon House, golden and crisp. Retreating with us is a unique experience and one that will stay in your favourite memories forever.

More about Charlie

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Charlie’s mission 

To spread the love & true benefits of yoga, as a lifestyle, as far and as wild as I possibly can. Making people smile and laugh along the way, opening their minds and hearts, inspiring and empowering them to swallow their fears and fulfil their dreams. I believe that everyone should, and can, live a life they love.

Charlie’s yoga training

I have been practicing yoga on and off for 15 years, coming to it initially from a workout perspective. Following a life-changing trip to the Himalayan Yoga Institute in 2011, I decided to leave my job as an Assistant Buyer for The Disney Store and deepen my knowledge of yoga. In 2012, I became a certified teacher in Bali with WLYA – The Wise Living Yoga Academy (affiliated to The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai, India – the world’s oldest organized yoga institution).

I cater the type of yoga I teach to the needs of each individual. However, my public classes involve an innovative and forever changing style of dynamic vinyasa flow. Although extremely fast-paced at times, I am a perfectionist when it comes to correct body alignment, the synchronisation of movement and breath and the importance of a sumptuous, meditative relaxation. My classes are down-to-earth, fun, creative and challenging, but at the same time accessible, maintaining the philosophy that ‘yoga is for all’.

What your Autumn Light retreat will include:

– a retreat spanning three days and two nights at luxurious private venue Poundon House, set in its beautiful 6 acre garden in Oxfordshire;
– daily yoga practices (five in total over the retreat) and bespokeAutumn Light Retreat designed and led by experienced yogi Charlie Morgan;
– healthy yet nourishing vegetarian food and snacks by our experienced retreat chef Sophie;

– a long led country walk on Saturday;
– fire circle celebration;
– healthy goody bags bursting with new ideas and goodness;
– support from Charlie, Sophie our chef and Alicia; and best of all
– opportunity to book releasing and relaxing treatments with our wonderful therapists and best of all peace, quiet, yoga and connections with like-minded people.

Costs

£360pp for a space in a triple

£380pp for a space in a twin or double room

£550 for a solo occupancy double

To book a space please email enquiries@poundonhouse.com

“There is a harmony in Autumn and a luste in its sky”

Autumn Light with Charlie Morgan

Friday 4th November – Sunday 6th November 2016 – Autumn Light with Charlie Morgan – SOLD OUT

We are incredibly excited to be collaborating with a new yogini for our &SISTER seasonal retreats calendar at Poundon House.

Charlie Morgan, an exceptional and sought-after yoga teacher will be leading two of our ‘Autumn Light’ yoga retreats.

4pm Friday 4th November to 3pm Sunday 6th November – SOLD OUT

4pm Friday 11th November to 3pm Sunday 13th November – PLACES AVAILABLE

Autumn is a season of ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness’, there will be plenty of time to stretch and open in the shala with Charlie, cosy down in front of the open fire and build up your internal energy for Winter. It is also a beautiful time of year at Poundon House, golden and crisp. Retreating with us is a unique experience and one that will stay in your favourite memories forever.

More about Charlie

my-story-pic

Charlie’s mission 

To spread the love & true benefits of yoga, as a lifestyle, as far and as wild as I possibly can. Making people smile and laugh along the way, opening their minds and hearts, inspiring and empowering them to swallow their fears and fulfil their dreams. I believe that everyone should, and can, live a life they love.

Charlie’s yoga training

I have been practicing yoga on and off for 15 years, coming to it initially from a workout perspective. Following a life-changing trip to the Himalayan Yoga Institute in 2011, I decided to leave my job as an Assistant Buyer for The Disney Store and deepen my knowledge of yoga. In 2012, I became a certified teacher in Bali with WLYA – The Wise Living Yoga Academy (affiliated to The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai, India – the world’s oldest organized yoga institution).

I cater the type of yoga I teach to the needs of each individual. However, my public classes involve an innovative and forever changing style of dynamic vinyasa flow. Although extremely fast-paced at times, I am a perfectionist when it comes to correct body alignment, the synchronisation of movement and breath and the importance of a sumptuous, meditative relaxation. My classes are down-to-earth, fun, creative and challenging, but at the same time accessible, maintaining the philosophy that ‘yoga is for all’.

What your Autumn Light retreat will include:

– a retreat spanning three days and two nights at luxurious private venue Poundon House, set in its beautiful 6 acre garden in Oxfordshire;
– daily yoga practices (five in total over the retreat) and bespokeAutumn Light Retreat designed and led by experienced yogi Charlie Morgan;
– healthy yet nourishing vegetarian food and snacks by our experienced retreat chef Sophie;

– a long led country walk on Saturday;
– fire circle celebration;
– healthy goody bags bursting with new ideas and goodness;
– support from Charlie, Sophie our chef and Alicia; and best of all
– opportunity to book releasing and relaxing treatments with our wonderful therapists and best of all peace, quiet, yoga and connections with like-minded people.

Costs

£360pp for a space in a triple

£380pp for a space in a twin or double room

£550 for a solo occupancy double

To book a space please email enquiries@poundonhouse.com

“There is a harmony in Autumn and a luste in its sky”

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