42 Acres is a beautiful retreat centre within a 40 minute drive of Bath. It offers an enchanting and peaceful meeting place conducive to refreshment of mind, body and spirit. Situated within wonderfully tranquil surroundings, 42 Acres offers excellent facilities and superb home grown award-winning food. The sumptuous surroundings and the breath-taking countryside are perfect for your time to retreat, recharge, and reconnect to the world in a more balanced, purposeful way.
Resident head chef Mark Mabon is as passionate about foraging and sourcing local, ethical and sustainable ingredients as he is about whipping them up into tasty and innovative dishes. While vegetables and plants are seen as the centre of the plate and most of the retreats follow a vegetarian menu, the food at 42 Acres takes an all-inclusive approach. The property prides itself on supporting small-scale artisan growers and organic produce, with a passionate focus on wholesome, honest and delicious food. Raw cheese, fresh sourdough, the chef’s own sauerkraut and digestion-boosting kimchi feature alongside other health-giving dishes such as beetroot and sprouted sunflower-seed pâté, polenta toasts and raw chocolate mousse. A warm glass of comforting turmeric milk is the perfect way to round off the day before bed.
The retreat will be led by two experienced teachers with over 45 years of teaching experience between them. The classes will cover asana, pranayama, philosophy, chanting and restorative/relaxation and myofascial release practices. There will also be time for walking, relaxing, quiet contemplation and massage.
Friday 4th October 2019
5pm: Arrival, welcome, show around and settle in
6pm - 8pm: Opening circle and Yoga.
8pm: Delicious organic plant based dinner.
9pm: Yoga Nidra/Opportunity for massage.
Saturday 5th October 2019
7.30am-8.30am: Yoga - gently wake up the body through breath work and joint release.
8.30am - 10am: Breakfast.
12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lunch
1.30pm - 5.30pm free time / opportunity for massages / long walks / reading
5.30pm - 7.30pm: Yoga
9.00pm: Evening session/Opportunity for massage
Sunday 6th October 2019
7.30am - 8.30am: Yoga - gently wake up the body through breath and joint release.
8.30am - 10am: Breakfast.
12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lunch
Simona's professional background is in Psychology and she has also studied Classical ballet. Subsequent studies in Dance Movement Therapy increased her awareness of how inextricably the mind, body and inner spirit are linked. She initially trained as a Sivananda Yoga teacher in 1998, however her love of yoga drew her to other styles including Iyengar, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow. Over the last few years she has had the privilege of studying with Bridget Woods-Kramer and John Friend as an Anusara teacher and now teaches Anusara Inspired Flow Yoga at Yoga Bodhi. Simona's classes are both fun and challenging and encourage playful exploration of both the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga. Simona emphasises in her teaching that although we may practice yoga in a group, the practice of yoga in itself is a very unique journey.
Angela is a long-term student of yoga and it continues to enrich and inspire her life. Shas been teaching yoga for over 16 years, having qualified as a teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga. She is also a Senior Registered Teacher with Yoga Alliance,a Teacher Trainer, Yoga Sports Science graduate and teacher of Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs. She is currently undertaking further study with her teacher, Paul Harvey, and her teaching,and personal practice, is inspired by the teachings of Sri T Krsnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. She is interested in looking for ways to free old tension patterns and unlock individual potential using asana, breathwork, sound and mediative techniques.. She sees yoga as a continuous journey of inquiry, discovery and learning and tries to pass this on in her teaching. Angela is also an aromatherapist and massage practitioner.
We are also very lucky to have Linnea on our retreat offering massage.
Linnea was born and raised in the forests of Sweden. A mother of two now living with her family in Frome, UK. Linnea trained as a massage therapist in her home town of Gothenburg. Her professional journey since then has spanned 12 years and since settling in the South West she has qualified as a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner Linnea rests in her heart and offers her treatments from this space. Her treatments are led intuitively by her connection to spirit and are unique to any given session. If you want to know more about Linnea visit www.linneajohansson.co.uk
What she offers
A blend of sport, holistic and thai massage to fit what your body needs. 30min £40 60min £50
Reiki Hands off energetic healing work 60 min £50
Thai Reflexology Relaxation for your feet
Accommodation - All prices per person.
£350 – Swallows nests – cosy single bed accommodation, with shared toilets and showers next door. Ideal for those who want their own space but want to be on a budget. (3 rooms remaining)
£395 – Luxe dorm like never before: Skylights, exposed beams and three small double futons, each with a partition in between for privacy. There is a large private adjacent bathroom with a standalone bath with a shower head. (Available)
£435- Privately accessed triple ensuite room located in the Deer 3 Cottage. (Adjacent to the main house.)(Available)
£450 – Cosy twin rooms in the main house Toad, Sonoran, Friedlander 2, with a shared bathroom. (Shared between 2 rooms.) These rooms have ample storage, rugs for winter and personal reading lights. (Only Toad available)
£395 – Frielander 1 is a Moroccan Inspired King sized bedroom with floor to ceiling shelving and hanging space. Friedlander 1 shares a bathroom with one other room and as it stands just has a bath, no shower.
£485 – Privately accessed twin ensuite rooms located in the Deer 2 Cottage. (Adjacent to the main house.)(FULL)
£485 – Elegant double ensuite bedrooms in Deer 1(Adjacent to the main house)(FULL) and Freilding (main house)(Available)with ensuite shower rooms and ample storage.
£495 – The Master suite of the house, the Frieda Suite, has a super-king bed, walk in dressing room and a beautiful view of the 42 Acres landscape. The large ensuite bathroom has a standalone bath, walk in shower and plenty of room to wander about in!(Available)
Rooms are assigned on a first come first served basis, therefore early booking is strongly recommended!
Limited single occupancy please add £200 supplement to the above prices.
What is included in the price?
- 3 scrumptious meals daily, herbal tea & healthy snacks.
- 2 nights accommodation.
- 8 yoga sessions, including meditation and Yoga Nidra.
- Luxury yoga mats and all props.
Therapies and transfers are not included.
42 acres is a 1hrs drive from Bristol, 2.5 hrs drive from London & 40 minutes from Bath.
Gillingham (Dorset) 17 mins by car
Frome 19 mins by car
Castle Cary 24 mins by car
Westbury 33 mins by car
To book and secure your place we require a £250 non-refundable deposit. Balance to be paid by 30th June 2019. You can pay the £250 deposit online through 'book and pay' or, if you prefer, via BACS (details below). If paying your deposit by BACS please do drop us an email to let us know you have done this. Payment to - YBTTC, Lloyds bank, 30-90-54, 36022868. Cancellations - cancellations made up to 3 months before the retreat the full cost of the retreat is to be paid. Cancellations before this time £250 non- refundable deposit to be paid.
At the time of booking please do let us know of your room preference so we can reserve it for you.
The studio email is firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.