chesnut tree farm, uk
2022 Dates coming soon
- Welcome Treat
- Eco meets luxury Accommodation
- Full Board Dining
- Wellness Workshop
- Daily Yoga
- Access to the Hot Tub
2022 dates coming soon!
VENUE & ACCOMODATION
Relax in one of 7 geodesic domes situated in their own private woodland glade. With eco-friendly and ethically sourced interiors, each dome really encapsulates an eco meets bohemian luxury vibe. Surrounded by nature this is the perfect spot for you to reconnect and to really rest. Plus, outside, each dome has its own private wood-fired hot tub!!
Set in the depths of the Lincolnshire countryside, these beautiful grounds are home to a lake, woodlands, flower meadows and winding paths to follow and explore. Featuring a 'sunset dias' (wooden platform), overlooking the Lincoln Edge, this is truly the best spot to pause and watch the sunset- taking in all the beauty that mother nature has to offer.
Every beautiful dome features 2 twin beds (can become a king bed on request); organic towels, organic, natural and vegan toiletries and fresh and loose leaf teas and coffees. Each individual dome has its own private bathroom, hot tub, wood burning stoves and woodland hammocks! All rooms are perfect for solo travellers or great for two to share.
YOGA & WORKSHOPS
This retreat has been created to include the perfect balance of yoga and relaxation. Take part in two classes everyday including an energising morning vinyasa flow to welcome the day. Enjoy the rest of your day (swimming, exploring...) and then join the group again before dinner to unwind with a slow flow and yoga nidra.
There will also be a 'Say yes! to guilt free rest!' workshop for you to join. During this workshop we'll be working to address any negative and unhelpful beliefs we have around toxic productivity and rest and relaxation. We'll be creating our own intentions and affirmations to work with during a nourishing and nurturing yoga nidra practice.
We'll also work with something I like to call bookending (rest rituals and boundaries) to help you separate your work time and rest time, leaving exhaustion behind and giving you the energy to do what you want in life, both on the retreat and back at home - Guilt Free!
The Kula Dome (kula is the sanskrit word for community), is the giant geodesic dome we'll be practicing in. Warmed by a wood-burning stove, with its bright and airy feel, the Kula Dome is the perfect setting to deepen your practice and connect to your body.
FOOD & DRINK
You’ll receive breakfast, lunch and dinner alongside a range of drinks, snacks and refreshments every day. All will be delicious, nutritious, plant-based meals prepared by Holly's Garden Kitchen. Think yummy tagines, delicious salads, and buckwheat blueberry pancakes!!
My name is Sofia and I'll be your host and teacher for the retreat. To find out a bit about my story you can head to the about page but here's some things you might like to know too:
-I am deeply passionate about deconstructing toxic productivity mindset! (something I experienced A LOT). For me, my practice and my teaching this means exploring our need to always be doing something and, instead, redefining rest and self-care as normal (not indulgent) humans needs.
- I am a qualified Yoga Nidra and iRest teacher. Both of these practices help facilitate self-enquiry and deep nourishing rest (there'll be lots of this on my retreats this year- keep reading to find out more).
- I am a qualified body-oriented (also called somatic) coach. What is this I hear you ask! Our body can tell us so much about what we need, if we only feel it and listen!
I use body-oriented coaching tools to address and work through stuck patterns of behaviour and beliefs related to toxic productivity and rest. This also supports clients in regulating their nervous system to create healthy patterns and boundaries between work and rest.
Wake Up – Tea and coffee will be available 7.30am
8am Morning Yoga – Enjoy a 75-minute energising vinyasa flow to start your day
9.30am Breakfast – Pick from a range of delicious breakfast dishes and drinks
Free Time – Take time to relax and unwind in nature
1pm Lunch – The in-house chef will prepare a lovely spread
Workshop or Free Time –Join us for a workshop or take time to relax and unwind in nature
6.00pm Evening Flow – Head to the shala for a 75-minute slow flow and yoga nidra
7:30pm Dinner – Take a seat for the last meal of the day, carefully prepared by professional chefs
We’ll provide a holistic experience combining movement, relaxation, nutrition and FUN! Our daily practice will help build strength, reduce stress and release endorphins. Through a combination of energising yoga, relaxing nidra, beautiful surroundings and gentle exploration you will leave feeling invigorated, relaxed and
HOW TO GET THERE
If you are driving (there is plenty of parking) the address is:
Chesnut Tree Farm
Alternatively the best route to take from London is:
1.From Kings X to Grantham (1 hour 30)
2.From Kings X to Newark (1 hour 45)
After either of these options you can get a cab for 30 mins to the farm (Slightly easier and quicker from Newark)
'Sofia's retreat was just what I needed to unwind from daily life. The location was fabulous; calming and serene. And Sofia's gentle flows and luscious yoga nidra restored my tired body and left my mind rested and renewed. A wonderful balance of movement and stillness, with private time for reflection, sleep, reading and walking. With the most divine food interspersed throughout the day. Such a wonderful experience.' - Natalie
Another retreat attendee, Elena, made this incredible pamphlet review after joining us on retreat in September 2021. Everything you need to know from the eyes of one of the attendees. Just click here.
Cost- £600 per person, early bird (booked before 8th August)
£700 per person (booked after 8th August)
(shared twin room)
We require payment in full to secure your place due to the proximity of the retreat.
Arrival - Arrival is on 17th September, from 2pm.
Check out- Checkout is on 19th September after lunch.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Cancellation – All payments are non-refundable, aside from in the case the retreat is cancelled by us for Covid related reasons, in which case a full refund will be issued.
Travel – Travel is not included.
Accommodation – All bedrooms feature twin beds and private bathrooms.
Food & Drink – We will be providing a plant-based menu. We are able to accommodate for allergies but please let us know in advance.
Itinerary – The exact daily itinerary will be provided closer to the time of the retreat.