& Beyond: ReWild Yoga Gathering

Hardwick Estate, South Oxfordshire.

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Sadhama Rewild Retreats
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Sep 8 - 12, 2021
Group size: 1 - 94
& Beyond: ReWild Yoga Gathering
Hardwick Estate, South Oxfordshire.

Sadhama Rewild Retreats
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
32 reviews

Sep 8 - 12, 2021
Group size: 1 - 94

About this trip

Imagine coming home

to a wild & magical place.

To the cool water,

the whispering leaves

& the green grass shining in the sun.

Imagine the mighty oak,

the sacred place where

we come together again,

in consciousness,

singing in unison

under the stars, &Beyond.


& Beyond is an intimate gathering taking place in the wild landscape of Hardwick Estate in Oxfordshire, on the banks of the River Thames.


Kundalini & Hatha Yoga morning practice accompanied by live musicians, transformational workshops, gong baths, woodland walks, forest bathing, kirtan, sacred movement, chanting, poetry, singing, wild swimming, meditations with ancient oaks, fire ceremony, love-infused plant-based Ayurvedic food. The experience of rest, rebalancing in a magical setting and deep remembrance of true self and beyond.. 


We will be eating fresh, organic, locally grown plant-based meals lovingly prepared according to Ayurvedic principles by Karen Buckland of Plant Based Pirate. Our gorgeous fruit and veg will come from Tollhurst Organic farm who use stock free farming to produce the lowest possible carbon footprint, cruelty free food. Their work is truly inspiring and aligned with our ethos of re-connecting and re-aligning with mother nature to live in more harmony.


The gathering begins on Tuesday afternoon and ends on Sunday evening. You are most welcome to come for the whole duration of the gathering, for the weekend, or for one day only.


Accommodation is provided on a secluded camping field next to the shores of the river with composting toilets and freshwater. Tents available to rent if you can not bring your own. 

Camper van's & caravans are welcome. 


Children are very welcome. Sorry no dogs.


There is plenty of space to keep within social distancing guidelines.


Surround yourself with 500 year old trees, wild flower meadows, stunning scenery, magical sunset views, wonderful wildlife & your community.


Ticket Info

We hope to be able to accommodate all who feel drawn to come together as a community.    

We have limited amounts of tickets available for the 

Full Five Days Bliss Immersion : Wednesday - Sunday;

Weekend Joy Tickets: Friday evening - Sunday.   


This year we will have childcare available for kids to have their own part of the gathering, and parents can enjoy the rare opportunity to dive deep into the workshops, while knowing that their little ones are being well looked after. 


You can choose any of these options by clicking on the green SELECT button. 


We can offer payment plans, please reach out if you need to pay in instalments. 


We are introducing Seva Tickets this year for those who would like to combine the fun of the gathering and karma of the service. These tickets are designed for those who enjoy getting involved in the running of the gathering by giving the core crew a hand with whatever is needed to be done on the day, or those who can't afford the full price of the tickets but still want to come. We have 5 day and weekend options for Sevas as well, so if you’re keen to be involved, give us an email on info@andbeyond.uk or apply here.


All the ticket contributions will go towards supporting our teachers and building a space on the  special land at Hardwick to host yoga classes, community events and future retreats. We hope to build this platform for reconnection and rest.


COVID-19 Statement and Refund Policy

As with all events this summer we are at the mercy of government regulations regarding COVID-19. We will be operating on a private campsite with participant numbers limited to the legally permitted amount. We will be taking precautions as recommended during the event to ensure the safety and health of all participants.

If the regulations surrounding social distancing deviate from the current government predictions and do not allow us to go ahead with the event as planned, we will postpone the event and reschedule it for a time which is appropriate. In this instance all tickets will be transferable. If the option to retain your ticket until the event is rescheduled is not preferable for you, just let us know within 14 days of us announcing a postponement, and will refund you 100% of the ticket amount.


Here is the link to our terms and conditions including our refund policy. 


Please reach out if you have any questions on info@beyond.uk.

Travel

Hardwick estate is only 40 minutes by train from London (Paddington), and just 20 minutes by car from Junction 12 on the M4.  Easily accessible from the main transport hubs at Reading, yet set in the rolling countryside of the Chilterns AONB, Hardwick is ideally located for a weekend getaway of peace and tranquility.

If you have a spare seat in your car and are happy to share a ride, or if you need a lift to the gathering, here is the link to the &beyond community WhatsApp group:

Ride Shares



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Find us on www.andbeyond.uk

What’s included

  • Daily wild swimming
    We are blessed to have a clean and pure section of the Thames on our doorstep. Listed as one of the best wild swimming spots in UK.
  • Morning yoga &live music
    Morning yoga accompanied by live musicians will help us connect to the natural state of our body/mind...relaxed awareness, presence, peace. Expect embodied movement, kundalini kriyas & breathwork.
  • Tree meditation
    This is a great opportunity to learn effective methods of meditation with the help of the the embodied stillness and living wisdom of the trees which are our traditional and powerful supporters.
  • Forest bathing
    The Art of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) is a therapuetic technique of immersing oneself in nature to decompress from the stresses of modern living and rediscover the true self.
  • 3 × Ayurvedic meals/day
    All our food is organic and locally sourced and lovingly prepared with your health and satisfaction in mind. We are so lucky to be surrounded by passionate and ethical growers!
  • Ground rent
    Accommodation is provided on a secluded camping field next to the shores of the river. We have an option to rent tents which you can add before you checkout. Tents for rent are limited.
  • Enlightening Workshops
    in the stunning location with experienced teachers will allow to breath new life into our essence of being, embody the knowledge and create a lasting connection to a sense of inner contentment.
  • Kirtan
    We are so lucky to have Brian and Madeline with us who are deeply talented musicians. They will lead a heart opening collective performance of musical conversation and devotional chanting.
  • Story Telling / Poetry
    Group Singing, world music Open Mic to get to know and tune in to each other. There will be opportunity to share your talents and with a group and co create if you feel inspired to in a moment.
  • Live Music
    Sacred sound round the campfire will be heart-warming songs about nature, green futures and what it is to be human, lead by specially invited renowned musicians.
  • Ayurvedic Assessment
    Personal Ayurvedic Assessment of your constitution will be offered. Understanding of your own nature provides enhanced tool set for self healing and wellbeing.
  • Sacred Movement
    Moving to the beat of the drums we guide you to unleash the dynamic healing power of movement and step into a state of surrender and joy.
  • Fire Ceremony
    Experience the ancient ceremony to deepen the connection to nature, feeling of unity to overcome your fears, break through internal barriers and discover your personal power - experience your change!
  • Foraging Walks
    Join us for the unique opportunity to explore the abundant flora and fauna of the wild flower meadows and magnificent forest of Hardwick with an expert guide in local biodiversity of plant kingdom.
  • Boat Rides
    We will have few boats, paddle boards & kayaks available at our camp side throughout the gathering for you to enjoy the river Thames rides
  • Massage (cost)
    There will be professional therapist on site offering massage and deeply healing bodywork. This will be offered at a reduced rate but is not included in the package price.
  • Kinesiology (cost)
    Kinesiology is a holistic therapy that uses muscle testing to find imbalances in the body and find what is needed to re-balance, whether that be on a physical, emotional or energetic level
  • Bedding
    Please bring your own sleeping bags, blankets, pillows etc
  • Cutlery and crockery
    Please bring your own plates, bowls, cutlery and mug. This will help us stay clean and hygienic.
  • Yoga mat
    Please bring your own yoga mat. Let us know if you cant access a mat we have a few to borrow. Please also bring a blanket for end of class relaxation.

Available Packages

Thursday Day Tripper
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A day long deep dive into sacred lands and your beautiful self! Arrivals from 6am on Thursday morning, departures after the end of evening activities, around 10pm Thursday evening. Please note this does not include an overnight stay!


Includes:

✔️ A full day of the gathering.

✔️ All activities, classes and workshops and evening kirtan, music and jam sessions

✔️ Delicious Ayurvedic food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and hot drinks throughout the day

✔️ Contribution for the building of a retreat space for the community

£80
Friday Day Tripper
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A day long deep dive into sacred lands and your beautiful self! Arrivals from 6am on Friday morning, departures after the end of evening activities, around 10pm Friday evening. Please note this does not include an overnight stay!


Includes:

✔️ A full day of the gathering.

✔️ All activities, classes and workshops and evening kirtan, music and jam sessions

✔️ Delicious Ayurvedic food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and hot drinks throughout the day

✔️ Contribution for the building of a retreat space for the community

£80
Sunday Day Tripper
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A day long deep dive into sacred lands and your beautiful self! Arrivals from 6am on Sunday morning, departures after the end of the closing circle, around 4.30pm Sunday afternoon. Please note this does not include an overnight stay!


Includes:

✔️ A full day of the gathering.

✔️ All activities, classes and workshops and evening kirtan, music and jam sessions

✔️ Delicious Ayurvedic food: Breakfast, lunch and snacks after the closing circle, as well as hot drinks throughout the day

✔️ Contribution for the building of a retreat space for the community

£60

Available options

Large Bell Tent (5 Metre) Unfurnished Sold Out
£90
Tent (1-2 person size) 6 left
£30


Itinerary

Life &Beyond
Daily

Wild swimming & Pranayama warm up Every morning

We are blessed to have a clean and serene section of the Thames on our doorstep. Listed as one of the best wild swimming spots in UK. We will wake up with this cleansing & invigorating practice daily.

On one morning perform an offering ceremony to Isis, Goddess of the Thames (before diving in!).

Morning yoga 

Morning yoga will help us connect to the natural state of our body/mind...relaxed awareness, presence, peace. Expect embodied movement, Kundalini Yoga kriyas, pranayama breathwork, energy work, meditation.

Ayurdvedic meals

All our food is organic and locally sourced and lovingly prepared with your health and satisfaction in mind. We are so lucky to be surrounded by passionate and ethical growers!

Your Organizer


SR
Sadhama Rewild Retreats
32 reviews
Our retreats created to offer the experience of rest, reconnection with nature, community and true self. We share access to the beauty & healing nature of the Hardwick estate with it living wisdom of the ancient oaks and the sacred waters.

Reviews

Amazing experience, wonderful people, great food and an uplifting shift! Would definitely recommend for anyone and any age!
By Marcel W for & Beyond: ReWild Yoga Gathering on 22 Sep, 2021
It was wonderful-amazing food, incredible site, super welcoming hosts, great workshops, lovely participants, sooo special to be near the river and forest.
By Loren T for & Beyond: ReWild Yoga Gathering on 21 Sep, 2021
This was my second time to this special place. I arrived hoping for peace and connection and left with a deeper connection and love of the community and nature. I felt that a lot of thought had gone in to the workshops with the teachers creating a safe, loving and nurturing space where I could let go and feel the freedom and flexibility that is available with in. The food was incredible and Karen and the team worked so hard to ensure that our bodies were were nourished supporting our practice in the workshops. On both occasions I have come to this place I have left feeling like I have shed another layer of the past and moving towards the person I want to be. I would recommend it to anyone.
By Syreeta D for & Beyond: ReWild Yoga Gathering on 18 Sep, 2021
Wow, what a beautiful & nourishing experience for body, mind & soul! Such a wonderful team & community of people, and held in a stunning space which really enhanced the magic of the retreat. I loved the incorporation & honouring of all the elements in the weekend - Earth via the delicious Ayurvedic food, tree meditation & acknowledgment the land, the ceremonial fires, fire jumping, walking & dancing, wild swimming & stone river ritual and the air through beautiful songs, music & focus of breath during the yoga sessions. I came out of the weekend feeling so rejuvenated! Thank you all for making it so special!
By Farida S for & Beyond: ReWild Yoga Gathering on 16 Sep, 2021
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I had a superb five day experience. Food was absolutely delicious. The grounds were peaceful and serene by the river. Meditations, gong baths, morning swims were all conducted smoothly by all the teachers. LOVED EVERYTHING!
By Ratika P for & Beyond: ReWild Yoga Gathering on 15 Sep, 2021
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References

I have left deeply transformed at the end of the retreat - at peace, empowered and joyful. I shall share with you a poem I penned at the end on Sunday after most people had set off. What brought me to this point? Was it just being at the right place at the right time? Was it just the practices, the setting, the energy, the company, the food? It was all of the above, and beyond! First of all, all the organisers and teachers at the Sadhama ReWild retreat I have just attended at the Hardwick Estate in South Oxforshire live and breathe what they teach. It came across strongly and informed the ethos, the energy and the vibration of the whole experience for everybody. People gelled and I made many new connections with some like-minded and like-hearted people which I am relishing. There was an all-embracing welcoming of everybody with no judgement. We practised yoga, danced around the fire, swam in the Thames, did forest bathing and much much more, all within a very safe and sustaining space magically magnified by the idyllic setting. I have sadly lost an old sangha due to various reasons, but have now got a new one - a new yoga family who has taken me in to walk alongside and with me and I with them. Second of all, the practices sometimes reminded of what I already know but have forgotten, at others I learnt new things. But, I found that perhaps we always experience things anew, as we are moment by moment changing. Practices were delivered and shared with joy. The structure of the day was honoured. It all was flowing without too much ado! Thirdly, the food, freshly prepared, vegan, organic, was very nourishing and absolutely delicious. I was sustained not just by the food itself, but by the ambience, the loving, compassionate, all-embracing energy and people. Now for the poem inspired by this experience, as promised earlier is called: JOY What does joy look like? What does joy feel like? What does joy smell like? What does joy sound like? Where does joy live? What dance does it dance? What song does it sing? Joy is seen on children's faces Joy turns up in some unexpected places. Joy sometimes surprises, takes you unawares Joy whispers sweet nothings, when it seems nobody cares. Joy's fairy-like nature can be felt in a tree Joy speaks to the heart when there's nothing to see Joy shines throughout our beings divine Joy reassures it is now and forever fine. Joy constant like a steady, strong mountain springs forth like a wild water fountain refreshingly fresh, always anew washing away all unwanted residue. Joy wakes up the dormant, heavy heart and the whole body, each and every part of our whole being sacred, infinite our spirits and souls dance happily within it. Joy is multiplied when shared Joy comes in when its summons are heard Joy sings and twirls sweetly around when it hears that most welcome sound of our inner being emptied of waste - in it comes, with its sweet-smelling taste hurriedly enters with an enthusiastic haste filling our heart, mind, body and soul with love so that our being is below as it is is above! Joy is when a sangha is sadly lost, but a new one is found Joy is when compassion, generosity and freedom abound Joy's gifts abundant as it is overflowing Joy brings us back to our own inner knowing. Written by (me) Mary Mallia "JOY" on Sunday 12th September 2021 after the Sadhama ReWild Retreat at The Hardwick Estate, South Oxfordshire and inspired by my experience there and at that time.
By Mary M on 14 Sep, 2021
I attended the Sweat snd Serenity Retreat - it was indeed a magical experience. Waking up to a bracing and refreshing wild swim, followed by daily yoga followed by a wonderful breakfast. The days activities were well planned out and varied ranging from a sweat lodge, forest bathing and meditation. We spent every evening around a fire, sharing, singing, laughing, crying and witnessing one another, it was such an impactful experience being in community and meeting wonderful people. The sweat lodge was held on Saturday and was an incredibly deep experience and one I shall always remember - the space and fire was held by Andy and his fire keepers who made you feel safe and connected which enabled you to go deep within. I can still smell the sweet grass in my nostrils. I throughly and surprisingly enjoyed the daily yoga ( and this was something I was least looking forward to having not embodied the practice myself) Bara was able to draw something out of each one of us despite what level one was at. She herself had a deep spiritual practice which really enabled me to see yoga in a different way, connecting to myself and something bigger. The food was absolutely amazing, so much thought and time had gone into its preparation and to ones ayurvedic dosha and accommodate each dish as particular digestive needs. The gong bath as a treat - lying still as the sun set feeling waves of energy flow through you. Walking to the splendour of the Oak tree ended our retreat and we sat there in beautiful community, in connection, with this ancient Oak - breathing in his breath and him breathing in ours - the reciprocal relationship we share. What a wonderfully nourishing experience - thank you - very much looking forward to the next one Marsha
By Marsha L on 13 Jun, 2021