& Beyond: Wild Nature Yoga Gathering

Hardwick Estate, South Oxfordshire.

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Sadhama Rewild Retreats
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Sep 11 - 13, 2020
Group size: 1 - 60
& Beyond: Wild Nature Yoga Gathering
Hardwick Estate, South Oxfordshire.

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

Sep 11 - 13, 2020
Group size: 1 - 60

About this trip

Imagine a wild and magical place

where your soul can be tranquil.

In a gentler world

beyond the noise,

in harmony with Mother Nature.

Among sacred fields,

under the ancient trees,

by the water’s edge.

Where we have the space

to be who we can be.

Together.


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


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


We will be eating fresh, organic, locally harvested plant based meals  lovingly prepared according to Ayurvedic principles by Karen 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 with nature and re-aligning with mother nature to live in more harmony.


The gathering begins on Friday afternoon and ends on Sunday evening.


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.


Find us on www.andbeyond.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 what's up group:

Ride Shares

Prices

Price is by sliding scale.  We hope to be able to accommodate all who are interested.  

Those of us that are feeling a little more prosperous right now can support others who may have had a tough time lately as we will be able to offer more concessionary price tickets.


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


Please reach out if you feel you are eligible for the concessionary price which is £75 for the full weekend. Don't hesitate to email us on info@beyond.uk if you feel you need it.  The more Feeling Abundant tickets we sell, the more concessionary places we can offer. 



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.
  • Daily morning yoga class
    Morning yoga will help us connect to the natural state of our body/mind...relaxed awareness, presence, peace. Expect embodied movement, kundalini kriyas, pranayama breathwork, energy work, meditation.
  • 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.
  • Kundalini Yoga Workshops
    Transformational workshops in the stunning location with experienced teachers will allow to breath new life into our essence of being and create a lasting connection to a sense of inner contentment.
  • Kirtan
    We are so lucky to have Hari and Madi 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.
  • 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.
  • Ayurvedic massage (cost)
    There will be two professional therapists on site offering Ayurvedic massage and deeply healing bodywork. This will be offered at a reduced rate but is not included in the package price.
  • 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

Full weekend - Happy Camper!

For those of us who are on the low income this days and can't effort the recommended price ticket. 


Include:

✔️All 3 days of gathering. 


✔️All activities, classes and workshops


✔️Ayurvedic Food: 

Friday dinner, 3 meals on Saturday and 3 on Sunday.  Hot drinks will be available during the meal breaks. 


✔️Ground for your own tent


£101
Full weekend - Feeling Abundant!

Recommended Price Ticket. Those of us that are feeling a little more prosperous right now can support others who may have had a tough time lately as we will be able to offer more concessionary price tickets.


  Include:

✔️All 3 days of gathering. 

✔️All activities, classes and workshops

✔️Ayurvedic Food: 

Friday dinner, 3 meals on Saturday and 3 on Sunday.  Hot drinks will be available during the meal breaks. 

✔️Ground for your own tent

? contribution for the build of the retreat space for community.

£125
Mini Yogi kids 5-12 year

Include:

✔️All 3 days of gathering. 

✔️All activities, classes and workshops

✔️Ayurvedic Food: 

Friday dinner, 3 meals on Saturday and 3 on Sunday.  Hot drinks will be available during the meal breaks

£25
Yogi In Training Teens 12-16 Years

Include:

✔️All 3 days of gathering. 

✔️All activities, classes and workshops

✔️Ayurvedic Food: 

Friday dinner, 3 meals on Saturday and 3 on Sunday.  Hot drinks will be available too. 

£40
Overnight (Friday or Saturday)
7 left

 Include:

✔️Overnight and 1 day of gathering. 

✔️ One night camping ground

✔️All activities, classes, and workshops on Saturday or Sunday

✔️Ayurvedic Food  - 3 meals - evening, breakfast, and lunch

 Hot drinks will be available during the meal breaks

£65
Day Tripper – Saturday Deep In
6 left

Include:

✔️1 day of gathering : Saturday. 

✔️All activities, classes and workshops on that day

  ✔️Ayurvedic Food - lunch and dinner 

Hot drinks will be available during the meal breaks.


£50
Day Tripper - Sunday Deep In
8 left

Include:

✔️1 day of gathering : Sunday. 

✔️All activities, classes and workshops on that day

 ✔️Ayurvedic Food - lunch and dinner

Hot drinks will be available during the meal breaks.

£50

Available options

BELL tent (6 peole) with double mattressSold Out
£75


Itinerary

Friday Evening
Opening circle, dinner and Kirtan by the fire

We invite you to arrive from 5pm on Friday evening, allowing you time to set up your camp and settle into the space. We will hold an opening welcome circle at 6:30pm and eat our first meal as a family shortly after. Fireside music, Kirtan and connection will follow to celebrate the first evening. 

Who’s interested

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