Natural Flow ༄ Yoga Retreat 2023

Hardwick Estate, South Oxfordshire

Sadhama Rewild Retreats
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66 reviews
Jul 28 - 30, 2023
Group size: 1 - 80
Natural Flow ༄ Yoga Retreat 2023
Hardwick Estate, South Oxfordshire

Sadhama Rewild Retreats
  • Email address verified
66 reviews

Jul 28 - 30, 2023
Group size: 1 - 80

About this trip

Reconnect with divine nature, shed your fears, and become empowered  to step into your true self.

Natural Flow Yoga Retreat is a unique opportunity to embody nature's tranquil bliss. Move your body and breath in rhytym to the percussive sounds of live instruments and the melodic song of the wild birds. 

Journey into the broadleaf woodland to meditate in the dappled stillness of the forest, discovering the plant medicines and guides growing at your feet. Find the deep softness in your heart to open up your relationships with others. 

Rejoice in playful gratitude, dance and sing with conscious musicians chanting their living prayers into the night sky. Dare to meet the spirit of fire in a shamanic ceremony of hot coals and flame. Plunge into the restorative cold of the river, connecting with the flowing life lines of the land.

An invitation to connect with nature and to remember your natural self that is whole, healed and well. 

We will be living together as a community on the land at Hardwick Estate. We offer you daily wild swimming in the river waters, reviving yoga practices, guided meditations with ancient trees,  authentic workshops, sound healing, art therapy and a chance to connect as a community through the empowering ceremonies. There will be opportunity for therapeutic body work and personal healing treatments.

Come with us on a journey of joy, creativity, rest and courage. Music weaves through the days, supporting your yoga practice, guiding you into meditation and inspiring uplifting celebration. Use your hands to connect with elemental nature through sacred craft work. Allow your body and mind to relax into the cool green embrace of the meadows. Break through your boundaries and find your inner strength.

A space to connect with nature, community & your natural self

Incredible musicians will share the good vibes to restore and replenish you, storytelling and singing by the campfire will give you the heartwarming gift of community connection. 

We will be eating fresh, organic, locally grown plant based meals lovingly prepared according to Ayurvedic principles. Our gorgeous fruit and veg will come from Tolhurst 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.

A full immersion amidst the living wisdom of the ancient oak trees and wild water of Hardwick Estate. 

The retreat begins on Friday evening 29th July and ends on Sunday evening 30th July 2023.

Accommodation is provided on a secluded rural camping field next to the shores of the river with indoor and outdoor hot water showers, toilets, washing sinks and running fresh water. Tents available to rent if you can not bring your own. 

Camper vans & caravans are welcome, dogs must stay at home!

This retreat is free from drugs, alcohol and intoxicants which cloud the mind.

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

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Ticket options

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

We have tickets available for the Full  Retreat: Friday evening - Sunday evening which are limited in numbers to facilitate deep experience of rest and reconnection as a community.

Your Tickets include:

✔️ 2.5 days of full immersion into sacred lands and your beautiful self!

✔️ All activities, classes and workshops.

✔️ Fire Ceremony.

✔️ Delicious Ayurvedic food: 

Friday dinner,  meals a day on Saturday and 2 meals on Sunday. A selection of hot drinks will be available throughout the day.

✔️ Ground rent for your own tent.

✔️ Contribution for the building of a permanent retreat space here at Hardwick.

Our  Retreat Package at £211 will be available right up until the retreat or until we sell out!

All tickets are booked on this website - tap the green Select  button on the right to secure your place. 

For those who would like to combine the fun of the retreat and karma of the service we have few Seva Tickets. These tickets are designed for those who enjoy getting involved in the running of the retreat 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.  If you’re keen to be involved, apply here.

Site & 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 our retreat community Whats app group: Natural Flow Shares

What’s included

  • 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.
  • Cold Water Immersion
    Experience the rejuvenating and enlivening effects of cold water immersion therapy. Combining breathwork techniques and intensifying movements, this is will leave you fully awakened for the day.
  • Morning Hatha Yoga
    Daily embodied movement with balancing breath, grounding you in greatness.
  • Original Kundalini Yoga
    Discover this living tradition of the Kundalini Yoga Parampara - the shamanic Hatha Yoga lineage that retains direct links to the original ancient knowledge keepers.
  • Pranayama
    A combination of morning pranayama and activating up regulating breathing practices combines with cooling & calming breathwork techniques to awaken the nervous & breathing system.
  • Earth Walk & Wildcrafts
    Discover the micro and macro cosmic universe of the plant kingdom with our celtic herbalist and connect with your plant guide through conscious artistic crafts.
  • 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.
  • Authentic Relating
    In this workshop we explore different methods to deepen our connection with the community around us, learning to come from a place in our hearts free from fear, shame or inhibition of our true selves.
  • Serenity Meditation
    A technique to reveal the deep peace held at the core of your being to help you to maintain the relaxed awareness at ease so you can focus the mind and be content and joyful in the present moment.
  • Earth Painting
    The earth is your paintbox and you are the canvas! Adorn your sacred vessel with the colours of the land on which you stand.
  • Fire Walk 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!
  • 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.
  • Boat Rides
    We will have some boats, paddle boards & kayaks available at our camp side throughout the gathering for you to enjoy the river Thames rides
  • Meals and hot drinks
    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!
  • Luxury Indoor Showers
    Indoor showers and toilets are conveniently located next to the campsite. There are additional toilets and hot water shower, sinks and fresh running water also available at our campsite.
  • 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.
  • Massage (cost)
    There will be professional therapist on site offering rejuvenating 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.

What’s not included

  • Tent for Personal Rest
    Bring a tent to pitch in our 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.
  • 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

Retreat Package

✔️All 3 days of gathering. 

✔️All activities, classes and workshops

✔️ Fresh, organic, locally grown vegan meals: 

Friday dinner, 3 meals on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.  Hot drinks will be available during the meal breaks. 

✔️Ground for your own tent


Available options

Large bell tent 5m with double mattress
Sold Out

Pre-erected, spacious, cotton canvas bell tent with mattress for the whole duration of the retreat for the experience of rest & comfort

Pre Erected Tent (1-2 people size)
Sold Out

A small sized nylon tent pre-erected for your arrival and available for your private accommodation throughout the retreat.

Pre Erected Tent (3-4 people size)
Sold Out

A medium sized nylon tent pre-erected for your arrival and available for your private accommodation throughout the retreat.


Friday Evening

We will welcome you to our beautiful location between 3-5pm. There will be time to settle and orientate, put up your tents and relax into your space before we gather. 

There will be an enlightening introduction into the Ayurvedic techniques which will inform your practice and meals throughout the weekend.

We will then enjoy our first meal together before holding the opening ceremony circle with Live Music & Sacred songs to rejoin as a community around the camp fire.

Your Organizer

Sadhama Rewild Retreats
66 reviews
A space to connect with nature, community and your natural self. Our retreats are crafted to offer the experience of rest, grounding and self-realisation. We share the unparalleled beauty and healing nature of Hardwick Estate, tuning into the living wisdom of the ancient oaks and sacred waters. We bring a profoundly nurturing connection, rewilding the biorhythm of the body within, and bringing ourselves into harmony with nature's elements and rhythms. The experience of connection, joy and oneness is our natural birthright.


I reached the point where too many life difficulties and challenges started piling up, there was too much stress and anxiety I couldn't bear it any longer. A retreat can give you the time you really need to disconnect from everyday life and see everything from a different perspective. After the retreat positive events started to unfold in my life, everything started to "click" perfectly into place. I started regular mediation practice, my marriage got back on tracks, my family relationship and work improved. I can't prise the retreat and organisers enough, attending the event was a life changing experience. Dmitri, Karen and a team are really passionate about what they do and you can feel their love every single day of a retreat and I am so grateful for meeting them all and attending retreat.
By Dawid K for Insight Vipassana Silent Meditation Retreat on Jun 19, 2024
Had a fantastic time on an incredibly rewarding retreat.
By Anil D for Insight Vipassana Silent Meditation Retreat on Jun 12, 2024
Had a challenging but wonderful time on this vipassana. Had never done one before and it was amazing to give myself so much “space” while being nurtured by the wonderful food and staff 🙏 thank you all so much ❤️
By Sharon P for Insight Vipassana Silent Meditation Retreat on Jun 12, 2024
I recently attended an incredible silent Vipassana retreat nestled in a serene woodland setting, and it exceeded all my expectations. The natural beauty of the surroundings provided the perfect backdrop for deep meditation and self-reflection. The silence allowed for a deep immersion into the practice, fostering an environment of profound inner peace and clarity. The teachings were transformative, delivered by Dmitry who guided us with wisdom and compassion. The daily schedule was well-balanced. The food, prepared by Karen with her crew – was simply amazing. Every meal was thoughtfully prepared, nourishing, and delicious, with an array of fresh, wholesome ingredients. Yum The sense of community among fellow participants, even in silence, was heartwarming and supportive. Overall, this silent Vipassana retreat was a truly transformative experience, offering profound insights, inner peace, and a renewed sense of clarity. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a meaningful and rejuvenating retreat in a beautiful natural setting. Thank you to all, I cannot wait to return x
By Dionne S for Insight Vipassana Silent Meditation Retreat on Jun 10, 2024
This retreat is full of enriching experiences, from early morning breath work, wild swimming and yoga to late night singing round the campfire. A brilliant opportunity to detox from life and its stresses in beautiful surroundings, whilst being given the most delicious and nutritious food. Many thanks to Dimitri, Karen, the wonderful teachers, facilitators, healers and volunteers and all the lovely people we met there. Lasting benefits remain 🙏
By Wendy H for Sweat and Serenity - Deep Cleansing Retreat 2024 on Jun 05, 2024
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This is the real deal. If you are looking for a true expression of the essence of Yoga you don't need to look further. I have had the warmest of genuine welcome, been nurtured, eaten amazing food which is prepared and served with love. The teachings and course leadership are authentic and based in deep understanding of yoga. The setting is perfect, an oasis of nature unspoilt on the bank of the splendid Thames. The sweat lodge is authentic and transformative. I can't recommend this any more highly.
By Bob S on 03 Jun, 2023
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