Natural Flow Yoga Retreat

Hardwick estate, Reading

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Jessica & Joe & Dima: Flowtwin & Sadhama Yoga
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Sep 4 - 6, 2020
Group size: 1 - 50
Natural Flow Yoga Retreat
Hardwick estate, Reading

Jessica & Joe & Dima: Flowtwin & Sadhama Yoga
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Sep 4 - 6, 2020
Group size: 1 - 50

About this trip

A space to connect with nature and the natural self


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


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 and yoga, forest bathing and meditations, sound healing, art therapy and a chance to connect as a community through mugwort and cacao plant medicine ceremony. Vegan, organic locally sourced meals prepared with love and devotion. Therapeutic body work (extra charge).  The experience of rest, reconnection and remembrance. 


We will be eating fresh, organic, locally harvested vegan meals lovingly prepared 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. There work is truely inspiring and aligned with our ethos of  re-connecting with nature and re-aligning with mother nature to live in more harmony.


Price is by sliding scale. Please pay what you can afford. All the donations and profit 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 would love to attend and need to arrange a part exchange or payment plan to feel comfortable financially. We hope to be able to accommodate all who are interested.  


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

Site & Travel

Hardwick estate 

Accommodation is provided on a secluded camping field next to the shores of the river  Thames with composting toilets and freshwater. 

Tents available to rent if you can not bring your own.  

Camper van's & caravans are welcome. 


Only 40 minutes by train from London Paddington, and just 20 minutes by car from Junction 12 on the M4.  Pangbourne train station is about a 35 minute walk away from our site and only 8 minutes from Reading by train. 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

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, authentic hatha, breathwork, energy work.
  • 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.
  • Sound Healing
    Sound healing can support any process. The vibrations channeled through specific healing instruments entrains the body mind to return to harmony. It’s natural state of wellness.
  • Art and plant therapy
    Learn how to use herbs and ceremony for your well-being as we each make our own smudge sticks. Learn about mandala magic as we weave a nature mandala together and learn about the sacred geometry.
  • Mugwort and Yin/Nidra
    With the help of the Mugwort we will journey into a gentle lucid state....helping us access the deep states of relaxation and intuitive insight available through yin yoga and yoga nidra.
  • Cacao Singing Circle
    Come together as a community to celebrate life through sacred song and dance with cacao (raw chocolate) to open our hearts, creativity, expression and voices.
  • 3 × vegan 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!
  • Holistic bodywork (cost)
    Our friends from the bendylife bodywork will be on site offering holistic massage and deeply healing bodywork. This will be offered at a reduced rate but is not included in the package price.
  • Reiki (cost)
    Reiki is an energetic practice that balances the energy body through channeling of universal energy/prana/chi/life force into the client. This will be offered at a reduced rate but is not included.
  • Tent - accommodation
    We pay to rent the land but cannot provide tents for participants. 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
  • Water bottle
    Please bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated and allow us to stay 100% single use plastic free!!
  • 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

Camping Immersion

 ✔️All 3 days of gathering. 

✔️All activities, classes and workshops

✔️ Fresh, organic, locally harvested 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

£140
Day Retreat Saturday

 Including:


✔️All activities, classes and workshops on Saturday


✔️Fresh, organic, locally harvested vegan meals: 

3 meals on Saturday. Hot drinks will be available during the meal breaks. 


£65
Day Retreat Sunday

 Including:


✔️All activities, classes and workshops on Sunday.


✔️Fresh, organic, locally harvested vegan meals: 

3 meals on Sunday. Hot drinks will be available during the meal breaks. 

£65
Concsessionary Ticket
4 left

If you need a little help to still be able to join us. Please reach out as we planned limited numbers of tickets allocated with concessionary price.  More people will buy full ticket price option more we can help others and provide lower priced tickets.  Please explain why you feel you are eligible for the concessionary price by emailing us. 


Including:


✔️All 3 days of gathering. 


✔️All activities, classes and workshops


✔️ Fresh, organic, locally harvested 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

£101

Available options

Sliding Scale Price 1 add £20 donation
£20
Sliding Scale Price 2 add £40 donation
£40
Sliding Scale Price 3 add £60 donation
£60
Pre Erected Tent4 left
£20
Pre Erected large Bell tent only 2 left
£75


Itinerary

Friday Evening
Arrive, Opening Circle, Dinner and Fireside Jams

We invite you to arrive before 5pm on Friday evening. Allowing you time to set up your camp and settle into the space. We will hold an opening welcome circle around 630pm and eat our first meal as a family shortly after. Fireside music and connection. 

Your Organizer


J&
Jessica & Joe & Dima: Flowtwin & Sadhama Yoga
1 review
Jess is a yoga teacher, musician, healer and nature lover. She loves to bring people together to create healing community spaces that inspire joy, creativity, well-being and deep connection to self, others and nature.

Reviews

AR
An unbelievable experience, extremely well run, with beautiful sessions throughout each day - SO MUCH LOVE, throughout the retreat, so much service and giving which led to an enlightenment, fulfilment and joy every day. Jess, Joe and Dima worked tirelessly to ensure everyone had a good weekend. I cant recommend this retreat enough and I look forward to attending the next one/s
By Andy R for Natural Flow Yoga Retreat on 08 Sep, 2020