Natural Flow ~ Yoga Retreat 2021

Hardwick estate, South Oxfordshire

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Sadhama Rewild Retreats
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Jul 30 - Aug 1, 2021
Group size: 1 - 79
Natural Flow ~ Yoga Retreat 2021
Hardwick estate, South Oxfordshire

Sadhama Rewild Retreats
  • Email address verified
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29 reviews

Jul 30 - Aug 1, 2021
Group size: 1 - 79

About this trip

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


A full 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. 


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 through a profound and transformative fire ceremony.


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, discovery of ‘The Joy of Breath’, 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.


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


The retreat begins on Friday evening 30th July and ends on Sunday evening 1st August 2021.

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


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

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.


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Tickets 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, 3 meals a day on Saturday and 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.


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


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


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.


All the ticket 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.


COVID-19 Statement and Refund Policy

As with all events this summer we are at the mercy of government regulations regarding COVID-19. In accordance with the current government roadmap out of lockdown 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.

Under normal circumstances, if we are continuing with the event as planned but you decide to cancel for any reason, we will refund 50% of the cost of your ticket.

Under normal circumstances, in the unlikely instance we have to cancel the event for any reason other than COVID-19 restrictions, we will refund 93% of the cost of the ticket to you.

We do this to cover any administration and infrastructure costs we have incurred in preparation for the event.

If you are unhappy with these terms let us know within 48 hours of buying your ticket and we will cancel your purchase and the full cost will be returned to you.


Please reach out if you have any questions.


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

  • 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
    Morning yoga will help us connect to the natural state of our body/mind...relaxed awareness, presence, peace. Expect embodied movement and breathwork to charge your life energy for the day ahead.
  • Tree Meditation
    This is a great opportunity to learn effective methods of meditation with the help of the the timeless stillness and living wisdom of trees - our traditional supporters on the path to enlightenment .
  • The Joy of Breath
    In this workshop we reclaim the ancient wisdom of breath as a vehicle for expanded states of joy, inner peace & connection.
  • Relaxing Yin/Nidra Yoga
    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. Enjoy rest and lightness of rejuvenation.
  • Sacred crafts
    Walk into the welcome green of the forest. Enjoy reconnecting with the divine life force in this space of vitality, using sacred crafts as our medium and the bounty of the forest as our inspiration.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 few 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!
  • 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.
  • Tent - accommodation
    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.
  • 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 options

Pre Erected Tent (1-2 people size) Sold Out
£30
large Bell tent with double mattressSold Out
£90
Pre Erected Tent (5 people size) Sold Out
£50

Itinerary

Friday Evening
Welcome

We will welcome you to our beautiful location between 4-6pm. 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


SR
Sadhama Rewild Retreats
29 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

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
RP
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
Lovely relaxing weekend in a beautiful setting. Great way to spend a weekend :)
By Louise D for & Beyond: ReWild Yoga Gathering on 15 Sep, 2021
Absolutely sublime setting and a wondrous long weekend. I felt so nourished, connected and refreshed. I will definitely be back. Small but perfectly formed.
By Inet S for & Beyond: ReWild Yoga Gathering on 14 Sep, 2021
I had the most amazing weekend retreat 💚 this is the third Sadhama retreat I’ve been on and they just get better and more magical every time! It came along at exactly the right moment for me. Even as I drove through the gates I felt excited and a sense of being home and so alive 💚 Felt so nurtured and nourished by the delicious Ayurvedic food prepared for us, the wonderful community of conscious beings, being completely immersed in nature outside the whole time. So special to swim in the Thames with geese flying low and the mist parting to allow the early morning sunlight through. The ritual before the swim was so beautiful Ayurvedic on Saturday and shamanic on Sunday. I was very emotional as I whispered everything I wanted to release into a pebble to take into the water with me. Saturday evening was probably a highlight for me - ecstatic dancing around the fire followed by fire jumping and a fire walk. Felt so exhilarated to have gone outside my comfort zone. This was followed by the most beautiful gong bath essential to ground us after all the excitement. Lying under the stars on our yoga mats in our sleeping bags feeling as though I was sinking into the ground in a semi conscious state. Really enjoyed the variety of yoga sessions especially liminal yoga with Brian who is so interesting to talk to and very generous with his time. All the crew were awesome, welcoming and very friendly. Last but not least Dima’s tree meditation is beautiful. Each time I join him for a tree meditation I feel I am able to go deeper … Thank you all so much So much love and gratitude I feel blessed to have found you 💗💕
By Tracey H for & Beyond: ReWild Yoga Gathering on 14 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