Join us on a Journey of Intuitive Self Discovery and Healing with nourishing food and mindful movement
Learn how to harness the power of your inner fire to bring purifying and nourishing energy to your body through the foods you eat.
Practice yoga for your nature, where you discover how to personalise your practice to give you profound results, all based on the scientific toolkit of Ayurveda.
Learn about your own unique digestive fire, how to tend it, how to allow it to thrive, and how to restore balance to your whole being.
Create delicious and energising meals through the Ayurvedic science of flavour combinations and food pairings.
- REFINE YOUR PALATE
Uncover the ancient culinary secrets of the six ayurvedic tastes, how to prepare them, balance them and utilise them in your cooking to create meals which are bursting with tantalising flavours, textures and vitality. Gain the skills to transform even the dullest of ingredients into a dish to delight, using a few basic guiding principles and transformative methodology.
- SHIFT YOUR PERSPECTIVE
Have you struggled to find a way of eating that works for your body? Are you curious about how you could bring a new level of optimum health and wellbeing to your life through the foods that you eat? Do you have chronic or passing issues rooted in the gut? Then join us on this soulful and keenly personal journey to reveal your best self, through the understanding of ayurvedic eating.
- DISCOVER THE CULINARY LANDSCAPE OF AYURVEDA
The ancient science of Ayurveda has been handed down for centuries as a deeply personal tool of healing. Fractal in its approach to the microcosm of gut health and the macrocosm of holistic wellbeing, this revelatory wisdom will astound you with its complex simplicity and profoundly effective results.
- PRACTICE YOGA FOR YOUR NATURE
Learn how to move past the one-size-fits-all yoga culture and find a practice that fits you like it has always been part of you. Try different styles and techniques to experience for yourself the powerful effects a personalised yoga practice can have.
- EXPERIENCE THE RETREAT
Drop into eating as a conscious practice with a mindful eating meditation. Get kinetic as we learn through doing with our practical and interactive ayurvedic cookery classes. Share the food you have created with compassionate community, eating organic, plant based and sattvic meals. Study with renowned experts in workshops that will reveal your own unique digestive fire, or agni, and learn how to intuitively work with it for optimum health and healing. Embody this new found knowledge with yoga asana practice focused on ayurvedic personalisation. Celebrate and sing, using the vibrational healing of mantra to reset your whole body with campfire kirtan. Journey into the forest and root yourself in the remedies of this land with guided wild food foraging. Leave the retreat restored, cleansed, and blessed with the knowledge to move towards optimum health with instinctive confidence.
For more details on the full scope of the knowledge shared on this event, see the itinerary section below.
The retreat begins on Friday evening 2nd June and ends on Sunday evening 4th June 2023.
The retreat will take place in a secluded rural 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.
We will be eating fresh, organic, locally grown plant based meals lovingly prepared according to Ayurvedic principles. We will determine your ayuvedic type and tailor your meals accordingly on the retreat, with bespoke plates specifically designed to work with your unique constitution and digestion. Help yourself to house made ayurvedic dressings and spice blends to season your meals.
We use a palette of sattvic ingredients to ensure that your food supports your yoga, mediation and cleansing practices, leaving you feeling nourished, balanced and strong.
As much as possible of our gorgeous fruit and veg will come from Tolhurst Organic farm, based on site, 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.
Camper vans & caravans are welcome, dogs must stay at home!
This event 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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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.
✔️ Kirtan and Storytelling
✔️ Delicious Ayurvedic food:
Friday dinner, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch 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.
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.
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, join the retreat community Whatsapp group.
✔️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
✔️One days of gathering - Saturday or Sunday.
✔️All activities, classes and workshops during your chosen day.
✔️ Fresh, organic, locally grown vegan meals.
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, and a guided eating meditation to get you in the mood before our first meal together.
We then will gather round the campfire for the opening ceremony circle with live music & sacred songs to rejoin as a community around the camp fire.