Caroline Reid Bristol Scaravelli-inspired yoga Retreat

Yoga Retreats

The Serenity Retreat
Thursday 30th November – Sunday 3rd December 2023

Dorset Coast

Restore, re-set and re-align with nature’s rhythms – within and all around you. Move into winter and the new year with grace & a deeply embodied reminder of what’s essential

As autumn merges into winter and we approach the shortest days…

The birds have flown, trees are blackened to silhouettes, their leaves quietly dissolving back into the earth, nature’s colour palette is softening;  the sense of hibernation is all around us.

Nature makes it clear. It’s time to retreat!

Your mind & body know that they want to slow down, to rest. Your whole being longs to be in synch with nature, to be more still, to rest inside itself.

You know this is what you deeply desire, that it’s your true nature…

BUT the festive season is fast approaching, you’re busy, over stretched…the to-do list seems to be growing every day and your head is full of all the things you think you ‘have to do’ before the end of the year, before you can stop & relax. The ‘just get one more thing done’ thoughts seem to be ramping up big time! You promise yourself ‘next year I’ll do things differently’.

So how will you, your wellbeing & the way you move into 2025 really get to be different if you don’t stop now?

What could it look if you do stop, if you gift yourself a long, restful pause…a few days away, one generous long weekend –  to come back to yourself, to the deep calm and peacefulness of your own presence.  The presence & the inner light that is your true nature, but that gets smothered by the to-dos & busy-ness.

Blissful time just for you – for yoga, rejuvenating breathwork, silence, contemplation/reflection, walking in nature & breathing in the refreshing sea air on the Dorset coastline. It’s here for you on…

The Serenity Retreat
Bonhays Meditation Centre, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
Thursday 30th November – Sunday 3rd December 2023

The Serenity Retreat, Single Room Early Bird Price £647 (Will go up to £697)

The Serenity Retreat, Sharing Double or Twin Room £567 (Will go up to £597)

Bonhays welcomes you to a ‘Sanctuary of welcome, peace and simplicity‘, offering a perfect environment for hibernating & being nurtured.

Nestled in Marshwood Vale, within beautiful rolling hills of west Dorset. Just two miles from the sea; the ancient coastline of dramatic cliffs, fossils, sand/ pebble beaches & beautiful scenery are all within a forty minute river walk from Bonhays or 10 minutes in the car. The historic coastal town of Lyme Regis is 15 minutes drive away.

Walking from Bonhays, Charmouth is the closest beach, shallow and sandy, whereas Seatown and Eype beach are stony & steeply shelving and inviting for those who like a bracing dip!

For a warmer swim, you don’t even need to leave the centre – Bonhays has an indoorheated pool.

The chef at Bonhays, sources organic ingredients locally and produces healthy and tasty vegetarian food.

Bonhays is approximately 2 hours from Bristol & 3 hours from London.

What to expect

The retreat begins on Thursday 30th November. Arriving from 4pm, we will wind down with an evening yoga & breathing session & then enjoy our first meal together before settling into silence later in the evening.
Friday & Saturday will include morning yoga practices & plenty of time for walking to the beach. Over the two days, there there will be breathing and/or embodiment practice and a heart-centred group coaching circle to guide you into moving beyond fear and to help you embody peace, self-compassion, acceptance & serenity – to feel truly at home within yourself.
On Sunday there will be morning yoga practice, rounding off with lunch before we depart – perhaps for one more visit to the beach – and head home.

Arrival time Thursday 30th December is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish on Sunday 3 December after lunch at 2pm.

Each full day on this retreat will offer quiet time (wordlessness) in the early mornings & breakfast-time, long morning yoga sessions followed by lunch. Afternoons are spacious, free time to spend as you wish…resting, countryside/coastal walking, settling in to a good book, a dip in the swimming pool, just being. There will be either a breathing or coaching circle before supper. You will be invited and supported to spend time in silence from the later evening through until the morning yoga session begins.

Immerse yourself in your yoga practice, discover your breath and your inner sanctuary, with time in beautiful surroundings to absorb, integrate and come home to your more relaxed and resourced being. For more info’ contact me.

The Serenity Retreat, Single Room £647 (£697 after 10th Sept)
BONUS: My online 6 Day Summer Course is free (normal price £99) when you book this retreat. 21st-26th August (Recordings available until 10th September)

The Serenity Retreat, Sharing Double or Twin Room £567 (£597 after 10th Sept)
BONUS: My online 6 Day Summer Course is free (normal price £99) when you book this retreat. 21st-26th August (Recordings available until 10th September)

“The retreat was a blissful container to come back to myself. It was an opportunity to reassess where I can make time for more joy and alignment in my daily life.”

“I feel energised yet calm, clearer of mind and generally joyful. My body and mind are thankful. I will carry the experience with me for a long time – until the next retreat at least!”

“It was a deeply restful and nourishing experience which built my sense of inner resource.”

“I was hoping for an environment that would foster deep relaxation, space for contemplation which, along with the practices of yoga and breathing would combine and give rise to a whole experience of serenity and well-being. This is exactly what I found.”

“I appreciated the silence between 10pm and 10am – it worked well, despite my initial slight trepidation about it. It was actually welcome in that it required a slower, quieter pace, allowing us to drop more deeply into the ‘retreat’ aspects. I really enjoyed the morning silence especially.”

“Whether doing something or nothing at all, it’s not just the calm but the quality of the calm.”

(Feedback from Spain Retreat, June 2023)