beginners yoga retreat 4 -6 August

beginners yoga retreat devon

A warm welcome to the Beginners Yoga Retreat
At Viveka Gardens you can relax. Let go of stress and open to whatever is needed at this moment.

Yoga in tranquil Devon
Enjoy the peace of rural mid Devon and soak in the prana, the vital energy, of nature. A chance to unwind and revive. We’ll be practising yoga, doing gardening, cooking, eating and meditating together.

Yoga for beginners
This is a retreat for beginners, rusty people and those who want to try yoga but feel daunted going to a class. You’ll learn some basic movements, postures and techniques for you to take away and practice at home.

Yogic diet
A yogic diet uplifts and gives energy. We eat fresh, wholesome, delicious vegan food made with mainly local organic veg and organic ingredients. Recipes for prana and read more about the veganyogi diet.

Yoga and food growing
Connect and ground yourself with work in the garden on this retreat. You can develop your knowledge of food growing and be inspired by the life force of nature.

Introduction to meditation and pranayama
Meditation and pranayama are two key parts of traditional, holistic yoga. People find it difficult to start or maintain a meditation practice. Simple meditation guidance and how to develop a practice will be taught. Pranayama, conscious breathing, in yoga and meditation helps calm the mind and you will practice easy techniques.

Yoga Nidra
Yoga nidra is guided lying down meditation technique in which you can totally relax and connect with yourself on a deep level. If you like the session here there are more yoga nidra opportunities to follow up. Read more about yoga nidra…

Extend your stay – bespoke yoga retreat
If you’d like to make your trip to Viveka Gardens longer contact us for basic B&B rates, bespoke yoga or coaching sessions

Retreat information, rules and Ts & Cs
Viveka Gardens: a retreat place where community and visitors can ground themselves through yoga practices growing and nature connection, and so connect with their true self to embody peace and unity

The purpose of a retreat is to leave behind mundane matters to go within and find inspiration. At Viveka Gardens Yoga Farm we facilitate a space for this. Please continue reading retreat information, rules and Ts & Cs

comfortable, calm and cosy single sex dorm accommodation
no bunk beds
four vegan meals, fruit, teas

Saturday 5th August
can be attended as a day retreat
9.45 arrival for 10am – 5.30

Booking form with payment options


Friday 4th August
Arrival from 2pm
4.00 Gentle yoga class
6.00 Supper
7.00 intro/tour Viveka Gardens
8.00 short group meditation
10pm lights out

Saturday 5th August
6.00 group meditation
7.30 breakfast and free time
10.00 gentle yoga class and intro to pranayama
11.15 tea and introduction to yogic diet
12.30 lunch
1.30 karma yoga in the kitchen
2.30 – 3.30 optional karma yoga in the garden
4.00 Gentle yoga class and yoga nidra
6.00 supper
7.00 intro to meditation
10.00 lights out

Sunday 6th August
6.00 meditation walk
7.30 breakfast and free time
10.00 gentle yoga class
11.15 tea and optional work in the garden
12.30 lunch
1.30 karma yoga in the kitchen
2.30 gentle yoga class
4.00 closing meditation
4.30 departure