Feb 2nd Imbolc Yoga Nidra Day Retreat

A warm welcome to the Imbolc Yoga Nidra Day Retreat
Imbolc is about the stirring of new life in the earth and the first intimations of spring. We’ll take the theme of the fertile darkness. February 1st is St Brigid’s day, the Celtic-Christian festival and this is a strongly female time. ‘Imbolc’ has etymology of budding, cleansing, milk and ‘in the belly’. What is it gestating in you, waiting to see the light of spring?

Imbolc is the Celtic cross quarter festival between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. It’s a time when we can be close to Spirit and subtle energies, perfect for tuning in with the practice of yoga nidra. It’s a potent moment of the year with Candlemass too; in the church festival candles symbolise Christ, light of the world, so we’ll use candles to bless ourselves with all that is positive, bringing hope and the knowledge we are loved.

click here for the Imbolc Yoga Nidra Workshop at Yoga on the Square, Bristol on Feb 9th

Yoga nidra is a guided lying down meditation technique for deep relaxation and personal insight

With gentle yoga, yoga nidra, yummy vegan food, nature connection, the making of Brigid’s crosses and candle lighting, and a workshop to vision your next move, this will be a full, grounding and light-filled day.

NOTE this day can be taken as part of a 2-night retreat or simple overnight B&B stay

Yoga in tranquil Devon
The peace of rural mid Devon at this change of the season is the setting for relaxing and letting go so that new insight and inspiration flow. As well as yoga practices we’ll be imbibing nature’s autumn-into-winter feel.

Mixed ability yoga
This is a retreat for anyone, including those new to yoga. In this day retreat being ‘able’ is more about the willingness to go within and use the breath than trained physical strength or flexibility. More experienced practitioners will have a chance to explore nidra more deeply.

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

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

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

Fiona Sundari Law, long time traditional hatha yoga teacher, trained in nidra  and has been facilitating seasonal nature connection nidras for over two years. Nidra was a key tool in visioning Viveka Gardens Yoga Farm, a retreat place in Mid Devon. Vivekagardens.com

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feedback from the latest yoga nidra retreat day
I enjoyed the simplicity, quiet and calming feeling of the environment, inside and out. Delicious food. Welcoming, accepting and friendly!

A very safe and comfortable environment. The space feels uncluttered so allows you and your mind to be that as well. Very welcoming. Viveka Gardens has an aura about it so that when you enter through the door, it feels different and you can leave everything else outside.

Fiona opened a door into an interesting way of thinking about and practicing yoga nidra and how it can benefit you in ways I hadn’t considered. It was a fascinating day which has encouraged me to think about so my issues in a different way. The setting is beautiful and incredibly relaxing. Don’t come here on a diet either as the food is gorgeous!

A thoroughly enjoyable yoga nidra day. Fiona created a welcoming and safe space to explore our sankalpa. A lovely yoga studio and delicious food. We created a beautiful mandala using leaves and fruit and flowers. It was a real treat. Louise

A great day to focus on oneself, linking with what is going on seasonally allows us to explore our own lived in a wider context.



Investment: £50   This day retreat includes a yoga class with yoga nidra, a workshop with second longer nidra, a delicious vegan lunch, tea and a snack. Viveka Gardens is keen to make yoga available to all so bursaries are available for those on benefit. Please contact to discuss.


10.15 arrival

10.30 opening circle then yoga class with short nidra

12.30 lunch

2.00 walk on the land here: tap into mother earth and the gloaming

2.45 tea and making Brigid’s Crosses

3.00 Workshop and second nidra; next steps and closing circle

5.00 departure or stay on for satsang at six (free)