June 21 – 23 Summer Solstice Retreat

Are you looking to go deeper with the yoga experience? Experience deep relaxation and explore the benefits of yoga nidra?  Enjoy ashram-style living at rural retreat place Viveka Gardens Yoga Farm.

The theme for the retreat is in tune with the Solstice, fullness and turning. We’ll be setting intentions for the next stage of the year. Likewise, in the garden there’ll be harvesting and sowing.

Viveka Gardens Yoga Farm: a retreat place where community and visitors can ground themselves through yoga practices and food growing, and so connect with their true self to embody peace and unity.

This retreat will energise your yoga practise and relax your being. Take time out to get perspective, nurture and nourish yourself. Enjoy the peace of rural mid-Devon and soak in the prana of nature. A chance to unwind and revive.

Come to this lovely day or weekend retreat at Viveka Gardens with yoga, meditation, yoga nidra and yummy vegan food.  Three options:

Wild Friday Night Nidra 21st June 7 – 9pm at the top of the Harefield (click for separate booking form)
includes vegan souper soup round the campfire

Day Retreat 22nd June 10 – 5pm details below
two yoga & nidra workshops, vegan lunch

2-Night retreat both of the above and more, arriving from 3pm on Friday and leaving around noon on Sunday. It may be possible to stay longer for a bespoke extra session of yoga or coaching (contact to discuss)


10.15 arrival for…

10.30 opening circle then yoga class with short nidra

12.30 lunch

2.00 harvesting and sowing, and/or a stroll in the long grass of the field

3.15 tea

3.30 Workshop and second nidra; next steps and closing circle

5.00 departure

Can’t make it this time? Check out other 2019 Retreats, including Yoga with food growing

Come to the tranquil and natural Viveka Gardens, tasteful and comfortable accommodation in 8.5 acres of gardens,

Accommodation is in simple single-sex dorm style accommodation with shared bathrooms in tasteful and comfortable converted cob barns. There is the Bliss Barn and the Santosha Loft.  Non-caffeinated teas and barley cup, as well as fruit are available all day.

Coaching and 1-1s with Fiona are possible after breakfast and after supper, and at the end of the retreat. If you are coming to yoga it is likely you are looking to make some changes in your life all round. Fiona is an experienced coach, Sankalpa Coaching.

A lovely venue and a charming host, full of wisdom and an excellent vegan cook. I spent a lovely Yoga Nidra day here. A lovely, peaceful day….many thanks James, Livaton

Had a wonderful retreat day at the yoga farm! Fiona (Sundari) was so kind and thoughtful and tailored the yoga classes to our needs. Had delicious indian vegetarian lunch and a walk through the meadows to look at the trees planted. Such a beautiful and healing place with lovely energy. Would highly recommend. K, Exeter

I really enjoyed my day on the summer solstice today at Viveka Gardens. It was wonderfully led by Fiona in such a gentle clear way to hug all into finding out so much about the benefits of yoga. What a stunning place. It was such a treat to have time to reflect and look inward. Thank you to Fiona and all there today. B, Kingsteignton (2018)

I stayed at Fiona’s yoga farm for just one night, but felt like I’d really found a home and that I’d been there a week. It was so utterly beautiful and had a peace and serenity that meant I slept and slept and woke so refreshed. It was wonderful to meet Fiona too, to be made so welcome, to feel so relaxed, and to have so many fascinating conversations. I will definitely return! R, Oxford

What Sundari has created here is really special! So much thought and wisdom put into making a spiritual and cleansing environment… I felt welcomed and accepted – and left feeling refreshed. Thank you, and to all the yogis who shared this lovely teachers’ retreat. J, Cambridge

Weekend Retreat Investment £260; Day £50


Viveka Gardens is keen to make yoga available to all so bursaries are available for those on benefit. Please contact to discuss.



Arrival and tea from 3pm
4.00 walk around the landintro/tour Viveka Gardens
5.00 snack
6.00 settling
7.00 Yoga Nidra workshop
8.30 light supper round campfire in the woods
10 lights out

7.30 breakfast and free time
10.15 Day Retreat
5.00 free time
6.30 supper
7.30 optional walk or group meditation
10pm lights out


7.00 optional group meditation and chanting
7.30 breakfast and free time
10.00 gentle yoga class
11.30 snack,closing meditation and departure
There is also the option to stay for a 1-1 session of yoga or coaching with Fiona

Getting here: contact page

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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