May 25 Yoga and Food Growing Day Retreat

A warm welcome to the Yoga and food growing day retreat at Viveka Gardens

Yoga and food growing! Connect and ground yourself. Enjoy the peace of rural mid-Devon and soak in the prana of nature. A chance to unwind and revive. We’ll be doing yoga, gardening, cooking, eating and practicing yoga nidra together.

You’ll have a chance to deepen your understanding of yoga and develop some horticultural skills. Seasonal jobs include: sowing, pricking out (yes, that’s an actual term), planting seedlings, harvesting, pruning, weeding and soil preparation.

These retreats are for people at mixed levels of yoga experience and options will be given in the class. As ever, maturity in practice is about breath awareness and connection, which will be facilitated whatever the fitness and mobility.

Read this blog The Joy of Germination

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

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

Yoga and food growing
Fiona is both a very experienced yoga teacher (Sivananda Tradition) and has worked in food growing. As well as having taught the RHS Certificate in Horticulture at London’s Agricultural College, Capel Manor and co-ordinated a range of growing project. She is building commercial production now at Viveka Gardens.

Peaceful, inspiring place…The house, yoga studio and food are spectacular! I loved the quiet neighbourhood and beautiful nature all around. Katy, North London

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
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

Car sharing and use of public transport is encouraged. Please see the application form to offer/ask for lifts.

This Day Retreat forms part of a weekend retreat – see here for full info if you’d like to stay

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. Jasmine (Ishvari) Teachers’ Retreat, May 2018




10.15 day retreatants arrive for
10.30 yoga class and short yoga nidra
12.30 lunch
2.00 food growing workshop
3.30 yoga class
5.00 departure for day retreatants with option to stay for
6.00 supper (£5)
8.00 meditation walk locally

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