Summer Solstice Yoga Nidra Workshop 23 June

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

The theme for the day is Summer Solstice. We’ll be looking at fullness and turning, 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 day 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.

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Here’s recent feedback for Yoga Nidra workshops to encourage you to join us:

A deeply penetrating experience into relaxation and mind consciousness. An experience I will want to repeat many times. LG

I was feeling very disconnected from myself. Today I feel so much more grounded and reconnected with the universe. I love that we all felt like a little family and the energy built up was truly empowering. Cannot say thank you enough. DH

A wonderful practice, and very well-timed for me. It’s had a significantly profound effect on me at a point in my life where I’m leaving my career and moving forward into new things. Angela, Tavistock

Just what I needed to rebirth, go inward and rest. The body and mind just wanted to feel contentment, without attaching anything to outcome. I got just this. PW-P

Yesterday was a truly wonderful experience. I feel an amazing sense of clarity today. I also slept for 13 hours solidly… Thank you so much. LC

This day retreat includes a yoga class with yoga nidra, a workshop with second longer nidra, karma yoga, a delicious vegan lunch, tea and a snack. Investment: £50. 

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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 Yoga class with yoga nidra

12.30 lunch

2.00 walk on the land here and sowing seeds: tap into mother earth and mid-Summer prana

3.30 Yoga nidra workshop and second nidra

5.00 tea & snack

6.00 satsang (optional) – free

Workshop: Yoga Nidra

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Have experienced two nidras and reflected on what nidra can do for you
  • Have formulated or developed a personal sankalpa 
  • Know about the stages of nidra and their rationale in terms of neurophysiology, psychology and yoga philosophy

Sankalpa, Sanskrit meaning intention, life-purpose, heart’s prayer, can be an affirmation that goes deep into your psyche to support you in your aims. Yoga nidra is also an opportunity for information to rise from the subconscious.


Early booking appreciated

Payment in full required on booking

The workshop fee is transferable up to 1 week before the course start. You are welcome to transfer your place to a friend (no additional cost) or you can transfer onto another workshop for a £11 admin fee. Cancellation refund possible (minus 20%) if we are able to fill your space.

Thank you and om!

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I have experienced Yoga Nidra before but nothing compared to this. Fiona is a wonderful teacher and her slow soothing tone helped to enable me to gain deep relaxation and empowering answers to some long term deep rooted questions. I will recommend Fiona’s workshops to all I know – this has been a life changing experienceGL

I had been having a difficult time in the week leading up to the workshop and it turned out I couldn’t have been headed anywhere more perfect. Fiona instantly makes you feel like you have stepped into the home of a dear friend. I think without realising it I had gone to the yoga nidra workshop to get confirmation and clarity that I was on the right path. And I most certainly came away feeling a new sense of calm and purpose as I approach the next stage of my life. I actually felt surprisingly emotional afterwards, but in a lovely way, full of humility and gratitude. I would highly recommend attending one of Fiona’s wonderful workshops whether you are looking to deepen your practice or just need to take some time out from modern life! JP, Tavistock

Thank you for the extraordinary experience today, it was so profound and enlightening. The feeling of being completely safe and surrounded by such a lovely feeling of warmth and peace too. It is something I would

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