Yoga and food growing Retreats March May July

A warm welcome to the Yoga and food growing retreats 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 practising yoga, doing gardening, cooking, eating and practicing nidra and meditating together. There will be time for rest and personal reflection too.

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

Dates of Yoga and Food Growing Retreats 29 – 31 March 24 – 27 May 26 – 28 July

This is a retreat 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.

It is also possible to do Saturday as a Day retreat, 10.15 – 17.00, £50

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 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 projects she is building commercial production now.

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.

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



Arrival from 3pm
4.00 yoga class
6.00 Supper
7.00 intro/tour Viveka Gardens
8.00 short group meditation
10pm lights out

Saturday 26th May
6.00 optional pranyama practice for experienced yogis
6.30 group meditation and chanting
7.30 breakfast and free time

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
8.00 meditation walk locally

6.00 optional pranyama practice for experienced yogis
6.30 group meditation
7.30 breakfast and free time
10.00 yoga class
11.30 and closing circle

There is also the option to stay for a 1-1 session of yoga or coaching with Fiona

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