Yoga and Food Growing Spring Equinox Retreat

A warm welcome to the Yoga and Food Growing Spring Equinox retreat

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. You’ll have a chance to develop your understanding of yoga and learn some horticulture.

As day and night length equalise and tip over into longer days we’ll be planting potatoes, sowing salad crops and planting out seedlings such as broad beans and peas. We’ll be tuning to change within and hope for the coming season with yoga, yoga nidra and meditation. With wholesome vegan yogi food, fresh air and time to rest we’ll give ourselves spring renewal. Personal reflection, circle and journalling will be facilitated and there is the option to explore ongoing coaching with Fiona via a free initial consultation.

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.

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
Connect and ground yourself with work in the garden on this retreat. You can develop your knowledge of food growing and be inspired by the life force of nature. Fiona is both a very experienced yoga teacher and has experience in food growing as well as having taught the RHS Certificate in Horticulture at London’s Agricultural College, Capel Manor.

Extend your stay: bespoke retreats

It is also possible to do just the Saturday as a Day retreat, 9.45 – 17.30 £50

Accommodation is in two shared rooms, airy and calm, part of the ethos of community and sharing (click on link)

Digital detox and mental fasting are supported with silence from lights out til after meditation in the morning

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

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

Cost £275 whole weekend       

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd March

£50 for Saturday



Arrival from 2.30pm
4.00 yoga class
6.00 Supper
7.00 intro/tour Viveka Gardens
8.00  group meditation
10pm lights out

6.30 optional pranyama practice
7.00 group meditation
7.30 breakfast and free time
9.45 day retreatants arrive for
10.00 yoga class with short nidra
12.30 lunch
1.30 karma yoga in the kitchen
2.30 – 4.00 food growing workshop
4.10 yoga class
5.30 departure for day retreatants with option to stay for
6.00 supper
8.00 sitting meditation/meditation walk
10pm lights out

6.30 sitting meditation/meditation walk
7.30 breakfast and free time
10.00 yoga class
11.15 tea and work in the garden
12.30 lunch
2.00 closing meditation and departure