Yoga and Food Growing Spring Equinox Retreat

Viveka Gardens 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. We’ll be practising yoga, doing gardening, eating vegan yogi wholesome food and meditating together. There will be time for rest and personal reflection too. Circle and journalling will be facilitated and there is the option to explore ongoing coaching with Fiona via a free initial consultation.

You’ll have a chance to develop your understanding of yoga and learn some horticulture. Specifically on this Equinox retreat we’ll be sowing, pricking out seedlings, planting potatoes, planting out peas and broad beans and working on other seasonal jobs.

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 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. RHS Rosemoor, two coasts and many National Trust properties to explore in Devon and Cornwall.

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 supportedwith 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.


£270 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