Yoga Teachers’ Retreat Feb 10 -12


A warm welcome to Viveka Gardens for Yoga Teachers. A chance to practice the ashram day, take a turn at teaching and/or cooking, relax with your peers, gain spiritual nourishment and recharge. As we’ll be sharing good practice you can add it to CPD hours. This retreat is at a reduced price to reflect we’ll be sharing the teaching and mucking in to maintain our container and mini-community. The schedule, approach and ethos will be based on the Sivananda tradition; teachers from other traditions and approaches are welcome in a spirit of sharing.

Arrival from 2 on Saturday, departure 5-ish on Monday. Anyone who would like to arrive earlier (there is yoga nidra on Friday 9th) and stay later for karma yoga is MOST welcome! Apart from house chores, there are 1000+ trees from the Woodland Trust to plant. If you’d like outdoor work and fresh air over the weekend there is the opportunity! And how auspicious to plant a tree. Read more about the Viveka Gardens Woodland Planting Project.

Please bring:

  • wellies and water proofs (essential)
  • slippers
  • hot water bottle
  • flowers and/or fruits for the altar if you can manage it
  • if you have a sweet tooth, bring extras

We cook and eat together, sharing the same food. Please respect the vegan yogi diet here (no alliums, caffeine, milk, eggs etc). Note that if you are used to central heating you may need to adapt, adjust, accommodate. The place is heated by two roaring wood burners, but extra woollies, thermals and a hat can be good, as country people know.

Car sharing is strongly encouraged – let me know if you need/can offer a lift or could pick up from Exeter or Crediton station. See contact page for directions.

There is space for 8 people, and the reduced cost price is £108. I’m looking for the least amount of faffing, dear yogis, so to reserve your place sooner rather than later here is a form with payment options.

Go to the instagram page to see what it’s like here at Viveka Gardens.

Be in touch with any questions.

Swami Sivananda 1887 – 1963

Swami Vishnudevananda 1927 – 1993