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Viveka Gardens is a retreat place with yoga exercise, meditation, prayer and food growing.

Tucked away in rural Mid Devon it’s away from the world. You can drop and relax with tune in nature, wholesome home-cooked vegan food. There’s a gentle ‘rule of life’ of morning and evening spiritual contemplation, meditation walks, eating round the table and optional tasks in the garden, orchard, woodland and fields. Viveka is a Sanskrit term meaning discernment, or wisdom , or coming to understand the true reality. The retreat place is entirely vegan, and the land is managed in a vegan way with no animal inputs.

Fiona trained as a yoga teacher in 2001 in a traditional school and had a long apprenticeship with that organisation while raising a family in London and working in adult education and community food growing. In 2015 her spirituality took on a different dimension and she became confirmed in the Church of England. She is currently an ordinand (training to be a priest). Her desire, through yoga practices and offering hospitality, is to facilitate space to meet with a true, interior understanding of God.

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