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.