With a relaxed rythym over two half and two full days, each participant shares a practice or workshop from their mission. It might be body-mind-soul or landscape-based to make the most of Viveka’s resources (yoga studio and land), or with another creative/playful focus.
We follow a light rule and make a community for this moment in time. All in all, it’s a chance to expand into rest, explore vocation and be at ease with ‘not fitting in’ together. Viveka Gardens is a liminal place, nowhere-ish geographically, utterly rural and in tune with the rhythms of nature.
Arrival from 2pm on Friday and departure 1.00-ish on Monday. The accommodation is shared in two lofty converted barn spaces.
This retreat is at a reduced price to reflect a collegiate sharing of the container. I’m looking for the least amount of faffing, dear colleagues, so do secure your place with £150 non-returnable deposit and pay the balance four weeks before the retreat.
Go to the accommodation pages and instagram page to see what it’s like here at Viveka Gardens. Fiona is a good vegan home cook and you can look forward to wholesome and tasty food. Please respect the vegan diet here (no alliums, milk, eggs etc). The suggestion is we practise silence from end of evening session til after morning worship. Be in touch with any questions. Getting here
comfortable, calm and cosy accommodation, vegan meals, fruit bowl, teas
Viveka Gardens is keen to make yoga available to all – bursaries for those on benefit/low income Please contact to discuss
Please see Ts &Cs, subject to change in line with government guidelines
Arrival from 2pm
4.00 gentle yoga practice to land and embody
7.00 intro/tour Viveka Gardens
8.00 contemplative compline
7.00 meditation and Celtic morning prayer or similar
9.00 – 10.15 session 1, then break
11.30 session 2
4.00 session 3
7.30 meditation walk or campfire storytelling 10pm silence
Sunday as Saturday with maybe a Dartmoor walk or seaside/river trip after lunch
7.00 meditation and Celtic Morning Prayer or similar
9.00 – 10.15 session, then break
11.30 closing circle
12.00 lunch, closing worship and departure
Please read Terms & Conditions