Yoga and Food Growing Retreats

 With comfortable accommodation, lovely gardens and land, Viveka Gardens is an idyllic place to rest and re-ground. Gentle yoga, yin and nidra relax the nervous system and bring you home to yourself. This retreat features food growing sessions, campfire, wholesome food, sitting/lying in the field/orchard/gardens and is for people new to yoga, and with health, fatigue or mobility issues…or who just want a gentle time of it.

At equinox we’ll also be contemplating the harvest of the year and what next for personal goals.

In the Joy of Germination (short blog)  I describe how yoga and food growing come together.

See the May newsletter for LOADS of images to visualise yourself here

Please be in touch to arrange a chat about your needs and wants

“A wonderful yoga retreat in a quiet corner of Devon. Fiona teaches yin yoga and hatha yoga from the heart, and can tell you lots about sustainable food growing too. The farm is a lovely place, away from it all – as soon as you walk in you relax. Warmly recommended” 🕉 Esther

“A little slice of paradise, we loved it. Amazing venue, we even discovered our horticultural abilities, and the Yoga and the vegan food were excellent. We will definitely be back. Thanks so much Fiona for a wonderful day and the introduction to Yin Yoga” Roberto

“It’s my third retreat here now I think! I love Viveka Gardens and whether it’s a yoga teachers’ retreat, or a general retreat, it’s just what I need to recharge my batteries, connect with people, and immerse myself in my yoga practice. Beautiful space, great food and atmosphere” Camilla

[/caption]Gentle yoga includes breathing exercises, movement, going towards holding of classical yoga postures and a lot of lying down! The sessions are formulated for folk with chronic conditions, stress, long covid and recuperation. You will be encouraged to listen to your body and do what is right for you, and adaptations will be suggested.

Yoga & Food Growing 2021

July 30 – August 1st (full)

3-day-2-night £295

September 24th – 27th

4-day-3-night £375


£200 deposit on booking and balance four weeks before the retreat

Please take a look at Ts & Cs


Day 1

arrival from 2.30pm

4.00 yoga class

6pm Dinner

Tour of Viveka Gardens

8pm group meditation (optional)

Day 2 

7.00 group meditation (optional)

7.30 light breakfast

10.00 Workshop – Equinox, Turning point (day retreat guests join)

with yin yoga class, meditaiton walk in nature, harvesting, yoga nidra and intention setting

4pm garden tasks or rest/reading

6pm Dinner

8pm group meditation or firepit (group decides)

Day 3

7.00 group meditation (optional)

7.30 light breakfast

10.00 Gentle Yoga Class

11.30 tea and snack

Food growing workshop or rest

1 lunch

Tasks in the garden or rest

4pm Yoga class

6pm Dinner

8pm group meditation or yoga nidra or walk or firepit (group decides)

Final Day

7.00 group meditation (optional)

7.30 light breakfast

10.00 Gentle Yoga Class

11.30 tea and snack

12.00 closing circle and departure


seed sowing on yoga and food growing retreat at Viveka Gardens