Rest and Restore Retreat

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Fri 06Sep
Sun 08Sep

Rest, restore and release

Facilitator: Mel Skinner

Prepare to move from summer to autumn with deeply restful yoga and nature-based meditations and activities to help you connect with your surroundings, as well as your body. From restorative yoga to remove the effects of high stress, and gentle movement to create space for the breath, plus the relaxing meditative yoga nidra, this retreat promises to boost your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. All of this will aid you in the darker months ahead.

Early Bird tickets now sold out – standard priced places available!


If you would like to share with a friend, please call Cathy to book your places on 01453 759 034 or email:

Event time: Fri 6th Sep 2024 at 4:00pm - Sun 8th Sep 2024 at 2:00pm

At a Glance

  • Discover the reflective and healing side of yoga
  • Calm your nervous system, boost immunity and balance your hormones with yoga nidra
  • Connect with the beautiful surroundings through silent morning meditation walks, nature-based journaling and the gift of free time and space
  • Celebrate the year so far, and make preparations for the darker months

Participants will Gain

  • Reduce feelings of anxiety, fatigue, stress and more
  • Time to slow down, reflect and turn inward
  • Experience deep rest for mind, body and soul
  • Connect with the rhythms of the nature and feel a sense of connection to the land around you

Time to Reflect

At this time of year we start to lose the light, and feel the wheel of Nature turning us closer towards autumn and a new sense of energy as we leave the lazy days of summer behind.

This is time to reflect on all we have accomplished so far, and rest our intentions for the months ahead, letting go of what no longer serves us, and exploring what balance now means to us.

Yoga for Relaxation

This retreat offers the chance to de-stress, relax, and breathe more fully. We will practice gentle yoga stretches along with restorative yoga to help us find an inner stillness and relaxation. This can help us tune into what we really need as we prepare to move towards the winter months.

The inner contemplation of yoga helps us to face what we may have been avoiding, perhaps our physical sensations, or thoughts and emotions. Whilst this can feel uncomfortable, it is by being honest and open with ourselves that we develop a greater sense of strength and resilience.

Celebrate All You Have Achieved

We will support the relaxation process with free time, nature-based meditations. On Saturday evening, a nourishing gong bath with Rainbow Vibrations.

We will take time to celebrate all we have achieved this year so far, our accomplishments, but also our personal and collective challenges. By acknowledging all we have done, it becomes easier to change our goals and expectations for the winter months, and allow us to settle into a more natural rhythm and peace.

Price Options

£293 Earlybird Non-Residential
£353 Earlybird Residential Shared
£395 Earlybird Residential Single
£345 Non-Residential
£415 Residential Shared
£465 Residential Single


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Residential Single Deposit
£ 150.00
9 available
Non Residential Deposit
£ 150.00
10 available

Practical Information

Participants to bring yoga equipment (detailed in the list below). Please also bring a journal/notebook, pen, and any poetry/readings they would like to share with the group.

*yoga mat
*yoga bolster (can substitute with pillows)
*yoga bricks and blocks x2 each (can substitute with pillows)
*blankets for warmth - 2-3 is ideal
*yoga strap
*eye pillow
*cushion for head

Note: Mel can provide some equipment, please email direct at to request equipment. Mel will also have blankets to sell.

Mel Skinner

Mel has been teaching yoga since 2014, and works with groups and individuals, online and face-to-face, to support those looking to develop their spiritual life, as healing from trauma, excess stress, menstrual and womb health, fatigue, sleep problems, and general body aches and pains. She is also a writer, astrologer and reflexologist. She lives just outside of Bristol near the river and the trees with her husband and daughter.

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"Thank you very much for the delightful retreat! I have felt extremely well this week, which is no small part thanks to you. The retreat was everything I'd hoped it would be: nourishing, with gentle yoga and allowing me the time and space to work through the things that I needed to sort out in mind! Thank you.”

"I enjoyed every minute of it!"

“Mel’s voice is amazing, calm and centering, she has the most natural way of holding you, ensuring that you feel safe, grounded and accepted.”