Ruth White Yoga Retreat

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Fri 09Sep
Sun 11Sep

Rejuvenate into Autumn

Facilitator: Ruth White

Ruth White Yoga Retreat will allow you to work to your needs, inspire as well as relax and revitalise yourself. Preparing your body and mind to enter into Autumn with the glow of self-care.

This lecture and workshop lifts the heart and spirit. It is a natural progression that when you love your yoga so much, your love overflows and you want to share it with others.

Set in the grounds of Hawkwood, this Yoga Retreat is set in a picturesque corner of the Cotswolds.

Event time: Fri 9th Sep 2022 at 4:00pm - Sun 11th Sep 2022 at 4:00pm

At a Glance

  • Increase your physical strength and flexibility
  • Relax and rejuvenate your mind
  • Improve your concentration
  • Philosophy of yoga beautifully intertwined with Asana Practice, Pranayama and Meditation

What Participants will Gain

  • A weekend spent with like-minded people in this delightful community
  • The benefits – still mind, stronger heart, core strength and inner calm – are evident long after the weekend
  • The art of Relaxation and a feeling of rejuvenation


Whatever your ability, you are most welcome to Ruth White’s 2 day Yoga Retreat. Ruth’s teaching is inspirational, both spiritually and physically.

Originally trained and certificated by B.K.S. Iyengar, today Ruth adapts her Karuna teaching to the ever-changing needs of the student. She has developed a unique style of teaching that unites pupil and teacher, in an atmosphere of happiness & well-being. Ruth teaches with enthusiasm and a sense of fun and brings the same warmth and clarity to her talks and demonstrations. She is well known for her attention to detail and will help you see through your limitations. This in turn helps to achieve their full potential and experience a sense of freedom.

Ruth will be joined by Narain, formerly an Ishaya monk, who has been sharing his wisdom with us and internationally for over 20 years, will be joining us to share his inspiring and philosophical yoga talks. He has a gift of revealing, in his simple way, the truths of yoga. Narain is currently in Queensland and will hopefully be joining us in person, if not he will join via Zoom.


Price Options

£360 Single Residential
£320 Shared Residential
£260 Non-Residential


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Practical Information

Please bring a yoga mat, belt, blocks, back arch & blanket, if you do not have these, then we can supply a few. All levels are welcome, it is a very inclusive retreat.

Please note that prices are listed per person.

Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B

Arrival is 4.00-6.00 pm on Friday, with tea and cake. The course begins at 6.30 pm with supper together. The course ends with tea and cake at 4.00 pm on Sunday, followed by departure.

Ruth White

In her teens, Ruth White had chronic back problems and "happened to fall at the feet of a master". At that time B.K.S. Iyengar held classes in London homes, sometimes with as few as 12 students. He showed Ruth how to work free of the pain, and thus inspired she followed him to India and trained to become a teacher.

She began teaching and assessing Iyengar teachers, and ran the Surrey Iyengar Centre (London) for nearly 20 years. Her current centre is based in the Cotswolds (UK) which offers a 500-hour teacher training school, yoga residentials over the UK, Europe, Australia, Mexico and India, as well as weekly classes in the area.

Ruth is a dedicated student of philosophy and meditation, practising Advaita under the late Shankaracharya Saraswati for 12 years at the School of Economic Science in London. More recently she took vows in the Ishaya order, and after seven years was given the name Parasakti Ishaya by Maharishi Krishnananda Ishaya.

Ruth has developed a unique style of teaching, uniting pupil and teacher in an atmosphere of happiness and well-being. She teaches with enthusiasm and a sense of fun and brings the same warmth and clarity to her talks and demonstrations. Ruth is well known for her attention to detail and has the ability to enable people to see through their limitations and experience a sense of freedom.

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“I really benefited from the retreat at and am still loving and trying to live by what I learnt”

- Solveig

“Ruth’s retreat gives you space and time to relax, breathe and practice yoga with kindred spirits. Set in a beautiful setting couldn’t have been more idyllic – as the weather was kind, I was able to take walks to enjoy the lovely countryside, fauna and flora. Ruth’s teaching was (and always is) an inspiration to all that meet her.”

- Nicola

“Having been ill for a long time I began to find my breath again and rekindle my love of yoga which has had a huge effect on my whole wellbeing”

- Claire