Ruth White Yoga Retreat

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Interested in booking one of our courses? Call our office on 01453 759 034

Fri 27Sep
Sun 29Sep

Be still

Facilitator: Ruth White

It’s all about where your attention is, not your ability. Through the practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation; moving further into the peace and quiet of the mind. Let us work together on our so-called problems and release any anxiety and stress that may surround them. In this way we can come back to our natural state of harmony.

Whatever your level of ability you will be catered for. Yes – you will be asked to move out of your comfort zone – find your own measure, surprising things happen when you move into your unknown.

A limited number of Earlybird places are available.   Earlybird places now sold out – standard priced places are available!

If you would like a place in a shared room, please contact Cathy on or call 01453 759 034

Event time: Fri 27th Sep 2024 at 4:00pm - Sun 29th Sep 2024 at 4:00pm

At a Glance

  • Release fear and tension
  • All abilities welcome
  • Calm your mind in a retreat setting

Participants Will Gain

  • A balanced body and mind
  • Skills to develop a practice that works for you
  • Support and attention from an expert facilitator


Earlybird pricing is available until 5 pm on Friday 5th July.
Residential Single £430 (Earlybird £365)
Residential Shared £380 (Earlybird £323)
Non-Residential £310 (EarlyBird £265)
Day Ticket Sat/Sun £105
Evening Event Sat £65

Retreat Programme

Day 1: Friday

4 pm Arrival & registration
5 pm Yoga practice – centering down
6:30 pm Supper together
8.00 pm Introductory session – a practical talk

Day 2: Saturday

7:30 am Stretch & meditation
8:30 am Breakfast
10:15 am Postures demonstration & explanation
11:45 am Coffee/tea break
12:15 pm Teacher training/free time
1 pm Lunch
2:45 – 4pm Practical talk – How our challenges can be used to our advantage
4 pm Afternoon Tea
4:15 pm Teacher training/Free time
5 – 6:15 pm Seated posture leading into Pranayama and Meditation
6:30 pm Supper
7:45 pm Talk – Yoga and how to work with mind and body to release fears

Day 3: Sunday

7 am Stretch & meditation
8:30 am Breakfast
9:45 am Asana Class – how to adapt your posture to changing needs
11:15 am Coffee/tea break
11:30am Teacher training/Free time
12 pm Postures with attention on core strength
1 pm Lunch
2:45 – 4:15 pm Stretch, Pranayama and “The Art of Relaxation”
4:15 pm Afternoon Tea and Departure


Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.

What Is Included

During your healing day workshop, you will get to enjoy fresh, delicious home-cooked lunches and all refreshments!  Our food is prepared daily with love and care by our experienced in-house kitchen team here at Hawkwood.

Additional Activities

Mindful walking through our woodland trails
Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary
Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB
Discover surrounding charming market towns

Price Options

£365 Early Bird Residential Single
£323 Early Bird Residential Shared
£264 Early Bird Non-Residential
£65 Saturday Evening Practice, Supper + Talk
£105 Sunday Day Ticket with Two Course Lunch
£430 Residential Single
£380 Residential Shared
£310 Non-Residential


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Residential Single Deposit
£ 150.00
11 available
Day Ticket
£ 105.00
6 available
Evening Event
Saturday Event
£ 65.00
20 available
Non-Residential Deposit
£ 150.00
11 available

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. Arrivals from 4pm on Friday, there will be a session at 5pm.

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.
Saturday evening tickets include a workshop at 5pm, supper at 6:30pm, and a talk at 7:45pm. Please arrive 10 minutes before the session is due to start.
For Sunday day tickets, the day will begin with an Asana class at 9:45am and finish at 4:15pm with tea and cake. Please arrive 10 minutes before the session is due to start.

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