Fri, 04 Nov|
Rock, Wadebridge, UK
Men's 5-Day Clothes-Free Yoga Holiday - Cornwall
For the first time, I am collaborating with Brewer Street Yoga - London to offer a fantastic and varied week-long men’s clothes-free yoga and meditation retreat in Cornwall.
Time & Location
04 Nov 2022, 17:00 GMT – 09 Nov 2022, 11:00 GMT
Rock, Wadebridge, UK
About the event
For the first time, I am collaborating with Brewer Street Yoga - London (BSY) to offer a fantastic and varied week-long men’s clothes-free yoga and meditation retreat in Cornwall.
I'm teaming up with Matt Gough and Marc Dingle from BSY for my first UK clothes-free event and I couldn't be happier to teaming up with such a fab crew!
Who this holiday retreat is for:
This retreat is for men who are interested and eager to discover more about themselves in a safe, non-judgemental environment. It’s no problem if you haven’t done yoga or meditationbefore, or if you’re an experienced yogi who knows their way around a yoga mat - everyone is welcome at this fantastic event.
Our inspiring retreat will take place over 6 days and 5 nights in the village of Rock on the North Cornish coast, famed for its charming fishing villages, local eateries and stunning beaches, guests will be staying in a large, stunningly appointed property set within beautiful grounds and close to the Camel Estuary.
Yoga is about deepening our understanding of ourselves, the world around us, and our place in that world. Without the physical shield of clothes it's much easier to connect with that sense of self as we can more easily put aside the mental shield we all have in our daily lives. We're all on the same level, so no judgement can be made about who we are by the outward signs we choose to cover ourselves with.
Meditating and practising yoga whilst naked as a member of a group of other naked men is a life-affirming and deeply liberating experience.
Who are the other Teachers?
Matthew Gough - Brewer Street Yoga Owner & Teacher: Matthew has been teaching yoga since 2015 and practicing for more than 15 years. As a latecomer to yoga he's particularly keen to bring yoga to people that that think yoga isn't for them: "if I can do it, so can you"!
His yoga style is down to earth, practical, physical, straightforward. A mixture of static poses and flowing sequences, his classes are mindful but not spiritual, welcoming and accessible to everyone regardless of your belief or spirituality. There's no chanting, no sanskrit, no music, just a safe friendly environment to be who you want to be.
Marc Dingle - Brewer Street Teacher & Chef: Marc has a passion for yoga, meditation and sound healing in equal measures. Having practiced yoga for over two decades to manage the stresses of heading a thriving business spanning restaurants and cafes, he found his deeper yogic calling in 2018 upon completion of his teacher training on the beautiful island of Mallorca.
Teaching regularly, his classes and teachings have been guided towards vinyasa and the more restorative aspect of asana through yin yoga, yoga nidra and sound healing using crystal singing bowls. Combined with a sense of humour he has a fundamental understanding of the power of sound and asana practice to help us reduce stress, create a deep sense of well-being and to promote our own healing.
- 5 nights accommodation in a shared room (double or twin), arrive Fri afternoon, depart Wed Morning.
- Full and varied programme of daily yoga with three teachers; meditation, pranayama, asana.
- Three full and hearty meals a day: delicious home cooked Ayurvedic inspired menus (and wine with dinner).
- A yoga mat for your practice.
- All bedding/towels etc.
What's not included:
- Travel to the venue.
- yoga props - if you like to practice with bricks, blocks, or straps please bring your own with you.
The Yoga & Meditation:
There will be three sessions each day. All are optional, it's your holiday! We'll start each day with morning meditation. After breakfast there will be a more engaged session taking us up to lunchtime. The afternoons are free time. Then a more dynamic session before dinner, except on one evening when there will be a sound bath meditation led by Marc after dinner to take us to bed time.
Surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside Buzza Vean, our accommodation for this wonderful retreat, enjoys a unique position where peace and quiet and convenience come hand in hand. Here you will be just moments away from everything Rock has to offer, from shops and restaurants to stunning beaches and glorious coastal walks, whilst also remaining secluded and private within its own mature gardens.
The property is a spacious and bright with interiors of slate, wood and white-washed walls with extensive facilities and tastefully appointed bedrooms, many of which enjoy beautiful countryside views.
A large, vaulted, ground-floor yoga space will provide plenty of room for our practice.
Price is based on the level of accommodation your choose.
- Shared Master bedroom with ensuite @ £925 pp
- Shared Twin room with ensuite @ £895 pp (SOLD OUT)
- Shared Twin with shared bathroom @ £825 pp
- Shared room (1 king/1 bunk bed) with shared bathroom @ £795 pp
- Shared double room with ensuite @ £850 pp
Single Supplements are available for an additional £250 on the listed price.
A 20% deposit is required to secure your space with the remaining 80% balance to be cleared four weeks ahead of the start date of this retreat.
Payment is via BACS (UK Sterling account holders) and IBAN (EU EURO account holders).
Bookings are direct through me and to secure your space for this very special event please click the RSVP button, provide us with your contact details, any dietary requirements and accommodation preferences we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
- Driving is the most straightforward way and there's plenty of parking, but we'd prefer you to car share if possible.
- By train is also very straightforward with Bodmin Parkway being approx 40 mins away. We arrange a complimentary transfer service from Bodmin Parkway for those arriving on the 4pm train and departing on the 11.30am train. Transfers from other trains are available but may incur a charge,
- Newquay airport is 30 mins from the house, so flying is also an option.
We'll be looked after by BSY yoga teacher and chef extraordinaire Marc, a professional chef and owner of the award winning Blue Tomato Cafe in nearby Rock! He will provide a healthy breakfast, hearty lunch, and delicious dinner.
Meals will be served in the dining room or on the terrace if the weather is fine. This is a holiday so there are no restrictive diets: meat and dairy will be available for those who choose though the food will be predominantly Ayurvedic, and wine will be served with dinner for those who would like.
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements and we'll do what we can to accommodate.
What to Wear/Bring:
You're welcome to be naked as much or as little as you wish (it's compulsory for the yoga) and the house is well insulated and warm with log fires so you won't get cold!
Yoga mats are provided, but no other accessories.
How many students will there be?
The retreat is limited to 12 yogis. We expect demand to be high, so get in early!