The ‘Five Elements of Nature’ Retreat

A 3 day retreat in rural mid Wales –  Forest Hideaway, Nr Newtown ONE SPACE REMAINING!

Friday 12 April- Monday 15 April 2024

Cost: £685 single or £610 shared

The Forest Hideaway is a hidden gem, nestled in a lush and private river valley. You will have 20 acres of woodland paths to ramble and explore. Our venue was originally a smallholding dating back to 1706. It has since been lovingly restored and offers accommodation in raised yurts, gorgeous shepherds huts, and cottages. There is a fully equipped yoga shala, and a cosy barn where we will eat the delicious meals prepared for us by the fabulous Huzur Vadisi chefs Rowan and Lucy.

Join me to spend 3 leisurely spring days nourishing yourself with yoga, breathwork, meditation, and more…. and immerse yourself in the power of the elements.

The Yoga

The elements are the building blocks of everything in existence, as well as our human bodies. How we live, the stressors we succumb to, our environment, and the interactions and connections we have with others can affect the subtle balance of the elements. Each element corresponds to a sense, body parts and their functions, and the energy centres we know as chakras. Imbalance in the elemental body can lead to experiences of disharmony and dis-ease.

Join me on this retreat to turn your attention inward, consider the power the elements hold for you, and honour your elemental body.

Across the 3 days we will enjoy varied early morning and late afternoon practices.

I welcome all interested yogis to join me on this 3 day retreat. The yoga will be accessible to all yogi levels including complete beginners. All I ask is that you bring an open mind and a willingness to participate, share and learn. My retreats are fun as previous participants will confirm. I am so lucky to have students return again and again and find that a warm and welcoming community grows easily in just 3 days. Leave refreshed and reconnected to what’s really important to you.

Non yogi partners are welcome to join the retreat and spend time exploring the area if yoga is not their thing!

Please note. This retreat is not suitable for people who are only interested in strong physical yoga as a variety of other yoga practices will be included.

The Venue and Area

Our venue is a rustic yoga hideaway in beautiful Mid Wales, managed by the fabulous Huzur Vadisi team. The Forest Hideaway is nestled in the rolling Montgomeryshire hills between Newtown and Knighton. This hidden gem sits in a private river valley with four acres of wild garden and twenty acres of woodland paths providing plenty of opportunity to ramble. Originally a farm small holding dating back to 1706, the buildings have been restored in a uniquely charming fashion to provide a variety of accommodation.

There is a fully equipped yoga shala with large french windows opening onto a delightful terrace for outdoor yoga on warmer days.

The Accommodation

This will be allocated on a first come first served basis unless you book early and specify where you want to be. This is what’s available:

Alpine Cottage  1 super king room for a couple and 1 twin share room (which could be used as a single) – The bathroom is shared between these 2 rooms

Forest View Cottage – 1 super king room for a couple. This could also be a twin share room. – Has own bathroom

Shepherds Hut Nadine – has own bathroom – available as a double or single

Shepherds Hut Shanti – has own bathroom – available as a double or single

Shepherds Hut Cowboy – has own bathroom – available as a double or single

Yurt Tree House – available as a double for a couple or as a single. Toilets close by. Shower room is in the barn.

Yurt Nomad – available as a double for a couple or as a single. Toilets close by. Shower room is in the barn.

The Food

Rowan and Lucy will be tantalising our tastebuds with delicious, nourishing and plentiful vegetarian food. Meals provided are breakfast, lunch and dinner (on arrival day, dinner only, on departure day, breakfast only) Teas, coffee, biscuits and fruit are freely available throughout the day.

Gluten or lactose free options can be catered for ( although not personal preferences or complex specialist diets)

Let me know if you have specific dietary requirements and we will do our best to provide for you.


Nice and simple!

£610 – per person – twin share or double
£685 – single

Includes a £150 non refundable deposit

Cost includes accommodation for 3 nights, meals and yoga as specified. Transfer costs are not included.

Additional Information

Things to do

Wonderful walks are on the doorstep. If you are not confident walking out on the hills alone, you can book a guided walk.

If you would like to pamper yourself and relax in between the yoga, an excellent local massage therapist can be booked.

Digital Detox

Please note there is no phone service in the cottages, shepherds huts or yurts. There is a small building known as the ‘internet cafe’ where you can go to connect to the outside world if you need to.

Getting There

Arrival is from 4pm on Friday and we leave following breakfast on Monday by around 10am.

The venue is around 4.5 hours from London or 2.5 hours from Manchester or Birmingham by road.

For people travelling from my area of East Midlands, train travel from Birmingham is simple to the nearby Newtown station. Taxi transfers from the station can be arranged at around £25 each way so arrangements to travel together can be co-ordinated to keep costs down.

Booking and Terms

If you have any further questions or would like to book a place, please email or call me.

✎    ☏ 0771 8875614

Deposit – Your booking cannot be confirmed until I receive your deposit. The deposit to secure your place is £150. The deposit is non-refundable should you decide to cancel. The balance is then due 8 weeks before departure. Payment must be made by bank transfer.

Insurance – It is your responsibiity to ensure you have travel insurance which covers for cancellation, ill health etc

Cancellation – If you cancel within 4 weeks of the retreat, I will be unable to make any refund and the full cost will be due. If I or the venue cancel then a full refund will be made.

Attendance and participation on retreat – your attendance signifies that you participate at your own risk

The venue – is owned by a third party. Please note, I always seek to act in good faith in my description of the facilities offered but rely on information given to me by the owners regarding their venue. Services provided by the venue are the sole responsibility of the venue owners.