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 Spring Retreat
The art of listening with yoga and breath work

3-7 February 2025

Gianna Hewlett

‘We have two ears, but only one mouth’. This beautiful Chinese proverb reminds us that we should be listening twice as much as we speak, but we are often moving through life with such speed, we struggle to listen to each other–let alone ourselves.

Take time to relax in Devon, to reconnect with yourself through movement and breath. Walk along the Tavy Valley, enjoy yoga and movement with Gianna Hewlett and calming breath work with Charlie Polizzi. An extraordinary shamanic sound session will be offered mid-week by Richard Down and his wife Kat.

Gianna Hewlett

Yoga instructor
In life, it is not necessarily what is important that gets our attention, but what gets our attention becomes important to us. The movement patterns we make with our bodies can reinforce or reshape how we think and feel. Through assuming the postures of the Yoga tradition, we cultivate embodiment: simply the ability to be fully present in our bodies and observe the wisdom they hold.

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Charlie Polizzi

Breathwork instructor
Breath work allows us to alter our mood and gain agency over ourselves. By being in the now we allow the time and space for creativity to flourish. Like any discipline it takes practice. Each breath has its own character effect and result. Breathe to clear and find clarity, breathe to ground, breathe to bring energy and breathe to calm a scattered mind. In this frenetic stimulating world we live in it is an invaluable tool.

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Tom & Ben

Chef & Gardener
Chef, Tom Ewings, will prepare nutritionally rich menus for each day. Guests can enjoy a light or a full breakfast, Soup for lunch and a three-course evening meal. Guests will be given a guided walk of the extensive Repton gardens by Head Gardener, Ben Ruscombe-King, whose knowledge and anecdotes are restorative in themselves. 

Tamami Benjamin

Japanese Reflexology
The therapy is deeply relaxing and effectively allows the body to restore itself to better function and reestablish its natural connection to the earth through the foot. Tamami believes in the importance of self care, and treatments include advice on diet, exercise, and relaxation techniques. Sessions take into account the whole person, assist the recovery process and promote a sense of wellbeing and harmony.

The whole thing is completely enchanting, torn straight from the pages of Hans Christian Andersen

Tatler

Cosy beds & early nights

Monday 3 February
14.00 Guests to arrive
14.30-16.30 Time to settle in and explore the house and gardens
16.30 Welcome tea and chat in the lounge
17.30 Gentle movement and breathwork
19.00 Dinner

Tuesday 4 February
07.30 Tea, coffee and juice available in the restaurant
08.00 Vinyasa Flow Yoga
09.15 Breakfast
10.00 Milton Combe & Buckland Abbey circular walk 3hr walk (6 miles)
14.00 Soup for lunch
14.00-16.00 Free time for massage/rest
16.00 Tea in the lounge
17.00 Shamanic Sound Healing with Richard and Katerina Down
19.30 Dinner

Wednesday 5 February
08.00 Tea, coffee and juice available in the restaurant
08.30 Vinyasa Flow Yoga
10.00 Breakfast
12.00 Walk along the river Tamar to Royal Inn Pub for lunch 1hr walk
13.00 Lunch at Royal Inn
14.00 Walk back to Endsleigh
14.00-17.00 Free time for massage/rest
17.00 Tea in the lounge
18.00 Gentle movement and breathwork
19.30 Dinner

Thursday 6 February
08.00 Tea, coffee and juice available in the restaurant
08.30 Vinyasa Flow Yoga
10.00 Breakfast
11.00 Guided tour of the Endsleigh garden with Ben 1.5hr
13.00 Soup for lunch
13.30-17.00 Free time for massage/rest
17.00 Tea in the lounge
18.00 Gentle movement and breathwork
19.30 Dinner

Friday 7 February
08.00 Tea, coffee and juice available in the restaurant
08.30 Vinyasa Flow Yoga
10.00 Breakfast
11.00 Departure

Packing List
If you plan to walk then wellington boots are provided in all sizes at the hotel but we would suggest bringing all weather gear. We will be walking come rain or shine. 

Terms
50% deposit on booking with the remainder to be paid at the end of the stay.
Cancellation less than 14 days prior to arrival incurs a loss of the deposit. Cancellation with less than 48 hours notice incurs loss of the full stay.

Single occupancy from £1700
Double occupancy from £2300

This retreat is designed for students with some yoga knowledge.

@giannahewlett
@charliepolizzi

 

Spring Retreat
The art of listening with yoga and breath work

3-7 February 2025

Hotel Endsleigh
01822 870000

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