If you're looking to escape the frantic pace and incessant pressure of everyday life, the Yoga Retreat at Dorset's beautiful Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa is the perfect place to relax and refresh. Set on four acres of blissful gardens, with its own spa and surrounded by the delightfully unspoiled landscapes of Thomas Hardy's Wessex, it's hard to imagine anywhere better suited for personal rejuvenation and natural healing.
Summer Lodge is therefore delighted that Arjuna, who runs the Pantglas Centre in a remote valley at the heart of Wales' Cambrian Mountains, has agreed to host one of his immensely popular retreats at Summer Lodge. Arjuna is a highly skilled integrative bodywork therapist and runs a widely acclaimed clinic offering yoga therapy and private integrative body work sessions, bringing a unique and holistic approach to an extensive range of health problems. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to work with Arjuna, whose groups and personal retreats attract people from all over the world.
The weekend is for a maximum of ten people and will take place on the following dates:
September 7 - 8, 2012
November 16 - 17, 2012
November 23 - 25, 2012
This special retreat will include the following itinerary:
Friday afternoon around 4 pm: Arrival at Summer Lodge. Meet other participants, Spa Director Rosemary Sumner, and Arjuna. Then undertake individual consultations for the yoga and spa treatments. This will be followed by a light supper enjoyed as a group.
Saturday morning around 8 am: Yoga session, followed by breakfast. After this guests may want to take their chosen one hour spa treatment (included in the package). Light lunch followed by yoga session 2 pm - 4 pm with free time to either have private consultation with Arjuna or the spa treatment not taken in the morning. Then 30 to 45 minutes of relaxation, analysis of the day, and meditation, followed by dinner together in the conservatory.
Sunday morning: Yoga session, followed by breakfast. Time for a spa treatment, followed by lunch. After lunch a group activity - either a talk or demonstration by Arjuna - followed by some yoga practice or final relaxation and meditation. Check out around 4 pm.
The Yoga Retreat package includes:
Two nights' accommodation in a luxurious room
A one hour spa treatment of your choice
Breakfast on both mornings
Lunch on both days
Dinner on both evenings
The Yoga Retreat is from $550 per single or $810 per double, per night, inclusive of VAT, based on a Classic Room accommodation, for a minimum two night stay. Additional nights are at the hotel's Best Available Rate. The Yoga Retreat package is valid on selected dates and subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
For more information and to book, please call the Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa at +44 (0) 19 3548 2000 or visit www.summerlodgehotel.co.uk
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa
The epitome of the English country house in a picturesque Dorset village, Summer Lodge is set on four acres of perfectly maintained gardens. This immaculately restored luxurious Relais & ChÂteaux property has swiftly earned a reputation as one of England's finest country house hotels. In its award-winning restaurant, with its extensive wine list created by one of the world's best sommeliers, diners are assured a gastronomic delight. The Spa at Summer Lodge offers a large indoor heated pool and rejuvenating body and beauty treatments. Throughout Summer Lodge the standard of service blends old-style courtesy and personal attention with recognition of all the demands of contemporary travelers.
The Red Carnation Hotel Collection
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa is a member of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection , an award-winning collection of five and four star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Florida and South Africa. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture and cuisine. They all share the qualities that win Red Carnation so many prestigious awards - splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for each guest. For more information, please go to www.redcarnationhotels.com
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011, 2012
Awarded 3 Stars by the Sustainable Restaurant Association 2012, the highest possible rank
Awarded World's Most Prestigious Gem at The Prestigious Star Awards 2011
Named Dorset Restaurant of the Year 2011 at Taste of Dorset Awards
Named Best Leading Hotel in the World by Leaders Club Members 2011