Yoga, yurts & paddle boarding:
THE Wild Times in Somerset14-16th June 2024
Settle in before starting the retreat with tea, cake and our opening circle. Day one is all about grounding and resting, so we will do yin yoga before dinner, Nidra and a good, long rest.
Saturday will bring morning yoga and meditation, brunch, a surprise workshop, as well as paddle boarding, SUP yoga and campfires.
On Sunday there will be more yoga and meditation, walks and wild swims. The yoga classes are themed around the natural elements, bringing the qualities of nature into your practice and life.
All activities are optional but encouraged, so you can nap, read or swim and explore - it’s completely up to you.
In a magical woodland village in Somerset. Some of the great things include: a sauna, a roundhouse for yoga with a log burner, a covered outside yoga platform, hammocks, showers with views across the woods, a secret lake for swimming and paddle boarding.
Rooms will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis - you can always request which accommodation you would like and we will try to accommodate where possible.
There are a range of yurts, wooden cabins, a shepherds hut and even a cob roundhouse, all with their own log burners and private fire pit areas outside. The yurts can be set up for triple occupancy for 3 friends (in a single and double bed), the others are a mix of twins and doubles. All the accommodation share the tree shack showers and compostable toilets and there are more toilets spread around the forest site.
All the food on the retreat is prepared by Beth the Free Range Chef, our chief Wild Times chef who is amazing at cooking over fire. It is all nutritious, wholesome and vegetarian. Snacks, drinks and meals are provided.
In the morning before yoga hot drinks, fruit, yoghurt and granola will be available, and then there will be a proper hearty brunch available afterwards. For lunch think salads, hearty ribolata soups and bean stews, homemade dips and freshly baked flatbreads. Dinner could be a grounding curry with dhal, chutneys, pickles and naans, delicious pasta or something else that Beth has magicked up. Everything is fresh and seasonal, using interesting ancient grains from Hodmedods, the odd foraged ingredients and lots of produce from local farms and farm shops in Somerset and Wiltshire. (And there's always pudding!)
There will always be fruit available, as well as a hot drink station for you to help yourself to throughout, with herbal teas, coffee, fresh mint, lemon and ginger.
We can cater for dietary requirements if you let us know at least two weeks beforehand.
Location: The Somerset/Wiltshire Border
Campwell is a woodland camp around six miles north-east of Bath in Somerset/Wiltshire, South-West England. The site is tucked away down quiet lanes with wild hedgerows. The site is all about low-impact living, from the outdoor kitchen where you can cook over fire, to the eco-friendly toiletries in the compostable loos.
This wild place encourages you to go off-grid, turn off your phone and immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy walks around the woods with views across the green Somerset hills. Read and relax in a hammock. Wander down to the tucked away botanical wild swimming lake, surrounded by beautiful trees. It may be possible to book massages directly with Zuzu (who lives nearby) once you have arrived.
3.30pm: Arrive, settle in, snacks and tea
5pm: Opening circle, meditation and yin yoga
8pm: Yoga Nidra for a good night's sleep...zzz
8.30am: Vinyasa yoga, meditation
11.30am: SUP yoga or free time
3pm: SUP yoga or free time
6.30pm: Yin yoga & surprise
7.30pm Dinner, campfire
8.30am: Vinyasa yoga, meditation
11am: Free time - walk, relax, swim, paint
2pm Closing circle
Schedule subject to change / going with the flow. Do as much or as little as you like.
● Accommodation in a magical, hand-crafted woodland camp
● All meals, snacks + drinks
● Four x 1/1.5 hour yoga classes
● Daily guided meditation
● Optional wild swimming in the lake
● Introduction to paddleboarding session / SUP yoga session + equipment
● Surprise workshop
● Yoga mats + blocks
● Goodie bag
What’s not included
● Transport to and from the retreat
● Travel insurance