1 - 4 November 2018
Our intention is to set the scene so that you can take time out of your usual routine to rest and rejuvenate in the peaceful setting of a beautiful ashram - a Bhakti devotional space that allows you to just BE for a while, where you will feel like you have been away for a week, not just the weekend!
We live in a world where success seems to equal stress and all our hard work and long hours are taking a serious toll on our health, relationships and life balance. Our souls are hungry for time out in a bid to restore our natural wonder.
Set in the beautiful English county of Somerset, Glastonbury is believed to be the 4th Earth Chakra, the Heart. To say that this village is legendary is actually somehow an understatement, it has been recognized as a spiritual center since the megalithic era. It is the site of the first Christian church in the British Isles and claimed to be the Avalon of the King Arthur tale. The village of Glastonbury itself is pretty small but very quaint, cradled among a series of velvety green hills.
Outside of the ashram feel free to enjoy the picturesque country evening sunsets, a walk to the top of Glastonbury Tor, sample the local food, explore the colourful and creative local shops whilst you explore and expand your understandings about Yoga from the inside.
This is a great opportunity for a DIGITAL DETOX!
This long weekend is particularly special as you will have the unique experience of a number of teachers and facilitators across the weekend.
Passionate and empowering yoga teachers Prue and Cassie offer three-day intensive all-inclusive yoga weekends to people of all levels. Every retreat focuses on bringing you back to the source, your true self and settling your heart and mind while reconnecting your body and nourishing your soul.
During yoga asana practice you will benefit from having the combined experience of two teaching styles and perspectives, Prue and Cassie. By supporting each other and your practice through team teaching their classes and workshops, Prue and Cassie will take you deeper into breathing, alignments, adjustments and understandings of yoga.
We place a big focus on yoga and the beautiful journey within - the greatest journey you can ever make, but we also understand your deisre to explore. You will have free time each day to enjoy the rich delights of this magical area.
This is a rare experience to explore the wider scope of “Yoga”
Bring sensible walking shoes, yoga clothing, an open mind and a big smile and get ready to evolve!
£395 per person
based on sharing a room
50% non refundable deposit is required to confirm your place.
Early yogi booking price £350 per person paid in full before 30th September 2018.
Early yogi booking
price £350 per person
Early booking available for bookings made before 30th September 2018
Shekinashram is a bhakti yoga ashram, situated on the side of Chalice Hill, and it has been a hub of activity in Glastonbury since its inception in 2003. It is run on a mostly voluntary basis and operates without motivation for profit. It is a place of worship, and acts as a space of sanctuary for many.
Manifested from the evolution of Shekinashram, Shekinah Yoga Retreat is a centre for it’s guests, visitors, and organisers to evolve, transform and deepen in their own practice in a safely held space, and an inspiring environment for the nourishment of the mind, body and soul.
We are an ethical business that advocates incorporating yoga into everyday life, promoting health, wellbeing, healing and renewal through following the 4 paths of yoga:
Bhakti yoga – love and devotion.
Jnana yoga – knowledge of the Self.
Raja yoga – control of the mind – self mastery.
Karma yoga – selfless service.
Our aim is that everyone involved feels empowered to lead vibrant creative lives through the practice of yoga and meditation.
We invite all involved to discover their own true nature through comprehensive yoga and meditation practice for all levels utilising workshops, immersive retreats, teacher trainings and philosophical study. We aim to achieve a level of equilibrium that enables us to experience the challenges of our human lives with open hearted ease.
We are committed teachers, workshop leaders, volunteers and owners inspired by a work environment where individuals lead, and are part of a retreat centre that thrives on personal connection, nonviolence and a spirit of freedom.
Shekinah is the visible, feminine aspect of the Divine. The descent of grace into the manifest universe.
What is Included?
Comfortable accommodation for three nights, all your healthy delicious vegetarian / vegan and Gluten Free meals, herbal teas, yoga, relaxation & meditation sessions, a guided walk, sauna and lots of fresh country air.
Massage & holistic therapies are available at an extra cost
Arrival before 6 pm on Thursday evening for a welcome meeting and light supper
Depart 4 pm on Sunday
Location: Shekinashram, Dod Lane, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8BZ
TRAVEL - Getting to Glastonbury
By Car From London: M3 then A303 and A37, approx 2.5 hours drive - It is possible to organise a car share from West London.
By Train from London Paddington to Castle Cary. Then we can arrange a car / taxi to pick you up for approximately £25 per car.
By Coach There are frequent coaches from London & Heathrow to Bristol, where you can connect with the 376 local bus to Glastonbury. Timetables & Fares on the National Express website and at megabus.com
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
I’m a beginner/new to yoga. Is this ok? Yes! We'll teach for all levels offering modifications as necessary.
What style of yoga will we be practicing? Two asana (physical) classes per day, 1 morning about 120 mins and 1 evening about 90 mins long.
This weekend is particularly special as you will have the unique experience of a number of teachers across the weekend. Prue & Cassie will take you deeper into alignments, adjustments and understandings of each pose. Shekin Ashram is a bhakti and karma yoga ashram and you will have the opportunity while on retreat to experience a wider understanding of “Yoga”. Many who visit remark upon the peace, devotion, spaciousness, and the acceptance they experience within themselves here, and leave inspired, refreshed and renewed.
Do I need to bring a yoga mat? It is always best to bring your own mat and blocks, but if you don’t have one basic yoga equipment is provided.
How many spaces are available? 10 people
Can I have a room on my own? No, rooms are shared occupancy or triple and all come with shared bathrooms. Rooms are allocated on a first come, first serve basis, however we will consider room requests.
How do you pick the room mates? When allocating rooms, we pair women together and men together however, feel free to request a roommate if you have friends coming on the retreat.
Do I need to pay a deposit? How do I pay? Weekend package £395 pp based on sharing a room. 50% non refundable deposit is required to confirm your place. Outstanding balance is then due one month later. If the booking is made within 6 weeks of the retreat start date then full payment is required to confirm your booking. Early yogi booking price is £350 pp and this must be paid in full at time of booking. Payment is by BACS transfer only.
Is travel included in the retreat price? No,you are responsible for booking/ organising your own travel to and from the retreat centre. We do try to organise car sharing
I’m a vegan. Are there options for me? Yes! All meals are healthy, delicious, veganand gluten free.
I have unique dietary requirements. Will I have access to soya milk, gluten free bread, etc? Yes, the venue can cater for all dietary requirements. We just need to know in advance.
Can I bring my own food into the ashram? Yes, you can bring snacks to nibble on between meals if you get peckish as the kitchen will not provide for this, but please make sure they are vegan.
Can we drink alcohol? No, not on the premises.
House rules Please respect the ashram and yourself by observing the smoke, caffeine and alcohol free policy in the house and garden. We respect the precept of non- violence, and therefore ask that any food brought onto the premises must be strictly vegan. This means food free from any animal ingredients, i.e. no meat, fish, dairy, eggs, or their derivatives. Please ask for more details if required. Illegal drugs are also not permitted here. We ask that pets are not brought by visitors, this includes not leaving them in a parked car. Assistance dogs are welcome. We also have a 10 pm curfew.
Should I bring my own soap/shampoo/conditioner? Is it provided? Soap is provided in all bathrooms but please bring your own shampoo/conditioner and personal toiletries.
Do I need to bring a towel? No, towels are provided for both bathrooms and sauna.
Will there be somewhere safe to lock up valuables? Yes there are small lockers provided for your valuables.
What is the weather like? Does it get cold at night? The evenings and early mornings can get cold so bring something warm to wear. You might also want to bring a wet weather jacket just in case plus some socks and a shawl/ jumper for savasana and yoga nidra.
Are any extra-curricular activities included? If not, how much do they cost? Whilst there are lots of great things to do and see, we have included many of the ashrams activities in your retreat schedule. The use of the Sauna is included in your retreat package at no extra cost.
Are there any spa treatments available during my stay? There is a beautiful hand crafted cedar wood sauna available for use. The cost is included in your retreat package and towels are supplied.
Massage and holistic treatments are available if you book in advance through us. We have a range of holistic practitioners and body workers available to offer our guests and visitors a great choice of holistic therapies. These take place in one of our beautiful rooms, or in the meditation room. We offer the following therapies: Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage, Shiatsu and Reiki Healing. Each treatment lasts 1 hour and costs £45. You will need to bring cash and give it to the masseuse on the day of your treatment. We will give your massage booking time at the welcome gathering. http://shekinashram.org/holistic-thrapies/
How much spending money should I bring with me? Can I use a credit card? Other than a massage there are no extra costs to you for the weekend, once you are there. The Ashram takes card payments if you would like to pick up anything at their beautiful little shop. There are also plenty of colourful shops to explore in the town centre only five minutes walk away. Most of these take card payments.
Will there be wifi/mobile phone signal? There is free wifi and normal UK mobile phone signal.
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If there is anything else you would like to know please just ask us.
We look forward to seeing you in Glastonbury!
Prue and Cassie xx