THE MEL LOVE YOGA RETREAT NOVEMBER 2023
RETREAT WITH ME, 2023
A new kind of retreat that your soul has been seeking. Will you deny yourself?
Join a small group for a truly transformational weekend of Yoga, Osho inspired meditation, Sacred Tea Ritual, Cacao Ceremony, Healing Sounds and more. Visit those places within you that you've been unable to reach and start moving through life with deeper clarity and new-found freedom. Think 5 Star Luxury all weekend! See the house listed on AirBnb
You have the option to join for the entire weekend or just for one day on the Saturday. Payment plans available. Message me if you have any questions.
Arrive - Friday, 24 November 16:00
Depart - Sunday, 26 November 15:00
1 Day only Saturday 25 November 7am until 10pm
Riversdale Lodge, Bourne End, SL8 5EB
Just off Junction 2 of the M40 and Junction 7 of the M4 - 40 minute drive from Notting Hill, 60 minutes by train from the City. Nearest train stations are Bourne End (15 minute walk) Beaconsfield (20 minutes from Marylebone plus 15 minute taxi) Maidenhead (25 minutes from Paddington plus 15 minute taxi).
The place is incredible! An oasis of calm! Although the photographs are nice I can honestly say that it looks even better in person. The owners rent out the property on Airbnb at £2,400 per night with a minimum night stay and it's worth every penny! You will get to experience the grandeur at a fraction of the price. It's a place you'll never forget. If you're looking for a relaxing, nourishing, indulgent weekend to focus on your own needs, wants, health and well-being then this is for you! Use the time away to get a break from your everyday routines to give you that space needed to re-assess how you want to shape your life going forward. You will be supported, in a safe space to connect deeply with your heart's desires.
The bedrooms are finished to the highest standard. They feature superb Sleepeezee beds with beautiful soft bedding and luxurious heated carpets. I have high standards and I am so excited to share this beautiful home with you for the weekend! When I viewed the property it took my breath away. It really has been renovated to the highest standard. Although the photographs are nice I can honestly say that it looks even better in person. Not many people will get a chance to stay in a place like this in their lifetime! The bathrooms are spacious and superbly fitted with marble surfaces and Italian fittings. The River Suite is exceptional, with stone tub and wonderful views of the river. I have included below the costings for shared occupancy. If you would prefer a room to yourself this can be arranged. Please get in contact and I can discuss your requirements. All beds are single, unless otherwise described. I'm confident it will be one of the most comfortable beds you've ever tried!
Want to come and unsure what to do next? Here's what to do.
1. Check out the bedroom types below and decide which one is your favourite OR select to come for 1 day only.
2. Complete the Booking Form at the bottom of the page. You don't need to pay in full until 24 October 2023 but you will need to secure your spot with a non-refundable £350 deposit. More information will be sent to you, including T&C's once your booking is received.
The River Suite
This is the principal suite (and the best room in the house), adjacent to the idyllic roof terrace and with stunning views down the garden to the river from your very own balcony. This room really is something special! When I first saw it I didn't want to leave. It is over 700 square feet, with a super king size French bed, a freestanding stone bath and a luxurious ensuite with a two-person shower. The bathroom is breathtaking! This is serious luxury and such a treat! I have costed this for a romantic getaway for two however if you want to discuss other options such as 3 or 4 people sharing this Suite please get in contact. For two people £950 per person or indulge fully and hire it all, just for yourself at £1900*.
An airy vaulted, large sized room with 3 single beds and ensuite. It's a beautiful, spacious room and feels very peaceful. This room faces west and south. £700 per person*
This large room offers one double and 2 single beds and an ensuite. The room faces south and west and looks down to the river. £700 per person* for the single beds and £730* if you want the double bed to yourself.
Red Kite Bedroom - SOLD
This double aspect room is bright and airy. It has 2 single beds and an ensuite. £750 per person*
Grebe Bedroom - SOLD
This room faces east and is bright and airy. It has 2 single beds with access to the luxurious shared main bathroom that has both a shower and a bath. £580 per person*
A bright, double-aspect room with up to 3 single beds and access to the shared main bathroom with both shower and bath. £500 per person*
* Price includes:
Accommodation for 2 nights in a beautifully renovated 1890s house, only 40 minutes from London. There are several spacious living rooms, including a sumptuous drawing room with a four-person sofa, 2 love seats and log burner. There is a cosy cinema room with TV and piano and a library with study area. The entire ground floor is finished throughout in smoked oak over underfloor heating. Above the studio is a roof garden, planted with medicinal herbs and fresh vegetables. It is the perfect sun trap, while the river suite has a private balcony. At the end of the garden is a Meditation Orb, a warm, cosy space lit by twinkling lights, perfect for individual or small group meditation, looking out onto the river. The bedrooms feature superb Sleepeezee beds with beautiful soft bedding and luxurious heated carpets. It really is a special place.
Meals (Vegan) - Fully catered including 2 Dinners, 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches. The main kitchen is a large, light space that incorporates cooking, dining and seating areas. The dining table extends to seat up to 20. The soft seating area includes 2 three-person sofas, 2 armchairs, and several meditation pouffes set around a Scandinavian wood burning stove. Sit back and relax and have an incredible chef cook for you!
Group Classes/ Sessions - Eight (8) in total (including Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Osho inspired Dance Meditation, Transformational Breathwork, Cacao Ceremony, Tea Meditation and Healing Sound Baths with Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls (Crystal Tones)).
Studio with Yoga equipment - 35 by 21 feet and can comfortably accommodate 20 mats. I have seen a lot of Yoga studios and this far exceeds them all! There is a real sense of grandeur about this place! Lit from above via 3 huge roof lights, it is a wonderful, embracing, safe space. At night you can see the fairy lights of the roof terrace. There is underfloor heating, an intuitive sound system, 20 sets of yoga mats, bolsters, straps, eye masks and 40 cork bricks.
4pm: Arrive and settle in
6pm: Opening Circle (set intentions for the weekend ahead)
7pm: Dinner (plant-based)
9pm: Yoga Nidra – also known as Yogi Sleep
7:30am – Osho inspired Morning Meditation. A combination of breathwork, dance and unwinding movements to connect deeply with the body. Finishing with a more familiar seated meditation.
9am – Breakfast (plant-based)
10:30am – Vinyasa Flow Yoga. A warming Vinyasa practice to welcome in the weekend. Enjoy the flow of this movement (suitable for all levels) to invigorate, energise and balance the body.
12pm – Lunch (plant-based)
4pm – Sacred Tea Ritual & Meditation
5:30pm – Chill and chat around the Fire
7pm – Dinner (plant-based)
9pm – Yin/ Restorative Yoga and Sound Bath
7:30am – Osho inspired Morning Meditation
9am – Breakfast (plant-based)
10am – Surprise Workshop (find out on the day)
12pm – Lunch (plant-based cuisine)
2pm – Cacao Ceremony/ Closing. Cacao is a heart opening medicine used in many cultures for its healing properties on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level.
This is your home away from home for the weekend. Do as much or as little as you please. In your free time you can take a walk or sit by the river. There are also so many cosy places in the house where you can curl up with a good book or take a nap.
Additional services can be provided at an additional cost upon request.