Weekend Retreats

Each retreat weekend begins at 4pm on the start date and closes 1.30pm Sunday. There will be yoga practises (these include the core AYP practises of asana, pranayama, deep meditation), plus other activites/practises such as mindfulness, walking on the moor, wild swimming, gong bath, craft workshop (e.g yantra drawing), satsang. The exact content for each retreat weekend will vary and will be determined by who is coming on retreat and what feels right, but if there is something you’d really like included, please ask and we will see what can be done! There are 9 places available on each retreat…small is beautiful!

There are 3 retreats scheduled for 2022:

10 -13 February  – *completed*  

(this is a 3 night retreat and £75 should be added to the prices detailed below)


Our first ever winter retreat! Perfect for hardy souls looking for a mid-winter pick me up. This 3 night retreat will have an Ayurveda theme.  In addition to our twice daily yoga practises, we will look at how you can achieve greater health, happiness and balance in your body and life through understanding your unique dosha constitution, how imbalance in our diet and lifestyle can lead to illness and how we can take simple steps to help rebalance ourselves. We will learn about the use of herbs and spices in creating remedies and even make a simple Ayurveda remedies for use at home. We will walk, satsang around the open fire, drink tea, eat cake and Ali will teach you how to cook a delicious balanced Ayurveda dish for dinner!

22-24th  April  (2 night retreat)

Retreat price £180-220 per person, dependant on room choice


The April retreat will be based on clearing/cleansing……..a Spring clean!

Clean food, mantra chanting for cleansing, breath work, body nurturing Yoga practises including asana, pranayama and meditation, walking on the moor………giving the energy channels a good clean and finding/making space for a clear out of some emotional cupboards.


6-9th  October  (3 night retreat)

(this is a 3 night retreat and £80 should be added to the prices detailed below)


The October retreat will be a wild and wonderful weekend.

As much of our weekend as possible will be outdoors (weather permitting).

Wild walk, wild swimming, wild meditation, picnics, foraging…..

And yoga in the barn of course!

To book a retreat place, please pay a £50 deposit. We will then contact you to discuss room choice/availability and subsequent balance to be paid by bank transfer dependant on room choice. 

Note: If you are a group of friends (between 6 and 8 people) and would like your own retreat tailored specifically for you, other weekend dates are possible. Please message me: contact@retreattodartmoor.com


An important part of retreat is the opportunity to be part of a like minded community. An opportunity to inspire each other with our efforts and energy. Sharing space with others is also a perfect way to grow our understanding, awareness, compassion and acceptance. Therefore, all the weekend retreats are based on all participants staying for the duration of the retreat. A room of your choice (subject to availability) will automatically be allocated to you on receipt of your retreat deposit.

Accommodation is in either Sampford Manor (our home), or The Old National School (approximately 75m from the practise barn and the Manor). Both buildings are historical listed buildings, full of character and charm.

Retreat costs (quoted per person) cover all accommodation, food and drink. There are no additional costs, just your personal travel.

In line with yoga’s ethical principles, all meals will be vegetarian, other dietary needs can be catered for.

Sampford Manor

4 bedrooms:     3 x double rooms (£220 single or £150×2 couple occupancy)

                        1 x twin (£180 each for single bed in shared twin room)

3 bathrooms   (shared)

The Old National School 

(more photos can be seen here)

3 bedrooms:     1 x double ( £220 single occupancy or £150×2 couple occupancy)

                        1 x twin (£180 each for single bed in shared twin room)

1 x small single room (£190)

2 bathrooms   (shared)

Sitting room

Kitchen/dining area

Generally, the kitchen/dining area at The Old National School will be used for all meals, but there are many beautiful spaces that meals can be taken outside if the weather permits!