About Braziers Park
This hidden treasure, set deep in the beautiful countryside of south Oxfordshire, offers a relaxing holiday in nature less than two hours from London. This weekend retreat is an opportunity to revitalise and enjoy reconnecting with self and others.
Braziers Park is a warm country manor house and home to one of the UK's longest standing communities. Set deep in beautiful countryside and the rolling Chiltern Hills of South Oxfordshire, an area of outstanding natural beauty, the location is perfect for a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating weekend break.
The old manor is Grade II listed in the strawberry gothic style, it has so much character and beauty. The library, grand piano and many quirky corners are amongst its charms - all set in 57 acres of land with beautiful gardens. Braziers is a working eco-community with sheep, chickens, a walled vegetable garden and an ancient orchard. The community welcomes you to enjoy the rustic old charm of Braziers Park and join in with the community.
The daily programme
The first class with Belle will be on Friday evening. This will be a gentle open flow to help you unwind from your journey and ease into the retreat. Then together the group will enjoy a delicious dinner. On Saturday there will be two classes. A more dynamic morning class to align to body and breath followed later on by a late afternoon class where we will slow things down and enjoy a deep relaxation.
Sunday morning will start with a strong morning practice then another delicious breakfast. The group will come together for a meditation walk and closing circle before lunch and then say our goodbyes to end the retreat.
Each day after morning yoga there will be the opportunity to walk, have a massage or relax in one of the comfy lounges or take a long bath.
Arrival time on the Friday is from 3pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5pm. The weekend will finish on the Sunday after lunch.
Places on this retreat have been limited to allow more space in the yoga room and all communal areas.
Things to do
Braziers Park is very quaint and quirky with plenty of space to nestle down with a book. There's the library, the study, dining room and an informal space by the log fire and grand piano.
There is a lovely woodland walk, which is a great opportunity to experience some of the wildlife beauties of the estate. There will be delicious vegetarian food and plenty of time just to hang out and chat, meet new people, read, relax and enjoy being in the community in natural surroundings. Massage treatments will also be available at an additional cost.
Accommodation at Braziers Park
Braziers Park is an attractive listed Grade II building set in 50 acres of land. All rooms are simple, comfortable and charming. All bathrooms are shared. A limited number of single rooms are available.
Thank you Belle for a fabulous weekend of yoga - such a gorgeous place, and what a really lovely bunch of people. It was great for us to be able to touch base with each other, whilst enjoying some peace and relaxation. The yoga was great. You are a lovely host (with a lovely voice) and we so appreciated your relaxed and empathetic approach.Jemma
I wanted to thank you for what was a really wonderful weekend. I had been to Braziers Park previously and it was exactly as peaceful and welcoming as I remembered it. I absolutely loved your approach to classes, they were the perfect blend of challenging as restorative for me and I left the weekend feeling completely renewed.Aisling
Braziers park was such a wonderful weekend. I really can't say anything critical at all - the place was unique and cozy, the food was really impressive, the people were all friendly, the yoga was brilliant, the other activities were varied and fun (film, walks around house, chanting, time on ones own or chatting with new friends).
Many thanks for a great weekend – Belle was a superb host yoga teacher. The food was really delicious and has inspired me. Just long enough to have a quiet time away to read and relax in an old world environment – amazing work by volunteers and residents to keep the house going. All the people on the retreat were lovely to get to know too.Mandy
I had a wonderful weekend! Everything was perfect. Belle was a superb and inspiring yoga teacher on top of being delightfully welcoming, warm and friendly.Harriet
I thought the weekend was excellent. Belle was fantastic throughout and the venue was amazing.Siobhan
Winter weekend yoga retreat in Oxfordshire, UK, 27 - 29 November 2020
Sharing a twin room £315
Double room for a couple £315
Single occupancy room £375
All prices are per person
The cost includes:
Daily meditation, all yoga classes.
Delicious homemade/home-grown organic vegetarian food.
Beautiful nature walks.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.
Arrival time on Friday 27 November is from 3pm onwards and the first yoga class will be at approx 5pm. We will finish after lunch on Sunday 29 November.
Getting to Braziers Park
Braziers Park is less than an hour and a half from London and just under two hours from Bristol. We will try and arrange lift sharing where possible.
Full travel details can be seen on the Braziers Park website.