About Braziers Park
Braziers Park is a hidden treasure, set deep in the beautiful countryside of south Oxfordshire, offering a relaxing retreat in nature less than two hours from London. The long weekend is an opportunity to revitalise and reconnect with yourself and others.
This warm country manor house is 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 retreat.
The old manor is Grade II listed in the strawberry gothic style with an abundance of character and beauty. Real log fires, plentiful sofas and a grand piano 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 and be part of Braziers Park.
The daily programme
The first class with Lila 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 and Sunday 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. 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.
Monday 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. Arrival time on the Friday is from 3pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5pm. The weekend will finish on the Monday after lunch.
Things to do
A quaint and quirky venue with plenty of space to nestle down with a book. There's the library, the study, the dining room and an informal space by the log fire and grand piano.
A lovely woodland walk is a great opportunity to experience some of the wildlife around 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.
Lila is a truly exceptional yoga practitioner. Every session was beautifully constructed and different each time. She was a warm and welcoming host and ensured that all the guest’s yoga abilities were catered for. I look forward to joining her again in the future.Barbara
A short weekend was simply not enough. I arrived feeling in need of re-connection, I left feeling re-balanced. The wonderful meals, attentive teacher, room to myself, sense of companionship, wonderful country surroundings was just what I needed. Great value for money, this weekend should be offered for longer...! I would do this again!!Monika
Lila is a super instructor and the food was wonderful - thank you. I enjoyed it all.Kate
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. This was my first retreat with Yoga on a Shoestring and being a very on-again / off-again yogi, I worried I would find it difficult to be part of. I was completely wrong, 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. I don't often spend a weekend away from my family and I had placed a lot of expectation into my first retreat since I had my son three years ago, this retreat more than met my expectations.Aisling
Thank you for a brilliant retreat. Lila was a fantastic teacher and catered to all abilities. I'd highly recommend.Joe
Easter weekend yoga retreat in Oxfordshire, UK, 15 - 18 April 2022
Sharing a twin room £460
Double room for a couple £460
Single occupancy room £550
All prices are per person
The cost includes:
Your accommodation. Daily meditation, all yoga classes. Delicious homemade/home-grown organic vegetarian food. Beautiful nature walks.
Times: arrival time on Friday 15 April is from 3pm onwards and the first yoga class will be at approx 5pm. We will finish after lunch on Monday 18 April.
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.
Wallingford OX10 6AN