Long spring weekend retreat in Oxfordshire, UK

28 April - 1 May 2023

Cost from £595

Teacher Emma Arscott

Holiday Expired

About the country house

This Queen Anne style country house is stunning and spacious; set within six acres of landscaped gardens on the edge of the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border. A setting that offers a luxury escape in the peace and tranquility of the countryside but within easy reach of London, Oxford, Birmingham and other surrounding areas.

Once you arrive you feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in a deep armchair, taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms or going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard. For over a century this elegant mansion house has been the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life.

Retreat programme

The first class will be on Friday evening, followed by a delicious dinner. Emma will then lead you through two classes on the Saturday and Sunday, a more dynamic morning class to align to body and breath and an afternoon practice to delve deeper into the postures and relax and restore.

Three nourishing vegetarian meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be offered on the Saturday and Sunday. On Monday there will be a morning practice followed by brunch.

Each day between classes, there will be the opportunity to walk, have a massage, relax in one of the comfy lounges with a good book or take a long bath.

Things to do

The surrounding countryside is perfect for taking long country walks and the house grounds and gardens offer space to sit in nature and simply be. There will be massages on offer in the free time, or you can curl up on one of the big sofas to read or enjoy an afternoon nap.

Accommodation & food

The luxurious rooms are spacious, light and offer an extremely comfortable haven to relax and rest in. Bathrooms are plentiful and shared. The sitting rooms have deep, comfy sofas and expansive views of nature and the surrounding countryside.

Delicious, healthy food will be served throughout the retreat. All meals will be vegetarian delights to nourish body and soul.

Client Reviews

It was great! Emma is an excellent teacher and really embraces the spirit of yoga. She was thoughtful and helpful, and would always give options for the more difficult poses. The classes were interesting and challenging in part, which is the way it should be!
We all had a fab time on our weekend in Oxfordshire. Our only complaint was that we wished it was longer! Food was totally fabulous, the house is amazing. Such a privilege to stay in a place like that. Looking forward to the next one and I recommend YOAS frequently to my friends.
It was a really wonderful and truly nourishing weekend. Thank you so much. It’s such a treat to be able to stay in such a special place.

Long spring weekend retreat in Oxfordshire, UK, 28 April - 1 May 2023


Twin or double room sharing: £595
Small double bed single occupancy room: £695
Double bed single occupancy room £745
All rates are per person

The cost includes:
Your accommodation
All yoga classes
Delicious homemade vegetarian meals

Massage treatments are available at an additional cost.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel

Travel Arrangements

Arrival time on the Friday is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish on the Monday at midday after brunch.

By train:
The nearest train station is Bicester North.

By car:
The address is:
Poundon House, Poundon, Nr Bicester, Oxon, OX27 9BB