About Poundon House
The Queen Anne style country house is stunning and spacious; set within six acres of landscaped gardens on the edge of the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border. Poundon House offers a luxury escape in the peace and tranquility of the countryside, with the bonus of being within easy reach of London, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, the Cotswolds and Bristol with fantastic transport links to the all of these places.
Once you arrive at Poundon House, you will feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in front of a roaring open fire, taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms or going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard, for over a century Poundon has been the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life.
The daily programme
The first class will be on Friday evening, followed by a delicious dinner. Lara will then lead you through two classes on the Saturday, a long morning class to align to body and breath and an afternoon practise to delve deeper into the postures. Each morning will start with meditation or a guided walk. On Sunday there will be a long morning practise before breakfast and a short class before lunch and the end of the retreat.
Each day after morning yoga and a healthy breakfast, there will be the opportunity to walk, have a massage or relax in one of the comfy lounges by a roaring fire, or take a long bath. This is a very special place indeed!
Things to do
The surrounding countryside offers an abundance of walks and the grounds a space to sit in nature and read a book or simply be. There will be massages on offer in the free time, or 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 heaven to relax and rest in. The fireside sofas are deep and comfy the views an expanse of nature and space.
Delicious organic food will be served throughout the retreat. All meals are vegetarian - delights to nourish body and soul.
This was truly the best yoga retreat I have EVER been on. All in all simply couldn't have been a more amazing week.Tanya
We all had a fab time on our weekend at Poundon House. 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.Jenny
Lara is passionate, intense in her belief of the body-mind connection and is almost obsessive with ensuring her students get the very best from her class. She takes time with each individual, she doesn't rush, she listens to and reads her group and somehow manages to push you and get you to go far beyond what you think is possible without you realising you're being pushed. Quite simply - she is outstanding!!Karen
I would like to thank you for arranging the most amazing yoga holiday which surpassed even my best hopes. Lara is a teacher on a different level. If there was a bronze, silver and gold level, Lara would undoubtedly come in at the platinum level.Nicky
I have been on several yoga holidays and this was one of the best, Lara is an inspirational teacher, I have never known someone put in so much work and effort. Her preparation and teaching were first class and her passion for yoga shines out, and she is a lovely person. The accommodation was top class and the location magic.Rachel
I had a really wonderful weekend at Poundon House - truly nourishing, wholly inspirational and a lot of fun too. It's a beautiful venue, there was delicious food for every meal, a really super group of like-minded spirits, a great massage and, of course, Lara. She is an awesome teacher, a very special person.Pat
The weekend was wonderful, very nourishing and just what I needed – I didn’t know that was what I needed when I booked it. Lara is a great teacher and I felt very safe and relaxed with her. The venue was lovely and so was Elspeth and her wonderful catering.Alex
Stretched and strong on a YOAS weekend at Poundon House
Queen of Retreats, April 2018
Jane Dunford reviews a Yoga on a Shoestring weekend at a gorgeous manor house in the Oxfordshire countryside and finds all she needs to return to her life calm, clear and strong.
“Close your eyes and I’ll tell you when to open them,” says my taxi driver. A slightly strange request as we approach Poundon House – a short ride from North Bicester station in Oxfordshire – but the big reveal makes sense. There at the end of a long drive bordered by snowdrops and bare-branched lime trees stands a striking country pile, the Oxford sandstone glowing gold in the late afternoon sun.
I’m here for a weekend with Yoga on a Shoestring (who run a full programme around the UK and abroad), led by south London yoga teacher Tania Brown.
Read the full article on the Queen of Retreats website.
Nourishing and restorative winter yoga retreat in Oxfordshire, UK, 22 - 24 November 2019
Triple room sharing: £375 per person
Twin or double room sharing: £420 per person
Single occupancy room: £555
The cost includes your accommodation, daily meditation, all yoga classes and workshops. Delicious homemade organic vegetarian food. Massage treatments are available at an additional cost.
All rooms are spacious, stunning and unique.
Towels are included.
Times: Friday 22 November 4pm to Sunday 24 November 2pm
Nearest train station is Bicester North
Taxi numbers for station transport:
Union Cars 01869 248248
Scenic Route 01296 738026
Apollo Cars 01869 323236
Poundon House, Poundon, Nr Bicester, Oxon, OX2 79B