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. Raquel will then lead you through two classes on the Saturday, a strong morning class to align to body and breath including mantra, yoga philosphy and pranayama and an afternoon Yin practice. Each morning will start with meditation or a guided walk. On Sunday there will be a long morning practice 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 time.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
It is the ideal holiday for anyone wanting a break that focuses on well-being. I would absolutely do it again. Yoga on a Shoestring are a fantastic company to deal with, everything ran like a dream. I cannot recommend my experience enough.Sarah
The trip was amazing. Raquel is a fantastic and very dedicated teacher. Her classes were extremely well thought out and I know they have deepened my practice. I was very impressed with how committed she was to helping us set our intentions. She was thorough and thoughtful. She was also careful to ensure we understood the poses and took time to work with us where we needed particular guidance. I learnt a lot from her and will lookout for other sessions she does with YOAS.Sara
The retreat was amazing,one of the best experiences I have had on a Yoga retreat. Raquel is such a wise teacher and she has taught me so much about myself I will use it well. I will be booking more in the future.Gillian
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 autumn yoga weekend in Oxfordshire, UK, 18 - 20 October 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 18 October 4pm to Sunday 20 October 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