Autumn sadhana yoga retreat in the Devon countryside, UK

11 - 13 September 2020

Cost from £265

Teacher Dory Walker

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About the Sadhana weekender

Led by Dory, our Sadhana Yoga weekender in September 2020 returns with the primary focus being on you. Immerse yourself in yogic practices, nurture yourself and dive deep into the practice. Enjoy the surrounding Devon countryside, eat delicious wholesome food, take a sauna and find the space to breathe.

There will be a full daily programme of yoga practice as outlined below. Dory will host the weekend and hold the space. Please note this weekend is not suitable for complete beginners - at least one year of practice is recommended.

Just two miles from Totnes, Eden Rise provides a beautiful environment for this Sadhana weekend. Neighbouring land includes wooded fringes, the Harbourne river, sculptures and shrines and the Santa Rosa labyrinth

The weekend programme

This retreat is geared towards yoga. Across the three days we will immerse ourselves in a variety of practices; Asana, Pranayama, Kriyas, Chanting, Mantra, Sutras, Meditation and more.

Friday (arrive from 4pm)
5pm - Yoga Asana / Pranayama
7pm - Dinner
8.15pm - Meditation & Yoga Nidra
9.30pm - Observation of mauna (Silence)

8am - Meditation / chanting
8.30am - Juice / Tea
9am - 11.30pm Yoga Asana / Pranayama
12.30pm - lunch
2.30pm - 5.30pm Yoga Asana / Pranayama
6pm - Dinner
7.30pm - Meditation / Chanting / Sutras
9.30pm - Observation of mauna

7.30 am - Dawn walk
8 am - Juice / Tea
8.30 am - Yoga Asana / Pranayama
10am - Brunch
12.30pm - Restorative Yoga
2pm - Tea & goodbyes


Accommodation & food

Accommodation for this retreat is in shared twin rooms or mini dorms and a limited number of single rooms. Rooms are simple, eco-painted and most have doors to the courtyard garden or upper terrace. All bathrooms are shared. Camping is also available with your own tent. The retreat centre and accommodation is perfect for a sadhana retreat.

There is also a sauna room for guests to use. All meals will be organic and vegetarian.

To allow space for all on this retreat, the numbers have been limited and dorm accommodation sharing has been reduced.

Client Reviews

I had such a wonderful weekend with you all at Eden Rise. I loved the yoga schedule with so much variety and continuity at the same time. Saturday was such a treat filling the day with so much inspirational yoga from you as well as deeply relaxing breath and meditation practice too. Sundays early morning walk was a perfect beginning to the day.
Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. It was exactly what the doctor ordered! I live a fairly hectic life so to take a whole weekend for myself to relax, unwind and get a new sense of perspective was much needed and it felt so good. The best part is that I have carried that sense of peace, awareness and control that we blossomed over the weekend back home to the 'real world'.
Dory is an excellent teacher. Her style was inclusive even for us older yogis. She was inspiring, calm, patient and thorough. Her attention to detail has broadened and depended my yoga practice.
I am still feeling the positive effects from my break. The location was beautiful, the food fantastic, the people lovely and Dory, by far, is the best teacher I have had in 18 years...
Thank you so much for a wonderful yoga weekend! Dory's yoga teaching was everything I could have hoped for - beautifully balanced practices with new awareness for me to take home, all taught with kindness and fun! I really respected your knowledge and practice as well as your good-vibe teaching.
Just to send heartfelt gratitude once again for the wonderful retreat at the weekend. Dory, you are so inspiring and words just cannot do justice to the impact the whole weekend, with you at its helm, has had on me. I feel like I’m back on track now and have been reminded of, and grounded in, who I am and the direction I want my life to take.

Autumn sadhana yoga retreat in the Devon countryside, UK, 11 - 13 September 2020


Camping (bring your own tent) - £265
Mini-dorm / dormitory - £295
Shared twin room - £320
Single occupancy room (very limited availability) - £330
All rates are per person

Please bring your own top and bottom sheet, pillow case and towel.
If you need linen this can be rented for £10.

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

Travel Arrangements

Sadhana dates:
Friday 11 September arrive from 4pm onwards until 2pm Sunday 13 September 2020

By train:
Nearest Railway Station is Totnes (direct line from London Paddington) and then a short (under 2 miles) taxi to the destination.

By road:
Eden Rise, Sandwell Barns, Sandwell, Totnes, South Devon, TQ9 7LJ