Saturday, 4 September 2010




Winter Weekend Retreat 2010
Fri Nov 12 to Sun Nov 14
In the Meon Valley, Hampshire

This break away is to give us time to go deeper in our Raja Yoga and also to have some social time together.

It is a delightful short trip (one hour and a half) down through lovely countryside (once off the M3) and we will have time to explore many of the walks over the weekend.

The Venue is hosted by South Indian nuns who follow St Francis of Assisi and who advocate YOGA! All of which fits in with our Spiritual Laws group work.

Now, if they can be open minded then we also need to keep an open mind especially if we come from a background of Catholicism or any other religious ‘bad’ experience. The plus side is that they offer Indian cooking specialities as an option on the menu!

The main building is listed from the Georgian period and the grounds are spacious and peaceful. Our wing is not new or luxurious but comfortable and many rooms overlook the garden. These will be allocated to first come, first served.
Plus, we will have our own space and all single occupancy rooms. Not en-suite but with plenty of clean showers and toilets on the corridor with easy access.
A kitchenette and sitting area for our use with supplied drinks and to keep our own brought preferences.

There is space here to be alone if that is what you wish but also plenty to explore physically, mentally and spiritually.

The cost includes all meals from Friday evening to after lunch on Sunday, single accommodation, Yoga/Qi- Gong, meditation and spiritual laws teachings Guided Walks and our undivided attention for your needs during this period in a small group.

Optional extras include meeting us for lunch on the Friday at a beautiful venue near Botley village overlooking an Equestrian centre. (varied menu)
Stop at a Meon Valley Vineyard on the route and bring some Holy Wine for the weekend or to take home. There are National Trust Houses nearby and beautiful garden centres for your trip down or back. We also aim to visit the Krishnamurti centre for tea and a walk around on Sunday on our way home,

We need to confirm the bookings ASAP so do get back to me with a firm commitment or if you need further information.

Om shanti


Seems like we have not seen many of you for a long time and our last social gathering on the summer solstice was such fun with lovely fresh fruits , food and drinks. Thanks to those who came and shared the circle with us.

New yogis joining our little band and some lapsed yogis returning so do please book your space for what you want as you know we keep the group numbers small. Also non-members please consider joining the club for £12 for the year to get the newsletter, discounts and priority booking. It helps me keep you up to date with yoga news and to know you are committed to this group.

E mail to book your space or to ask for further details.

Diary Summary

Due Now: Club Membership 2010 (if not already paid)

13.9.10 Monday Beginners 12 week course - Meadway

13.9.10 Monday Meditation 12 week Circle - Meadway

14.9.10 Tuesday Twickenham Library Class 12 week course

15.9.10 Wednesday Flow Class 12 week course (members only)- Meadway

25.10.10 Monday Workshop - Asana for our Dosha (constitution/body type)- Meadway

27.10.10 Wednesday Workshop - Asana and Pranayama for Weight Balance - Meadway

12.11.10 November Weekend Retreat Meon Valley, Hampshire

Term Ends Wednesday 8th December 2010