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"Into the Forest I go, to ease my mind and find my soul..."

Black Mountains, Wales | 27 - 30 September 2024

The Llanthony Valley and Sugar Loaf mountain are jewels of the Black Mountains and between the two lies Forest Coalpit a magical valley with Fforest Barn at the end of the lane. Fforest barn fuses a 17th century oak beamed stone barn with an eco-friendly Dutch barn giving the feel of ancient Wales with all mod cons, total privacy and stunning views and walks in every direction.

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About the retreat

 Join Sally Talal and Indu Moore for a soul nourishing yoga retreat in the heart of Black Mountains in Wales. 

Receive a long weekend to yourself and experience peace with a feeling of renewal in the idyllic setting of Fforest Barn Centre where you can enjoy daily yoga, meditation, pranayama, forest walks, mindful art workshops, kirtan (chanting), vegan/vegetarian meals and much more. 

Styles of Yoga:

Variety of yoga classes including Anusara Hatha, Vinyasa, Rocket, Yin, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama / Breathwork, Chanting and Mantra practices.

This retreat is open to everyone! Beginner, intermediate, advanced

Food Philosophy:

We have the amazing Lou, our in-house chef to nourish you with homestyle cooking by using local and organic produce wherever possible and the abundant choice of vegetables locally grown on Fforest Barn venue and its surrounds. You will be fed with love and be well nourished. All meals are served buffet style. You are welcome to use the kitchen to make your own juice, teas and coffees throughout the day. 

Travel:

By Train

Fforest Barn is about 10 mins from Abergavenny train station. If you’re coming by train you go from Paddington to Newport, then change for Abergavenny. This should take max 2.5 hours. There are buses for under £15 to Newport, then take the train, or maybe bus all the way. There are also trains from Birmingham New Street, via Hereford.

If you need a taxi to/from Abergavenny call Peter at A Cabs on 01873 737736 or 07958 702208. This costs around £12 one way.

By Car

Wherever you are coming from head for Abergavenny. From London that means going on the M4, crossing the Severn Bridge, and turning off on junction 24 onto the A449. You’ll know when this junction is coming up because you’ll see the giant hotel The Celtic Manor Resort, on the hill in front of you. (Your GPS might want to take you to the next junction, which is OK but slower.) After about 10 miles turn left at Raglan onto the A40 signposted to Abergavenny.

If a few are coming by car, there is the option of carpooling - fun road trip! 

Accomodation:

Venue is exclusive to us for the duration of our stay.

Shared rooms, 2 bathrooms in the main house and outdoor ecological toilet. There is accommodation in the Old Barn, Dutch Barn, outdoor beautiful eco pod and caravans.

Cost: £530/person

Price includes:

Indu and Sally’s Yoga & Meditation Teaching twice a day

Art mindfulness workshop

Accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Vegetarian cuisine with vegan options. 

Fully equipped kitchen can be used throughout the day

Sound healing

Forest walks/hikes 

Hot tub on the patio

Wifi

All taxes

Excluded in price:

Travel to and from retreat centre

Important Information:

There are basic toiletries provided at the venue so please bring what you need with you, including toothpaste.

The venue doesn’t have yoga equipment so if driving please bring a bolster, mat, strap and bricks if you have. If coming by train a mat and strap will do.

A shawl to cover for Savasana or outdoor meditation weather permitting.

Bring a Water Bottle for refilling with filtered water

Arrivals & Departure

* Day of arrival the retreat is open after 16:00 and serves tea and supper

* Day of departure all rooms have to be vacated by 10:00

To Book Retreat

Contact:

Sally Talal, sallyartandyoga@gmail.com or Indu Moore emmamooreillustration@gmail.com to book.

 

Please send £150 non-refundable or full payment to reserve your place.

Second instalment of £150 non-refundable is due March 30th.

The remaining balance will then be due by 27th July, 2024 via bank transfer.

 

Email us if you have any questions.

 

Highly recommend that you invest in travel insurance for your trip to ensure peace of mind. Look forward to another wonderful Yoga Retreat.

Sending you all love, laughter and future Yogic adventures!

Indu and Sally xx

NOT SURE IF OUR RETREAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

I CAN’T AFFORD IT RIGHT NOW I hear you!

That's why we offer 3 month payment plans to help spread the cost so you don't have to pay a large chunk all at once. You can secure your space today with just your deposit £150. Yay!

 

I’M NOT SURE THIS IS RIGHT FOR ME

I'd love to hop on a call so we can get explore and get to know one another. This gives you a chance to ask all your questions and see if it’s aligning with where you are right now. Sound good? Schedule a call here

 

I'M A YOGA BEGINNER, CAN I JOIN? 

You sure can! I always recommend that you try a few yoga classes before coming on the retreat so that you understand the basics of the practice first. There's a lot of yoga during our retreats so it's important that you love it!

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