Are you looking for a soul nourishing start to your new year?  Come and join me and a small group of women on our beautiful Welsh hillside for a deeply restorative and relaxing New Year’s retreat.   

We will gather each morning for yoga, meditation and pranayama before brunch.  Later each afternoon there will be time for our guided meditation, reflection and circling.   With some yoga and relaxation to support this personal exploration before a hot vegetarian dinner. Our New Year Eve celebration will be a light and whole hearted meal, with an intention setting fire ceremony.   

Each day there will be plenty of free time for you to get out and enjoy the nature surrounding us.  Walk if you want, or read a book by the fire.  It’s up to you! 

If the weather allows, we will take to the hills and up to the prehistoric burial mounds for a practice.  If it doesn’t (or we are just enjoying yoga by the fire with the views too much!) we will stay in our cosy space in the barn. 

 

Welcome Home…

Llandrindod Wells is nestled in the middle of Wales, this Victorian Spa Town boasts independent shops, bistros and a micro pub.  Take a deeper look and it’s also an energetic and natural wonderland of un-spoilt green landscape.  Prehistoric burial mounds and standing stones, with miles and miles of rambling opportunities.  A truely beautiful mix of ancient and new.

Llwynceubren is situated in Howey, just outside Llandrindod Wells.  The Farmstead thatched cottage dates back from the 13oos.  It’s barns and milking parlour annex are newer additions and filled with character.  Log burners, wood beams and views from every windows.

The Parlour and Barn

The Milking Parlour is a self-contained annex with kitchen, lounge and bathroom.  It has a single bedroom and a double bedroom.

Our practice space will be in Pole Barn, which sits next to the parlour.  This newly re-built timber framed barn offers an additional bathroom and kitchen with double bedroom.

Beautifully fitted and furnished it is light and airy, and will make a perfect studio space for our ‘inside time’.  It offers elevated views over the valley and jaw dropping sunsets.

Low-light polution means star gazing is a feast for the soul on clear nights!

Your Program…

Arrival Monday 30 December

Monday

Check in is from 4pm.  It is fine to arrive earlier though, drop off your bags, go for a walk, have a cup of tea!

We will meet for our Welcome Circle at 5pm.  A little bit of light yoga and meditation as well. With our evening meal at 6.30pm.

Tuesday – New Year’s Eve!

7.30ish A 90 mins yoga, meditation and relaxation practice tailored to the group.

Brunch will be available after this.  Porridge, bread, jams, eggs, yogurts, fruit, pastries…

You are then free to do as you wish!  Walk, cycle, read, go up to the Elan Valley or toast crumpets on the fire.

4pm Guided meditation with some supporting yoga practice.  Designed to help you to celebrate 2019 (however messy it might have been) and explore the possibilities for 2020. 

6.30pm evening meal.  Let the celebrations begin!  We will gather for our evening meal together, with sharing, laughter, soul tears and cackles from our hearts.  A joyful diner together. 

After eating we will share a simple ceremony to set out intentions for the year ahead.  The evening can flow into whatever we want it to be.  Dancing around the fire pit, star gazing, and/or simply talking by the log burner.

Wednesday – New Year’s Day

9ish A 90 mins yoga, meditation and relaxation practice.

Again, with Brunch following. You are welcome to tuck into the fruit and yogurts before our session if this is late for you to eat!

Some more free time for you to enjoy.  Nap, explore, book a tarot reading…

4pm Guided meditation with some gentle supporting yoga asana.  Here we will explore the ways in which we can action some of our desires.  Exploring our power, support and resources in ways they can support us to create our ideal 2020.

6.30pm evening meal.  We will gather again for our evening meal.  A sacred time to share our intentions and our worries.  To listen to and support each other.  Another joyful and whole hearted meal time!

Thursday

8ish A 90 mins yoga, meditation and relaxation practice.  Followed by Brunch.

11am Closing Circle. A chance for us to gather one last time. Say our goodbuyes, swap contacts and tidy our space.

12ish Check out.  There is no hurry to leave.  If you are traveling by the 12pm train we will make sure you get there!

These times may be shuffled around a bit to suit the group.

 

Booking Info…

All this wonderfulness for just £399.  Book your space by paying the £100 deposite here.

Additional 60 minute 1-2-1 coaching sessions and tarot readings can be booked for £45.

Deposits are £100 and are non-refundable.  You can book your spot by paying your deposit here.  I will confirm your space and send you some additional information with link for payment of the balance, which is due before arrival.

If you have any questions please get in touch.

You will need to bring… 

Comfortable loose clothing suitable for yoga practice and meditation. Some sturdy shoes and a warm, waterproof coat is also recommended!

A journal and pencil.

I will have a selection of spare mats, blocks and belts you can borrow. There are also blankets and cusions available for you to use.

A sense of fun, good manners and the willingness to help keep our area clean and tidy!

What’s not included… 

Transport, travel and additional meals. 

Free parking is available.  Taxies can be picked up from Llandrindod Wells rail station.  

If you are travelling and/or booking further accommodation it is strongly recommended that you take out personal travel insurance. 

Please note deposits are non-refundable.  Full payment is required in advance.  Refunds (minus deposit) will only be made upto 14 days in advance of dates of booking.

If, for any reason, I am unable to deliver this retreat I will offer an alternative local teacher or 3 night break with the same content.  If you are unable to make the alternate dates I will, of course, offer you a full refund.

Travelling to Cariad Home

Llwynceubren, Chapel Road, Howey, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5PB.

By Car – You will come in on the A483 from the south via Builth, or north via Llandrindod Wells.  Turning into the small village of Howey follow the road round to the left on the one way system, past the pub, over the bridge and take the right hand turn up Chapel Road.

Head up Chapel Road, Llwynceubren is signposted on the left just after Three Wells B&B.  Come through the farm gate (please remember to close it behind you if it is already closed as their may be sheep and lambs in the field), head up the track which leads you up two fields.  You will see us on the right, through another gate.

DO NOT FOLLOW SAT-NAV PAST THREE WELLS AS IT WILL TAKE YOU TOO FAR AND YOU WILL END UP IN FARM YARDS OR FIELDS!  It is the next exit on the left after Three Wells.

 

By Rail – Llandrindod Wells Railway Station is served by the Heart Of Wales Line.  Running between Swansea and Shrewsbury, you can find more information and time tables here.  It is a very beautiful train journey and my personal favourite way to come home to Llandod! It has a waiting taxi stand, or you can pre-book with Adys, Pro Cabs, or Georges.  I can send you the phone numbers if you wish. 
By Air – Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and Bristol are all easy to reach us from.  Rail links or car hire are available from all.

Booking Info…

All this wonderfulness for just £399.  Book your space by paying the £100 deposite here.

Additional 60 minute 1-2-1 coaching sessions and tarot readings can be booked for £45.

Deposits are £100 and are non-refundable.  You can book your spot by paying your deposit here.  I will confirm your space and send you some additional information with link for payment of the balance, which is due before arrival.

If you have any questions please get in touch.

You can also check availability or ask any questions using this contact form.  Please remember to give me a phone number or email address to get back to you on!

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About Charlotte:

Hello!  I discovered meditation 10 years ago now and down the rabbit hole I fell!  

Finding myself in a wonderland of yoga and personal and spiritual development classes, workshops, text and trainings.  I became a total devotee. 

This work is the best thing that ever happened to me.  I am passionate about sharing it with you.  

Having taught both physical and on-line classes, workshops, courses and retreats I am offering these self catering private yoga breaks as a way of bringing more accessible yoga retreats to more people. 

If you would like to know more about me and my training please visit the “Meet Charlotte” page in the menu.