Daylesford Yoga retreat with Julie Montagu
Sep 15 2016
Although it feels like ages ago now, in February this year I treated myself to a weekend yoga retreat at Daylesford in the Cotswolds, UK http://daylesford.com
Julie Montagu http://juliemontagu.com was the instructor, hosting the retreat. She's a great friend and amazing person in every way. I have a lot of respect for her and what she is trying to achieve with yoga, healthy eating and lifestyle choices so whenever she has an event, retreat, talk I try to go and support, and I always come away having learned something. So Needless to say this yoga weekend was amazing.
We stayed on the Daylesford farm in their gorgeous rented cottages, with comfy beds, wood fires and delicious breakfast goodies.
Each day started with a morning intense vinyasa practice, followed by incredible brunch/lunch from the Daylesford organic farm and restaurant. Then the afternoon was free for spa treatments, hiking in the country side or just curling up with a great book to relax. Heaven.
Evening we had a chef's table, were we all got to sit around the chef and watch him prepare deliciousness from Julie's cook books.
Sometimes we talk ourselves out of doing things like this because of cost, time or other commitments, but those reasons will always be there to stop us. There is never enough, money time or energy. However, sometimes the real reason is fear of the unknown. I fall into this category very often. But is teaching me that fear is okay, and that often the fear is all the more reason to go out and do it.
Going somewhere on your own, where you may not know anyone can be a little scary and confronting, but its absolutely necessary to grow and live a rich life.
I definitely know that the reason for writing about it now is I'm feeling the need to head off on another mini break soon. Its exciting.
"The planet doesn't need more successful people. But it does desperately need more healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of every shape or form. It needs people who will live well in their place. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the flight to make the world habitable and humane. And these needs have little to do with success as our culture has defined it." David Orr