SOMERSET
YOGA WEEKEND

3- 5 may 2024

Ignite Magic in the spirit of Beltane. Escape to the country for a perfect awakening to the richness of this season weekend with Margherita Dal Pra. Set in the luxurious surrounding of 42 Acres in Somerset, you will be wrapped up and surrounded in all that is relaxation. From award-winning food to sumptuous surroundings and the breath-taking countryside, it’s your time to retreat, recharge, and reconnect to the world in a more balanced, purposeful way. You will leave the weekend retreat feeling refreshed, restored and full of love and vitality for yourself and your world.

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42 Acres

Set in 42 acres of private land, this beautiful yoga retreat space is encircled by seven hundred acres of ancient forest. Sustainability and comfort are at the forefront of the 42 acres vision, with reclaimed materials used to outfit the interiors of the property, plus all of the power is renewable and self generated through biomass and solar. Beautiful ancient woodlands and pristine meadows will be the perfect backdrop for your weekend yoga retreat.

The Weekend

Our weekend yoga retreat will begin on Friday evening at 6.00 pm with a gentle asana practice and the deep relaxation of yoga nidra, followed by dinner at 8.00 pm.

After breakfast on Saturday, we will practise from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm (asana, pranayama and meditation). After lunch you will be free to explore the gardens or the countryside, or just to chill out. Our afternoon class will be from 5.00 to 7.00 pm, and will introduce more pranayama and meditation techniques. Saturday dinner will be at 7.30 pm. Sunday morning’s class will be from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm, and will again incorporate asana, pranayama and meditation. Lunch will follow with farewell.

Checkins Friday after 4:30pm – checkouts by 3pm on Sunday

Also on offer are beautiful countryside walks, delicious wholesome organic food, fireside chats, new friends and the space to just be…

Immerse and grow …

Accomodation

Seven hundred acres of ancient forest encircle the main house, originally built as a dairy farm in the 1800s. Through centuries, 42 acres has evolved into our retreat space. Accommodation options at 42 Acres range from dormitories to twin’s and single rooms (ensuite options available) with luxury linen and towels provided. The centre has several communal spaces including a library and a meeting and reading space.

Somerset

If you do want to go further afield then Frome – a pretty nearby town that’s steeped in history and quintessentially English – head to Nunney Castle (english-heritage.co.uk) and then onto Sam’s Kitchen Deli (samskitchendeli.co.uk) for mouth-watering wood-fired pizza or the River House (riverhousefrome.co.uk) for hearty riverside fare. You’ll also find the exceptional Talbot Inn (talbotinn.com) nearby in Mells, which offers a stylish take on the British pub experience. And if art is your passion, put the Hauser & Wirth gallery (hauserwirthsomerset.com) in Bruton on your list, with a lunchtime stop at the beautiful, light-filled At The Chapel (atthechapel.co.uk) for delicious, seasonal food.

Organic Cuisine

Resident head chef Mark Mabon is as passionate about foraging and sourcing local, ethical and sustainable ingredients as he is about whipping them up into tasty and innovative dishes. While vegetables and plants are seen as the centre of the plate and most of the retreats follow a vegetarian menu, the food at 42 Acres takes an all-inclusive approach. The property prides itself on supporting small-scale artisan growers and organic produce, with a passionate focus on wholesome, honest and delicious food. Raw cheese, fresh sourdough, the chef’s own sauerkraut and digestion-boosting kimchi feature alongside other health-giving dishes such as beetroot and sprouted sunflower-seed pâté, polenta toasts and raw chocolate mousse. A warm glass of comforting turmeric milk is the perfect way to round off the day before bed.