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Summer Yoga Retreat June 2019 – Bala Brook, Devon

Fri 21 Jun - Sun 23 Jun

Summer Yoga Retreat Jun 2019

Friday 21 – Sunday 23 June 2019 at Bala Brook, Nr South Brent, Devon.

Prices ranging from £290 – £335 per person (dependent on room type)

For bookings or further information please contact Jackie on 07816 210770 or email info@swanseayoga.co.uk

The weekend is led by two qualified and experienced yoga teachers, Julie Bladon (Jayadevi) and Jackie Dorrian (Jagdambe Ma), who will teach yoga classes in a variety of styles including Akhanda Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Sivananda Yoga and Yoga Nidra. This mixed programme is perfect if you are starting your yogic journey and wish to explore different styles or if you are more experienced and wish to immerse yourself in your practice.


We are pleased to announce our Saturday morning ‘Soul Resonance’ workshop/talk hosted by Mark Herbert, self accomplished Earth Sensitive & Healer, Ley-man and Astrosopher.

‘Soul Resonance’ Workshop/Talk – Is Your Life Choreographed?

Ever wondered why life events have synchronistic and repeating patterns?

Would you like convincing proof of the soul’s entwined connections with other souls?

This session will explore the principles revealed by Mark’s years of pioneering research that has made visible the subtle signatures of ‘Soul Resonance’ in the landscape and of dates.

Using examples and analogies from science, nature and the Cosmos, Mark postulates why the Soul Resonance phenomena occurs within human relationship, and producing a choreographed life path resulting in patterns of date and empathic alignment in the landscape.

One of the founding principles of Soul Resonance is that the soul “returns” along pathways and to places frequented in past timelines.  Other connected souls will be returning too and so the likelihood of encounter, recognition and continuity of shared experiences will be prevalent.

We understand that life can be busy and stressful so this weekend is a perfect opportunity to take care of self, replenish, rejuvenate, relax and to have time to “just be”. In order to honour your body mind and soul during the weekend we have a selection of holistic treatments available.

Bala Brook is set in a stunning location. You will have time to dive into the extensive library of yoga and spiritual books, explore the gardens, walk on Dartmoor and maybe take a dip in the river! You can even spend time in the yoga studio meditating or doing your own self practice.

In your personal practice time, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your yoga practice and experiences. We will introduce journaling techniques to assist and support your reflective practice. You will have ample time to reconnect with nature and the beautiful Dartmoor countryside.

Delicious, fresh and wholesome food will be lovingly prepared and served for you by our wonderful cook, Christine. The menu will be vegetarian but please advise if you have specific dietary requirements. We kindly ask that you give plenty of notice of dietary requirements as Christine pre-plans the menus, shops for ingredients locally and we take everything with us to the retreat centre. Please note that once we are on retreat we are in a remote location meaning that access to shops is extremely limited.


The rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The price includes all yoga tuition by both Yoga Teachers, accommodation, food & refreshments. Treatments are an optional extra, please pre-book where possible if you wish to guarantee a treatment over the weekend.

Your hosts will be Julie Bladon (www.juliebladon.com) and Jackie Dorrian (www.swanseayoga.co.uk).
We look forward to seeing you there!

Spaces are limited so booking early is strongly recommended!

Bookings are open now, email info@swanseayoga.co.uk. Non-refundable deposit of £100 required to secure your booking; monthly payment plans are available if you wish to spread the cost. Please ask for details of the monthly payment plan.


Testimonials from previous guests:

Thank you for a truly wondrous weekend in every way and most importantly the enormous benefits have lasted so well. We would love to join you again next year so please book us two places.” Summer Retreat 2017

My favourite thing: The Lost Kriya! And the Yoga Nidra in pyjamas and the food and the stream and having a pot of tea and cake in the afternoon in the peaceful house. Also learning about Kali – basically the whole weekend (sorry too many favourite things to pick just one!) Summer Retreat 2017

Enjoyable, enlightening, peaceful” Summer Retreat 2017

The place & people were very enjoyable & a good mix of personalities. You two have been very accessible and welcoming.” Aloha Yoga Retreat Spain 2015

Thank you!!! What a wonderful weekend, making fabulous new friends, and enjoying the amazing space. p.s. can’t wait till next year xxx” Aloha Yoga Retreat 2015

Feeling lighter & loved Thank you Jackie & Julie. Shanti Shanti Shanti” Aloha Yoga Retreat 2015

Thank you Jackie & Julie – a lovely weekend of space and letting go. A fantastic group, open, sharing and curious. Namaste” Aloha Yoga Retreat 2016

What an inspiring weekend! Thank you Jackie & Julie.” Aloha Yoga Retreat 2016

Thank you so much for giving us the fantastic, restorative weekend.” Aloha Yoga Retreat 2016

My first yoga retreat experience, and it has been simply wonderful. Super location, fabulous company, great food and beautiful guided meditation and yoga. Opened my eyes to new possibilities and practices. Amazing. Peace and Love” ~ Aloha Yoga Retreat 2013

Good caring and friendly group – I felt very comfortable being part of it. Thank you Julie and Jackie for making the retreat such a pleasurable experience. What a fantastic experience thank to you two. Thank you thank you! Yoga will never be the same again.” Aloha Yoga Retreat Spain 2015

You turned a light back on – thank you for your care. I will be back” ~ Aloha Yoga Retreat 2013

These are genuine 10 out of 10’s – I cannot fault any aspect of the weekend. It has been truly wonderful. Your thoughtfulness has been so touching. Thank you from the bottom of my heart” ~ Aloha Yoga Retreat 2013

20180623_131119 BB Brook Jon photoPhoto Credit: Jon Edwards

Sample Schedule 2019 (Final 2019 Programme tbc)

Please ensure you arrive in advance of the Welcome Circle so that the retreat can start on time. If you need to work on the Friday and anticipate a delayed arrival please update us in advance of the weekend so there are no unnecessary delays to the retreat start.

3pm – arrive and check in
4.30pm – welcome circle
5.00-7.00pm – yoga and meditation
7.30pm – dinner
9.15pm – Yoga Nidra

7am – yoga and meditation
8.45am – breakfast
10am – ‘Soul Resonance’ Workshop/Talk with Mark Herbert
12.30pm – lunch
1.30-5.30pm – personal practice/treatment/walking
5.30-7pm – yoga and meditation
7.45pm – dinner
9.00pm evening meditation

7-8.30am – yoga and meditation
9am – breakfast
10-12.30pm – personal practice/treatment/walking
12.30pm – lunch
2-3.30pm – yoga and meditation
3.30pm – retreat tea and close

All sessions are optional, so that you can do whatever you need to restore and revitalise. The programme is a guide and changes may be made to the schedule.

We will issue full retreat information and directions in advance of the weekend.

wild swimmingPhoto Credit: Rebecca Layman


For bookings or further information please contact Jackie on 07816 210770 or email info@swanseayoga.co.uk

Bala Brook 2019 booking form

Our summer retreats sell out fast so we operate a waiting list for our sell out events.  We will update the website when the retreat is full and will start a waiting list.  Things can change for our guests so our waiting list system enables as us to fill all available places. 

Whilst we treat cancellation sympathetically, our spaces are limited and our retreat expenditure is committed upfront in advance of the retreat. Cancellation fees apply for all of our retreats.

A consideration for our UK yoga retreats is to take out UK travel insurance to protect against cancellation should you need to cancel, cover any out of pocket expenses if you need to cancel or cut short your retreat. Other benefits may include cover for baggage, travel delays particularly if you are taking a UK flight.


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Bala Brook Retreat Centre
South Brent, Devon TQ10 9ED United Kingdom + Google Map


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Bala Brook Retreat Centre
South Brent, Devon TQ10 9ED United Kingdom + Google Map