Yoga and Wild Running Retreat at Bala Brook

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Yoga and Wild Running Retreat at Bala Brook
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Enjoy a relaxing weekend in this yoga and running retreat on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. With multiple optional classes and guided runs on offer as well as a stunning location, all will love this calming retreat.
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Fri, 3 Dec 2021
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South Brent, United Kingdom
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Bala Brook, South Brent TQ10 9ED, UK
Start times
Friday, 3 Dec 2021
Yoga Weekend: 5:30 pm
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This unique Wild Running Yoga Retreat is the perfect event for any yoga and running enthusiasts. With multiple runs and yoga classes, as well as plenty of time to relax and enjoy the stunning location, this weekend can be enjoyed by all.
Yoga will be led by the qualified Hatha yoga expert and fitness trainer Zoe Drake, where there will be a minimum of 2 yoga sessions a day.
There will also experienced trail and fell runners who will guide the runs, and optional navigational workshops and route planning for those who want it.
Bala Brook
Situated in Dartmoor National Park, Bala Brook is on the edge of an open moor. The centre has 35 acres of stunning gardens, fields, oak trees and woodland, as well as the iconic brook running through it, which joins onto the River Avon.
Those staying can enjoy a peaceful walk in the gardens, or take a quick dip in the the brook under waterfalls.
The centre itself can sleep up to 14 people in individual rooms, however if you would like to share that can be arranged. There is a yoga and meditation studio with underfloor heating, foam mats, bolsters, and blankets.
For the avid readers in the group, there is a library for you to get tucked away in a good book, as well as an open plan kitchen and a dining room.
The centre is also accessible for those with disabilities.
What's included
  • Guided runs with expert guides
  • All meals
  • Transfers to/from Ivybridge and Totnes
  • All yoga sessions
  • Navigation workshops (optional)
  • Guided walks
  • A room to yourself
  • Yoga mats, blankets, foam blocks and bolsters (Or you can bring your own mats)
Not Included
  • Ned linen (the center charges £15 pp)
  • Lunch on Sunday at Riverford Field Kitchen
How to get there
Bala Brook, South Brent TQ10 9ED, UK
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By Car
Those driving south from Exeter should leave A38 at Marley Head (northeast of South Brent), and head north-west following signs for Avon Dam. Here, entrants will arrive at Shipley Bridge carpark. At Shipley Bridge, cross the River Avon, following the lane turning to the left, over a cattle grid.
A little down the lane, head past the farm on your right, and look for the 'Bala Brook' sign on your right beside a timber gateway.
Those driving from Plymouth should leave the A38 at the exit towards South Brent. Then, merge onto the B3372, and take a slight right onto New Orchard (South Brent). Then turn left towards Aish Lane, right onto Aish Lane, and left before reaching Shipley Bridge.
Do not use the Bala Brook postcode as it is shared with other locations. Use these co-ordinates instead.
  • 50° 26.802’N 3° 51.710’W
It can be arranged that entrants are picked up from Ivybridge or Totnes, as well as pick-up from Totnes Train Station however there will be a small £10 charge for this.
Event day logistics
14:00 Centre opens
16:00 - 18:00 Participants arrive
18:00 Short 4-5 mile run as a group
19:30 Dinner provided by caterers
07:00 - 08:00 Yoga class with Zoe
08:30 Breakfast
10:00 4-8 mile run depending on ability, experience, and preference
12:30 Lunch
15:00 - 16:00 Either afternoon run of 4-8 miles or Yoga session
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Onwards Relax, read, and plan the next day's fun
07:00 - 08:00 Yoga class with Zoe
08:30 Breakfast
10:00 4-8 mile run depending on ability, experience, and preference
14:00 Lunch at the Churchouse Inn
16:30 Chance to read, relax, or go for a walk, or a yoga session with Zoe.
Catering will be provided at the retreat by Dartmoor Larder, who are a locally-sourced, vegan-based cuisine. The food regularly receives 4 stars, and in addition to the wonderful food, former chef Sandy will be giving talks on nutrition.
Evening meals can be enjoyed around the table with your fellow guests.
Sandy can also cater for any dietary requirements that you may have. Please just make us aware of your dietary needs at least 1 week prior to your escape.
Meals Provided
  • Friday night; Dinner
  • Saturday; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Sunday; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Is there anything not included in the price of entry to the Yoga and Wild Running Retreat at Bala Brook?
The centre charges £15pp for bed linens, and lunch on sunday will also be additional.
Do I have to do all the yoga/runs at the Yoga and Wild Running Retreat at Bala Brook?
It's completely up to you which, and how many, classes you take part in. It's all about enjoying yourself.
I'm worried I won't be able to keep up on the runs at the Yoga and Wild Running Retreat at Bala Brook, what ability do you need to be?
Runners will be grouped based on their ability and preference, so there's no need to worry about not being able to keep up!
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