Root to Rise: Escape on retreat with us in Dartmoor National Park

21st – 24th November, Bala Brook 2024

"I wish I was still on Yogafurie's Bala Brook Retreat.. the rooms are super comfortable, spotlessly clean with great yoga studios... Food: INCREDIBLE! Plentiful, healthy, delicious vegan food all homemade. The retreat gives you a chance to really explore your practice as there is time, time and more time. I felt stretched, challenged and relaxed in equal measure."

Costs and what to expect

About the retreat

  • Nestled on the edge of Dartmoor, a secluded retreat centre set in beautiful grounds.
  • Up to 5 yoga sessions available each day with free time to explore the moor.
  • From daily calming sunrise meditation to energetic Vinyasa Flow – immerse yourself in a full range of Yoga styles.
  • Practice in a glass walled studio set in the grounds and bring the outdoors in.
  • Stay in simple but charming rooms in an idyllic location. Some ensuite and private bathrooms are available.
  • Hearty and wholesome vegan dishes served at brunch and dinner.

Pricing

Prices held from 2023! Book now – places are going fast.
  • Room costs:
    • Shared Room: £405, Ensuite / Private Bathroom: £465
    • Solo Room: £450, Ensuite: £495 
  • Non-refundable deposit to hold your room: £275.
Bala Brook Retreat Centre Dartmoor Yogafurie
Yogafurie Yoga Retreat at Bala Brook

What's Included

We will stay at a favourite place of ours in Dartmoor. Surrounded by beautiful countryside you will practice, eat and sleep in absolute comfort.

  • 3 nights accommodation in a choice of a solo or shared room (some ensuite or private bathrooms available).
  • Up to 5 Yoga sessions per day. This can include asana, pranayama and meditation.
  • Private access to Dartmoor National Park.
  • All day access to 2 glorious practice studios, perfect for sunrise meditations and evening relaxations.
  • Hearty brunch and dinner every day (dinner on arrival day and brunch on the last day). You won’t go hungry!
  • Complementary tea, coffee and healthy, tasty snacks available throughout the day

Whether you are coming along with friends, a loved one or flying solo, there are wonderful accommodation options to suit everyone’s needs. It’s your choice if you would like to have your own room with or without ensuite or private bathroom facilities. Or if you will be joining us with a friend(s), we have double, twin and even triple options for you to choose from.
Every room is lovingly decorated – and although you will be likely to spend most of your time out of your room practicing Yoga, studying, reading or taking walks, we are certain that you will be delighted with your accommodation. All meals are vegan with some vegetarian options. Please let us know as soon as you book in if you do have additional dietary requirements.

Bhakti Yoga: We provide lots of delicious and nourishing food for everyone while on retreat. In return, we ask that students take care of washing, drying and putting away pots, pans and crookery after every meal.

Alcohol: If you would like to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy in the evening after Yoga practice then please do, although as this is a Yoga retreat we ask that alcohol is enjoyed with the appropriate restraint.

Phone signal and internet access: There is limited availability with regard to phone signal at Bala Brook, dependent on your network. The perfect opportunity to disconnect! The retreat centre does have WiFi available, but this does not reach to all rooms. 

Bala Brook Retreat - Yoga

The Yoga

This retreat will be led by two of our Instructors, including Ed Wood, Founder or Yogafurie and Yogafurie Academy..

  • Up to 7 hours of Yoga practice each day led by one of our expert Yogafurie instructors
  • Deep dive into Yoga asana, pranayama and meditation.
  • Optional afternoon Yoga workshops. These will offer a mix of different Yoga styles, relaxation practices or movement based workshops.
  • All day access to 2 glorious practice studios, perfect for sunrise meditations and evening relaxations.
  • Ed, founder of Yogafurie Yoga & Hot Yoga Teacher Training Academy is both a senior Yoga Teacher and a humble Yoga student and practitioner. Always practicing and always studying, Ed can expertly teach different yoga styles so that the students involved really can learn and experience what is being taught.

    On this retreat, you will be able to dive deeper into your knowledge and understanding of Yoga.

    Each morning will begin with optional Kriya practices (3 extremely useful cleansing practices outlined in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, a classic 15th century Sanskrit manual on Hatha Yoga) and/ or breathing and meditation work.

    This is then followed by a two hour asana practice. Expect this to be dynamic, creative, challenging and fun!

    We break for a hearty brunch, and a little time to rest.

    On at least one day, Ed will offer an optional workshop for you to attend. This could range from movement based practice, to theory, history, extra meditations – anything! You will receive details closer to the time of retreat.

    In the later afternoon we all gather together again for a 2 hour physical practice. Slower, and more gentle and restorative, this practice will set you up for a restful evening.

    We then enjoy a tasty dinner and an evening off to enjoy however you wish!

    Want to know more? Please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Travel and getting there

Heading to Dartmoor is possible by train, public transport and by car!

  • Bala Brook Retreat Centre is just under a two hour drive from the Yogafurie studio
  • We promote car sharing as a method of travel, because this reduces our joint carbon footprint.
  • The closest train station is Totnes. From here it is a taxi ride to get to the retreat centre.
  • If you are interested in car pooling then please let us know. This is a good option if you do not have a mode of transport or are looking for someone to share petrol costs with. The cost of travel is not included in the retreat, but If you contact us we will gladly put you in touch with others who’d like to car share! 

Have any Questions?

Want to know more about this event? Send us a message and we will get in touch with the info you would like to know.


What else can I do?


You will have plenty of free time to explore the beautiful surroundings of the Bala Brook Retreat Centre, which is located in Dartmoor National Park, a place of outstanding natural beauty.It’s very peaceful and private - the perfect location for walkers, nature lovers…and Yogis on retreat!The centre is situated on the edge of the open moor, with thirty five acres of delightful gardens, fields, mature trees and woodland adjoining the waterfalls of Bala Brook (which tumbles down to join the river Avon).There is also a resident flock of Hebridean sheep!Find out more below!

Walking on the Moor

A gate from the meadow leads out onto the open Moor. From the front it’s a short walk up the lane to Shipley Bridge and pedestrian track up to the Avon reservoir, where you can again access the open Moor. An exhilarating walk Northwards brings strong hikers to Princetown in the centre of Dartmoor. Another walk westwards leads to the famous ancient oaks at Piles Wood alongside the exquisite river Erme. There are other, gentler walks around, some through woodland.