Yoga Retreats

Yoga at Imbolc: 1st – 5th February with Jenny Beeken

The Festival of Awakening is a time of new beginnings, hope, cleansing and healing. During this four day retreat with Jenny Beeken, you will explore through asana, pranayama and meditation how the connection of the energies within the landscape influence and can shift the life force within. The teaching will help you to recognise those inner promptings and bring to fruition your deepest aspirations, hopes and dreams.Imbolc Yoga Retreat

  • Asana – the movement of energy through the chakras and how that shifts your whole consciousness
  • Mudra – how attitude shapes your whole self
  • Pranayama – noticing in which situations in life you restrain your breath and how you come back to the natural breath moving through your body
  • Meditation – focussing on the different ways of meditating to energise, calm and see things as they are – vipassana

Teacher: Jenny Beeken

Jenny originally studied BSc Physics at Exeter, followed by four years hospital work where much useful anatomy was absorbed. In 1979 she left school teaching to study Yoga in India with Shri BKS Iyengar; then taught yoga full time, developing a Teacher training school in 1992 – the Inner Yoga Trust

Now her influence is from Vanda Scaravelli’s teaching through Diane Long and Sophy Hoare. Vanda was taught one to one by Iyengar together with Yehudi Menhuin. For more information about this retreat please contact Jenny:


  • £580     Full board, shared rooms at Over the Rainbow
  • £620     Full board, single occupancy (only 1 available)
  • £500     Full board, Campervans
  • £460     Full board, non-residential

Booking through IYT website £200 Deposit required to secure you place.


Saturday Morning Yoga with Rose Thorn

Saturday mornings 10am-1pm followed by lunch.

2018 Dates:                                       Booking Form

24th Feb.  14th April.  12th May.  23rd June.  14th July.  18th Aug.  15th Sept.  13th Oct.  10th Nov.

Fees: Each workshop is £32 / £28 concessions (including lunch)

These morning yoga retreats are an opportunity for you to take time out from your busy lives and deepen your practice of yoga; a calming space for you to enliven your body, mind and spirit and find harmony.

“The practice of yoga is the commitment to become established in the state of freedom.” Patanjali 1:13 (Alistair Shearer translation)

 This year the experiential mornings will weave some of the yoga philosophy from Patanjali’s sutras; the Sanskrit word ‘sūtra’ means ‘thread’.  Together we will gently explore the asanas/postures, pranayama/breath and dhyana/meditation to settle the mind into stillness. All bodies, experience or ability are welcome.

Previously participants have said:

  • “Slowing down and going inside is always helpful for me as I am always so busy!”
  • “this is time for me  to focus on my body and to tune into its intelligence and feel my potential”

The morning will be followed by a nourishing and delicious vegetarian lunch at 1pm.

 Fees: Each workshop is £32 / £28 concessions (including lunch)  A non-returnable £10 deposit will confirm your place.  £20 discount available if booking all nine retreats.

Rose Thorn trained with the Inner Yoga Trust and continues to pass on the teachings inspired by Scaravelli. She has a playful and gentle approach to all aspects of yoga which help to encourage ones curiosity, openness and spontaneity.

She has been running Yoga retreats at Over the Rainbow for seven years and teaches weekly classes at Hermon, Tegryn and St Dogmaels. She currently assists on the IYT Teacher Training course in Pembrokeshire.


Healing through Yoga: 2nd – 9th July 2018

Looking at the Body – Residential Retreat with Jenny Beeken and Pauline Sawyer

(this retreat is the second part of the 3 year training to teach apprenticeship scheme, priority will be given in the first instance to IYT teachers)

This retreat will be on awareness of the body, awareness of the posture, and different ways of looking at the body.

The end of the two year teacher’s diploma programme, or other teacher training, is in many ways a beginning and all aspects of that course can continue, develop and be expanded.  One of the main concerns expressed by teachers graduating from the diploma course is how to deal with all the different problems, physical and mental, that students bring to a general yoga class. There is also an interest in the sacred texts that needs to be nurtured, continue and developed upon.

The main focus of the course will be the body-mind connection.

  • How looking and understanding develops intuition.
  • Looking at the process we go through in yoga and life, and how we enable the process of unknotting the granthis (mind knots in the body) in others.
  • How lifestyle affects disease.
  • The role of a teacher in one to one situations.
  • One to one and small group mentoring.
  • Teaching of asana, pranayama, meditation, mudras, bandhas and granthis and what of this is appropriate to use with your students.

We believe and trust that we can only teach Yoga from our own understanding of the transformative effects of our practice on us.

For more information about this retreat please contact Jenny:

Fees:  Teaching fee is £400 (A deposit of £200 to Jenny Beeken by the end of March will reserve your place. The final £200 of the teaching fee is due by 24th June please. Cheques made payable to Jenny Beeken)

Food & Accommodation:

  • £525    Full board, shared rooms at Over the Rainbow
  • £580    Full board, single occupancy (only 2 available)
  • £345    Full board, Campervans
  • £290    Full board, non-residential

A deposit of £175 will secure your accommodation, this is due by the end of April 2018 with the final payment due 24th June 2018. Payment can be made by BACS or with a debit card over the phone.  Contact Marie at Over the Rainbow