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Autumn Weekend Yoga & Tai Chi Qigong Retreat in Oxfordshire

Weekend Yoga & Tai Chi Qigong Retreat in the Oxfordshire Countryside

Charney Manor – Friday 14th to Sunday 16th October 2022

Join us for a relaxing and refreshing weekend Yoga and Tai Chi Qigong retreat at the beautiful and tranquil Charney Manor in the countryside of Oxfordshire.

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About the Retreat

A unique getaway to balance the mind and body

A luxurious, small group Yoga & Tai Chi Qigong retreat suitable for everyone (beginners welcome) in a tranquil countryside setting. Completely unwind and relax, meet new friends and maybe learn something new too. Take time out and enjoy countryside walks and finish the day with a guided meditation or Yoga Nidra taught by two experienced teachers, brilliant all-inclusive vegetarian/vegan home cooked foods, and plentiful opportunity to read, rest and cultivate balance, vitality, health, love and harmony.

There will be plenty of Yoga and Taichi Qigong practices with both Lily and David, and time to take it easy with a stroll around the 3 acres of grounds or a country walk, maybe even just roll out a blanket and rest!

About the Venue

Idyllic and peaceful 13th century Manor

Set in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, Charney Manor offers an attractive rural setting, spacious grounds and a sense of history. Parts of the Manor date back to the 13th Century. With its unique atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, tempting home-cooked meals and a warm welcome, this venue is the ideal setting for a weekend of relaxation, reseting and renewal.

Accommodation

Clean and comfortable ensuite rooms

All bedrooms come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, towels, and complimentary shower gel. Most bedrooms are ensuite, with two having private bathrooms. Each of the bedrooms has very different characteristics, which makes each totally unique. The character and history-filled rooms all benefit from beautiful stone windows with fantastic views over either the extensive front and side gardens, the paddock or the central courtyard, all of which make a perfect cosy and peaceful setting during Autumn months.

Catering

Vegetarian/Vegan & delicious!

The retreat is fully catered with fresh and enticing vegetarian/vegan delicacies. Meals consist of a continental breakfast, two-course lunches and two-course evening meals with a choice of desserts. There will also be mid-morning and afternoon tea, coffee and homemade cookies or cakes. All meals are freshly prepared to the highest quality and cooked on site.

The Grounds

A unique atmosphere of peace and tranquillity

Our retreat takes place in 3 acres of beautiful grounds that include mature trees, horse paddock, a secret garden, a fruit orchard and tranquil seating areas, which all guests are welcome to explore and enjoy. There are also lovely walks through the old village and along the meandering river Ock.

Local Interest

Explore the quiet countryside

As well as guests being able to participate in a variety of local Countryside walks, starting at the Manor, there are also places of interest nearby. Charney Bassett has a lovely family-run village pub. This is a few minutes walk away from the Manor and has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The White Horse Hill, located in the small village of Uffington, is an incredible sight to see. Wayland’s Smithy is a neolithic long barrow and chamber tomb site near the White Horse Hill and Uffington Castle. The historic Kelmscott Manor is also a short distance away. The historical City of Oxford is just 23 minutes away by car.

What’s Included

Everything you need for a unique experience

  • Tea, coffee and cake on arrival
  • Two night accommodation
  • 4 Energising, relaxing and restoring yoga sessions
  • 4 Tai Chi & Qigong sessions
  • Relaxing guided meditation / Yoga Nidra – which are easy to follow and a lovely way to finish the day
  • Stroll the 3 acres of beautiful grounds to explore and enjoy
  • Local countryside walks and places of interest nearby
  • Continental breakfast with a wide selection of items to choose from
  • Mid-morning tea, coffee and homemade cookies
  • Two course freshly prepared lunch served in the 13th century Dining Room
  • Afternoon tea, coffee and homemade cake
  • Two-course freshly prepared dinner in the 13th century Dining Room
  • Complimentary car parking for the duration of your stay (electric car charging available)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access in all delegated bedrooms

Details & Schedule

Everything you need for a unique experience

Pricing

The investment for this all-inclusive weekend retreat: is

  • Single occupancy room £478 early bird (£498 from 10th Sept.)
  • Twin shared occupancy room £458 per person early bird (£478 from 10th Sept.)

Spaces are limited and places are given on a first come first served basis.

All bedrooms come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, towels, and complimentary shower gel. Most bedrooms are ensuite, with two having private bathrooms. Each of the bedrooms has fantastic views over either the extensive front and side gardens, the paddock or the central courtyard, all of which make a perfect cosy and peaceful setting during Autumn months.

Due to the short time period before start of the retreat we can only take full payment to book your place.

This retreat is all-inclusive, and includes everything listed here.

Early Bird Price available for limited time

Single Occupancy – £478 early bird

Shared Occupancy – £458 per person early bird

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Getting to the Manor

Charney Manor is readily accessible by car from the M40 and the M4. It is 12 miles from Oxford and from Didcot railway stations; there is a bus service from Oxford to Southmoor, just 2 miles away.

Driving by Car:

  • Oxford – 23 minutes
  • Milton Keynes – 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cardiff – 1 hour 49 minutes
  • London – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Southampton – 1 hour 12 minutes

Address & Postcode:

Charney Manor, Wantage OX12 0EJ

Friday

3.00pm – Arrival and refreshments

6.00pmWelcome Tai Chi Qigong to get our Qi freely flowing again (Lily & David)

7.00pm – Dinner in the 13th Century Dining Room

8.30pm – 9:30pmYin & Restorative Yoga with Yoga Nidra (Lily & David)

* Free Time – During free time, you are welcome to relax, read, visit the local sights or just take a peaceful walk in the lovely countryside.

Participation – You don’t have to participate in all the scheduled activities, you are welcome to join any of these as you wish.

Saturday

7.30am – 8.15amSlow Flow Yoga Wake Up (David)

8.30am – Breakfast

10.00am – 11.00amTai Chi Qigong outdoor if weather permits (Lily & David)

11.00am – Mid-Morning Tea, Coffee & Biscuits

Free Time*

1.00pm – Lunch in the 13th Century Dining Room

Free Time*

3.30pm – Afternoon Tea, Coffee & Cake

5.00pm – 6.00pmHatha Yoga Flow (Lily)

6.30pm – Dinner in the 13th Century Dining Room

8.00pm – 9.00pmQigong with Guided Meditation (Lily & David)

Sunday

7.30amSlow Flow Yoga (David)

8.30am – Breakfast

10.00amTaiji Kung Fu Fan fun taster session (Lily)

11.00am – Mid-Morning Tea, Coffee & Biscuits

Free Time*

1.00pm – Lunch

1.30pm – Group Walk/Chat and Farewells as our retreat comes to a peaceful close

3.00pm – Home Time

Charney Manor Yoga & Tai Chi Qigong Weekend Retreat Friday 14th – Sunday 16th October 2022

Retreat Terms & Conditions

Payment of retreat finalises your registration and understanding and agreement to the terms here by laid out.

Investment:

All prices listed are per person. Early bird price applies to all bookings made before 10/09/2022

  • Single Occupancy Room £478 (early bird) / £498 (full price)
  • Twin Room shared occupancy £458 (early bird) / £478 (full price)
    9 twin rooms available – twin rooms will be prioritised for sharing with partners or friends

Note: Most bedrooms are ensuite, with two having private bathrooms.

Standard Payment Schedule:

Due to the short time period before start of the retreat we can only take full payment to book your place:

  • Payment by booking link button above – full balance is due when booking to reserve your place. Spaces are limited and places are given on a first come first served basis

 

Cancelation, Refund & Liability Policy

We ask that all our participants purchase travel insurance to cover a possible cancellation for personal reasons.

The booking fee is non-refundable and non-transferable in the event that participant is no longer able to attend – no refund can be given unless your place is booked by someone else, in which case a refund of any amount paid minus a 10% admin and payment processing fee.

In the event that Yoga Lily has to cancel the retreat then all monies paid to Yoga Lily will be refunded. In this circumstance Yoga Lily will not be liable for any other expenses incurred by the participant, included but not limited to travel expenses, insurance costs, etc.

Personal Responsibility & Assumption of Risk:

The participant acknowledges and takes full responsibility for their health, well-being and all personal decisions made before, during and after the retreat. This includes, but is not limited to, yoga, tai chi, qigong or any physical activities you choose to partake in, your suitability to travel, or any medical conditions or medical treatment that you receive or may need to receive.

Disclaimer: You acknowledge that we, Yoga Lily (Lili Chen & David Barnett), are solely providing services as yoga and tai chi qigong teachers, We are not tour operators or travel agents, and are acting solely as a co-ordinator and contact point on behalf of the group in terms of relationship with the venue and have no liability in relation to the venue who is a 3rd party.

All points of this agreement remain in place up to, during and after the end of the retreat.