San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Stop, Recharge, and Reset- New Year Retreat from £265 Shared Twin or £250 p/p when booked together, £320 Single 6-8 Jan 2017 Click here to book
The Digital Detox Retreat Weekends (running throughout the year) From £265 Shared Twin or £250 p/p when booked together, £320 Single Next dates are 9-11 Dec 2016 Click here to book
Join us for one of our Yoga Retreats in Oxfordshire of a different kind. The whole weekend is set in the beautiful surroundings of our gothic mansion with awesome landscaped gardens and acres of woods and farmland to explore.
We intend to create an environment in which you can truly drop off the grid and recharge in nature. and really engage with your surroundings and fellow yogis for a weekend of deep restoration (you will be asked to give up your digital toys- phones/laptops etc. But remember everything is always optional).
About the accommodation: You be staying in Braziers Hall with a choice of lovely single, twin and double rooms all with shared bathroom
- All the home-grown, homemade and wonderfully wholesome you could ask for including vegan cakes/cookies for snack time, plus beautiful breakfasts, lunches and dinners -including puddings (the only thing you are detoxing from is digital here)
- Starlit Evening Bonfire
- 7 yoga and meditation classes (including an afternoon workshop)
- Massages available throughout the weekend
- Lush facemasks by the roaring fire
- 55 acres to wonder around (with a guided walk on the Saturday)
The Yoga Practice
It is the perfect balance of effort and surrender-nurture yourself with yoga and explore the calming effects of yin and meditation. The morning sessions start with gentle stretching and pranayama (breathing exercises) building gradually into a flow (Vinyasa) practice, suitable for most of ability.
The more gentle evening sessions of Yin with the focus on relaxation and release, promoting harmony, healthy immune functioning and improving overall vitality.
The retreat setting allows for plenty of individual guidance so that we’ll be able to work with your specific level and requirements.
The workshop is group dependant, if you want to play it can be acroyoga, if you want to rest then it might be a deep yoga nidra practice, or maybe an ayurvedic detox lecture. It is your retreat, you decide!
About the Teachers Florence and Nova have been practising yoga and meditation since the early 80s and teaching full time in London for more then 40 years combined. Both mother and daughter have acquired the Yoga Alliance Advanced qualifications through extensive training with a wide range of teachers internationally
How to get there
The closest train is Reading central railway station then it is a short bus ride from just outside the station. If you would like to share a cab please let us know and we try to put you contact with someone who is arriving at the same time. Full details on booking.
When & Where
Nova has passionately devoted herself to Yoga for most of her life. Today that unwavering commitment and focus have earned her an extensive and growing reputation as an innovative and inspirational Vinyasa, Akhanda, and Yin Yoga teacher.
Nova currently runs a private Yoga Therapy practice and bespoke teacher training in London, where her clients have included many prominent people, in the fashion, music, and film industry.
She has also worked with the Canadian Armed Forces to teach yoga and meditation to cultivate calm and relaxation post-tour, and the Canadian Olympic Swimming Team commissioned Nova to give Pranayama and Mediation Yoga sessions prior to competition.
Nova's unique sequences have inspired students across the world, at both her retreats and her studios in Koh Tao, Thailand and Kensington, London UK. She is now based in the New Forest, but continues to offer some workshops around the country and classes in London.
Nova Milesko's (SRYT 500) yoga classes include elements many yang-styles, such as Akhanda, Anusara, Ashtanga, Partners, Acro, Aeriel, Sivananda, Kundalli and Vinyasa Yoga, and the softer, yin-styles are always a welcome break.
Her meditation and yoga experience goes back to the early 80's when she first began to explore the practice of Buddhist meditations and yoga with her mother.
Her intense love of yoga and an need for a realistic approach to investigating the nature of things, has helped her to create her own bespoke Yoga Teacher Training which she currently runs once a year.
She continues to learn, committing to at least a 100 hours per year of CPD. All of which gives her the food of knowledge to feed and inspire her students. She has studied with world-renowned teachers Visvaketu (Akhanda), Shiva Rea, (Vinyasa Flow) John Friend (Anusara) and David Swenson, (Ashtanga -second series TT). She has also been privileged to learn from inspiring teachers Sarah Powers, Paul Grilly, Sharon Gannon, Micheal Gannon, and Mathew Sweeny amonst others amassing over 2200 hours of training and over 8,000 hours teaching.
And most resently having started a young family of her own has inspired her to teach teens and children with special needs.
Visit www.novamilesko.com for more info about her upcoming events.