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Yoga Retreats 2017

Saturday Morning Retreats with Rose Thorn - 10am-1pm followed by home cooked vegetarian/vegan lunch.

£32 (£28 concessions) includes lunch.

April 8th,   May 20th,  June 17th,  August 12th,  Sept 16th,  October 14th,  November 18th.

Some of the sessions will be followed by a Gong Bath with Sally Davies (after lunch) Extra £8 payable.

Book your place here

The Seasons, The Emotions and The Five Elements with Pauline Sawyer and Seamus Lynch

21 - 27 April 2017

This week long retreat will cover knowledge of the 5 elements, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water as it relates to the cycles of the seasons. This will be of benefit to anyone in a teaching or therapeutic role, offering an invaluable aid in becoming more objective and compassionate in their perception of themselves and others. The Yoga asana practice will specifically reflect the qualities and issues of the Elements and how to nourish that in ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The course is self-reflective and includes explanatory talks together with detailed notes, CD, visualisations/meditations, discussion and sharing. The course will be delivered over six days spending a day with each element and ending up with an overview. 

Fees include all tuition, study materials and certificate of study, accommodation, food and drinks:

  • Single Room £740 (limited availability)
  • Shared Room £710
  • Camping/Campervan £595 (includes use of toilet/shower room in house)

Book a place here


Women's Walking Holiday - Discovering the Gems of Cardigan Bay

26-31 May 2017 with Al Evans and Rose Thorn

Discover the Gems of Cardigan Bay on this women-only, guided holiday. Enjoy five days of freedom exploring the coast and coutryside. With guided walks in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigon, discover a shell house grotto, a hidden Lloyd George mansion, woodland waterfalls, a working woollen mill, unspoilt beaches, 'Bird's Rock' clifftop look out and the Devil's Bridge. There will also be a dolphin watching boat trip and a steam train ride through the hillsides. Yoga sessions will be available to help you get ready for the day and to unwind afterwards.

Booking: email Marie.

Fees:  includes all meals, six nights accommodation, yoga sessions and guided walks and other activities. 

  • Residential, shared twin room £465
    Residential, single room £540
  • Couples sharing double room £850
  • Camping/ Campervan £335
  • Day trippers £35 includes morning yoga, breakfast, the day's walk and packed lunch. (Extra £20 for the boat trip or the steam train.)

Women's Writing Retreat: Write Here Write Now with Victoria Villasenor

2nd-8th July 2017

The next chapter of your writing journey starts here.

Write that story you've had inside you for ages. Pick up that project you set aside, or take the one you've been working on to the next stage. Join us for a week of writing master classes in an inspirational setting and make your writing what you want it to be.

Learn, craft, write. Create and find your voice. This retreat is an intensive creative experience for those who want to learn more about writing and how to improve on their work. Beginners and experienced writers are welcome.

The workshop is led by long time development editor and multi-published author Victoria Villasenor, and multi-published author and photographer, Nicci Robinson. Together, they'll deliver a workshop each morning dedicated to a different element of craft, as well as immediate feedback on quick-writing sessions designed to get your creativity flowing. ·    

Loved my feedback session! I'm always wanting feedback, good or bad, as I feel it the most helpful part

of a course. Victoria and Nicci are a well of information  ~ Morven

for more information or check out Global Words       Booking Form  

Fees: include Workshops and critiques, all meals, accommodations for residential bookings.

  • £625 Full board, shared ensuite rooms
    £710 Full board, single occupancy
  • £445 Full board, Campervan 
  • £385 Non-residential including all meals.
  • £270 Non participants partners (B&B only) 
  • £385 non participating partners B&B +Evening Meals


Salsa Yoga Weekend with Norma Daykin and Sarah Waterfield

22-24 September 2017

Join us for a unique, invigorating and rejuvenating weekend of dance and yoga. Now in it's fifth successful year, get away from it all to experience Marie and Rose's legendary hospitality, with home grown and homemade vegetarian food and sumptuous award winning accommodation.

This is a rare opportunity to learn in a small group, led by Norma Daykin, a teacher with over 15 years' experience and a musician who has directed a number of salsa and latin music ensembles for dancers. We cover Cuban and Cross salsa as well as popular club dances such as bachata and cha cha cha. There is something for everyone, from beginners to experienced, and our focused, progressive approach will have you dancing the night away to fantastic music at our Saturday night party. Everyone is welcome and you don't need to bring a partner. Our approach is inclusive and open to LGBT and same sex dancers as well as dancers of all ages and backgrounds.

Yoga sessions are led by Sarah Waterfield including brief sessions to relax your body and mind after dance classes, and longer sessions for those who wish to take part. The yoga is designed to keep you light and refreshed, prevent fatigue and ensure that you get the most out of the weekend. Yoga sessions are suitable for all levels of yoga experience.

The Teachers

Norma Daykin has been dancing for almost her entire lifetime. She is a qualified instructor with over 15 years' experience of teaching salsa and other dance styles. Norma is also a musician who collaborated with performers from all over the world. Her teaching draws on an in depth knowledge of latin music and rhythms, and a deep respect for the history and traditions of 'world' musics. Her unique combination of skills and her inclusive approach will help you to enjoy music and dancing to the full, regardless of your previous experience.

Sarah Waterfield has over 15 years' experience of teaching yoga, including training other yoga teachers. She has extensive knowledge of the anatomy of the body and a light and intuitive approach to teaching that brings maximum freedom of movement to the bodies of her students. You will be surprised at how much you can do and how good you feel! Sarah also loves dancing and her yoga sessions this weekend are uniquely tailored to address the needs of dancers' bodies and minds.


Residential: £270 per person, includes two nights' shared accommodation, full board, all tuition, workshops and party. (single supplement £50)

Non residential: £150 per person, includes, all tuition, lunches and refreshments, workshops and party.   

Saturday evening dinner and dance: £30 (dance only £10)

Saturday day time workshops (includes lunch): £50.

For further information, contact Marie at Over The Rainbow by Email 

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