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Yoga Retreats 2017

Yoga at Imbolc: 31 January- 5 February 2017 with Jenny Beeken & Bridget Whitehead

Join Jenny and Bridget for a celebration of the Celtic lunar festival of Imbolc. The Festival of Awakening is a time of new beginnings, hope, cleansing and healing.

During the week-long retreat 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.

Residential and non-residential options available on this retreat.

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The Seasons, The Emotions and the Five Elements: 21-27 April 2017

with Seamus Lynch & Pauline Sawyer

A great opportunity to explore the Seasons,  Emotions and their connections with the 5 Elements.  Led by Seamus Lynch, who has been a 5 Element practitioner since 1993 and subsequently studied with some of the best internationally renouned 5 elements teachers, most notably Niki Bilton, and Pauline Sawyer, co - founder of the Inner Yoga Trust, and yoga teacher trainer for over twenty years.

This retreat 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 week will cover knowledge of the 5 elements, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water as it relates to the cycles of the seasons. This is one of the cornerstones of traditional Chinese medicine, and can clarify for us our emotional agenda, the lens through which we perceive the world and relate to others.

FEES include all tuition, study materials, certificate of study, accommodation, all meals and refreshments. Residential and non residential options available on this retreat.

  • Full Residential,  Single Room: £740 (limited availability).
  • Full Residential,  Shared Room: £710.
  • Full Residential,  Camping/Campervan: £595.
  • Booking Deposit £300.
  • Closing Date for Bookings: 27th March 2017

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Yoga Morning Retreats with Rose Thorn 2017

           Saturdays 10am-1pm

These morning yoga retreats are a 'treat', an opportunity for you to recuperate, revitalise and reconnect your body, mind and spirit. This year the mornings will work with what organically emerges from the practice. Together we will gently explore yoga postures, breath, meditation and yoga philosophy. All bodies, experience or ability are welcome.

Previously participants have said:

  • " every time I have attended I experience a profound emotional shift "
  • " a space which nurtures me both physically and mentally"
2017 Morning Retreats

March 18th

August 12th

April 8th

September 16th

May 20th

October 14th

June 17th

November 18th

Each Yoga session starts at 10am and ends at 1pm with delicious vegetarian lunch. After lunch there will be an option to receive a Gong Bath with Sally Davies 2pm-3pm (£8)

 Fees: Each workshop is £32 / £28 concessions.

A non-returnable £10 deposit will secure our place for one workshop.  

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To pay, please phone: 01239 811155 with your debit card details or email for details of paying by bank transfer.

If you cannot attend a session you have booked, please give at least 24 hours notice.

Rose Thorn

trained with the Inner Yoga Trust and continues to pass on the subtle teachings inspired by Scaravelli. She has a playful and gentle approach to all aspects of yoga which include the postures, breath and philosophy.

She has been running Yoga retreats at Over the Rainbow for more than six years; she teaches weekly classes at Hermon, Tegryn and St Dogmaels. She currently assists on the IYT Foundation course in Pembrokeshire.

Women's Walking Holiday 26-31 May 2017: Exploring Cardigan Bay Coast & Country

Blessed with beautiful spring weather in 2016, the walking group enjoyed a relaxing few days in May discovering the gems of Cardigan Bay:  Ffynnone mansion, waterfall and shell house;  Aberaeron, New Quay, Llangrannog and Cwmtydu sections of the coast path plus a fantastic boat trip accompanied by several dolphins.

See pictures of the holiday on Facebook day 1, day 2, day 3 

Why not join us for our longer five day holiday 26-31 May 2017 for a few days away from it all?

email Marie  for details of the 2017 holiday See Facebook Pictures of previous holidays.


Salsa Yoga Weekend:  22-24 September 2017

Salsa at Over the Rainbow   Get away from it all and join us a unique weekend of salsa dance and yoga, with delicious vegetarian food and award winning accommodation in a beautiful West Wales setting. You can treat yourself to a place on the entire weekend; book for just one day or join us for the Saturday night party and meal. All classes led by experienced, qualified teachers. Open to absolute beginners, improvers and advanced dancers. No partner needed, everyone welcome.

Dance workshops are led by Norma Daykin. As well as salsa there is an opportunity to learn popular club dances such as cha cha cha and bachata. You don’t need to bring a partner, and classes are suitable for all abilities, including absolute beginners. There will be an opportunity to practice your technique or simply relax and make new friends at our Saturday evening party.

Yoga sessions are led by Sarah Waterfield. These are interspersed throughout the  programme, to invigorate and relax your body and mind, keeping you light and refreshed and ensuring 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 and is a qualified instructor with over 17 years’ experience of teaching salsa and other dance styles. When not on the dance floor, she is also a busy musician, collaborating with performers from all over the world. Her unique combination of skills allows her to draw on an in depth knowledge of latin music and rhythm in order to help you to put real musicality into your dancing.

Sarah Waterfield has been teaching yoga for over 17 years, is a qualified teacher as well as a trainer of yoga teachers. She also loves dancing and her yoga sessions this weekend are uniquely tailored to address the needs of dancers’ bodies and minds.

This was a great weekend. Lovely place, lovely food, lovely hosts, lovely teaching of dance and the yoga meant that I did not ache at all. Lots of laughs. Good for the soul!

Residential Fees: £270 Full board and shared accommodation, all tuition, all workshops  

Non-Residential Fees: £150 all tuition, all workshops. £50 Saturday daytime workshops & lunch.  

Saturday night party with meal: £30.   Saturday night party only: £10  Sunday all workshops & lunch: £55 

Booking Form  For further information email  Marie at Over the Rainbow

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Over the Rainbow achieves Green Tourism 'Gold' Award

Having established OtR over 14 years ago with a commitment to a strong green ethos, we have been more than thrilled to achieve the 'Gold' standard at the first assessment.  In the summer of 2014 OtR underwent a thorough inspection from the Green Tourism Association, here are their thoughts: 

"a vegetarian guest house providing quality accommodation and venue hire in a stunning location near Cardigan Bay. The business does exceptionally well to enter the scheme with the prestigious GOLD award. Although situated in an older building with an oil boiler, much has been done to ensure energy impacts are minimised, with high levels of insulation and low energy lighting throughout, solar PV and thermal systems in place, and good use of the site's own wood to power the wood burning stove. Food travel miles are well managed through the extremely productive polytunnel, and good use of other local suppliers where possible.

Other highlights include the range of courses held on site which include yoga retreats, walking holidays and permaculture courses, which lend themselves well to the peaceful setting and stunning grounds. Waste management systems are effective, and there is excellent support and encouragement available to those wishing to use public transport. Overall a great new member who can be expected to progress well through the scheme"

We look forward to implementing the helpful recommendations suggested by GT to further consolidate the green Gold Standard.

Beta Jones Parry; Her family and Tyllwyd her home 

Plas Tyllwyd is an 18thC Georgian style mansion, once the main house of a much larger Tyllwyd estate. This book, written by the grand daughter of Beta Jones Parry is a compelling social and family history, illustrated with photographs from the mid 19th & early 20th century. At the heart of the book are memories of Beta's 1870s Welsh childhood and the stories her relatives told of their ancestors going back over 150 years to the early 18th century at Tyllwyd. Taken from Beta's 'notes' written in a red student's lined notebook when she was 89 years old. 

Copies are now available from Over the Rainbow at £10 plus postage. Email for more information.





Over the Rainbow - West Wales Tel: 01239 811 155 emailinfo@overtherainbowwales.co.uk   Plas Tyllwyd, Tanygroes, Nr Cardigan, Ceredigio n SA43 2JD. SMS 07818 000 243