Friday 10th -Sunday 12th January 2020

The perfect place to start your New Year with a wholistic (wholesome & holistic) weekend of transformative yoga, organic beauty and freshly prepared nourishing food. With open fires, meditation, exquisite grounds and time for walks, hot tub, relaxing and journaling, this retreat is perfect for those who want to get away from the usual New Year celebrations, feel healthy, alive and set positive intentions for the year ahead.

Start your 2020 in the rural and secluded, surrounded by exquisite gardens, unrivalled lake views and the endless warmth of this luxury country retreat in Gloucestershire. Only 40 minutes from Cheltenham & 2.5 hours from London, we have space for 13 guests to enjoy a weekend of morning meditations, yoga nidra, sound healing gong bath, organic beauty and nutrition workshop and a variety of yoga classes to suit all levels.

The birthplace of Dick Whittington, Pauntley Court dates back to the 1350s and is a beloved family home that boasts a rich history and an abundance of character. With a 40ft kitchen complete with an Aga, panelled drawing room with enormous open fireplace, hot tub with the best view and beautifully finished bedrooms with White Company bed linens, you will be in complete comfort. 

Be at one with nature with the beautiful garden and grounds at Pauntley Court. The formal gardens have been created by the current owner’s mother, forming individual atmospheric and magical rooms within which to wander. There is a hard tennis court which nestles beneath the house down by the river, glorious walks straight from the door across the farm and woodland.

All the modern luxuries you would expect from a 5 star property but loses none of the charm of it being a historic country retreat.


Jay, The Yoga Glow

There will be at least four yoga sessions with Jay over the weekend, including meditation, pranayama and yoga nidra.

Morning sessions will be more dynamic to awaken the body and mind ready for the day ahead. In the evening we will tune our attention inwards with gentle and relaxing Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra. The retreat is suitable for all levels of ability - if you are new to yoga, you’ll be supported & given options. If you are looking to deepen your practice, you will be challenged & guided safely.


Becky,Wild Spirit Naturally

Throughout the weekend, Holistic Facialist and Nutritionist Becky will support and empower you to glow from within. Morning Glow sessions will gently detox, refresh and revive the skin, whilst the Organic Beauty Workshop will help you learn more about Organic Skincare for your personal skin type, master your very own skincare ritual and learn how to get glowing and gorgeous skin all year round.

Beauty is a journey, and Becky will provide you with the tools and techniques to incorporate sacred self-care rituals at home, resulting in naturally beautiful, healthy and thriving skin throughout our Retreat and beyond.


Rachel, Herb-a-licious

Throughout the weekend you will experience how amazing clean, plant-based food can taste, and how nourishing it is for our bodies.

All meals will be gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan and freshly prepared by experienced retreat chef Rachel from Herb-a-licious.

Food allergies and other specific dietary requirements can be catered for.


sound healing gong bath

On Saturday evening we will dive deeper into a serene, tranquil space of inner peace with a sound healing gong bath.

The sound of gong has a profound effect on people with most having the experience of floating in space, or in an ocean. Sound healing is one of the oldest and most ancient forms of healing dating back thousands of years.


10-12 January 2020

Delicious nutritious food freshly prepared for you; yoga and organic beauty tailored to suit you. Plenty of time to relax, recharge, read or do nothing.

Start looking forward to floating away in the outdoor hot tub and cosying up in front of the fire after a country walk.


You are welcome to arrive any time after 4.30pm on Friday.
There will be a welcome circle followed by a gentle evening yoga session to work out the travel kinks and start the relaxing weekend followed by dinner, and evening meditation. 

Body brushing & oil pulling with Becky with morning herbal tea or collagen cacao
Morning meditation & yoga with Jay
Delicious breakfast prepared by Rachel
Free time for walks, a soak in the hot tub, journaling, reading or do absolutely nothing or 1-2-1 personal session with Jay or Becky
Snacks / light lunch
Organic Beauty Skincare workshop with Becky
Blissful evening Yin Yoga 
Dinner followed by Gong Bath
Cosy snuggles in front of the fire before bed time 

Lie in, body brushing & oil pulling with Becky with morning herbal tea or collagen cacao
Morning meditation & yoga with Jay
Delicious breakfast
Free time / 1-2-1 personal session with Jay or Becky
Light lunch
Meditation and closing circle
Hugs before departure 

is this for me…?

Everybody from all fitness levels are welcomed. Whether you are new to yoga or well established in your yoga practice, you will find what you need.

Although yoga is a key component for this weekend, it will be so much more than just that. It’s meeting like-minded people & making new friends over delicious nutritious food, coming together to find new inspirations & creating new experiences.


Everything you need for a wonderfully revitalising & stress free weekend is included with:

  • 2 nights ensuite accommodation at Pauntley Court

  • 4 yoga & meditation sessions (each 1.5-2 hours) with Jay. Hatha/vinyasa in the morning, Yin yoga in the evening.
    Each class is created to help you recharge, energise and feel your absolute best

  • Organic Beauty & Nutrition workshop with Becky, Wild Spirit Naturally

  • All your food for the weekend - vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free & freshly prepared in house by our retreat chef Rachel, Herb-a-licious

  • Yoga blocks, straps, bolsters and eye pillows so you will be comfortable and supported during your practices

  • Outdoor Hot tub to soak all your stress away

  • plenty of time to breathe in the country air, go for walks, have a nap, read and relax…

  • all the support you need from us & a goody bag to take home with you

  • new friends, reconnecting to your inner self, beautiful memories …. things money can’t buy ♡

    Alcohol not included so bring your favourite bottle along!



Spacious en-suite rooms arranged with super-king or twin beds. Beautifully finished with The White Company bed linens, you will be in complete comfort.

£550 per person (In a shared en-suite room)
£850 per person for your own room (single occupancy)

Bedroom 1 - The Owl and the Pussycat
The master suite with beautiful far reaching views over the sunken garden and Leadon Valley beyond.  Super-king bed with a big ensuite bathroom with a freestanding bath and walk in shower and underfloor heating.

Bedroom 2 - The Wayfarer
A large south-facing bedroom looking into the courtyard at the front of the house.  King sized bed & a day bed in this bedroom with its own en suite shower room.

Bedroom 3 - The Somerset
A pretty south-facing bedroom looking into the courtyard.  A king sized sleigh bed and a day bed in this bedroom with its own bathroom opposite, off the main landing with a large bath and hand held shower.

Bedroom 4 - The Dick Whittington room
A large bedroom at the end of the main landing with a super king bed which can be made into two single beds. En-suite with a walk in shower.

 Bedroom 5 - The John Masefield room
This bedroom has its own set of stairs (just for your information these stairs are the back stairs so are steeper than the main stairs).  It has a super king sized be which can be split into single beds.  En-suite bathroom with a shower over bath and underfloor heating.

- book now -

  1. To join us on this incredible retreat, please email to confirm your space along with any questions you may have.

  2. You will hear back from me within 48 hours with information on how to reserve your place with a non-refundable £200 deposit. The remaining balance will be due by Sunday December 15th. Monthly payment plans are available.

  3. Time to get excited about the retreat! We will send you your retreat guide with pack list, location and other useful information nearer the time :)

Hope you can join us for a lovely start to 2020 together,

Jay, Becky & Rachel x