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Yoga, Transformational Breathing and Sound Healing Retreat – Somerset September 2019

Join us again in beautiful Somerset next September for the next instalment of our 3 day luxury retreats combining nourishing and energising yoga and meditation with the powerful healing of Transformational Breathing. This time, we will also be adding sound healing. Aimee Hartley will be leading the breathwork with Vanessa Joy supporting with the yoga and Lucyne Jade bringing her crystal bowls for a sound healing session. 42 Acres is a stunning, 10 bedroom farmhouse set in 42 acres of woodland, perfect to get away from the craziness of life in London. All meals are provided by the in house chefs, who have 20 years experience of cooking world foods, baking organic breads and draw on deep practical knowledge of the cleansing properties of healing whole foods, and nourishing properties of organic recipes. We’ll also be arranging for massage therapists to be available for deeply relaxing massages and bodywork.

TO BOOK – Email marking the subject SEPT RETREAT

Deposit scheme available of 30% of the total with the balance to be paid 12 weeks before.




Accommodation options range from a dormitory to twins and private double rooms (ensuite options available) with luxury linen and towels provided. The centre has several communal spaces including a library and a meeting and reading space.

£425.00 for a luxurious dorm room (max 3 people to room) - SOLD OUT
£425.00 for twin room sharing
£595 for double room single occupancy with shared bathroom. £695 for double room single occupancy en suite (£890.00 for double occupancy of double room)
£895.00 for Master Super King suite - SOLD OUT

This includes accommodation for 2 nights, 3 days of retreat activities, and all delicious food. Travel to Somerset is not included.

Optional extras include massages which must be pre-booked


PROPOSED SCHEDULE - subject to change

6th - 8th September 2019

5:30pm: Arrivals
6:00pm – 8:00pm: Introduction to Transformational Breathing
8:00pm: Dinner
9:00pm – 930pm: Yoga Nidra and Meditation


7:30am: Fruit, nuts and teas available
8:00am – 10:00am: Dynamic yoga with Vanessa
10:00am – 11.00am: Breakfast
11:30am – 2:00pm: Transformational Breathing session
2:30pm – 2:30pm: Lunch
2:30pm – 5:30pm: Free time/Pre-booked massages
5:30pm – 7pm: Yin/Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
7:30pm onwards: Dinner


7:30am: Fruit, nuts and teas available
8:00am – 10:00am: Dynamic yoga with Vanessa
10:30am – 11:30am: Brunch
11:30am – 1:30pm: Free time/Massages
1:30pm – 3:00pm: Breathing practice and final meditation
3:00pm: Departures with takeaway snack


Aimee Hartley, co-founder of will take you on a powerful journey with your breath. You will learn and experience the deep healing benefits of Transformational Breath and practice a variety of conscious breath exercises to use in every day life. This can help you let go of any unhealthy breathing habits, such as breath holding, shallow breathing and over breathing and release both physical and emotional tension from the body. This can dramatically shift the way you feel in your body and bring higher states of awareness to the mind.

The retreat programme is developed in a careful way so you will have all the tools, knowledge and experience to develop your own practice of this deeply healing breath-work.

Aimee studied and qualified as a Transformational Breath Facilitator and Workshop leader with Dr Judith Kravitz, Founder of Transformational Breath Foundation, in Italy and the US. She currently offers Transformational Breath private and corporate workshops in London.



Vanessa Joy will be teaching you a dynamic, heartfelt, creative Vinyasa Flow in the mornings and a more restorative routine in the late afternoon to ensure you have a good night’s sleep.  Vanessa aims to deeply connect people into the space of their bodies again with the use of emotive language, alignment awareness and an emphasis on the breath. Each class is a journey towards stillness, cultivating a sense of playfulness and curiosity to all that is encountered along the way. 

Vanessa is a 200hr certified Yoga Alliance teacher with the World Conscious Yoga Family. Trained in Hatha’s tradition lineage, she incorporates the dynamacism of her vinyasa roots and the restorative learnings from Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra certifications for a truly authentic and energetically balanced practice. 



Lucyne Jade is a Sound Healer, Breathworker and Shamanic Healer. She has extensive experience facilitating ceremonies and workshops all around the world. She has been a practising healer for over 15 years, lighting fires in the hearts of people in groups and retreats. 

Using the alchemy of breath and sound, Lucyne works with crystal singing bowls and her voice to create powerful experiences, allowing people to release blocks on every level of their being and receive deep and nuturing peace.

Lucyne is skilled at holding compassionate and sacred space, so others can soften more deeply into themselves. Her work helps people to remember who they truly are so they can live a life of joy and fulfil their true potential. 

She is based in London where she is the founder of Heart Fire Hub, running regular workshops and musical gatherings.


42 Acres address is Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset BA11 5HL.

driving directions:

From Witham Friary

42 Acres is located about 4km from the village of Witham Friary.

The postcode BA11 5HL takes you to Holt Farm which is 2km away.

From Holt Farm turn back and turn left onto Dark Lane after about 1km you’ll pass a house and Arabian Stud Farm on your right.

After 0.5 km you’ll see a red brick house (Holt Cottage) on the right.

Immediately in front of the house is a right turn, signposted to 42 Acres.

Follow the track for 0.5km and you’ll arrive at 42 Acres.

From the London (A303) or Gillingham Station:

42 Acres is located about 4km from the village of Kilmington, if travelling from the A303 or Gillingham train station you will pass through Wilmington.

Once past the village continue for 1.5km and you will reach a cross roads, go straight across and follow the winding road downhill through the woods.

Once through the woods, continue for 150-200m, you will pass a farm track on your left, signposted Sweetnap Farm, followed by a small terrace of cottages on your right.

Continue for about 300m to the bottom of the hill where you’ll see a red brick house on your left.

The road starts to climb uphill and immediately after the red brick house there is a turning to the left and you’ll see a sign for 42 Acres.

Turn left and follow the track for 0.5km until you arrive at 42 Acres.

Please note the postcode BA11 5HL will take you to Holt Farm which is 2km past 42 Acres. If this happens please follow the directions from Witham Friary.

by train & nearest stations:

  • Gillingham (Dorset) 17 mins by car

  • Frome 19 mins by car

  • Castle Cary 24 mins by car

  • Westbury 33 mins by car

Taxis from the station:

  • Gillingham Cars – 01747 850 385

  • Castle Cary Taxis – 01963 351 333

  • Destination Travel – 01963 344 41

*Please arrange taxi before arrival to avoid disappointment