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Yoga and Transformational Breathing Retreat – Somerset May 2018

Join us again in beautiful Somerset next May for a 3 day luxury retreat combining nourishing and energising yoga and meditation with the powerful healing of Transformational Breathing. 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 chef, Mark Mabon, who has 20 years experience of cooking world foods, baking organic breads and draws 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 MAY RETREAT

Read more about the last retreat in July on the homepage.




Accommodation options range from Dormitories to Twins and Single 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.

£375.00 for a luxurious dorm room (max 3 people to room)
£445.00 for twin room sharing
£645.00 for double room single occupancy (£890.00 for double occupancy of double room)
£670.00 for King room single occupancy (£1100.00 for double occupancy of King room)
£795.00 for Master Super King suite (£1200.00 for double occupancy of master suite)

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

Optional extras include massages which must be pre-booked


PROPOSED SCHEDULE - subject to change

11th - 13th MAY 2018

4:30pm: Arrivals
5:00pm – 7:30pm: Introduction to Transformational Breathing
8:00pm: Dinner
9:00pm – 930pm: Yoga Nidra and Meditation


7:30am: Fruit, nuts and teas available
8:00am – 9:30am: Dynamic yoga with Ann
9:30am – 1030am: Breakfast
10:30am – 12:30pm: Transformational Breathing session
1:30pm – 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 Ann
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.


Ann Pidcock, will be teaching you a dynamic, heartfelt, creative Vinyasa Flow in the mornings and a more restorative routine in the late afternoon, sharing some of her favourite Yoga Nidras in the evenings to ensure you have a good night’s sleep.  Her original teacher training was 500 hours BWY with Danny DeVille.  She has since sought out wisdom from many wonderful teachers, adding texture and depth to this foundation.  Her interest in how the body moves is largely influenced by her work in dance, whereas the breathing, asana and esoteric elements stem from her education in Yoga and its rich history of ideas and styles.

Ann trained in restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater and is a certified ‘Relax and Renew’ teacher. She is a certified  Believing whole heartedly that being able to access this profoundly restful state is deeply important to being healthy human beings. It works in harmony with her more flow based teachings and fits well with embracing all necessary aspects of wellness.


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