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Swimming pool and outdoor area at The Old Rectory Chulmleigh

Wild & Free in Devon

Yoga, Mindfulness & Foraging Retreat
8th - 11th October 2023

Explore mindfulness, through Yoga, Breathwork, Foraging, Cold Water & connecting to yourself in wild North Devon! 


➹ 8th - 11th October 2023  - 3 Nights

**Register interest below**

The more time we spend in nature, breathe well and take time to ‘pause’, we begin to recognise the benefits of being still, aware and present. Join us for a weekend of discovery and adventure, exploring your wild and natural flow... and living from the heart. Re-connect with your true self through Yoga, Breathwork, Foraging and some Cold Water therapy (if you wish!)  Go 'wild and free' in nature with Foraging and enjoy the 'simple things' in life we've forgotten, like 'mindful eating, night walks under the stars in the beautiful wild North Devon countryside. We've teamed up with Hands On Life to create a weekend for you to reboot, escape and unwind.

The Destination

Your Yoga, Mindfulness and Foraging escape will be spent in the luxury of the unspoilt North Devon countryside, staying at The Old Rectory.  A beautiful 19th century Country House surrounded by lush greenery, in the heart of nature, with stunning views and walks (on your doorstep). Set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens and 14 acres of river meadows, nestled between Exmoor and Dartmoor. The Old Rectory offers 12 stylish luxury bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms (private and shared options available). An elegant dinning area and relaxing sitting room with a lovely open fire.  

This 3 nights escape will be a mindfulness journey with like minded people, to explore your wild and free nature, with a mix of activities, from relaxing to adventurous and as much or as little as you want to do!


You will head out into nature by day and night, explore night walking and star gazing in the magical deepest, darkest Devon, where the stars shine bright in the unpolluted Devon night sky. 

Spend your free time as you choose, relax in the sitting room with a good book, go for an invigorating dip in the outdoor pool (exploring the benefits of cold water therapy!). Take a walk in nature and explore one of the many beautiful walks in the surrounding area or garden. The grounds offer endless places to explore for your own meditation, mindful walks or just a simple stroll.


This beautiful location offers a nurturing and comfortable environment, to unwind and 'switch off'. The house is full of beautiful art, with an amazing selection of books to read by the fire or the luxury of your room.

Mindfulness and being cosy in bed reading a book

Yoga & Mindfulness

Yoga studio The Old Rectory Chulmleigh

Starting your day with an energising and revitalising morning yoga practice, tuning in with your body and breath, the senses and reconnecting to your soul.


Then a dip in the salt water pool for some 'cold water therapy!' As well as a sauna to warm up after. 


You’ll served freshly prepared and nutritious 

homemade meals, learn to eat mindfully and enjoy every mouthful, taking time to understand the the benefits of eating slowly.


You’ll enjoy adventures and delving deeper into nature through a foraging adventure and discover all sorts of edible treasures! Followed by a delicious meal created with what you forage from our talented foraging chef. Bringing us closer to nature again.


Eat, sleep, yoga and repeat! From yoga, to stimulating walks in the wild Devon countryside by day and night, foraging, mindfulness and cold water dips!

Your yoga practice will be a journey of discovery as we connect with the breath and true nature. You will be taught by our Wild & Free yoga teacher Amanda and each class will be an exploration of mindfulness and breathing techniques, tapping into your intuition, encouraging wellbeing, positivity and balance within daily life.

"The Old Rectory is a special place for a relaxing holiday with a homely & luxurious feel with all the facilities you need to escape, let go & just 'be'..." 

Re-connect with yourself in a nurturing and loving environment. 


You'll leave feeling inspired with tools to take away into to incorporate into your daily routine and bring more mindfulness in to your daily life. 

“What I love about The Old Rectory is that it can house a lot of different energies all at the same time.  For the energetic there is a small gym, gorgeous walks and tennis courts, a salt water swimming pool for the brave) and an infra-red sauna for sore muscles.  For those that simply like to relax between sessions, there are plenty of  quiet, inspiring spaces, amazing books and stunning gardens to meander in. Which means that besides the delicious meals and  workshops, people can set the tone for their retreat.”


Anya Hawkes

Beautiful gardens at The Old Rectory Chulmleigh
Cashew nut vegan salad
Coconut and chocolate sweet treat

What's Included

 Free goody bag! 

 3 nights stay in a luxury 19th Century Country House

All meals included, juices and healthy snacks


 6 yoga sessions for the mind, body and soul

➹ Wild Swimming in the salt water pool

➹ Foraging Experience 


 Guided walks - day & night (including star gazing)

 Unlimited use of the outdoor pool, tennis courts, snooker room & gardens


 Expert advice and help throughout the day, fun and smiles from Amanda, Leonie & team

Extras that can be booked independently - Massages, Horse Riding, 1 to 1 Yoga ...water sports and more!

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Yoga studio at The Old Rectory Chulmleigh
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Relaxing lounge area at The Old Rectory Chulmleigh
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The view of the house at The Old Rectory
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Four poster bed with Devon views
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The dining room at The Old Rectory
Dining room space
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Games room at The Old Rectory
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Tennis court at The Old Rectory
Tranquil bedroom space
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Relaxing double bedroom
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Sunrise over Devon

Important Information

Upon booking our Devon yoga retreat you will receive an information pack, but here's what you need to know before you book. Please make sure you have read our Terms and Conditions

Prices - 

*Please contact us if interested in this retreat before booking - thank you!*

Private Room for 1 - from £975 single occupancy

Luxury private room all to yourself with double bed, ensuite and shared options

*4 x rooms already reserved*



Private Room for 2 - £1690 double occupancy

Luxury private room to share with your partner or friend with double bed, ensuite 


Shared Room pp - from £795 single occupancy 

Luxury shared room with like minded people (single bed), 2-3 people, ensuite and shared options


Dates - Please arrive on Sunday in time for an evening yoga class and dinner. The retreat will finish on Wednesday after a morning yoga class and breakfast. 


Deposit - If you wish to reserve your place a 30% deposit is required. The remaining payment 1 month prior to the retreat. Please contact us for this option. 


To book - If you are interested in coming along to our Devon weekend and have any questions please contact us here.

Travel Insurance - We do not provide travel insurance, you are required to have your own. 

Yoga studio at The Old Rectory

This trip is for you if...

➹ You're looking for a relaxing escape and to switch off for a weekend

➹ You're a beginner to intermediate yogi  

➹ You want to try new things & like adventures

➹ You enjoy walking & nature

 ➹ You love healthy prepared food 

➹ You enjoy the quietness of nature

 ➹ You want to feel empowered and meet like minded people

➹ You're travelling as friends 

➹ You're travelling alone

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