Swimming pool and outdoor area at The Old Rectory Chulmleigh

Wild & Free in Devon

Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat

Re-boot your metabolism with a weekend of

Wild & Free Yoga, Mindful Eating, Wild Swimming, Night Walking and connecting with nature and yourself in wild North Devon! 


➹ *CANCELLED* November 2020  - 3 Nights

**This retreat has been cancelled**

The more time we spend in nature, breathe fresh oxygen 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-boot your metabolism with a weekend of Wild & Free Yoga, Mindful Eating, Wild Swimming, Night Walking and other activities 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

Wild and Free Surf and Yoga Retreats Philly Lewis Alan Stokes Surf and yoga retreat in cornwall

The weekend will be an adventurous journey with like minded people, to explore your wild and free nature, with a mix of activities. Starting your day with energising and revitalising yoga, tuning in with your body and connecting mind, body and soul. Then a dip in the salt water pool for some 'wild swimming' to explore some cold water therapy! We’ll eat nutritious and nourishing food, learn to eat mindfully and enjoy every mouthful, taking time to understand the science behind metabolism and the benefits of eating slowly. Take stimulating walks in the wild Devon countryside by day and night. You’ll learn mindfulness techniques, to incorporate into your everyday life and share with family and friends. Explore the health benefits of breathing practices and the power of oxygen, to assist things like insomnia and anxiety. Finish your day with blissful and restorative yoga classes, to calm your soul with Meditation, Yoga Nidra and more!

Your Yoga and Mindfulness weekend 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.  


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

You’ll be fed delicious and nutritious, freshly prepared meals, to nurture and nourish your soul, by our private chef. As well as get the opportunity to create your own healthy (sugar substitute) snacks to make at home for family and friends.

Mindfulness and being cosy in bed reading a book

Yoga & Mindfulness

Wild and Free Surf and Yoga Retreats Philly Lewis Alan Stokes Surf and yoga retreat in cornwall
Yoga studio The Old Rectory Chulmleigh

Your yoga practice will be a journey of discovery as we connect with the breath and true nature to find our inner wild. 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.

As well as lots of wonderful yoga, you'll get creative and learn how to craft your own natural, non toxic skincare product from scratch, picking available herbs from nature in the garden, harnessing the essence of nature for total emotional wellbeing.  Exploring herbal medicines with Alchemilla Apothecary.


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. Make use of the gym in the house. 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.


 Re-connect with your true nature in a nurturing and loving environment.  If you're a total beginner yogi then Amanda will guide you through the basics allowing you to access as many poses as possible.


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

➹ Mindful eating talk & cooking demonstration

➹ Wild Swimming in the salt water pool

➹ Natural skincare workshop (exploring herbal medicine)


 Guided walks - day & night (including star gazing)

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


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

Extras that can be booked independently - Massages, Horse Riding, Kayaking, Cycling...and more!

Yoga studio at The Old Rectory Chulmleigh
The grotto at The Old Rectory Chulmleigh
Amanda Bunton profile picture
Supported yoga pose
Fresh herbs and spices prepared on a white wooden table
Woman enjoying a mindfulness reading moment
Relaxing lounge area at The Old Rectory Chulmleigh
Yoga blocks Cornwall Surf Yoga Retreat Wild Free
Meditation pose profile shot
relaxing in large bath
Four poster beds set in tranquil setting
The Old Old Rectory stone carved sign
The view of the house at The Old Rectory
Tennis court at The Old Rectory
Preparing facial treatments
Tanya Huq Wild & Free Adventures chef
Four poster bed with Devon views
Coconut and chocolate treats
Vegan salad with cashew nuts
The dining room at The Old Rectory
Handful of wild flowers
Outdoor swimming pool
Period bathroom at The Old Rectory
The Old Rectory Chulmleigh
Beautiful gardens at The Old Rectory
Games room at The Old Rectory
Dining room space
The Old Rectory outside eating
Stunning double bedroom at The Old Rectory
Tranquil bedroom space
Relaxing double bedroom
Mindfulness moments in chair
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 -   £595 single occupancy

Luxury private room all to yourself with double bed, ensuite 




Private Room for 2 - £1100 double occupancy

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


Shared Room for 1 -   £480 single occupancy 

Luxury shared room with like minded people (single bed), one double bed, ensuite 


Dates - Please arrive on Friday in time for an evening yoga class and dinner. The retreat will finish on Monday after a morning yoga class or surf and breakfast. 


Deposit - If you wish to reserve your place a 25% deposit is required. The remaining payment can then be paid in full 2 months 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. 

Wild and Free Surf and Yoga Retreats Philly Lewis Alan Stokes Surf and yoga retreat in cornwall
Wild and Free Surf and Yoga Retreats Philly Lewis Alan Stokes Surf and yoga retreat in cornwall
Wild and Free Surf and Yoga Retreats Philly Lewis Alan Stokes Surf and yoga retreat in cornwall
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