Retreats and events now scheduled at Ashley Court in Devon for 2019 - see below

 Ashley Court 

Ashley Court is a small Regency estate, which has remained almost unchanged for 200 years. You can step back to a time when life revolved around the simple pleasures of a walled kitchen garden, woodlands and apple stores, horses, chickens and ancient oak trees. Your bedrooms are ‘backstairs’ in the old service quarter or in the grander front of the house. Take tea in the morning room and dinner in the dining room. Meditate by the grand Cork Oak or wander through the meadow, take time out with the horses or work in the kitchen garden. We have a large yoga room and ample space for relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation. Come and visit us for a weekend of good yoga, good food and good company.

I enjoyed every minute of it-- the beautiful yoga and qigong-- time in your enchanting woods, fields and walled garden-- the personality-filled cats and horses-- the outstanding and plentiful meals-- the splendid house-- spending time with all of you lovely folks ! Thank you for making everything so well organized, relaxed, peaceful and cozy and yet perfectly spacious, delicious and delightful! - Megan

Retreat dates for 2019

September 27th - 29th  - with Charlotte Preston

October 11th - 13th -  Art weekend with Sue Carter

November 9th - 15th - Bread making course with Paul Merry

Please email for more details or to book.

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Autumn yoga weekend with Charlotte Preston.  Sept 27th - 29th

Restorative and relaxing yoga for all levels.  Take some time out to restore your equilibrium.  Yoga classes, autumnal walks in the woods and fields, bonfires, time to sit by open fires and relax.  Charlotte will be teaching a mix of gentle restorative classes, with some stronger practices during morning sessions.  Good food, good company and good vibrations.  Please email for booking and prices.

Art Weekend with Sue Carter.  October 11th - 13th

A weekend of Art tuition with Sue Carter.  Classes will include preliminary sketches in charcoal, pastels and graphite. Main artwork in water colours/mediums of your choice.
Subject matter – House interiors/exteriors – gardens, trees, flowers, farm animals etc.
Sue’s paintings result from her own responses to natural forms. She loves to paint around the UK’s beauty spots and elsewhere. A large element of her teaching is to get students to paint from life, and to find expression from within themselves. This weekend is open to all levels. Come and enjoy the wonderful surroundings and have a go at producing your own unique artworks.  Email for booking and prices.

As an artist all my life, my paintings result from my own responses to natural forms: flowers, plants, wildlife, human figures, portraiture, land and seascapes.I love to paint all around the UK's beauty spots and when ever I travel....I sell my original paintings, prints and greeting cards throughout north London galleries, shops craft fairs and from my own joint and solo exhibitions. My adult and children's Art classes run from my N8 studio. A large element of my classes is to get students to draw and paint from life. We often work 'en plein air' outside in local areas of natural beauty including Hampstead Heath and Alexandra Palace. We also study major Artists' work in the studio and visit/work from their pieces in central London exhibitions. This weekend of art and yoga is open to all levels, just come, relax, enjoy the wonderful surroundings and have a go at producing your own artworks in response to all the amazing reference in this unique location......enjoy!

Bread making course with Paul Merry.  November 9th - 15th

Paul Merry is a master craftsman who has been involved with craft baking and masonry ovens for over forty years, and has been teaching courses for nearly 20. This course will feature a different theme each day, enabling many different types and styles of bread to be undertaken, along with their widely different techniques. - quicker breads made with darker flour - sponges and slow breads -sourdough - breads of Britain, France, Italy, and Nordic countries - festive breads and Christmas baking-flatbreads and pizza - yeasted pastries – croissants, Danish, brioche. Suitable for any level of experience

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Contact Nigel for more details about venue and accommodation