Men's 5 day naked yoga holiday in Cornwall 2022

When: Fri 4th November 2022 5pm -> Wed 9th November 2022 11am
Where: near Rock, Cornwall, UK

Price: see below

Payment Method: Bank Transfer

Difficulty: Mixed ability, everyone welcome

For the first time, Brewer Street Yoga is collaborating with Matt - The Bearded Naked Yogi to offer a fantastic and varied week-long men’s naked yoga and meditation retreat in Cornwall.

Who this holiday retreat is for:

This retreat is for men who are interested and eager to discover more about themselves in a safe, non-judgemental environment. It’s no problem if you haven’t done yoga or meditation, or if you’re an experienced yogi who knows their way around a yoga mat - everyone is welcome at this fantastic event.

Matthew will be teaching alongside fellow BSY teacher Marc and both are delighted to be joined by Matt - The Bearded Naked Yogi.

Matt is a dedicated practitioner and teacher of hatha yoga (Himalayan style) and Atma Kriya meditation with a deep understanding of spiritual philosophy from a number of traditions.

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Our inspiring retreat will take place over 6 days and 5 nights in the village of Rock on the North Cornish coast, famed for its charming fishing villages, local eateries and stunning beaches, guests will be staying in a large, stunningly appointed property set within beautiful grounds and close to the Camel Estuary.

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Why naked?:

Yoga is about deepening our understanding of ourselves, the world around us, and our place in that world.  Without the physical shield of clothes it's much easier to connect with that sense of self as we can more easily put aside the mental shield we all have in our daily lives. We're all on the same level, so no judgement can be made about who we are by the outward signs we choose to cover ourselves with.  

Meditating and practising yoga whilst naked as a member of a group of other naked men is a life-affirming and deeply liberating experience. 

What's included:

  • 5 nights accommodation in a shared room (double or twin), arrive Fri afternoon, depart Wed Morning.

  • Full and varied programme of daily yoga with three teachers; meditation, pranayama, asana.

  • Three full and hearty meals a day: delicious home cooked Ayurvedic inspired menus (and wine with dinner).

  • A yoga mat for your practice.

  • All bedding/towels etc.

What's not included:

  • Travel to the venue.

  • yoga props - if you like to practice with bricks, blocks, or straps please bring your own with you.

The Yoga/Meditation:

There will be three sessions each day. All are optional, it's your holiday!  We'll start each day with a gentle wake up moving meditation.  After breakfast there will be a more engaged session taking us up to lunchtime.  The afternoons are free time. Then a more dynamic session before dinner, except on one evening when there will be a sound bath meditation led by Marc after dinner to take us to bed time.

The Venue:

Surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside Buzza Vean, our accommodation for this wonderful retreat, enjoys a unique position where peace and quiet and convenience come hand in hand. Here you will be just moments away from everything Rock has to offer, from shops and restaurants to stunning beaches and glorious coastal walks, whilst also remaining secluded and private within its own mature gardens. 

The property is a spacious and bright with interiors of slate, wood and white-washed walls with extensive facilities and tastefully appointed bedrooms, many of which enjoy beautiful countryside views.

 

A large, vaulted, ground-floor yoga space will provide plenty of room for our practice.

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Pricing:

Price is based on the level of accommodation your choose. 

  • Shared Master bedroom with ensuite @ £925 pp

  • Shared Twin room with ensuite @ £895 pp

  • Shared Twin with shared bathroom @ £825 pp

  • Shared room (1 king/1 bunk bed) with shared bathroom @ £795 pp

  • Shared double room with ensuite @ £850 pp

Single Supplements are available for an additional £250 on the listed price.

A 20% deposit is required to secure your space with the remaining 80% balance to be cleared four weeks ahead of the start date of this retreat.

Payment is via BACS (UK Sterling account holders).

Bookings are direct through Matt -The Bearded Naked Yogi, and to secure your space for this very special event please click the email button above, provide us with your contact details, accommodation preference and any dietary requirements and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

Getting There:

  • Driving is the most straightforward way and there's plenty of parking, but we'd prefer you to car share if possible. 

  • By train is also very straightforward with Bodmin Parkway being approx 40 mins away. We arrange a complimentary transfer service from Bodmin Parkway for those arriving on the 4pm train and departing on the 11.30am train. Transfers from other trains are available but may incur a charge,

  • Newquay airport  is 30 mins from the house, so flying is also an option.

The Food:

We'll be looked after by BSY yoga teacher and chef extraordinaire Marc, a professional chef and owner of the award winning Blue Tomato Cafe in nearby Rock!  He will provide a healthy breakfast, hearty lunch, and delicious dinner.  

 

Meals will be served in the dining room or on the terrace if the weather is fine.  This is a holiday so there are no restrictive diets: meat and dairy will be available for those who choose though the food will be predominantly Ayurvedic, and wine will be served with dinner for those who would like.

 

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements and we'll do what we can to accommodate.  

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What to wear/Bring:

You're welcome to be naked as much or as little as you wish (it's  compulsory for the yoga) and the house is well insulated and warm with log fires and a hot tub, so you won't get cold! 

Yoga mats are provided,  but no other accessories.

How many students will there be? 

The retreat is limited to 12 yogis.  I expect demand to be high, so get in early!

Coronavirus

When attending a retreat with BSY all students must comply with the standard Student Covid Safe Declaration as detailed here, and also comply with the following:

  • Confirm you have been fully vaccinated in line with the current UK vaccine schedule by showing your NHS Vaccine Card or Immunisations record via the NHS app

  • No exemptions are permitted under any circumstances

  • You must undertake a lateral flow self test and show a negative result on arrival at the retreat venue and again on day three. You must provide these test kits yourself: please bring two test kits with you to the retreat. 

Terms and Conditions

  • You MUST comply with the Student Covid Safe Declaration as detailed here, and agree to any procedures that are put in place by law between booking and the date of the retreat.

  • In the event that this holiday is cancelled for reasons beyond our control a full refund (including deposit) will be given.

  • Coronavirus: in the event of a national lockdown and lettings in Cornwall being prohibited your deposit will be fully refunded, however deposits cannot be refunded due to change of personal circumstances or any other regional restrictions that may affect your ability to attend the  retreat. 

  • A non-refundable deposit of 20% will secure your reservation. Full payment is required by one month prior to the start of the retreat. 

  • We accept no liability for loss, damage, injury or illness, which may occur during the holiday or travelling to or from the holiday. All yogis are strongly recommended to have their own travel insurance to cover any loss or injury, including repatriation if necessary. It is advisable to take out travel insurance in the event that you have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • We reserve the right to make any changes to our program, courses or teachers. Alternative arrangements are offered to the best of our ability but if not taken up, we do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred, including airfare.

  • We ask that you inform us if you have any particular pre-existing injury or illness that is relevant to the yoga practice. We advise that if you are feeling any pain or illness during class that you stop and rest.