1 Day | Forest Mere | From £140pp

Festive Fusion Day Retreat

with Carla Williams

This beautiful festive wellbeing day retreat is suitable for all levels. During the day you will experience a variety of yoga classes, one morning energising flow yoga and one afternoon Yin Yoga session, and restorative, deeply meditative practice. As well as a spiritual wellbeing workshop.

The first session will focus mainly on a Shakti organic flow of yoga postures working stringing poses together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. The second session will focus mainly on relieving stress and tension.

Yin is the feminine, passive, receptive, reflective, withdrawn, cool, introspective aspects of life. The Yin yoga practice will incorporate to penetrate deep into connective tissue expanding flexibility while invigorating the energy centers of the body (nadis) to release blockages and increase your chi energy flow both practices will aid any anxiety, insomnia, self- esteem and it will also teach you valuable relaxation techniques.  


This retreat is set in the beautiful setting of Forest Mere and will provide you with the opportunity to work on your individual issues whilst being in a friendly group; Carla will be available throughout the day for questions and advice.

About Carla

This yoga retreat is led by yoga teacher Carla Williams and Guests teachers.

Teaching Yoga and dance for over 20 years, Carla is Champneys in house yoga and meditation specialist. Carla continues her work outside hosting retreats in Tuscany, Italy, Ibiza, Spain and at numerous locations around the south coast.

She also enjoys working within the community - youth yoga and mindfulness workshops for teens and young children as well as dance and drama.

Retreat inclusions

Day Schedule

This retreat is set in a beautiful setting and will provide you with the opportunity to work on your individual issues whilst being in a friendly group; Carla will be available throughout the day for questions and advice.

This retreat will give you the opportunity to:

  • Learn how yoga can enhance good health
  • Learn breathing techniques to support a healthy mind reducing stress and anxiety
  • Take home relaxation techniques to aid a healthy night sleep
  • Learn specific poses and routines to bring vitality to the body
  • Correct your posture alignment
  • Enjoy a mind spa as you immerse yourself in a soul-soothing sound healing bath 
  • Want to learn something new in a beautiful, relaxing environment  
  • Learn how yoga can help to ease aches and pains, enhance sleep, reduce stress and increase overall vitality


Why do yoga?


The short answer is that yoga makes you feel better. Practicing the postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes you healthier in body, mind and spirit. Yoga lets you tune in, chill out, shape up - all at the same time.


Specifically, research shows that yoga helps manage or control anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, stress and other conditions and diseases.

Yoga also...

  • Improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Boosts self esteem
  • Improves concentration and creativity
  • Lowers fat
  • Improves circulation
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Creates a sense of wellbeing and calm

And that's just the surface stuff. In fact, most of the benefits mentioned above are secondary to yoga's original purpose.

Developed in India, yoga is a spiritual practice that has been evolving for the last 5,000 years or so. Yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the classical language of India.

Standard inclusions

Spiritual Wellbeing Retreat Day
  • Welcome and light breakfast with juices
  • Healthy lunch
  • Access to the full range of Champneys fitness classes (additional charges apply)
  • Use of Champneys facilities
  • Option to add spa treatments
  • A fluffy robe to wear during your visit Champneys flip flops and tote to keep

Retreat inclusions

From £140pp
  • Shakti feel good flow yoga - learn how yoga soothes the central nervous system and boosts your natural immune system through flow exercise
  • Meditative Yin Yoga class - stretch and relax class into epic bliss while treating your body to chakra balance
  • A bliss full sound healing bath - your body will be immersed in sound to soothe the soul and relax the mind

Dates & locations

1 day | Forest Mere, Hampshire

1st December 2024

Book now

To book online, please call 0343 226 2222 or email cer@champneys.com