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Yoga, Spirit and Power retreat

Yoga retreat group in gardenYoga, Spirit and Power, a weekend retreat with Roanna Harstad

Get in touch to find out more about Yoga, Spirit and Power retreats at The Martinsell Centre

Breathe … sweat … relax …

The perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of urban life, we invite you to join us for a rejuvenating weekend of yoga and meditation in the peaceful surrounds of a magical landscape which will help restore the free flow of healthy life energy.

Yoga, meditation and relaxation

Yoga asanaYoga retreats are a wonderful opportunity for you to find the inner peace you need. The Yoga, Spirit and Power retreat is focussed on reawakening your vitality while offering plenty of time for meditation and relaxation.

Each day begins with breathing exercises (pranayama) and the practice of physical postures (asanas), gradually building up into a dynamic and flowing yoga practice.

Afternoon sessions focus on the more subtle aspects of yoga, including deep relaxation (yoga nidra), which is followed by guided meditation and group work.

We will explore the wisdom and intelligence held in our bodies as a source of inspiration and teaching through meditation and ritual, while honouring our physical form as a foundation for practice.

Healthy vegetarian food

High quality vegetarian meals and refreshments prepared with love can be provided throughout the retreat so you benefit by eating healthy, delicious food that perfectly complements your yoga experience.

Beautiful, natural setting

Beautiful, natural settingThe Martinsell Centre is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Wiltshire.

This special and unspoiled environment offers you a wonderfully relaxed long weekend with a great sense of freedom.

There is plentiful walking amongst thousands of acres of surrounding chalk downland, as well as the opportunity to spend time at the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site incorporating Avebury henge, Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow as well as other important Neolithic earthworks, burial chambers and monuments.

The historic town of Marlborough, the ancient Savernake Forest and the beautiful West Woods, Kennet and Avon Canal and the town of Pewsey are all also close by.

Find out more about attractions near The Martinsell Centre

Tranquil, healing environment

Group roomThe retreat sessions take place in the studio, an atmospheric space filled with light and life.

Meals are eaten outside on the sunny terrace overlooking the centre’s peaceful gardens, where you’ll discover secret places to enjoy the birdsong or become lost in your own thoughts.

The Yoga, Spirit and Power retreat at The Martinsell Centre offers a fantastic combination of yoga, meditation and personal empowerment with delicious food and inspiring scenery to totally re-energize your life.

What to bring

You will need to bring some comfy clothes, possibly loose fitting bottoms and a t-shirt to allow you to move freely during yoga sessions.

Yoga mats are provided but feel free to bring your own if you have one.

Please also bring a throw or blanket for meditation and yoga nidra, a warm jacket and walking shoes for rambling on the Downs … and your lovely smile.

To find out more and book online please visit

This weekend has been such an affirmation of what is right in the world. It has been amazing to meet everybody and to go through such a powerful transformation together. [I have a] new sense of openness and dedication to my yoga practice and the new strong friendships I have made. Thank you Roanna for giving me this opportunity to progress. I'm not going home the same person.

Carolyn Sykes