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Yoga Retreats

We all need to retreat from our busy lives sometimes. A Yoga Retreat helps you connect with your true self; mind, body and soul.

The retreats take place in beautiful locations, with gorgeous views, surrounded by nature. You can expect nourishing yoga practices, nurturing meditations, delicious food and time for rest and relaxation.
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Explore the Elements
Day Retreat

Connect to the power of Earth, Water, Fire and Air

Sunday 25th September

9.30am - 6.30pm

Marwell Hotel, Colden Common, Winchester

Overview of the day

Yoga & Flow

Experience the different qualities of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space starting with some gentle, grounding yoga movements we will slowly build the energy as we explore the elements.

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Breath, Mantra & Meditation

Harness the breath and quieten the mind using yoga breathing, chanting  and meditation techniques. Come inwards to a place of strength, stillness and space.


Rest & Relaxation

Restorative Yoga, the sound of Tibetan bowls and a deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) session will leave you rested, refreshed and revitalised .



Special guest teacher "Curvaceous Carla" will be leading a KundaDance sesssion. Working through the chakras (energy centres in the body) this fun, uplifting, dance workout is a creative movement class combining Kundalini Yoga, Thai Chi and Qi Gong and is sure to get the circulation going!


Lunch & Refreshments

After savouring a delicious, nutritious lunch, there will be plenty of time and space for you to relax and nurture your body. Refreshments and snacks are included. 

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Jacuzzi / Sauna

We will have use of the hotel's pool, jacuzzi and sauna for the day. There will be time for a dip after lunch or you could arrive early or stay late to make the most of these facilities should you wish to.

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Woodland Setting

Get outside and breathe in the fresh countryside air. Walk amongst the trees or sit in one of the outside patio areas to enjoy the elements around you, first hand.

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The Details


Sunday 25th September 2022 - 9.30am - 6.30pm


​Located in the beautiful Hampshire countryside adjacent to Marwell Wildlife Park, Marwell Hotel is a colonial styled lodge set amongst surrounding woodland.


Marwell Hotel
Thompsons Lane
Colden Common
SO21 1JY

Click here for directions.

How much does it cost?

An investment of £85 is required for the day (£79 if you book and pay before 7th August)

This can be made in one payment or as an initial deposit and then a second payment for the balance.

Full payment must be received by 10th September 2022.


What's included?

  • A whole day of yoga and wellbeing guided by Jo Welch of Ananda Yoga. ​

  • A dedicated, airy, quiet room separate to the rest of the hotel.

  • ​Additional yoga props (bolsters, blocks and blankets) will be available to borrow.

  • ​Sessions will include aspects of Hatha Yoga, meditation, pranayama, chanting, Kundalini Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

  • ​Break out area with teas, coffee, cordials and snacks.

  • ​A deliciously nourishing buffet lunch in the Dining Room.

  • Use of the hotels leisure facilities (swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna).

  • ​Access to the surrounding woodland.

What's not included?

  • Travel to and from the venue (do say if you are interested in car sharing).

  • I recommend you bring your own yoga mat to build energy on (if you have your own personal blocks, blankets and bolsters, please bring them along too).​

​​Terms & Conditions

All sales for Ananda Yoga Retreats are final and refunds or exchanges will only be granted as required by law. If you cancel more than 14 days ahead of the retreat, your payments will be refunded less the deposit. Any cancellations within 14 days of the retreat will be non-refundable. Customers may re-sell or transfer lawfully acquired tickets at face value or less to another student and should inform Jo of the change of name.

If this retreat needs to be postponed due to COVID-19, bookings and payments will be fully transferable to a new date. If you are unable to attend on the new date, your payments will be refunded.

Allow me to renew your physical and mental energy with energising and soothing practices to put in your wellness toolkit.


Book now and have an uplifting and relaxing event to look forward to.

I can’t wait to see you there! 


Love & Light, Jo x

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(£79 Earlybird)

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The live classes are for your education and your enjoyment only. You are participating in the live class at your own risk. As part of your yoga journey it is important to select the appropriate level and benefit of class for your experience. You are encouraged to to take breaks when needed and/or when in doubt, don’t do sequences that you are even a little concerned about. If you have any health condition, please seek medical advice before taking any form of exercise. If you have any concerns, please let us know before hand.

If you feel unwell in any way or if you experience any discomfort during class, please stop the class and consult your health practitioner immediately. Remember that yoga is mostly a journey off the mat and into life, and it is a journey about taking responsibility for our own actions and cultivating self-knowledge. Only choose exercises which will nurture and support you, and please take responsibility for yourself and your current abilities during your practice. Remember that each day is different, and even if yesterday you were able to perform a movement, that is no indicator that the same exercise is possible today. Please move within your comfortable limits and if you’re in any doubt whatsoever, please seek medical advice.

We are not medical practitioners and we do not seek to offer medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before starting any new exercise. This is particularly important if you have any limiting condition at all or overweight, pregnant, nursing, regularly taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions. This website may is not tailored to your current physical and mental health. We do not accept any liability whatsoever for any injury or damage whatsoever, either during or after this retreat. Your participation in this retreat is entirely voluntary and at your own risk, and you agree to abide by the T&Cs of Movement for Modern Life.


Your payment will secure your place on this very intimate, special online retreat. No refunds will be made.

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