New Year New You Yoga Weekend in Oxfordshire

24 - 26 JANUARY 2020
From £415
Escape the winter blues at Poundon House for a wonderful yoga weekend in the UK.   Wrapped in the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding countryside, this yoga weekend provides the perfect opportuntiy to rest and recharge. Take this opportunity to immerse yourself in a full schedule and spectrum of yoga and practices, eat delicious, healthy vegetarian food, and return home feeling refreshed and restored. 
The focus of this yoga weekend will be on setting your intentions for the year to come.

The Venue

Poundon house is stunning and spacious; set within six acres of landscaped gardens on the edge of the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border. This Queen Anne style  House offers a luxury escape in the peace and tranquility of the countryside, with the bonus of being within easy reach of London, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, the Cotswolds and Bristol.
Once you arrive at Poundon House, you will feel immediately at home. Whether it is settling down in front of a roaring open fire, taking a long bath in one of the unique bathrooms or going for a quiet walk in the apple orchard, for over a century Poundon has been the perfect place to escape the bustle of city life.

The Yoga

Over the course of the weekend there will be four meditation sessions and four yoga sessions.  
The morning yoga practices will be be a dynamic, creative, playful and explorative ‘deep slow flow’ asana practice and will include meditation and pranayama.The afternoon sessions will be a mellower, soothing and nurturing practice, delving into areas such as yin yoga, restoratives, pranayama, chakras, yoga nidra and meditation.  This will be a deeply nourishing and blissful practice.
The focus of this weekend will be to clarify and build our positive intention and resolve for the year to come. Also a physical focus on cleansing, purifying and creating the space for change and transformation to happen in our lives.

Jeff has lots of experience teaching students of all levels. His depth of understanding, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely explore their edge and his love of pranayama and meditation will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally.



Things to do

In your free time between yoga sessions and mealtimes you have the opportunity to enjoy the grounds and surrounding countryside as there are lots of walking opportunities. There are lovely characterful bathrooms just inviting you to take a long soak, massages are available and there is a lovely, comfy lounge where you can curl up by the open fire with a book and a cup of tea. 


There are ten unique and beautifully restored bedrooms, two singles and the rest double/twins or triples.  The house has retained all of its original features so all bedrooms are without en-suites.  They all have their own style and are spacious with a luxurious feel but also comfortable and very relaxing.


You will be treated this weekend to a healthy feast of lovingly prepared  delicious, home cooked vegetarian food, which will nourish your body and your soul.  The food is largely vegan and gluten free but there will be eggs and dairy options available.




What my students say

"Thanks so much for such a great yoga weekend. It was just what I needed. I have felt very clear headed and a lot calmer since. I loved all the meditation and the asana practice too. I feel so much better physically and mentally from the weekend’s practices. Plus amazing food and group of people. I loved it". 


“Thank you Jeff for a wonderful weekend retreat. Your fresh and innovative approach to each class is always fun and inspiring. With such a mixed group of ages and stages it was great how there was something for everyone. I just want to go back and do it all again...!”


"Just wanted to say a huuuuuge thank you for an amazing weekend, it was really fantastic in every aspect. I absolutely loved the yoga of course, and well done for meeting everyone's needs as there was a mixture of levels. I loved that there was so much meditation and pranayama, and feel inspired to keep some of that up.  Awesome venue, delicious and plentiful food, I really enjoyed it"!


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Details & Booking


To book: 
T.07954 578 439

£415 per person based on 2 or 3 people sharing
£535 single occupancy, small double (limited availability)
£585 single occupancy, large double (limited availability)

If you are coming on your own and want to share we will put you with another person of the same sex.

A limited number of singles are available for a single supplement of £120 for a small double and £170 for a large double

A deposit of £200 is required to confirm your space or you can choose to pay the full amount if you wish.

The balance is due 6 weeks before the retreat  on 12 December 2019 and is payable by bank transfer.  Details will be provided on booking 


  • 2 nights  accommodation, 
  • 4  meditation sessions 
  • 4 yoga sessions,
  • Delicious homemade vegetarian food,  from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. 
  • Bathrobes and towels are included.

Not included:-

  • Massage treatments 
  • Taxis

All rooms are spacious, stunning and unique.  All rooms are non-ensuite. 


Typical Schedule

7.30 am  Morning Meditation  & Pranayama 

8.30am Breakfast

9am - 10.30am Free Time

10.45am Dynamic Morning Yoga 

1.15pm  Lunch 

1.30pm - 4.30pm Free Time

4.30 pm  Restorative Afternoon  Yoga 

7.00pm   Dinner

9pm Evening Mediation 

Arrival on Friday is from 4pm and the retreat will begin at 6pm with a welcome session and short yoga practice and dinner will be at 7.30pm.  You are free to go home after lunch on Sunday, approximately 2pm onwards.

During the free time you can relax, read, have bath, enjoy a massage or take a walk in the lovely countryside as you wish.

Poundon House, Poundon, Nr Bicester, Oxon, OX2 79B

By Car: Only about one hour from London, on the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire border. Poundon House is conveniently located near to the M40.

By Train: Nearerst train station is Bicster North.  Poundon House is only a 15 minute  (£12 - £20 depending on time of day ) taxi from the train station but is in the countryside surrounded by fields. 

Recommended Train times from London:

Departs: London Marylebone at 14.43
Arrives: Bicester North at 15.42.

Departs: Bicester North at 15:26
Arrives: London Marylebone at 16.18

If you book these trains we can help you connect with each other to arrange taxi shares

Taxi numbers for station transport:
Union Cars 01869 248248
Scenic Route 01296 738026
Apollo Cars 01869 323236



The deposit is refundable up until 6 weeks before the start of the retreat.  After that full payment is due and payments can only be refunded or transferred if the space can be filled.

Any refunds will be less a £60 admin fee.

Travel insurance

 It is a condition of this holiday that you purchase travel insurance which includes cancellation insurance. None of us can predict unexpected events in our lives: illness, family emergencies, work conflicts, etc.  By purchasing a comprehensive plan, you will ensure being covered in full should you need to cancel after the said cancellation period. 

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