Close your eyes and listen... listen to the waves as they flow over you pulling you into the dance of harmony and bliss...

The Yoga and Mindful Sound classes will take you through an integrated journey of movement, breath and sound to help clear out tension and invite energy, freshness and rejuvenation into your whole being. Singing bowls have been used in ancient cultures for thousands of years. The harmony of sounds will enhance your relaxation experience and will take your meditation practice to the next level.


By vibrating in rhythm with the breath to a particular sound that is proportional to the creative sound, or sound current, one can expand one’s sensitivity to the entire spectrum of vibration. It is similar to striking a note on a stringed instrument. In other words, as you vibrate, the Universe vibrates with you.
— Yogi Bhajan

What to Expect

Friday is Welcome Day:
1pm: Welcome drinks and tapas!
3pm-4pm:Time to settle-in and check out the sights and experience!
4:30pm-6pm: Sound Yoga and mindfulness practice.
7pm: Dinner
8pm-10pm: Chilling in the Luxury!

Saturday is Hiking Day:

8am-9am: Rise with a deliciously energising smoothie/breakfast and tea/coffee.
10am-12pm: Sound Yoga and mindfulness practice.
1pm Lunch
2-5:00pm: Hike to Haverigg Beach.
7pm: Dinner!
8pm-10pm: Chilling in the Luxury!
 
Sunday is Pamper day:
8am: Rise with a rejuvinating smoothie.
9am-10:30am: Sound Yoga and mindfulness practice.
11am: Brunch!
12:00pm - 4pm Booked Included 30min Massage, beauty treatments (unincluded but must be booked) and/or explore/walking etc.
4pm-6pm: Sound Yoga (yin & yang) and mindfulness practice.
7: 00pm: Dinner!
8:30pm-10pm: Chilling in the Luxury and packing!

Monday is Goodbye:
8am-9am: Rise with a deliciously energising smoothie/breakfast and tea/coffee.
10am-11am: Yoga and mindfulness practice.
11:30am Cab to Millom Station


Meet the teachers

  Hope Bastine  is a game changing mindfulness-based therapist. Born on the foot of the Pyrenees, raised in India, and consolidated her education in Europe - she is the embodiment of East-meets-West. As barefoot child of India, she understands the compass of cultural diversity.  What has been her constant in the face of an ever-changing environment is her  spiritual practice.  After having trained as a neuropsychologist, Hope went on to teach psychology. Influenced by her yoga teacher, Jason Crandell, and mindfulness teacher, Dr Patrizia Collard, she set up a  London-based wellbeing company, Fresh Perception . She offers spiritual psychotherapy, corporate Mindfulness training, and wellbeing yoga retreats. She is currently researching her thesis on the personal growth of Meditation and Yoga.

Hope Bastine is a game changing mindfulness-based therapist. Born on the foot of the Pyrenees, raised in India, and consolidated her education in Europe - she is the embodiment of East-meets-West. As barefoot child of India, she understands the compass of cultural diversity.  What has been her constant in the face of an ever-changing environment is her spiritual practice. After having trained as a neuropsychologist, Hope went on to teach psychology. Influenced by her yoga teacher, Jason Crandell, and mindfulness teacher, Dr Patrizia Collard, she set up a London-based wellbeing company, Fresh Perception. She offers spiritual psychotherapy, corporate Mindfulness training, and wellbeing yoga retreats. She is currently researching her thesis on the personal growth of Meditation and Yoga.

  Szilvia  is a sound-based yoga teacher with a proven background in health and fitness. Her classes are much loved and light and fun.

Szilvia is a sound-based yoga teacher with a proven background in health and fitness. Her classes are much loved and light and fun.


THe Food


Testimonials

 

"We then came to Black Combe Mountain... were we really going to climb right to the top? Yes we were, it was the most exciting yet painful experience, I don't know how I did it, but we all encouraged each other... Once reaching the top I did little jig for successfully completing the difficult task, we climbed a staggering 1,804 feet - 500ms and it was very steep but had really good paths to walk on, we stayed at the top for a while wrote our names on a piece of slate by the monument and some of us did a brief mindful meditation. How exhilarating!"

~ Bei

"...a gentle yoga and meditation session held in candle light aimed at loosening us up and getting us ready for bed. This was amazing and we all wandered back to our beds in a pretty blissed out state, after we treated ourselves to a little slice of celebratory raw cheesecake (it's all about balance, right?!). Whilst the nighttime yoga was the element of the weekend that resulted in Dan feeling the biggest, positive energy shift, the hike was definitely the catalyst for me." 

~ Hayley

"Well, the festivities are over, we're all back to work full-time, and it feels like it will never stop raining! Time to plan the next holiday… I'm hoping to attend another yoga retreat with fantastic class leader, Hope Bastine. Her Lake District retreat was a highlight of 2015 for me."

 ~ Karen Byrom

“A fantastic and worthwhile experience. Hope is a very compassionate and knowledgeable professional and she guides you gently through a period of change. Mindfulness isn’t just a course, it’s a new way of living and working and it has helped me manage my stress and my depression in a way which feels more normal and pleasant. I would highly recommend Mindfulness and I would certainly recommend doing it with Hope.”

— Safety Coordinator, Pret A Manger

 

“I accompanied my mother on Hope’s September retreat and enjoyed every minuet of it. The retreat included a combination of healthily dishes, indulgent desserts and twice a day yoga sessions, which will leave you reinvigorate and centred and thats not to mention the hot top. The trip opened up opportunities to meet like minded people and infused a little sole searching. I can’t fault the retreat and it’s incredibly good value for money considering the quietly of accommodation and food. The only issue is, you’ll find it hard once back at your local sessions, to get to that place in you mind that Hope sessions take you to.”

— Stephanie Blundlell, Project Manager at Clear Village

 

“I attended the Fresh Perception retreat in the Lake District which was lead by Hope Bastine. I had been to a couple yoga classes prior and this by far the best I have ever attended (to this day the experience is incomparable). Hope paid attention to detail, was extremely patient and ensured that each participant was safe and doing the exercise correctly, speaking at the correct times which helped the group. The ambience set by Hope was amazing and the experience assisted me to this day as it initiated a start in me regularly practicing yoga as a way to successfully combat depression and assist me with relaxing which has improved my life. I think that Hope is an excellent teacher and definitely recommend her.”

— Mark Gentles, Entrepenuer


Traveling to High Lowscales Farm

If you are taking the train:

We will be receiving guests at 12pm Friday 25th November. You will need to book your ticket to go to Millom Station. Check out is by 11am Monday 28th November so you will need to book you return train accordingly.

The following Millom-based taxi companies are available (leave 15-30min to be safe):

Sal’s Taxis: 01229 776367   D&G Private Hire: 01229 777399  Pete’s Taxis: 01229 774995    M & V Cars: 01229 773085

If you are driving:
Directions to High Lowscales Farm, Millom, Cumbria LA18 5JL:

If you are using SatNav, please check that the address or postcode does not send you on the bridleway to the north of the farm (which is not suitable for cars)! If you are in doubtit may be better and to follow a map and the Directions below as you get closer to the Farm (or to enter Lat: 54¤13’25” N, Long: 3¤16’31” W (which are the coordinates for the right hand turn* off the A5093):

  • From the east/Kendal you will approach on the A595. At Hallthwaites turn left onto the A5093 signposted towards Millom.
  • Continue for a couple of miles through The Green and The Hill. ½ mile after passing Underwood House B+B and Ghyll Scaur Quarry on the right hand side turn right* at Low House farm on to a minor road.
  • Go uphill for a few hundred metres to the top of the hill. Just after the top of the hill turn right onto the single track farm road (by a Public Footpath sign signposted towards “Lowscales Bank”) and over the cattle grid.
  • Drive very slowly and take care as the road is narrow with some blind humps and only a few passing places. Continue up the road and over a second cattle grid. Drive VERY SLOWLY when the road bends to the left and forks.
  • Take the RIGHT FORK and continue up the road through a gate (please shut the gate) and drive VERY SLOWLY when approaching the blind hump. Continue past some farm outbuildings on the left, over a third cattle grid and up to the Farm. You will see the Farmhouse up to your left and a big barn to your right.

Terms and conditions

1.) Please have mutual respect for each other, each other’s property, and the facilities. You must keep all furnishings and fittings inside and outside the Property as you find them at the beginning of your stay. The Property must be left in the same clean state in which you found it you found it in. Breach of these conditions may result in us making an additional charge for cleaning and/or any damage or loss. You are expected to show due consideration for other people, not to abuse the Property or behave in an inappropriate, rude, dangerous or offensive behaviour. Attendance can be refused or you may be asked to leave before the end of your stay. If this happens we will treat your booking as having been cancelled by you and you will not be entitled to a refund or compensation. It is your responsibility to check the retreat meets your needs and we cannot be responsible for ensuring the retreat is entirely suitable for your needs.

2.) The itinerary will be posted in each room, you are responsible for taking part in the classes and activities, if you are not in a class etc. I will assume you want time to yourself etc).

3.)In making a Retreat booking you confirm that you understand that you attend the Retreat, undertake any activities (including yoga, meditation and hiking) and use any Retreat facilities (including the hot tub, gym and sauna) at your own risk.

4.) This is a semi-silent mindfulness-based retreat, so there will be periods of silence. Outside of periods of silence you will get the most out of healing experience if you have have meaningful, connected conversations with one another.

5.) In making a Retreat booking you confirm that you understand that neither Fresh Perception nor the owner or operator of any Retreat venue shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury occurring thereby.

6.) Compensation payments will not apply where we cannot fulfill our obligations due to circumstances beyond our control. This would mean any event we cannot foresee including riots, war or threat of war, terrorist activity, civil strife, natural or nuclear disaster, industrial dispute, adverse weather conditions, fire, epidemic or health risk.

7.) Any booking obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of any payments made and the party will not be permitted to check in to (or will be asked to leave) the Property.

8.) The deposit of £150 is non-refundable. The remaining balance of £250 is required 4 weeks prior to commencement of the Retreat. If you do not submit the balance four weeks prior, the place will automatically become available to the public. If for any reason you can not attend you may transfer your place to some else at your own arrangement and expense.

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