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New Year Yoga & Meditation Retreat in stunning Dorset Countryside

This safe haven is the perfect environment for enabling new beginnings and meeting like-minded people, while you immerse yourself in yoga and guided-meditation and eat delicious organic home cooked food. Let’s welcome in the new year with energy, refreshment and an open mind — what greater start than a relaxing retreat in the beauty of nature!


Gaunts House6410791
Petersham Ln, Gaunts, Dorset Wimborne, GB BH21 4JQ

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Dec 30 to
Jan 2
2016 - 2017
15:30 pmto15:30 pm

Arrival 3.30pm on 30th December 2016

Depart 3.30pm on the 2nd January 2017

For full travel details go to Gaunts House website:



New year retreat ( 3 nights ) : £395 shared room - £435 Single. The bathrooms are communal. Shared ensuite rooms are available at £40 extra or Single ensuite at £50 extra. The cost includes all yoga & meditation classes, goal setting workshop, gui

Full Description

Gaunts House has the fortune of being situated on a heavenly estate of protected Dorset countryside totalling nearly 2000 acres. The estate has a four-acre lake as well as many acres of private woods which, in the spring, are full of life and carpeted with bluebells. The grounds are cared for in an environmentally friendly way, and are open for all to indulge in the tranquillity and enjoy country walks

Yoga, Meditation & Relaxation:

There will be morning yoga classes with more gentle evening sessions, followed by guided mindfulness meditation, Pranayama (Ancient Yogic breathing techniques) and deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra).

On New Year’s Eve, we’ll be doing a ‘manifesting your dreams NLP workshop’ in the evening, to set you inspirational goals for the year ahead. We’ll see in the new year with a seated candle ceremony and celebrate with some bubbly afterwards, to keep those fireworks crackling within!

If you’re looking for fulfilment this New Year’s and want to let go of old patterns which are no longer serving you, this retreat will ensure that the fireworks don’t fizzle out at midnight. Make your new year a special one!

My retreats attract every level of practitioner. I always have a mixture of people attending. I can cater for beginners to advanced. The style of Yoga varies too as I’ve trained in quite a few disciplines, such as Sivananda ( Hatha style ) and Ashtanga. I really work with the feel of the group and meet the needs and requirements of my class participants in that moment, adapting with modifications or more challenging versions of the postures for those who want the option.

We'll start with a 2 hour yoga & meditation session on Friday night to ease us into the weekend, followed by dinner. Yoga will be held in the ballroom. In the classes, I will be giving personal adjustments to correct postures and guiding you through the breath ( pranayama ) and meditation. Please bring your own mats. Thank you


Typical Schedule
3.30pm arrival
4.30-6.30pm – Introductions. Yoga, meditation & relaxation class
6.30pm dinner and welcome talk at 7.30pm
( You can help yourself to Tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit anytime )

8-9.30am yoga class
9.30am breakfast – 
Free time to socialise, do country walks, relax or book a massage/yoga 1-1 session ( extra cost )
4.00pm – 6.00pm – New Year Workshop & guided meditation, relaxation class
6.30pm – dinner
11.30pm Meditation circle in the ballroom to see the New Year in followed by celebrations!

8-9.30am Yoga class
9.30am breakfast
10.30am Guided country walk ( optional ) or free time to socialise,relax or book a massage/yoga session ( extra cost )
1.00pm Lunch
4.00pm – 6.00pm – Yoga, meditation, pranayama and yoga nidra session
6.30pm- Dinner

8-9.30am Yoga class
9.30am breakfast
Free time to socialise, do country walks, relax or book a massage/yoga session ( extra cost )
12-1pm Final group meditation
1.00pm Lunch
3.30pm time to say goodbye

Facilities at Gaunts House:
Drawing Room – This room has an extensive collection of books, audios and videos from
around the world available and free to all.

Sanctuary – The Library and other Quiet Rooms are available 24 hours/day.

Swimming Pool – Open-air, heated in summer ( not in use in the winter months )

On Gaunts Estate – Extensive Woodland and wildlife
3 miles River Allen
Private chalk, gravel & sand quarries
River Springs

There is also free parking and Wifi.

Please send a non refundable/transferable deposit of £150 to Ladan Soltani by bank transfer. Email me for details: The balance will be due by 28th October 2016. If you wish to pay in instalments, please let me know in advance and I can make arrangements. All Bookings made after the cut off dates should be paid in full.

Please note any cancellations made 1 month before the starting date is transferrable (excluding the deposit). Thereafter the full amount is non-refundable.

Friday 14th – Monday 17th April 2017
Friday 26th – Monday 29th May 2017