“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring:
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J. R. R. Tolkien
As we enter the Land of the Dragon Retreat, we’re going to get elemental and celebrate all that Earth, Air, Fire and Water have to teach us. Elements that are ever present in the stunning surroundings of Ty Gwyn, our home-from-home for this 5-night long weekend.
We’ll gaze at breath-taking views of the sea, we’ll feel the breeze on our face, be supported by the earth and enjoy a soak in the log fired hot tub or steam in the eco-friendly sauna overlooking the bay as the sun sets on the horizon.
Prepare for some serious rest and rejuvenation with Flow on this super special emersion into the stunning coastline of the Snowdonia National Park, Wales.
Our aim for this long weekend will be pure detachment of body and mind, taking us away from the everyday hubbub and enabling us to remember our connection to and embodiment of the elements. We’ll unplug from tech and chores and re-establish the joys of being “nature walking’. Having stopped the clock for this time together we can be sure to re-attach to our daily lives at the end of the retreat with a renewed vigour, clear perspective and light heartedness.
This 5-night retreat runs over the second May Bank Holiday in 2021. We will arrive at Ty Gwyn on Thursday 27th May in the afternoon and return home after brunch on Tuesday 1st June 2021. Should many of us all be travelling from Tunbridge Wells area we hope to organise a mini bus to share the journey together (at an additional shared cost).
PLEASE NOTE: Most school half term dates run for the second week and so you may like to consider organising for the family to meet you at the venue and continue your Welsh adventure after your retreat.
Ty Gwyn is a stunning big old house that will be exclusively ours for the retreat. It sleeps up to 30 but we are limiting our bookings to a maximum of 22 guests to give everyone plenty of space to stretch and breathe.
Ty Gwyn is situated in 5 acres of stunning grounds and the beach below the house is a 10 minute walk.
You can read all about the venue here. The house is situated on the north-west cost between Barmouth and Aberdovey, the postcode for the house is LL37 2QB.
Ty Gwyn have only recently created a bespoke Yoga Shala in the grounds, not unlike Flow. The Shala looks out over the sea and we can spill out onto the lawns if the weather is gracious.
Each day will include a 2-hour long morning practice of Yoga embodying the elements in our bodies and feeling how they can help to support and nourish us in our daily lives. Each evening we will enjoy a 90-minute pranayama, breathwork, meditation and Yoga Nidra practice before our shared evening meal. All classes will be taught by Flow Founder Lucy and we plan to weave in some sound and other evening events after supper on one or two of the evenings.
Alongside many water sports, the area offers world class mountain biking or more leisurely rides along the Mawddach Trail. The fastest zip line in the world is down the road and there’s an option of white water rafting at Bala (thirty minutes away) for those seeking adrenaline fuelled fun! There are also plenty of attractions for day trips out. Closer to the house are plenty of walks, beaches as well as the mountains and forests of Snowdonia National Park.
If all that sounds a bit adventurous there’s a cinema and games room right in our own house for a rainy afternoon or when a duvet day is calling.
We are hoping that Mel our in-house Massage Therapist will join us on this Dragon adventure and Ben, our Senior Osteopath will certainly be there with his treatment table ready and waiting to ease out any aches and pains.
We plan to make ourselves very much at home in Ty Gwyn and have the luxury of a range of rooms to choose from. All the bedrooms are beautifully decorated, have views over the grounds and are spread over three floors with ample bathrooms dotted around the house.
Choose which room suits you best:
A Single Booking
Your own double bedroom for £1,200 – ONLY 2 ROOMS AVAILABLE
A Double Booking
Sharing a double bedroom for £800 each – 3 ROOMS AVAILABLE
A Twin Booking
Each with a single bed in one room for £900 each – 4 ROOMS AVAIALBE
A Triple Booking
Each with a single bed in one room for £800 each – ONLY 1 ROOM AVAILABLE
All prices fully inclusive of food, facilities and yoga. Transport to and from the venue is at your own cost, although we hope that we all go together to reduce the cost and cut down on the environmental impact of us all travelling separately. This cost will be at a competitive rate spread evenly across all that are travelling together.
Please note: There are of course a limited number of each room type, so if you know what you want now please do book on ASAP to secure your chosen room for our stay.
You will be spoilt with delicious food cooked with love just for us by Vanessa, a friend of Flow and founder of Vanessa’s kitchen. Vanessa will treat us to colourful, nutritious and nourishing vegetarian food with some scrummy cake and special treats to enjoy alongside fresh salads and fun themed evening buffets.
There is plenty of space for us all to eat together in the grand banquet hall and for those who would like a tipple with their dinner we will have an honesty bar open each evening.
Should the weather permit there might just be some outside alfresco opportunities or BBQs around the fire pit as the night draws in.
Please let us know on booking if you have any specific dietary needs beyond the vegetarian food on offer.
The cost depends upon the room you choose:
Single booking for £1,200 (your own double bedroom)
Double booking for £800 each (sharing a double bedroom)
Twin booking for £900 each (each with a single bed in one room)
Triple booking for £800 each (each with a single bed in one room)
A £400 deposit will secure your space with payment plans available for paying the balance in two further installments over an agreed time.
As spaces are limited, and each room have specific prices, we ask that you contact Lucy to book your space. Lucy can then talk you through what’s available and then book you in.
Call Lucy before you book on 07976 439122 if you have any questions about the accommodation or you can email Lucy@flowtunbridgewells.com
All payments are non-refundable unless the retreat is cancelled by ourselves, or by the retreat venue, in which case the payments will be returned in full.
For information about our payments, cancellations and refunds policies click here.