Bonhays yoga retreat, Dorset

6th - 9th May 2021

Morven and friends invite you to Bridport, Dorset in May for an intimate, relaxing three-night stay for up to 16 people at the beautiful Bonhays Retreat Centre. It is the ideal location for quiet reflection as Spring comes into full bloom. Tucked away in the quintessentially English countryside of Dorset and only a short journey from the beach, Bonhays offers a balance of comfort, contemplation and connection to Nature. 

the venue

Bonhays is a purpose-built retreat centre designed to support quiet reflection and wellbeing. It is set in the Marshwood Vale and beautiful rolling hills of west Dorset, just two miles from the sea and offers an indoor pool to luxuriate in during free-time. There are many beautiful country walks including the coastal path nearby, or if you prefer to stay closer to home you can rest in the living room, reading a book by the fire.

the yoga

The yoga sessions will be taught by Morven, with the first class on Thursday evening being a gentle practice for travellers, followed by a relaxing Yoga Nidra later in the evening to send you off to bed feeling grounded and sleepy. Each day we will start the day early with a morning walking or sitting meditation for early risers, followed by a wake-up holistic yoga practice before breakfast. The morning yoga will be more dynamic than the gentle evening sessions. Beginners and seasoned practitioners will be encouraged to explore their limits and deepen their understanding of the body in movement. We will explore the body in relationship to the Earth and space, playing with shapes and conversing with gravity. Much of this work involves developing interoception - your perception of your inner space - taking cues from the inner body about how we can move with more lightness, integrity and grace. Every yoga practice will include movement (asana), meditation (dhyana), relaxation and breath work (pranayama). 

On Saturday there will be an afternoon Mindfulness workshop and a gong bath in the evening. Sunday morning will begin with a meditation and a closing circle before having breakfast and saying goodbyes by 10am. 

the food

You will be served three delicious vegetarian meals per day, which will be eaten together as a group in the dining room. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know well in advance so we can accommodate you. 

the accommodation

Straw Cabins: 

Two cosy 2-bedroom cabins built from limewashed straw bale. Each cabin offers:

  • 1 double bedroom

  • 1 twin bedroom

  • Shower and loo

  • Galley kitchen and diner/sitting room

  • Lovely verandas overlooking the hills

The Stables:

A large building comprising single, double and twin accommodation with shared facilities. 

prices and booking

Single room accommodation £375 early bird until 1st August 2020 then £405

Shared room accommodation £340 early bird until 1st August 2020 then £370

Please contact Morven via the contact form below to request your booking form. Payment can be made in installments by arrangement 

Payments accepted include bank transfer and cheque

The retreat will run from 3pm on Thursday 6th May to 3pm on Sunday 9th May 2021

Morven is a registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Contact Yoga By Nature -

Morven Hamilton: info@yogabynature.org/ 07938 889028

14 Kensington Road, BS23 3QS