THE PRACTICE

The practice is an holistic approach to our emotional and physical well-being. Each of the four components inter-connect, compliment and improve the quality and efficiency of the practice itself. For example; the walking in nature helps us to immerse ourselves in the silence, the silence prepares us to work more deeply in our meditation and the yoga, that is gaining a better understanding of ourselves and our place in this world, emerges from the first three.

WALKING

The walks are up to two and a half hours long, 'moderate' in rambling terminology. The exertion helps to cleanse and nourish the body and breath. The rhythm of the walking in silence helps the mind to unwind. The iconic landscape along with being in nature awakens our spirit, the intuitive part of ourselves that in the noise of everyday life rarely gets heard.

YOGA

In today's world Yoga is regularly interpreted as a physical practice alone when in fact the physical practice of 'Asana' is the first step towards gaining a deeper understanding of our true nature. Preparing the body through postures, breath work and movement enables us to bring about an equilibrium in mind, body and spirit that prepares us for meditation.

MEDITATION

Gives us a better understanding of the mind, the opportunity to observe our thoughts and to learn how to focus our awareness. There are many forms and styles of meditation and over the retreat there will be the opportunity to experience different practices and approaches.

SILENCE

This might seem a little strange and peculiar to you if you have not experienced it before but actually it is a vey helpful container in which we can let go of the  habitual conditioning that drives our behaviour. Letting go of the many distractions and responsibilities that fill our lives gives us the opportunity to develop a self-awareness as well as to nourish and restore ourselves.

WALKING

The walks are up to two and a half hours long, 'moderate' in rambling terminology. The exertion helps to cleanse and nourish the body and breath.  The rhythm of the walking in silence helps the mind to unwind.  The iconic landscape along with being in nature awakens our spirit, the intuitive part of ourselves that in the noise of everyday life never gets heard.

YOGA

In today's world Yoga is regularly interpreted as a physical practice alone when in fact the physical practice of 'Asana" is the first step towards gaining a deeper understanding of our true nature.  Preparing the body through postures, breath work and movement enables us to bring about an equilibrium in mind, body and spirit that prepares us for meditation.

MEDITATION

Gives us a better understanding of the mind, the opportunity to observe our thoughts and to learn how to focus our awareness.  There are many forms and styles of meditation and over the retreat there will be the opportunity to experience different practices and approaches.

SILENCE

might seem a little strange and peculiar to you if you have not experienced it before but actually it is a vey helpful container in which we can let go of the  habitual conditioning that drives our behaviour. Letting go of the many distractions and responsibilities that fill our lives, gives us the opportunity to develop a self awareness as well as nourish and restore ourselves.

UPCOMING RETREATS

12 January 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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15 January 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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16 February 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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16 February 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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19 February 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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16 March 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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19 March 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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8–10 April 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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13–15 May 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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10–12 June 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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8–10 July 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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23–25 September 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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8–10 April 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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13–15 May 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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10–12 June 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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8–10 July 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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23–25 September 2022
A weekend silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food, refreshments and your choice of accommodation.
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12 January 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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15 January 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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16 February 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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19 February 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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16 March 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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19 March 2022
A one day silent retreat at Gayles. Price is per person and includes all teaching, food and refreshments.
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WELCOME GUESTS

When you come to Gayles you are welcome guests sharing our family home; we respect that you are investing in yourself and we hope that you will have a fulfilling and enjoyable time here.

With this in mind, we ask that you also respect the space, participate fully in the activities and are mindful of the others in your group. Our retreats look to allowing you time and space to reconnect with yourself and the world around you in a warm, supportive and extraordinarily beautiful environment.

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Frequently asked questions

Is it ok for me to use electronic devices on a WYMS retreat at Gayles?
How many people attend each retreat?
Do your retreats qualify for CPD points?  
What style of Yoga Asana do you teach?
What level of experience do I need?  
What happens if I want/need to talk?