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DEVON COUNTRYSIDE YOGA ADVENTURE

7 Days, 7 Nights

September 22 - 29, 2018  

Trip Overview

Join Ananda Expeditions for a 7-day/7-night yoga adventure in the Devon countryside in South West England. Enjoy daily Vinyasa yoga practices (all-levels), adventurous coastal hikes, a guided walk on the moors with a local guide, plenty of tea and scones, and ample time for relaxing.

From coastal cliffs and sandy beaches to the wide open spaces of the moors, from Exeter's cathedral to 3000-year-old stone circles, Devon enchants visitors with its diverse landscapes and storied past.

We have the privilege of lodging in a stately Victorian-era house located, conveniently, midway between Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. The house offers luxurious en-suite accommodations, comfortable sitting rooms, a beautiful yoga space, a hard-surface tennis court, a gym, a games room, and multiple outdoor lounging areas — including around the solar-heated salt-water pool. A professional, local chef will prepare us three locally-sourced meals daily.

Some of the memorable experiences and invigorating activities you'll get to look forward to include:

  • All-levels, "alignment flow" yoga practices (usually 2x per day) in the fully-equipped studio
  • Exploring the scenic moors and Bronze Age relics of Dartmoor National Park — which, at nearly 400 square miles, is England's largest open space — with a local guide
  • Hiking picturesque stretches of the Coastal Path in Exmoor National Park and in Cornwall
  • Visiting Tintagel Castle, reputedly King Arthur’s birthplace, and the historic fishing village of Boscastle on a day trip to Cornwall
  • Strolling a broad, sandy beach on the North Devon Coast
  • Touring an historic manor’s extensive gardens with the Head Gardener, then savoring an authentic Afternoon Tea in the finely-appointed salon

During your free time you can read in your bathtub or comfortable sitting area, walk the network of local trails, swim in the salt-water pool, and/or schedule and enjoy massage treatments on site.

Spots are limited, so register soon for an unforgettable, relaxed travel experience.

Then get ready to bask in the beauty of the English Riviera!

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Prices, per person

Early Bird (thru 8/1/18) / Regular

Double (1 king -or- 2 single beds)  $2495 / $2695
Deluxe Double (1 super king bed)  $2625 / $2835
Single (single bed)*  $3045 / $3285
Deluxe Single (king bed)*  $3385 / $3655
* limited availability

Triple (3 single beds)§  $1995 / $2155
§ Must sign up with roommates for triple option

Arrival: Fly from North America on Friday; Arrive in England and transfer to the house on Saturday

Departure: Anytime on Saturday
OR  Join the Add-On Itinerary (details below)

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Daily Schedule

Day 0 — Friday
Depart, if you're flying from North America (or elsewhere outside Europe), for the overnight flight to England.

Day 1 — Saturday
Plan to arrive into Exeter — an approximate 3-hour train ride from London — to catch the 4 PM group transfer to the house, or make your own way. Check-in at 4:30 PM. Settle into your room, then unwind with a relaxed, grounding yoga practice. Enjoy your first delicious meal before retiring for a good night's sleep.

Days 2 - 6 — Sunday - Friday
While the schedule is subject to change, here's an outline of the two types of typical days:


Variant 1:

  8:15 AM — Morning Yoga

  8:45 AM — Breakfast

  9:30 AM-4:30 PM — Day Trip

  • Exmoor Walk + Pub Lunch + Beach Walk
  • Guided Hike + Pub Lunch + Visit Exeter Cathedral
  • Tintagel Castle + Coastal Hike + Lunch Out

  5-7 PM — All-Levels Yoga Practice (including pose demonstrations and long savasana)

  7:30 PM — Dinner

Variant 2:

  9 AM — Breakfast

  10 AM-12 PM — Free Time

  12-1 PM — All-Levels Yoga Practice

  1 PM — Lunch

  1:30-5 PM — Free Time / Gardens Tour & Afternoon Tea

  5-7 PM — All-Levels Yoga Practice (including pose demonstrations and long savasana)

  7:30 PM — Dinner

 

Day 7 — Saturday
Enjoy a farewell breakfast. We'll check out at 10:00 AM. Then, transfer back to Exeter Train Station, or continue on your own way — OR join the Add-On Itinerary, detailed below.


EXPLORE CORNWALL

4-Day, 3-Night Add-On Itinerary

September 29 - October 2, 2018  

Add-On Itinerary Overview

**DETAILS & BOOKING COMING SOON!**

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Please contact Michael at mlh@anandaexpeditions.com if you have questions or need help with the registration process.


What’s Included:

Yoga Adventure:
  - 7 nights’ accommodation
  - 3 meals daily (except for 3 lunches)
  - Snacks and tea available throughout the day
  - All group transportation, including 1 scheduled transfer from/to Exeter on arrival and departure days
  - Daily, all-levels yoga practices (usually 30-min Morning Yoga & 90-min afternoon practice with pose demonstrations and long savasana), use of mats, props
  - Use of solar-heated outdoor salt-water pool, infrared sauna, tennis court, gym, and games room
  - Planned activities (including a guided hike in Dartmoor National Park, a day trip to the Cornish Coast, an Exmoor/beach outing, a gardens tour & Afternoon Tea), entrance fees, local guides
  - Wi-fi
  - Gratuity for local guides, and house and kitchen staff

Add-On Itinerary:
  - 3 nights’ accommodation
  - 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner (10/1)
  - All group transportation to accommodations and scheduled activities during add-on itinerary, including transfer to Exeter on 10/2
  - Optional yoga practices on 9/30, 10/1
  - Planned activities — including tours of the fortified mill and caves
  - Gratuity for local guides, and house and kitchen staff

What’s Not Included:

Yoga Adventure:
  - Airfare from/to your home city
  - Ground transportation to/from arrival airport to Exeter, and transfers from/to Exeter outside the 1 scheduled pick-up on arrival day and drop-off on departure day
  - 3 lunches out, and any other additional meals not mentioned in "What's Included"
  - Supplemental, personal activities (i.e. massages, shopping, etc.), including transportation
  - Short-term traveler's insurance
  - Other travel-related expenses

Add-On Itinerary:
  - Accommodation the night of 10/2
  - Meals not noted in “What’s Included”
  - Transportation to any departure city other than Exeter on 10/2
  - Supplemental, personal activities (i.e. shopping, optional activities), including any transportation
  - Other travel-related expenses


Payment Schedule & Cancellation Policy

- $600 deposit to reserve space
- Balance due June 1, 2018


Ananda Expeditions, Ltd. reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure in the event that cancellation is deemed necessary or wise. Such conditions might include, but are not limited to, insufficient participant registration or other logistical challenges that would negatively affect trip operation. The refund of all payments received shall release Ananda Expeditions, Ltd. from any further liability. Ananda Expeditions, Ltd. is not responsible for non-recoverable expenses incurred by clients in preparation for a cancelled trip, including airfare.

Cancellation Policy
Should circumstances arise that result in your canceling your reservation, Ananda Expeditions, Ltd. will refund payment less a cancellation fee as follows (computed based on date of receipt of written cancellation):

Cancellation Fee:
  $100 admin fee
  100% of deposit
  50% of trip cost
  100% of trip cost

  Days Prior to Trip:
   More than 120 days
   91 – 120 days
   46 – 90 days
   45 days or less