May Bank Holiday Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Dorset

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 Retreat in the stunning Dorset countryside


Join me for a long weekend of inspiring yoga at this peaceful venue to recharge the mind & body. You’ll leave feeling calm and energised

‘We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us’

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May yoga retreat

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).
All levels are welcome!




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

8-9.30am – yoga class
9.30am – breakfast
10.30am– free time to socialise, go for a country walk, relax or book a massage
1.00pm – lunch
4.00pm – 6.00pm – guided group meditation, pranayama ( breathing ) yoga nidra ( relaxation )
6.30pm – dinner

8-9.30am – yoga class
9.30am – breakfast
10.30am – free time to socialise, go for a country walk, relax or book a massage
1.00pm – lunch
4.00pm – 6.00pm – yin yoga, meditation, pranayama and yoga nidra session
6.30pm- dinner
8pm – Gong bath, sound therapy ( optional )

Bank Holiday Monday
8-9.30am – yoga class
9.30am – breakfast
10.30am – free time to socialise, go for a country walk, relax or book a massage
12-1pm – final group meditation
1.00pm – lunch
3.30pm – time to say goodbye

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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.
On Gaunts Estate – Extensive woodland and wildlife, 3 miles River Allen, private chalk, gravel & sand quarries and River Springs.

There is also free parking and WIFI


Gaunts House,
Petersham Ln, Gaunts,
BH21 4JQ

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The cost includes all yoga & meditation classes, guided country walk, accommodation, all 3 vegetarian meals and snacks ( you can help yourself to tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit anytime ) and a free copy of my book. LadanSoltani_HiRes

It is your responsibility to have an up to date fully comprehensive travel insurance.


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 March 26th 2017 for Bank Holiday May retreat. 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 more than 1 month before the starting date is transferrable (excluding the deposit). The full amount is non-refundable if its any less than a month.



Ladan is a rare combination: she is both a powerful, spiritual guide and teacher and also a thoroughly down-to-earth, gracious, warm and friendly human being. As someone who’s far from being a natural yogi, and can find “yoga wonks” a bit offputting, I found her approach refreshingly straightforward – but also motivating. She convinced me to try things I felt might be beyond me, and as a result I surprised myself as to what I could achieve – and I feel a lot better for it!
As a group leader, she has great presence, but she is refreshingly un-gurulike outside the group room. I horoughly enjoyed my retreat with her, and can recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone who wants to dip their toes (or more) into the delights of yoga!

Martin Wright