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Transformational Breathwork Retreats 2024

Bluestone Retreats at 42 Acres. Immersive breathwork and cold water therapy retreats in a luxury countryside wellness retreat setting. 

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Our immersive Fire & Ice retreat experiences:

Come and experience the profound benefits of holistic breathwork, yoga and hot and cold-water therapy for a complete reset and upgrade of mind, body & spirit, in this luxury countryside retreat. Bookings will open very soon. Our retreats sell out, so please join our waitlist for priority booking. 

Skill Level:

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June 2024
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd Nov 2024
 
42 Acres, Regenerative Wellbeing  Retreat, Somerset

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What to expect

Led by certified Yoga Teacher and Breath Coach Katherine Howlett,  you will learn a toolkit of scientifically proven breathwork techniques and ancient and modern research into heat & cold exposure to increase your overall health, vitality, sense of connection and life longevity.

Yoga Bodywork Styles:

Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Yoga Nidra for Sleep Restoration

Breathwork & Yoga

Through our foundational breathwork practice and focussed yoga asanas you'll learn to use your breath to upgrade your nervous system, brain chemistry, respiratory and cardiovascular health. as well as strengthening, toning and detoxifying the body.

Fire & Ice Experience

In our woodland sauna and ice-bath, we will be using alternating heat and cold therapies to boost brain function, promote weight loss and optimise wellbeing.

Wild Swimming

Embrace the beauty of the natural surroundings with a daily wild swim in the private lake. Warm up around the fire or in the sauna afterwards.

Nature Immersion

Enjoy a guided forest bathing experience as we connect our breath and mindfulness practice to the tranquillity of the woodland surroundings.

If you’d like more information about the retreat, please do get in touch

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A 3-DAY WHOLE BODY RESET

Reset your body, mind & spirit

Energise and reset your system with evidence-based breathwork practices combined with our iconic fire and ice therapy, mindset training, yoga flows and bedtime yoga nidra.

 

Discover the transformative effects of the Bluestone Retreats Framework in a truly immersive, luxury countryside retreat setting and for yourself. This holistic breathwork practice incorporates the legendary Fire & Ice experience as well as movement, mindset & meditation.

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EXPERIENCE THE BLUESTONE RETREATS FRAMEWORK

Harness your potential 

Are you ready to break through your own barriers and liberate yourself from day-to-day stress, and limited and negative thought patterns? The Bluestone Retreat experience is set up to promote your own growth and self-development as well as building connection and community through the experiences including the fire pit and cold water ice bath.

The best bit, is that you'll go home feeling grounded, centred and energised with a renewed sense of what is possible for you and a tool kit of techniques to use in your daily life.

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HOT & COLD WATER THERAPY

Release your inner Wim Hof

Release your inner Wim Hof as we use cold water therapy and heat therapy in our iconic 'Fire and Ice' process to upgrade the body's stress response. First we'll spend time in the Sauna. This dilates your blood vessels, causing you to cool down quicker when you then jump into ice-cold water.

 

We then use Breathwork to harness the power of the fire and ice after the ice immersion, after which you are free to re-enter the sauna. Each individual's cold exposure is timed by stopwatch and managed closely by Katherine, a qualified fire and ice instructor. Staying within the time limits will ensure you stay within the safe operating physical 'training zone' for your body.

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Breathwork

As the foundation to our practice, you'll learn to use your breath to upgrade your nervous system, brain chemistry, respiratory and cardiovascular health.

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Yoga Asanas

Focussed yoga flows to connect your breath to your posture work to internalise awareness, warm up the body,  strengthen, tone and detoxify.

 

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Mindset practice

Upgrade your mindset through evidence-based breath and mindfulness practices designed to help you harness your true potential & thrive.

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Sauna heat therapy

In our wood-fired barrel sauna, we will be using alternating heat and cold therapies to boost brain function, promote weight loss and optimise wellbeing.

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Cold water therapy

Embrace your inner Wim Hof with ice baths and wild swimming to strengthen the parasympathetic & sympathetic nervous system, focus the mind. Increase endorphins and more.  

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Community

Make friends for life through our community focussed approach and support. Commune around the fire pit each night and enjoy meals together. 

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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Katherine Howlett, Retreat host

Katherine is a qualified yoga instructor and breath coach as well as a qualified fire and ice instructor and the founder of Bluestone Retreats. She offers a holistic retreat approach through six foundational pillars: breath, yoga, mindset, fire, ice & community.

Her effervescent energy and passion is infectious and her light-hearted curiosity for the practice makes it accessible and fun for both beginners and seasoned practitioners alike.

Katherine prides herself on delivering retreats centred around transformation and connection. She encourages her students to explore connecting mind, body, and spirit; communion with nature and community. 

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NATURE

Stunning countryside location

Our retreat takes place at our award winning Luxury Regenerative Estate,

42 Acres set in the stunning Somerset countryside. This beautiful location, nestled in 173 acres of  ancient woodland, lakes and meadows, is a wildlife sanctuary, offering a home to beavers, wild boar, pine martens, barn owls, otters, hares, kestrel and buzzards,  just 20 minutes from Frome, Gillingham and Westbury. 42 Acres is a luxury wellness retreat dedicated to bringing you back to nature. 

Immerse yourself in luxurious 42 Acres where every detail has been meticulously crafted to cocoon you in comfort and indulgence, including our 'Soil to Gut' hyper local, nourishing food with premium wild foraged ingredients. Surrender to the therapeutic embrace of nature as you experience green landscapes, wild swimming and unwind amidst the harmonious sounds of the forest.

There is a choice of luxury accommodation on offer, including private and shared rooms.

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REGENERATIVE HYPER-LOCAL WILD FORGAGED FOOD

Delicious chef-prepared food

Our regenerative, hyper-local and simple food demonstrates a way of eating that continues the traditions of the past and supports our shared future. As we cultivate and restore the wellbeing of our planet Earth, we cultivate and restore the wellbeing within ourselves.

 

Our 'Soil to Gut' Menu

To grow and eat in a way that serves the health of people and the planet.

We journey well beyond the farm to table concept and delve deeper into our soils and our gut. We believe that the soils in which we grow food and our guts in which the food ends up, are one and the same.

Since the health and contents of the soil will inevitably end up in our bodies, we should treat them with the same care. Our locally sourced, home-grown and wild foraged ingredients reflect how we nourish the land and local environment. We keep our menus simple so that our incredible ingredients can take the stage.

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ALL INCLUSIVE BREATHWORK & YOGA RETREAT

What's included

  • Three days of refuge – our retreats are places to ask deep questions, to find answers and decompress.

  • Two night’s stay at our stunning farmhouse in understated luxury and timeless simplicity.

  • ‘Soil to Gut’ menu – regenerative, hyper-local, nourishing food with premium wild foraged ingredients

  • Intimate woodland dining experience - a magical experience of food, fire, and forest.

  • Welcome Opening Ceremony

  • Introductory Yoga Workshop & Introduction to the Science of Breathwork

  • Daily early morning yoga asanas and breathwork for powerful morning transformation

  • Daily midday reset breathwork classes to rejuvenate your midday energy

  • Daily integration afternoon breathwork and yoga asanas classes for a soulful end of day release

  • Daily Yoga Nidra – embark on a  journey of deep rest and improved sleep

  • Scientifically proven breath control techniques and ancient yogic pranayama including:

    • Ujjayi (victorious breath)

    • Viloma Pranayama (against the wave)

    • Dirga (three-part breath)

    • Sama Vritti (box breathing)

    • Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing)

    • Kapalabhati (skull shining breath)

    • Bhastrika (bellows breath, inner fire activation)

    • Pratyahara Pranayama (withdrawal of senses)

    • Ujjayi Dhara Pranayama (concentration practice)

  • The Fire & Ice Experience: Two Woodland Sauna and Cold Therapy Sessions

  • Daily woodland sauna Heat Therapy – natural healing, reduce stress and improve cardiovascular health

  • Mindset Mastery Training - techniques to tune into your body and achieve your goals. 

  • Cold therapy and Breathwork  - communal ice bath cold water immersion in our woodland glade next to our wood-fired sauna

  • Om Chanting Circle – generate sound vibration for group healing and transmit over a 2km radius

  • Initiation into Agni Sara - revitalize abdominal vitality and unlock subtle energies

  • Group singing of the ‘Sangha Mantra’ - ancient sacred wisdom rooted in the Yoga Upanishads

  • Initiation into Mantra Mala Bead Meditation, teaching using sacred beads and sound vibration

  • Guided nature walk – rediscover connection with barefoot exploration

  • Evening bonfires - engage in conversations, share stories, and forge lasting bonds

  • Wild swimming – immerse in fresh water, surrounded by forest, in our 7 acre lake

  • Witness the wildlife in our natural sanctuary, offering a home to beavers, wild boar, pine martens, barn owls, otters, hares, kestrel and buzzards.

  • 170 acres or flora an fauna, including ancient woodlands, lakes and meadows

  • Closing Fire Ceremony - ancient ritual of renewal, steeped in symbolism and spiritual significance

Prices from £765pp

All-inclusive Retreat Prices

Room rates include:

all meals, breathwork and yoga classes, ice baths and sauna therapy, wild swimming and fire circle.

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