Retreats

Here at Shekinashram, we are perfectly set up for those who wish to take time out of the usual routine, to rest and rejuvenate. Those who visit say how peaceful it is here; a place which is totally conducive to allowing yourself to just Be for a while.

You can create your own retreat, dependent upon your own deepest requirement. Your room is your own for your entire stay, and can be your hermitage. We can make lunch available for you, and can assist you in suggestions for your evening meal (which you can prepare here in the kitchen with your own food – please note that being an ashram, apart from asking that people bring only vegan food onto the premises, we also ask that people refrain from cooking onions, garlic and mushrooms here). There are also cafés and restaurants in town if this is preferred, and also a very good wholefood shop locally.

You may choose to do very little whilst you are here, you may want to deepen your spiritual practice or partake of our weekly program, rest and sleep, browse our library, join us for morning meditation, take a relaxing therapy, learn how to prepare vegan food by assisting in lunch preparation, idle away in the garden, or take a walk up over sacred Chalice Hill to the Tor and the fields beyond.

Please phone to enquire further (from £22 per night in the shared cabin inclusive of breakfast). Please phone if you would like further details of our prices and retreat facilities (01458 832 300).

For those who want to experience ashram life from the inside, living and working within the community, learning about and experiencing something of devotional life in the Bhakti Yoga tradition we offer a 1 or 2 week program called the ‘
Karma Yoga Exchange Programme
 for only £65.00 per week.

On this program you have an opportunity to experience many of the different facets of yogic life and to journey deeper in active meditation, working with love in the space, helping to create a spiritual atmosphere in and around the ashram for the benefit of all who visit.  Simple as it is, this program often has a profound effect on participants who leave inspired and spiritually renewed ready to integrate many of the things they have learnt and experienced whilst being at the ashram back into their daily lives in the world.