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Yoga & Breathe Nature Retreat at Top of the Woods Glamping Campsite in Wales.

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

Retreat Dates - September 16th - 21st 2022

Price - £595 pp (based on 2/3 sharing)

Your retreat hosts, Luka Baggio is a trained Yoga teacher in Bikram, Vinyasa & Yin Yoga and is a qualified Thai massage therapist. Mary Gatineau is a trained Conscious Connected Breathwork facilitator, a Reiki Master and artist.

Luka and Mary invite you to connect with body, breath and nature on a relaxing 5 day glamping retreat in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, at Top of the Woods Eco campsite, in West Wales.

Expect to explore your mind body connection, using yoga as a means of gaining deeper self-awareness and an understanding of your own anatomy. You will explore various poses and exercises to improve focus, strength and flexibility.

Through the breath you will dive deeper into your subconscious, experience physical and emotional releases and access expanded states of being.

We will be practicing yoga twice daily once in the morning and once in the evening. Luka will be leading us through a mixture of active and passive yoga practices. We will be journeying through the chakras to open, ignite and release areas that may feel under active or over active to promote balance and wellness throughout the physical mental and spiritual body.

Mary will be leading conscious connected breathwork sessions in small groups of 4, with a full group breathe on the final morning. We will be lying on the floor and guided through a circular breathing technique which involves breath release rather than breath control.

Mary will be playing an uplifting soundtrack and will move around the group holding space and giving acupressure. This is a deep self-healing practice which works on physical, mental and emotional, and spiritual levels. It helps enable us to release repressed emotions, connect with our inner wisdom and access an expanded state of awareness.

We will experience one evening of cacao dancing lead by Milly. This will include a full dose of ceremonial grade cacao, a meditation, ceremony and guided journey to meet the spirit of cacao and receive her wisdom and an opportunity to move/dance to an uplifting, deepening, heart opening and playful mix of music.

Milly will bring sacred herbs for smudging/clearing and percussive instruments for those who wish to cocreate the music. She will also be sharing information about cacao, its origins, mythologies, constituents and benefits.

We will also have a group hike to Ty Canol Woods & Pentre ifan, an ancient magical woodland and a barn cinema evening.

We will enjoy 3 freshly made meals per day made with organic, locally sourced food, cooked over fire. Catering will be provided by Family Flavours who are passionate about food and culture and marry world flavours with local produce. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available. Each evening after our meal, we will join together and relax around the campfire.

There will be plenty of free time during the day to explore the surrounding, enjoy space for self-reflection or take part in optional extra activities including Thai massage with Luka, reiki with Mary, willow carving, secret waterfall wild swimming and various water sports.

Glamping Accommodation For The Retreat Attendees - The Pioneer Camps

Accommodation consists of large lodge tents with spacious living areas, wooden floors, a woodburning stove, lighting and timber-frame beds with feather duvets, linen and Welsh wool blankets. The tents surround a huge 5.5-acre wildflower meadow, with stunning views of the surrounding valleys. The meadow includes 2 family-size hot shower cabins and compost loos.

Your Yoga & Breath Glamping Nature Retreat Hosts

Luka Baggio - My main passion is the exploration of yoga alignment to help people understand their bodies better and gain a clear understanding on how to improve their flexibility and strength in a fun way.

Luka started her yoga practice in her second year at Drama School. Shortly after graduating she completed her Bikram Yoga teacher training in 2013 and two years later, trained in Vinyasa Yoga and Hot Power Flow with Spiralling Crow at YogaVenue oxford. She completed her Yin Yoga teacher training with Sarah Low in 2017.

Luka has a keen interest in the mind body connection specifically how and where we store certain emotions memories and traumas in our body and how to safely explore and navigate this throughout yoga and movement work.

Yoga has absolutely transformed her life, it has allowed her to understand herself physically mentally emotionally and spiritually. It has helped her quieten her constant mind chatter and allowing her to breathe and enjoy life in the present moment. Luka teaches with precision and a lot of humour.

Mary Gatineau - My passion is to help people heal themselves through connection

Mary is a Conscious Connected Breathwork facilitator, Reiki Master and artist based in Oxfordshire.

She has alway had an interest in spirituality & alternative therapies and people. In summer 2018 she experienced a profound breathwork session when she felt energy streaming from her palms and it was as if suddenly everything opened up and started to flow.

She began training in Reiki in 2018 and qualified as a Reiki Master and teacher in August 2021 with Taggart King at Reiki Evolution.

In March 2021 she qualified as a Conscious Connected Breathwork facilitator with Alan Dolan at BreathGuru. Her passion is to help people heal themselves, to enable them to experience connection, creativity and joy and the power of being as one.


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