Yin-Yang & Yoga Nidra Retreat

In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary and interdependent.

Yang yoga brings strength and heat into the body. Postures are usually dynamic and active. Sun salutations, warrior and balancing poses are all excellent examples of yang yoga. Practising in this way focuses the mind and burns away impurities by firing up the digestive and lymphatic systems. It makes you feel strong, energised and awake! 

Yin yoga is cooling and calming. Postures are held for at least 3 minutes whilst sitting or lying with a passive body. This practice lends itself to introspection and mindfulness as you’re invited to slow down, take stock and stay in posture - even when the stretch feels intense. Yin is a wonderful compliment to yang styles of yoga such as Ashtanga and ‘yang’ sports such as running, cycling and weight training.

Yoga Nidra is roughly translated as ‘yogic sleep’. The practice usually takes between 20 - 40 minutes. You lie in savasana and are guided through a meditation which takes you to a state of deep but conscious relaxation. Yoga Nidra provides space to explore all the layers of your being, reducing stress and balancing your emotions. Most people find it profoundly relaxing.

Over the course of the weekend, you’ll experience all of these complimentary practices - leaving you recalibrated, rejuvenated and just a little bit more YOU. This is your retreat and your time so please feel free to opt in or out as you see fit.

When: Friday 25th January - Sunday 27th January (FULLY BOOKED).  Friday 14th June - Sunday 16th June (FULLY BOOKED). Friday 15th. Friday 20th Sep - Sunday 22nd Sep (FULLY BOOKED). 

Where: Haberfield Hall, Martcombe Rd, Easton-in-Gordano, Bristol, BS20 0QH

To Book:  please contact me on 07974365670 or email ruth@ruthtimmsyoga.com



4.00pm - Arrive and settle in

6.00-7.00pm - Gentle Yoga

7.30pm - Dinner


7.00-7.30am - Stretch and meditate (optional)

8.00am - Breakfast

10.30 - 12.00pm - Yang Yoga

1.00 - Lunch

2.30-3.00pm - Yoga Nidra

4.00-5.30pm - Yin Yoga and meditation

7.30 - Dinner


7.00-7.30am - Stretch and meditate (optional)

8.00am - Breakfast

10.30 - 12.00pm - Yang/Yin Yoga and meditation

1.00 - Lunch

2.30-3.00pm - Yoga Nidra

4.00pm - Depart


Haberfield Hall is large gothic mansion surrounded by green space but only a 10 minute drive into Clifton, Bristol with all it’s beautiful Georgian architecture, shops, restaurants. The decor is best described as ‘shabby chic’ - each room is interesting and unique - a feast for the eyes! The house has a kitchen/diner and two large living rooms on the ground floor. There is a dedicated yoga studio in the garden which is lovely with lots of outdoor seating and a heated pool (weather permitting).

Prices: (includes accommodation, all meals and all yoga tuition)

3 x large bedrooms with kingsize beds - single occupancy £485 or double occupancy £385 pp.

2 x bedrooms with double beds - single occupancy only £435 pp.

1 x loft room with several single beds and small annex room with double bed - shared occupancy for 3/4 guests £385 pp.