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Awaken The Heart weekend yoga retreat with Mischa 8th – 10th November

8 November, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 10 November, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Awaken The Heart weekend yoga retreat with Mischa Varmuza, 8th – 10th November

Join us for an immersive weekend yoga retreat experience as we awaken our hearts and practice over a two day retreat in the luxurious and beautiful setting of Oxfordshire’s Poundon House with Mischa Varmuza. Guided by our gifted teacher and experienced retreat leader Mischa, we will celebrate the awakening of the heart.

‘The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire.
Your essence is gold hidden in dust.
To reveal its splendour you need to burn in the fire of love. ‘ ~ Rumi


You will experience morning and afternoon yoga practices, nourish your souls and bellies with a delectable food, go deeper with meditation, pranayama, refresh with long country-walks and make connections with like-minded, lovely souls. As well as a lot of time in the shala with Mischa, there will be open fires to bask before, long walks to be taken, hot baths to relax in, massages and treatments to release tension and a creative workshop time to spark our imaginations into life. There is no better way to fuel your Winter energy than full of life, love, energy, yoga and a refreshing walk in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside!

This carefully crafted retreat will nourish your soul and guide you with an open mind and strong heart.


Your yogi –


Mischa’s yoga journey began over a decade ago and slowly began to weave its way through her life; she is continually humbled and inspired by the potential of yoga to transform, expand and heal and is devoted to sharing the practice with others. She holds enormous gratitude to leading vinyasa flow teacher Claire Missingham with whom she completed her initial 200 hours and went on to assist for some time afterwards.
Most recently Mischa finished an additional 300 hour training with her teacher Sianna Sherman who is of enormous influence and inspiration to her. She has now stepped into apprenticeship with Sianna and assists on her workshops and trainings. Mischa has spent over a year in India studying, practicing and visiting sacred sites and it holds a special place in her heart.

Mischa teaches a heartfelt practice with creative sequencing, a deep focus on breath and alignment and a combination of strong steady flow and longer holds to both uplift and tap into the stillness. She draws her understanding from a number of styles and traditions, particularly inspired by the philosophy and practices of the Tantric lineage. Her classes are woven with philosophy, myth and stories and often include music, chanting, meditation and ritual. In a retreat environment the practices offered are incredibly diverse and always expand far beyond the students expectations as Mischa weaves in layers of influences from her personal practices and study to create a unique and beautiful experience.

Mischa’s teaching is passionate and knowledgeable, her intention is to both challenge and restore, holding a space for individuals to open, reflect and absorb. You will be taken on a joyful journey of self inquiry and unfolding. Mischa is committed to her own study and practice as the foundation of her teaching.

You can read more about Mischa here

We are delighted that our Awaken The Heart retreat with Mischa Varmuza will have menus designed by Mira Manek and delivered by dream team Lydia and Toma.

Mira will be attending the retreat and leading a workshop and meditation from her new book Prajna.

Prajna: Ayurvedic Rituals for Happiness with Mira Manek

Guests on the retreat be invited to join Mira for an evening meditation with a nourishing cup of chai from new book Prajna: Ayurvedic Rituals for Happiness.

Prajna is the Sanskrit word for wisdom, and Mira’s new book brings the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda into your life by guiding you through simple practices for every day and every occasion from spices for daily life and digestive waters to deep stretches for releasing tightness and emotions and the power of the breath. All of this is interspersed with nuggets of indian philosophy and passages of inspiration, bringing you back to yourself and infusing life with zest and happiness.

In her fire-side talk Mira will explain what Prajna has meant to her over the years, recommending rituals and routines for the entire day, from the moment you wake up and need the energy and positive mindset to help you start the morning, to night-time practices that allow you to wind down, relax and get the most benefit from the healing power of sleep. In between there are numerous breathing exercises, mindfulness techniques, yoga stretches and simple recipes to enjoy, all to help you destress and reset, bringing you back to yourself and to lasting peace and happiness.

The retreat cost includes the gift of a signed copy of the book, so you can take the rituals and recipes shared home with you.

Poudon House is a beautiful country home, with spacious rooms. Its has been lovingly restored over the years by the Roscoe family. As such the rooms are spacious but there are no ensuites – all bathrooms are shared.

What your Awaken The Heart weekend yoga retreat will include:

– a retreat spanning three days and two nights at luxurious private venue Poundon House, set in its beautiful 6 acre garden in Oxfordshire;

– daily yoga practices (five in total over the retreat) and bespoke Sacred Heart Retreat designed and led by experienced yogi Mischa Varmuza;

– healthy yet nourishing vegetarian food and snacks by our experienced retreat chef.

– a long led country walk on Saturday;

– healthy goody bags bursting with new ideas and goodness;

– support from Mischa and &Sister;

– opportunity to book releasing and relaxing treatments with our wonderful therapists and best of all peace, quiet, yoga and connections with like-minded people.

£425pp for a space in a twin or double room

£595 for a solo occupancy double

To book a space please email natalie@andsister.co.uk if you have any questions.


To book your space, go to REGISTER and then log into the SHOP where you can either pay in full or the deposit amount of £150 with the balance due at least 2 weeks prior to the retreat.


You only need to register once and then you can access the SHOP.


Any questions, you can always call Natalie on 07866 453831






8 November, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
10 November, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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