Song, Yoga & Spa Retreat
West Wales

23 - 27 September 2024
Pauline Down & Marie Aditi

A GREAT MIX OF ACTIVITIES

Singing:
The singing will be led by the wonderful Pauline Down. There’ll 2 sessions daily, morning and afternoon (or evening) taught in a variety of settings indoors and outdoors.

Spa & Wellbeing Facilities:
Yoga 
will be led by Marie Aditi, Yoga teacher (and Welsh Office Manager). There will be  sessions, one welcoming and relaxing yoga nidra session on the first evening (suitable for all) and at least 2 pre-breakfast sessions and additional afternoon or evening sessions to fit with the evolving programme which will be weather dependent.
There will be plenty of indoor options if weather not ideal. 4 wood-fired hot tubs & sauna at Fron Farm; a jacuzzi, a sauna and heated pool inside a beautiful old barn at Fron Isaf. These are available to you whichever venue you sleep at. Therapies: Massage with the amazing Beth Onnen & Reflexology with the talented Debbie Wasson

I’m sending a HUGE ‘THANK YOU’ to you all for all your tireless hard work that made the singing and yoga week at Fron Farm Retreat such an enjoyable time! It felt like coming home – beautiful surroundings and accommodation, plus a very warm welcome from an inspirational group of people.”

“I really loved Pauline’s singing week & have been raving about the uplifting experience to all the friends I’ve been in contact with since. The range of songs, your teaching style, the others in our group ..the staff, the food, the ambience.. the singing in various places all contributed hugely to the success of the week, enabling me to feel energised & enriched. THANK YOU. “

..”I really enjoyed Marie’s yoga sessions. And Bethan’s massage was wonderful. Throughout the week our meals were plentiful and deliciously home-cooked with fresh ingredients. R Wall 2023

ACCOMMODATION
You have the choice or 2 lovely places to stay, both on the south-facing side of a secluded valley, either

3 well-appointed cottages at Fron Isaf includes double, twin and single rooms and self-contained cottage ideal for a couple

6 beautiful insulated rustic roundhouses heated by wood-burners at Fron Farm – all except one are luxurious, en suite with their own hot tubs and sleep up to 6 people – you can hire one as a twin or double too. One is not en suite and would suit those on a lower budget.

The yoga, dining and singing* will take place at the 2 gorgeous event yurts at Fron Farm which are normally used for weddings. NB next year all catering will be from this area of the site convenient to the car park. *You can also sing at the sweet medieval church on the farm.  It is a 15 minute walk or 5 minutes’ drive between the 2 sites. Guests share cars and for those who come by public transport, there are always plenty of cars.  

My stay in the roundhouse was most memorable; in part due its circular form, which was a new experience for me. This shape gives the interior a special atmosphere.

The craftsmanship was most impressive, as it was beautifully constructed using considerable skill.

The kitchen and bathroom, which included a shower were both of a nice size, not being cramped.

I enjoyed using the provided wood burner, complete with a supply of logs. This was a great asset, as the weather in May was rather cool during my visit. It warmed up very quickly too!

Roger, 2023

ON SITE STAFF
Marie and Jane from our Welsh office with help from others will prepare and organise the food and washing up. If you are able, we’d like everyone to help clear up after one meal during their stay.

OUTINGS
We will plan these according to the weather and the group’s desires. We suggest 2 gorgeous places on the coast, both about 30 minutes’ drive, Laugharne and Amroth as well as a local walk to standing stones – about an hour each way.

FOOD
will be nutritious, home-made and locally sourced as much as possible.

Photos below: Fron Isaf pool, jacuzzi and cottages

“Just to say how much I enjoyed the singing holiday in deepest Carmarthenshire.  The food was excellent, I enjoyed the singing enormously.   Reflexology and Massage were an added treat at a time when we were on holiday. All the other singers were such good company as well” Lesley L, May 2023

Summary

Cost: Approximately between £520 and £670 per person. 

Includes:

  • All meals – home cooked using fresh local produce where possible. We cater for special diets. The fare will be predominantly vegetarian or vegan with meat or fish options at some meals
  • Tutored singing sessions morning and afternoon or evening; 3 yoga sessions
  • Use of spa facilities 

Excludes:

  • Travel insurance 
  • Massages and Reflexology

Read more about your tutor:

Pauline Down and Marie Aditi

To Book or Express an Interest: Limited places available. Request a place at www.cecu.co.uk/book  We will then send you the payment schedule (split into instalments with an initial deposit).

More Information 
Contact us: www.cecu.co.uk/contact or visit www.holidays-with-heart.co.uk
We will also send detailed pre-visit information after you book.  

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

There will be daily tutored sessions and possibly spontaneously at inspiring places. Rest assured that whatever your interests there will be plenty to do! You are unlikely to manage to do it all unless you want to go home in need of a holiday!

General plan for each day

Before breakfast:optional yoga

Breakfast 8.30- 9.15 am

Morning: Fair weather activity: walk*; sing outside or less good weather activity: sing in event yurt/massage/reflexology/swim in indoor pool/jacuzzi

Lunch 1pm

Afternoon: Fair weather activity: walk*; sing outside or in tiny medieval church (short walk) or less good weather activity: massage/reflexology/swim in indoor pool/jacuzzi

Dinner 6 pm approx

Evening: wood-fired hot tub/wood-fired sauna; sing/yoga nidra

*Trip to coast (Laugharne/Amroth) both about 30 mins’ drive

* Walk from the venue to archaeological site in foothills of Preselis

POSSIBLE PROGRAMME
Day 1 (Mon)
 Arrival Day – Afternoon: Massages & Reflexology. Dinner. Evening: Relaxing Yoga and Evening: Sauna or/and Hot Tubs

Day 2 (Tues) Yoga before breakfast. Singing in the morning and afternoon or evening. Massages & Reflexology. Optional walk to standing stones
Day 3 (Wed) Singing morning and afternoon or evening. Afternoon if weather suitable: excursion to Laugharne or Amroth on the coast Evening: Sauna or/and Hot Tubs
Day 4 (Thurs) Yoga before breakfast. Singing morning and afternoon or evening. Evening: Party and Sauna or/and Hot Tubs
Day 5 (Fri)  Brief sing with Pauline before leaving. 

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