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The 'Transform to Bliss'


On the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales-UK

1st - 3rd November 2019


17nd - 22nd September



1st - 3rd November 2019

'The November Nourish Transformational Yoga & Meditation Retreat'

Set on the edge of the the  beautiful Yorkshire Dales (minutes from Brimham Rocks), the wonderful 'Acorn Wellness' is the perfect location for our 

'November Nourish Retreat'

This embracing retreat is all about you!
How would you like to go into the colder winter season Nourished & held - prepared for the season to come?


A combination of Yoga, Pranayama, Meditations, Mindfullness, Yoga Nidra & Releasing combined with the beautiful setting of Acorn Wellness Retreat.

 Beautiful walks around Brimham Rocks - Relaxation rooms with wood burning stoves - Cosy snugs - Fire Pit - Sauna & Steam rooms - Nourishing Vegan Food - Optional treatments (e.g. massage, reflexology, reiki).

This is going to be a very nourishing November Retreat.



 Our Nourishing Country Retreat

Acorn Wellness has a beautiful energy & is the perfect environment for restoration & relaxation!

My retreat, as my classes, is suitable for all levels.

Arrive Fri 3pm & leave Sunday afternoon -

Transformed to Bliss!



On this retreat we'll be going deeper into Transformational Yoga & exploring ways to
connect with our dormant energy.

To allow us to be our best selves, to feel calm & present, to stop the chattering mind, release blockages in our
bodies, emotions, minds & hearts, connect with our hearts & inner guidance & to hopefully
touch that place of bliss.

Encouraged by a nourishing setting, fuelled by yummy home-cooked vegan food & supported every step of the way, this is going to be the most beautiful Transformational Yoga Retreat..

'Transform to Bliss' with Joanne Merlini.



What's Included?

* Daily Morning Transformational Yoga Class

* Afternoon/Early Evening Restorative Class
* Meditations - Examples, Candle Meditation, Walking Meditation & Mindful eating Meditations

* Evening Fire Pit

* Yoga Nidra (Conscious Relaxation)

* Ayurveda for health

* Sauna

* Steam room

* Relaxation room with bi-folding glass door to nature watch with wood burning stove & blankets

* Dressing gowns in your room!

* Towels & Bedding

* Snugs & Libraries

* All Yoga equipment

* Fire pit & cosy outdoor spaces

* Walks & places to explore in the grounds

* Warming Vegan Food

* Unlimited Tea, Coffee & Fruits

* Chocolatey Treats
* Evening Sleepy Turmeric Latte
* Energy Balls

* Crystals, Books & inspirational messages everywhere..

* Optional Massages & Therapies (to be paid for)

Sound like Bliss?

Our Retreat Venue

Our retreat is beautifully designed with nature running throughout & we will have exclusive use of the whole retreat.
The Sauna & Steam Room will be available during our retreat, therapy rooms for optional treatments & an exclusive, fully equipped Yoga Studio.

The whole retreat has a feeling of tranquillity & calm.

Yoga will take place in a quiet, calm fully equipped Yoga space.

The nurturing Bedrooms are set above the retreat space & every room has a hairdrier & dressing gowns!


Morning sessions will be a more dynamic practice of Transformational Yoga & take place before Breakfast.

8:30 - 10:00am  (subject to change & student preference)

Afternoon sessions will be more calming & restorative.
We will explore Yin Yoga, Restorative, Chakra sequences, Pranayama, Mantra & Meditation.
16:00 - 17:45 (subject to student preference)

Evening sessions activities may include - 
Yoga Nidra, Fire Pit Releasing/ Intention setting & Meditations.

Potential Early Morning Sun Flow Class

Outdoor decking Sun Salutation Flow Class  (subject to the weather!)

All Classes are optional.
Do as little or as much Yoga as feels right.

This is your retreat, so class times as meal times can be adapted to suit you (we will go with the majority).


There will also be the opportunity to explore the beautiful surrounding area in your free time.
You can walk or drive (free parking pass) to Brimham Rocks from the retreat, take a sauna/steam, book a treatement, relax in your dressing gown with the wood burner, swing in the cosy 'egg' hammock, read in the snugs - the options are endless in this beautiful space!

Food –

The food is healthy, delicious & home cooked by our wonderful (Italian!) Retreat Chef.

Food will be vegan, think Buddha bowls, tasty pasta, warming Dahl, Indian Curry & yummy varieties of seasonal veg..
Marco also has Ayurveda experience & will bring this into his catering for us. 
Allergies will be catered for, please make us aware in advance.





Style of Yoga -

On our retreat we will be exploring & going deeper with Transformational Yoga.
A 3 level technique (stemming from Integral Yoga) that encourages a release of stuck energy within the body, mind & emotions, invites us to access our dormant energy & then allows us to connect with our best selves, hopefully touching that feeling of bliss!

It integrates the mind, body & spirit with the use of Classical Asana's & Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation & Mantra.

Joanne first connected with this style in Athens after exploring Hatha Yoga & Kundalini Yoga . Having made a connection with both, but feeling like they needn't be separate disciplines, Joanne found this beautiful style that melts Hatha, Kundalini, Raj & Prana Yoga together & recognised this was what was missing from her practice.

Going on to further training in Tamil Nadu, India, Joanne met her teacher Swami Vidyanand who guided her in first Master training & then Grand Master to bring this beautiful practice back to Europe & onto her 'Transform To Bliss' Retreats.



The Cost & How Do I Book? -

£395 for a shared room ( triple) with shared bathroom (2 spaces currently available)


£425 for a shared room with private bathroom  (1 space currently available)


£495 for a single room (a double spacious ensuite room) (FULL)


£320 should you be happpy to share a double bed with a friend/partner (FULL)

Please read our T&C's before booking. 

£100 non-refundable deposit secures your space.

Payment by bacs transfer,

£100 Deposit by Bank Transfer to -

Joanne Merlini

Sort Code - 40 40 22

Account Number - 11417290

Payment can be made in 3 instalments 

Please talk to me is this is difficult - I am flexible!

F.Y.I Double rooms will only be allocated to couples/friends by request!

This is purposefully a small retreat to allow us to really connect & go deeper in our practice & together - Max. 7




What did our January Retreaters think?

- 'Such a fab weekend..Can't wait for the next one x'

- 'Thanks for a wonderful retreat. Feeling invigorated & inspired!'

- 'Very gentle & restful, in a peaceful location and beautiful surroundings with lovely people & nourishing food!'

- 'Really nice location. loved the fires, delicious fod & great yoga, thank you'

- Thanks for an amazing weekend :) Do you have the recipes?'

- 'Beautiful aura of peace! I loved the decor & the fab selection of books. .Totally de-stressed'

Does this sound like the perfect November Nourish for you?

Contact me to reserve your space or with any questions -

+44(0)7855 277159


Much love & Namaste

Jo x


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