AYP Retreat, Eden Rise, Devon, United Kingdom

30th April - 4th May 2020

The Venue

This retreat will take place at the Eden Rise Retreat Centre in Devon, South West England. The centre has been deliberately converted for retreats and is in a beautiful location in the Devon countryside.

The centre has a large yoga room, under-floor heating throughout and wifi.  There is also a sauna which will be available during the free time in the afternoons.

Hills behind Eden Rise

The Yoga

  • Deep Meditation
  • Spinal Breathing Pranayama
  • Samyama
  • Mudras and bandhas
  • Asana
  • Self inquiry

The focus of the retreat will be on the cultivation of inner silence, peace-fullness, bliss and Self-Realization.  During the retreat we will be looking at the process of the cultivation of samadhi and the way that samadhi is explored in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

This will include:

The process of the cultivation of the witness and inner silence in meditation.

  • Entry stage samadhi
  • The different layers of samadhi.
  • The ways in which samadhi is viewed in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
  • The relationship between samadhi and enlightenment.

Full instructions in practice will be given. The retreat will be led in English and will be suitable for people of all levels of experience. 

There will be 20 minutes of karma yoga (service to others) each day. All yoga classes and meditation sessions are optional, so you can take the retreat at your own pace. There will be a maximum of 15 people on this retreat.


Tristan Dorling

Tristan Dorling

Tristan has been practicing yoga and meditation for around 30 years and teaching internationally for the last 10 years. He trained in Nepal, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka.

He specializes in the teaching of meditation, pranayama and the philosophy of yoga. 

Amandine Perrin

Amandine Perrin

“Sometimes when people ask me what I do in life, I like to answer “researcher”. “Ah that’s good!” they say. Then follows invariably: “In what?” “in Yoga.” Some look disappointed, others laugh out loud … 

    Yet this is a noble path and a fairly accurate definition of what a yogi is, who, driven by an invisible force, searches relentlessly (or almost!) through their practices, to capture the essence of life in its purest form. 


Home made Bread
Salad dish

Food will be vegetarian. The food served will support a yoga and meditation practice. We can also cater for vegan diets and special diets such as dairy or gluten free, if you let us know in advance.

There will be two meals served each day (brunch and dinner) and fruits and hot drinks will be available all day.


Per person:

  • Female dormitory (max 6 people):   £390   (available).
  • Male dormitory (max 6 people):   £390   (available).
  • Twin Room (2 sharing):   £420    (available).
  • Single room:   £460   (fully booked).

The price includes accommodation, food and all the yoga sessions. A non-refundable deposit of £70 is required to secure a place on the retreat.

Dormitories for men and women are separate. There will be a maximum of 15 people on this retreat. 

Eden Rise field of sheep


Contact Tristan to book a place on this retreat. 

Once your place on the retreat has been confirmed, you can make payment here

Getting there and away

Eden Rise is close to Totnes, Devon. The nearest train station is Totnes and the nearest airport is Exeter. 

Arrival will be in the afternoon of the 30th April between 3pm and 5pm and departure on the 4th May around noon.

Hill near Eden Rise
Eden Rise kitchen

Retreat schedule

Thursday 30th April

15:00-17:00  arrival
17:30-19:00  asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
19:30 dinner

Friday 1st May  to Sunday 3rd May

07:00-08:30    asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
08:40-09:30    pranayama, meditation, samyama
10:00 brunch
11:00 – 15:30   free time/ walking/ personal practice/ sauna
15:30-16:15   bhajans
16:30 – 18:00  asana pranayama, meditation,  samyama
18:00    dinner
20:00    evening talk/ questions and answers

Eden Rise glass painting

Monday 4th May

06:30 wake up bell
07:00-08:30 asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama
09:30 breakfast
10:30-11:30 farewells and departures

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