Devon Retreat

Yoga and meditation at Namaste Barn, Newton Abbott - Thursday 8 August - Tuesday 13 August 2024

Booking and costs

The price of this retreat is as follows. A deposit payment of £200 is required (or full payment if it close to the time of the retreat)
Double Room single occupancy £1,045
Double Room share £895 per person
Twin/triple room £845 per person
Snug room £815 per person
Camping/camper van £615

If you would like further information or would like to book, please email [email protected]

Arrival is 5pm on Thursday 8 August; departing midday on Tuesday 13 August.

About this retreat

Come for five days of yoga, meditation and just being in the beautiful setting of Namaste Barn in the countryside of Devon with Norman and Maitripushpa. The first session of the morning will be meditation and mindful movement, followed by a gentle exploring of dynamic yoga/intuitive flow. In the afternoon there will be Yin yoga: a practice of softness and stillness followed by an afternoon meditation session each day.

The morning yoga class will have plenty of props and plenty of options. I aspire to make it as appropriate as possible to all participants. The afternoon class is Yin yoga.
 A beautiful way to balance the stronger and more dynamic form. Yin yoga is much slower. We stay in postures for a longer periods of time.

Together Norman and Maitripushpa have many years of experience. They know that yoga and meditation can be enjoyable ways to make available energetic potential that could enhance our lives. They know that yoga and meditation can help us to become more flexible, physically stronger and improve our stamina, focus and awareness. They aspire that practitioners on retreat experience release of tensions and anxieties.

Daily Schedule

8.00am: meditation and mindful movement with Maitripushpa;
9.00am-10.30am: Dynamic yoga/intuitive flow with Norman;
11.00am: brunch;
3.00pm-5.00pm: Yin yoga with Norman;
5.00pm-6pm: meditation with Maitripushpa;
6.15pm: dinner.

All classes are optional - you are encouraged to attend them all but are welcome to take time out to relax during this retreat.

The venue

Nasmaste Barn is situated in the rolling hills of Devon close to the beautiful Dartmoor National Park. Take in the breathtaking views in every direction. Spot the diverse wildlife including the wild deer, free to roam their home landscape. This is a place of deep tranquillity, soothing energy, fresh air and bird song. Namaste Barn has been updated with deep consideration for our planet's resources. Air Source heat pumps and solar panels supply clean green energy for our central and under floor heating in the Yoga studio. There are plenty of walking opportunities through the stunning countryside and the coast and beaches are within a 15 minute drive. You will be nurtured with fresh, organic, vegetarian food and all dietary requirements are catered for. For more information see the website here




Meditation with Maitripushpa is varied; this can be a great introduction to meditation and also a wonderful opportunity for existing practitioners to develop their practice. She will teach two sessions each day that may include body awareness, walking meditation, sitting or various contemplative practices.

Maitripushpa has many years of study and practice. She is constantly watching and learning how the meditation and yoga practices enrich and influence each other.


All yoga, all accommodation, all food is included in the price for the duration of the retreat.

Not included

Travel, transfers and insurance are not included the price of the retreat.

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"Taking in the misty sunrise over the valley from Namaste Barn is an experience of pure magic. I left nourished on so many levels; by the beautiful landscape of Dartmoor, Norman and Maitripushpa's profound yet accessible yoga and meditation, the soulful community of practice and Virginia's delicious, creative food! Thank you [to the founder of Namaste Barn] for having the vision and birthing such a deeply healing sanctuary." Julia, August 2023