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Summer Weekend Yoga & Tai Chi Qigong Retreat in Lincolnshire

Luxurious Weekend Yoga & Tai Chi Qigong Retreat in the Lincolnshire Countryside

The Vedanta – Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July 2023

Retreat Fully Booked

About the Retreat

A unique getaway to balance the mind and body

A luxurious, small group Yoga & Tai Chi Qigong retreat suitable for everyone (beginners welcome) in a tranquil countryside setting. Completely unwind and relax, meet new friends and maybe learn something new too. Take time out and enjoy countryside walks and finish the day with a practice, guided meditation or Yoga Nidra taught by two experienced teachers, delicious all-inclusive vegetarian/vegan locally sourced foods, and plentiful opportunity to read, rest and cultivate balance, vitality, health, love and harmony.

There will be plenty of Yoga and Taichi Qigong practices with both Lily and David, and time to take it easy with a stroll around acres of grounds and country country walks, maybe even just roll out a blanket and rest!

About the Venue

Idyllic and peaceful Elizabethan Manor

Nestled amongst 75 acres of woodlands, meadows and lakes of the Lincolnshire countryside, is The Vedanta; a Grade II listed Elizabethan estate offering an attractive rural setting, spacious grounds and a sense of history. With its unique atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, tempting vegan/vegetarian meals and a warm welcome, this venue is the ideal setting for a weekend of relaxation, reseting and renewal.

There are a range of experiences to enjoy over the weekend too, from finding a quiet moment in the meditation room, taking a stroll along the lake and through exquisite grounds, maybe working out at the gym, having some fun in the games room, or just making new friends in the summer sunshine before losing yourself at the Spa; relaxing in the pool, a hot tub or a detox in the sauna and steam rooms.


Luxurious en-suite rooms and elegant surroundings

All of our guests will have their own luxurious en-suite rooms, decorated in keeping with the beautiful surroundings. Many of the rooms offer relaxing views over private parkland and lake.

Each room is furnished for comfort and luxury – with eco-friendly mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets, guaranteeing a deep and restful sleep. A welcome pack is provided in each room, consisting of body wash, shampoo, vanity kit, lotions and fluffy towels.


Within the grounds of The Vedanta Estate is Simpsons Beauty, who offer a wide range of treatments which you could book in advance, for a little extra pampering during your free time at the retreat.


Vegetarian/Vegan & delicious!

The retreat is fully catered with fresh and enticing vegetarian/vegan delicacies. The Vedanta is committed to the concept of ‘Ahimsa — compassion for all’, which serves to create an atmosphere of love and respect for all beings. They offer an exciting variety of delicious vegan and vegetarian food freshly prepared and locally sourced to the highest quality and cooked on site.

The Grounds

A unique atmosphere of peace and tranquillity

Our retreat takes place in the woodlands and flatlands of Lincolnshire and promises a well-earned and snug retreat from the rigours of daily life.

Take plenty of time to explore – with scented-breezes, swaying trees and birdsong greet you as you are guided around the serenity of house and grounds – this is a place where heart and soul are given full permission to just be.

What’s Included

Everything you need for a unique experience

  • Tea, coffee and cake on arrival
  • Two night luxury en-suite accommodation
  • 4 Energising, relaxing and restoring yoga sessions
  • 4 Tai Chi & Qigong sessions
  • Relaxing guided meditation / Yoga Nidra – which are easy to follow and a lovely way to finish the day
  • Fully catered – freshly prepared vegan and vegetarian meals
  • 75 acres of beautiful grounds to explore and enjoy
  • Local countryside walks and places of interest nearby
  • Onsite Spa with swimming pool, hot tub, sauna & steam room
  • 24/7 access to the Vedanta’s Gym
  • Continental breakfast with a wide selection of items to choose from
  • Mid-morning tea or coffee with fruit/flapjacks/biscuits
  • Freshly prepared lunch served in the elegant Dining Room
  • Afternoon tea or coffee with fruit/flapjacks/biscuits
  • Freshly prepared dinner in the elegant Dining Room
  • Complimentary car parking for the duration of your stay
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access

Details & Schedule

Everything you need for a unique experience


The investment for this all-inclusive weekend retreat is:

  • Single occupancy room £498 early bird – limited time only (£548 full price)
  • Double shared occupancy room £478 per person early bird – limited time only (£528 full price) 
  • Kingsize bed suite for couple £856 (£428 per person)

Deposit only – You can reserve your space with just a £250 deposit for single occupancy room or a £478 deposit for double occupancy room (2 people), with the remaining balance left to pay 8 weeks before the retreat on 21st May 2023.

Spaces are limited and places are given on a first come first served basis.

All bedrooms come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, fluffy towels, and complimentary welcome pack of body wash, shampoo, vanity kit and lotions. All bedrooms are ensuite to make a perfect cosy and peaceful rest during summer months. There are limited number of double rooms for those who wish to share, which will be allocated on first come first served basis.

This retreat is all-inclusive, and includes everything listed here.

Early Bird Price available for limited time

Single Occupancy – £498 early bird*

Shared Double Occupancy – £478 per person early bird*

Kingsize Suite for a couple – £856 (£428 per person)

*For a limited time only

Retreat Fully Booked

The Vedanta

Located in the village of Branston and under 5 minutes from Lincoln. Grantham and Lincolnshire Wolds within 45 minutes. Nottingham is an hour away. Coast 1 hour. A1 road access..

Driving by Car:

  • Birmingham – 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Cambridge – 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Derby – 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Leeds – 1 hour 25 minutes
  • London – 2 hour 50 minutes
  • Manchester – 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Milton Keynes – 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Nottingham – 55 minutes
  • Oxford – 2 hour 20 minutes
  • Sheffield – 1 hour 15 minutes

Travelling by Train:

The closest station is Lincoln Station (10 min drive from The Vedanta), which is approximately a 2.5-hour journey from Kings Cross and Birmingham New Street.

Address & Postcode:

The Vedanta, Lincoln Road, Branston, Lincoln LN4 1PD

Please note: Schedule subject to change


5.00pm – Arrival and refreshments

6.00pmWelcome Tai Chi Qigong to get our Qi freely flowing again (Lily & David)

7.00pm – Dinner

8.30pm – 9:30pm – Yin & Restorative Yoga with Yoga Nidra (Lily & David)

* Free Time – During free time, you are welcome to relax, read, visit the local sights or just take a peaceful walk in the lovely countryside.

Participation – You don’t have to participate in all the scheduled activities, you are welcome to join any of these as you wish.


7.30am – 8.15am – Slow Flow Yoga Wake Up (David)

8.30am – Breakfast

10.00am – 11.00amTai Chi Qigong outdoor if weather permits (Lily & David)

11.00am – Mid-Morning Tea, Coffee & Biscuits

Free Time*

1.00pm – Lunch

Free Time*

3.30pm – Afternoon Tea, Coffee & Cake

5.00pm – 6.00pmHatha Yoga Flow (Lily)

6.30pm – Dinner in the elegant Dining Room

8.00pm – 9.00pmQigong with Guided Meditation (Lily & David)


7.30amSlow Flow Yoga (David)

8.30am – Breakfast

10.00amTaiji Kung Fu Fan or Taji Stick fun taster session (Lily)

11.00am – Mid-Morning Tea, Coffee & Biscuits

Free Time*

1.00pm – Lunch

1.30pm – Group Walk/Chat and Farewells as our retreat comes to a peaceful close

2.00pm – Home Time

Yoga & Tai Chi Qigong Weekend Retreat at the The Vedanta from Friday 14th – Sunday 16th July 2023

Retreat Terms & Conditions

Payment of retreat finalises your registration and understanding and agreement to the terms here by laid out.


All prices listed are per person.  Early bird price applies to all bookings made before 14/06/2023

  • Single Occupancy Room £498 (early bird) / £548 (full price)
  • Double Room shared occupancy £478 per person (early bird) / £528 (full price)
    6 double rooms available – rooms are on a first come first served basis

Cancelation, Refund & Liability Policy


We ask that all our participants purchase travel insurance to cover a possible cancellation for personal reasons.

  • Cancellation over 8 weeks or more before the retreat – full refund minus 10% admin and payment processing fee
  • Cancellation 8 weeks or less before the retreat – 50% refund (unless your place is booked by someone else, in which case full refund minus a 10% admin and payment processing fee)
  • Cancellation 4 weeks or less before the retreat – no refund (unless your place is booked by someone else, in which case full refund minus a 10% admin and payment processing fee)


In the event that Yogalily has to cancel the retreat then all monies paid to Yogalily will be refunded.  In this circumstance Yogalily will not be liable for any other expenses incurred by the participant, included but not limited to travel expenses, insurance costs, etc.

Personal Responsibility & Assumption of Risk:

The participant acknowledges and takes full responsibility for their health, well-being and all personal decisions made before, during and after the retreat.  This includes, but is not limited to, yoga, tai chi, qigong or any physical activities you choose to partake in, your suitability to travel, or any medical conditions or medical treatment that you receive or may need to receive.

Disclaimer: You acknowledge that we, Yogalily (Lili Chen & David Barnett), are solely providing services as yoga and tai chi qigong teachers,  We are not tour operators or travel agents, and are acting solely as a co-ordinator and contact point on behalf of the group in terms of relationship with the venue and have no liability in relation to the venue who is a 3rdparty.

All points of this agreement remain in place up to, during and after the end of the retreat.