Yoga and Transformational Breath RESET RETREAT, 42 acres, Somerset

Friday 11th May - Sunday 13th May 2018

 good nights sleep

good nights sleep

The main house has 8 bedrooms, ranging from cool nomadic style loft dorms, twin rooms, double rooms and a Grand Master suite with a walk in Dressing Room and Ensuite Bathroom with roll top bath and a rainforest shower.

All rooms have luxury linen, fluffy towels in the bathrooms with Boschendal Farm organic toiletries for your morning showers or evening baths.

Then there is Deer Cottage, just eleven steps from the main house which has 3 twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms and a dedicated massage room scattered with scented candles and low lighting.  

 fresh air and country walks

fresh air and country walks

42 acres is Somerset's stunning new wellness retreat for those seeking real transformation. "We work with the land and its abundance of natural resources and we use biomass and solar power to generate energy for the entire space.  We have used reclaimed materials to both build and outfit the property, mixed with the influence, style and expertise of designer Jo Berryman.

The huge renovated farmhouse is just outside Frome and the sunny reception space is just the start of this wonderful wellness retreat experience. With the French doors leading out to view across the 42 acres of private land and 700 acres of the surrounding ancient forest, it's perfect for strolls in between your sessions to reconnect with nature and enjoy some fresh air.

 Breathing and yoga room

Breathing and yoga room

The Yoga and Breathing sessions take place in the specially dedicated room for healing and transformation.  

This beautiful room has large windows for natural light, wooden floorboards to help you feel naturally grounded, gorgeous cushions and throws so you will be warm and comfortable during all your sessions.

We provide all the yoga mats for the breathing and yoga sessions but some guests like to bring their own mat and blankets which you are welcome to do.




Accommodation options range from Dormitories to Twins and Single rooms (en suite options available) with luxury linen and towels provided. The centre has several communal spaces including a library and a meeting and reading space.

£375.00 for a luxurious dorm room (max 3 people to room)
£445.00 for twin room sharing
£645.00 for double room single occupancy (£890.00 for double occupancy of double room)
£670.00 for King room single occupancy (£1100.00 for double occupancy of King room)
£795.00 for Master Super King suite (£1200.00 for double occupancy of master suite)

This includes accommodation for 2 nights, 3 days of retreat activities, and all delicious food and snacks. Travel to Somerset is not included.

Optional extras include massages which must be pre-booked

PROPOSED SCHEDULE - subject to slight change

5pm: Arrivals
530pm – 7.15pm: Introduction to Transformational Breath
730pm: Dinner
830pm – 930pm: Yoga Nidra and Meditation


730am: Fruit, nuts and teas available
8am – 930am: Dynamic yoga with Ann
930am – 1030am: Breakfast
11am – 1.30pm: Transformational Breath session
230pm – 330pm: Lunch
330pm – 53pm: Free time/Pre-booked massages
530pm – 7pm: Yin/Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
730pm onwards: Dinner


730am: Fruit, nuts and teas available
8am – 10am: Dynamic yoga with Ann
1030am – 1130am: Brunch
1130am – 130pm: Free time/Massages
130pm – 3pm: Breathing practice and final meditation
3pm: Departures with takeaway snack


The Breathing

Aimee Hartley, founder of will take you on a powerful journey with your breath. You will learn and experience the deep healing benefits of Transformational Breath and practice a variety of conscious breath exercises to use in every day life. This can help you let go of any unhealthy breathing habits, such as breath holding, shallow breathing and over breathing and release both physical and emotional tension from the body. This can dramatically shift the way you feel in your body and bring higher states of awareness to the mind.

The retreat programme is developed in a careful way so you will have all the tools, knowledge and experience to develop your own practice of this deeply healing breath-work.

Aimee studied and qualified as a Transformational Breath Facilitator and Workshop leader with Dr Judith Kravitz, Founder of Transformational Breath Foundation, in Italy and the US.  She currently offers Transformational Breath private and corporate workshops in London.  

The Yoga


Ann Pidcock, will be been teaching you a soft, creative style of Vinyasa Flow in the mornings and a more restorative routine in the late afternoon and sharing some of her favourite Yoga Nidra's in the evenings to ensure you have a good night's sleep.  Her original teacher training was 500 hours BWY with Danny DeVille.  She has since sought out wisdom from many wonderful teachers, adding texture and depth to this foundation.  Her interest in how the body moves is largely influenced by her work in dance, whereas the breathing, asana and esoteric elements stem from her education in Yoga and its rich history of ideas and styles.

Ann trained in restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater and is a certified 'Relax and Renew' teacher. She is a certified  Believing whole heartedly that being able to access this profoundly restful state is deeply important to being healthy human beings. It works in harmony with her more flow based teachings and fits well with embracing all necessary aspects of wellness.

42 Acres address is Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset BA11 5HL.

driving directions:
From Witham Friary

42 Acres is located about 4km from the village of Witham Friary.

The postcode BA11 5HL takes you to Holt Farm which is 2km away.

From Holt Farm turn back and turn left onto Dark Lane after about 1km you’ll pass a house and Arabian Stud Farm on your right.

After 0.5 km you’ll see a red brick house (Holt Cottage) on the right.

Immediately in front of the house is a right turn, signposted to 42 Acres.

Follow the track for 0.5km and you’ll arrive at 42 Acres.

From the London (A303) or Gillingham Station:

42 Acres is located about 4km from the village of Kilmington, if travelling from the A303 or Gillingham train station you will pass through Wilmington.

Once past the village continue for 1.5km and you will reach a cross roads, go straight across and follow the winding road downhill through the woods.

Once through the woods, continue for 150-200m, you will pass a farm track on your left, signposted Sweetnap Farm, followed by a small terrace of cottages on your right.

Continue for about 300m to the bottom of the hill where you’ll see a red brick house on your left.

The road starts to climb uphill and immediately after the red brick house there is a turning to the left and you’ll see a sign for 42 Acres.

Turn left and follow the track for 0.5km until you arrive at 42 Acres.

Please note the postcode BA11 5HL will take you to Holt Farm which is 2km past 42 Acres. If this happens please follow the directions from Witham Friary.

by train & nearest stations:
Gillingham (Dorset) 17 mins by car
Frome 19 mins by car
Castle Cary 24 mins by car
Westbury 33 mins by car
Taxis from the station:

Gillingham Cars  – 01747 850 385
Castle Cary Taxis – 01963 351 333
Destination Travel  – 01963 344 41
*Please arrange taxi before arrival to avoid disappointment