3-Day 'Disconnect and Reconnect' Couples Retreat

a weekend of serenity, meditation & yoga to disconnect from the busyness of life and reconnect with yourself and your partner

6th-8th May 2022 | 8th-10th July 2022 | 12th-14th August 2022

About the retreat

Join us for a couples-exclusive 3-day meditation and yoga retreat in the unspoiled countryside of Powys

It’s all too easy to get swept away by the busyness of daily life. In the midst of responding to and juggling our work, home, and family responsibilities, we may feel that we’ve lost touch with ourself and our partner. We may fall into the same routines and get stuck in the same conflicts as life becomes more about practicality than enjoyment, playfulness and love.

This unique wellness retreat, which consists of workshops, guided meditations and yoga practices, has been designed to help you let go of that which separates you from genuine wellbeing and to liven and energise your relationship with yourself and your partner. By exploring concepts such as inner peace, non-attachment, appreciation and forgiveness, we can ease our fears and open our hearts, and discover a more joyful, loving, and happy life.

About The Venue

An unspoilt and enchanting forest retreat in Powys

We’re delighted to host our Couples Retreats in the beautiful and peaceful setting of Llethrau Forest, nestled in the rolling hills of the Welsh border, right on the border of Powys and Shropshire. This self-catering retreat centre is the perfect place to get away from it all, unwind and relax, far away from the stresses and strains of modern life. One of Wales’s true secret escapes, Llethrau is set on 24 acres and features woodland, wild gardens, rivers, hidden paths and walks.

Accommodation

A range of private and unique options

Couples can choose a private bedroom in one of the two beautiful Holiday Cottages, or take one of the five uniquely styled Shepherds Huts or Yurts that are elevated on 24ft decking and situated amongst the forest & trees. All options have self-catering facilities so that you and your partner can prepare meals together. Click on the options below to see more information and pictures.

The Farm House

From £365

Alpine Cottage

From £335

Cowboy

From £320

Nadine

From £310

Shanti

From £310

Tree House

From £295

Nomad

From £295

Retreat Activities

A careful blend of group activities and alone time

Morning Yoga

Soothing and healing vinyasa yoga to stretch, awaken and reconnect with the body.

Workshops

Exploring the inner causes and remedies of conflict and distress in life and relationships.

Meditation

Guided meditations to calm the mind, let go of stress, ease our fears and open our hearts.

Forest Bathing

Boost your health and wellbeing by enjoying the calm and quiet found amongst the trees.

Mindful Walking

Learn how to ground yourself and release stress through mindful movement.

Quiet Time

Enjoy quiet time together, relaxing, chatting around the campfire and simply being away.

What's included

Everything you need for a unique experience

Reviews

Hear from our previous attendees

Sally Dells
Sally Dells
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From the moment I arrived I was not alone. I became part of a family of the best and most inspirational people I’ve ever met in my life. I experienced a moment of pure happiness. I learnt an immense amount to deepen my practise and have come home with heaps of tools to use in everyday life to calm my stresses and anxieties. David and Manu of Samadhi are 2 of the kindest most humble humans among us and I can’t thank you enough for this life changing experience. It’s never too late to face the scaries in our lives🧡
Emilie
Emilie
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What an amazing experience! I attended a meditation and yoga weekend retreat with Samadhi in Oxfordshire and everything was perfect. The many sessions (meditation, yoga and talks) were incredibly interesting and helpful. There was a very positive vibe within the group, the food was outstanding and the place was so beautiful and relaxing. It is a wonderful and rare occasion to get to spend some time exploring the mind with a group of kind-hearted people as well as taking the time to reconnect with your own self. Everything was very well organised, I have learned a lot over the 3 days and I think the positive effect of the retreat will have a long lasting impact. I highly recommend this organisation and their retreats to anyone and hope I will be able to attend another of their retreat. Thank you.
Allice Lett
Allice Lett
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What a wonderful weekend it was! Thank you to everyone else that went, I learnt something off everyone I spoke to. And David and Manu you were both incredible! I'm still feeling very inspired ✨
Steph Feelingshifts
Steph Feelingshifts
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Thank you David, Manu and also everyone else who made the experience most enjoyable. I'm still processing the positive effects: a mix of feeling drained after releasing so much and elation/motivation 🙏😍
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Meet the Hosts

Guiding your meditation & yoga experience

David Johnson

International Buddhist Meditation Teacher & Retreat Leader

David will lead this retreat, run the workshops and guided meditations, and be on hand as a mentor to support you.

David is an experienced Buddhist contemplative and meditation guide who has studied and taught internationally for several years. He is the Co-Founder of Samadhi and a qualified mindfulness teacher, Mental Health First Aider, and an active member of the Association for Spiritual Integrity. His teaching style is clear and practical, and his warm and humorous approach makes him a popular mindfulness teacher.

Manuel Orozco Jimenez

Accredited Yoga Teacher & Retreat Coordinator

Manu is our retreat co-ordinator and accredited yoga teacher. He will guide our morning vinyasa yoga sessions and, alongside our venue hosts, will be around to assist you during your retreat and make sure you have a wonderful experience.

He is the Co-Founder of Samadhi and a Mental Health First Aider. Manu’s laid-back approach and kind heart has a warming and inspiring impact on our retreatants and he is much loved by all.

Details & Schedule

What to expect

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THIS OFFER IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME

This self-catering weekend retreat starts at just £385pp £295pp. View all options by clicking here.

Book Event

Deposit for The Farm House - Bedroom 1 £465 £375 PER PERSON

Master bedroom with a super king bed, ensuite with a stunning bath. Please enter quantity '2' below, then click 'Next' underneath the accommodation options.

Available Tickets: 2
The Deposit for The Farm House - Bedroom 1 ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Deposit for The Farm House - Bedroom 2 £455 £365 PER PERSON

Second bedroom with a king bed, ensuite with a small shower and toilet. Please enter quantity '2' below, then click 'Next' underneath the accommodation options.

Available Tickets: 2
The Deposit for The Farm House - Bedroom 2 ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Deposit for Alpine Cottage - Bedroom 1 £435 £345 PER PERSON

Master bedroom with a super king bed, situated on the mezzanine that overlooks the barn. Shared bathroom on the ground-floor. Please enter quantity '2' below, then click 'Next' underneath the accommodation options.

Available Tickets: 2
The Deposit for Alpine Cottage - Bedroom 1 ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Deposit for Alpine Cottage - Bedroom 2 £425 £335 PER PERSON

Groundfloor bedroom with a king bed. Shared bathroom in the cottage. Please enter quantity '2' below, then click 'Next' underneath the accommodation options.

Available Tickets: 2
The Deposit for Alpine Cottage - Bedroom 2 ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Deposit for Cowboy Shepherds Hut £410 £320 PER PERSON

Unique Shepherds Hut tucked in the forest, with a large king bed and ensuite with a bath. Please enter quantity '2' below, then click 'Next' underneath the accommodation options.

Available Tickets: 2
The Deposit for Cowboy Shepherds Hut ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Deposit for Nadine Shepherds Hut £400 £310 PER PERSON

Unique Shepherds Hut tucked in the forest, with a king double bed and ensuite with a power shower. Please enter quantity '2' below, then click 'Next' underneath the accommodation options.

Available Tickets: 2
The Deposit for Nadine Shepherds Hut ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Deposit for Shanti Shepherds Hut £400 £310 PER PERSON

Unique Shepherds Hut tucked in the forest, with a king double bed and ensuite with a power shower. Please enter quantity '2' below, then click 'Next' underneath the accommodation options.

Available Tickets: 2
The Deposit for Shanti Shepherds Hut ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Deposit for Tree House View - Yurt £385 £295 PER PERSON

Unique and simple treehouse yurt, hidden in the treetops, complete with a king bed and log burner. Please enter quantity '2' below, then click 'Next' underneath the accommodation options.

Available Tickets: 2
The Deposit for Tree House View - Yurt ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Deposit for Nomad - Yurt £385 £295 PER PERSON

Unique and simple treehouse yurt, hidden in the treetops, complete with a double bed and log burner. Please enter quantity '2' below, then click 'Next' underneath the accommodation options.

Available Tickets: 2
The Deposit for Nomad - Yurt ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

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FAQ's

Everything you need to know

Yoga sessions with Manu

Before the event, you will be asked to fill out a form related to your yoga ability and health and safety. The classes will be adapted to the group depending on the overall level. 

Pranayama with Manu

Pranayama exercises are suitable for most people with no level of experience required. Some health conditions may prevent you from taking part.

Meditation & Workshops with David

No prior experience is required.

All accommodation options are self-catered. We believe it enhances the experience of the couples retreat – preparing and eating meals together without the distraction of kids, work or TV can a wonderful opportunity to simply enjoy each other’s company. All accommodations have access to cooking equipment, fridge/freezers, BBQs etc. We kindly ask that you refrain from eating meat, fish or dairy, or consuming intoxicants such as alcohol for the duration of the retreat in order to protect the retreat space.

We suggest you bring casual clothing for comfort. For the yoga sessions, wear something comfortable in which you can move freely. You are welcome to bring any additional cushions, mats or blankets if you wish. We suggest that you bring practical clothing for the outdoors as the weather in Wales can be unpredictable! Bring your own boots and waterproof clothing.

Yes, Llethrau has ample free parking available for guests. (Please see the map above for parking spots)

Arrival is from 4pm on Friday. We will send you check-in information nearer to the retreat. Our introductory session will begin at 5.00pm.

Manu, our retreat co-ordinator, will be your first point of contact in case of emergency. If it is an actual emergency, the Site Manager lives nearby.

There is Wi-Fi available in the Internet Cafe.

Have another question? Please send us an email or a message us using the chat in the corner of the screen.

Human Friendly Events

Samadhi is an inclusive organisation and we welcome people of all ages, genders (including gender identity), sexual orientation, abilities, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief.

As an LGBTQ-led Buddhist organisation, we strongly believe that no one should be discriminated against for any reason at all and subscribe to the ideals of non-harm and loving-kindness. You’re welcome no matter who you are and you’re free to express yourself authentically.

The Farm House

About The Farm House

The Farm House is a beautiful and concealed cottage dating back to 1891. It features two large ensuite bedrooms, a beautiful living area with a log burner, an open plan kitchen/dining area fridge freezer and a new electric oven.

Heating in the property is via a wood-burning aga which needs to be going in order for the radiators to heat – we will turn the immersion on before you arrive so you will have instant hot water. The front porch has a small laundry with a washing machine and clothes airers. Wi-Fi is available in this cottage. We also have a general Wi-Fi located in the Internet Café. 

Accommodation

Bedroom 1 - £375 per person

Master bedroom with a super king bed, with its own spacious ensuite featuring a stunning bath.

Bedroom 2 - £365 per person

Second bedroom which will be set up as a king bed, with its own ensuite with a small shower and toilet.

Features

Alpine Cottage

About Alpine Cottage

The Alpine Cottage is a stunning chalet barn with lovely forest views. The unique Cottage incorporates oak beams, Persian rugs, a comfortable living area with sofas surrounding a wood-burning stove and is full of characterful artwork and a treasure trove for the avid reader set over 2 floors.

There is an electric cooker, microwave and fridge freezer, and the ground floor features a bathroom with toilet, a greenhouse/conservatory, and a small outdoor garden with a BBQ. Wi-Fi is available in the on-site internet café. 

Accommodation

Bedroom 1 - £345 per person

Master bedroom with a super king bed, situated on the mezzanine that overlooks the barn.

Bedroom 2 - £335 per person

Groundfloor bedroom with a king bed.

Features

Cowboy - Shepherds Hut

About Cowboy Shepherds Hut

The Cowboy Shepherds Hut is the newest hut on site and most brilliantly designed. The whole Shepherds Hut is clad with larch, and tucked up in the forest with a large larch decking in front of it, where you can sit out, eat, relax, and enjoy a BBQ. We think it’s a real luxury escape and a unique homestay.

Inside the Shepherds Hut, there is an antique oak floor and the entire hut is clad with reclaimed timber. A large fitted king bed comprises the sleeping area, there is a kitchen with microwave oven, sink, hob, and fridge; as well as all the cooking equipment you’ll need plus a small pull-down table to eat at. The whole space is heated by an electric heater and a rustic wood-burner. An idyllic forest holiday and rural retreat.

The bathroom has a fitted bath with a handheld shower and views out to the fields – and a gorgeous copper sink set in a rustic piece of oak, heated towel rail and bathroom facilities. Soak in the bath where you can relax and watch the sheep pass by out of the window.

There’s Wi-Fi available in the on-site internet café only. 

Accommodation

Whole Shepherds Hut - £320 per person

Unique shepherds hut tucked in the forest, with a large kind bed and ensuite with a bath.

Features

Nadine - Shepherds Hut

About Nadine Shepherds Hut

This French-style Shepherds Hut makes for a charming and private option for our retreat. Occupying a secluded spot on the Llethrau Estate, this beautiful shepherds hut is a holiday gem that is surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills and is decorated with hand-painted artwork across the ceilings. 

The Shepherds Hut has its own little built-in kitchen with a hob, microwave oven, fridge and sink. It has its own private bathroom at the end of the hut with a power shower, heated towel rails and bathroom facilities. It sleeps two on a king double. There’s Wi-Fi available in the on-site internet café only. 

Accommodation

Whole Shepherds Hut - £310 per person

Unique shepherds hut tucked in the forest, with a kind double bed and ensuite with a power shower.

Features

Shanti - Shepherds Hut

About Shanti Shepherds Hut

This Indian styled Shepherds Hut makes for a charming and private option for our retreat. Hidden away in a beautiful rural setting this bespoke made Shepherds Hut is situated on a wooded bank above the Holiday Cottages.

Shanti Hut boasts spectacular views across the valley and has its own private outdoor area for you to relax and enjoy your sweet escape.

The inside of the Shepherds Hut is decorated with reclaimed antique furniture, an old wooden floor, ethnic colours and features, and a cosy wood burner. It has its own little built-in self-catering kitchen with a hob and microwave oven, fridge and sink. It has its own private bathroom at the end of the hut, with a power shower, heated towel rails and bathroom facilities, and sleeps two on a king double.

There’s Wi-Fi available in the on-site internet café only.

Accommodation

Whole Shepherds Hut - £310 per person

Unique shepherds hut tucked in the forest, with a kind double bed and ensuite with a power shower.

Features

Tree House View - Yurt

About Tree House View

Situated across the valley from the Communal Facilities and Holiday Cottages this 14ft Tree House View Yurt sits on a 24ft decking construction using wood milled from the surrounding woodland.

At the front, it sits about 15ft high. You feel as if you are in a treehouse looking out over a valley of treetops. With the gentle sound of the stream in the distance, this is the perfect forest escape. Outside the Yurt there is a hammock and picnic table. Inside the Yurt has a comfy king bed, lighting, a log burner, electric heater, a kettle, cabinets & tables and is simply decorated. 

Parking and a toilet block are close by between the two yurts. The main Communal Facilities are a 5 min walk across the valley; including a large self-catering galley kitchen, shower & toilet block,  as well as spacious decking with picnic benches outside. An Internet cafe with tourist information and maps are free and open 24/7 and there is a laundry room that guests are welcome to use.

There’s Wi-Fi available in the on-site internet café only.

Accommodation

Whole Yurt - £295 per person

Unique and simple treehouse yurt, hidden in the treetops, complete with a king bed and log burner.

Features

Nomad - Yurt

About Nomad - Yurt

Situated across the valley from the Communal Facilities and Holiday Cottages this 12ft Nomad Yurt sits on a 24ft decking construction using wood milled from the surrounding woodland.

At the front, it sits about 7ft high and the entire decking is surrounded by young trees. Outside there is a hammock and picnic table. Inside, the yurt has a comfy double bed, a log burner, electric heater, cabinets, tables and is simply decorated.

Parking and a toilet block are close by between the two yurts. The main Communal Facilities are a 5 min walk across the valley; including a large self-catering galley kitchen, shower & toilet block,  as well as spacious decking with picnic benches outside. An Internet cafe with tourist information and maps are free and open 24/7 and there is a laundry room that guests are welcome to use.

There’s Wi-Fi available in the on-site internet café only.

Accommodation

Whole Yurt - £295 per person

Unique and simple treehouse yurt, hidden in the treetops, complete with a double bed and log burner.

Features

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