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New Year Yoga & Meditation Retreat In The Stunning Dorset Countryside


This safe haven is the perfect environment for enabling new beginnings and meeting like-minded people, while you immerse yourself in yoga and guided-meditation and eat delicious organic home cooked food. Let’s welcome in the new year with energy, refreshment and an open mind — what greater start than a relaxing retreat in the beauty of nature!

Gaunts House has the fortune of being situated on a heavenly estate of protected Dorset countryside totalling nearly 2000 acres. The estate has a four-acre lake as well as many acres of private woods which, in the spring, are full of life and carpeted with bluebells. The grounds are cared for in an environmentally friendly way and are open for all to indulge in the tranquillity and enjoy country walks.

Yoga, Meditation & Relaxation

There will be morning yoga classes with more gentle evening sessions, followed by guided mindfulness meditation, pranayama (ancient Yogic breathing techniques) and deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra).

On New Year’s eve, we’ll be doing a ‘manifesting your dreams NLP workshop’ in the evening, to set you inspirational goals for the year ahead. We’ll see in the new year with a seated candle ceremony and celebrate with some bubbly afterwards, to keep those fireworks crackling within!

If you’re looking for fulfilment this New Year’s and want to let go of old patterns which are no longer serving you, this retreat will ensure that the fireworks don’t fizzle out at midnight. Make your new year a special one!


My retreats attract every level of practitioner. I always have a mixture of people attending. I can cater for beginners to advanced. The style of yoga varies too as I’ve trained in quite a few disciplines, such as Sivananda ( hatha style ) and ashtanga. I really work with the feel of the group and meet the needs and requirements of my class participants in that moment, adapting with modifications or more challenging versions of the postures for those who want the option.

We’ll start with a 2 hour yoga & meditation session on Friday night to ease us into the weekend, followed by dinner. Yoga will be held in the ballroom. In the classes, I will be giving personal adjustments to correct postures and guiding you through the breath ( pranayama ) and meditation. Please bring your own mats. Thank you



Typical Schedule
3.30pm – arrival
4.30-6.30pm – introductions. yoga, meditation & relaxation class
6.30pm – dinner and welcome talk at 7.30pm
( you can help yourself to Tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit anytime )

8-9.30am – yoga class
9.30am – breakfast – 
free time to socialise, do country walks, relax or book a massage/yoga 1-1 session ( extra cost )
4.00pm – 6.00pm – New Year workshop & guided meditation, relaxation class
6.30pm – dinner
11.30pm – meditation circle in the ballroom to see the New Year in followed by celebrations!

8-9.30am – yoga class
9.30am – breakfast
10.30am – guided country walk ( optional ) or free time to socialise,relax or book a massage/yoga session ( extra cost )
1.00pm – lunch
4.00pm – 6.00pm – yoga, meditation, pranayama and yoga nidra session
6.30pm- dinner

8-9.30am – yoga class
9.30am – breakfast
free time to socialise, do country walks, relax or book a massage/yoga session ( extra cost )
12-1pm – final group meditation
1.00pm – lunch
3.30pm – time to say goodbye

Facilities at Gaunts House
Drawing Room – This room has an extensive collection of books, audios and videos from
around the world available and free to all.
Sanctuary –  The library and other quiet rooms are available 24 hours/day.
Swimming Pool –  Open-air, heated in summer ( not in use in the winter months )
On Gaunts Estate – Extensive woodland and wildlife, 3 miles River Allen, Private chalk, gravel
& sand quarries and River Springs

There is also free parking and WIFI

Gaunts House,
Petersham Ln, Gaunts,
BH21 4JQ,

For full travel details go to Gaunts House website:

New Year retreat ( 3 nights ) : £395 shared room, £435 single. The bathrooms are communal. Shared en-suite rooms are available at £40 extra or single en-suite at £50 extra. The cost includes all yoga & meditation classes, goal setting workshop, guided country walk, accommodation and all 3 vegetarian meals and snacks. It is your responsibility to have an up to date fully comprehensive travel insurance.

Please send a non refundable/transferable deposit of £150 to Ladan Soltani by bank transfer. Email me for details: The balance will be due by 28th October 2016. If you wish to pay in instalments, please let me know in advance and I can make arrangements. All Bookings made after the cut off dates should be paid in full.

Please note any cancellations made 1 month before the starting date is transferrable (excluding the deposit). The full amount is non-refundable if its any less than a month.

Friday 14th – Monday 17th April 2017
Friday 26th – Monday 29th May 2017



‘Ladan Soltani has been such a positive influence in my life. Her kind words of wisdom have helped me enormously. I have experienced some life-changing shifts on her retreats and always look forward to sitting in a meditation session with her and calming my senses. I owe you and thank you.’
‘Kate Anderson’


‘Ladan has really changed my life. I went through a bad time with depression and stress for a number of reasons, but discovered her show on Fitness TV and her yoga/breathing techniques. They have really helped me improve and change the way I look at things for the better. She has a lovely warming personality that really comes across and helps to soothe. I can’t thank her enough for the way she has helped me and influenced my life for the better. She has been a true inspiration.’

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