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Please read our guidelines for guests before booking a course or visiting Braziers.
Friday 11 to Sunday 13 January
Hayley Slatter Yoga
16 beautiful yogis in a Gothic mansion. Delicious food, meditation and a whole lot of yoga. For more information and to book click here.
Friday 18 to Sunday 20 January
Mindful Movement with Audrajean
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Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 January
Navigating Family Landscapes with Natalia Pearce
A creative psychotherapy workshop, Navigating Family Landscapes shines a curious and compassionate light on our family relationships. It is an invitation to discover how past and present dynamics in our families have shaped who we are and the lives we live today. Our choices are, more or less consciously, informed by the roles we have played in parent-child and sibling relationships. Similarly, the beliefs and values we have been steeped in from our first moments in our families and culture influence our worldview – for better and for worse. The work we shall do together in a group and in one-to-one sessions will help us understand these influences so that we can meet our lives with more clarity and freedom, as individuals and family members. Book Here.
Friday 25 to Sunday 27 January
A Connection to Nature
Buried Deep: Winter
Winters can be both hard and cold and the joy of life can be buried deep.
In this workshop, we will explore shamanic ways to uncover and learn what lies within you. We will share some of the ancient teachings of Winter and how we can sustain ourselves in life’s storms.
There is also an opportunity to learn and participate in a shamanic journey. Find out more, using the title hyperlink.
Booking now open; spaces are limited. Book now!
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 February
Snowdrop Teas Open Days
On a weekend when the snowdrops will be in full bloom, our door is again open to visitors. We invite you to explore the estate, to savour the delights of Spring at Braziers Park and to meet the intentional community that for the last 68 years has called it home. This year, we are making B&B accommodation available in the Main House in case you would like to turn your visit to the South Oxfordshire countryside into a relaxing weekend away.
Free info and map of the snowdrop walk are provided and, as ever, the Dining and Drawing rooms will be transformed into temporary tearooms. Guided house and estate tours will run at intervals throughout, with occasional musical entertainment in the Inner Hall and plants for sale.
Entrance is £4 for adults and a £5 parking charge applies. Where possible, we encourage sharing lifts and using public transport (The X39/X40 is a regular bus service between Oxford and Reading). Tickets will be available on the day but, as both tickets and car spaces are limited, booking is advised.
Dogs are welcome but we ask that they do not come inside the house (with the exception of guide dogs) and that they are kept on a lead at all times. Open times: 10am – 4pm. Please book here.
Friday 15 to Sunday 17
Wider Community Weekend
A friendly and inclusive weekend of eclectic and often quirky, mutual teaching and learning workshops, talks and experiences for people new to Braziers and old Brazierites alike. Wide ranging sessions and workshops include Hartbeats African drumming and dancing and an introduction to successful project management. Most sessions are free. Camping and residential weekend tickets at 3 tier rates according to income. See the full programme here. Then book here.
Friday 22 to Sunday 24 February
The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids
Friday 1 to Sunday 3 March
Spring Weekend Yoga Retreat
A hatha yoga based practice with an integration of other traditions will naturally open the heart and nurture you to a space of surrender and stillness. For more information and to book click here
4 pm Thursday 21 to 4 pm Sunday 24 March
Inspired by Nature II – Crafts & Creativity
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Enjoy a 3-day creativity weekend break, inspired by nature. For beginners and experienced artists/crafters alike, with all materials/equipment included. There will be practical workshops to design and create a piece of pewter cast jewellery, a natural plant-dyed scarf, craft a hazel garden ornament, and make a unique up-cycled scrapbook/journal to capture your weekend’s inspiration. We offer collaborative Japanese Renga poetry writing, layering words and meaning through nature and time, with walks in the woods, entertaining evenings, a warm welcome, and an imaginative, artistic weekend exploring nature’s patterns, shapes and colours, in
Friday 29 to Sunday 31 March
Spring Equinox Retreat with Liz and Tania
The theme of the weekend will be to celebrate the Spring Equinox and bring balance into our lives. Together Tania and Liz will provide a balance of dynamic vinyasa yoga to help you raise your energy, with practices to rest and restore including yoga nidra and more therapeutic yoga practices. One evening we will have a bonfire, with singing and chanting (weather permitting).
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Friday 5 to Sunday 7 April
School of Magic – An Experiential Weekend of Practical and Historical Magic at a Crossing of Ley Lines. Ever dreamed of attending Hogwarts or becoming a wizard? Are you bored of normal life? Braziers Park School of Magic will be open to you this April for a weekend magical studies and adventures! More info and booking click here.
Friday 19 to Monday 22 April
Easter Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Ladan Soltani
A great way to slow down, reflect, introspect and leave feeling refreshed and energised! There will be morning and evening yoga, meditation, pranayama, yoga nidra sessions and a workshop for core and back strength. All levels are welcome!For more information and to book click here
Monday 6 May
May Fayre Open Day
Once again, Braziers Park opens its gates for its annual open day. There will be live music throughout the day, stalls, children’s activities, BBQ, bar, vintage tea room, open-mic and house and garden tours. We are happy to hear from stall holders, especially those selling handmade and low-impact items, and for any musicians and entertainers who would like to perform on the day. If you are interested in volunteering for the day, please get in touch, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Saturday 12 May
Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research AGM
Members, Associates, Active Associates, Volunteers and Friends are welcome (only members can vote for motions and officers).
Please enquire about becoming an Associate, the first step to membership of the Society, BPSISR (Braziers Park School of Integrative Social Research), founded in 1950 as an experiment in conscious co-existence, understanding our place in nature and taking constructive action in the world.
Sunday 14 May
Glaister Lecture 2019
Friday 17 to Sunday 19 May
The annual family-friendly festival of music and nature. For more information & tickets click here.
Thursday 30 to Monday 2 June
The British Daoist Association
A three day meditation retreat to create an environment where the Clear and Tranquil path of daoist cultivation can be taught and shared in the West.
Friday 7 to Sunday 9 June
Peaceful Early Summer Yoga Retreat
A hatha based yoga practice with the integration of other traditions that will naturally open the heart and nurture you to a space of vitality, surrender and stillness.
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Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June
Jamies BodyMind Yoga Retreat
Ashtanga/ Hatha mix of yoga with the emphasis on flowing sequences.
For more information see Jamies website
Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July
A new festival to Braziers Park! The Elementary Festival. Come immerse yourself in a magical world of music, movement and relaxation through live performance, workshops, sound journeys and healing sessions. Come and see a wide range of instruments from around the globe including fujara, tabla, hang, sitar, cajon, African drums, American Indian flutes and flamenco guitar…oh, a just a little bit of didgeridoo!
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Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July
Braziers international House Team Reunion
Another chance for past ‘house team’, volunteers and residents from around the world to spend a few days living and working at Braziers and meeting old and new friends. Working alongside the current residents in the mornings – cooking, cleaning, gardening, hosting, flower arranging and spending the afternoons and evenings relaxing in good company. There’ll be time for reminiscing, walks, outings and entertaining ourselves.
Cost: £27 a day for a single room, £22 a day for a shared room (This is on half-time working basis).
To book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July
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Friday 30 to Sunday 1 September
Taiji-Qi Gong & Bodywork Retreat
Immerse yourself in a weekend of Taiji & Qi Gong and Body work to experience a deepening and refining of your practice.
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Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September
Yoga With Chris
A weekend to nourish your body, mind and spirit. Slow down, quieten, and renew your inner resources. Leave feeling relaxed and de-stressed.
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Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 November
Introduction to Permaculture
With Trish Whitham and John Baker
Permaculture Association curriculum.
A wonderfully inspiring weekend in an idyllic location learning Permaculture basics – ethics, principles and design tools to re-imagine your life, your garden, farm, community or any project for sustainability, regeneration and abundance – it’s not just about gardening! To book email email@example.com