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Mapperton Retreat

A Whole Self Yoga Retreat w/ Julie Montagu & Mona Lisa Godfrey

A restorative and transformative retreat in the breathtaking West Dorset countryside. Set in Britain’s finest manor house (as voted by Country Life) with cozy fires, long walks, craft workshops and delicious local plant-based food, Mapperton will be our home for 3 nights and 4 days.

Dates: Thursday 1st October – Sunday 4th October 2020


Thursday 12th November – Sunday 15th November 2020


Mapperton yoga retreat map

Our Schedule

In the morning, we start with a cleansing and energising vinyasa flow yoga practice in the 17th century Coach House, recently restored with timber floors, original stone work and a biomass heating system.

Early afternoons can be spent exploring the award-winning 15 acre gardens or hiking through the woods & valleys on the 2000 acre estate. Friday afternoon will be spent mindfully crafting with local expert Herbal Harmony.

A second sundown yoga practice and meditation / Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) leads us into evening relaxation and supper back in the Coach House.


  • 3-4pm: Arrival
  • 4pm: Thursday welcome green smoothie in The Great Hall
  • 5-6:30pm: Yoga and Meditation
  • 7:30pm: Dinner


  • 7:30am: Light Breakfast
  • 8:30-10:30am: Yoga
  • 11am: Brunch
  • 3-4:30pm: Mindful Crafting in The Old School Hall
  • 5:30-6:30pm: Restorative Yoga & Meditation
  • 7:30pm: Dinner


  • 7:30am: Light Breakfast
  • 8:30-10:30am: Yoga
  • 11am: Brunch
  • 5:30-7pm: Restorative Yoga & Sound Bath
  • 7:30pm: Dinner


  • 7:30am: Light Breakfast
  • 8:30-10am: Yoga
  • 10:15-11:15am: Brunch
  • 11:30: Departures

Retreat includes:

  • Double or Single Accomodation in the main house or adjacent cottage
  • Delicious plant-based breakfast, lunch and dinner sourcing local ingredients
  • Two yoga sessions per day
  • One mindful craft sessions
  • Sound bath
  • Meditation and Yoga Nidra

Prices are from £795 per person (double room sharing) to £1,495 (own room with four poster and bathroom).

What’s not included:

  • Travel to and from Mapperton
  • Additional snacks and drinks

Mindful crafting

Accommodation / Setting Gallery

About Mapperton

Mapperton is a glorious Jacobean manor house and romantic valley garden among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside of West Dorset. Fifteen acres of gardens descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary down to the wild garden.  For more information go to

Mapperton has a mix of grand rooms with four-poster beds, as well as recently redecorated single and double rooms. Note that not all bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, given the age of the house.

Rooms are also available in the adjacent Garden Cottage.

Mapperton is located approximately 3 hours from London by car.  The post code is DT8 3NR.  The nearest station is Crewkerne, and the train takes around 2.5 hours from London Waterloo or Clapham Junction.



“A nurturing retreat in a gloriously privileged setting, a magical experience for body and soul!”


“Whole Self Yoga at Mapperton provides the perfect time and space to reconnect to your self, to nurture your self and to recharge your self for your every day life.”


“This was my first yoga / wellness retreat and I was a little nervous about what to expect.  This retreat exceeded all of my expectations.  The house and grounds were so peaceful. The food was amazing.  And the yoga was the perfect level of challenging.  I’m sad this is over!”


“I had the best weekend and experience at the Mapperton retreat.  Plus Julie is the most inspirational human!”


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