2/4/6 nights Meditation & Yoga Retreat

6th – 12th October 2023 | Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8SR, UK


Welcome to the Akanista Spiritual and Holistic Retreat

  • Relax and reflect
  • Let go of limiting belief, grief and loss
  • Explore and maintain spirituality
  • Learn to be in the present moment
  • Treat yourself with space and time

“Really comfortable, dynamic and life-changing retreat! It really brought the group together, created a family atmosphere, and really brought new ways of looking at old, reacting issues.  Most importantly, their kindness was real – and I really think this has made much of a difference to my life. Definitely the best retreat I have had in my life!”

– Elizabeth, Intercultural Services Manager


“A couple of years ago I went on a retreat with Akanista and it has literally changed my life! I was at an all-time low, stressed, sad, angry and needed a way to cope without medication… My dad picked me up from the airport a week later saying “You look 10 years younger!”

Maddy, Healthy Lifestyle Coach

“I would encourage anybody who is going through stuff in their lives to come to this retreat to find peace of mind and connect with their being and bloom like a flower.”

Michael, English former professional footballer

  • Vipassana, Mindfulness, Meditation, Visualisation, and Loving-kindness.
  • Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Yoga Nidra.
  • Immerse yourself in therapeutic and creative workshops, featuring gong healing and expressive drawing to explore self-discovery.
  • Philosophical/dharma talks to explore one’s spirituality and meaning-making.
  • Nature walks and unwind daily in a soothing hot tub during the evenings.
The autumn releasing retreat

The Akanista retreat unfolds in a lovely three-story country house located near Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire. Surrounded by tranquil countryside, this venue provides an authentic country house setting with plenty of room. Enjoy relaxation in the spacious and cosy sitting room, complete with comfortable seating and a warming wood burner.

Nights, Accomodation and Prices


We recommend you come for the 6-night option to fully enjoy everything our delightful wellbeing retreat. However, we understand that life can get pretty busy, and not everyone can escape for an entire week. That’s why we’re excited to offer you the flexibility to pick the nights that suit you most.


2 nights/ 3 days (6th-8th Oct 2023)


Type of Accomodation Pricing per person
Twin beds – shared room/wc (Only 2 spaces left) £400*
Twin beds – shared room/jack & jill shared shower/wc (Only 1 spaces left) £493*
King size bed – private room – shared shower/wc (Only 1 space left!) £622*
King size private room ensuite (SOLD OUT) £703*


4 nights (6th-10th Oct 2023)


Type of Accomodation Pricing per person
Twin beds – shared room/wc (Only 2 spaces left) £800*
Twin beds – shared room/jack & jill shared shower/wc (Only 1 spaces left) £987*
King size bed – private room – shared shower/wc (Only 1 space left!) £1243*
King size private room ensuite (SOLD OUT) £1407*



6 nights/ 7 days (6th-12th Oct)


Type of Accomodation Pricing per person
Twin beds – shared room/wc (Only 2 spaces left) £1050*
Twin beds – shared room/jack & jill shared shower/wc (Only 1 spaces left) £1330*
King size bed – private room – shared shower/wc (Only 1 space left!) £1715*
King size private room ensuite (SOLD OUT)  £1960*



* 30% deposit is required upon booking to secure your space.

* Payment plans are available, please email Akanista team at info@akanista.com for more information.

* A space is not confirmed until payment is complete. The payment is payable to Akanista Limited and covers teaching services, organization of the retreat, and full-board accommodation. The full amount is refundable up until 12 weeks before the retreat. After that, it is only refundable or transferable if the space can be filled. Any refunds will be less a £100 admin fee.


FREE Gifts (if you attend this retreat with Akanista)

  • Get 1-year free access to our premium content on Zenmind App!
  • 20 minutes consultation to support your wellbeing (online/phone)
  • 11-Day Sanskrit Chanting Learning online course – each day learning one mantra and their sound


Struggling to let go? 

This is an incredible opportunity – our spiritual retreat offers a chance to disconnect from your daily routine and reconnect with yourself. Stress, anxiety, conflicts, burnout, and traumas often be held within the mind and body. Heal your past, be here in the present, and hug the future with mindfulness, compassion, and creative expressions.

Each retreat is a unique and timely experience, perfectly suited to the moment, the place, and your life stage. As most of you know, we customise the retreat just for you.
Whether you seek support and meaning or simply a break to focus on what truly matters, this retreat is designed with your needs in mind. It’s a space where you can release
what’s holding you back.

“If you let go a little, you will have a little peace; if you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely, you will have complete peace.” – Ajahn Chah

“Which aspect of letting go will you choose?”

    You are in safe hands.


    Karuna Priya, a former Buddhist monk with 15+ years of experience, embodies the essence of kindness & compassion. He’ll guide you through daily meditation and Dharma talks. 

    Nitima Priya, a Holistic counsellor from the Himalayan foothills, is here too. With over a decade of Buddhist practice, she combines Eastern and Western approaches, making the retreat extra special. Think rituals, ceremonies, stories, and creative workshops that help you heal, stay in the moment, and sow the seeds for a brighter future.

    Karuna & Nitima 

    Daily Line Up

    1st Day – Fri 6th Oct 2023

    Arrival – anytime after 17:00

    Welcome gathering

    Dinner 18:00

    Relaxation Meditation with Yoga Nidra – 19:00 -21:00

    On Sat to Wed (7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th Oct 2023)


    Breakfast – 7:00 – 8:30

    Morning Yoga/nature walk and meditation – 9:00 -10:00

    Talk of the day – 11: 00 – 13:00

    Lunch, Break and free time – 13:00 – 16:00

    Workshops and creative practices – 16:00 – 18:30

    Dinner – 18:30


    Free time afterwards

    Last day – Thu 12th Oct 2023


    Breakfast – 7:00 -8:30

    Morning Yoga/nature walk and meditation – 9:00 -10:00

    Talk of the day – 11:00 -13:00

    Lunch and packing up – 13:00 – 14:00

    Closure and departure 14:30 – 16:00


    What is included in the retreat?
    • 2/4/6 Nights Accommodation
    • 3 Daily delicious and nutritious meals prepared by in-house chef
    • Water, tea, coffee served throughout the day
    • Daily Yoga classes
    • Daily Meditation classes
    • Group excursions/activities
    • Specialized workshops
    • Pre and post retreat support from our team
    • Philosophical / Dharma talks
    • Nature walks
    • Hot tub


    What are the differences in 2/4/6 night stays?

    Great question! The difference lies in the duration of your stay and the timing. The longer you can stay and immerse yourself in our retreat, the more profound the healing results, as it allows your mind and body to fully settle into the experience. We understand that family and work commitments may limit your time, but even a shorter stay can provide relaxation and mental refreshment.

    Our programs are designed to progress from day one, starting with gentle and beginner-friendly meditations, yoga sessions, and life coaching. Interestingly, most attendees initially plan for a shorter stay but often end up extending their time with us because they find themselves going deeper into the experience and loving it. We have unwavering faith in your journey and offer support at every step.

    Our commitment doesn’t stop at a single retreat; many attendees return for our in-person courses or future retreats. We’re more than just a group of individuals – we’re a close-knit family, caring for each other. That’s what sets us apart.


    What is not included in the retreat?
    • Flights costs
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa fee
    • Airport transfer
    • Additional activities not included in the itinerary
    • Additional treatments


    How to get there?

     Arrival by trains

    Train stations

    • Worcester Foregate Street (17.4 miles to the retreat venue)
    • Worcester Shrub Hill (17.9 miles to the retreat venue)

    There are regular trains available from London Paddington.

    And then take a taxi to the retreat venue. It will take about 30-40 mins drive.

    Arrival by car

    There is car parking. The postcode is WR15 8SR.


    Book your flight to Birmingham International Airport (BHX) (the closest, 35 miles) or to London Luton Airport (LTN) (112 miles).


    What to bring?
    • Medications if you take
    • Warm clothes to wear indoors and outdoors
    • Any food items that you normally take that we won’t normally provide at the retreat without prior arrangements (please be mindful to bring your own items)
    Can I come with a friend or family?

    Absolutely. We have had attendees who are friends, couples and even family members. You must be at least 18 years old to attend this retreat. No pets allowed.

    Can I come if I have little experience of meditation and yoga?

    Absolutely. We customise all our sessions depending on the levels and individual needs. We go very gently and introduce each themes and sessions and gradually take them to deeper experiences. It is not just sitting meditation, there will be activies will be movement, creative expressions, talks and workshops throughout the retreat. You are also welcome to have personal time and space during this retreat. Nothing is compulsory, we believe in voluntary participation and enquiry.


    Who will be attending?

    Our retreat attracts all genders, ages between 21 yrs – 60+ yrs old and from all social and cultural background.

    Additional Info About The Retreat

    We like to keep our retreat fun and engaging, at the same time open for anyone to go deeper as they wish. There is always something for everyone.