Deep Dive Immersion: 17th-20th October 2024

Deepen your practice, find inspiration, foster connections

Thursday 17th-Sunday 20th October 2024
Sharpham House, Ashprington, Devon | Map


For anyone looking to explore the deeper dimensions of yoga. Join two Senior Teachers for a long weekend of self-discovery, learning and rejuvenation amidst the serene beauty of the Devon countryside.

I’m teaming up with Norman Blair, offering a combined 50 years of teaching experience at the glorious  Sharpham House, a tranquil haven nestled in the heart of nature.  This Grade 1 listed Georgian mansion is set in beautiful gardens, surrounded by a parkland designed originally by Capability Brown, offering calming views over the River Dart (and wild swimming), in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

If you’re seeking inspiration, growth and a deeper connection to your practice and teaching, this is for you

What’s included?

  • 3 nights’ accommodation (single, double or triple occupancy)
  • Daily mediation and yoga, specialist workshops and small group mentoring sessions
  • All meals and refreshments
  • 25hr Yoga Alliance CPD Certificate

Not included: travel and transfers (see ‘Location and Travel’)


  • Practice, self-care and rest
  • Choice of Daily teaching workshops with either Dina or Norman:
    Including Yin and Restorative,  Theming, Mindfulness, Nidra, Yoga for Menopause + Sleep (See ‘Schedule and Timing’)
  • Mentoring in small supportive groups sharing experience and insight
  • Community forging lasting connections and collaborations with fellow yoga teachers
  • Reconnection with nature in Sharpham’s lush gardens and by the River Dart
  • Delicious healthy vegetarian meals prepared with love and mindful attention
  • Comfortable accommodation with stunning views over the estate


Arrivals from 15:00

16:30 Introductions and Yoga

18:30 Dinner

Friday and Saturday

07:00 Morning Meditation with Maitripushpa

07:30 Yoga practice with Dina or Norman

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Workshops
Norman: The Five Elements (or Phases) and how this can enhance life and practice.
Dina: SleepWell: Using Mindfulness, breathwork, restorative and Nidra to address common sleep disorders

Norman: How to be Involved in the World: exploring connectivity in our practice and in daily life.
Dina: Theming and sequencing our classes to support Menopause and other life transitions

13:00 Lunch

Personal time: Afternoons are free to relax, enjoy one of  the many amazing walks or visit Totnes

16:00  Small group mentoring chats with Dina, Norman or Maitripushpa

17:15  Restorative/Nidra with Dina or Yin practice with Norman

18:30 DINNER

20:00 Meditation with Maitripushpa




07:00 Morning Meditation with Maitripushpa

07:30 Yoga practice with Dina or Norman

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Sustainability
A space to review and reflect on what is essential to our sustainability: an open-hearted evaluation of our teaching and how we might be filling our cups

11:30 Closing circle

12:00 Departures

Unfortunately there’s another group arriving so we’ll need to leave promptly. Some might enjoy lunch in Totnes before heading our separate ways.


Plenty of time for practice and rest,  learning and integration with afternoons free to enjoy the sumptuous surroundings.

Breakfast, delicious home-cooked veggie lunch and dinner, coffee, teas and refreshments are included in the price.

Prices from:
Shared occupancy : £565 per person
Single occupancy  from £633

£300 deposit secures booking
Pay deposit here

Balance payable by 1st September 2024

Flowing River Retreat

What’s included?

  • 3 nights’ accommodation (single, double or twin occupancy)
  • All yoga sessions
  • Full breakfast,  delicious buffet-style lunch and dinner
  • Teas and snacks

Godshill Park Farm, Isle of Wight

Sharpham Estate is three miles outside Totnes on the edge of Ashprington village.

DIRECT TRAINS to TOTNES run from London, Birmingham, and the North. The journey time by train is less than three hours from London Paddington via GWR ( and under four hours from London Waterloo.

Find train times and buy tickets from

Trains to Totnes are on the Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance lines. Totnes railway station is a 5 minute walk from the town.

Totnes is approx 45-60 minutes walk from Sharpham House (it’s a beautiful walk)

Cycling takes about 25 minutes.

Taxi from Totnes Station would be around 15 minutes and we can organise taxi shares from the station to reduce costs.

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