At the Still Point of a Turning World

With Rebecca Ellis & Will Medd, supported by senior Ashram teachers

Many of us long for stillness in the midst of our moving, busy lives and turbulent world. Stillness is a theme that takes us deeply into Yoga and Meditation, and so also into the mysteries of simply being alive.. 

11 - 15 April, 2024 | £350

About At the Still Point in a Turning World

Join us for this residential retreat at Mandala Ashram in South Wales – a place Rebecca and Will both know and love deeply; one which creates space for deeper inquiry informed by ancient traditions, along with fun, open conversation, deep rest ... and so much more.

Through yoga, meditation, and relaxation practices, we will explore the relationship between movement and stillness, between our inner experience and the outer world. We’ll inquire into stillness, spacious awareness and what gets in the way of accessing these possibilities? We will ask what happens to movement when we come into stillness, and to stillness when we come into movement?

These and more are the kinds of questions we’ll be exploring through Asana (physical practice), Pranayama (breathing), Meditation and Yoga Nidra – while immersed in Ashram life – cooking, gardening, eating, chanting, resting.


At the Still Point of the Turning World is a famous line from T.S. Elliot’s Burnt Norton and is so close in meaning and in spirit to Eric Schiffman’s Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness.

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Booking Information


Thursday 11 April, 19:45 - 
Mon 15 April, 14:00



Includes tuition, accommodation, food

Deposit to be paid today


Arrive by 5pm if possible to settle in and enjoy supper, served at 6.15pm

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Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK

More About This Retreat

The beautiful setting of Mandala Ashram on a hillside in Carmarthenshire could not be more fitting to find time to be alone, to be together, to move, to be still, to be active, to rest deeply – and to explore the teachings of ancient traditions relevant for modern times. This is a natural landscape of swirling winds and swooping Red Kites over the hilltops and in the valleys. It is also a landscape awash with pools of stillness and silence – a landscape which perhaps mirrors the interplay in our minds and bodies of rampaging thoughts, anxieties, joys, ever-changing sensations, and the potential for deep quiet and stillness.

We are so lucky that all the while, we will be held and nourished by the love and experience of Ashram Tutors and team members with whom we’ll share the retreat.


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Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK


Expand your understanding of core yogic teachings with our experienced teachers.

Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK


Learn authentic practices to help you deepen your direct experience of yogic teachings.

Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK


Journey with a likeminded group of serious spiritual seekers and ashram residents.

Join us to Explore At the Still Point in a Turning World at our Unique Spiritual Sanctuary
In The Heart Of Wales

Our residential retreats are rare opportunities to go deeper into the mysteries of yoga in one of the few authentic ashrams outside India, with experienced teachers and a supportive community, in an environment of great natural beauty and focused spiritual energy.

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"I had a wonderful visit - powerful, joyful and profound. The course was excellent and the environment inspiring." - Ciara

"A special place overflowing with peace and harmony. I appreciated the depth of the course and feel that with continued practice it will get even deeper." - Calum

"Exactly what my soul needed! It was all so nourishing and supporting. I feel back to life and in my power once again." - Nichole

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