Sitaram Stroud

Tanglewood, Gunhouse Lane, Bowbridge, Stroud, GL5 2DB


Getting there

Bowbridge is a little over a mile from the centre of Stroud, Gloucestershire – about 5 minutes by taxi, and under half an hour on foot. Direct trains from London Paddington to Stroud run every 2 hours, and take about 90 minutes. At other times, a change at Swindon adds only a few minutes to the total journey time. By road, Gunhouse Lane is off the main A419 from Cirencester to Stroud, and approximately 2 to 2.5 hours’ drive from central London.

DIRECTIONS TO STUDIO
Gunhouse Lane is a turning off the A419 London Road.
The studio is one mile east from Stroud station. If you are walking up from station then follow exit to town centre, turn right at the Imperial Hotel, up past post office and past clock tower and head out of Stroud on the London Road towards Cirencester. If you would like to be collected from the station please txt the arrival time of our train to 07595322779 and we can organise to pick you up.

If you are coming from London or east side, get off the M4 at junction 15 and follow signs to Stroud. You will enter Stroud on the A419. Gunhouse lane is on your right as you enter Stroud town.

If you are coming from the Bristol or west side then come in on the A46 through Nailsworth and follow signs to A419 Cirencester and you will find Gunhouse Lane on your right as you drive out of Stroud towards Cirencester. If you are coming in from the M5 (north or south) get off at junction 13 and then simply follow the directions to Cirencester A419.

Once you get to Gunhouse Lane then drive right up to the very top of Gunhouse Lane, and keep driving – there is a big house on your left which is NOT US – our house is through the five bar gat at the very end of the road where the road turns into the bumpy track. You can see our house with a circular window in the eaves. Drive right up there is parking in the drive. Please DO NOT PARK in front of the big house. It annoys our neighbours

Parking

There is a limited amount of parking available at Tanglewood in the drive. Please DO NOT PARK in front of the big house. It annoys our neighbours

Contact

www.yoganidranetwork.org
+44 (0)7885 905900

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Suggested Accommodation

There are a number of options here:
Local B&B’s recommended by previous students include a couple which are only a ten minute walk away in Middle street, where there is:

  • At 73 Middle St Anne Mackintosh (no website) charges £35 per night B&B, Tel 01453 766273.
  • Mandy of Vale House in Chalford Vale is a ten minute drive away (07766 525664) she charges £45/£50 http://www.valehouse.net
  • Simple rooms are sometimes available in the guest house at Brownshill Monastery, about a fourteen minute drive away http://www.bernardine.org/brownshill-hospitality. The Cistercian nuns here have been very welcoming to our students in the past, and have hosted a number of our courses, so if you tell them you are doing a yoga nidra retreat with Uma then they will know what you are doing – you can contact them through their website or phone 01453 883084 or email brownshillbookings@bernardine.org

At the venue
The venue is Uma and Nirlipta’s home. They can provide accommodation for 4-5 students in shared bedrooms in their home (depending on how many of their children are home). Also in the summer months there is fourteen foot yurt up in the garden which sleeps 2-3 people). You will need to bring your own bedding (sleeping bags/duvets and pillows) and your own sleeping mat for these options. If you are unable to transport this kind of kit please let us know and we may be able to make up a bed for you in the house. There is also space for one or two small camper vans in the drive. Those camping are welcome to use bathrooms in the house.

Please note that as this is Uma and Nirlipta’s home, if you are staying here it is not possible to stay extra nights before or after the course – only the nights within the course start and end time are possible.

There is an suggested donation of around £10 – £15 (paid in cash whilst on the course) for any of these options.

To book contact Sivani Mata: sivani@yoganidranetwork.org

Further Information

WHAT TO BRING
Our studio is warm and very well equipped with mats, bolsters, blankets,cushions, sheepskins and eye pillows and blocks, so you do not need to bring any yoga kit at all with you, unless you are especially attached to your own blanket/sheepskin, in which case, please do bring them along too to be extra super comfy. Please also bring walking boots or wellies (if you do not have any we have lots of spares you can borrow in most sizes), also waterproof coats and maybe hats and trousers too – even in the summer the weather can be unpredictable.


"I really enjoyed it! The course was taught in a very light and uncomplicated way – you make teaching teens fun!!" Zina Kidd-May on Yoga and Mindfulness for Teens Teacher Training, September 2015