Yoga at the Castle with Live Cello


Celebrating one year of Yoga at the Castle…

The perfect pairing of yoga and live music in the most spectacular of settings at Powderham Castle.

If you were lucky enough to catch our impromptu cello-accompanied yoga sessions over the last year at the castle, you will know what magical effects can be achieved when we combine these two modalities.

Jo Hooper is a local cellist, who also married at Powderham Castle, and as a seasoned yogi, has been attending Yoga at the Castle since it started a year ago.

What started as a random idea of playing live music to accompany Gillie’s flow yoga class, has evolved into a regular occurrence at the Wild Retreats at Powderham.

For this very special one-off class, Jo has created some magical music taking inspiration from some of Gillie’s seasonal playlists, and she will be accompanying the class which will be held in the stunning State Dining Hall which has the most wonderful acoustics.

The effect of sound on both our body’s biochemistry and our nervous system is a well-established concept, and to experience whale sounds played on a cello right next to you is a wonder to behold.


This is a special Christmas event, celebrating not just the holiday season, but also one year of Yoga at the Castle. After the class we will be enjoying some festive refreshments and a chance to chat to Jo, Gillie, our host AJ Courtenay, and the rest of the students.

Date: Monday 11th December 2017

Time: 6.45 – 8pm (plus time for drinks afterwards)

Cost: £15 per person

To book go to and click on Special Events


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