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YOGA RETREATS & WEEKEND BREAKS

FINDING REFUGE in the NOW...

" Do not wait for life. Do not long for it. Be aware, always and at every moment, that the miracle is in the here and now. " ~ Marcel Proust

21- 23 MAY 2021 | WEST LEXHAM, NORFOLK

About the retreat

Act on your Life - Find Yourself - Nurture your Capacity to be Present

You create your life by what you do, right where you are and right in the moment that you are in. Life does not exist when you think about what might happen next or what once it was. The possibility of acting and changing your life is present only in the NOW, in any moment that you find yourself in. Thinking yourself into a rich, whole, dignified life with no action is an illusion. You have to do something to make it true; and here, your mind can be either your greatest friend or your worst enemy.

Learning to take refuge in the present moment can be a powerful way to retrain our minds so that we can be present, show up, and do what matters right where we are and right where we can act to make a difference in our lives.

To make this experience real, escape with me to the beautiful West Lexham in Norfolk retreat hideaway in the countryside for a nurturing weekend of yoga, meditation, guided deep relaxation, exquisite food experience, wandering in nature, sound healing, unwinding in the gardens, on the boating lake and in the swimming pool, time to reflect in silence, disconnection & re-connection, letting go and laughter.

Away from the demands and distractions of everyday life, this retreat can give you a chance to practice living deeply in each moment, get to understand yourself better and to connect with other like-minded people. Retreats are very important part in a personal wellbeing, and I love supporting this important work, so I am delighted to offer you this perfect space for peaceful perspective and connection. This retreat is taking a place in a wonderful complex facility with beautiful gardens that are earthy, grounded and authentic, I hope that you will feel fully able to go deep, open up and so feel free to be yourself.

 

This weekend-away will inspire you to honour yourself, and will give you an opportunity to reconnect to your inner & outer universe in a more balanced and purposeful way. I am offering you a ground where you can find many possibilities to take a refuge to be fully present. This is a ground where you may transform yourself into a stronger person by developing skills to boost your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual strength & resilience while discovering your limits and meeting beautiful like-minded people.

 

The retreat is designed to give you time and space for inspiration to feed your creativity. There is plentiful free time for you to connect with yourself, reflect, journal, walk, meditate and consciously and fully rest.

Location & Venue

West Lexham, Norfolk

Our space this time is an award winner, handcrafted, signature venue in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. A family run business, run to the highest ethical standards. A haven where you can connect with yourself and others as well as with the nature. Just 45min drive to the Norfolk Coast AONB.

There’s a space to rest, relax, feeling nourished and nurtured for every head: Ladies & gents in all abilities -beginner to advanced-... Whether you only want - to join yoga & meditation classes with me or looking for a connection with many like minded people from your local area too; to explore the grounds on your own or to enjoy 22 acres of garden walks, lawns, boating lake, swimming pool, tennis court and fire circles with a loved one... There is something here for all to feel fully content.

Yoga & Meditation

Yoga on this weekend-away is open to all levels and all genders!

AM sessions will be a mixture of mindful and energising movement to awakening the body to its full potential with carefully designed sequences weaving in a variety of asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), guided relaxation, elements of yogic philosophy, affirmations, mantras and more.

 

PM sessions will be mellow, soothing and nurturing practices, delving into areas such as restorative yoga, yoga nidra, sound healing and meditation to promote a deep and restful sleep.

 

Although I would like to encourage you to attend each- and every session, they all are optional to join and will be adapted to the individual needs. Variations of the postures and exercises will be offered to ensure that everyone is receiving the benefits of the practice and the same individual attention.

 

Basic yoga equipment such as mat, block, bolster, belt, blanket are provided but I recommend you to bring your own kit for extra comfort - especially for restorative afternoon sessions.

OUTSIDE OF CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES & TREATMENTS

Aside from yoga and meditation sessions, you will have plenty of time to - rest, read, journal, play tennis, having an access to onsite shared heated outdoor swimming pool, connect with like-minded people as well as for daily walks in the gardens and countryside!

You will also have a chance to book some complementary treatments such as; 

 

 - One-2-one personalised Ayurvedic yoga & meditation session with me (very limited availability), 

 - Personal sound healing session

 - Massage treatment

Please note that personal treatments are not included to the packages and must be booked and paid separately. I strongly advise to book your treatment early to avoid disappointment as there are limited time slots available. Contact me for more details.

A SAMPLE WEEKEND YOGA SCHEDULE FROM OUR LAST RETREAT*

FRIDAY

16:00 | Arrival, Check-in & Free time (Settle in / wander the grounds / eat welcome snack & drink tea / read / journal / massage / swim / nap / rest)

17:00 - 17:30 | Welcome-Circle

17:30 - 19:00 | Pranayama, Kriya & Mellow Yoga

19:15 | Dinner

20:30 - 21:15 | Yoga Nidra in PJs (or in any other comfortable clothing)

 

SATURDAY

7:45 | Morning-snack & Tea

8:00 - 9:35 | The Miracle Morning (S.A.V.E.R.S.) & Yoga

9:45 | Breakfast

13:00 | Lunch

15:00 - 16:30 | Relax & Renew® Restorative Yoga

16:30 - 17:30 | Sound Bath

18:30 | Dinner

20:30 - 21:30 | Candle lit bedtime stretch & meditation

 

SUNDAY

8:00 - 9:15 | Outdoor / Indoor awakening movement meditation & Yoga (weather permitted)

9:30 | Breakfast

10:45 - 11:30 | Stretching the body & mind and Guided Deep Relaxation

11:45 | Quiet time for self-reflection & journaling

12:30 | Closing-Circle with Loving Kindness Meditation

13:15 | Lunch

FAREWELL

* This is a sample yoga schedule that I intend to deliver a very similar one in West Lexham. All activities & time frames are subject to change according to the circumstances.

Food

Nourishing food is an important part of my retreats.

Exquisite food is prepared by highly skilled and experienced chefs on site, and fresh, healthy and utterly divine for the taste buds. Organic and locally sourced as much as possible.

Delicious, nutritionally-balanced, vegetarian and plant-based meals per day and healthy snacks will be provided during the retreat. Expect foods which will attract your taste buds while providing all necessary nutrition. 

 

Everyone eats gathering around large tables and sitting together in the Saloon with a double-height ceiling and with doors opening onto the garden; a welcoming start and finish to each day. There is a self help corner available with water, tea urn, selection of teas, oat/rice/almond and diary milk and kettle.

Vegan and gluten free options will be available upon request and other dietary requirements can be catered for too. 

 

The other end of the room has lovely big sofas and floor cushions where you can chill, read or socialise with others. This area is separated from the studio by bi-folding doors and it is an inviting living area complete with 2 log burning stoves, ideal for winding down after class.

Accommodation & Packages

Different price packages available to suit your needs and budget.**

The West Lexham Barn is a sanctuary of calm, immersed in nature, inspiring clarity. An ideal place to find a complete refuge in here & now.

The Barn is West Lexham's largest holiday cottage with bright, flexible spaces for gathering, eating and relaxing. We will have 10 ensuite rooms which are accessed separately from a beautiful courtyard, shared between us in twin / double and triplets beds. 

The Barn has a lovely outdoor space with outdoor seating, complete with fire pits for roasting those marshmallows and star gazing which is a complete experience on its own. During your stay you will also have access to the shared outdoor heated swimming pool.

West Lexham offers 22 acres of garden walks, lawns, boating lake, swimming pool, tennis court and fire circles.

Rooms are luxury and tree-house or bell tent options may be available upon request - it needs to be checked and confirmed with the venue, so the earlier booking has more chance to book in the tree houses. Terms & conditions are applied for this extra treat. 

£430 pp - Early Bird Discount to the first 10 people who books & pays full by 31 August 2020 

£450 pp - Triplet Room 3 people sharing - twin /double bed

£480 pp - Twin Room 2 people sharing - twin /double bed 

£700 pp - Twin Room single accommodation - twin /double bed (Limited availability) 

£TBC pp - Tree House / Bell Tent Accommodation 

Early bird discount is available only for shared accommodation in the barn rooms. 10% discount for single accommodation is available for full payment by 31 August 2020. 

A reservation requires minimum £150 deposit upon your booking request to reserve your space in the group. The deposit is non-refundable if you cancel your booking. For cancellation and refund policies please get in touch. 

 

For my regular students and their family members, it is possible to complete the full payment in monthly instalments and the remaining amount to be paid in full 90 days before your arrival - by 21st May 2021. Please do not hesitate to contact me for discussing this option if this is the best and most convenient condition for you to join the group.   

 

Once the deposit is paid, your place will be secured and I will contact you to confirm your accommodation as well as the payment plan that you would like to schedule for.

** Main transport, transfers from the station and travel insurance are not included to the packages. Appropriate insurance is always recommended whenever making travel plans. Rooms are subject to availability