The ART of letting go
7-10th of April 2017
For those of you who know me, you will know how excited this retreat makes me. I am over the moon to have secured a beautiful venue for this special long weekend retreat in the English countryside with an incredible team of healers and artists to join us and share their magic. I am all about playing, trying something new and colouring outside the lines. For me yoga has been a form of expression and a road to a deep connection. I have always loved art and creating things, I like to think of myself as an artist, I believe we all are. I really feel that by using music, sound vibration, drawing, yoga, cooking, chanting we are able to connect to something beyond the limits of our skin. Art lets us create something that wasn’t there before or perhaps lets us express a part of ourselves that has yet to be seen. I think that making something is pure therapy. Whether it be the food that you are eating, a sketch, a sound, a yoga pose, poetry, it is all art, it is all creation, it is all healing, it is all good for the soul. We are going to be diving into a deep, and freeing yoga practice, yang in the mornings, yin in the evenings, all taught by me. Aiming to marinade in the juice and allow ourselves the space to let go of whatever has been weighing us down so that we can leave the retreat inspired and rejuvenated with a renewed sense of wonder.
West Lexham is set in 21 acres of stunning gardens, it is the perfect rural escape and venue for our spring
2017 retreat, just 2 hours from London, 75 minutes from Cambridge and 45 minutes from Norwich. It is a work of passion and is crafted out of the heritage building that are the legacy of over 1000 years of farming and stewardship of nature. Set in a protected valley with the UK’s cleanest chalk stream it is verdant and bursting with nature. There are floating water meadows, ancient trees, lakes and formal gardens for you to explore. West Lexham are 90% run on renewables with solar panels for power and a woodchip boiler for heat. All water is fresh from the chalk aquifer making it rich in minerals and taste delicious.
Luxury en-suite rooms combine rustic charm with funky modern twists. Many original features have been maintained and the materials used – wood, stone, clay – as well as the art decorating the walls reflect the myriad of nature that surrounds the buildings. Each bedroom has its own entrance for extra privacy. They sit around a courtyard together with the Barn, amongst herbaceous boarders and mosaic paths. Our underfloor heating and walk-in showers land you in the lap of luxury.
Friday 7th of April:
4pm: Arrival, welcome and introductions
5.30pm: Yin yoga
Saturday 8th of April
8am: 2 hour Dynamic yoga practice
12pm: Art workshop outside in the grounds (depending on weather) or inside our cosy barn with Makers Mark
4pm: Light snack
6pm Yin Yoga
Sunday 9th of April
8am: 2 hour yoga practice
Time for walks, rest, YOU time
2pm: Cooking workshop with Something from Sarah
6pm: Yin yoga
7pm: Gong bath
Monday 10th of April
7am 2 hour yoga practice
10am good byes
In 2017 I am incredibly lucky to be working with Something from Sarah at the majority of my retreats.
Originally from Australia, where a love of fresh food and the outdoors is deeply embedded in the country’s culture, Sarah is known for her creative and inspired approach to health-focused cooking, and her calm, dynamic and organised persona.
Sarah has more than 10 years experience as a Personal Chef, with extensive experience working alongside Cast Personal Trainers and Nutritional Advisors and PA’s to create highly bespoke menu plans to achieve desired results.
Sharing a same sex twin room, two single beds with ensuite bathroom – £625 per person
Sharing a same sex triple room, three single beds with ensuite bathroom – £550 per person
ONE Gong bath
THREE 2 hour dynamic morning yoga classes
THREE yin yoga evening classes
THREE nights accommodation at the Barn in West Lexham
THREE nutritious vegetarian breakfast and dinners, plus light snacks in the afternoon, all teas, coffees and juices
Cooking workshop with Something from Sarah
Mindful drawing workshop with Mark Makers
Travel is NOT included
West Lexham Manor
Nr Kings Lynn
The nearest train station is Downham Market. Trains run from London Kings Cross to Downham Market every hour and every half hour at certain peak times. Journey times are approximately 1h 25m, it is around £60 return.
Here are Taxi companies to get you from the train station to the venue, let me know what time your train gets in and I will set you up with other yogis so you can share a cab.
From Downham Market:
PJ Taxis- 01366 385904 (our taxi partner – from £34 from Downham Market to West Lexham)
Bishops Travel – 01366 324307
Platinum Cars- 01760 725366/ 07760 761504
Al’s Cabs – 01760 720002
Matt’s Cabs – 07882 025209
Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
Hope you can make it!