Wellbeing and Yoga – Norfolk
August 2017 | From £445pp-£475pp
|25/08/17 - 28/08/17||Bess Shipside||From £445pp|
We have been running our wellbeing and yoga retreats at our Norfolk venue since 2009 and have seen the venue grow and flourish as we have. We keep going back because our guests love the retreat space. Being surrounded by fields buried deep in the countryside you really feel like you have stepped away from the day to day. The silent walk in the morning gives you a chance to wake up slowly in nature and is a beautiful way to energise for the day ahead. Our collective silence is so peaceful that deer don’t even notice us and carry on as usual. With 2 x 2 hours of yoga a day allow yourself the space to process what comes up. An invigorating walk in the afternoon to blow away the cobwebs and therapeutic massage will soothe aching muscles. You’ll feel like you are getting an emotional and physical MOT.
Allow this wellbeing and yoga retreat to permeate your inner being. Allow yourself to switch off, unwind, and let go. Take these 4 days as an opportunity to nourish yourself inside and out. It’s all it takes. You will have reset your inner battery and will return to work glowing with your colleagues asking you what you did over the weekend!
8 am – 8.25am – Silent walk.
8.30am – 10.30am – Morning Yoga & Meditation Class.
10.30am – Brunch served, wholesome, healthy, filling, creative.
11am-1pm – Massages and free time to read and relax.
1pm – 3.30pm – Saturday – a walk to Hill Fort. Sunday – relax at the venue or try other walks.
1pm – 3.30pm – Packed lunch available to take with you for walks/ free time.
3.30pm – 5.30pm – More treatments to pamper yourself or free time.
5.30pm – 7.30pm – Evening yoga and meditation class.
7.40pm – Delicious vegetarian feast.
Start and finish times of the retreat
The yoga retreat starts from 4pm on the Friday, with the first yoga class starting at 6pm. For 3 night yoga retreats we finish at 12pm on the Monday after the usual morning schedule and breakfast.
These luxury en-suite rooms combine a rustic charm with funky modern twists. They are nestled in a courtyard formation around the Barn which is the yoga, dining and chill out space. The main barn has under floor heating throughout, wood burners and big cosy sofas in a living space to relax into.
Some of the bedrooms have special clay plaster with extracts of mica to create a sparkling effect all over the walls and a healthy breathability to the room. Others have the original brick and lime walls. Reclaimed wood and original farm doors have been used along side the original timber beams to add splashes of colour and authenticity to the rooms. Each bedroom has original artworks by renowned artist Oliver Barnett, giving each room a unique interpretation of a natural scene creating a perfect harmonious colour balance with the handmade curtains and cushions. All of the bedrooms and bathrooms have their own under floor heating. They also have super comfortable, extra thick sprung mattresses and high quality cotton linen.
How to get there
We are situated in Norfolk to the east of Kings Lynn. The nearest town is Swaffham, to the south. If you are driving, we send out travel information in the welcome pack.
The train station is Downham Market, 30 minutes from the venue. We offer a complimentary service to arrange taxi share if you catch the recommended train times.
Recommended train times from London Kings Cross
We recommend that those traveling form London catch the following trains:
Friday: 13.44 Departs London Kings Cross arrives Downham market 15.07
Monday: 12.08 Departs Downham market arrives Kings Cross 13.35
- 4 x days luxurious accommodation in the rural tranquility surrounded by beautiful Norfolk countryside.
- 3 x early morning hot water and lemon or herbal teas with nut snacks to boost energy levels pre yoga.
- 3 x daily guided silent morning walk to the sunrise to wake up peacefully and slowly.
- 3 x 2 hour morning yoga practice which will energise and awaken sleepy bodies and a variety of types of meditation practice to calm the mind.
- 3 x delicious and wholesome veggie/vegan inspired breakfasts from one of our expert in house chef.
- A guided walk on Saturday or Sunday afternoon for an hour in the beautiful Norfolk countryside.
- 3 x fresh, warming and healthy vegan style lunches.
- 3 x 2 hour evening yoga to unwind and calm with restorative practices, meditation and Yoga Nidra.
- 3 x hearty vegan evening meals with a selection of savoury and inspiring dishes plus a wheat, sugar and dairy free dessert.
- All Yoga equipment.
- Helpful and friendly AY staff to look after your every need to help you feel pampered and looked after.
Price: Not Included
- Travel to and from the venue
- We recommend that on the Sunday you take a trip to Holkham beach. We can help to arrange car share for you. It is 30 minutes drive away.
We believe that our retreats should be nurturing in every way. So our Vitality Chefs will create tasty, healthy, vegetarian meals for you from local, seasonal produce. All of our food is gently detoxing and we cater to various dietary preferences. Our guests are always impressed by our creative, flavoursome dishes — that’s because the food is just as important to us as the yoga.
Things to do
The main focus on our Wellbeing retreats are to relax, switch off, slow down and get away from the everyday. We offer an energising afternoon walk to Castle Acre – an old fort.
If you are feeling adventurous we are 30 minutes drive from Holkham beach which is a famous long sweeping beach in Norfolk worth a day trip. We suggest that you do this and can give you directions and taxi numbers if you would like to go.
Massage / holistic treatments
Our own highly experienced therapists are on hand to soothe away your aches and pains. Choose from an array of wonderful different massages, facials, Reiki, Reflexology and Acupuncture depending on your retreat and therapists available. All treatments are extra. £38 for half hour and £65 for 1 hour.
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