Get away from the hustle, as we ignite our inner fires, ground our roots, open our hearts, and flow freely like water in this special 4 day countryside escape.
The 4 Elements S
Kent - UK - 9th August 19 - 12th August 19
*10% early bird discount applies until 30th June
This retreat comes very close to my heart. A four day offering of exploring each of the elements; fire, earth, air & water. This retreat is very much a dedication to my Mandala and Shamanism teachers, where I began to learn to embody the elements through, asana, chanting, meditation and dance. Many of you will know if you have been to my classes that I often sequence based on these elements so that there is a focused energy within the practice. Each day will be different allowing us to connect to our inner guide and let go of what does not serve us. Each element brings a different purpose, connection and experience. We will have a daily dynamic vinyasa practice, and each night there will be yin or nidra to close the asana daily practice.
I am so excited to offer this UK retreat this summer amongst the glorious fields of the Kent countryside. Nestled in the idyllic village of Wickembreaux, we will spend our time in the grounds of ‘The Quaives’ estate. The estate was previously owned by Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, until earlier last year. Since then the grounds have been renovated into the most sunning retreat space, Including a light and airy yoga shala, a range of accommodation to suit all budgets, hot tub, tennis courts and endless country walks. The grounds have plenty of space for you to share, corners to read in and a stream to dip hot feet. Just down the road is the British coastline if you fancy a few hours off site at the beach, or Howletts wild animal park is just up the road. The lions roar can even sometimes be heard from the retreat grounds!
The shala is a stunning space within a converted barn. There are high quality eco mats, props & cushions. With floor to ceiling windows on both sides of the barn light floods in from all directions. There is also underfloor heating throughout the polished concrete floor.
Each bedroom from the Scandinavian Dormitory to the Private Cottages have been renovated with love and precision to offer comfort, cosiness, privacy or community. It is really up to you where you would like to take your retreat.
The dining area and communal area are simply stunning. Large tables for bonds to be made over mealtimes create a unique charming space for everyone to enjoy. Within the same barn you can spend time relaxing in the communal living area complete with log burner for cosy reads and chats is at your disposal.
images by The Quaives ©
Where you'll practice, meditate, eat, relax and let go…
3 x night stay at ‘The Quaives’ estate, in the Kent Countryside
daily guided morning meditations
opening & closing ceremony
daily 90 minute vinyasa yoga classes
daily yin yoga or nidra
1 x self love workshop (air day)
1 x manifestation ceremony (fire day)
mindfulness group activities and walks
3 x fresh, delicious seasonal vegan/veggie meals a day
snacks & herbal teas
wood burning Swedish hot tub
daily cleaning service
use of yoga equipment (blocks, straps, mats, bolsters)
Use of Tennis equipment, but you might want to bring your own
Each yogi will receive a goody bag of amazing treats from our incredible sponsors!
What’s NOT Included…
train journey/transfers/taxis/flights (all travel)
all *little extra’s*
beach/Hot Tub Towels
*Little extra’s* to make your retreat more beautiful…
Day trip to Howletts wildlife park
Day trip to Ayurvedic Spa
on site massage’s & holistic therapies - at additional cost
(message me if there is something specific that you are looking for out of your retreat)
Where you’ll sleep…
Scandinavian Dormitory - 8 x single bed - 3 x shared bathrooms - £450pp (early bird £405pp)
Fuchsia Cottage - 2 x bedrooms - 1 x shared bathroom - private kitchen & living area (between the 2 bedrooms):
2 x single bed bunk room - shared bathroom - £525pp (early bird £472.50pp) shared with a friend or other yogi
Twin or King bed sharing room - shared bathroom - £620pp (early bird £558pp) shared with a friend or other yogi
Songbird Cottage - (ON HOLD) 1 x bedroom - ensuite bathroom - private kitchen & living area:
Twin or King bed sharing - - £650pp (early bird £585pp) shared with a friend or other yogi / £800pp (early bird £720) single occupancy with supplement
Bumble Bee Cottage - (SOLD OUT) 1 x king bedroom - ensuite bathroom - private kitchen & living area:
Kingsize bed (not splittable) - £650pp (early bird £585pp) shared with a friend or partner /£800pp (early bird £720) single person occupancy with supplement
A £200 non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. If you are interested in a room and it is on hold please contact me. Equally if the retreat is completely sold out accomadion can be arranged at a separate cottage (contact me for info) and you can still enjoy the retreat!
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Car Hire or Drive especially if you would like to venture out of the property
Fast Train to Canterbury East from London Kings Cross or Stratford - Then a £15 Taxi which will be available at the station
Slow Train to Canterbury West from London Victoria - Will need to prebook taxi
Taxi from Gatwick Airport costs £75
*Payment Plan Available. Deposit is non-refundable. Full payment is due 1 MONTH before retreat start date. T’s & C’s Apply.
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