A quintessential English escape in the heart of the Norfolk countryside.
Friday 22nd September – Sunday 24th September 2017
You are in invited to join me for a special extended weekend of yoga, rest and relaxation in a delightfully rural setting, surrounded by spectacular Norfolk countryside.
During this wholesome wellness weekend filled with yoga, nourishing food and country air, we will seek to bring a little balance back into busy lives and get grounded, so you can find sanctuary in a stiller space that arises within when we embrace equilibrium.
As the sun begins to sink on summer this retreat offers you the opportunity to ease into the new season with grace as Autumn approaches.
Morning yoga practice will be focused on bringing you home to your body and finding your roots, as we explore the roots of yoga practice. We will work together to kindle your inner fire, which can begin to fade at this time of year, to renew your energy and leave you feeling refreshed.
Afternoon classes will be restorative, inviting the withdrawal we crave when the nights get darker and the days grow cooler.
All classes take place in the quaint and quirky heritage Village Hall, complete with exposed beams and huge fireplace.
Having grown up in Norfolk, being able to offer this retreat in my childhood home is particularly special for me. Expansive English countryside skies, sea-fragranced air and a stilling symphony of bird song and silence are woven into the promise of this heartfelt, homecoming retreat held at West Lexham.
You can choose to make your retreat weekend as active or restful as you like; spend your free time exploring the 21 acres of gardens, woods, rivers and lakes, walking to quaint villages nearby, soaking up the last of the summer sun by the heated pool, snoozing in your cottage bedroom or reading by the fire.
This is a quintessential English retreat in the heart of the Norfolk countryside. A weekend here is sure to soothe, uplift and rebalance your soul.
What’s you’ll get
- 2x nights in cosy English cottage accommodation at West Lexham
- 2x morning dynamic yoga classes in the village hall
- 3x afternoon restorative yoga classes in the village hall
- 2x delicious vegetarian dinners
- 2x post-yoga brunch
- 1x afternoon tea, prior to Sunday departure
- Herbal teas throughout the day
- Full access to all facilities, nature walks and areas at West Lexham
Transport and travel to West Lexham.
Transfer costs, but I will help you arrange this.
West Lexham is a unique venue for an idyllic country escape.
Just 2 hours from London, 75 minutes from Cambridge and 45 minutes from Norwich, it is a labour of love crafted from heritage buildings that are the legacy of over 1000 years of farming and stewardship of nature. Here you will find 21 acres of floating water meadows, ancient trees, whimsical woodland, charming lakes and elegant formal gardens, all waiting to be explored.
West Lexham is run on 90% renewable energy, with solar panels for power and a woodchip boiler for heat. All their water is fresh from the chalk aquifer, making it rich in minerals and taste delicious!
Our retreat will take place in the heritage Village Hall and holiday cottages, which come with their own heated swimming pool and Pool House terrace for al fresco dining.
On this retreat you will have one of three cosy flint cottages to call home. You will find a comfortable bed awaits your weary head and there is ample good quality bedding to ensure a restful nights sleep. Rooms are tastefully decorated in classic English country style. Each cottage has its own bathroom, kitchen and communal living room. Some rooms come with an en-suite bathroom.
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Together with Oystercatcher Catering, we will provide you with the best of what this historically agricultural region has to offer. All dishes will be vegetarian and made using fresh, locally sourced and seasonal produce as much as possible.
Included in your stay is hearty post-yoga brunch that will see you through to the evening when we come together to enjoy delicious and satisfying dinner.
Facilities and additional services
- Outdoor heated Pool (open May to September), Sun Terrace & Pergola
- Huge yoga space, that doubles as a large sitting room when yoga isn’t in session, with toilets close by
- Huge log fire & board games
- Gardens, Boating Lake & Tennis Court
- Optional 1-2-1 yoga or Ayurvedic nutrition coaching with Katherine
- Optional massage
How to get there
West Lexham is within easy reach of London, Cambridge and Norwich.
From London simply take the train from London Kings Cross to Downham Market. Trains usually run every hour and the journey takes 1hr 25 mins. From Downham Market station, West Lexham is a short taxi drive away (which we can help you arrange). A taxi costs around £35 one way, which may be split between 4 people, subject to your arrival time.
Check train times.
If you’re are driving you will find directions here.
If you are flying from outside of the UK, fly to London or Norwich and follow the travel instructions as above.
Arrival and departure times
We advise you to arrive at West Lexham by 5pm (but no earlier than 3pm) on Friday 22nd September.
Departures on Sunday 24th will be after afternoon tea on Sunday afternoon at 6pm. If you need to leave earlier that is no problem.
6pm A light restorative class/guided arrival mediation
7pm 3 course dinner and welcome
9am-11am: Dynamic yoga class (2 hours)
11am: Yoga brunch
5.30pm: Restorative afternoon class (90 mins)
8.30-10.30am: Dynamic yoga class (2 hours)
10.30am: Yoga brunch
3.30pm: Restorative afternoon yoga (60 mins)
5pm: Light bite (Soup/afternoon tea)
Dates and prices
Friday 22nd September – Sunday 24th September 2017
£385 (€452) for shared cottage accommodation.
£346 (€406) for a double/twin room, per person when booked together with a partner or friend.
A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to reserve your place, the balance will be due 6 weeks before the retreat.