BOUTIQUE SUMMER YOGA RETREAT, 14 - 16 AUGUST, NORFOLK
After a gorgeous Autumn retreat here last year, Respira Yoga returns to check out the stunning West Lexham in the height of Summer.
This beautiful, rustic retreat venue is powered by solar, sustainably sourced wood, community spirit and fresh local foods. Allow the fresh air, yoga, nutritious food and verdant nature to work their magic aiding complete relaxation, detox and creative and spiritual growth.
Enjoy healthy, nourishing meals, twice daily yoga, free time to relax and unwind with a book, take a swim in the heated, outdoor pool or enjoy beautiful walks, taking in the uninterrupted views of glorious landscape. Perhaps explore the nearby attractions and beautiful beaches.
This healing and nurturing weekend will allow your nervous system to rest and will help to release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. A wonderful, nourishing opportunity to pause and reset your rhythm, get back in sync with nature and rebalance for the summer season.
Pricing & Booking
Space at this unique retreat venue is extremely limited so if you are tempted to come along, book your spot by sending an email us to arrange. Please read the Retreat Terms and Conditions before booking your spot. Prices below are per person including all yoga, food and beautiful accommodation:
£445 - Shared Triple Room, en-Suite
£545 - Shared Twin room, en-Suite
- 3 days of luxurious converted barn accommodation in stunning Norfolk Countryside
- Expert tuition by an experienced, passionate and friendly instructor
- Morning dynamic yoga practices to strengthen and free up the energy channels
- Evening Restorative and Yin Yoga sessions allowing you to unfold, surrender & release tension
- Post-Dinner Yoga Nidra and guided meditation to send you off into a blissful night's sleep
- Essential Oils with yoga & meditation Workshop
- Swimming in the beautiful outdoor heated swimming pool and lake, shared with other guests of West Lexham
- 3 delicious vegetarian or vegan meals a day plus unlimited fresh fruit, tea, coffee and water
- All yoga equipment and use of the yoga studio
- Gorgeous grounds complete with Holistic Japanese garden & panoramic views of the stunning countryside
- WiFi & on-site parking
- Beautiful nature walks in the surrounding lush countryside
- Nearby beaches and sites of history and culture to explore
- Complimentary organic toiletries
- Underfloor heating
- Hand made beds & pocket sprung mattresses
- Use of sumptuous towels, down duvets & pillows
- Mineral water from the retreat centre's own chalk well
- Travel to and from the venue
- Massage Treatments which can be booked in advance.
Rustic & Charming Accommodation
The 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 and sit around a courtyard together amongst herbaceous boarders and mosaic paths. The hand made beds hold the highest quality mattresses while underfloor heating and walk-in showers land you in the lap of luxury.
Let Nature Soothe Your Brow
You’ll find every type of tree and shrub indigenous to the UK growing happily on West Lexham's 22 acre estate. The ecology of the floating water meadows has earned the title of ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’, with the restoration of their rare chalk stream and surrounding wild lands creating an active habitat for biodiversity.
What To Expect
The retreat begins at 5pm on Friday with time to settle in before the first yoga class at 6pm. Dinner will be served at 7.30pm. The retreat ends at 2pm on Sunday when you should leave for home feeling like new! We will send you the finalised itinerary once you have booked.
Retreat Sample Itinerary:
5pm onwards: Arrivals. Chill out with a cup of herbal tea, snuggle down in your inviting room and meet the group
6pm-7.30pm: Evening Yoga. Gentle, healing yoga to ease you into the weekend
7.30pm: Welcome Feast
9.00pm: Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, a soothing guided meditation, easing you into a deep relaxation to set you up for an incredible night’s sleep
8am: Pre-yoga tea/coffee/protein snacks/fruit
8.30am-10am: Morning Hatha yoga and pranayama (controlled breathing) and relaxation.
10am: Nourishing Breakfast
11am – 5.30pm: Free time for walking, exploring, reading or a massage
2.30pm: Delicious Lunch
5.30pm: Evening Yin Yoga Immersion - melting into deep, long held stretches bringing deep rest to the mind & nervous system & lasting structural change to the body.
7.30pm: Sumptuous Dinner
9.00pm: A calming & healing Guided Meditation
8am: Pre-yoga tea/coffee/granola/fruit
8.30am: Vinyasa Yoga, invigorating and rinsing the whole body, soothing the mind and peeling away any remaining layers of stress. Pranayama and Relaxation
10am - Nourishing Breakfast
11am - 1pm: Free time for walking, exploring, reading or a massage
11.30pm - 1pm: Optional Essential Oils with Yoga & Meditation
1pm: Delicious Lunch
2pm: Retreat Ends
Healthy, Delicious Food
Fresh, vibrant cuisine prepared by the on-site chef. Opting for organic, locally sourced produce where possible, expect to eat the rainbow! Food is vegetarian & vegan but if you have any further dietary requirements, please let us know at time of booking. Delicious, clean, whole foods inspired by the lush variety of locally sourced ingredients. Every ingredient is meticulously sourced and impeccably prepared to create unique and ever-changing seasonal menus. The food is seasonal with a great emphasis on ayuverdic diet where possible.
How to get there..
West Lexham Manor
Nr Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Tel: 01760 755 602
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. Check here for times. Taxi: 01366 385904 or transfers from Downham Market can be arranged (25 minute drive).
Your Yoga Teacher:
Isabelle Sagra - Respira Yoga London Founder
A yoga experience with Isabelle is deeply affecting, soothing, therapeutic and a blissful journey for all of the senses, involving movement, breath, mindfulness and aromatherapy to bring complete surrender. She strongly believes that yoga is for everyone and that the benefits of this ancient practice can be experienced by every body, of any age or fitness level.
Isabelle is passionate about sharing yoga, making it accessible, enjoyable and an integral part of people's lives as she understands first-hand the power of yoga and how it can bring release, happiness and inner harmony.
She first came to yoga over 20 years ago finding that yoga brought a sense of clarity and calm to her overworked body and mind and that time spent on the mat gave her the chance to re-connect with her inner-self.
Her early training in classical ballet and later immersion in Latin dance has given her an intuitive understanding of the body and movement allowing her to recognize the unique patterns in different bodies. It is this passion for music and dance that allows Isabelle to create mindful flowing sequences set to evocative music, that are graceful and focused, moving meditations, synchronising breath with movement. Allow Isabelle to share her vast experience and love of yoga with you as she accompanies you along your own personal yoga journey.