BOUTIQUE SPRING YOGA RETREAT, WEST SUSSEX, 29 - 31 MAY 2020
Respira Yoga London is thrilled to announce a repeat of last years hugely popular Boutique Yoga Retreat taking place in stunning West Sussex Countryside.
Step away from the frenetic pace of life and join us as we welcome Spring, spending a super-nourishing weekend in 19th century converted barn accommodation surrounded by lush nature, whilst delving deep into the magic of yoga. This is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with yourself, slowing down and finding light & inspiration for the Spring season & coming Summer. Perfect for complete beginners and experienced practitioners who would like to deepen their practice alike.
Enjoy delicious, gourmet, plant-based meals, thrice daily yoga, free time to relax and unwind with a book, a swim in the pool, chill out in the sauna or treat yourself to a massage or reflexology. Surrender into bliss as you allow the layers of stress to peel away in this gorgeous sanctuary. Enjoy beautiful walks, taking in the uninterrupted views of glorious landscape and perhaps join our guided tour exploring the nearby quaint, historic town of Arundel, named 'the most mindful destination in Europe', and take in its unique plethora of craft and antique shops and cafes.
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.
Pricing & Booking
Space is limited so if you are tempted to come along, please email me stating your room preference to arrange. Please read the Retreat Terms and Conditions before booking your spot. Prices below are per person, including all yoga, accommodation & food:
£495 - Shared twin room, shared bathroom (1 ROOM LEFT)
£525 - Shared twin room, private bathroom (FULLY BOOKED)
£595 - Private room with double or king bed and private bathroom (2 ROOMS LEFT)
- 3 days of stunning converted barn accommodation in beautiful West Sussex Countryside
- Expert yoga tuition by two friendly, passionate & knowledgable instructors
- Morning dynamic yoga practices to strengthen and free up the energy channels
- Nature walks in the surrounding 2 acres of lush countryside
- Deeply nourishing evening Candlelit Restorative & Yin Yoga
- Post-dinner Yoga Nidra Sessions to send you off into a blissful nights sleep
- "Mindfulness For Living A Calmer & More Joyful Life" with Emma Burns
- 3 super-nourishing & filling plant-based meals a day plus unlimited fresh fruit, tea, coffee and water
- All yoga equipment and use of the yoga studio with underfloor heating
- Indoor heated Swimming pool & use of the outdoor Sauna
- Gorgeous grounds complete with panoramic of the stunning countryside
- Guided walk exploring the beautiful historic town of Arundel
- WiFi & on-site parking
- Luxurious Temple Spa toiletries and use of sumptuous linen and towel
- Travel to and from the venue
- Holistic therapy, massage & organic facial treatments by Debbie Stevens Wellbeing which can be booked in advance
Brooklands Barn is a beautiful 19th century converted barn in a rural setting, just under 1 mile from the historic center of Arundel, West Sussex, a short walk from the River Arun, with breathtaking views of the Sussex downs. All the rooms at Brooklands Barn are spacious and have been newly refurbished. In each wing of the barn there is a spacious living room where you can unwind and relax in cosy armchairs and plush sofas.
What To Expect
The retreat begins at 5.00pm 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 reborn!
5pm onwards: Arrivals. Chill out with a cup of herbal tea, snuggle down in your inviting room and meet the grou
6pm: Evening Yoga Stress-Melt. 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 – 6 pm: Free time for walking, exploring, swimming, reading, sauna or a massage
11.30 - 2.30pm: Optional guided walk exploring the beautiful historic town of Arundel
2.30pm: Delicious Lunch
4pm - 5.30pm: Mindfulness For Living A Calmer & More Joyful Life with Emma Burns
6pm – 7.30pm: 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 holistic massage
1pm: Delicious Lunch
2pm: Retreat Ends. Return home feeling like new!
Your Yoga Teachers:
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.
Emma Burns - Founder of Me Love Yoga
We are delighted to announce that Emma Burns with be joining us on retreat, bringing her wonderful energy and sharing with us a plethora of techniques for calming the mind and bringing inner peace.
Emma teaches alignment-based Hatha yoga with Vinyasa flow, incorporating mindfulness into every class. She teaches for Respira Yoga on Monday evenings in Harrow and also teaches in her beautiful hideaway studio in Stanmore where you can step through the doors to discover peace, calm and tranquility.
Yoga, meditation and mindfulness have been the grounding foundations of Emma's life for over 20 years. Emma lives her yoga and is passionate about sharing it with her students. She runs mindfulness workshops and will be sharing her experience in this area with us on retreat.
Healthy, Delicious Food
Fresh, vibrant cuisine prepared by our incredible on-site chef from Cashew Catering, opting for organic, locally sourced produce where possible. Expect to eat the rainbow! Food is plant-based with optional locally source eggs for breakfast.
If you have any further dietary requirements, please let us know at time of booking.
Spiced pineapple upside-down cake
Chickpea & Sweet Potato Pasanda, Tarka Dahl, Basmati Rice, Onion Bhaji, Mango Pickle & Coconut Chutney
Papaya, Orange, Mango, Date & Coconut Salad with Vanilla Yoghurt
Selection of Fresh Fruits, Yoghurts, Cereals, Breads & Spreads (optional Locally Sourced Eggs)
Marinated Tofu Wedge, Kale & Potato Rosti, Roasted Squash & Greens, Bean Salad, Mixed Leaf Salad
Carrot & Ginger Cake
Mediterranean-style Stuffed Aubergine, Butternut & Polenta Cake
Slow-Roasted Red Pepper Sauce & Pea Shoots
Dark Chocolate, Raspberry & Vanilla Tart served with Cream & Strawberries
Selection of Fresh Fruits, Yoghurts, Cereals, Breads & Spreads (optional Locally Sourced Eggs)
Roasted Red Pepper & Chickpea Soup served with locally baked Sourdough Bread
Greek- Style Salad
Chocolate & Sultana Cookies
Date & Orange Shortbread Slice
Kind Words from our last retreat here:
"Fantastic weekend. Feeling really chilled, de-stressed positive" - M. Feeney
"Fabulous, blissful weekend. Amazing food. Expert tuition. Meryl and Isabelle are first class teachers" - N. Mead
"The best yoga teachers! Food was soooo good! Wonderful weekend. Great company, amazing food and expert tuition. Thank you so much. It was blissful" - S. N'Jie
"I really enjoyed the retreat. I learned lots of techniques and will certainly book another retreat with you" - C. Mullins
"Beautiful location, gorgeous food, lovely people and amazing yoga teachers" - L. Turnbull
"Absolutely Fantastic. Feeling reborn. Fabulous food and lovely yoga. Will definitely book another one" - V. Lothian-Perenyi
"I loved it. I loved the place, I loved the people, I loved the food, I loved the yoga. I just loved it" - T. Turnbull
How to get there
Travelling by rail:
Arundel station has direct links from London Victoria and London Bridge (1.5 hours). Arundel station is a 5 minute taxi ride from Brooklands. Castle Cars is located at Arundel Station (01903 884444).
Brooklands Barn, Priory Lane, Arundel, BN18 0BG
Brooklands Barn is situated just 20 minutes from Bognor Regis or Worthing.
See map here.