UNWIND & RESET RETREAT ~ East Kent ~ July 15 to 17, 2022

Unwind and Reset Retreat

July 15 to 17, 2022

Join me at this magical venue for my first event in Europe: The Quaives set in the stunning countryside of East Kent. There are 19 acres of open space, half of which is beautifully manicured gardens, with big trees, a secret garden, tennis court, a bridge over a pond, winding paths, lots of flowers and a swinging kissing bench, and the other half is a huge field.

There is something for everyone; yoga, breath work, meditation, yoga nidra and deep relaxation. You will be nourished with gourmet vegetarian meals, a welcoming atmosphere and a feeling of being looked after to the core of your being. We have the most beautiful spaces inside and out to explore, unwind and find yourself again.

We have a luxury outdoor wood fired hot tub surrounded by the gardens and the Kent countryside beyond, where you have the opportunity to go on walks in your free time. For those that feel very energetic there is the tennis court with a couple of rackets and tennis balls for your use.

The practice

 

A variety of different types of yoga classes will be offered on this retreat to help you find balance and serenity. Designed for all levels and accompanied by carefully chosen playlists as well as the sounds of nature, you will be guided to find your calm and centre again. The types of yoga classes taught on this retreat are:

Vinyasa Yoga.

Be expertly led through creative, playful sequences that have been intelligently put together to develop functional strength, space and confidence. An antidote to modern sedentary lives these classes will have lots of options to choose between to suit what your body needs moment to moment.

 

Yin Yoga.

Yin yoga works deeply into our body with passive, longer-held poses. It targets the deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues – ligaments, joints, bones, the deep fascia networks of the body and the meridians. This is contrast to a Yang yoga practice such as Vinyasa yoga which targets the muscles. Energetically, Yin yoga improves the energy flow, enhancing the flow of chi in the organs. To be healthy, we need healthy organs as well as healthy muscles. Yin yoga also offers wonderful emotional and mental health benefits.

 

Restorative Yoga.

This is a nourishing, gentle, and soothing practice allowing you to feel deeply calm and grounded. Deep rest is also such an important aspect of this practice creating a feeling of inner harmony and deep self-compassion. Perfect for beginners and the more experienced who want to slow down and recharge.

 

Mindfulness Practices.

You will be invited to practise mindfulness throughout your time at the retreat, with an invitation to have a digital detox, practise mindful eating, and weather permitting experience meditation in the beautiful gardens.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

all meals and snacks

yoga

yoga nidra

meditation

group walk

2 nights’ accommodation

unlimited teas

use of tennis court and rackets.

use of outdoor hot tub.

yoga equipment.

 

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

Transportation, massage treatments 

Optional private session with Caroline

 

Our Meals

The food, snacks, and drinks are lovingly prepared by our holistic retreat chefs, meticulously well planned to give you tasty and nutritious food to help reboot your system, so you leave feeling rejuvenated and re-energised. Guests can help themselves to teas and filtered water during the weekend, and relax inside the Saloon with comfy sofas and a log burner at the one end for chilling, reading or chatting to other group members.

Note: All food is vegetarian, please let us know if you have any other dietary requirements.

Investment

Flash sale today only, £25 off all beds

 

Scandinavian Adult Dorm

8 places; £475pp £450pp BOOK NOW

 

Fuchsia Cottage

Bedroom a)  2 single beds – £575pp £550 pp. BOOK NOW

Bedroom b) adult bunk bed – £500pp £475 pp. BOOK NOW

Kitchen-lounge

Bathroom

 

Songbird Cottage

1 Bedroom with  2 single beds – £675pp £650 pp BOOK NOW

Kitchen-lounge

Bathroom

 

Bumble Cottage

1 Bedroom with  1 King size bed

Single occupancy – £825pp £800 / 2 person shared bed – £675pp £650 pp BOOK NOW

Kitchen-lounge

Bathroom

 

No Accommodation

Meals and Yoga – £400pp £375pp BOOK NOW

DAILY SCHEDULE

 

FRIDAY

  • 14.00 Welcome and settling in

  • 16.00 Welcome circle with welcome drink and snack 

  • 17.00 90 minute Yin Yoga and meditation

  • 19.00 Dinner

     

SATURDAY

  • 7.30 (Optional) Mindfulness Meditation in the studio or gardens

  • 8.00 Help yourself to a pre-yoga morning tea + fruits

  • 8.30 90 minute Vinyasa Flow

  • 10.15 Breakfast 

  • 11.00 Free Time // Optional walking mediation (weather dependant)

  • 14.00 Lunch

  • 14.30 Free time; tennis, reading, catching up on sleep, or 1-2-1 advice with me on yoga practice at home

  • 17.00 90 minute Restorative Yoga session & Nidra

  • 19.00 Dinner

  • 21.00 Wine & Mocktails (optional)

 

SUNDAY

  • 8.00 Help yourself to a pre-yoga morning tea + fruits

  • 8.30 90 minute Morning Flow

  • 10.30 Breakfast 

  • 11.00 Group led walk or Free time; tennis, reading, catching up on sleep, enjoying nature in the gardens

  • 13.30 Lunch 

  • 14.00 Closing circle (Time to depart)

 

* This is a guide to the weekend. All activities are optional and subject to change

Getting there

 

 

By train

The nearest train stations are:

  • Canterbury West

  • Canterbury East

If you are coming from London, the quickest trains are from King’s Cross St Pancras or Stratford, and takes about 51 minutes to Canterbury West. The trains to Canterbury East are slower with more stops. We recommend a local taxi firm: Green Light Cabs – 01227 722 222. A ride is £15 one way, and takes 10 minutes.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of £250 .
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

  • No refunds

  • We reserve the right to cancel the retreat if it is not meeting the minimum 10 participants. (if we do so your deposit will be refunded in full).

  • COVID: in the event that the retreat cannot take place due to local restrictions, we will follow the policy of the venue and offer to move the retreat to a different date

 

Appropriate insurance is always recommended whenever making travel plans.