Yoga Retreat at Boldshaves: Rest & Regeneration for mind & body

Friday 15 Sep
All Day
Boldshaves

The Course:

Friday 15 September to Sunday 17 September.

A weekend of nurturing yoga designed to replenish mind, body and soul within the sanctuary of Boldshaves and its surrounding gardens and woodland.  Drawing inspiration from the changing seasons, you will have the time and space to recharge whilst immersing yourself in a variety of yoga practices from vinyasa flow, meditation and sound healing.

Enjoy delicious home-cooked food and the warmest hospitality. All of our packages are all-inclusive (with the exception of any additional treatment requested for the Saturday) with every meal provided and a complimentary bar with tea, coffee and refreshments served throughout the weekend.

The Setting:

Boldshaves is celebrated above all for its peace and tranquillity. Nestled amongst ancient woodland, the estate features a lovely, rambling house set in a beautiful garden on the edge of the Weald of Kent in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With over 100 acres of private land to explore, the weekend will provide ample opportunity to enjoy the enchanting surroundings.

Despite its rural location, Boldshaves is only a 20 minute drive from Ashford International Station, itself a 35 minute train ride away from St Pancras International in London. Collections from the station are available on request.

Yoga Teacher:

Lolly Norris was born and raised in South Africa where she spent the first 18 years of her life. After travelling the world, she then moved to the UK. Her first experience of yoga was in 1998 at the age of 20, it opened her body and mind to the potential of healing, and started a journey of self-discovery in the face of her own personal challenges from childhood and beyond. This journey took her to India where she immersed herself in a variety of yoga practices and massage.

Lolly later settled down in Tunbridge Wells to train formally in yoga and shiatsu massage. She has now been teaching yoga for 11 years, focusing in particular on vinyasa yoga, pranayama and meditation. She now lives in rural East Sussex with her husband, daughter and dog.

The Weekend:

Friday
Arrive late afternoon or early evening and take your time to settle in at Boldshaves before taking part in a gentle evening yoga session followed by a fabulous dinner and an introduction to the weekend ahead. Friday’s yoga session will focus on connection and setting intentions followed by a gentle practice with breath work and meditation. This will be a yoga practice to reset, relax and help ease into the weekend ahead.

Saturday
The morning will start with vinyasa yoga to energise and invigorate followed by a nourishing sound bath with sound healer, Sarah Stephenson. Depending on the weather, this session will take place in either a beautiful 18th century barn on the site or within the gardens at Boldshaves.  Afterwards, a wholesome and nourishing brunch will be served. In the afternoon, there will be the option of individual treatment sessions and the opportunity to go for a walk in the woods or explore the lovely garden (with guided tours available on request). Later, there will be another gentle yoga session focusing on breath work and meditation before the group gathers together in the evening for more delicious food and a chance to sample some local Kentish wines.  

Sunday
The morning will again start with vinyasa yoga, followed by another well-earned brunch. The weekend will draw to its conclusion with a farewell ceremony reflecting on the weekend with further attention on breathing and meditation.

Level of experience:

This course is suitable for yoga students of all levels.

Accommodation:

There are a number of accommodation options available at Boldshaves:

The main house: single occupancy (ensuite or shared bathroom) or shared occupancy for up to 2 people (with ensuite bathroom).

Bell tent: single occupancy or shared occupancy for up to 4 people, all with shared bathroom.

If you are interested in joining on a non-residential basis, please contact us via info@wealdenliteraryfestival.co.uk.

Tickets

Yoga Weekend (Single Occupancy, Private Bathroom)£445.00
Yoga Weekend (Single Occupancy, Shared Bathroom)£425.00
Yoga Weekend (Shared Twin Room, Ensuite)£405.00
Yoga Weekend (Non-residential)£295.00

"As for the food, it was incredible! There was a lot of variety and it felt like being in a home away from home. The hosting really made the workshop for me - what a lovely, friendly bunch! I would highly recommend the retreat just on the food and hosting alone!  I thought the weekend was really excellent value and will definitely be signing up for another retreat with you soon!" Retreat attendee, 2023

"The weekend was amazing, surpassing all my expectations! The food was outstanding, plentiful and so lovely to be treated so kindly. I felt truly pampered. The setting was unbeatable. And what a warm welcome! Fizz within 5 minutes! I like that a lot. Tutoring excellent. Good pace, balance and challenge." Winter Retreat attendee, 2023

"We were made very welcome. Hospitality was excellent, as were meals (fabulous food) and service - couldn’t do enough for us! Accommodation very comfortable - what a fabulous house/setting - comfy chairs and roaring fires." Winter Retreat attendee, 2023

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