4 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat UK

  • West Lexham Barn Retreat Centre, Norfolk, UK

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Nurturing Meditation and Yoga Holiday UK

  • 4 days with instruction
  • Whether you are new to yoga or meditation practices or a regular practitioner, this retreat will offer you a chance to step away from the tension of daily life. Every day, you will learn ancient wisdom practices that will positively influence your overall well-being as you shift gears mentally, physically, and emotionally into a space that is soothing, calming, and nurturing.


    • Daily yoga sessions
    • Silence every morning
    • Daily meditation sessions
    • Non-alcoholic drinks
    • 3 nights’ lodging
    • Yoga equipment
    • Daily meals


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    West Lexham Barn Retreat Centre, the place where you will be staying at during this retreat is a top-of-the-range retreat venue. Luxurious en-suite rooms are set around a courtyard adjacent to this yoga barn. They combine rustic charm with funky modern twists and all have under-floor heating and huge windows which flood the rooms with natural light. A cozy lounge space with log fires awaits you in the evening and there is an open plan kitchen area as well as a space built for yoga practices that will ensure a weekend of feeling nourished and cocooned.

    Each day, you will gather together for 6 hours of practice to shift your awareness inwardly, holistically, and mindfully.

    The morning practice will focus on active (Yang) and mindful movement practices. Emphasizing back care and core connection to promote strength and stability, you will learn how to fully integrate on a physical and energetic level for a skillful asana practice.

    The afternoon practice will focus on earth-based (Yin) poses along with Restorative practices. Yin poses are held for some time with an emphasis on meditative mind states throughout and will include the teachings of Metta (loving-kindness).

    The whole together time will be permeated with periods of silence and Mindfulness meditation practices along with journaling and theory of practice. This encourages a sense of ease in the body and mind that will empower emotional balance and C.H.A.N.G.E. (Compassion, Health, Awareness, Nurture, Gratitude, and Engagement). The sample schedule of this retreat is as follows.


    • 15:00 Arrival
    • 18:30-19:30 Welcome dinner
    • 19:45-21:15 Introduction and practice

    Friday and Saturday

    • Silence every morning from waking up until after morning practice
    • 07:30-08:00 Meditation
    • 08:00-09:00 Buffet breakfast
    • 09:30-12:00 Morning practice
    • 12:30-13:30 Buffet lunch
    • 15:30-18:00 Afternoon practice
    • 18:30-19:30 Evening meal
    • 20:00-20:30 Evening meditation


    • Silence every morning from waking up until after morning practice
    • 07:30-08:00 Meditation
    • 08:00-09:00 Buffet breakfast
    • 09:30-12:00 Morning practice
    • 12:30-13:30 Buffet lunch
    • Ann Gowing

      Yoga Alliance International (Yoga)

      Ann has over 25 years of experience as a teacher in the health and wellness industry. Ann continued to study from world-class east and west yoga experts, attending teacher trainings as well as intensive and personal retreats in Europe and India. Along with attending MBCT (Mindfulness Behaviour Cognitive Therapy) and a 1-year SHR (Skilled Human Relationships) counselling course, Ann's interest in understanding the mind, body, and heart was set for life. She has also been teaching privately alongside physiotherapists and counselors providing holistic recovery for clients from injury, etc.

    This retreat will take place in Norfolk, UK.

    Wholesome vegetarian food with gluten free options will be offered with drinks and snacks served throughout the day. The meals will be served in a buffet style for breakfast and lunch. A sit-down meal in the evening will be prepared by a local chef. Any special dietary requirement will need to be requested and may incur a surcharge.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Drinks

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Gluten Free
    • Other dietary requirements on request
    • Vegetarian
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • All teachings
    • Yoga equipment
    • 3 nights’ accommodation
    • All daily meals
    • Drinks (no alcohol)
    • Travel arrangements to and from the venue
    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


    • Review by Gilly

      "I have practiced yoga for many years and without a doubt, the teacher’s voice, attitude, and approach is of the paramount importance. Of the many teachers I have met before, Ann scores very highly. She has a beautifully measured approach. Her routines and the structure of her session are so well planned, her voice is soothing, her knowledge is phenomenal, and her attitude is wonderful."

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    • Review by Maya

      "What an amazing retreat in a stunning venue! It was very well organized and structured with a perfect mix of yoga, meditation, and theory behind the methods. Ann is a lovely, warm-hearted, and experienced teacher. I would definitely go again."

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    • Review by Lucy

      "What a fabulous retreat! It has an excellent location and a place to find true peace. Ann is as serene as ever, and she is an experienced instructor in meditation, yoga, mindfulness, and regaining control of our busy lives."

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    Annecy, France

    Ann Gowing Holistic Practices is founded and run by Ann Gowing, an experienced yoga instructor who offers yoga classes, workshops, and retreats as well as Pilates and mindfulness training.

    Speaks English

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