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Are you feeling bombarded with everyday stress? Do you feel lost, lonely, confused, and out of control? Is your health suffering because of your constant negative thoughts? Let Fit2Relax help you! Find that inner calmness that you deserve, discover how to create balance and harmony in your life, and understand the process of your thoughts and feelings so you can gain back control.
Single, twin, or family bedrooms are available at the retreat. The medieval priory houses a bedroomed guesthouse set within acres of beautiful grounds. The guesthouse can sleep up to 100 and visitors are welcome to stay from one day up to two weeks. All guests are welcome to join the Carmelite community at any of the daily services.
Fit2Relax has created a welcoming, friendly, and inviting space for you to unwind, relax, and release tension. An opportunity to acknowledge the positives in your life and learn to manage the negatives, quiet, peaceful time to reflect. Make new choices and regain control.
This retreat is for WOMEN ONLY who wants to improve the quality of their life. The benefits are to claim back control, understand how awareness and mindfulness can enhance your health and well-being, and learn the principles of how your thoughts, feelings, and actions effect your body.
Set in the heart of Kent, England, The Friars, Aylesford Priory, it's an ancient religious house of the order of Carmelites dating back to the 13th century. Over the centuries and now today, The Friars has become for thousands of visitors a place of peace, a community of prayer, an experience of God, a centre of welcome
a venue for gathering, and a work of art.
The Friars has a well-established conference centre hosting seminars and conferences. The peace garden is divided by upright sleepers into several small themed gardens allowing the visitor to view the garden as a whole, whilst enjoying the different smaller areas of planting.
The first garden entered takes up the busy stressful mood of many visitors and aims to subtly move this energy to a place of warmth and vibrancy. This then enables the visitor to take onboard the energy reduction of the wind and wave garden.
Making use of soothing curves and a mauve and pale yellow palette, this is designed to invoke a mood of gentle flowing calm. The central earth and water garden with a blue and white palette encourages tranquillity and stillness. The visitor, supported by the sounds of the water features, is encouraged to rest and 'to be'.
Incorporated throughout the garden are peace tiles in over 200 different languages acting as a symbol of striving for the peaceful integration of all in society, locally, nationally and internationally.
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Two three-course hot meal on Saturday and Sunday, a two-course supper on Saturday evening, daily tea and coffee, and two afternoon tea and cake Saturday and Sunday are included in the price of the retreat. All meals are served in the Pilgrims Hall located in the Great Courtyard.
There is also a restored seventeenth-century barn at the entrance to The Friars houses that serves as a tearoom. The tearoom and gift shop is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00 in summer and offers visitors a good range of home-made cakes and snacks for an additional fee.
Some stop over on their way to Canterbury, following the ancient pilgrims' way to the cathedral. The Friars was always a traditional stop in medieval times and, in fact, the Pilgrims' hall, the oldest building at The Friars, is so named because it offered hospitality and accommodation for travellers to Canterbury. This custom of hospitality to pilgrims continues today.
Please take a train from London Victoria to Maidstone East then take a taxi or a 155 bus to The Friars. You can also take a train from London Victoria to West Malling and then take a taxi.