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Join this weekend Scaravelli yoga retreat at Gayles retreat centre in Sussex to get a wonderful chance to relax and unwind. You will enjoy extra-long Scaravelli yoga classes which give plenty of time for individual attention in the beautiful surroundings of the Sussex downs. The retreat centre is located in a rural area, set deep in the Sussex countryside where you can be far from the madding crowd. Take this opportunity and revitalize yourself.
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During the retreat, you will reside in Gayle retreat centre. All indoor accommodation is in comfortable dormitories. The accommodation, studio, and eating areas are situated close together around thoughtfully maintained gardens. The gentle meadows offer stunning panoramic views and allow space between activities to wander and reflect. There are two recently renovated dormitories, ‘The Studio’ and ‘The Playroom’, which offer comfortable and spacious accommodation for up to seventeen people.
All indoor accommodation is equipped with toilets, showers, and washing areas, as well as hot drink making facilities. There are good quality, sturdy single and bunk beds with individual storage drawers. Duvets, pillows, linen, and towels are provided. You are free to wander through the sensitively managed estate and encouraged to make use of the private hard surface tennis court and even the open-air swimming pool during summertime.
The environment and ambience at Gayles encourages an open, safe, relaxed, and intimate atmosphere that promotes learning and self-development because retreats should be fulfilling and inspiring and the best effort has to be done to support you in making the most of your time here so that everybody leaves feeling stimulated, nourished, and refreshed.
With its open fire, high ceiling, and refreshing artworks, The Stables is a beautifully converted 1930s stable which provides a warm and practical area for eating, chatting, and relaxing. The ground level has an open-plan kitchen and dining room with under-floor heating. Immediately outside, there is a large, decked, seated eating area which is wonderful for informal meals and gatherings on warm sunny days.
Whilst Gayles retreat centre offers great dorm accommodation, there is also the option of camping which is limited to 4 people. Gayles offers 4 pitches for tents no bigger than a three-person tent. You can either bring your own tent, or use one provided by Gayles.
Please bring your own sleeping bag and any other camping equipment of your choice. Pillows and towels are provided. Toilet and shower facilities for campers are in a funky horsebox which has been fully customised and has proved a great hit with clients.
If you choose a tent provided by the venue, it will be pitched ready for your arrival. The tents provided are Quechua 2 Seconds II tents which are classified as a two-person tent, although best suited for individuals. Quechua 2 Seconds II tent has the following features:
Scaravelli inspired yoga is a stress-free yoga that benefits everyone. Classes are suitable for all ages and all levels of yoga experience (beginner, intermediate, or advanced). Regardless of your level of fitness, you will discover a longer, stronger, and more flexible spine, a calmer mind, and begin to enjoy increased energy and ease of movement. You will arrive on Friday for the retreat and start yoga sessions that evening.
Please note that whilst you will do everything possible to adhere to the programme and details laid out below, some things are outside of control and therefore changes may be made if necessary.
Originally a professional dancer, she discovered yoga as a teenager, and has been practicing for over 40 years. Having studied various styles of yoga including Sivananda, Iyengar, Astanga and various forms of Hatha yoga, she eventually gravitated to the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli. Catherine’s daily yoga practice and teaching focuses on deepening physical awareness and alignment to reveal and release the natural freedom of the body, particularly the spine.
This retreat will take place in Gayles retreat centre in East Sussex, UK. Gayles is set in ten acres of land adjacent to the Seven Sisters Country Park (an area of outstanding natural beauty), The National Trust Crowlink Estate, and Friston Forest. The surrounding countryside is extraordinarily beautiful, and there are excellent walking opportunities all around.
Gayles is a picturesque retreat centre situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the South Downs, five miles from Eastbourne and fifteen miles from Brighton. Here, rural doesn’t mean hard to reach; there are excellent train services from the nearby towns that provide direct travel to and from London Victoria, Gatwick, Ashford International, Brighton, and so on.
During the retreat, good quality, locally sourced, tasty, and nourishing food will be served in the relaxed atmosphere of the beautifully converted dining room including 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners. If the weather is sunny, there is the option of eating out in the open on the terrace. The food is vegetarian and organic and is a highlight of your stay at Gayles retreat centre.
Gayles retreat centre is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the South Downs, surrounded by stunning countryside and beautiful coastline. You can make use of the opportunity of your stay at Gayles retreat centre to visit the Seven Sisters Country Park on its doorstep. It is made up of 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley, and open chalk grassland.
You can also go to the Friston Forest which offers a number of waymarked routes for you to explore the beech woods. Its undulating terrain makes it popular with walkers who enjoy being outdoors. Quiet valleys within the forest offer sheltered habitats for many species of wildlife. Glimpses of rare butterflies, such as fritillaries, and elusive deer can reward patient observers.
Gayles is just one-and-a-half-hour drive from London and there is a regular bus service that conveniently stops beside the entrance.
For European visitors, there is a ferry service to and from mainland Europe from Newhaven, which is only a twenty-minute drive away from the retreat.
There is a direct train line from London, Gatwick, Brighton and Ashford International, etc. to Eastbourne Station. From there, you are a 15-minute bus ride away. There is a request stop at the entrance.
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