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4 Days Ocean Rising Yoga Retreat in UK

  • West Lexham LLP, West Lexham Manor, Nr. King's Lynn, Norfolk PE32 2QN, UK

Overview

Vinyasa Yoga Retreat UK

This is an exquisite, quintessentially English yoga retreat set in beautiful natural surroundings. You will stay in a 19th century converted barn located in the heart of the North Norfolk countryside. On this retreat, you will experience Vinyasa Flow yoga, beautiful sequencing, lyrical narrative, lunar flows, and Yin yoga. There will be a special yoga class serenaded with soulful sounds of the harp and guitar. Relax in the gardens or walk in the beautiful grounds amongst the ancient woodlands along the rivers and lake, and walk along the stunning Norfolk beaches nearby.

Highlights

  • Vinyasa flow yoga classes
  • Restorative and Nidra yoga session
  • Stunning countryside, river, and lake walks
  • Live music performance with Rafael Angulo and Lucidia Omamori
  • Delicious vegetarian and raw food cuisine
  • Outdoor fire circle and Sadhana Satsang
  • 3 nights luxury, rustic accommodation
  • Soulful Seascapes close by

Skill level

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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West Lexham Barn was built in 1805 and has been beautifully converted with all its original character, space, light, and rustic charm. The living spaces are filled with handmade furnishings and traditional log burners, creating a rustic, homely ambiance. The dining room has large windows, offering picturesque views of the beautiful garden. They have a conservatory and an outside dining table amongst the herbs and butterflies for al fresco dining on balmy summer evenings.

Bedrooms

The luxury ensuite bedrooms are nestled in a courtyard around the barn, combining rustic charm with contemporary innovations. Reclaimed wood and original farm doors have been used along side the original timber beams to add splashes of color and authenticity to the rooms.

Each bedroom has original artworks and handmade curtains and cushions. All of the bedrooms and bathrooms have under-floor heating and super comfortable mattresses with high quality cotton linen.

Yoga room

Your yoga classes take place in the spacious harvest room with its original ceiling and organic, antique charm. There are two full height windows on either side allowing natural light and views of the gardens to enhance and inspire your practice.

On waking up in this stunning location, you will do an energizing, Yang Vinyasa Flow practice, blissfully infused with the grace of asana, flowing through breath towards a soft, meditative mind. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, you will explore elemental Vinyasa: the Earth, the ocean, the sun, the sky, the stars, and the universe within.

These soulful practices create a sense of connection, openness, and vibrancy, leaving you feeling lovingly energized, uplifted, and alive. In the afternoons, you will surrender to a more restorative, Yin practice, allowing your being to rest, renew, and rejuvenate.

In your free time, relax in the gardens or walk in the beautiful grounds amongst the ancient woodlands along the rivers and lake. Leave your soul down by the sea on the stunning Norfolk beaches nearby. In the evenings, you will enjoy a delicious dinner, an outdoor fire circle, and Sadhana Satsang.

On Saturday afternoon, your yoga class will be serenaded with soulful sounds of the harp and guitar, played live by Rafael Angulo and Lucidia Omamori. In the evening, this talented duo will perform their soulful songs and sweet harmonies for your musical retreat experience.

Holkham hall and estate - Norfolk

It is the perfect English house from the golden age of the Grand Tour, surviving intact in its original setting and with the founding family still in custodianship, there is none finer.

  • Heidi Pascual

    Heidi has over one thousand hours of yoga teacher training. Her studies and creative qualities are woven within precise alignment of classical asana. Flowing transitions between dynamic and static poses are guided by the rhythm of the breath, creating a tandava, a graceful dance of breath and movement. She designs each class with a balance of alignment, yoga assists, form and flow; pranayama, Indian philosophy, and meditation. As a writer and teacher of literature, she is inspired by language and art.

This luxury 19th century converted barn is located in the heart of the North Norfolk countryside, only a short distance from the stunning, heritage beaches of Holkham and Wells-Next-the-Sea. West Lexham set is in 21 acres of rolling lawns, landscaped gardens, wild flowers, woodland glades, rivers, lakes, and picturesque countryside walks. It is a stunning place to connect to nature, to your nature, to yoga.

Activities
  • Boating
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
General
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lake
  • River
  • Yoga studio

Your food will be lovingly prepared by Florentina, a professional caterer offering delicious, innovative, vegetarian cuisine. It will be a divine detox for your total well-being.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Raw food
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Castle Acre

Visit Castle Acre, a beautiful medieval priory and ruins which really stands proud against the local countryside and is hauntingly beautiful. Plus, it's just about walkable from West Lexham.

Cromer - Norfolk

Originally a fishing village, Cromer was "discovered" in the 18th century and by the 1890's, it was a fashionable resort town. It has attractions spanning the centuries from a mediaeval church to a Victorian pier and onwards.

The town's reputation for crab fishing is undiminished. You can still watch the crab boats arrive every morning with their catch. There are several small fish shops in town where you can buy one of the day's catch and virtually every eating place will have a crab dish on the menu.

Ecotech

Ecotech is a center of sustainability and has the only wind turbine in the UK that you can actually climb up.

Houghton hall - Norfolk

Another great house still in family ownership, it was designed by William Kent in 1717, built by Britain's first prime minister, Robert Walpole. This house was the site of the Houghton International Horse Trials.

Pensthorpe - Norfolk

Pensthorpe has played host to the popular BBC Springwatch series for three years now, and was voted Norfolk's best visitor attraction 2009. Located just outside the market town of Fakenham, it's an ideal attraction for those who love nature, wildlife, and the outdoors with nature trails, lakes, birdwatching, and stunning gardens.

As well as enjoying the beautiful surroundings, you can learn about conservation projects, indulge in a spot of retail therapy, or take lunch in the courtyard café. Pensthorpe is a great place to get children involved in wildlife, and families can choose from a range of activities to engage everyone whatever their age.

Swaffham village - Norfolk

Swaffham village is a historical Norfolk town with a regular market on Saturdays and occasional antiques market on Sunday. This is the local hub with a fully stocked natural food shop and vibrant local community.

The peddlers way

This path runs only a mile or so from West Lexham, a 46-mile national trail from near Thetford to Holme-Next-the-Sea on the North Norfolk coast. The way follows an old Roman road that may have been built along an even older trackway. It connects with the North Norfolk coast path and is easy walking.

Massage therapist, Lisa Cowlard, will also be available for you to book a relaxing, luxurious massage from a full range of treatments.

  • 3 nights luxurious rustic accommodation
  • Morning Vinyasa Flow yoga classes
  • Afternoon Restorative and Nidra yoga
  • Beautiful countryside, rivers, a lake, and gardens
  • Delicious vegetarian and raw food cuisine
  • Live music performance with Rafael Angulo and Lucidia Omamori
  • Outdoor fire circle
  • Sadhana Satsang
  • Soulful seascapes close by
  • Airfare
  • Additional activities
  • Optional massages

Driving directions from London

  • Take M11.
  • At junction 9, take the A11 exit to Newmarket or Norwich.
  • Leave A11 at Thetford, and take A134 to Mundford.
  • At the roundabout take A1065 signposted Swaffham.
  • At Swaffham, continue on A1065 signposted Cromer.
  • Pass by turns for Castle Acre on your left and the George and Dragon pub on your right.
  • Take next right after the right turn signposted West Lexham (approximately five miles out of Swaffham).
  • Go to the end of the lane and turn left.
  • You will see a brick archway. Continue around the corner and take the next right at the gate marked West Lexham.

Driving directions from West Country

  • Take M5 then M4 towards London.
  • Then M25 towards Watford and continue on M25 to M11 junction.
  • Take M11, then A11, and continue as driving directions from London.

Driving directions from York and North East

  • Head for A1(M) south.
  • Continue on A1(M) or A1 to Sleaford junction.
  • Take A17 towards Sleaford and continue on A17 towards Kings Lynn, then A47 east.
  • Continue along A47 towards Norwich until turnoff signposted A1065 Cromer.
  • Follow A1065 for approximately five miles.
  • Pass by turns for Castle Acre on your left and the George and Dragon pub on your right.
  • Take next right after the right turn signposted West Lexham.
  • Go to the end of the lane and turn left.
  • You will see a brick archway. Continue around the corner and take the next right at the gate marked West Lexham.

Driving directions from Preston

  • Head for the M62 eastbound towards Leeds, then take the A1(M) south.
  • Continue as instructions from York.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at London Stansted Airport (STN).

Arrival by bus

The X1 bus goes from Norwich and King's Lynn to Swaffham, which is the nearest town. Timetables can be found and change seasonally, so check before you set off.

Arrival by train

The nearest train station is Downham Market. Trains run from London Kings Cross to Downham Market every hour and every half hour at certain peak times. Journey times are approximately one hour and 25 minutes. Network Railcards give you a third off fares. If you are taking more than one train journey in the South of England or are traveling in a group, it is well worth investigating it.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Lotus Love Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Astri Bleasdale
    10 out of 10

    "Inspiring weekend retreat. Great, varied yoga, both relaxing and challenging. An amazing location with stunning views and the most delicious food! Thank you!"

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  • Review by Anna Roberts
    10 out of 10

    "Heidi, thanks so much for your wonderful love, boundless energy, creativity, amazing planning and attention to detail. You are very special and hope you feel super proud. It was such a success."

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  • Review by Gabrielle Zeter
    10 out of 10

    "Heidi's yoga nurtures the body and the soul. The classes bring together poses, music and philosophy which flow and intertwine from beginning to end. It is an amazing experience which I would recommend any yogi to experience. Add to this a stunning location, gorgeous nurturing food, time with beautiful people and time on your own, if you wish, and you have the makings of a retreat that will blow you away."

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  • Review by Jo Coldwell
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you Heidi for a wonderful retreat! The highlight for me was the teaching, even above the incredible scenery. This retreat has made me realize that my yoga can improve and I really feel it has since our first retreat. The venue was stunning, the food was colorful, creative, nourishing - I loved it. Your teaching and retreats have reached its pinnacle! Enjoy the view."

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  • Review by Cindy Attwell
    10 out of 10

    "My yoga teacher was Heidi Pascual, who was simply fantastic. She was so friendly, caring and attentive, an excellent host and her passion for yoga was very evident. The Vinyasa Flow Yoga was the best part of the holiday, as I learnt a lot and developed my practice, which was just great."

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  • Review by Claire
    10 out of 10

    "This retreat was an another amazing weekend! Absolutely loved it!"

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  • Review by Jasmine Singh
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for some beautiful memories the last few days."

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  • Review by Sarah Stock
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for organizing the retreat ~ fantastic. The experience really helped me and I found it very spiritual. I have brought this positive energy into my new beginnings. My family loved the retreat too!"

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  • Review by Catherine Lippold
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for the brilliant French escapade."

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  • Review by Tracy Dowson
    10 out of 10

    "This retreat was a very special weekend."

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  • Review by Mike Sant
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for a fabulous retreat. It did me the world of good!"

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  • Review by Caroline from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "What a wonderful treat to attend a yoga retreat with Heidi. From the moment you arrive you are made to feel so welcome! The barn is stunning and the rooms are spacious and very comfortable, with a huge, luxurious bed. The catering by Cashew is just out of this world, full of flavors and originality, even if you are not a vegetarian. I didn't leave a crumb in my plate. The yoga sessions are long and soulful, and I learnt so much about yoga but also about myself and my yoga journey. I particularly loved the spiritual element Heidi brings to the practice and our focus on Ganesha. Fascinating and it has stayed with me ever since. The yoga Nidra and Kirtan sessions in the evening were wonderful additions too. But most of all, and what surprised me as it was my first retreat, was the long term effects: the week that followed, I felt a deep sense of serenity and happiness, a sensation difficult to describe but that I had never experienced before. I wish I could do this every month!"

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  • Review by Jane
    10 out of 10

    "I was inspired by the whole experience. The yoga sessions made me love yoga even more than before the retreat. The venue was amazing; the food was out of this world; the Kirtan chanting was freeing and relaxing. The organization of the retreat was seamless and hosting was fantastic, creating a relaxed, chilled and happy vibe. I felt energized, yet relaxed, leaving with a true sense of happiness and peace, something that I haven't felt for a long time. It was an absolutely perfect retreat for me in every way."

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  • Review by Serena
    10 out of 10

    "I found Heidis energy was infectious and it encouraged me to spend more time practising yoga. Thank you so much for a really well planned, well executed, fun and very beneficial three days."

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  • Review by Amy
    10 out of 10

    "I really enjoyed the way the asanas flowed into each other and the music. It was carefully planned, touching briefly on postures at the beginning and then re-introducing them again at the end of the weekend. The philosophy was one of my favourite parts of the retreat; the theme was excellent and so interesting. The asanas linked so well into the story. The readings were beautifully chosen. I would like to know more about the Indian culture and how this is used in their country. I thought Brooklands Barn was just perfect ~ I would be happy to return and the food was delicious."

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  • Review by Jane
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for a truly beautiful weekend. It was absolute perfection for me and I loved every second of it! Thank you for all your hard work in organizing and running it. The weekend will always hold a very special place in my heart."

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  • Review by Mike Sant from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks for a fantastic yoga retreat. You were amazing and the love, passion and enthusiasm came straight from your heart. You have inspired us all and created many great friendships by bringing us together in your special way. You were definitely born to do this Heidi. Love and light!"

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  • Review by Carole Heiriss from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for a wonderful retreat near Glastonbury. It was all I had hoped for and so much more, the yoga practices were inspiring. As a beginner I know I have loads to learn and at times battled to keep up, but so enjoyed it. You are such a wonderful talented yogi teacher I wish I lived in Colchester; the group of yogis were such lovely people; the accommodation, location and food were also great. Thank you, thank you, and congratulations for organizing such a great retreat."

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  • Review by Helen Sherfield from UK
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat was amazing. I literally loved every single minute of it. Thank you Heidi."

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  • Review by Lara L'Esperance from UK
    10 out of 10

    "What an amazing experience, in an amazing location and with such amazing people! Thank you all for making it such a memorable experience and one that will stay with us all for a very long time!"

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  • Review by Christina Sjostorm from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Good work Heidi! Im so glad I had the opportunity to come on this retreat it was a truly amazing experience! The classes were so thoughtfully and carefully put together and I loved them! Thank you for all your hard work with the retreat, it was a truly amazing experience!!"

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  • Review by Sue Nelson from UK
    10 out of 10

    "A very special thank you to Heidi for organising her firstretreat so exceptionally well and with such attention to detail and diversity."

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  • Review by Siobhan Clarke from UK
    10 out of 10

    "I am definitely up for more yoga retreat loveliness and will put my name down for both the May and September ones. Getting excited already!"

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  • Review by Anna Roberts from UK
    10 out of 10

    "I loved your energy and passion that shone. You have a gift for noticing and making people feel good. You are a great teacher. I loved the venue and the group and the food and my comfy bed and the whole experience. I thought that you put together a really special program, including the outside musicians, the walk over the tor and hungry monkey feast!!"

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  • Review by Lucy Macbrayne from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Loved the whole experience and everything and everyone. It was one of the most memorable weekends Ive ever had and am missing it. I wish it was this time last week."

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  • Review by Emma Todd Macdonald from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "Heidi's yoga is so dynamic, energizing and refreshing. It feels almost choreographed and is always great to be a part of even just for an hour and a half. Hope to get back soon."

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  • Review by Jo Coldwell from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "Heidi's lessons are focused and nurturing and maximize your potential for a stronger body and sharper mind. I look forward to my weekly lesson and believe I feel the benefits of her flow yoga techniques throughout the week."

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  • Review by Craig Dines from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for your absolute brightness and devotion to other people's happiness."

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Essex, United Kingdom

Lotus Love Yoga teaches an energetic Vinyasa flow style of yoga, infused with the grace of asana, flowing through breath towards a soft, meditative mind.

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4 days / 3 nights

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Arrival: Friday April 21, 2017
Departure: Monday April 24, 2017

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