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3 Days Eco Glamping & Yoga Retreat in Surrey Hills, UK

  • The Green Escape, Leith Hill, Surrey, RH5 5PA, United Kingdom.

Overview

Yoga and Glamping Retreat in Surrey Hills

Come and enjoy yoga in the great outdoors with Mindful Movements. Breathe in the natural beauty of this enchanted woodland and breathe out the stresses of the city life. An amazing opportunity to energize the body and soul, develop your yoga practice and have a lovely weekend away from it all. It is hard to believe that this fantastic location of outstanding natural beauty is only 30 miles from London.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga class
  • Evening relaxation sessions
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • Afternoon tea and snacks
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Eco-friendly venue

Skill level

  • Beginner

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 13.

  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be sleeping in amazingly quirky and kitsch Shepards huts. Traditionally used by shepherds to keep an eye on their flock, these sturdy, curved roof shelters were wheeled from field to field during the lambing season. Nowadays, you can sleep in comfort with a good mattress and proper bedding and even sit and relax next to the wood burning stoves that keep you warm and dry all year round.

Showers and toilets

The shower hut is split into two mini bathrooms, both with shower, sink and instant hot water. Alternatively, bask in the sunshine and enjoy the great outdoors with a solar shower in the trees. The toilet is a compost loo, it is no different from home except you flush with a scoop of sawdust instead of wasting water. Pretty, clean, odour free and helping the trees to grow. You will feel great by doing your bit for zero carbon!

There will be morning and evening yoga classes, additional themed workshops, and a lovely walk in the hills. Everything is optional so you can choose to do all, or simply relax. Mindful Movements will try to do most their classes outdoors but they also have the option of the bale lodge for classes too. Morning classes with be Vinyasa flow, an energetic and active class, where classical and modern yoga poses are seamlessly linked to create a flow of movement. Evening classes will be slightly more restorative with some yoga Nidra (yoga sleep).

Friday

  • 15:00 Arrival followed by light lunch and a little bit of mingle.
  • 16:00 Yoga class
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 21:00 Yoga / evening relaxation by camp fire

Saturday

  • 09:00 Morning yoga
  • 11:00 Brunch
  • 13:00 Optional workshop
  • 16:00 Afternoon tea and snack
  • 19:00 BBQ dinner
  • 20:30 Evening relaxation by camp fire

Sunday

  • 09:00 Morning yoga
  • 11:00 Brunch
  • 13:00 Optional workshop / class
  • 15:00 Say goodbyes
  • Hana Saotome

    Hana first came across yoga during her dance training. Throughout her professional career in dance, her practice of yoga supported her and kept her sane and balanced during challenging times. Yoga eventually became a passion and her knowledge and experience of the physical and emotional body through dance eventually became intertwined with her practice and teaching of yoga.

The Green Escape is conveniently located less than one hour away by train from central London. It is part of the National Trust woodland on Leith Hill, and the site is right in the heart of the Surrey Hills. The Green Escape on Leith Hill is an eco-friendly venue within 6 acres of secluded woodland. The nearest neighbors are a flock of sheep in the field outside.

Activities
  • Stargazing
General
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant nearby
Services
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance

The meals during this retreat are included in the price. All food will be delicious, healthy, and vegetarian. You can eat inside the Bales, the straw bale lodge at the heart of the site, or outside in the outdoor kitchen with the occasional dinner around the 'fire pit' under the stars.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegan
  • 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)
  • Action days UK
  • Dynamic adventures
  • Tillingbourne trout farm
  • Trek hire UK
  • Visit Box Hill
  • Visit Coldharbour Cricket Club
  • Visit Denbies Wine Estate
  • Visit Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
  • Visit Leith Hill Tower
  • Visit Rhododendron Woods
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • All yoga classes
  • Travel insurance is not included in the price.

Arrival by train

The nearest train stations are Dorking or Ockley train stations, with a short taxi drive after. There are parking spaces on the neighboring farm for up to 10 cars which is a 5-minute walk from the secret woodland.

Distances

  • London - less than 1 hour
For information about the booking conditions, please send Mindful Movements an inquiry.
  • Review by Hazel Demster
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for a fantastic retreat! It was wonderful to be taught so well and to focus on my yoga practice. Hana is an excellent teacher who made a huge difference to my practice. I left the retreat feeling completely restored and at peace. Very highly recommended. Thank you, Hana!"

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  • Review by Sarah Savritt
    10 out of 10

    "One of the best moments of the retreat was doing a full wheel for the first time. Hana challenged and helped me (as she always does) to achieve something I thought was impossible. I also had some of the best sleep in my life on the Saturday night - testament to how relaxed I was during the retreat, and how satisfyingly worn out I was after lots of yoga!"

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  • Review by a traveller
    10 out of 10

    "I am writing to say how much I enjoyed and benefitted from my retreat. The venue and scenery were lovely, and the atmosphere for the whole two days was relaxing and supportive. The meals were absolutely delicious. It felt like an oasis of calm, compared to my busy London life. I felt as if my batteries were recharged ready to face yet another busy week at work."

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  • Review by Jane Coulston
    10 out of 10

    "I attended a Mindful Movements retreat in Suffolk and it was truly fantastic. Teacher Hana Saotome is clearly an expert in her field and she passes on her knowledge and passion to each and every student. There was a real mixture of abilities in the classes and Hana is excellent at giving everyone the support and feedback they need to develop a safe and confident yoga practice. With a sense of calm, great food, excellent company, my very first gong bath and a roaring fire I couldn't have spent a December weekend in a better way. I would recommend mindful movements to anyone, beginner or a yoga teacher yourself...you will love it."

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  • Review by Tanya Greig
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for an incredible weekend. It was more than beautiful.I found the weekend calming, invigorating, energising, inspiring and rewarding. I cannot express enough my gratitude to you for helping me find my way back to Yoga. Everything you suggested, encouraged or led seemed to be the perfect 'next thing to do' Exceptionally grateful and definitely motivated."

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  • Review by Claire Jackson
    10 out of 10

    "Mindful Movement's weekend retreat involved a variety of styles of yoga, including workshops and yoga nidra. The venue Potash Barns was really comfortable, food delicious and I left feeling cleansed and relaxed. Hana is a very inspiring and versatile teacher. I can definitely recommend."

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  • Review by Linda Davidson
    10 out of 10

    "I have never had such an incredible yoga experience. Hana is a fantastic teacher and is really forensic in her corrections. She really knows where to just touch you so you can move into position and you can really feel it. I have learned so much about my body and how to practice yoga in a more fulfilling way and Hana is really such a lovely soul."

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  • Review by Annie Hall
    10 out of 10

    "I have been working with Hana for 3-4 years and I feel that I have made some massive achievements that I could only do with Hanas help, guidance and patience. It thought me a lot in terms of how I look in my day to day life, how I look after my body and to be kind to myself. Its really been worth sticking to, the benefits are phenomenal."

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  • Review by Oliver Fitzgerald
    10 out of 10

    "My whole body has completely opened, released and changed. Hana is an absolutely phenomenal teacher. She has really ignited a fire within me. Such intensive training and practice has had an instant impact in my body."

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  • Review by Toni Stait
    10 out of 10

    "I would definitely recommend yoga with Hana. I have started having one to ones with her and it is inspirational. I have found a passion learning yoga with her and its been just incredible to have this opportunity."

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  • Review by Clare Jackson
    10 out of 10

    "I can totally recommend the beginners course, which I did this time last year. Even if you are not a complete beginner, it gives you time to focus on particular positions, etc. And Hana is a brilliant teacher!"

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  • Review by Karen Shea
    10 out of 10

    "Just completed my second basic course with Hana, it was fantastic! Hana magically adapts to each persons level with a little bit of push to make you go that bit further without even trying. Absolutely recommended to anyone who has done yoga, there is so much information to make the plank even better - and to those not sure but want to try yoga for the first time. Everything is taken at ones own pace."

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  • Review by Sam from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Yoga introduction was brilliant, thanks. I feel like I have had a really thorough stretch all over my body and tested my balance. Will definitely give yoga another go at some point, I am now more interested in making my body more subtle and flexible. Many thanks!"

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  • Review by Linda Jackson
    10 out of 10

    "Fantastic! Keeps the body supple and trim. It is the best form of exercise - so much fun and an amazing way to feel the burn. Fab music and lots of laughs!"

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  • Review by Victoria Craft
    10 out of 10

    "Each week, Hana challenges me to push myself a little further and I am amazed at what my body can do! I have suffered from back problems for some time and yoga has helped me to strength muscles in my back as well as ease my tension and niggles. Without a doubt, I highly recommend Hana as a private instructor to anyone looking for that personal approach."

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  • Review by Harriet Walsh
    10 out of 10

    "I had never done yoga before, being able to do it in the comfort of my own home with an experienced and encouraging teacher was just perfect! Instantly I trusted Hana because she made me feel relaxed and challenged me to try positions I never thought I could do. By the end of every lesson, I feel amazingly at ease, relaxed and excited about finding time to try it all again."

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  • Review by Gillian Horgan
    10 out of 10

    "I love the individual attention that ensures my posture and poses are correct and I can improve at my own pace. Everything is always broken down so clearly and I feel confident, strong and happy in my body! Having regular classes with Hana I feel energized, invigorated and I would highly recommend her to anyone."

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London, United Kingdom

Mindful Movements was created by sisters Aya Jane and Hana Saotome, experienced and passionate teachers who offer Vinyasa flow, Hatha, and yoga Nidra sessions.

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3 days / 2 nights

Departure:
Sunday May 21, 2017
(3 days / 2 nights)

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