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3 Days Refresh and Revive Yoga Retreat in UK

  • Tilton House, Firle, East Sussex BN8 6LL, England, United Kingdom


Weekend Yoga Retreat UK

  • 3 days with instruction
  • This yoga retreat is an ideal way to further your practice. Away from the everyday hassles of life, this retreat will give you the time and space to relax and restore the body and mind. It also gives you the opportunity to discover and explore your yoga to new level. This retreat has aims to refresh and revive you to into feeling and being great!


    • Daily yoga classes
    • Optional workshops and activities
    • Optional evening relaxation sessions
    • Healthy vegetarian meals daily
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • Tea and refreshments

    Skill level

    • Beginner

    • Intermediate

    • Advanced

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 10.


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    The Georgian country house was once home to economist John Maynard Keynes and ballerina Lydia Lopokova as their retreat for contemplation and calm. An ideal setting for a rejuvenating and reviving yoga retreat. As well as the daily yoga and relaxation schedule, there will be plenty of time for refreshing walks along the stunning South Downs.

    All 7 bedrooms were decorated using natural materials. Every room has plenty of character and all have views over either the Sussex Weald or Downs. The garden has many mature trees; you could sling one of the many hammocks and relax to the sound of birdsong. For the more energetic, there is a tennis court hidden behind a row of ash trees. The firepit in a woodland clearing provides the perfect setting for spinning yarns and stargazing as night closes in.

    This yoga retreat will be a combination of morning Vinyasa flow (a dynamic and energetic practice), restorative and calming evening classes and yoga Nidra (yogic sleep). There will be optional additional themed workshops, tailor made to suit you.


    • Friday
    • 15:00 Arrival. Afternoon refreshment will be served and you will have a bit of a mingle
    • 17:00 Yoga class
    • 19:00 Dinner
    • 20:30 Candle lit Yoga Nidra / Relaxation
    • Saturday
    • 08:00 Breakfast
    • 10:00 Morning Yoga class
    • 12:00 Lunch
    • 13:30 Optional workshop
    • 16:00 Refreshment and snack
    • 19:00 Dinner
    • 20:30 Candle lit Yoga Nidra / Relaxation
    • Sunday
    • 08:00 Breakfast
    • 10:00 Morning Yoga class
    • 12:00 Lunch
    • 13:00 Optional workshop / class
    • 15:00 Refreshment and snack, say our goodbyes
    • Please note that this schedule is a rough guide.
    • 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.

    Nestled underneath the South Downs and edged by woodland with far reaching views across the Sussex Weald, Tilton House sits impressively in the natural landscape.

    Nearby places

    • Brighton - 20 minutes drive
    • Massage
    • Stargazing
    • Tennis court
    • Fireplace
    • Garden
    • Hammock

    All meals will be lovely healthy vegetarian food. Tea and refreshments are also included in the price.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

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

    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

    Explore the surroundings

    Go stargazing

    Have fun spinning yarns

    Play tennis

    Relax in the country house

    See the stunning views

    Swing in one of the many hammocks

    Treatments are available at an additional cost, please book in advance so Mindful Movements can make arrangements.

    • 2 nights accommodation
    • 2 optional evening relaxation sessions
    • 2 optional workshops / activities
    • Daily yoga classes
    • Healthy vegetarian meals daily
    • Tea and refreshments
    • Spa treatments are not included in the price.

    Arrival by train

    There is a regular train service from London Victoria to Lewes (every 30 minutes) then taxi / bus / train from Lewes, or the nearest station Berwick, just 2 miles away.


    • Berwick station, 2 miles
    • London - 1 hours drive
    • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.


    • Review by Hazel Demster

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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 will love it."

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    • Review by Tanya Greig

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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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