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Grab this a chance to immerse yourself in yoga, to recharge, relax, enjoy the peaceful surroundings, and nature. A weekend yoga retreat is the perfect chance to get away and make the most of some precious me time. Take delight in the replenishing and revitalizing with the benefits of a retreat, with lots of lovely yoga, delicious food, a deep tissue massage, an indoor swimming pool, and the joy of being in the countryside.
All guests will be staying at the Brooklands Barn. There are eight beautifully furnished twin rooms with zip and link single or double beds. There is only one single room available with a spacious double bed. Availability of this single room is on a first come, first served basis.
All the rooms at Brooklands Barn are spacious and have been newly refurbished. There are eight bedrooms which have en-suite bathrooms, and two bedrooms which share a family sized bathroom. In each wing of the converted barn, there is a spacious living room where you can further relax in comfortable armchairs and sofas. The open spaces in each wing are very generous, so if you want to find a quiet area all to yourself, you will not be disappointed.
A total of four generous Scaravelli yoga sessions, will help you really unwind and deepen your practice. Bring your partner! Even if he or she doesn’t practice yoga, this is the perfect venue for couples. All the bedrooms have zip and link beds, which can be split to provide two generous single beds, or left joined together to create a king-size bed.
Please note that Relax and Release will do everything possible to adhere to the program and details laid out above. However, some things are outside of their control, and therefore reserves the right to make changes if necessary.
While you enjoy the yoga, non-practicing partners can either choose to chill out at Brooklands barn itself, or can explore the picturesque countryside, and sights of West Sussex.
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 be held at the Brooklands Barn in Arundel, West Sussex, a luxurious 19th century converted barn in a rural setting with breath-taking views of the Sussex downs.
This luxurious retreat centre is stunning and is a perfect environment to get away from the stresses of daily living. The combination of this sheer luxury with excellent yoga sessions will result in the perfect weekend away.
The price of this retreat includes daily fresh, delicious, largely organic, and vegetarian meals, created to nourish your body and soul, cooked by a very talented chef, Julie Mack. Her food is always exceptionally good and really tasty.
Arundel is a picture postcard, almost fairy-tale type of town, dominated by its magnificent castle. The hilly and compact town centre is packed with lovely Georgian and Victorian houses, and the High Street and Eagle Street are full of unusual independent shops. Arundel also has a vibrant artistic side, with many artists and sculptors living or working in the town.
Bignor is a lovely village in one of the quietest parts of West Sussex. Bignor is most famous for the Roman villa, which lies on the slopes outside the village. These same slopes have a slightly Mediterranean feel to them too, because of the vineyard planted in neat rows, facing south towards the sun.
The Roman palace at Fishbourne is a first century home and archaeological site with the largest collection of early Roman mosaic floors in Britain. The garden has been carefully replanted to its original plan which features box hedging and staked espalier fruit trees. There is also a museum which tells the history of the site and displays many artifacts. The Collections Discovery center houses the sensitive store, research room, and conservation laboratory.
Within the gated compound is a spacious courtyard with wooden steamer lounger chairs where you can soak up all the sun, chill-out, and relax.
There is a beautiful indoor heated swimming pool available for use any time you would like to take the plunge.
The Monarch’s Way is one of the great long distance walking and riding routes in England, wandering all the way from Worcester to Shoreham, and tracing the path of the fleeing Prince Charles in 1651. In West Sussex, the Monarch’s Way passes from Stansted park along the Downs to Steyning, and then descends to Brighton and, ultimately, Shoreham-by-sea. It is a truly historic route.
The South Downs Way is a magnificent 100-mile National Trail. It covers 48 spectacular miles in West Sussex, making it one of the most rewarding walks in the south of England. If you enjoy the countryside, this is a walk not to miss out.
West Sussex has some of the best beaches on the south coast of England. In the west of the county, there’s a huge expanse of sandy beach that stretches for miles from East Head to Selsey. Further east, the beaches of Sussex run (almost interrupted) from Bognor beach to Brighton with only the mouth of the Arun and the harbour at Shoreham intervening.
You can book a massage on site, with a reservation, for an extra cost.
Follow the A27 just past Arundel, and then from the roundabout that intersects the A284 and the A27, take the exit signposted Ford or Climping (Ford Road).
There is only limited guest parking in the courtyard at Brooklands Barn and it is mainly to be used for key collection and luggage drop off. Guest parking is situated at the rear of the property. Go left out of the courtyard and left again, and you will see the signs for guests’ parking.
Please book your flight to arrive at Gatwick Airport (LGW).
You can take a bus to Arundel, which stops on Ford Road.
Arundel station has direct links from London Victoria Station and London Bridge Station. This journey will take you approximately one and a half hours.
You can take a taxi to Brooklands Barn from Arundel station. This journey will only take you five minutes.
Latitude 50.84525 N 50 50.715 N 50 50 42.9
Longitude -0.57257 W 0 34.354 W 0 34 21.2