3 Days Body Unplugged Weekend Yoga Retreat in UK

  • The Secret Shala, Philpots Lane, Hildenborough, Tonbridge TN11 8PA, Kent, United Kingdom

3 Days Body Unplugged Weekend Yoga Retreat in UK

  • The Secret Shala, Philpots Lane, Hildenborough, Tonbridge TN11 8PA, Kent, United Kingdom

Wholesome Kent Yoga Retreat UK

Unwind with this weekend yoga retreat, a unique getaway from a hectic stressful life. Leave behind your electronic gadgets and the entire digital overload that you are suffering to truly feel the element of 'back to basic' as you kick start your healthy diet. Be prepared to be challenged with Ashtanga yoga and embrace the silence and tranquility at The Secret Shala as you will surely be in peace. Come and join this yoga retreat to reconnect your mind, body, and inner being.

Highlights

  • Meditation and pranayama class
  • Daily vegetable juices or fruit smoothies
  • Daily sessions of Ashtanga yoga in a heated yoga shala
  • Wholesome breakfast, lunch, and supper
  • A vegan, Ayurveda-inspired diet
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Throughout this amazing retreat, you will be staying at an Edwardian country house situated in Kent. The house is rather like an exotic ashram, unique and special. The house can accommodate up to eight guests and has beautiful bedrooms of dormitory style. There are three bedrooms with futon-Rollaway floor beds, minimal decor, beautiful feather duvets, white crisp linen sheets, and an Indian silk-curtained sleeping space.

The Mysore and Jalaja bedrooms have a max occupancy of four persons. These bedrooms are 25x15ft, high ceilings and spacious.The Kingini bedroom, which is smaller, is suitable to accommodate two persons and at the moment I'm holding it for male bookings. There will be no mix room, as women will share with women.

There are two bathrooms with bath and toilet. A hand-held shower is available in one of the bathrooms. In addition, there is a special yoga room called The Secret Shala, which has a hot yoga heating system of 25 to 30 degrees.

Daily schedule

Day 1, Friday

  • 16:00 Arrive at Santosha
  • 18:00 Welcome session to Santosha
  • 18:30 Introductory class to Ashtanga yoga The Primary Series
  • 20:30 Supper

Day 2, Saturday

  • 08:30 Ashtanga yoga The Primary Series
  • 10:30 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Class: Philosophy, The Eight Limbs of Ashtanga yoga
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 15:30 Pranayama and meditation session
  • 19:00 Supper
  • 20:00 Guest session / other

Day 3, Sunday

  • 08:00 Meditation session
  • 08:30 Ashtanga yoga The Primary Series
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:30 Chanting or bodywork class
  • 12:30 Break
  • 13:00 Group closing - tea and cakes
  • Sky Jane

    After a life-long professional career in dance, it is Ashtanga yoga that provides a continuum for Sky Jane. Over the past years, she has traveled to Asia to get first-hand experience of Eastern culture, arts and therapies. Today she brings it all together to create a type of exotic ashram - teaching and hopefully inspiring one to adopt a balanced lifestyle through yoga. Her Ashtanga yoga teachers have been accredited by the Jois Institue since it is her passion to teach true to the traditional method. Sky is a bodyworker in Thai Yoga Massage and Chavutti Thirumal, accredited and insured.

  • Susan Hayes

    Susan is a psychotherapist and bodyworker. She is also a professional dancer and dance teacher. She has traveled the world as a student of Tai Chi and Qi Gong, taking classes with the masters of this ancient Chinese tradition. Susan brings together her knowledge of dance, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and bodywork to help her students fully reconnect to their body.

This weekend retreat will take place at Santosha at The Secret Shala, Kent.

Nearby places

  • Cannon Street Station - 40 minutes
  • Hildenborough Station - 4 minutes
  • London Bridge - 35 minutes
  • London Charing Cross Station - 40 minutes

During this retreat, you will be served with daily wholesome breakfast, lunch, and supper. The diet for the retreat is vegan and, loosely based on a Southern Indian Ayurvedic menu. Meals are very simple and easy on the digestive system. The meal plan is vegan. Fresh vegetables juices and fruit smoothies will also be available daily.

In the aims for healthy fit life, you will be using the weekend to clear down the digestive system and get back to a simple diet of fresh produce. Moreover, this is a non-alcohol weekend retreat. Please contact Santosha if you have any other dietary requirements.

  • Enjoy open fires during winter season
  • Listen to music in the comfortable house
  • Reconnect with nature around the woodland area
  • Relax at the outside decking area during summer
  • Read a good book in a cozy room
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a country house
  • 3 Ashtanga yoga The primary Series sessions
  • All classes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages, filtered water, and snacks
  • Daily delicious breakfast, lunch, and supper
  • Daily vegetable juices and fruit smoothies
  • Hot yoga shala
  • Meditation facilities
  • Vegan diet menu
  • %Occasionally, Santosha is able to provide a Gong/Sound Bath or a guest speaker for guests. There is an extra charge 15 GBP. Guests will be notified prior to arrival of what is available for their retreat and how to secure a space.

Arrival by train

Please take a train to arrive at the Hildenborough Station. You can take a train from London Charing Cross or Cannon Street Station as both routes are direct to Hildenborough Station. Santosha at The Secret Shala is only four minutes away from the Hildenborough Station by foot.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 28 days before the arrival date.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • S
    Review by Soline Chalayer from France

    A perfect yoga experience

    PROS Pros: A fabulous weekend of discoveries and entertainment, the food was just amazing, the yoga classes challenging and instructive. The location is ideal as it's very close to the train station. I highly recommend this retreat.

    2017-Aug-01 14:15:45

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    Review by Patricia Mcclean from Great Britain

    Wonderful inspirational weekend

    CONS Cons: Nothing

    PROS Pros: An inspirational weekend in a wonderful home 40 minutes from London. As a beginner to Ashtanga yoga I found Sky to be a great teacher, lots of energy positive, caring and very approachable. From morning meditation, yoga, Tai Chi and Nada yoga experience it was a weekend I will cherish. The food is fantastic a big thanks to Ivy, Reta, Sky and Susanne. A great friendly bunch of people also on retreat. The house is beautiful and Sky has created a haven away from busy lives. My first experience of sleeping on a futon on the floor for years and it was very comfortable and liberating. The beautiful curtains separating surrounding your bed made you feel as if you were in a room alone. All I can say is book now. Tricia McClean

    2017-Jul-31 07:05:34

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    Review by Keelie Webb from Great Britain

    PROS Pros: A wonderfully relaxing weekend and i've taken away some great tips and ideas to keep up practising at home. Felt very calm by the end of the weekend and was made to feel very welcome.

    2017-Jul-17 10:36:02

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    Review by Tanya Bahari-connor from Great Britain

    PROS Pros: It was clear Sky had put a lot of thought and effort for those staying on the retreat. Lots of little touches like flannels in the bathroom, earplugs, yoga mats if you hadn't brought your own, towels and blankets. The room exceeded my expectations with the Indian silk tents looking lovely in a bright room with tall ceilings. The house is amazing and feels so light, airy and welcoming as you walk in with lovely scents of inncence. The house is spacious and has plenty of rooms to relax and read and walk around the garden. The food was great and Sky and Ivy really were really kind to meet my dietary requirements. The yoga challenged me which was good but left me feeling wonderfully stretched. I would definately go again and would highly recommend the retreat.

    2017-Jul-17 09:44:07

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    Review by Catherine Goldie from Great Britain

    Yoga with my daughters

    CONS Cons: I found the futon on the floor a bit uncomfortable but my daughters said it was better than their own beds

    PROS Pros: It was a fantastic experience for an older mum and daughters in their twentys. Non of us had much experience but we all managed to our own level. A great welcome fantastic food and hard work I would recommend it and would go back again

    2017-Jun-30 21:33:38

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    Review by Rebecca Hopwood from Great Britain

    Fantastic Chill Out

    CONS Cons: Nothing

    PROS Pros: Loved the food, people and yoga. You get a great amount of yoga for the amount of time you are there and the alterations and advice given is great. You also have a laugh whilst doing it. Sky has an amazing sense of humor. Food is healthy and fabulous. The house is the perfect setting to switch off. Looking to return in the summer xx

    Organizer response: Thank you Rebecca for taking the time to review. Hope to see you back here soon! Sky-Ivy-Susie -Latha

    2017-May-02 14:22:42

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    Review by Sonia Lopez from Great Britain

    Amazing retreat

    CONS Cons: I wish it had been longer, 2 nights is not enough!

    PROS Pros: Loved the challenging yoga, the peacefulness of the house, the food, the morning smoothies. The accommodation arrangement was very thoughtful, with beautiful curtains hanging between each sleeping area and luxurious bed linen.

    Organizer response: Thank you so much for your review. Hope to see you again one day - Sky Susie Ivy and Latha xx

    2017-Apr-17 10:12:03

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    Review by Caro Breton from Great Britain

    I loved it!

    CONS Cons: I loved everything about it

    PROS Pros: Sky and her team were kindness itself, and the whole weekend was inspiring and relaxing. The Ayurveda-based food was delicious. The house is beautiful, spacious and welcoming, and set in its own lovely grounds, with a wood full of rabbits! The classes were varied and well planned, challenging enough without being too tough! I particularly enjoyed the Creative Yoga Beats class. The Sound Bath organised on Friday night set the tone for an exceptional spiritual experience and a memorable step on the journey for every participant. I could not recommend this retreat more highly

    Organizer response: Thank you Caro for your review - Most grateful - Come back when you can - much love - Sky Susie Ivy & Latha xx

    2017-Apr-17 08:30:50

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    Review by Marina Michel from Great Britain

    Organizer response: Thank you for your review Maria - Please return one day )) Sky Susie Ivy & Latha xx

    2017-Apr-15 11:37:46

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    Review by Emma Callar from Great Britain

    Brilliant weekend had be all....

    PROS Pros: The Host Sky was both a brilliant teacher and a welcoming and nurturing host. Food was really lovely and very healthy. The house was a beautiful space to me in. All in all a fantastic experiance.

    Organizer response: Thank you Emma for taking the time to review_ - Hope to see you back at this house one day )) Sky Ivy Susie and & Latha xx

    2017-Apr-04 07:47:23

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    Review by Natasha Walter from Great Britain

    Organizer response: Natasha Thank you for your review - would love to see you back here one day )) Sky Ivy Susie and & Latha xx

    2017-Apr-03 15:10:47

  • R
    Review by Ruth Wyatt from Great Britain

    Beautiful, relaxing, yoga-filled weekend

    CONS Cons: Maybe a few more people could have been one improvement but I really benefitted from fewer numbers in our classes.

    PROS Pros: I really enjoyed the yoga classes. Sky is a wonderful teacher and notices what your body is doing and what it is capable of - she supports as you push your body's limits. No judgement only encouragemeant, I came away feeling so relaxed and pleased with my progress. The food was delicious - I have an egg allergy which was 100% catered for.

    2017-Jul-19 17:22:00

  • Review by Antoinette De La Motta from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "It truly doesn't get much better than this. The Weekend Body Unplugged Yoga Retreat is located at the aptly named Santosha, a Sanskrit word for 'contentment'. The Ashtanga yoga classes were demanding yet so well taught that beginners would not feel left behind. Sky and Ivy who run the retreat are warm and welcoming individuals with a wealth of knowledge about this form of yoga and Ayurvedic medicine. The house is stunning; set off the beaten track on beautiful well-kept grounds. The food was second to none. Vegan and gluten free including a special treat of southern Indian cuisine cooked on site. I really didn't want to leave. If you're looking for a retreat that treats your mind, body and soul, look no further, this is it."

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  • Review by Douglas Green from London
    10 out of 10

    "What a wonderful weekend! I really don't know where to start. "

    "Whether a Yoga beginner (like me), or a more practised yoga convert (like others in our group), I feel sure you would appreciate the holistic and comprehensive, yet un-pressured and casual itinerary that Sky has put together. "

    "From her pool of experience and expert knowledge, and with the addition of a range of other welcome influences and helpers (Tai Chi teacher; Ayurvedic cook; nutritionist and general yoga expert (Hello Ivy!)), this felt like a proper sanctuary for mind, body and soul. "

    "The small group size meant there was plenty of room for personal guidance, if needed, but also for lots of good chat and getting to know our hosts and fellow guests. Lounging around doing nothing but enjoying endless tea and good food also felt like a tempting option."

    "With such down-to-earth hosts, gorgeous house, luxurious bedrooms, and so many other thoughtful touches (I don't want to say too much!), I sincerely hope I can return. Thank you Sky."

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  • Review by Tracey Grooms
    8 out of 10

    "I would give the retreat eight out of ten. Made to feel very welcome and relaxed in a beautiful house with lovely hosts, sky and sue. Southern indian food was delicious and very healthy ( loved the dosa breakfasts!). Yummy smoothies and juices first thing in the morning, invigorating yoga and centering energy work, hidden suprises within the weekend...what more could you ask for?"

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Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom

Santosha offers meditation and yoga classes as well as weekend yoga retreats focusing on the journey of stripping back to basics for a healthy fit life.

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3 days / 2 nights

Departure:
Sunday October 29, 2017
(3 days / 2 nights)

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