3 Days Ashtanga Yoga inc Mysore Style Retreat in Kent, UK

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

3 Days Ashtanga Yoga inc Mysore Style Retreat in Kent, UK

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

Weekend Yoga Retreat UK

Santosha invites you to this weekend yoga retreat in Kent, UK. During the weekend, you will be introduced to Ashtanga yoga - The Primary Series, a set sequence of asanas linked by Vinyasa. This retreat is ideal for singles and friends, providing an opportunity to re-connect and re-balance and get back to basics. Whether you would like to attend led Ashtanga yoga classes or try Ashtanga Mysore style classes, this weekend will provide the basics to start your Ashtanga yoga journey.

Highlights

  • Daily Ashtanga yoga classes
  • Immersion into The Primary Series
  • Daily fresh vegetable juices and fruit smoothies
  • Wholesome breakfast, lunch, and supper
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • A vegan diet menu
  • 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. There is accommodation for up to 10 guests in two quadruple dormitory style rooms and one double room for male guests.

Each sleeping space is curtained with vibrant Indian silks to create an exotic tent, a rollaway futon directly on the floor, beautiful feather duvets, white crisp linen sheets. The Edwardian bedrooms are approximately 25 by 15 feet, high ceilings, and are very spacious.

There will be no mix room, as women will share with women. The retreat and accommodation is for people who are happy to share their space. However, with only eight to ten guest you can always find an area where you can be alone, to read, listen to music or just be.

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.

This itinerary is flexible.

Day 1 - Friday

  • 17:00 Santosha opens
  • 18:00 Welcome session to Santosha
  • 18:30 Ashtanga yoga - The Primary Series
  • 20:00 Supper

Day 2 - Saturday

  • 08:30 Ashtanga yoga - The Primary Series
  • 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:30 Standing sequence for Mysore style practice
  • 19:00 Supper

Day 3 - Sunday

  • 07:30 Ashtanga yoga - Mysore style
  • 08:30 Ashtanga yoga led class
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 12:15 Tea, cake, and sandwiches
  • 12:30 Group closing
  • 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.

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

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. It is a vegan menu. Meals are very simple for ease of the digestive system. Fresh vegetables juices and fruit smoothies will also be available. All cakes are vegan. Please notify Santosha of any allergies or intolerances.

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 notify Santosha with any dietary requirements when booking.

  • Have a few hours in the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells - The Pantiles
  • Listen to music in the comfortable house
  • Read a good book in a cozy room
  • Reconnect with nature around the woodland area
  • Relax at the outside decking area on warm days
  • Visit one of the many national trust properties in the area
  • 2 nights accommodation in a country house
  • Ashtanga yoga classes - The Primary Series
  • Beverages, filtered water, and snacks
  • Daily delicious breakfast, lunch, and supper
  • Daily organic vegetable juices and fruit smoothies
  • Yoga philosophy and Mysore style tuition
  • Airfare
  • Guest speakers
  • Personal expenses
  • Sound baths
  • Transportation

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Heathrow Airport (LHR) or Gatwick Airport (LGW). These are the nearest airports to the retreat venue.

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 is only four minutes away from Hildenborough Station by foot. Please contact Santosha and they can collect you from the station.

  • 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

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    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

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    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

  • 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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