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This wonderful yoga retreat will be held at Gayles, a small retreat centre ideally situated in outstanding countryside on the South Downs. The environment and ambience encourages an open, safe, relaxed and intimate atmosphere that promotes learning and self-development. You will be staying, playing and eating around a thoughtfully maintained garden next to gentle meadows offering stunning, panoramic views, allowing you space between activities and room to wander and reflect.
The accommodation, studio and eating areas are situated close together around a thoughtfully maintained garden next to gentle meadows offering stunning, panoramic views, allowing you space between activities and room to wander and reflect. There are two recently renovated dormitories, 'The Studio' and 'The Playroom', which offer simple but comfortable and reasonably spacious single-gender accommodation for up to seventeen people. The retreat centre can cater for up to twenty people at any one time.
All accommodation is equipped with toilets, showers and washing areas as well as basic hot drink making facilities. There are good quality, sturdy single and bunk beds with individual storage drawers. Duvets, pillows, linen and towels are provided. Apart from the sensitively managed estate in which students are free to wander there is also a private hard surface tennis court and open air pool that you are welcome to use.
There will be dynamic sessions, gentle sessions, pranayama and yoga Nidra to get your yoga fill, as well as some free time to enjoy the facilities which include tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool, not to mention the wonderful surrounding area that you will definitely want to explore. All are welcome including complete beginners and pregnant ladies.
Sunnah Rose has been practicing yoga for many years but became truly inspired during a trip to India. ”It is amazing how your mind and body feel after just doing a few simple exercises. I love the awareness Yoga has given me of my body and mind. Yoga brings not only stillness and calm but also an indescribable energy and feeling of bliss.” Having trained with many different teachers, she combines her experience to bring a deeply relaxing class intent on releasing the spine alongside a gentle vinyasa (flow) hatha yoga, bringing creativity and dynamism to a practice.
Gayles is a small retreat centre ideally situated in outstanding countryside on the South Downs, five miles from Eastbourne and fifteen from Brighton. Here rural doesn't mean hard to reach; there are excellent train services from the nearby towns that provide direct travel to and from London Victoria, Gatwick, Ashford International, Brighton and so on.
Gayles is just a one and a half hour drive from London and there is a regular bus service that conveniently stops beside the entrance. For European visitors seeking retreat facilities there is a ferry service to and from mainland Europe from Newhaven, which is only a twenty-minute drive away.
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Simple but delicious vegetarian meals created lovingly for your enjoyment by the lovely Jo. Refreshments will be provided. Please do let Rose School of Transformational Yoga know if you have any dietary requirements and they will do their best to cater to them.
The nearest station is Eastbourne railway station.
You can either take the number 12 or 13 bus from Eastbourne with destination to Brighton.
"It was a wonderful retreat. I arrived, recovering from flu, exhausted and with January blues and left zinging with energy, feeling happier and healthier than I have in ages.Sunnah's sessions were perfect. She is an ideal teacher offering expert guidance with a great sense of humour and smiles. It was a lovely mix between yoga classes with just the right level of challenge and peaceful meditation and breathing sessions.There was no time to be bored but enough time to rest and read a book. The food was delicious, the dormitories were warm and comfortable and the setting was beautiful!"
"Sunnah is a wonderful teacher, her pace is good and her classes fulfilling. I had an energizing and relaxing weekend. Will certainly be back for more!"
"I had a great week, Sunnah is a great yoga teacher and has helped me rediscover some of my ability, I will be trying to get to her classes in London now that Im home. I fell in love with Mani Greece I had a fantastic time exploring the local villages and going to the beach with the other lovely people I met on the retreat. Absolute recommendation!"
"I'm very happy to know Sunnah and her class. She is a very good teacher, very kind and caring. Thank you Sunnah, and God bless you!"
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