The Strength Sanctuary is a 4-night residential fitness and wellness retreat for women. The Strength Sanctuary has designed a retreat to allow you to escape the demands of everyday lives and focus on your bodies and minds. Kick start your fitness regime or improve your existing fitness levels and challenge themselves. The Strength Sanctuary will ensure that you achieve the most out of your experience.
All rooms have luxurious en-suite bathrooms, they are decorated and furnished to an exceptional standard. Routine cleaning is included, thus leaving time for you to work hard and relax in comfort and style.
The retreat will be preceded by a health and lifestyle questionnaire. Sessions will be designed to meet individuals’ fitness goals and will accommodate all of the group members. The Strength Sanctuary works holistically placing emphasis on hard work, rest, and nutrition.
Your sessions will, in the majority, be held outdoors in the beautiful grounds. You will utilize private roads, surrounding fields and tennis courts for cardio sessions. Morning and evening yoga will be held outdoors if the weather permits.
You will have the option of up to 6 hours of exercise per day including yoga, running, walking, mountain biking and a variety of fun but challenging groups exercise sessions.
You are encouraged to participate in as many sessions as you wish to, however, if you feel that an hour of rest would make your day perfect then you are welcome to miss a session. The Strength Sanctuary is creating space with a variety of sessions on offer. You are free to take what you need in order to make your retreat right for you. The Strength Sanctuary offers a holistic exercise program designed to challenge all participants regardless of experience and ability.
While you’re with The Strength Sanctuary, they will work on muscular strength, flexibility, and stamina. Sessions are diverse and varied to enhance motivation and fun. Your instructors are experienced in delivering effective and exciting group fitness to a range of people from beginners to athletes. Whatever your fitness level is, they aim to work you hard. Rest and recovery time is an important part of your week and luxurious accommodation and optional therapies make this pleasurable and relaxing.
You can do as much or as little as you like, with options of walks instead of running, opting out of any offered session or choosing a lower level of exercise within each class. The Strength Sanctuary wants you to be happy and pleased with your workouts!
This is how a typical day would look like:
Tania's love affair with yoga began with her dad as a teenager. She enjoyed years of many schools of yoga, where she experienced first hand first the healing power of yoga in dealing with her own back pain and life journey. As her studies and practice grew more intense, she became a yogi mama to two beautiful boys, it lead gradually into a path of teaching yoga full time, which she has been doing for 10 years. She now loves and is totally committed to sharing her studies and passion for yoga with others.
Amy is a YMCA fit qualified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Since qualifying as a personal trainer, Amy has worked with a diverse variety of people, supporting them to reach their personal fitness goals. She has worked with people who are new to exercise as well as experienced competitive athletes and many others in between.
Lysa first found a passion and an interest in exercising following the birth of her second child, having had very little enthusiasm or confidence in exercise previously. Her aim is to ensure the smooth functioning of the time at the retreat. She will be a listening ear, always available to make sure each guest has what they need and that they are safe and well supported during their time at the retreat.
This retreat will be held in a beautifully converted Victorian Oast house surrounded by traditional hop gardens and farmland. It is located on the border between Kent and East Sussex and sits within one of Kent’s prettiest areas of outstanding natural beauty. It is conveniently situated within 1.30 hours from London by car or train. Surrounded by peaceful countryside, the location lends itself to amazing hikes, bike rides, and revitalising outdoor training sessions and yoga.
The Strength Sanctuary does not believe in counting calories or depriving your bodies of the fuel that you need to build strength in the muscles and the mind. They have designed a clean menu that excludes processed sugars, wheat, alcohol, and caffeine.
The Strength Sanctuary adapts your daily changing menu according to the groups’ dietary needs, intolerances, and allergies. They balance the nutrition by mixing good fats, healthy proteins, and low glycemic complex carbs with an abundance of delicious locally sourced organic vegetables, fruits, and grains.
This carefully designed menu rids your body of harmful toxins and replenishes these with the correct nutrients required to function optimally. The Strength Sanctuary practices clean eating without deprivation. Fuelling your hard work and feeding your muscles. Drinks are served all day but there is no alcohol.
"It's the recharge I needed for body and soul over four seamlessly energising and restoring days. The food was absolutely phenomenal: plentiful, nourishing and delicious. Each dish tasted as amazing as it looked. And it all felt well earned as we pushed and stretched our bodies throughout the day. The group of thoughtful and hilarious women who put together this sanctuary attracted people similar to them. We bonded over kettle bells and runs. Creating a lasting community of people we can all look to for a little boost, back into that refreshed space we created, now we're back in our busy lives."
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"I've had one of the best weeks of my life! The accommodation was perfect, luxurious, and comfy. The food utterly delicious and a surprise at each meal. The hosts, Amy, Lysa, and Tania are superstars, knowledgeable, supportive, and inspiring. Not once was I made to feel uncomfortable or out of my depth. Every level was catered for and encouraged. I genuinely feel I have met some women I will keep close in my life and I return rejuvenated and ready to take it all on. I was never remotely into yoga and have now promised myself at least to start my day with 15 minutes. I can't believe the effect it has had on me. It's quite life-changing. The fitness side was always going to be my favourite and Amy didn't disappoint. I was pushed but not broken and feeling like a warrior now! The food / nutrition side was a triumph! Lysa and the girls worked closely with the Chef Sarah to provide us the most wonderful meals. Lisa, who does the treatments, was a "God" send for those achy limbs, thank you. And the Mountain Biking was awesome. If you do one thing ever to treat yourself, try this. It's perfectly organised, beautifully executed. I'm hooked!"
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