Fri 23rd – Sun 25th September 2016
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A weekend retreat including energising morning yoga, restorative evening yoga and 3 meditation sessions with time to enjoy the natural surroundings, go on walks, relax in the beautiful walled garden or head for the beach.
Staying 2 nights in the West wing of Wiveton Hall. Situated on the North Norfolk coast between Blakeney and Cley-next-the-Sea, Wiveton Hall is a dreamy, flint-faced, Dutch-gabled, Jacobean manor house built in the 17th century. Fully catered for with a delicious vegetarian and whole foods diet – take the chance to unwind, rejuvenate and restore body, mind and soul in the gorgeous grounds,
soaking up the fresh sea air and relaxing in the serene setting.
YOGA AND MEDITATION
Each day will begin with a 30-minute guided meditation followed by an energising Vinyasa Flow yoga class. This will awaken the body and warm you up for the day. The evening classes will be more restorative to stretch out tired or tense muscles, helping you to sleep and wake up feeling rejuvenated. This retreat can be a great introduction for beginners to yoga, as well as building on knowledge for those with more experience and who want to challenge and enhance their practice.
ABOUT THE YOGA PRACTICE
Lisa Dunn & Penina Reynolds both teach Vinyasa Flow yoga, a dynamic style of Yoga, where movement is synchronised to the breathe. Every pose connects and flows from one to another to become almost like a dance. The classes, though at times vigorous, are always accessible and modified to the level of the student. They teach creative and intelligently sequenced classes that include a warm up and a cool down to keep the body safe from injury. The classes are energizing and breath-focused to encourage strength, flexibility and awareness - which will leave you feeling recharged, revived, and centred.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Lisa is a 500-hour certified Yoga teacher based in London. She has been teaching for 6 years and practicing for the past 14. She completed a 200-hour foundational teaching training and a 300-hour advanced training both with Vidya Heisel of Frog Lotus Yoga and regularly travels the world assisting on Frog Lotus yoga teacher training programmes. Lisa’s passion is to encourage and empower students to develop their practice, and to have a safe life-long yoga experience. She is also trained in Thai yoga massage and will be offering treatments during the retreat.
Penina has been practicing yoga for 25 years and is based in Norfolk. In 2015 she completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training also with Frog Lotus Yoga. “With yoga in my life I feel expansive, aware, connected, fluid, strong, dynamic, vibrant and alive. Yoga softens and strengthens as the meditation grows. Watching this process in myself and my students is really inspiring.” Penina is also a Shiatsu practitioner and will be offering Shiatsu sessions during the retreat.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS RETREATS AND WORKSHOPS
Tallita Dyllen – Working with Lisa and Penina has been such fun, informative and empowering. The workshop was fun and hugely informative - great music and delicious food. Penina and Lisa are fabulous caring teachers with over 50 years of experience between them. Visualisation, music and postures were incorporated to re-programming the mind body and soul.
Highly recommended !!
Margaret Dolan – Attending the yoga weekends has been one of the best experiences in recent years. It has helped me to focus on my life and what I want out of it. Lisa and Penina have been the best teachers. I would recommend it to anyone.
OUTLINE OF YOGA WEEKEND
Arrive from 3pm
5pm Welcome circle
5.30-7pm Restorative yoga
7:30 – 9am Vinyasa Flow Yoga
10am – 1pm relax and free time (Shiatsu and Thai Yoga massage treatments available)
2-5pm Relax and free time (Shiatsu and Thai Yoga massage treatments available)
5.30-7:30pm restorative yoga & Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep – a deep form of meditation)
9-10:30am Vinyasa Flow Yoga
11:30-1:30pm Relax and free time
1:30 Closing Circle
Wiveton Hall can sleep up to 10 people in a dorm, twin and double rooms. Set in lovely gardens with sea and country views it is the perfect weekend retreat escape.
£310 per person for dorm room sharing with 2 others
£335 per person for twin room sharing with one other
£340 per person for a very spacious grand bedroom - price based on two people sharing.
If you live locally or prefer to find your own accommodation we are also offering the retreat to day participants. To remain a cohesive group we would require you to stay for the meals too. Costs on this basis would be £200 per person for all yoga, meditation sessions and meals.
Mainly plant-based super foods. No meat, fish or processed foods on the menu! Harness the power of a whole food and vegetarian diet
EXAMPLE RETREAT MENU:
Before yoga: Hot lemon turmeric, ginger & rosemary to stimulate the digestive system and alkalise the blood.
Breakfast: Bircher style muesli, fruit salad bowl, tomato, avocado & coriander salad, eggs and Gluten free toast.
Lunch: Broccoli, Pea & Basil Soup with Green Salad & Fennel, Apple and Red Cabbage Slaw
Dinner: Courgette and Aubergine Curry with Cauliflower Rice
Broccoli, Ginger and Chilli Salad
Dark Chocolate Mousse with Saffron & Honey Poached Oranges
WALKING AND TRAIL RUNNING
Lisa and Penina can advise you on the best walks and runs along the beautiful north Norfolk coast. The terrain is varied and the scenery is stunning. Take a slow paced run to fully enjoy the environment and soak up the surroundings!
THE LOCAL AREA
Wiveton Hall is less than 1 mile from Blakeney, one of the most enchanting coastal villages along the north Norfolk coast. Here you can browse in local shops and cafes, or take a ferry trip (depending on tide times) to see the seals and stop off at Blakeney point, a spectacular nature reserve with uninterrupted views of the beautiful coastline. Or take a 20-minute drive to Holkham Bay, listed as one of the world’s most stunning beaches, where you can relax, walk and swim.
INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT
2 nights stay
2 morning energising yoga classes
2 evening restorative yoga classes
3 meditation sessions
Optional guided walks and run
Dinner on Friday evening, 3 delicious healthy meals on Saturday and Sunday brunch.
Teas and Coffee
NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT
Travel to Wiveton Hall
Terms & Conditions
£100 deposit is required to secure your place on this fantastic retreat.
Payment Terms & Conditions: A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place, the remainder is due no later than 6 weeks before the start of the retreat, for which you will receive an invoice. If your payment is not received 6 weeks prior, your place will be offered to another. In the event of cancellation: 60 days or more prior to the retreat: Your entire payment will be refunded, less £100 which is your deposit. 59-30 days prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less £100 deposit) to a future retreat. 29 days or less prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable.
For more information and booking form please contact:
Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or Penina at email@example.com