Spring Equinox Yoga Retreat 

The Quaives, Kent

20th -  22nd March 2020

I am very excited to invite you to this special Spring Equinox yoga retreat at our beautiful venue deep in the countryside of Kent.

This weekend yoga retreat near London, will be a chance to unwind from the busyness of your daily life in unbelievably stunning surroundings and come back into touch with yourself, with nature and with the present moment.

 

  • Daily yoga and movement will bring you back to the body,

  • Meditation and mantra will calm your mind.

  • Vibrant, organic vegetarian food will nourish and satisfy.

  • Expert massages will recharge, heal and relax.

Slowing down and coming back into balance will be major themes of this retreat. We have an amazing team to look after you and make sure you get everything you need from your time with us.

£350 - £550

(based on shared accommodation - £100 single supplement)

20th -22nd March 2020

The Quaives Retreat in Kent

Highlights:

Yoga, Meditation, Chanting & Silent Walks 

Luxury accommodation

Beautiful grounds

Lovingly prepared organic vegetarian/ vegan meals,

Talented, expert massage therapists

Hot tub

THE VENUE

The Quaives Retreat is a hidden gem, surrounded by the peaceful countryside of East Kent, a real escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

This stunning place offers a real sense of retreat with a touch of the luxury. There are a range of accommodation options and a brand new beautiful yoga studio with high ceilings, and a communal diner-lounge with log burner.

 

There is a hot tub, tennis court, fire pit, and cedar wood pavilion and gorgeous formal gardens and grounds to explore, that open onto meadows and the lakes beyond. 

The yoga retreat is a short distance from two stunning beautiful villages of Ickham and Wickhambreaux if you want to explore a little further...but you might not want to leave!

THE YOGA

 

The yoga and movement classes will be suitable for all levels with a more dynamic class in the mornings to energise and prepare us for the day, and a nice lazy, relaxing and restorative class for the afternoons.

We will explore many facets of the yoga practice in these classes including postures, breath work, meditation and mantra chanting, There will also be a chance, for those that are interested, for an introduction to one of the yoga cleansing techniques called Jala Neti (nasal cleansing with water).

All classes are designed to allow you to untangle from the busyness of your mind and come back into the reality of the body and breath so you will leave feeling more connected and just more you.

 

 We will practice with lightness, compassion and a sense of play ... sincere yes, but definitely not serious!

I am always happy to chat about all things yoga if you have any questions over the weekend about your practice or how to incorporate yoga into your life.

ACCOMMODATION

We want you to sleep and rest really well on this retreat.

 

We have a range of luxury accommodation available from single occupancy cottage rooms to a shared dormitory (which are about as far from your backpacker dorm as you can get).

Some accommodation options have kitchen and lounge areas and all have top spec spotless bathrooms and super comfy beds. 

BUMBLE BEE COTTAGE

1/3

1 bedroom with double kingsize bed

Single or shared occupancy

SONGBIRD COTTAGE

1/3

1 double or twin (single or shared occupancy) 

FUCHSIA COTTAGE

1/3

1 twin room with bunk beds

1 double or twin (single or shared occupancy)

DORMITORY

1/3

8 beds

THE FOOD

...oh the food!

One thing we do take seriously on this retreat is the food. We are major foodies all round and guarantee you will not go hungry.

 

Mealtimes really are the heart and soul of this retreat providing a feast for the senses and chance to gather, 

Our meals will be lovingly prepared by my wife Claire of The Good Life Kitchen. She lives and breathes food and it shows! All meals will be made using as much local and organic produce as possible and will be vegetarian or vegan. We can cater for food allergies and intolerances so just let us know at the time of booking.

Following Ayurvedic principles, lunch will be the largest meal of the day eaten when our digestive fire is strongest, with a lighter evening meal to help you sleep soundly and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for yoga.

And...there is no retreat without 'treat', so we will provide some afternoon indulgences and dessert. We will have coffee at breakfast time too if you need your fix! 

COSTS

SCANDINAVIAN DORM

8 places; £350pp 

FUCHSIA COTTAGE

1 shared room with 2 single beds -£425 pp.

1 private room with double bed - £500 or twin share £425 pp.

SONGBIRD COTTAGE

Single occupancy - £650

2 person shared bed - £550 pp

BUMBLEBEE COTTAGE

Single occupancy - £650

2 person shared bed - £550 pp

WHAT'S INCLUDED

All meals and snacks, yoga, meditation, group walk,  2 nights’ accommodation, unlimited teas.

Use of tennis court and rackets. Use of outdoor hot tub on Saturday. Yoga equipment.

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Transportation, massage treatments

£100 deposit required to confirm your place

DAILY SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

3PM Welcome and settling in

4.30PM Introductions with welcome drink and snack

 

5:30PM: Gentle Yoga to arrive and ground

 

7PM Dinner

SATURDAY

Morning Silence (Mauna)

7.30AM: Optional silent meditation walk around the grounds

8AM - 10AM: Dynamic Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation

10AM: Breakfast

11AM - 2PM: Free time for massages, hot tub, tennis and relaxing

2PM: Lunch

2PM - 5.30PM: Free time for massages, hot tub, tennis and relaxing

 

5.30PM: 90 min Yin / Restorative Yoga Practice / Guided relaxation

 

7PM: Dinner

 

8.30PM: Optional Mantra Chanting / Hot Tub / Fire (weather permitting!)

SUNDAY

Morning Silence (Mauna) 

7.30AM: Optional introduction to Jala Neti nasal cleansing (probably not in silence!)

8AM - 10AM: Dynamic Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation

10AM: Breakfast

11AM - 2PM: Free time for massages, going for walks and relaxing

2PM: Lunch

Goodbyes and departure

This is just an idea of the schedule and may change a little closer to the date. Throughout the retreat you are free to do as much or as little as you like out of the classes on offer. Everything is optional, this is your time.

MASSAGE

Just to make sure you get well and truly into this relaxation thing, we are very lucky to have the wonderful Marta of Floating Feather Holistic joining us to offer massages and treatments on this retreat.

 

She does a range of very special Ayurvedic and Aromatherapy treatments including:

Ayurvedic Full Body Massage:

Ancient full body massage that makes you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Performed with a tailored ayurvedic blend to balance your dosha.

  • improve skin complexion, blood circulation and sleep

  • tones muscles

  • stimulate and strengthen the nervous system

  • loosen toxins

  • slow down the ageing process

An ideal treatment for anyone that wants relaxation or maintenance. 

Please note that no sheets can be used for covering you, but disposable underpants are provided.

 

Aromatherapy Massage:

After a brief consultation to choose the best aromatherapy blend, this relaxing, full-body massage will transport you to a no-worries land, making you feel lighter and totally relaxed.

Aromatherapy uses the various properties of essential oils to assist the body's own natural healing process and enhance well-being.

Aromatheraphy Chakra Massage:

After a consultation where I discuss with you the relative chakra blockages, I will perform a full body and face massage, focusing on the chakra in need. You will be bathed by the energy of that chakra and will be given a mantra to keep in mind during the treatment.

I will use a specific aromatherapy blend to soothe your pains. At the end of the session, you will be given a small crystal to remind you to focus and pay attention to what was worked on. 

The 7 chakras are the centers in our bodies in which energy flows through. Blocked energy in our 7 chakras can often lead to illness.

Indian Head Massage

A deeply relaxing massage that provides nourishment to all the sense organs and promotes their normal and natural functioning.

  • stimulate head circulation and hair growth

  • relieve stiffness and tension in the head and neck.

  • aid headaches, migraine and hair loss

Can be booked alongside other treatments.

Face-lift Massage or Holistic Facial

A traditional Ayurvedic face massage that focuses on relaxing the facial muscles, as well as firming and toning them, for a younger and more radiant look.

  • work on the facial marma points

  • reduce the appearance of fine lines

  • improve eyesight and skin complexion.

Can be booked alongside other treatments.

Prices for the massage treatments will be:

£50 for 60 minutes

£65 for 90 minutes

This is to be paid to Marta directly in cash please at the retreat.

Spaces will be limited so it is recommended to book in advance when filling in the application form. 

THE TEAM

JORDAN - THE TEACHER

CLAIRE - THE FOODIE

 MARTA - THE HEALER

Tel: 07410 919950

Email: jordan@jordanpaulyoga.com

©2018 by Jordan Paul Yoga

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