Transformative and Rejuvenating Weekend Retreat in the South Downs

Charlotte Watts
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Nutrition talk
Organic vegetarian meals
Restorative yoga classes
Meditation and qi-gong sessions
Sound bath
Option for silent meditation walk
Relax and rejuvenate at this explorative countryside yoga retreat in picturesque, peaceful Gayles sandwiched between the countryside and the sea. Start and end your days with yoga classes, while taking time to connect with other mindfulness practices. Go on quiet nature walks, nourish with organic vegetarian meals, and connect with fellow retreat goers over fire, food, and conversation in the cozy, converted stable or the expansive outside deck. Deepen your meditation practice at this retreat intended to enhance your sense of self awareness with exploratory experiences including qi-gong and a sound bath.

Accommodation

Countryside and Seaside Venue
Terraced Eating Space
Fireplace
Shared Accomodation
Located on expansive land with dreamy sea views, Gayles is a UK retreat center situated between Eastbourne and Brighton that offers the best of the countryside and seaside. The majority of accommodation is shared, where you will stay in dormitories fully-equipped with bathrooms and storage. Surrounded by a carefully curated garden and meadow, you’ll never be without views or a space to retreat into nature on this intimate and relaxed property that features a fireplace and outdoor terrace.
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Single Room
Single room with a duvet, bed linen and towels provided.
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Double Room
One private double room with bed linen, towels, pillows and duvets included.
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The Studio
Recently renovated dormitory sleeping up to seventeen people.
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The Playroom
Recently renovated spacious dorm room sleeping up to seventeen guests.
From £315 per person
26th November to 28th November 2021
7th January to 9th January 2022
20th May to 22nd May 2022

Program

During a long weekend at Gayles, the program focuses on rejuvenating asanas in the morning and a deeply restorative yoga practice in the evening. Transformative meditation, qi-gong, and sound bath classes designed to deepen your consciousness take place throughout the weekend. Combined with free time soaking up the natural beauty of the English countryside, leave with a renewed sense of mental and physical clarity and a stronger sense of self. 
Day 1
4pm
Arrival and hot drinks
5.30pm
Yoga
7pm
Dinner
9pm
Restorative yoga and mindfulness meditation
Day 2
7.30am
Meditation
8am
Breakfast
10am
Yoga
1pm
Lunch
2pm
Free time
3pm
Optional silent walk
5.15pm
Yoga
7.15pm
Dinner
8.30pm
Soundbath with Ruth Summers
Day 3
7.30am
Meditation
8am
Breakfast
10am
Yoga
1pm
Lunch
2.15pm
3pm
Simple qi-gong practice to close
4pm
Departure

Instructor

Charlotte Watts
Charlotte Watts
With over 20 years of yoga practice and 15 years of teaching yoga, Charlotte brings a depth of experience and knowledge about yoga and meditation to her retreats. Charlotte is a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher who focuses on mindfulness, compassion, and the therapeutic uses of yoga, practices that come through in her intentionally designed retreats. 
From £315 per person
26th November to 28th November 2021
7th January to 9th January 2022
20th May to 22nd May 2022
From £315 per person
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