Bookretreats offsets 100% of its carbon emissions, and you can find a peaceful spot in the beautiful and well-maintained garden. The garden overlooks the fields and guests can cross the fence to explore the surrounding countryside. A short walk down the street leads to a small, picturesque church in the village. Yoga and meditation are often practiced outdoors in the garden, or in the spacious games room.
Personal training sessions are held outdoors, and treatments such as massages and reflexology can be done outdoors on warm days or in the games room. Facial treatments and reiki take place in the privacy of the wooden summer house in the two-acre garden, where there are places to eat outside, relax, and train staff. The dining room is also an area for relaxation, with a tea station where fresh organic teas can be served. The cozy living room has fireplaces and there's also a cozy rest room.
If you've had a tough year, these yoga and mindfulness retreats can help restore balance, health, and creativity. The morning views over the Suffolk countryside and the gentle awakening to warm water and lemon before doing yoga are perfect. In the countryside near Biddenden, Stede Court gym offers individual and private bubble retreats created by top-notch personal trainer Kathryn Freeland. Oliver Ricote is a massage therapist, yoga teacher, and movement specialist with degrees from the ARYM Institute in Mysore, India, and the World School of Yoga for Peace in Rishikesh, India.
This retreat is much more relaxed and conscious than others I've been to with larger groups and busier schedules throughout the day. There's plenty of time to read, sit by the fireplaces, chat with other guests, and enjoy some of the lovely treatments on offer. Yoga teacher Wendy Brown leads two 90-minute morning yoga sessions based on gentle, detoxifying “flow” routines. It is celebrated from August 30 to September 3 with yoga teacher Sunita Devi or from September 3 to 6 with yoga teacher Tania Brown.
Hosts Sharon and Lauretta Gavin host monthly retreats over a long weekend in an elegantly converted barn near Stowmarket, in rural Suffolk. Are there any age restrictions for these retreats?.