West Lexham Manor, Tuesday 29th December 2015 - Friday 1st January 2016
Teachers: Dory Walker & Kate McKensie
Cost from £395 mini dormitory, £450 sharing
(OUR New Year Celebration for 2017/18 takes place at the stunning 42 Acres retreat space in Somerset, details here)
We are very excited to return to a fabulous venue in Norfolk, West Lexham Manor, the ideal location for a New Year Yoga Retreat. So we are back once again to celebrate another New Year in idyllic surroundings with great teachers offering: yoga, meditation, pranayama, music, singing and massage.
Also on offer are beautiful countryside and sea walks, delicious wholesome food, fireside chats, party games, new friends and the space to just be.
Book early to make sure you can join us in our New Year celebration of love, life and friendship. Come on your own or with your friends, either way you're guaranteed to have a great time and begin 2016 with a clear mind, an open heart and a rejuvenated spirit…what better way to start the year!
About West Lexham
West Lexham is a thriving country Manor Estate that has been transformed by the Colville family to bring it back into local community life. It is a unique blend of elegant country manor estate with a wonderfully bohemian vibe, set in beautiful gardens, woodland and only 30 minutes from the sea.
The Estate offers an idyllic natural environment with an eclectic range of accommodation from peaceful, modern ensuite rooms to cosy cottages. The heritage barn has been stunningly converted and provides an airy, bright space with underfloor heating, perfect for yoga and entertaining.
This retreat will be an opportunity for you to have some quiet time, space and reflection, alongside a morning and evening programme of yoga, pranayama, meditation and much fun and celebration.
We will open the day with meditation and pranayama, followed by a 2 hour asana class between 8 and 10am. A delicious breakfast will then be served with free time and lunch to follow.
We will then meet again in the afternoon for a more restorative and gentle yoga practise. The day will close with singing and evening meditation. There will be a celebratory dinner on New Year's eve with fun and celebrations.
Participants are welcome to offer talks or workshops over the 4 days which we will try to fit into our schedule. Spontaneity is very likely!
We will also ask participants to help with cleaning up at meal times and prepping food. We will be one big family creating a new year to remember. Can’t wait to see you there.
West Lexham offers unique, beautiful and very comfortable accommodation with a mix of twin, double and triple rooms. We have also created space for a small dormitory for 4 people as a more affordable option.
There are luxurious en-suite rooms set around a courtyard adjacent to the yoga barn. All have underfloor heating and huge windows which flood the rooms with natural light. They combine rustic charm with funky modern twists.
Charming and cosy traditional flint cottages are also part of the Estate. Each one has a luxury vintage chic interior with twin or double bedrooms, a kitchen and shared bathroom. One cottage also has a lounge which can be used as a bedroom with two comfortable single sofa beds. This is also on offer at the mini dorm rate for those on a tight budget.
Some comments about New Year at West Lexham
'What an amazing retreat. I can sum it up in one word - exceptional, and you can quote me on that! Thank you to everyone who made it possible. I am already looking forward to going on another one!' Joanna
'I had a lovely time and found the dorm surprisingly comfortable. Nothing I could offer as an improvement - everything perfect.' Erin
'I had a truly fabulous time on the Norfolk retreat! A wonderful job you all did.' Hannah
Cost per person:
£395 mini dormitory for 4 people or Arch cottage sofa bed
£450 shared twin/double cottage room, shared bathroom
£460 shared triple courtyard room, en suite
£475 shared twin/double courtyard room en suite
£600 single occupancy cottage room, shared bathroom (very limited availability)
The cost includes:
Daily yoga and mediation classes
Delicious homemade/homegrown organic vegetarian food
Fun and celebrations
West Lexham is situated in Norfolk to the east of Kings Lynn. The nearest town is Swaffham, to the South. It is about 2 hours from London by car and close to rail and coach stops.
Arrival time on 29 December is from 4pm and the first yoga class will be at 5.30pm. The retreat will finish after lunch on New Year's day. We will put people in touch with each other for lift sharing.
If you are coming from London the most direct journey by train is from Kings Cross to Downham Market. For 29 December there is a train that departs Kings Cross at 13.44 and arrives at Downham Market at 15.07. From here you could share a taxi with others.
The journey from Downham Market to West Lexham Manor takes 40 minutes by car and costs around £35.
For the return there's a train at 15.41 on 1 January from Downham Market that works well for departure after lunch.
To look at the train options go to national rail
Full travel details can be seen on the West Lexham website