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Autumn Yoga Retreat 2018

Join Sophie, Krista & Andi at Howfield Manor Hotel, just 2 miles from the beautiful and historic City of Canterbury for a wonderful weekend of Yoga, relaxation, great food and good company!


Howfield Manor Hotel8173125
Howfield Lane, Chartham Hatch, nr Canterbury Kent GB

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Nov 9 to
Nov 11
16:30 pmto12:30 pm


ARRIVAL: From 4.30pm Friday 9th Nov

DEPART: 12.30pm Sunday 11th Nov



Full Description

Set within 5 acres of its own well kept grounds, The Manor dates back to 1181 when it was founded as part of The Priory of St Gregory. It is very quirky, traditional and full of charm and character.

This is the 3rd time in a row we have chosen this venue to host our Yoga retreat because of the wonderful staff, great food and fantastic hospitality we receive.

All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, TV, and are ensuite with either a shower and/or bath and toilet. It really is a home from home environment.

The rooms are basic but cosy, clean and comfy.

All meals will be vegetarian and prepared by Howfield Manor’s resident Chef.

Retreat Details

Date: Friday 9th – Sunday 11th Nov 2018

Venue: Howfield Manor Hotel, Chartam Hatch (nr Canterbury) Kent

Cost :

£330.00 p/p Twin room

£330.00 p/p Double room (2 people sharing a double bed)

£385.00 Single room (double bed)

The above price is per person and includes:

2 nights ensuite accommodation

Light breakfast on Saturday and Sunday (includes fruit, yogurt, cereals, teas/coffee/fruit juices)

Buffet brunch on Saturday and Sunday

Buffet dinner on Friday and Saturday (includes a starter, a choice of mains and desserts)

Teas/coffee/juice throughout your stay.

x5 Yoga classes, plus Yoga nidra, meditation and relaxation sessions.

All rooms will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. To secure a place, you will need to complete a booking form (please email us to request a form) and return to Sophie The Studio SE6 via email, post or by hand, along with a deposit of £150.00 per person.

This can be paid by bank transfer, cheque or cash. The booking form will include details of how to pay and when the balance will be due, aswell as our cancellation policy.

Please find below an example of the weekends itinerary (subject to change)

FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER – Arrival from 4pm

6.00pm – 7.00pm – whole group / chill out Yoga class

7.00pm- 7.30pm – Welcome drink

7.30pm – 9.00pm – Buffet dinner (includes a starter, a choice of mains and desserts)

9.15pm – 9.40pm – Bedtime relaxation and meditation


7.00am – 8.30am – Light breakfast

8.45am – 10.30am – Choice of 2 Yoga classes (gentle or more energetic)
Both classes will start with Pranayama exercises (breath work)

11.00am- 12.30pm – Buffet brunch

12.30pm – 2.30pm – Free time

2.30pm – 4.00pm – Whole group Yoga class (release & restore)

4.00pm – 5.00pm – Tea & cake around the fire pit (weather permitting)

5.15pm – 6.15pm – Whole group Yoga class

6.30pm – 8pm – Buffet dinner (Includes a starter, a choice of mains and desserts)

8.15pm – 9.00pm – Relaxation, Meditation & Yoga Nidra


7.00am – 8.30am – Light breakfast

8.30am – 9.00am – Silent walk

9.15am -10.15am – Choice of 2 Yoga classes (gentle or more energetic)

10.15am – 10.30am – whole group final parting meditation.

10.30am – 11.00am – Check out (bags will be looked after by the Hotel in a secure room)

11.00am – 12.30pm – Brunch

12.30pm – Goodbyes and departure


Before booking a place on the Autumn Yoga retreat:

It is very important that you inform us if you have any injuries, illnesses and/or medical conditions. This includes but is not limited to: Herniated disks, chronic or acute joint issues affecting the neck/ back/ knee/wrist etc ) chronic illnesses (eg: diabetes, glaucoma, asthma, epilepsy etc) if you are pregnant or have given birth in the last 3 months, or if you have any other medical condition / injuries that may affect your ability to carry out physical activity.
This is to ensure your chosen class is suitable for you. In some cases we may need to ask for a signed consent form prior to your participation from your GP.

Complete beginners:

Although this retreat will cater for all levels, we strongly advise that if you are a complete beginner, you attend some Yoga sessions before the retreat.

What to bring:

We will provide all Yoga props needed for the weekend with the exception of a medium size blanket. Please bring one with you from home for your relaxation and meditation sessions.
Nearer the time of the retreat, we will also email you with suggestions of what clothing to bring.

Full address and details of retreat venue:

Howfield Manor Hotel, Howfield Lane, Chartham Hatch CT4 7HQ

The venue is a very close to both Canterbury East and Canterbury West rail stations. From either station it is approx 10 min bus ride or a cab will cost approx £8.00 (single journey)

Nearer the time we will contact all retreaters and arrange cab shares where possible.

If you would like to book a place on this retreat or have any questions or concerns, please do let us know asap by emailing Sophie at: or using the contact form on the contact us page here on the website.

Love & Light

Sophie, Krista & Andi xxx