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Autumn Yoga Retreat

Join Antonia and Hsin in this Autumn Yoga Retreat, where you will be able to deepen your practice and move through this time of change with patience, perseverance and strength.

Autumn is a season of transition, moving us through the dissolution of the old form towards transformation.

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Where

West Lexham, Norfolk Norfolk, GB PE32 2QN
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

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When

Sep 14 to
Sep 16
2018
16:00 pmto18:00 pm

Price

£380

Full Description

Join Antonia and Hsin in this Autumn Yoga Retreat, where you will be able to deepen your practice and move through this time of change with patience, perseverance and strength.

Autumn is a season of transition, moving us through the dissolution of the old form towards transformation. As we prepare towards the Autumn Equinox, it is the time to celebrate everything that has come before, and the fruits of all our efforts, as well as embracing the dissolution of anything that is holding us back. As the days get shorter and colder, it’s important to slow down and be mindful of how we preserve, increase and channel our energy effectively.

Often the process of drawing our focus inwards and the process of dissolution can feel unsettling and cause feelings of anxiety or fear. However, if we are a strong vessel we can hold these feelings, understand their power, allow them to move through us and let them transform us. The deeper we move towards the darkness and wisdom within, the more we can shine through with strength and confidence.

Through this time of the year we are invited to reassess all aspects of ourselves and our lives and align more truthfully, consciously and effectively with our intentions. During our weekend together we will allow time for dynamic practices as well as for restorative practices that will support you in your journey towards increasing your physical and inner strength.

About Antonia:

Antonia is passionate about constantly refining her understanding and application of the teachings of Yoga, both as a student and teacher. Her classes emphasize optimal alignment and attitude, through which students cultivate great freedom and strength, openness and steadiness, playfulness and mindfulness. Antonia’s intention is to serve her students and support them create a true transformation in their body, mind and heart.

About Hsin:

Hsin is not only a yoga teacher but also a counsellor and Reiki Master. She believes yoga, counselling and Reiki can help people to raise self-awareness, discover the true-self and understand the meaning of life. Hsin sees that yoga is life and life is yoga and whatever happens on the mat reflects our reality. She encourages people to take the yoga practice into their life. Her classes focus on breath, alignment, moving mindfully and feeling when in the poses. Her teaching is supportive and nurturing.

Schedule:

Throughout this retreat we are inviting you to listen to your body and honour its needs. Our aim is to make you feel nourished, calm, grounded and create space in your mind and heart. Although we encourage you to participate in all our sessions together, we also understand that the schedule might be a little intense if you need time to rest. We’d rather you do what you truly need, rather than feeling obliged to attend all sessions.

Friday:

16.00- Arrival

17.30-19.30- Asana Practice

19.30-20.30- Dinner

20.30-21.00- Meditation

Saturday:

7.00-8.00- Morning Meditation, Pranayama, Chanting

8.00-9.00- Breakfast

10.30-12.30 Asana Practice

12.30-13.30- Lunch

15.00-16.00 Afternoon Tea

17.30-19.30- Asana Practice

19.30-20.30- Dinner

20.30-21.30 Yoga Nidra

Sunday:

7.00-8.00- Morning Meditation, Pranayama, Chanting

8.00-9.00- Breakfast

10.30-12.30- Asana Practice

12.30-13.30- Lunch

15.30-17.00- Closing practice

17.00-18.00 Afternoon Tea

18.00- Departure

How to get there:

If you are coming from London, we have arranged a Mini bus to drive us from London King's Cross to West Lexham. In order to arrive at West Lexham around 4pm, we will need to depart from London King's Cross at around 1pm on Friday the 14th of September. We will depart from West Lexham on Sunday 16th of September at 6pm. Please let us know if you would like to reserve a seat.

West Lexham is in Norfolk to the east of Kings Lynn. The nearest town is Swaffham, to the South. It is close to rail and coach stops, and we strongly recommend coming here by public transport rather than driving, as there are plenty of easy links.

The nearest train station is Downham Market. Trains run from London Kings Cross to Downham Market every hour and every half hour at certain peak times. Journey times are approximately 1h 25m. Network Railcards give you a 1/3 off fares. If you are taking more than one train journey in the South of England or are travelling in a group it is well worth investigating it here.

Taxis from Downham Market:

PJ Taxis- 01366 385904 (West Lexham's taxi partner - from £34 from Downham Market to West Lexham)

Bishops Travel - 01366 324307

From Swaffham:

Platinum Cars- 01760 725366/ 07760 761504

Al's Cabs - 01760 720002

Matt's Cabs - 07882 025209

The address of the West Lexham Manor is:

Nr Kings Lynn, Norfolk

PE32 2QN

Tel:01760 755 602

Things to do in Norfolk:

During your free time you can either walk and explore the grounds of West Lexham, taking time to relax, feel the effects of the practices and journal. Alternatively, you can visit any of the following places in Norfolk.

· Castle Acre- a beautiful medieval priory and ruins which really stands proud against the local countryside and which is hauntingly beautiful. It is just about walking distance from West Lexham

· Ecotech- a center of sustainability which has the only wind turbine in the UK that you can actually climb up

· The Peddlers Way- it runs only a mile or so from West Lexham. A 46-mile National trail from near Thetford to Holme-next-the-Sea on the North Norfolk coast.

· Holkham Hall and Estate- it is the perfect English house from the Golden Age of the Grand Tour, surviving intact in its original setting

· Cromer- a fishing village with a reputation for crab fishing

· Pensthorpe- and ideal attraction for those who love nature, wildlife and the outdoors with nature trails, lakes, bird watching and stunning gardens

· Houghton Hall- another Great house designed by William Kent in 1717 and built by Britain’s first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole

· Staffham Village- a historic town with a regular Market on Saturdays and occasional Antiques Market on Sunday. This is the local hub with a fully stocked natural food shop and vibrant local community

You can find more information here.

Prices (per person): £380 triple/ £410 double (en-suite rooms)
EARLY BIRD: £330 triple/ £360 double (book until 2nd of July)

Single rooms are available on request. There is a limited availability, so please contact us for more information.

There will be 6 meals provided, all of them vegetarian and freshly prepared. If you have any food intolerances, please let us know and we can modify the menu for you.

Prices include:

· 4 asana practices

· 3 meditation sessions

· Accommodation

· All meals

What’s not included:

Travel to West Lexham Manor