Heart of Living Weekend Retreats, East Sussex

November 15-17 2019

March 6-7 2020

Investment £325

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Twice a year I guide retreats at my family home in East Sussex. This is a neutral space that holds all beings with care, respect and without expectation.

It is a perfect vessel for retreats.

 

1.VENUE

Ticehurst, East Sussex

Landline: 01580 201401

My mobile: 07714146966

 

2. FEES

Single room with double bed and shared bathroom: £325

Twin share room with en suite shower and loo: £290

Please note that your payment has a NON REFUNDABLE (£100) deposit. 

Please make sure you are aware of the CANCELLATION POLICY conditions  regarding deposits and full payments BEFORE you make payment. This can be found in the BOOKING FORM.

 

 Initial deposit: £100 to confirm your place

 

What’s INCLUDED

• Early morning meditations, pranayama and yoga asana- 3 hours in total/day

• 2 nights accommodation

• 3 home cooked foods – working with the principles of Ayurveda to support digestive health

• Fire ceremonies

• Enjoy fresh air, walk in the good earthy countryside

• Time to relax and be at peace

• Dogs to cuddle, log fires to cosy up by, conversation or silence to be enjoyed

 

What’s NOT INCLUDED

• Travel to Pickforde (the venue) from WADHURST station

• Treatments/Massages- Holistic full body, head massage, reflexology

• Towels- please bring your own towel

 

3. TIMINGS

ARRIVALS: 4pm on Friday.

CLOSING: the retreat will finish after LUNCH on Sunday 2pm.

You are more then welcome to stay for the full afternoon. Erika our wonderful massage therapist will continue to offer treatments. More info on treatments nearer the time!

 

4. OUTLINE SCHEDULE for the weekend

 

FRIDAY

4-5pm- ARRIVE and settle in.

5pm – Tea downstairs by the fire: WELCOME introductions, logistics etc.

5.30-6.30pm – Ayurveda & the Elements - Evening Yoga practice. Gentle restorative yoga, guided mediation, journaling, soothing music/sounds.

6.30pm - Dinner

7.45-8.15pm - Evening session - setting intentions

8.30/9pm – Evening milk night cap.

Retire early

 

SATURDAY –  There is silence (Mauna) from dawn until the asana practice finishes at 11.30am. Includes NO internet or SMS/mobiles!

AGNI HOTRA Sacred sunrise fire lit. Morning mantras.

6.30am- Fresh brewed herbs tea available.

7.30- 8.30am – Early morning contemplations/balancing and cleansing breath work and meditation

8.30am- Light breakfast

8.30-11am  – walk outside, take a treatment, rest whatever you need… in silence!

11-12.15am- Morning Yoga asana practice - Ayurveda & the Elements

12.30pm- LUNCH

1.30-.4.15pm – Time for massage/treatments, explore, walk, read, rest

4.15-5.30pm - Evening Yoga asana practice - Ayurveda & the Elements

5.30pm - Dinner

7-8pm - Fire ceremony

8.30-9pm – Evening milk night cap

Retire

 

SUNDAY – Silence (Mauna) from dawn until the asana practice finishes at 12.30pm.

AGNI HOTRA Sacred sunrise fire lit. Morning mantras.

6.30am- Fresh brewed herbs tea available.

7.30- 8.30am – Early morning contemplations/balancing and cleansing breath work and meditation

8.30am- Light breakfast

8.30-11am  – walk outside, take a treatment, rest whatever you need… in silence!

11-12.15am- Morning Yoga asana practice - Ayurveda & the Elements.

Closing Circle

12.30pm- LUNCH

Departure

Afternoon:  you are welcome to stay the afternoon, enjoy Massage/treatments, walk, read, rest before you journey back.

 

5. FOOD

Chloe Coker- is talented, published health food cook providing the delicious offerings for the weekend. Chloe runs her own cookery school and courses in West Sussex. She creates yogi magic in the kitchen- infusing love and creativity in to all we eat. We use Pickforde’s home grown veggies and using nearly all organic produce where possible. All food is VEGETARIAN & mostly WHEAT FREE.

We DO NOT use onions, garlic and nightshades (tomatoes, aubergine, white potato, bell peppers as these can aggravate inflammation in the gut and system overall).

We DO USE fresh UNPASTEURISED/RAW ORGANIC GOAT or COW MILK from our local farmer to make paneer and for the evening “night” cap.

We DO NOT use any REFINED SUGAR- only natural sweeteners like dates, raw honey, maple syrup (all in moderation).

  

6. TRAVEL

BY CAR:

If you plan to travel by car- you will be sent the full post code. When you arrive at Pickforde Lane- drive right to the end- press the button for the big gate and drive to the very end of the drive- to the RIGHT of the fork.

TRAINS:

Trains take 55-60mins from LONDON CHARING CROSS or WATERLOO EAST. The nearest station is WADHURST (15/20 mins from the house). HASTINGS LINE.

FRIDAY afternoon GROUP train suggestion: 15.15 from Charing Cross arrives at WADHURST at 16.23

PLEASE NOTE! You need to PRE-BOOK a station taxi pickup (at least 24hrs in advance- its a small station and a small village taxi service.

Call:

BOAZ (RSA TAXIS): 07837 064853

MIKE STAFF: 07802 660 757

It’s £10-12 for the single journey so makes it cheaper if you share the car.