Dower House

​Creative Cooking, Conscious Eating and Yoga Retreat in Kent

10 – 13th April 2020

I'm feeling honoured to have been asked to teach on this beautiful creative cooking retreat this Easter with Jiva HealingJoin us this Easter at a wonderful new retreat venue in Kent.

The Dower House is a charming Grade II listed Elizabethan manor house nestled within its own expanse of private gardens at the heart of Knowlton Estate.


Guests at the Dower House enjoy its secluded location within the woods and its magnificent views of the Estate's extensive parkland.

The Retreat

Sample Daily Timetable

8.30am-10am: Yoga (gentle Hatha practice)

10am: Breakfast

12pm - 1.30pm: Cooking Demos in the Kitchen and Nutrition Class

1.30pm: Lunch

2.30pm - 6pm: Afternoons free to explore, have massages and rest

6pm: Restorative Yoga and Meditation

7pm: Supper

About The Dower House

There are two lovely living areas, one with a large open fireplace, high quality linens, private garden, central heating and a dedicated yoga space with wooden floors, open beams and underfloor heating. Another wonderful feature of the house is that almost all of the rooms are ensuite.

There are miles of lovely walks throughout the estate itself as well as the surrounding villages. A short ten minute drive takes you to the historic market town of Sandwich with its river, quay, golf courses and beach, and Sandwich Bay, from which you can follow the old Roman Road and walk along the coastal path to the seaside towns of Deal and Walmer.


Twin or double room, with hall bath = £420

Twin or double room, with ensuite bath = £440


You will need to pay a 50% deposit at the time of booking and the remaining 50% payment is due 3 weeks before the start date of the retreat.

NOTE: These prices are based on two people sharing a room. Single supplement charges are £160. Our prices include 3 nights accommodation at Dower House, all classes, and all food and drink. Massages and travel costs are not included. There are only 9 guest rooms available and these are allocated to customers on a first come first served basis.

Please contact us in advance of making payment to ensure availability on the dates you intend to come. Email:

In this weekend retreat you will have the opportunity to take part in cooking classes that will help you to become more creative in the kitchen. You will learn how to create meals that will be healthy, satisfying and fun to make. You will learn about macro-nutrient balance, times of the day for optimal digestion and assimilation, how stress affects digestion and why it's important to relax while eating. You will learn about common allergens in foods and how to easily avoid them as well as effective ways of balancing blood sugar. All recipes will be vegetarian and dairy and gluten-free.

More and more research is showing the important role that stress-reduction plays with illness on many levels. This weekend retreat will teach you the importance of slowing down and relaxing, and what that can mean for digestion, assimilation and energy levels.

Twice daily yoga classes will also be part of the program and we will have a team of professional massage therapists on hand to give a variety of treatments, including Foot Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Thai Massage and Organic Facials. (Please note that massages are not included in the price of the retreat.)

"If ever there was a voice for guided meditation then it has to be Anna Brook, Sally’ secret weapon, who guided us through some rather beautiful quiet time".

Om Yoga Magazine