Fri, 05 Feb | The Quaives

Inner Glow Retreat

Feeling honoured to be asked to teach on the signature retreat at the stunning 'The Quaives' Retreat centre in Kent. This is a really special place and we'll be mainly focusing on Vinyasa, Yin and Meditation...
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Inner Glow Retreat

Time & Location

05 Feb, 14:00 – 07 Feb, 16:00
The Quaives, Seaton Rd, Canterbury CT3 1RU, UK

About the Event

Join us in a stunning and peaceful part of the Kent countryside in the grounds of a luxury estate on this weekend retreat, which is about helping you glow from the inside out. At this retreat we offer you a balance of dynamic and calming styles of yoga and meditation, alongside nutritious gourmet vegetarian food and juicing. As well as lots of amazing optional extras, steamy hot tub dips under the stars, dreamy massage treatments with an experienced therapist, a spot of tennis or a countryside stroll. The Quaives is a beautiful small countryside estate in East Kent, with 19 acres of beautiful formal gardens and grounds to explore, that open onto meadows and the lakes beyond. There is a tennis court and cedarwood pavilion for guests' use. The Quaives can house on site 13 to 16 persons.

About the Retreat

It’s been recognised for thousands of years that to come to a place of balance in life, one needs active, dynamic aspects (Yang) and also slow, self nurturing and calming aspects too (Yin). The Yang practice you’ll focus on in the mornings is Vinyasa Flow, which helps to detoxify the body, build strength and flexibility, and motivate our sense of purpose. Yin sessions will include Yin Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), Breathwork, and some Thai Yoga Massage.

This yoga holiday will be taught by Anna Brook, an experienced retreat teacher, and they are equally open to beginners and those with plenty of experience. Those with injuries are also welcome and you will be offered help to modify poses if needed.Juicing will also be a core part of these retreats and the food, snacks, and drinks are lovingly prepared by the onsite chef, Susie, meticulously well planned to give you tasty and nutritious food to help reboot your system, so you leave feeling rejuvenated and re-energized.

There’s also plenty of time to enjoy the stunning gardens at the Quaives, complete with hot tub, walks in the beautiful countryside that surrounds the gardens, and for those that feel very energetic there is the tennis court!Guests can help themselves to teas / filtered water during the weekend, and relax inside the saloon with comfy sofas and a log burner at one end for chilling, reading or chatting to other group members.

This retreat helps you to find an inner state of balance. When you’re feeling glowing and positive on the inside, then that tends to ripple out into your life and helps you make authentic choices, which can all bring about greater happiness. The concept of Yin and Yang comes from the Chinese Daoist philosophy. Yang states are more dynamic, active, striving, and Yin states are more passive, slow and surrendering. The idea is that we need both and ideally in balance.These days, many people lead busy lives, some times with more of a Yang emphasis, and so slow practices like Yin Yoga, Meditation and Yoga Nidra can be a great counterbalance. These help to calm the mind and the central nervous system and can help us feel more peaceful and content in ourselves.

In this retreat, you’ll also come to some more dynamic (Yang) practices, which are so effective at releasing ingrained tensions stored in the body, building strength and igniting our sense of drive.The intention behind these retreats is to offer you a wide range of practices that will help to reset your system and leave you feeling recharged, while giving the space for self reflection within a warm and welcoming environment. 

Schedule:

Day 1 (Friday)

  • 14:00 Arrivals, settling in, welcome snack with orientation
  • 17:00 Yin yoga with meditation (90 mins)
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Yoga Nidra by candlelight (optional)

Day 2 (Saturday)

  • 08:00 Juicing - Elixir (in silence)
  • 08:30 Dynamic yoga and relaxation (120 minutes)
  • 10:45 Breakfast
  • 11:30 Group led walk in the countryside (one hour)
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Free time; tennis, reading, catching up on sleep, or 1-to-1 advice with the teacher, journaling
  • 15:00 Mid-afternoon snack rooibos tea, carrot, and apple raisin scones with ghee
  • 17:00 Yin yoga with meditation (90 minutes)
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Yoga Nidra by candlelight (optional)

Day 3 (Sunday)

  • 08:00 Juicing- Elixir (in silence)
  • 08:30 Dynamic yoga (90 minutes)
  • 10:15 Breakfast
  • 11.00 Thai Yoga workshop and Yin yoga with relaxation
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Closing and time to depart

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