Tilton House



5th - 7th Nov

Tilton House is my idea of a heavenly retreat centre, nestled in the stunning South Down hills outside Brighton/Lewes, East Sussex. I've been running retreats there since 2015 courtesy of Sally Parkes Yoga.

These retreats have been voted in the '30 greatest yoga holidays on the planet' by The Telegraph.

The Yoga


4pm: Arrival
5.30pm-7pm: Hatha Yoga, Breath Meditation & Yoga Nidra
7.15pm-8.15pm: Dinner
8:15pm onwards: Free time


7.45am-9am: Dynamic Yoga class
9.15am-10am: Breakfast
12pm-1pm: Gentle yoga class and relaxation
1.15pm–2pm: Lunch
2pm-6pm: Free time to relax, walk, or enjoy holistic therapies
6.15pm-7.30pm: Hatha Yoga
7.30pm-8.30pm: Dinner
8.40pm-9.30pm: Meditation and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)


7.45am-9am: Dynamic Yoga class
9.15am-10am: Breakfast
12pm-1pm: Gentle yoga class and relaxation
1.15pm–2pm: Lunch
2pm-4pm: Free time
4pm: Depart

About Tilton

Nestled underneath the South Downs and edged by woodland with far reaching views across the Sussex Weald, Tilton House sits impressively in the natural landscape. The Georgian country house was once home to economist John Maynard Keynes and ballerina Lydia Lopokova as their retreat for contemplation and calm. 


It is the perfect venue for our retreat as both a yoga room and yurt are offered for our classes as well as lots of space to relax. The house has been tastefully decorated throughout, bringing new life to this wonderful Georgian house. Every room has plenty of character and all have views over either the Sussex Weald or Downs. The garden has many mature trees and the fire-pit in a woodland clearing provides the perfect setting for stargazing as night draws in.


We hope that when you leave our retreat you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated. To help we provide a wide range of holistic therapies, which are available at extra cost. These treatments can be booked when you book your place on the retreat and include:

Deep Tissue Massage

Indian Head Massage

Thai Yoga Massage



All classes are suitable for beginners to intermediate levels and classes are taught in an all-inclusive manner. Please note that if you have any injuries or illnesses and/or conditions or are pregnant we are happy to adapt the yoga postures accordingly. Please let us know at the time of booking where possible.

Wherever you eat your meals, you get a view of the South Downs. Meals are vegetarian and cooked fresh from the kitchen, using as much from Tilton House’s vegetable gardens as possible. All food is nutritionally balanced and well thought out to provide you with enough vital vitamins, minerals and energy to keep you tip-top throughout your stay with us. Vegan diets, food allergies and intolerances are catered. Please let us know beforehand.

For more info and bookings click below.

The Yoga classes are a combination of energising Dynamic Yoga in the morning followed by a more restorative practice of Hatha yoga later in the day. The emphasis of the postures will be on detoxification and together we will work through yoga postures that compress, twist and stretch the body in order to aid elimination via the digestive system. This will help you feel lighter both physically and mentally which will in turn assist you in reaching a state of relaxation.

Yoga Nidra: Yogic sleep

Yoga Nidra (meaning ‘yogic sleep’) is a form of deep relaxation and is offered before bed to encourage restful sleep so you will feel refreshed & renewed both mentally & physically.

Pranayama: Breath Control

During each yoga session we will also practice breathing techniques that will assist your detox and yoga practice by calming the nervous system & stimulating the digestive system. The practice of Pranayama is also known to improve mental focus and clarity and improve ones lung capacity.

"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