Bank Holiday Yoga, Wellness and Meditation Retreats in Norfolk
Join us for one of our Bank Holiday Yoga, Wellness and Meditation Retreats in Norfolk. Held at our stunning barn venue set in private grounds, with opportunities for wild lake swimming, exploring the Norfolk countryside, and experiencing all that Spring and Summer have to offer! Enjoy twice daily yoga, with a dynamic focus in the mornings and a restorative focus in the evenings, delicious home cooked vegetarian brunch, lunch and dinner, meditative practices, holistic treatments, guided walks and more. Holkham beach is nearby for those who would like a beach day in our free time! Leave feeling a lighter, brighter and a more energised you. This retreat is suitable for anyone who’d like a weekend away with wellness, healthy food and Yoga. Beginners are welcome as well as all ages.
Our Spring/Summer classes on this bank holiday yoga retreat are really special, with natural light coming in to the purpose built, high ceiling yoga shala, you can really start to harness the energy and new beginnings.
The morning classes will be heart opening and creative flow sequences in conjunction with pranayama (control of breath) are practiced with mantra, mudra, bandha sound healing. They are suitable for all and our approach to yoga is to help you become the full ‘you’. The class will end with a deeply restful and soothing meditation and sivasana that will allow you to take stock, leaving the class lighter and full of vitality (and ready for brunch)!
After a bright and restful day walking in the abundant countryside or treating yourself to a holistic treatment, our restorative yoga sessions in the evening are the perfect opportunity to deeply relax and unwind. Bess will be teaching a slower class in the evenings, predominantly yin based, allowing you to find stillness and space, finishing off with an extended yoga nidra and savasana.
About the teacher
Bess teaches a hatha flow based asana practice but comes more from “how does that feel” rather than precise alignment based practices. Connecting the heart to the body and mind through physical movement and the breath and infusing mantra and affirmations in each class be ready to be taken on a transformative journey
The bank holiday yoga retreat starts from 4pm on Friday, so that you have time to arrive, settle in and relax. The first yoga class starting at 6pm – 8pm followed by dinner. We finish at 12pm on the Monday after the usual morning schedule and breakfast.
8am: Hot lemon and ginger and protein snacks pre yoga
8am – 8.25am: Silent meditation walk around the grounds
8.30am – 10.30am: Morning Yoga & Meditation Class
10.30am: Brunch served, wholesome, healthy, filling, creative
11am-1pm: Massages and free time to read and relax
1pm – 3.30pm: Saturday – a walk to Hill Fort. Sunday – relax at the venue or try other walks
3.30pm – 5.30pm: More treatments to pamper yourself or free time
5.30pm – 7.30pm: Evening yoga and meditation class
7.40pm : Delicious vegetarian feast
We believe that our retreats should be nurturing in every way. So our Vitality Chefs will create tasty, healthy, vegetarian meals for you from local, seasonal produce. All of our food is gently detoxing and we cater to various dietary preferences. Our guests are always impressed by our creative, flavoursome dishes — that’s because the food is just as important to us as the yoga.
Luxury en-suite rooms combine a rustic charm with quirky modern twists. They are nestled in a courtyard formation around the Barn which is the yoga, dining and chill-out space. The main barn has underfloor heating throughout, wood burners and big cosy sofas in a living space to relax into. Each bedroom has original artworks by renowned artist Oliver Barnett, giving each room a unique interpretation of a natural scene creating a perfect harmonious colour balance with the handmade curtains and cushions. All of the bedrooms and bathrooms have their own underfloor heating. They also have super comfortable, extra thick sprung mattresses and high-quality cotton linen.
Twin or double rooms: The rooms are spacious enough for two people to share a room comfortably, with cosy single beds and crisp linen and beautiful en-suite bathrooms that have either a bath or a shower room.
Triple rooms: These rooms have the same thoughtful eco-design as the twin or double rooms but with an extra area which is a day bed for the third person in this lovely triple. There is a spacious en-suite bathroom also.
Single rooms: We have limited single rooms available and they have a single supplement of £150.
Retreat price in British pounds
From £455 per person
* Beautiful and luxurious en-suite accommodation in rural tranquillity surrounded by beautiful Norfolk countryside
* 2-hour energising yoga, breath work and meditation
* 2-hour evening yoga to unwind and calm with restorative practices, meditation and Yoga Nidra
* Silent meditation walks pre-yoga in the morning.
* Delicious wholesome and hearty brunch, warming light lunch and 2 course evening meal
* Guided afternoon walk to refresh and invigorate
* All Yoga equipment and cosy yoga studio with under floor heating
Does not include
* Travel to and from the venue
* Treatments are extra
What past guests have said
“I arrived full of physical tension and I’m leaving radiating sunshine! Thank yuou for making this possible! I loved it ALL!”
“An amazing, relaxing and nourishing weekend, I met incredible teachers and people and go home inspired. Thank you.”
“Can’t wait to return. Please do another just the same next August. The perfect escape and I’m sad to leave but feel mended and with a happy heart.”
What to pack
* Shawl or thin blanket for after yoga – important when it is colder
* Indoor shoes/slippers to your toes warm : )
* Waterproof coat/jacket and a warm cosy hat when cold
* Cosy casual clothes to relax in
* Wellies/waterproof walking boots for walks
* A good book
Location and how to get here
We are situated in Norfolk to the east of Kings Lynn. The nearest town is Swaffham, to the South. If you are driving, we send out travel information in the welcome pack.
The train station is Downham Market, 30 minutes from the venue. We offer a complimentary service to arrange taxi share if you catch the recommended train times.
We recommend that those travelling from London catch the following trains:
Departs London Kings Cross 13.44
Arrives Downham market 15.07
Departs Downham market 12.08
Arrives Kings Cross 13.35
To book this bank holiday yoga retreat, fill in the form below. You can also email the team direct on firstname.lastname@example.org.