Yoga Weekend With Jeff Phenix in Kent, 1 – 3 October / 12 – 14 November

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Description

The October weekend is currently fully booked, however if social distancing rules are relaxed we will be able to release another 3 or 4 spaces. Contact us to be added to the waiting list.

Escape to the peace and tranquility of this very special historic 17th Century Manor for a wonderfully rejuvenating and replenishing yoga weekend with Jeff Phenix.

This beautiful, luxurious venue offers a peaceful, rural setting perfect to deepen your understanding of yoga and meditation, nurture your body with fresh and delicious vegetarian food, enjoy gorgeous country walks and indulge yourself with a massage.

By taking time out of your everyday life you can leave feeling recharged, reconnected and able to interact with the world in a more balanced and loving way.

Yoga

Over the course of the weekend there will be four meditation sessions and four yoga sessions. The morning yoga practices will be a dynamic, creative, playful and explorative ‘deep slow flow’ asana practice and will include meditation and pranayama.The afternoon sessions will be a mellower, soothing and nurturing practice, delving into areas such as yin yoga, restoratives, pranayama, chakras, yoga nidra and meditation.

This will be a deeply nourishing and blissful practise. Your teacher Jeff Phenix has lots of experience teaching students of all levels. His depth of understanding, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely explore their edge and his love of pranayama and meditation will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally.

In your free time between yoga and meditation sessions and mealtimes you have the chance to explore the grounds and surrounding countryside as there are lots of fabulous walking opportunities. There is a lovely comfy library where you can curl up with a good book and a cup of tea and a cup of tea or just enjoy the peace, tranquillity and natural surroundings.

Retreat schedule

Typical Schedule
7.30 am Morning Meditation & Pranayama
8.30am Breakfast
9am – 10.30am Free Time
10.45am Dynamic Morning Yoga
1.15pm Lunch
1.30pm – 4.30pm Free Time
4.30 pm Restorative Afternoon Yoga
7.00pm Dinner
9pm Evening Mediation

Arrival on Friday is from 4pm and the retreat will begin at 6pm with a welcome session and short yoga practice and dinner will be at 7.30pm. You are free to go home after lunch on Sunday, approximately 2pm onwards. During the free time you can relax, read or take a walk in the lovely countryside as you wish.

Teacher

The retreat is lead by experienced and well-regarded London based yoga teacher Jeff Phenix. Jeff has been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching since 2002. You can find him teaching at many of triyoga’s branches and he has been training teachers for the past 10 years.

He enjoys being creative with sequencing and postures, and love incorporating meditation and the traditional spirituality and philosophy of yoga into his teaching. His intention as a yoga teacher is to awaken his students’ sense of bliss and wonder and help them become more at peace and ease with themselves and the world.

Through his company Phenix Retreats Jeff has been offering regular UK and international retreats since 2005 so has lots of experience in making this a really special retreat experience.

This retreat is suitable for all levels from the relative beginner to experienced yogis and yoga teachers as Jeff is very experienced at giving lots of options so everyone can practice at the level that is right and appropriate for them.

Cuisine

You will be served three delicious, healthy vegetarian meals a day from dinner on Friday to Lunch on Sunday. You will definitely not be hungry.

The venue can cater for special dietary requirements such as gluten free, dairy free, vegan or specific food allergies but please give at least seven days notice. Catering for specific dietary requirements are subject to a charge of £4.75 per person per meal (lunch and dinner only)

The Venue

Oxon Hoath is a stunning and ancient stately home in Kent, set in the heart of the English countryside with 73 acres of its own beautiful, tranquil gardens and only 45 minutes from London. Oxon Hoath was built over 600 years ago by Sir John Culpepper as a royal park for deer and oxen and today it still retains its timeless magic.

It offers an ideal setting for spiritual practice and will give you the chance to immerse yourself in yoga, recharge and relax and enjoy the peaceful and natural surroundings.

All rooms are different and a range are available. Due to Covid restrictions please only book a sharing space if you are coming with a partner or someone in your bubble.

Superior rooms are much larger and have better views of the surrounding countryside.

Retreat Price

£50 early bird discount until end march. if this retreat is unable to go ahead due to changing covid restrictions you money is fully transferable or refundable.

Twin/Double room non-ensuite £425pp shared/ £495 single
Small single non-ensuite £465
Twin/Double room ensuite £455pp shared/ £535 single
Superior Twin/Double ensuite £485pp shared / £575 single

A deposit of £200 is required to confirm your space or you can choose to pay the full amount if you wish.

The balance is due 6 weeks before the retreat on 23 April 2021 and will be taken automatically by direct debit.

IF THIS RETREAT IS UNABLE TO GO AHEAD DUE TO CHANGING COVID RESTRICTIONS YOU MONEY IS FULLY TRANSFERABLE OR REFUNDABLE

Covid-19 Safety Measures

To make it easier to socially distance we are limiting the numbers by half to allow plenty of single rooms for guest coming on their own.

All high touched surfaces and bathrooms will be cleaned regularly throughout the retreat, and we will be asking guests to wipe down handles and taps after each use. Hand sanitiser will be widely available and we encourage you to also bring your own. We ask that you wash your hands regularly.

Guests will be split into social bubbles of up to 6 for dinning and meals will be socially distanced and table served to allow for this.

Guests are to maintain 2m social distance from other guests at all times where possible and to wear masks in communal areas other than during meals and yoga.

We are asking that you bring your own yoga mat and props where possible. If this is not possible we can provide, and they will have been thoroughly cleaned before you use them.

We ask guests to carefully monitor their health in the run up to the retreat, and if they have any symptoms at all they do not come on the retreat. Make sure you have travel insurance, which includes cancellation, in incase you need to cancel due to having Covid-19.

Includes

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 4 meditation sessions
  • 4 yoga sessions,
  • Delicious homemade vegetarian food, from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch

Does not include

  • Massage treatments
  • Taxis
  • Towels (a set of hand and bath towel can be hired at a fee of £5.75)
  • Special dietary requirements can be catered for but there is a charge of £4.75 per person per meal (lunch and dinner only). Please give at least seven days notice

What past guests have said

“Everything was perfect: from the wonderful organisation, the beautiful and peaceful location, the delicious meals, the friendly group of people and all the amazing yoga sessions. Jeff is an amazing and skilful teacher, my practice has deepened a lot and the benefits will stay printed in my body, my heart and my soul for a long time”. Sandrine

“Thank you for my making my first yoga weekend an extra special treat. Such a wonderful time with a really great teacher, (thank you Jeff for all the thought, care and attention you bring to your teaching) delicious super healthy food in a perfect location topped off with the best treatment experience and very smoothly run too! I even did my first handstand and crow although sitting crossed legged was probably my biggest challenge – had to resort to 3 cushions! It was my Christmas present from my hubby and it was so perfect I’m already thinking of making it my next Christmas present too!” Vicki

“Coming from Germany, this was my first yoga weekend and I have a feeling it set the bar high! The venue was a charming mansion in the middle of lovely English countryside. Jeff is an excellent, charismatic yoga teacher with a humorous yet very professional approach. We practiced yoga in a lovely room, it was a fun mixed group and completed last but not least by very delicious homemade vegetarian food and superb organisation!” Eva

What to pack

  • Yoga clothes & comfortable clothes
  • Shawl/blanket for relaxation and meditation
  • Slippers/indoor shoes
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof
  • Ear plugs – especially if you are sharing a room

How to get there

By Train: The nearest stations are Tonbridge & Hildenborough. Trains to Tonbridge run from London Bridge, Charing Cross & Waterloo East every 15-20mins. Trains to Hildenborough run from London Bridge every 30mins. The journey time is approximately 40mins station to station.

Taxis: Cost approx £20 from station to Oxon Hoath in Hadlow (15mins). If you let me know your train times at least a week in advance we can help you connect with each other to arrange taxi shares

Castle Cars – 01732 363637 / 01732 363638
Central Cars – 01732 368988 / 07814 823404

Booking

To make an enquiry or book this Spring Yoga Weekend in Kent, contact Jeff directly on retreats@phenixyoga.com
or tel 07954 578 439.

Website booking link.