NEW YEAR DETOX RETREAT, Tilton House (19 – 21 Jan 2018)
Returning again this year to the stunning Tilton House, set within the South Downs National Park. Think cosy yoga sessions by the log fire, delicious nourishing healthy food, green juices, workshops and the chance to get away from it all after the busy festive season and connect with other like minded women.
Our accommodation for the weekend is rather like a friend’s Georgian country house where the soundtrack is birdsong, there’s a wooden-floored library full of books and vintage binoculars in the (Farrow & Ball) sitting room, a large kitchen with flag-stoned floors (help yourself to complimentary Pukka teas and coffee) and a lovely light-filled ante-room reached across a pretty courtyard.
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 (as you can see from the photo above!). 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 with classes taking place in the cosy wooden-floored library by a beautiful open log fire built by Keyes.
The individually decorated bedrooms use the local landscape as inspiration, so expect muted sage greens, greys and sea-blues, reclaimed furniture, seagrass rugs and painted wooden floors. Bed linen is by The White Company, bathrooms are modern and there are always fresh flowers from the garden on display.
In the grounds you’ll find a kitchen garden with raised beds growing veggies, a 30-foot woodland yurt with wood-burning stove, a fire pit, hammocks strung up on mature trees and a tennis court. There is enough space to lose yourself, and little creative touches to lift the heart, such as reclaimed writing tables graced with little pots of flowers and set in private nooks.
The focus will be detoxifying the body and food is a big part of this! All meals will be vegetarian with no gluten or refined sugar included. As a nutritional therapist – food that makes you feel energised and amazing is a big and important focus on this retreat. But, as a passionate foodie – food that tastes delicious is also an absolute imperative!
Meals are cooked fresh from the kitchen, using as much from their organic 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. Yes we will have dessert but instead of using refined sugar our chefs will create sweet delicacies using natural and nourishing alternatives such as coconut nectar or dates.
“I had the best weekend. I feel so relaxed and peaceful (not my usual state!) – exactly what I had
hoped for and so much more. I felt like we were all on a weekend away with old friends.”
On this detox weekend our sessions will be especially designed to focus on releasing toxins and stored physical (and emotional) tension from your body. From the yoga postures sequencing, to the music playlist I put together, to the essential oils used for your ‘savasana’ head massage at the end of the session – I carefully chose all elements to provide you with a full sensory experience. You can read more about my teaching experience and style here
My yoga is open to all levels! So whether you are a super bendy yogi or would simply like to be able to touch your toes one day or to sort out your stiff shoulders, I will make sure that each one of you benefits from the class 100% and steps out afterwards feeling amazing 🙂 Our sessions will take place in Tilton House’s library in front of an open fire – it really is quite magical.
Getting to Tilton House couldn’t be easier as there are excellent road and rail links to the venue. London is just over an hour away and Brighton a 20 min car journey (A27). You can also travel by train by using one of the regular services from London Victoria to Berwick station, which is only 2 miles away.
During the weekend there is free time to explore the outstanding surroundings. You could take a walk through the rolling downs to the sea or visit Charleston Farmhouse and garden, home to the Bloomsbury Artists, which is just a 2 minute walk from Tilton. The little village of Berwick with it’s historic church where Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell painted their murals is a 5 minute drive away; or if you like alternative shops and eateries, the market town of Lewes is a 10 minute drive. You may like to simply rest and relax, enjoying the delightful atmosphere of Tilton – simply laze and recuperate in a hammock in the garden or in the beautiful and wellstocked library; and, for the more energetic there is an all weather tennis court.
Your Retreat is from Friday 4.30pm (arrive anytime from 3pm) to Sunday at 3pm and includes:
- Two nights accommodation
- Nutritious, local and organic meals prepared by our personal chef
- Morning invigorating yoga sessions
- Evening restorative yoga sessions
- Bedtime guided meditations to relax and still your mind for a deep and restful sleep.
- Yoga Posture Workshop – learn the in depth anatomy of certain postures, their benefits and how to do them right!
- Release & Renew Circle – a powerful (optional) sharing group circle where we hold the space to listen to other’s stories and can share our own aka – get things off your chest!
- Essential Oils Workshop – an informal session (think cosy socks and herbal tea!) where you can sample and learn how to use the oils to enhance your detox.
- Nature walk
- Access to beautiful treatment room for (optional) massage.
- Unlimited access to Tilton’s stunning grounds and outdoor sauna
- Care & support from our team and from the other women who come together with many shared experiences.
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You deserve to be nurtured.
“The timing of the retreat was a perfect challenge. I don’t think I have ever been as stressed or in need of calm but in all honesty, I was sceptical that it could be achieved. The combination of physically challenging yoga, meditation, beautiful setting and openness of the group has been very special. I feel recharged, reconnected, calm and determined to use some of my learning to bring change to the challenges of ‘real life’. A fantastic weekend, which I am confident will have a huge impact. Thank you, thank you, thank you!” – Anon
“I’m very glad I came on this retreat. It was just the right mix of meditation, yoga and free time. Suzanne is very real and grounded and that mixed with her calm, capable competence as a yoga teacher is a great combination. I was particularly happy that the retreat worked well for yoga experts and for complete novices like myself. I’m going home feeling more centred and calm about what next. Thanks Suzanne.” – Tricia Evans, 59, Leadership Coach
“You are very talented at what you do. Bringing together a bunch of strangers and achieving the energy and relaxed atmosphere you did was brilliant. More of the same please.” – Jenny, 32
“A wonderful weekend of yoga, meditation, healthy food and relaxation in a beautiful setting with great company. I left feeling the opposite of how I arrived, relaxed and reinvigorated as opposed to stressed and exhausted! Suzanne is a fantastic yoga instructor, she makes all levels feel comfortable and provides excellent commentary on the benefits and purposes of the postures. Thanks Suzanne!” – Louise Shelford, Lawyer
“Suzanne is a soulful teacher bringing light, focussed energy that manifests as strong, powerful guidance and authentic practice.” – Susan Furness, 57, Corporate Communications
“A sublime weekend. It recharged body, mind and spirit.” – Shifa, 50, Teacher
“Absolutely awesome weekend. I would definitely recommend this weekend retreat to anyone, especially those who work in stressful environments. Suzanne is really very impressive and inspirational and makes people of all yoga abilities feel totally at ease.” – Lizzie, 32, Lawyer
“I love how thoughtful Suzanne is about ensuring everyone is comfortable, all voices are heard and, of course, super organised. She has a strong intuitive nature and has a lovely energy. I am grateful for all experiences with her!” – Rola, 31, Teacher