Immerse yourself in this little East Anglican escape with myself and the wonderful Corrie McCallum. Let us guide you through numerous powerful yoga practices from morning vinyasa to evening yin where we will weave in what we do best. Our passion is intuitive movement and helping you feel your most empowered. Retreats can offer the time and space to find perspective, appreciation and compassion in your life – just where you are and just as you are. So let’s start the new year in peace and style at the stunning West Lexham grounds.
2 nights stay at West Lexham
All your meals catered for by the venue’s private chefs + snacks and drinks throughout your stay whenever you wish
5 yoga sessions taught by myself and Corrie
A 45 minute Sound Bath by Roosje Watson
A 40 minute holistic facial by Polly Moss
Access to the full grounds, pools and ponds of West Lexham
What’s NOT included:
Travel and transfers to the venue.
All rooms are sharing occupancy.
The 2 twin bedrooms we have left share a lovely bathroom with each other.
All single occupancy rooms have already been sold (please get in touch to be put on the waitlst for these rooms).
Each space is priced at £585 all inclusive. This is the *early bird* price available until 30th September 2022. After which it will increase to £645.
A £200 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking and you are welcome to gradually settle up by the time of the retreat.
We appreciate you might not be able to pay in full immediately which is why we are happy for you to ‘pay when you can’ in your own instalments as long as the full amount is settled by the day of the retreat.
If you have to cancel we would appreciate you checking if anyone you know would be up for taking your space and we will also do our best to sell the room. If you cancel the week of the retreat and we are unable to sell the space then we will only be able to refund 25% of the overall booking. If we sell it then you will be refunded in full.
Corrie’s teaching style is fluid, inspired by degree level Osteopathy and Psychology studies to create a biomechanical yet creative approach, inspired by the freedom of her dance background. (Something we both have in common there!)
Corrie guides her students to practice from a place of mindful engagement, rather than creating more strain, tension and ego. For many people, loving their bodies feels like an epic task, Corrie facilitate a space that fosters acceptance as a first step, love might come later. (We are both) passionately anti-diet culture and practice the HAES approach (health at every size).
Being qualified in many areas allows Corrie to cater for her clients’ complex needs with a varied range of knowledge and experience. She lives what she teaches and has a regular yoga and pilates practice, as well as rock climbing and running obstacle courses, weight lifting, swimming and cycling. She sees activism as a big part of her role as a teacher and there are some key areas in which she is currently pushing her own learning, such as anti-racism, fatphobia, anti-diet culture, abelism, health care inequalities, feminism and environmentalism.
Corrie is a dear friend and mentor to me and we can/will learn so much form being in her presence. I’m honoured that she will be joining the retreat in September. Above all else she is a right laugh and we’ll all just have a fabulous time together.
About Rosje and The Sound Bath Experience
A sound bath is an immersive relaxation and meditation experience. All you need to do is lie down and receive a massage of high vibrational sound frequencies created by intuitive healing instruments including gongs and crystal alchemy bowls. Roosje is an artist and sound alchemist trained by renowned gong master Leo Cosendai. She is passionate about sharing the magic of sound after experiencing its transformational benefits to her creativity, mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Roosje believes sound is the most accessible form of meditation because it offers instant benefits to the receiver no matter how limited your prior experience of meditation.
About Polly and Holistic Facials
Polly’s holistic approach to facial therapy combines the use of beautiful natural products, gua sha and facial massage to nurture your skin, body and mind in equal measure.The treatment is all about bringing you back into balance, using the power of touch to melt away tension, aid lymphatic drainage and ease the nervous system into deep rest. Tailored to you and your needs, the 40 minute treatment will include a deep cleanse and exfoliation (if needed), followed by a mask suited to your specific skin and releasing massage including: chest, neck, face and head. Drifting off to sleep is fully encouraged!
6-7pm Yin Yoga
7-7.45pm Sound Bath
8pm Welcome dinner
8-9am Vinyasa Flow
10am Facials commence
Free time to go swimming/walking/journaling/reading etc
12.30-1.30pm Yoga Workshop
6-7.30pm Yin Yoga and Meditation
8.30-10am Vinyasa flow/closing class
Time to pack, swim, walk, say goodbyes
(All yoga classes are completely optional!)
How to get there
The nearest station is Downham Market, with direct trains from London Kings Cross (1hr25). We recommend pre-booking your taxi from Downham Market Station (25 mins). We can connect you with fellow guests to share taxis.
We are a 2.5-hour drive from London and have plenty of onsite parking (large enough for a coach/mini bus). You will arrive accurately at our location by searching PE32 2QN in your sat nav, with the turning for West Lexham clearly sign-posted on the A1065.
I met Alice a couple of years ago and after my first class with her I was a committed fan. She is an incredible teacher – mindful, creative, intuitive and inspiring. The retreat we’ve just returned from at the beautiful Fair Oak Farm was no different. She created the most wonderful energy both in and out of the yoga studio and a relaxed, warm atmosphere during our stay. Fair Oak Farm was the perfect place to retreat to reset, recharge, refuel and spend some juicy time practicing and exploring.
It was expertly organised, with delicious food, fantastic yoga, fabulous people, and all in the most beautiful place. Couldn’t recommend more!
– Peta Cornish
I recently went on a yoga retreat led by Alice. She has a really lovely teaching style and also offers lots of modifications and variations so you can take a step back or go further into a pose, if you wish. My friend who is not very experienced in yoga joined me on the retreat – Alice was able to offer her alternatives if necessary, without making her feel singled out or awkward. This was particularly impressive as there were 20 or more students in the classes.
So if you have a chance to attend a class, whether online or live, I can highly recommend that you do so.
– Annette Henn
I love Alice’s style of yoga and her ability to hone in on the transitions between postures. Her creative and inspiring flows are initially what led me to book onto Alice’s Sussex retreat. And it didn’t disappoint! There were daily creative Vinyasa and Yin practices that left me feeling both energised and restored. The food, location and people were all incredible and Alice’s warming personality made me feel instantly settled. If you are looking for a relaxing retreat to switch off and meet some great people I highly recommend!
– Laura Jennings