PRE WINTER CLEANSE
with Nina Fowkes and Chessy Tudor-Williams
ARUNDEL - WEST SUSSEX
Monday 14th – Thursday 17th November 2022 - 3 nights - 4 days
(£995pp single occupancy ensuite room / £850pp for 2 friends sharing double/twin)
Set your self up for an easier, healthier winter by joining us on this 3 night immune boosting, re-energising cleanse. Autumn is the natural time for taking stock of the influences we let into our lives and releasing and letting go of that which no longer serves us.
This Ayurveda inspired detox focuses on cleansing the body in order to boost the immune system, calm the mind, increase energy levels and promote digestive health.
This is an exclusive and highly personalised retreat led by experienced therapists, in luxury accommodation for a maximum of 10 guests. The cleanse is based on ancient Ayurvedic health principals to restore energy and vitality and bring the body and mind back into it’s natural state of balance.
Expect to leave feeling completely restored and empowered to maintain your lifestyle adjustments to honour your healthiest and happiest you right through the festive season.
The retreat includes, guidance in juicing for yourself, an in depth consultation a week or two in advance of the retreat, and a detox goody pack to support you in cleansing after you get home, whenever you feel the need. You will have plenty of time too for swimming in the large indoor heated pool, taking a sauna, or curling up with a book in front of the roaring fire.
‘I loved every single minute of the retreat, it was a very nurturing and healing experience'
3 nights luxury en suite accommodation
Pre and Post Retreat Yoga Classes at The Yoga Garden
Introduction to Ayurveda workshop
Natural skin care workshop
Personalised detox plan
Detox goody pack
Daily Yoga & pranayama
Juices / broths
Light breakfast on departure day
Arrival Time 4pm on Monday 14th November
Departure 11am Thursday 17th November
HOW TO BOOK
Please contact us by email or
by calling Nina on 07789 000641
A TYPICAL DAY
We start the day with some gentle ayurvedic cleansing practices followed by yoga and breath work (suitable for all levels). As the day unfolds we encourage our body to cleanse using the gifts of mother nature. These include freshly made, organic, juices (personalised for your dosha) cleansing drinks, warming broths and herbal supplements to support the bodies' journey.
There will be time for plenty of R&R in the beautiful spa area (heated pool and sauna), attend a workshop, take a walk in nature or simply get cosy by the fire with a good book.
The day will conclude with a warming broth followed by meditation, restorative yoga or a therapeutic sound bath.
Each day we will be honouring the elements and dedicating the yoga to a particular dosha (Ayurvedic system for determining your unique constitution). By gaining an understanding of each dosha in this way, through a thought provoking practice you will gain valuable and useful insights into self care and a deeper understanding of both yourself and your loved ones. Each carefully prepared session will include asana, pranayama, visualisations and meditation to support the cleansing process, increase the digestive fire and facilitate a deeper level of rejuvenation. Props such as bolsters, blocks and belts will be used (and provided for you) when needed, along with soothing massage and aromatherapy to allow the body and mind to release and let go. The morning and/or evening sessions will be 1-2 hours in length and will be suitable for everyone, even if you are very new to yoga.
OUR YOGA TEACHERS
"I am honoured to be able to help clients find their sacred balance in body, mind and spirit and to assist them in their journey to discovering just how amazing their bodies really are."
Chessy's warmth comes from her divine nature, as well as her genuine and in depth understanding and compassion for her clients body and mind. With over 20 years experience and qualifications in reflexology, therapeutic oil massage and Thai massage, as well as being a certified yoga teacher, Chessy can help you to listen and connect with your body in a variety of ways.
Chessy is head of therapies at The Yoga Garden and senior principal tutor on the Thai Massage Training course. She has been working privately and on various detox retreats supporting clients through her hands on healing and bodywork.
On this retreat Chessy will be working closely with guests providing therapeutic bodywork, and personalised yoga and meditation practices.
Holistic health, yoga and massage have been Nina’s passion for the past 30 years. She has lived, studied and practiced throughout Europe, The Far East and USA before settling in the UK where she founded the Yoga Garden in 2008. Her classes and treatments are grounded in the belief that all we need exists right here in the moment, nature being our greatest teacher.
Over the years she has been working with clients on a one to one basis and in small groups to support them through detox and weight loss programmes based on ayurvedic principals.
On this retreat Nina will be working alongside Chessy guiding you through deeply restorative yoga and meditation, blissful healing massage treatments and structuring personalised detox plans to help bring your body back into balance.
Brooklands is a beautiful restored 19th century Sussex barn, converted into a fabulous retreat centre just outside the historic town of Arundel. Facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna, 2 beautiful yoga studios with under floor heating, 2 treatment rooms, courtyard gardens and 2 acres of private land. The barn is full of character with many cosy seating areas where you can curl up with a book by the fire or soak up the sun on a warmer day. There are 8 double en suite bedrooms with stunning views of the Arun Valley. Arundel town is just a 15 minute walk along the river.
HOW TO BOOK
£250 deposit secures your place. The balance is due 3 weeks before arrival.
Email Nina for more information or to find out if this retreat is suitable for your needs
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
How to get to Corfu?Rarely is there a retreat that includes a flight….the price includes your return flight from Heathrow airport with British Airways
Can I have single accommodation?Our accommodation prices are based on shared occupancy. Yes Upgrades are available for Single Occupation. All accommodation is based on first come first serve.
Do you have mats and towels?We provide a range of yoga mats, bricks & blocks, cotton belts, blankets and supportive bolsters. You are more than welcome to bring your own mat, if you prefer this option.
I have never practised yoga before. Can I come?Yes – we are always happy for beginners to start with us. George Roussakis is especially skilled at teaching the fundamentals and guiding the student in a safe & harmonious way. A retreat is an ideal way to immerse yourself in daily practice without interruptions.
What to packWear something comfortable that allows you to move freely and with ease. We want you to feel the connection of your bare feet on the earth, so you can leave your shoes at the door. Post practice: At the tail-end of the Summer and into the Autumn, the days are warm & balmy and evenings are still extremely comfortable. However we always recommend to pack a light jumper and trousers just in case. Normally we will send you a weather report a few days before hand. At times, Corfu may have a rain shower: we will move our practice indoors if this is the case. Other items: The usuals: suncream, insect repellant, Summer footwear, Walking/hiking shoes, Swimming stuff, prescribed medication. You will not need to pack beach towels (all included).
WeatherIn September, Summer starts to drift away from Corfu, albeit slowly, with averages of about 23°C (73°F). Highs peak at around 28°C (82°F) and lows drop down to 17°C (62°F). There can be the odd rain shower.
What to expectThe teacher may apply a hands on adjustment to help modify and correctly align a pose or possibly help you to express a deeper aspect of the pose. If you prefer not to receive assists, please feel free to let your teacher know.
Health ConcernsWe will be sending you a health questionnaire and we would be grateful to be made aware of any health issues.
Will I need a Passport?Only if you are a non-EU citizen
Will I need insurance?We always encourage you to buy your own health & travel insurance, in case of cancellations, emergencies, or travel issues.
I have an allergy or a specific dietary requirementJust let us know and we will tell our in-house chef!
What are the terms?Please seen the T’s & C’s section
IFELT TRULY NURTURED
Nina and Chessy were incredible hosts, extremely kind and generous & I felt truly nurtured and looked after.