Spend 4 days at The Lodges, a beautiful Grade II listed farmhouse in Sussex, just an hour away from central London. Take some time just for you, get away from everything and indulge in deep rest, delicious and nutritious food, all whilst learning how to best to look after yourself and nourish your body. Enjoy the company of other women and relax at this beautiful country hotel!
The lodges and farmhouse afford breath-taking views over the peaceful landscape. The rooms are spacious, cosy and perfect to relax and unwind. The accommodation is spread across the grounds and houses and barns for our retreat activities, a farmhouse, and several luxury lodges. A year-round heated outdoor pool is also available, as well as a Jacuzzi.
‘Loved the location – perfect setting – had lovely walks in the gardens and the hot tub was gorgeous!’ Sophie, May 2021
Yoga provides a myriad of benefits when it comes to managing hormones and energy levels for both pre and post-menopause. De-stressing is critical to balancing the hormones that affect our moods, and energy and the meditative nature of yoga is a powerful tool in calming our psychological state.
Our stress (adrenal) glands come under enormous pressure at this time and dysfunction in this area is a strong contributing factor to a number of symptoms ranging from energy issues to anxiety. Yoga helps manage these symptoms as well as those pesky hot flushes that can be so debilitating.
Jess is a very experienced teacher and skilful at teaching groups whilst at the same time making sure people have the individual support they need. You don’t need to have had any previous yoga or meditation experience to benefit from the programme.
Meditation is a key tool to aid stress reduction and the benefits of this ancient practice are now backed with modern science. It shows the positive effects on the stress pathways in the brain. Meditation will be a key part of the retreat and you will have the tools you need to continue a practice at home. A guided practice takes place both in the mornings and in the evenings and we know from feedback how deeply relaxing and beneficial this is.
‘I’m going home refreshed and revived. Jess’ yoga is inspirational and giving on all levels.’ Kathinka, March 2021
What we eat and drink really is crucial for happy hormones! Our hormones play a part in the health of our hair, skin, libido, weight, muscle tone and much more besides! As fluctuations happen, it’s important to make sure our nutrient intake is optimal and that we are mindful of the less favourable lifestyle choices we may make. We are delighted to have Kirstan Horn as our retreat chef. Kirstan acquired his passion for food from his early travels through South East Asia, Australia & India. He honed his skills in the restaurants of London working with such chefs as Peter Gordon at the Sugar Club and Adrián Benobas at 1st Floor. He is currently head of product development at The Chapel & Swan Smokery who supply some of the countries top eateries & hotels. Kirstan does regular pop up events in Cambridge with chef Maoz Alonim as well as catering for retreats where he specialises in making healthy but delicious vegetarian dishes and will be working closely with Charlotte to provide a delicious, healthy and nourishing menu!
The food was, without doubt, a key highlight of our May retreat – just look at the testimonials!
The food was 5 star! Amazing variety’ Angela, May 2021
‘Oh my god! The food was beyond! Every mouthful delicious’ Susie, May 2021
What we eat and drink really is crucial for happy hormones. Our hormones play a part in the health of our hair, skin, libido, weight, muscle tone and much more besides! As fluctuations happen, it’s important to make sure our nutrient intake is optimal and that we are mindful of the less favourable lifestyle choices we may make. Knowledge is power and understanding what is going on in your body, and how to manage changes is empowering and puts you in the driver’s seat. This retreat will provide you with the knowledge and the tools to manage your symptoms more effectively and move through the changes with more grace and ease.
At our last retreat in May we explored the symptoms as a group, shared experiences and tips and went home armed with new information. The guests enjoyed the informal nature of the workshops and felt better informed in terms of how their bodies were behaving. We explored topics most important to the health of women and plan similar workshops exploring hormones, fasting, weight management and much more next time.
‘Charlotte’s workshops were a lovely intro into what we all need and all delivered in a relaxed fashion which everyone loved.’ Sophie, May 2021
We will provide a nurturing and comfortable environment with great company at the beautiful Lodge New House Farm in Sussex.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Charlotte & Jess x
Non-refundable, and cancellation charges will apply:
90 days or more before: Deposit only
60-90 days before: 75% of retreat cost unless we can fill your place
Less than 60 days before: 100% of retreat cost unless we can fill your place
In the event of the retreat being cancelled due to Covid lockdown or government policy, we will offer a credit to a future retreat within the next 18 months or a full refund to be issued at such time that the venue returns the deposit to the organisers. Otherwise, the retreat will only be cancelled in individual cases on failure to pay the balance due by 16th October 2021.
If you are unwell or have any symptoms please do not attend the retreat. If you personally cannot attend due to a positive Covid result we can make arrangements on an individual basis to provide you credit to a future retreat upon proof of a positive test.
Accommodation Prices range from £595 to £850. Twins and Single Ensuites are available.
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“From start to finish I felt so well looked after, we did some fabulous yoga and got some great tips and advise on nutrition. In summary FANTASTIC. I’d do it again in a shot.”
Naz, May 2021
“What an experience. So beneficial, relaxing, restorative and fun! I feel so chilled and relaxed now. Thanks ever so much.”
Judy P, May 2021
“My first retreat and will definitely book another. I came by myself but the atmosphere was so settling and friendly. I felt comfortable in everyone’s company.”
Emma, May 2021
“Fantastic – time to slow down and realise the importance of self-care. Came away feeling far more knowledgeable about my changing body and hormone balance and how to embrace it. Jess and Charlotte are incredible. Love it. Xxx”
Katy, May 2021
“Restored, calmed, relaxed, very effective and powerful retreat. Highly recommend it. Essential during anxious times.“
Susie, May 2021
“The wonderful ‘pace’ that was created from the beginning, the whole atmosphere was just gorgeous! The whole team were ‘one’. Jess you are an amazing teacher, Charlotte your workshops were a lovely intro into what we all need and all delivered in a relaxed fashion which everyone loved. Kirstan’s food was so delicious!“
Sophie, May 2021
“Welcoming, supportive, nourishing. A great bunch of women. Thank you.”
Janet, May 2021
“Felt relaxed, informed, rested, peaceful. Lovely to be able to practice together and be with amazing like-minded women.”
Angela, May 2021
“A blissful break to really nurture the soul. Informative workshops and ever-soothing yoga.”
Kathinka, May 2021
““I came back from Charlotte and Jess’ retreat feeling about 10 years younger!”I generally find it hard to slow down and rarely take time for myself, this retreat was just perfect. I returned home feeling calm, refreshed and having had time for reflection. The yoga was energising and Jess’s teaching encouraged me to take a new direction with my practice and to engage with meditation.”
Natasha Ibiza 2018
I arrived a tense, unhappy being feeling I had the weight of the world on my shoulders. I am leaving, happy, relaxed, enlightened and with the weight firmly lifted = I am at peace with myself.
Ann, Morrocco, 2019
““This was my first retreat and I was delighted by the beautiful property and setting – really stunning – and so well organised and managed – by such lovely people!
Without question the most inspiring, nurturing and compassionate instructress I have experienced. (over many years!) I am still basking in her effect on me.
Emily Oct 2018