2 Days Yoga & Cooking Weekend in Kent, England

  • Elvey Farm, Elvey Lane, Pluckley, Kent, TN27 0SU

2 Days Yoga & Cooking Weekend in Kent, England

  • Elvey Farm, Elvey Lane, Pluckley, Kent, TN27 0SU

Beginner and Intermediate Yoga Retreat in England

Yoga and nature in Kent...May interlude! A relaxing weekend of yoga and vegan cooking. Get ready for summer, escape the urban grind, move your body gently and be kind to yourself, take time out to unwind and find your inner self.


  • Vegan food cooking class
  • Daily yoga sessions for all levels
  • Transfer from and to Pluckley train station
  • Free time to explore the area
  • Daily organic vegan meals
  • 1 nights accommodation
  • 2 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be staying in a spacious double room with en-suite bathroom at Elvey Farm, a charming country house hotel in Kent, England. Elvey Farm, a family country boutique hotel in beautiful Kent, enjoy a vegan Italian dinner at their Stramacchio Italian restaurant the evening of your arrival including a complimentary glass of prosecco.

Again in 2017 Claudia offers her popular vegan cooking retreats. The owners of Elvey Farm in Pluckley, Mariantonietta and Enrico, enjoyed Claudia's dining during their stay at her vegan B&B in Provence so much. They invited her to take her yoga and vegan cooking retreats to Elvey Farm! She will show you how to create delicious, tasty and wholesome raw vegan treats using local ingredients like the famous Kentish cob nuts and how to present with some simple tools and some Stramacchio.

A holistic time where you take care of yourself from the inside, be it through mindful yoga practice, delicious organic food: seasonal, fresh, local with an international touch, meditation practice with time to explore and relax, time to enjoy an in-depth practice, yoga philosophy and spirituality.

Program for this March yoga and organic vegan cooking retreat:


  • after 13:00 Arrival and installation in your rooms, enjoy the afternoon to explore the beautiful Kentish countryside on foot, relax in your spacious suite or in the warm and cozy lounge area
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Meditation session. Bringing mind and body into equilibrium in the calming and comfortable yoga space of the Oast House 
  • 19:00 Vegan dinner at Elvey Farm's Italian restaurant "Stramacchio" run by the son, Filippo. Enjoy his fine cuisine inspired by his grandmother, starting with a glass of prosecco


  • 07:00 - 09:00 Yoga and meditation. A morning yoga class to awaken body and mind and prepare for the day ahead. Afterwards enjoy a delicious vegan breakfast with nourishing items off the buffet with local ingredients, and hot dishes prepared for you to your liking by the chef.
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Raw vegan cooking class with fresh ingredients and practicing mindfulness, kindness and ahimsa - nonviolence - one of the yamas of yoga, awareness and mindfulness: the love we place into the preparation is the love which nourishes us. Take home a basket full of goodness created with your own hands and love
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Energizing yoga session and closing ceremony
  • 17:00 Departure or possibility to extend your stay at a preferred rate

ayani yoga & nature in... Kent!

Stroll the beautiful countryside around Elvey Farm along one of the many marked footpaths.

The retreat will be held in Kent, England. Elvey Farm is a quintessentially English listed farmstead and Oast House, nestled in 75 glorious acres of idyllic Kent countryside.

During the retreat, you will be served with 3-course dinner, breakfast, snacks & tea, lunch on Sunday.

Cooking with devotion: cultivating a selfless intention, committing to recognizing the Divine in those you are feeding, and cooking joyfully without expectation of recognition will improve your awareness as well as your food. For the yogic cook integrating mindfulness and love only deepens a cooking experience and, according to some, enhances the quality and flavor of the food itself.

Good food requires not only top-notch ingredients and creative recipes - it's the compassion, intention, and energy of those in the kitchen that make a meal fulfilling.

During your free time you will have time to explore the area, whether you wish to explore the surroundings on foot or bicycle (free rental).

  • 1 night accommodation in spacious suite (shared)
  • 3 yoga sessions, 2 hours each (mats provided)
  • Daily meals (3 course dinner, breakfast, snacks & tea, lunch on Sunday)
  • Transfer from and to Pluckley train station

Arrival by train

You need to arrive at Pluckley Station. Ayani Yoga & Nature will you pick you up on Saturday at 13.00. On the departure day, ayani yoga & nature will also drop you off at Pluckley Station on Sunday at 17.00. Please advise at least 24 hours in advance your arrival and departure time so that transportation can be coordinated with the other participants. Transfer from and to Puckley Station is included in the price.

Arrival by taxi

Arriving at Pluckley Station you can a taxi and it is 3 miles away to the retreat place.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 17 days before arrival.

Verified BookCulinaryVacations.com reviews

  • Review by a traveler from Germany

    "Lovely people, impressive site, relaxed atmosphere, great food, exciting co-guests, gorgeous smell of lavender in the air, spent a perfect time!"

    BookYogaRetreats website, edited

  • Review by Mel from United States

    "I attended the two night yoga retreat at La Vudele in Provence in May of 2015, and stayed afterwards for one additional night. As it happened I was the only guest during this time.La Vudele is a beautiful old farmhouse set in lavender fields on a plateau a few miles above Quinson. The room in which I stayed was simple but very comfortable and clean. There were places to walk around La Vudele, and there were many lovely towns to explore within easy driving distance as well. I had a substantial breakfast outside each morning which included freshly baked bread as well as local honey.Claudia and Jim were extremely welcoming, attentive and flexible. They gave me good advice about what to see and do in the area, which was especially helpful for me as I do not speak French. I did yoga with Claudia outside on the lawn twice each day, although they also have an inside studio if the weather is bad. Claudias instruction was tailored to my individual needs and was not only enjoyable but also allowed me to explore some different aspects of yoga which I have incorporated into my regular practice.All in all, a very relaxing and restful few days. I would happily return, particularly when the lavender is in bloom!"

    BookYogaRetreats website, edited


  • Review by Nicky

    "I truly had such a lovely expereince at the retreat. It was all I wanted it to be. When I think about open space and a beautiful summer breeze, I take myself to the moments at La Vudle. I am still struggling with my leg coming across to the front but I will work on it. This evening I have a yoga lesson. I hope to continue and advance my yoga and I feel blessed that I am somebody who can look at myself and continue to better myself in this life. I feel some people never get this opportunity to learn about inner peace and total divinity that yoga can offer.I would love to come back next year. Thank you so much to Claudia and Jim for giving me the space I needed and yet enough when I needed company. I wish you every happiness and love, and may the positive energy at La Vudle continue to flow."

    Yoga & Nature in Provence website, edited

  • Review by Dorota

    "Thank you to both Claudia and Jim for a great yoga weekend and lovely food!Unfortunately I didn't manage to get the bread starter dough through customs. However, you inspired me to start my own (with rye flour) and I have made a few loaves in the last week! Thanks for the recipe, it arrived on the day my starter was ready to be used in its first loaf!"

    Yoga & Nature in Provence website, edited

  • Review by Anouska

    "The retreat was great and the location perfect!"

    Yoga & Nature in Provence website, edited

  • Review by a traveler

    "We highly recommend La Vudle. The room is large, clean and tastefully decorated. The bed is large and comfortable. Breakfast is served on the patio, with excellent coffee, a large choice of teas, fresh fruit, yogurt, homemade preserves, fresh OJ, and homemade bread. When you stay as long as we did, there are two special breakfasts. Do not miss the opportunity to have the optional dinner. We chose to haver dinner the evening we arrived and again when we left. Claudia is an excellent cook. Everything is homemade and fresh. All the meals were vegan, just as we requested. Jim is very attentive in making sure we had plenty to drink. The wine is excellent. This area of Provence is know for its roses and whites.Jim and Claudia are the perfect hosts. They are friendly, easy to talk with, do not forget anything you ask, and give great advice about things to do, such as the local markets, vineyards, villages, lakes, walks, and historic sites. An example of their devotion to their guests: We left a small bag of gear in our room. Claudia found it as soon as we left, and Jim drove into town and found us parked in our car. I'll take making things happen over good luck any day. That day, we had both. Thank you, Claudia and Jim."

    Tripadvisor, edited

  • Review by a traveler from United States

    "We spent two nights with Jim and Claudia and had a great time. We really enjoyed all the food, wine and their company. The room was very clean and comfortable. We hope to visit again at some point in the future."

    Tripadvisor, edited

  • Review by a traveler from Denmark

    "La Vudle and Caludia and Jim was an exclusive and pleasent experience. Claudia and Jim are among the best hosts we have ever met, and they made the stay outstanding. Their vegetarian cooking is really good. We are not vegetarians ourselves, but enjoed both the delicate breakfast and dinner.The room is very high standard, very clean and pleasant to stay in. The location is perfect, both as a base for driving around in the area, and for walking. And the surroundings are quiet - just so unbelievable relaxing. We will definitely be back."

    Tripadvisor, edited

  • Review by Ann from Gent

    "Claudia and Jim deserve nothing less than a terrific review. They are a lovely couple, always into a chat. We spent 3 nights in August 2013.The room was so nice, that we were thinking of copying it into our new house. I consider myself a bed expert and can assure you: their bed is amongst the best beds I've encountered during my many travels.The silentness at night was one I had never experienced before. Thanks to the absolute lack of light pollution, we were treated on a magnificent view of the starry sky, one that you rarely get to see in Western Europe. The vegetarian breakfast is healthy, animal friendly and copious.The senior cat Willem (18!) is the perfect "annex" to the already perfect hosts. Quinson has a prehistorical museum that is worth visiting (5 min from the B&B.) Quinson is also about 60 minutes drive to Manosque (where you can visit the l'Occitane factory for example) 70 minutes to Gorges du Verdon's "Point Sublime" and 45 minutes to Lac Ste Croix (where you can enjoy a swim in a sweet water lake.)The perfect B&B if you want to visit the nice area of les Gorges du Verdon and have a wonderful night's rest."

    August 2013. Tripadvisor, edited

  • Review by a traveler from Australia

    "La Vudele is a very special place that is just what anyone who wants to feel Provence must go to at least once in their lives. It is in a quiet hillside location in the middle of beautiful fields. Jim and Claudia are wonderful hosts who treat you like you are old friends, without ever becoming intrusive. We had booked two nights, but could've stayed much longer. As vegans, we were well served with an amazing breakfast, and Claudia organised for us to get a vegan meal in a nearby town. Peace, beauty, class. The whole experience was a joy."

    January 2013. Tripadvisor, edited

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Arrival: Thursday November 30, 2017
Departure: Friday December 1, 2017

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