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2 Days Yoga & Cooking Weekend in Kent, England

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.

Highlights

  • 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

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Accommodation

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.

ayani yoga & nature Yoga Retreat in England Program

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:

Saturday

  • 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

Sunday

  • 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!

Included excursions

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

Instructors

Claudia Wunderlich
ThreeTreasures (European)
Claudia offers hatha yoga with influences of Iyengar yoga elements, mindful meditation, pranayama, Yin yoga and meditation. Practicing yoga for more than 20 years and after having been exposed to various forms of yoga throughout her journey she focuses on the concentrated art of internalizing yoga, with its focus on oneself, on balance and on the gentle use of one's body and mind, combining various aspects of spirituality and the lightness of being

Location

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.

Food

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

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).

What's included

  • 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

How to get there

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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.
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