About This Center

At Voavanga we run wellness retreats with a focus on good nutrition, detox, mindfulness and meditation. We believe that to restore balance, both mind and body should be addressed. We also believe that wellness should be fun; our retreats offer adventure and activities in nature so that you not only feel good, but also have amazing experiences which is all part of living well.

Venue Highlights

Each retreat is unique, however they all offer experiences that help you reach a new level of happiness through balancing mind and body. Please check out each retreat, some of the activities included but not limited to the following:

- Fantastic accommodation in areas of natural beauty
- Food for optimal nutrition with menus designed by a nutritional therapist
- Personalised nutrition consultations and plans
- Mind Body detox therapies
- Yoga, pilates, exercise led by fitness experts
- Meditation and mindful practices led by experts
- Time to relax and unwind
- Coaching and intention setting
- Group ceremonies
- Additional activities such as hiking, walking, swimming, excursions

Accommodations

Each of the bedrooms are of an exceptional standard and you can choose between rooms in the grade II listed farmhouse, converted barn, or shepherds huts

GRADE II LISTED FARMHOUSE: Double bedroom with private ensuite
CONVERTED BARNS: Detached barn conversions with private ensuite
SHEPHERDS HUT: Private hut with double bed, ensuite and wood burning stove.

Amenities

  • Sauna
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

All our meals and nutrition are specially designed for detox by a Nutritional Therapist.
All food throughout your retreat will be plant based and nutrient dense. There will be a mix of juices, smoothies & protein shakes, herbs, tonics, supplements alongside your nutrient dense, detox meals.

Directions

By Air:
London Gatwick airport is approx. 40 mins and London Heathrow is approx. 1hr 30 mins by car.

By Rail:
Stonegate station (South Eastern Trains) is 2.5 miles from Fair Oak Farm (Approx. 1hr journey time from London Charing Cross, London Bridge, Cannon Street or Waterloo East). Pre-booked station pick-ups available.

By Car:
from M25 junction 5 follow A21 into Tunbridge Wells. Take the A267 out of Tunbridge Wells, follow signs to Frant, Mark Cross and Mayfield. Go through Frant and Mark Cross. Turn left onto Fletching Street, sign posted to Mayfield. Enter the village and turn left at Mayfield Garage (before the road bears right in to the high street) on to East Street, sign posted 4 miles to Witherenden. Go down the hill and at the small green, opposite the Rose & Crown pub, turn right in to East Street where there is a brown sign to ‘Fair Oak Farm’. Past the houses the road name changes to Scotsford Hill. Past Piccadilly Lane on the right. At the 7 tonne weight restriction sign turn left in to Witherenden Road, sign posted again to ‘Fair Oak Farm’ and Witherenden. After 1 mile go past Froghole Farm on the right. Past the Oast and barns on the left, the entrance to Fair Oak Farm is on the left after an 'S' bend.

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in the same way thoughts will always come and go. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Am opportunity to deepen my practice..thank you Lilliane
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.