The Body Unplugged
Welcome to Santosha - The Body Unplugged - Here at SANTOSHA it's all about individuals coming together for yoga, under the roof of a shabby chic Edwardian Countryhouse, just 40 mins from London. From the moment you walk in the door the aroma of Indian Nag Champa and the flickering of candles sets the ambiance for the retreat weekend. The stillness and peace is truly on offer.
A country escape away for the daily digital overload. An opportunity to turn off your phone and pick up that book you've been meaning to read. Leave your mind with your shoes at the door and just be. Let Talli, our culinary creative, delight you with her Vegan menu prepared with fresh produce.
Experience yoga in a heated hot shala, where the body opens up to the warmth and gently releases.
Book yourself a blissful massage with Tricia, our London based masseuse. Totally relax whilst your body is massaged with luxurious Elemis products.
Start that mediation practice you've been putting off for ages. Learn the importance of breath control and how it benefits your well being, not only physically, but how it's used to reach the inner being - the self - the Atman.
Taking time out can be life changing - We need time and quiet to find that still place - a place where you become the perceiver of the mind - witnessing - awareness.
Due to the accommodation layout my retreats work best for singles and friends or private groups. The simplicity of the sleeping area provides a grounding experience both physically and mentally. This is a unique exotic Indianesque Ashram experience where you will sleep on the floor [ Futon rollaway beds] surrounded by beautiful vibrant Indian silks to form your own personal tent. There are 2 bathrooms, both having baths and one having a hand shower.
There will be a maximum of 8 guests. There are no mixed rooms. This is an Edwardian house in its original glory. Rooms are spacious with high ceilings, bright and airy.
The yoga teaching style is both authentic and traditional and we respect the teachings of the Yoga Masters.
Sky & The Santosha Team
The Body Unplugged Weekend Retreat is also May June July Aug & Sept 2018
An inspirational weekend in a wonderful home 40 minutes from London. As a beginner to Ashtanga yoga I found Sky to be a great teacher, lots of energy positive, caring and very approachable. From morning meditation, yoga, Tai Chi and Nada yoga experience it was a weekend I will cherish. The food is fantastic. A great friendly bunch of people also on retreat. The house is beautiful and Sky has created a haven away from busy lives. My first experience of sleeping on a futon on the floor for years and it was very comfortable and liberating. The beautiful curtains separating surrounding your bed made you feel as if you were in a room alone. All I can say is book now. Tricia McClean 31.7.17
- 2 nights’ accommodation
- 6.5 hours of yoga asana
- Nada yoga - sound healing or Gong Bath
- Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Philosophy
- Wholesome Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper
- Vegan menu and fresh juicing bar
- Dedicated heated yoga shala
- Optional extra: Massage
Venue HighlightsEdwardian Country House with an Indianesque decor
Heated Hot Yoga Shala - 25-27 degrees
2 Acre garden
Hildenborough Station 4 mins by foot
40 minutes from Charing Cross - Train
- Free Parking
- Yoga Studio
Day 1 Friday
18:30 Welcome to Santosha
19:00 Gentle Hatha yoga
Day 2 Saturday
08:30 Meditation and pranayama
09:00 Ashtanga yoga
11:45 Yoga class: Inversions prep and balances
15:15 Yin yoga
20:30 Nada yoga or Gong Bath
Day 3 Sunday
08:00 Meditation and pranayama
08:30 Shiny Sunday Ashtanga yoga The Primary Series
- Gluten Free
Menu/CuisineBreakfast, Lunch and Supper is included. A delicious Vegan menu of fresh produce preparred in our kitchen. A fully stocked Tea box and filtered water
AccommodationsEdwardian shabby chic country house in its original glory
2 bathrooms with bath and toilet - one has a hand held shower
Each sleeping space it tented with Indian Silks
Floor rollaway futon beds
Bed linen is fresh crisp and white
Dormitory style rooms - Quads/triples
No mixed rooms- women share with women
DirectionsLondon to Hildenborough by Train - 40 mins from Charing Cross - Direct train
Gatwick airport via Tonbridge Station
Exit 5 - anti clockwise M25